Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I'm baaaack....

so, here we are in the waning days of 2010 and i am finally getting back to normal. i will try to find something interesting. lately, even when i think of something.. it seems it's very similar to what i have already covered. so, i don't want to bore anyone. or it's just been too complicated to get into.. when i was phone blogging more, i felt o.k. with being lax. i don't know.. we'll see how it goes.

i hope everyone had good holidays. mine were o.k., no complaints.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

soundgarden returns

well, well... i saw soundgarden on conan. it turns out they are headlining lollapalooza which i guess has been on all of these years. good news.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

a sickly poo

shampoo is sorry to have so neglected her blog. shampoo is siiiccckk!

three different antibiotics have found their way into my body and my body is NOT happy let me tell you!

lo, i have read and seen much during these past few weeks. in fact, i should be able to do some fairl cool posts.

i  just need to stay awake long enough haha...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

yet more reasons not to see "i'm still here"

me, too.
Project Child Murdering Robot: Joaquin Phoenix

i have actually read a lot on this subject, but the above link is the best analysis i've found.

if you want something involving vast conspiracies and mind control, i can hook you up.

happy birthday to the boss

brace yourselves... brittany jones is a "party girl" (like the U2 song, i gather)

i know you are thinking "who the fuck is brittany jones?" well, she recently ran her ho game on ashton krutcher and then ran to the tabloids (wait, the "ho game" part really goes with the tabs for her, i guess it was HIS "ho game" gave her something to talk about). anyway, she dropped by while demi was out and they hooked up and, like a moron not learning from tiger woods (hello?), he sent her some text messages. anyway, not a classy situation is what i'm getting at.

i was just on wesmirch and found a story i didn't bother to read about brittany's party girl ways. she picked up (or was picked up by) a dude in a BOWLING ALLEY while he was there with his WIFE. how could she not be a party girl if she was down with that? what he totally charmed her and she forgot herself as they waited at the snack bar for him to buy whatever it is demi gets when she goes to a bowling alley? well, maybe.

anyway, no news here. we figured it out from reading the cover of the tabloids while we were waiting for the person in front of us to decide how to pay.

In case we forgot he was into that kabbalh crap, here's the fan of texting himself

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

spring 2011 will bring new release from rem!

Nothing to say except, "yay!"

behold! ring of mysteries! (edited: solved?)

all right, put on your glasses. some people are saying this is brad's "bloodline" ring (hm) and that it proves he is a "black magician". i have laughed about that for.. really a very long time, but what do you think? some people say that the ring is the original fleur de lis. others, me, wonder if it's a sigma chi fraternity ring (i'm probably wrong). whatever it is, i have seen it before and i normally do not hang out with a shitton of "black magicians" (or brad pitt).
sigma chi (and yes, i see everything on this stuff and i know you do, too, so i'm sparing the analysis)

"hi! everyone! i have powers! you are pwnd!" (wait a sec, check out dude in the red and yellow coat, i think i may have a photo of him later...)

for comparison sake, here are some pictures of "black magicans"... well, they're white guys. but, you know.

aleister crowley (i tried to pick a normal, non-terrifying photo)

"yes, i AM looking at you"

  let's try someone else... this guy is pretty famous..

adolph hitler, in his world war i uniform a.k.a. the most normal photo i could find where he is also an adult

by the way, while looking at old photos i found a photo of grandpa brad at a fraternity meeting!

he's in there somewhere, i'm sure of it!

allen the duck guy sent me this variation on the masonic symbol (i think it's master mason or such and such degree, idk). it's not an exact match, but this could be it:

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

shampoo is phone blogging on her new phone

i am having some trouble with it. it is complicated. they offer a  class. im not kidding. it is a droid 2. moto...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

time travel has been invented!

wasn't this person on a sitcom in the 70s? maybe not.

wtf? wtf? wtf?

today is september 11, 2010

remember 9/11/2001. always.

cat people (1982) are you kidding me?

this is going to be nothing but spoilers because i do not even have the patience for this. so, if you don't want to know EVERYTHING about what happens at the end... don't say i didn't warn you.

i was going to do this right with cast, etc. but, i do not even care. if imbd cannot get the freaking story right, no one cares. imbd says people sacrificed their women to the leopards. NO, they sacrificed their CHILDREN. i just saw the fking movie and you wait a damned long time to find that out. so, i was paying close attention to the explanation for the fuckery on the screen.

