“I think it’s irresponsible to take a bunch of actors that will have a Google alert on and to suddenly throw their name into a situation that none of us could possibly knowingly comment on. That just feels irresponsible to me.”
I would like to pour Scarlett Johansson a big ol’ glass of STFU for telling the UK’s Guardian that she felt being named in Dylan Farrow’s New York Times letter about Woody Allen was “irresponsible.” Johansson was one of the actors personally called out by Dylan Farrow for continuing to work with Allen despite the sexual abuse allegations against him. While I’m sure being personally named for her complacency is uncomfortable, Johansson has a lot of nerve implying that Farrow — who has maintained the same story regarding the abuse she allegedly suffered for 20 years — has some sort of responsibility to her and her Google alerts. Responsibility for what? To not criticize those who continue to work with an accused child molester? Reminder: for Dylan Farrow, these allegations against Woody Allen are not allegations at all — they are facts. Even among many of those who think Mia Farrow is the world’s most devious brainwasher and planted false memories in young Dylan’s head, the evidence suggests that Dylan, at the very least, believes Woody Allen molested her. Asking those who continue to support him to explain themselves is her damn right as far as I’m concerned. Johansson doesn’t have to comment, but I would remind her that people are asked to comment about things they don’t know intimately all the damn time. Keep reading »
No, actually. Well, not in the “sexy” sense of the word hot. But Fox isn’t willing to take any heat for running an ad during the Super Bowl that takes aim at two of their biggest regular advertisers, Coke and Pepsi. This SodaStream ad featuring Scarlett Johansson was rejected by Fox, not because of the way ScarJo sensuously sucks on a straw, but because the brand touts their healthier alternative by specifically calling out their chief competitors. Sure, many of the ads shown during the Super Bowl are sexist or racist or homophobic or just painfully stupid, but brazenly calling out Coke and Pepsi? That’s where Fox draws the line! [Business Insider]
It’s fitting that Chanukah just started and I’m craving a Sodastream so bad. Drinking seltzer water seems like a quintessential Jewish family thing to do, after all, and I was raised with bottles and bottles of Seagram’s seltzer — not Diet Coke — in the house. I’ve been pondering purchasing the Sodastream — which allows you to gas up your own regular water and turn it into magical seltzer water with the press of a button — for years now. The price is kind of steep, but then again, it’s really an investment piece, wouldn’t you say?
I know that water’s really good for you, but seriously, I hate drinking straight water. As a Jew, I was raised not with glasses of water or milk at the dinner table, but with seltzer — delicious glasses of carbonated water — that is somehow the best thirst quencher known to man. I love seltzer, but I hate buying bottles of it at the store, because it seems foolish to cart around tubs of water, and also wasteful. Enter the Sodastream Jet Starter Kit, which allows you to make your own seltzer — or cola, or Italian sodas — at home. It may have a high initial price, but it’s worth its weight in refreshing carbonated water, for sure.