A lot must fall on the shoulders of designer Sarah Bunton as the new head of Alexander McQueen. Bunton took the reigns at the label after the designer’s suicide in 2010, and has done an admirable job in carrying on his legacy; this past April, she was tapped to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. In this short film, Bunton talks with fashion writer Cathy Horyn about what makes a McQueen woman, and why the label’s looks always seem to be completely fresh and new. [Nowness]
Billy Corgan probably didn’t have this in mind. Or maybe he did.
In any case, filmmaker Devin Graham brings us — just in time for Halloween — the real thing: smashing pumpkins.
Graham shot the video at 1,000 frames per second and slowed down the footage so we can see the pumpkins in all their glory. Watch as seeds, pulp and orange chunks go flying. Graham also reverses the footage, so you can see just how the Jack-o-lanterns break apart. Read more…
What the hell is going on here?! Regis Philbin is stripping for Snooki. And then he gives her a lapdance (although it’s not in the above clip).
Be warned, children, once you see it, it cannot be unseen.
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I can’t even deal with the stupidity in this clip of the “Fox & Friends” hosts discussing Grinnell College’s new “gender neutral housing.” The living space will be for students who choose to live with others regardless of gender, including transgender/gay/lesbian/no gender, and it was spearheaded by the transgender students on campus. This is pretty cool, right? But while discussing Grinnell’s new housing, host Gretchen Carlson decided to pull out her “facts and figures,” as she put it, saying:
“In the fall it went up 18 percent. Eighteen percent of transgender students going to this college [sic]. Does that sound unusual to you? Eighteen percent? I didn’t know it was new trend.”
First of all, you’re speaking in fragments, not sentences, Gretch. Second of all, what are you talking about — what is “it”? What went up 18 percent? The number of transgender students? The number of LGBT students? The number of students interested in gender neutral housing? And did she seriously just suggest whatever the “it” is that she’s referring to is a “new trend”? As if young adults living their normally-closeted lives open and honestly is trendy?
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I watched this video like five times trying to understand what’s going on here. Apparently, Swallowable Parfum is a real product that’s being developed by Aussies Lucy McCrae and Sheref Mansy. The digestible, scented caplet, once absorbed into the system, is supposed to enable the skin to act as a perfume atomizer, allowing fragrance to be excreted through the surface of your skin when you sweat. Instead of your sweat being stinky, the pill transforms it into your own genetically unique perfume. Whoa and whoa. Want! Want! Want! This is the kind of mind-blowing, futuristic invention I dreamed of as a child. The end of deodorant is near! [Oddity Central]