also, the cat people are incestuous. only, one brother and sister get separated by circumstances and, they basically stay separated. there's also a character named "female" i shit you not. she's not a cat person though. their names are irena and paul. but, the screenwriter couldn't figure out what to do with irena, so why should female get a regular name? fuck her. she's just randomly left in prison anyway.

so our catperson female irena does not want to accept her heritage of brother fucking and shape shifting and eating the occasional person. she resists until she's left without much choice in the matter because (oops!) no more brother.

so, she goes to this dude who is all in love with her after a week of her acting mostly weird (he doesn't get out much). and after he finds out without a doubt she's, in fact, a cat person... he decides to CAPTURE her. she's in human form at the time he ties her up, so that makes it somewhat easier. how he gets her from his bedroom on the bayou to the zoo, i have no clue. but, gets her there he does because that's where she is when we last see her! in a cage at the zoo. lovely.

all right.. letting that go on by... new orleans takes pretty calmly the fact they're suddenly overrun with leopards. first one turns up in a whore house (hey, cats have needs). he maxes and relaxes in the zoo until he kills a dude thus allowing him to open the fucking cage his own damn self and go home. oh, everyone looks around a lot, but since he lives in a house like most people... well.. it takes a while. but, they are able to put together sort of an explanation for that... which, i guess is why female is in jail.

then, barely has everyone gotten over that weirdness, then zookeeper boy shows up with another one! and it cannot be the first one found again because it's not the same gender animal. w.t.f. i guess when you run an old ass zoo and someone "finds" a major exhibit animal, you just go with it?

this is supposed to be a sexay movie. well, there's a goodly amount of nudity... and some sex scenes (some of which do not end well, to put it mildly). but, it seemed more creepy than anything else to me. given it's a HORROR movie, well duh. shampoo knows little of what people consider sexy, but the thought of being tied up by some dude to live out my natural life in a cage on exhibit in the zoo does not get it for me. i do think this may have been the first tied up girl sex scenes, but i got distracted by her feet. i swear, look at them. some people should wear shoes. maybe if you identify with the guy? he sort of gets two girls, after all. and he fixes the problem with sex... kinda. well, for him. i guess if you asked irena she might say something different, if she could talk that is.

i listed the cast i can remember. sorry for any mistakes.

Friday, September 3, 2010

GWTW actress cammie king conlon, R.I.P.

everyone knows the story where cammie king conlon jokes that her career peaked at age five when she played bonnie "blue" butler, pampered daughter of rhett and scarlett (especially rhett, meaning most of her scenes with just with clark gable, that's all). hollywood has never been very nice to children, so it was probably just as well she was satisfied with her role in one of the biggest movies of all time.

after the horrors of war, the flight from atlanta, the privations on the plundered plantation tara, and the grueling days of reconstruction it's a relief in both the book and the movie when cute and playful bonnie comes along charming everyone who meets her. she causes her father to turn over a new leaf and endeavor to become a respectable citizen for the first time in 30 years. (sigh)

despite its early production date, GWTW makes interesting use of color and bonnie's scenes are no exception. she's given her nickname because of her eyes are "as blue and the bonnie blue flag" and often is dressed in blue because of this (to her delight). they even use dress material intended for a new ballgown for scarlett to make a riding habit for bonnie after her doting father buys her a pony.

i haven't seen GWTW in years, but i remember the scenes between cammie and clark gable were very touching. also, she was very cute!
cammie king conlon as bonnie butler

who's this blonde?

she knows you don't recognize her, that's why she's holding up her arm

Thursday, September 2, 2010

morrigan the raven, celtic goddess

morrigan the great, queen of phantoms and the dead, queen of the demons rules battle and strife. over the battle she flew as a carrion crow. sometimes she showed herself as a lean and nimble hag, leaping unharmed over spears and shield. as the washer at the ford, she washed the clothes of the men who would fall that day in battle, thereby chosing who would live and who would die. she could also become a raven. she was worshipped by warriors and appeared to heroes, sometimes trying to convince them to marry her for she could appear as a beautiful woman.

she is a triple goddess, each aspect having her own name. she was very powerful and not necessarily considered bad despite the darkness with which her realm links her. however, i don't know that makes her necessarily good. then again, battle itself is not good. one aspect of morrigan has to do with birth and she is a goddess of fertility. she symbolizes both life and death.

modern pagans (of which i know little) sometimes worship morrigan. she is considered a strong goddess and favored by those who consider themselves on a warrior path whether it is literal or metaphorical. they sometimes will have a shrine to her with black feathers or red cloth (washer at the ford). they may also offer her bowls of blood or brine. sometimes, as befitting morrigan's mother aspect, the blood used may be menstrual blood. o.k., they SAY they do this... i really don't know if anyone has. i don't know any worshippers of morrigan IRL.

