For the record, the upcoming movie “Premium Rush” — about what appears to be parody of a bike messenger — looks kind of terrible. But it stars My Fantasy Dream Boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levitt, so I’ll have to watch it on DVD eventually. But here’s a breakdown of his hipster tendencies in the movie (and hey, probably in real life) anyway. [NYMag.com]
People, I will watch a reality TV show about pretty much anything, because I like to see strangers competing. I also like to hear people arguing and I love the ubiquitous phrase “throw me under the bus.” But even that will not get me to watch a show about people competing to make a perfume.
And yet! The production company RealityReal is seeking a top perfumer to star in its new program about perfumers seeking to produce a new signature scent. This won’t work for a number of reasons, namely, Smell-O-Vision doesn’t exist, and watching people talk about what things smell like isn’t that interesting.
Most likely, the show won’t get made, because perfume all looks the same and it’s a dumb idea. There, I said it. But if you want to watch something exciting about perfume, watch the movie “Perfume,” it’s amazing. [Racked]
So, the other day I was talking with a dude friend of mine who’s going through a breakup. He and I dated a zillion years ago, and remained good buddies, and we often go to one another when we’re going through current relationship traumas. Breakups are universally terrible, whether you’re a girl, a dude, or something in between. But if my dude friend — and the anonymous crap dude blogger over at XOJane – are any proof, we’re given different messages about how to process our heartbreak. Take the crap dude XOJane blogger, for instance, whose friends seem to be telling him that the best way to get over his ex is to bang a zillion anonymous girls. In sum, the most ideal way to heal your heart is to treat someone else’s like crap.
We don’t really abide by that. And we think it’s about time that we help our boy friends out by offering our own tips and tricks for getting over a breakup. Remember — being a jerk begets more jerkish behavior in the world. And nobody wants that. Keep reading »
Texanna Edwards, of Gibson County, Tennessee, was sent home from her senior prom after she wore a Confederate flag-themed dress to the event. Edwards was turned away after school officials deemed the dress “offensive and inappropriate.”
“She was told because of the dress and what it would look like, it would be considered inappropriate,” said Edward Pruett, who serves as the director of schools for the county. Prior to the event, Edwards was warned not to wear the dress, and was told that it would be especially inappropriate, given that racial tensions at the school had escalated in recent months. Keep reading »
Last night, Time magazine hosted its annual Time 100 gala, celebrating the 100 most important people in the world. According to Time. At the celebration: notables like Rihanna and Tyra Banks — presumably being honored for their Coachella hijinks and “America’s Next Top Model” contributions, respectively — along with people who have actually done cool stuff, like Saudi Arabian activist Manal al-Sharif and Stephen Colbert. But what were the famous ladies wearing? That’s what you really want to know. Let’s find out!
Every three years in Ypres, Belgium, the people there dress up as cats and have a friggin’ Cat Parade. The Ypres Cat Parade is devoted to the celebration of the cat, and dates back to medieval times. There’s a mystical element, too — the cats are seen as connected to witchcraft. And while in the Middle Ages they used to throw live cats from the town’s highest belfry tower, these days they toss stuffed animals instead.
Because the Kattenstoet is held only once every three years, people go pretty crazy. Everybody dresses up as a cat. Cats drinking. Cats smoking. So many cats.