Meet Bam Bam, a noisy little puppy who does not like bedtime. He tries to resist, but he’s just too tired to keep his little puppy eyes open. Who knew a toddler could be trapped in the body of a French bulldog? [Laughing Squid]
Meet Penelope Popcorn, an Instagram star whose clothes are probably more awesome than yours (and mine!). At first I was as weirded out by her pictures as you probably are, but now I can’t decide whether I’m more impressed by her adorable name or her array of hair ribbons.
Penelope is a 28 lb., potty-trained household pet to a family of three living in California. The one-year-old Juliana purebreed‘s owner says she’s been dressed up and had her nails painted since she was very young, so posing for photos is routine. According to her owner: Keep reading »
Fat people can’t win in popular culture. Either they are the subject of reality TV shows about often-extreme weight loss (“The Biggest Loser,” “Heavy, “I Used To Be Fat”), they’re headless bodies in news segments about obesity (or chunky cheerleaders), or they’re the butt of some hack’s lame joke. Fortunately, one new documentary currently raising funds on Kickstarter is looking to add something more thoughtful into the cultural discussion about size. “Fattitude,” an independent documentary by Lindsey Averill and Viridiana Lieberman, will explore the warped sizeism within our culture, from TV shows and movies to Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign. It will also address misunderstandings around health and BMI (body-mass index) and misinformation surrounding the “obesity epidemic.” Watching the trailer for “Fattitude,” it occurred to me that even being someone who is generally aware at how society privileges thinner bodies, there is still so much prejudice against larger people that I don’t even notice. If this project sounds as important to you as it does to me, consider giving it your support. [Kickstarter]
Sky Ferreira’s new video for her song “I Blame Myself” is a fun one to watch, but it’s even more fun to shop. Shot in Compton, this ode to “early ’90s gangster rap videos” features the pop singer as the neighborhood’s queen bee, driving around with her crew in a hydraulic car. But she’s still got plenty of time for a dance breakdown or two. What makes this video extra special, however, is that absolutely everything Sky wears is available for purchase through SSENSE. Hmm, I’m feeling that red blouse. BRB… [SSENCE via Idolator]
I don’t eat a ton of fast food, but I do pay close attention to the fast food industry’s attempts to one-up each other with crazier, weirder and, if you ask me, more disgusting food innovations and hybrids. Take, for example, Domino’s new pizza with a breaded chicken crust. Excuse me, “speciality chicken” crust, whatever that means. (I’m guessing genetically engineered chickens with no heads and 17 breasts, but I could be wrong.) Initially I was picturing a pizza pie with crust made out of, I dunno, minced chicken cooked and shaped into a circle — GAG — but it turns out that this chicken pizza more closely resembles that pull apart garlic bread. Each “pizza” is comprised of 12 chicken bites that, uh, are sort of stuck together in an oblong shape, and topped with various pizza toppings. When you really think about it, this is not altogether different from, say, chicken parmesan … except Domino’s is going a little nuttier with their “flavors.” They’re launching with four varieties: Crispy Bacon & Tomato, Spicy Jalapeno-Pineapple, Classic Hot Buffalo, and Sweet BBQ Bacon. I dunno, sounds like overkill to me. This is one fast food innovation I’ll be saying NO to. [Eater]
And lo and behold, here are 13 others! Hot dog pizza? Pasta bread bowls? God help us…
It’s the final season of “Mad Men”. Ever! This means we only have one more season of looking at Don Draper. Frankly, this depresses me. To get through this scary time, let’s pay tribute to some of the very best Don Draper looks from seasons passed on College Candy…
Good news for modern witches and wizards who don’t have time to pursue a traditional magic education: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry now offers an online option. The tech-savvy training program, called Hogwarts Is Here, was dreamed up by a group of enthusiastic Harry Potter fans who wanted to give people the experience of Hogwarts (without the need to ram yourself repeatedly into the brick wall at Platform 9 & 3/4). Here’s the lowdown from the site: Keep reading »
Filmmaker Christopher Wiegand drove all over the United States interviewing bloggers (mostly of the “mommy blog” variety, it seems) about why they do what they do, and I’m cautiously curious. As someone who is a bit infatuated with the land of blogging — I even wrote my thesis on it! — I’d like to see if Wiegand has revealed anything groundbreaking about this bizarre industry. The film’s description is confusing at best. According to Wiegand:
The name “American Blogger” came not because I am representing all of America but because I am traveling America (40 states) in my airstream and telling the story of the Blogger. This film is not supposed to be, nor is it, representing bloggers or America as a whole by any means. These are the women that said yes to my request, they knew my wife and trusted that I would tell this story in a positive way.
Um. Not what I was expecting. The film will be released on iTunes in early June, so you can find out for yourself just what this film is all about. Maybe we’ll be pleasantly surprised? [IndieWire]
Am I the only who didn’t love “American Hustle”? [Nope! Oveeeeeraaaaaated. -- Amelia] Thankfully, Conan O’Brien gave me a reason to like the movie when he showed us his own take on its opening scene at the MTV Movie Awards. Christian Bale’s meticulous hairstyling routine in the film is funny and all, but Conan’s is a home run. [Laughing Squid]