my instinct about morrigan is she is perhaps not a goddess to mess around with.. she is probably best left to history. i'm not saying there really is a morrigan. i'm just saying i wouldn't want to be leaving weird offerings like that around my house because i'm not sure what sort of thing that would attract (bugs?). but, suffice to say, she was important to the celts and her legend has not died. some people, hilariously, consider her a sort of "girl power" goddess. boy, those people don't want to meet her in a dark alley! i don't know that she would be amused. and, given what the celts had to say, she enjoyed conflict. true, she tended to hang around heroes and not deluded people picking up slogans from the spice girls, but i digress...

why am i talking about morrigan all of a sudden? well, because i recently saw a very interesting photo that ran in parade magazine. i don't actually read parade, but i used to.. and it's a pretty boring publication. i wouldn't expect anything too odd there.

not from parade, but a nice drawing i found of morrigan in her "beautiful woman" guise. note her lovely black hair and the black feathers she wears.

this accompanied the "how i've changed" article, summer 2010. no this blog is not supposed to be about angelina jolie. but, wtf is this if not morrigan? which, btw, is yet another vampire reference for angelina. (there are recent fictional stories where morrigan is queen of the vampires). also, yet another death reference and yet another reference to blood. how is any of this a "change"? (off topic, i think this is one of the best photos i've seen of her. heavily photoshopped, but better than the parade cover. she looks really pretty. and she looks like she's having fun.)

Friday, August 27, 2010

well, i missed it

i didn't see the degrassi finale because i was dealing from the after effects of stress from a visit from my brother. yes, that's my family. they can cause mayhem that easily. partly, because they don't really deal with me as a person. i am a problem my parents inflicted upon them.

everything about me has to be analyzed and judged in the most critical possible way. i can't just have personality traits different than them, but then they are baby boomers. that makes them right in their opinions and their opinions are the only ones that count. and their opinion is they do not want to deal with me. they want someone else to take care of me. unfortunately, someone else died. (btw, when i say "take care of me" i don't necessarily mean that literally... just deal with me in whatever way is needed which might be just talking to me now and then.)

anyway, i am pretty upset and this wasn't even a bad visit by my family's standards. they don't feel welcome here (trust, this is b.s., that would NOT stop them). well, every time they come here they yell and lecture and judge and criticize. why the fuck would i want them here. and they tell me over and over IT'S OUR HOUSE TOO!!!! like i don't know that. like that's not rude as fuck to barge into someone's house and scream at them because they put something in the kitchen closet that maybe could also be put in the bathroom closet.

now, because i don't want to throw away everything i own (because everything i own is stupid or crappy or what have you) then i'm a HOARDER. i fucking goddamned hate tlc and all asshole reality shows that have given my siblings more shit to bitch at me about. (btw, no, my house does not look like the hoarders' houses. but one sister is a neat freak and the others have relatives who clean their houses. so, they don't need to see that much clutter.)

my brother was piously talking about when he was young and owned no more than he could wear or carry. yeah, p.s. that was four fucking decades ago. and not even true. i guess he forgets i lived in my parents' house then (he didn't) and i know he still had stuff in his room. i doubt he thinks i can remember back that far because they know i have memory loss for part of my childhood. or they should know. but, it's later... and it's not as severe as it used to be.

they get together and decide how i am and that is how i am, no matter what i do or say or have done. and i know i act worse around them because i tend to respond too much to things i shouldn't. sometimes i do all right, but they know how to push my buttons. which i hate that and it makes me very upset with myself. i guess the memory loss hasn't helped me because for a long time, i did have to take their word for some things. now that i'm getting it back... it's not that they told me the wrong thing just they told me whatever was easiest at the moment to get their point across.

anyway, i think i have some kind of panic disorder or some shit since i like to have passed out after my brother superiored off to be awesome somewhere. i didn't really have any anti-anxiety medicine (which i probably should have such a thing, honestly). so, long story short... i missed my show because i was asleep. i woke up briefly to find that moron sav dressed as elvis and that didn't keep me awake.

here is a fucking photo of the last moments of the show:
all i know is no one died, but eli apparently pissed himself. i guess i can live without seeing that.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

maybe she's sailor earth? (now with salt)

only two more days of the comedy that is degrassi and i think the big finale will have to do with adam. oh who is adam? p.s. i've added to the end of the post, original theme restored!

oh, btw, this is jordan todosey. an actress.

