“Mad Men” may be almost done for the season, but fret not! Here’s a whole mess of “Mad Men”-inspired Barbie dolls to keep you entertained. No, Mattel hasn’t suddenly sanctioned LSD and sex out of wedlock. Artist Michael Williams of MyLifeInPlastic.com dressed each and every one of these old Barbie and Ken dolls (plus a Skipper doll for Sally!) himself. Their accessories are even funnier than the dolls themselves!
We can’t wait to convert the old Barbie Dream House into Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and play. We just have one question … where’s Don?! P.S. If you are a few episodes behind, spoiler alerts ahead. [My Life In Plastic]
Mall retailer Express was really cutting edge in ’90s, so much so that it created a special “slang” guide for its employees, (presumably) so they could fluently converse with any and all manner of customer. But given that this manual was created in the late ’90s, during the era of “Beverly Hills, 90210″ and party rap, there are a lot of ridiculous entries in this list.
Of course, a lot of these terms are still in use — and are actually in the dictionary. Still, it’s funny to see corporate culture try and adapt to the streets. Some definitions, after the jump! Keep reading »
Oh, no, “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” trailer is actually making me miss high school. (Horrible feeling. Don’t go there! Stop that!) Logan Lerman is cheek-pinchingly adorable as Charlie, the wallflower in question; Emma Watson and Amelia’s barely-legal boyfriend Ezra Miller are his misfit pals, Sam and Patrick. Paul Rudd co-stars as an English teacher who is hotter than should be allowed. The movie’s out September 14th, which gives you plenty of time to read the amazing book on which it is based, written by Stephen Chbosky. If you can handle the teen angst, that is. [MTV]
“Call Me Maybe” is catchiest damn song of the summer, so it figures the Miss USA pageant did its very own cover. It is safe to say none of the contestants will take home the prize for lip synching, but there are a couple funny cameos by the hosts Bravo’s Andy Cohen and E!’s Giuliana Rancic. And (ick) Donald Trump, who owns the pageant (likely to scope out new wives).
By the way, Miss Rhode Island Olivia Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist, won the pageant. I’m not sure which one she is in the video … maybe one of the ones in bikinis? [YouTube]
Musicians may have more sex than your average bear, but as the bad advice covered in these lyrics show, they may not always know what they’re talking about. The following are some egregious examples of misguided advice. Keep reading »
Artist Burt Jansen was bummed when his cat Orville was killed by a car, but he also saw his pet’s death as an artistic opportunity — turning lemons into lemonade, if you will. Jansen stuffed the dead animal, and through some ingenious engineering, turned Orville the Cat into Orville the Helicopter, or the Orvillecopter. The cat-cum-remote-controlled-toy is currently on display at the Kunstrai Art Festival in Amsterdam. And while Jansen admits that the Orvillecopter doesn’t always fly perfectly straight, he assures us that “he will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight.”
Please enjoy a video of the Orvillecopter actually flying after the jump.
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