well, let's see if we can pick adam out of this photo:
yes, he's the girl with short hair... oh wait, the girl with short hair who is also wearing a cap
o.k., i'll help you: adam, bianca, eli, and in front that's drew adam's brother
disbelief suspended?

thank god he goes to school in canada, eh?

you know, this reminds me of another foreign tv show! sailor moon!

sailor venus is my favorite!

but, this show doesn't really remind me of minako-sama. no one even has a cat, much less TWO cats in a basket. it does remind me of another couple of senshi:

sailor uranus and sailor neptune.

haruka (aka sailor uranus) also employed layering to cleverly disguise herself as a boy

more suspension of disbelief, these two have a "forbidden romance". HOW can anyone care? LOOK AT THEM! are these the two most boring characters in the history of tv? holly j (oh, she's on the left) and sav (the other one). i am SICK of "FORBIDDEN ROMANCES" with sav! this is TWO for him! he sucks.

anyway, here's a quick update of this weirdass season..

adam thinks she is a boy. "between the ears, i'm just like other guys" now, how the fuck would she know that? but, anyway, she's the world's girliest female to male transgender and doesn't even look that boyish compared to her girly ass bff eli. her character's real name is gracie and she randomly went to school for a day as gracie and started burning herself with a hair barette. no, the idea of a happy medium doesn't exist it's either dresses or "i'm a boy" there is no in between. yes, the school goes along with this fuckery.

eli, emo dramaqueen, dramatically tells claire (who he likes, eh, it's ridiculous) he KILLED his girlfriend. good thing he didn't tell someone like shampoo that or he'd be dead. but, claire just gapes at him and he explains that he'd argued with his girlfriend and she rode off on her bike crying and was later hit by a car and killed. hell, maybe that is his fault. he drives a hearse and wears rings. oooh.

claire is going to go out with the enemy of her friends probably being tired of dating other girls when she's not even a lesbian.

they've been working on something with bianca and adam all season so i guess they'll make out and that will explain why she's so desperate to hook up with drew. who knows. they only have her around when they need someone really bitchy. and tough. cuz she's a dancer! i'm not kidding.

fiona has taken to going to degrassi and pursuing a lawsuit against her first real boyfriend (who isn't related to her). holly j is her best friend because holly j is declan's girlfriend. only holly j decided she needed a break and took that break with sav. declan will never find out will he (please let him)? he's only her best friend's brother who is rich and regularly flies places to surprise people. declan and fiona are actually americans (ah ha!), so he probably is one of the few preppies who also carries an uzi (please). basically, SAV MUST DIE. or adam must turn out to be sailor earth. whichever. or both.

tonight and tomorrow and then we'll see who gets shot or stabbed or what have you this season! (yes, that is how they like to end their seasons, they are not right in the head.)

i know i departed from my previous theme, but... oh, wait a minute, fun times.. here we go, here's...
angie jo is a man, baby! (she's dressed as some sort of "naval officer", thank god it's not our navy)

what's she thinking about?

this? (scary)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

hell girl, it's time for revenge!

i saw part of this strange anime on ifc. it's a series called "hell girl" and, from what i can get out it it, somehow you summon up this schoolgirl with red eyes when you have a real gripe against someone. so, she presents you with a crude black doll that has a red string around its neck. if you remove the string, she will go to the person and escort their soul to HELL. however, the price of this rather awesome revenge is you will be joining them in the misery of hell when YOU die.

in this particular episode, one girl has bitchily stolen a photo from another girl and spread it around thus getting the girl in the photo into a lot of trouble. p.s., they are in middle school. the girl with the photo wasn't even sure who had stolen the photo (i got the idea she suspected one person, but it turned out to be someone different).

anyway, the picture stealer arrives at school at night to meet the girl in the photo (no idea why) and encounters a lot of very freaky things. finally, she meets the now kimono-clad hell girl. they tell the photo stealer that she's a terrible person who goes around making other people's lives miserable. she hotly denies everything. but, no matter, the room itself was witness to her misdeeds and hell girl can talk to rooms and suchlike.

long story short, hell girl is paddling across a river with the photo thief staring up at her. and, they're on their way to hell itself. at which point i took a short nap and woke up for the credits. from them, i discerned that the premise of the show was aggrieved party contacts hell girl and she rolls up and takes someone to hell in the promise of getting another soul later. (in other words, pretty much what happened above.)

so, i wonder.. what if the accuser is the bad person and the accused is innocent? what if neither one are really bad people? how many people are going to be taken to hell by hell girl if it's this easy? i mean, teenagers alone would send practically everyone they knew to hell! all right, i'm taking this too seriously. but, it seemed awesome until i started wondering how many days of this it would take before EVERYONE was in hell.

i don't know that hell in japanese lore is exactly what i think of as hell, but from hell girl's description... it's not the greatest place. you are miserable and lonely and stuff pretty well sucks. which sounds pretty well like the way you felt when you possibly summoned hell girl. so, let's see, you're trading some years of misery for ETERNITY of misery? is there a lesser option? because, for most things, that sounds a little bit like a bad deal to me.

Friday, August 13, 2010

"they owe me, gus!"

the right stuff is currently on tv. gus grissom has just faced the consequences of splash landing sans capsule. his wife, betty, is upset that instead of a ticker tape parade and meeting with president and mrs. kennedy, they had a small ceremony at an air force base. she tells gus, that the military, nasa, the country (i forget who all she mentioned, but some combination of the above) OWE her for all the time he's been off doing dangerous stuff in service to the country. obviously, i have no idea what betty grissom may or may not have said to her husband, but since astronauting did eventually kill him... her feelings would have been understandable.

there seemed to be this idea, at one time, that women could find fulfillment via their husbands and families. if women were good wives and mothers, then they would be repaid by the successes of their husbands and children. i'm not saying this is wrong, per se. i am sure even now many women feel this way and i don't see anything wrong with that.

however, i do know that we have a little bit of a problem with a lot of people... it's not possible, for practical reasons, for women to always do this (even if they want to). also, some women do not WANT to do this anyway. they have their own goals which they wish to pursue that go beyond the household. i don't have any problem with that idea either.

what i do see as sort of a problem is now we have TWO people feeling "owed" if things do not go the way they expected. and, honestly, a lot of the time it won't. i don't mean that it's necessarily a problem that can be fixed by one person just giving up their desires. when you see people overcome it, it's because they decide their relationship with one another is more important than these feelings. however, a lot of self-help type of books will say either someone (it varies which one... not just by gender, but also by the feelings of owed-ness) must simply feel different. which sounds confusing to me.

as time goes on, it seems more and more is expected of people with less chance of personal reward. they're supposed to be "rewarded" by a feeling of doing a good job or whatever else. which is fine until you consider what the workplace is like... maybe everyone would be happier if it was just admitted that sometimes most people like to have much made of them. sometimes, by someone. i'm not talking about "oh, we're all WINNERS!" but, a way to be honest with the people in your life.

of course, i say this and i have total hang ups about all of this stuff. probably why i noticed it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

brownies & bluebirds

when i was in second grade, a lot of us girls joined the brownies. i suppose most of my friends and most of their friends were members. we had been given quite a pep talk about it by someone... not someone i knew and not the woman who was our leader. she made it sound AWESOME. i remember there were dues and i think we paid them early in the process (or rather our parents paid them).

i remember going with my mother to a very old-fashioned counter in some local department store to buy the things i needed to BE a brownie. this included a complete uniform. i was so excited. the uniforms were an ugly brown, but it didn't matter. this was the first time ever that i was to be in a club and, according to the booklet i received, a number of fun things were in store.

i don't know how many meetings we went to... i only remember one. for some reason, it was at city hall. city hall had a few rooms used for various meetings, but it was very unusual for a group of second grade girls to go there for a meeting. i do believe we had at least one meeting previous to this that was in a classroom right after school.

we were all dressed in our little uniforms and they'd told us we might earn our first badge. i don't remember who led our brownie troop. i do know she was not one of our teachers. she was a new person to us. i don't know if she was in our first meeting, but i know this was not the first time we saw her. something about her... i think she was the reason for everything that happened next...

as soon as we all got into city hall and were assembled in the room, it was announced that a few girls (they were specifically named) would go into another room and do some sort of special project. i think some girls were left in the room we started in and i went with a group in an adjoining room. i feel like most of us girls did the same project. the few selected girls... i do not know what they did. we all were very curious about it, but they were taken to another part of the building and doors were closed between us and them (whereas the doors between the two larger groups were open).

we were told to sit in a circle. i was with two of my best friends and another couple of girls i felt were good friends. one or two of my special friends were in the other large group. although i should have known the girls in the small, selected group (there weren't THAT many of us, after all) i have the impression at least some of them seemed unfamiliar to me.

there were a couple of ladies who assisted the brownie leader. i don't remember when our leader left us, but she wasn't around much for that meeting. our chance to earn a badge was for sewing. i'd tried to learn to sew with my mother before, but i was totally unprepared for what they actually gave us.

it was a bird, the far from simple pattern was outlined in blue. we were given some light blue thread (i'm not sure if it was even embrodiery floss, but if it was it was very thin). with no explanation, we were to do this rather advanced project within an hour or so. not knowing any better, we tried. i managed to attach mine to my dress. (btw, there are certain stitches in embroidery.. i do recall someone talking about this, but i'm not sure if anyone was actually able to use this information).

finally, we were given a cookie and some very thin lemonade and released to our parents. well, most of us. i don't remember seeing the selected girls.

and not long after that, most of us abruptly quit brownies. or rather, our parents took us out of it. most unusually, NONE of us got the crap kids usually get about quitting stuff, wasting money, etc. i know the brownie troop did not really disband. a few girls stayed in although i didn't know that until years later.

i don't know what made our parents pull us all out of the troop. i think it was something to do with our leader. the only other time i ever remember my mother saying even one word about this was about four years later. i had a friend who was a girl scout. i asked my mother if i could join as well. she said no, i'd already been in the girl scouts. she didn't get upset with me, but there was no further discussion after that.

it's possible this is not as mysterious to some of the other girls as it is to me. some of them can still ask their parents what happened. weirdly, i forgot all about everything except having a uniform and sewing the bluebird to my dress by mistake. shortly after i was out of the brownies everything i had gotten for it was gotten rid of by my mother. i don't know if she gave it to someone else or just threw it away. i can't exactly ask her as she passed away only a year or so after i asked her about the girl scouts.

after all these years, i am not sure who i'd ask about this meeting. i remember my friend's mother arriving to take us home. and something there she did not like at all when she saw it, but i am not sure what to make of that. i do believe whatever it was, she called my mother about it. i do still know this lady, but i can't think of how to ask her about this without sounding completely crazy.

i keep thinking there's nothing to it because i can't really remember anything specific. but, it WAS strange. plus, since when do parents throw away money for uniforms, books, and dues without even a complaint? and i'm not talking about just a couple of folks... i'm talking about at least 15 sets of parents. i remained friends with some of these same girls for years and spent time in their houses. never did anyone ever mention the brownies after we all left the troop. not even when they were complaining about "all the money i spend on your clubs". not my parents. not any of my friends' parents. OTHER activities they complained about, but not this one.

i remember us wearing those brownie uniforms to school and we were proud of them. but something was always happening to my dress. i was sewing stuff on it, getting stuff on it. i remember getting something weird and yellow on it when i was outside. i tried to clean it off, but i couldn't. this makes me think there was at least one meeting after the one at city hall. i don't think i ever wore the uniform again after that day.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

guess who's back and now with clothes for sale!

as if the internets were awaiting her return with trepidation, jessi slaughter (that's her "scene" last name) is back online. she went on someone else's account, called everyone "bitches" and announced she had a clothing line coming soon.

the same people who took exception to her previous video efforts have already noticed. youtube noticed as well and pulled the video (it's been reposted by others). jessica's parents are, i suppose, in a stupor somewhere still believing (as her mother told an interviewer) that jessi hasn't made any videos.

i did try to find out what the clothes looked like, but all i could find were t-shirts made by her detractors bearing such sentiments as "you dun goofed" which is a quote from her father. they also seem fond of the "cyberpolice" and i suppose that will live on after this meme dies.

i saw a video by a mother who said she was speaking directly to jessica and pleaded with her to get off the internet and stay off until she was 18 if that's how long it took for her to realize what she was doing was wrong. she said this very nicely, but i'm sure jessica won't listen to her. she'll probably file that under "haterz" even though there was nothing at all hateful about it. one thing i thought was interesting was she explained, "i know you think you're famous, but you're not. you're infamous." unfortunately, when i watched this i had no idea that it would stick in my mind the way it did, so i don't even recall who posted it. :(

then on the other hand, people have told jessica this in every possible way it can be told... some nicely, some rudely and it hasn't sunk in at all. i know she's 11, but i don't remember being QUITE that thick headed when i was 11. i mean the entire fucking internet is telling this girl GET OFF THE INTERNET and she's back in two weeks calling everyone "bitches" or rather "BITCHES!!!!!"

what about the parents? there are probably more videos aimed at them than at jessie. no one is saying, wow you are doing a fabulous job as a parent. no, everyone (even young teens) are asking them WTF are you thinking?! why aren't you paying attention to your daughter? can't you see what she's getting into? don't you realize your horrendous lack of parenting is affecting her badly? why does she have a webcam in her bedroom? are you nuts? why is she hanging out with a myspace band? shouldn't she be at home playing barbies? haven't you seen the photos she's posted?

i have seen a 16 year old honestly tell them to please read a parenting book because they are doing it wrong. and he was being 100% sincere. that would motivate me a little bit, but if it didn't ... good grief, the police, the psychologist, CPS, and GMA would motivate me.

so, once again... the internet steps in to try to parent a kid and there is no telling what will happen now. because quite honestly, the internet is not the softest of nests. it was never meant to be a babysitter.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

basil marceau not a native tennessean

so, everyone is losing their fucking minds over this batshit crazy guy basil marceau who is running for governor of tennessee. now, i happen to be somewhat familiar with tennessee politics and i know... there's a grand tradition of having a wacky candidate or two. THEY take themselves seriously and the media has to mention them, to an extent, but they're in no way serious candidates. i don't know if it's absurdly easy to get on the ballot in tennessee or what, but it's not particularly easy to actually WIN the election. all i can think is having a few crazies around livens up otherwise dull political speechifying. or maybe that's just the price of allowing more people access to the political process. you'll get a few who are.. hm... marceauesque.

i thought at first, having just heard bits and pieces of what he was saying, that he was literally a joke candidate. but, upon closer examination i have noticed a few interesting things. he considers having to obey certain laws such as "traffic stops" to be a form of slavery. i suppose he's basing this on the fact that you can be arrested and taken to jail. then you'll have to get bailed out and you'll having a hearing which, more than likely, will result in punishment. i am not sure what he means by "traffic stops" btw. i really don't care. he will not get elected so it doesn't matter. he will however, run again because this isn't even his first foray into political campaigning.

i read one article where people were carrying on that he was a secessionist. hm, i don't think so since he makes a rather big deal about having been in the united states marine corps. also, he was born in pennsylvania and worked in new jersey before he eventually wound up in tennessee. i think they're basing it on his interest in the freedman's bureau. hello... the FREEDman's (past tense, freedom accomplished) bureau did not exist until 1865. and it most certainly was not run by secessionists because most of them were in deep shit in 1865 and hardly likely to be asked to run an institution of the u.s. government. also in the 1860s secessionists = democrats; runners of reconstruction programs (freedman's bureau et al) = REPUBLICANS. from his webpage, ol' basil seems to be concerned about the freedman's bureau. i don't know if he's aware that it was discontinued in 1872. fortunately, from what i've heard, stephen colbert told him about it, so now he can rest easily instead of wondering if the agents of this organization are qualified.

Monday, July 19, 2010

jaimie and angie and degrassi's twins: "brothers are forever"

the originals, very nicely dressed

declan and fiona coyne, twins from degrassi (landon liboiron and annie clark)

not twins, with their father jon voight

they all get cowboy on us
angie and jaimie with mommy and daddy
flowers are delicious
let's be vampires!
matching outfits
holding hands with dad (i wish this was better quality)

most everyone knows that angie kissed her brother at the academy awards. if you look into this for about two minutes, you will find she kissed him at a lot of different events and photoshoots and just in general. of course, they have brushed off any suggestion that this is anything other than normal affection. everyone who has siblings said, "hmmm...". but, there's really no way to know anything about it besides what we saw and they said... and it's not like they were little kids. so, it kind of faded from memory. maybe younger people don't even know about it. or if they have heard about it, they probably think those of us who were around in the prudish 1990s were very confused and they probably just shook hands or something.

but, the writers of degrassi have not forgotten. in fact, i think they have every interview angie and jaimie have ever done on their pdas for easy access. because i swear... sometimes... but, let's just get into this particular dip into the pool of incestual implications.

so, declan and fiona are the rich kids of a diplomat and have thus moved around "only having each other." people who know them dryly observe that they're routinely mistaken for boyfriend and girlfriend because "they're very close."

fiona is very distant with the mere mortals that attend degrassi (or exist on earth, whatever), so she's let's say "mysterious." and she's just outright odd. then there's her endearing traits like calling things normal high school students eat "peasant food." in other words, she has no friends. except her brother, of course.

even though they both sniff their ponytails at the thought of public school, for some reason declan takes to the place. well, because it's degrassi and everyone who goes there (except fiona, of course) lurves it. maybe it's got something to do with the fact that every teacher gives you 1000 chances to get a good grade and there are millions of free extracurricular activities for "joiners" (this doesn't mean the same thing in canada, or at least i don't think they're talking about construction workers). it's just super terrific. in fact, declan wants to stay there and graduate while fifi wants to take herself back to manhattan. maybe this has something to do with the fact declan has a girlfriend.

unfortunately, for fiona this is a television show. so that means that moving to another country does not get rid of the girlfriend. she packs up and moves as well. hell, she even brings her good friend for the subplot's sake.

anyway, when fiona catches her brother and his girlfriend making out at a party, she decides to prove there's nothing girlfriends can do that she can't do better! happily, the paparazzi, showing resourcefulness beyond anything i ever imagined, get a photo for the newspaper. even the music television channel runs the "twincest" story.

then declan shows up and declares his love for his girlfriend while telling her his sister has been banished to the hamptons (i don't get that part, are they down with the crazy there or what?) since he now sees that she is just not o.k. but, trust, this will not be the end of that because fiona is going to get him back by finding the worst not-related-to-her boyfriend she can find. although, she sort of overdid it because she picked one of those guys that likes to smack his bitch up and, unfortunately, that would be her. so, i figure her brother's reaction to that will completely bizarre.

before this episode aired, i read people carrying on over on some degrassi message board about how "brave" the writers were to do this. the hell you say? what's "brave" about this? is this something a lot of high school kids deal with that we MUST cover? i'm just going to go out on a limb and say no, it's not.

being that i don't have a young and impressionable mind i thought it was pretty hilarious. also, i am enjoying trying to figure out where they got certain aspects of the stories.

i don't know where i got these photos... if you own one and want it removed, just let me know.

"please don't take a picture"
back in the day, note the big cat print

looking forlorn on ugly 70s furniture

Saturday, July 17, 2010

happy birthday "old spice"

it's phyllis diller's birthday, everyone! i saw a skit she did for "spice girl tryouts" (i don't remember which comedy sketch show) where she was "old spice." hilarious. love her.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ketchup powder? on popcorn? really?

so, teen nick (yes, i know) is playing "every degrassi ever". one episode introduced me to something i had (thankfully) never heard of.. and yes, i am sharing the horror.

manny sez to emma "popcorn with extra ketchup powder."

now, i knew they had ketchup-flavored potato chips, but... i can see how that MIGHT taste all right. they're fried potatoes and ketchup tastes good on french fries. i even read someone saying the powder on the chips mixes with "the salvia in your mouth" to taste like regular chips. er, that sounds SUPER APPETIZING, so i will take that back.

but, who the fuck ever thought, ketchup and corn... those two flavors need to come together? sick and wrong.

and why is canada's ketchup in powder form?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

deadliest warrior: vlad tepes vs. sun tzu

so, dracula has finally shown up on deadliest warrior. you know they've been waiting with baited breath to do this one. i'm a bit surprised as sun tzu has his match-up. maybe it would have been more interesting to put alexander the great vs. sun tzu. then maybe genghis khan vs. vlad tepes?

the most interesting thing about this episode was i learned something very, very important. there really IS something called a "hand cannon." i always just thought that was a slang term for a large caliber pistol. but, come to find out, there actually IS a hand-held cannon! and it even has a hook on it so you can use it to clobber enemies in melee combat. which you will be in if you fail to kill your foe with the hand cannon because it takes about a minute to reload.

i have really gotten sun tzu's weapons a bit confused with the ming warriors they had the next episode fighting the french musketeers. both of these episodes showed highly creative weapons which are quite destructive. however, when your enemy has iron armor as well as firearms, they have an incredible advantage. so, both sun tzu and the ming warriors lost. but, at least the musketeers did not use the same method of celebration of victory that dracula did in the sketch. (wince)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

deadliest warrior: kgb vs. cia

i know dealiest warrior is a silly show, but i watch it. then again, i believe my taste in television shows has already been proven to be questionable, so moving along... oh and spoilers if anyone cares. haha
the kbg had a submachine gun, an exploding message tube (open correctly: message, open incorrectly: bomb), a shoe knife, and a working camera that had a very small one bullet gun inside it (which did prove effective at close range). the cia had a better submachine gun, an exploding cigar, a briefcase with a pistol strapped inside it, and a garrote. in matchups the cia won the submachine gun and concealed pistol tests while the kgb won the exploding item and non-gun tests. although the garrote tested was made of piano wire with wooden handles, the cia demonstrator referred to a "cloth garrote". he even showed us one. a lot of us would call that a "scarf".

i just read some guy's little write up of how he fantasized the battle portion of the show would go. at the end, he smugly offered to "take the writing job" of coming up with scenarios. all i could think is maybe he should learn the difference between the secret service and the cia before he patted himself on the back much more. also, he should watch the show. they never add in a bunch of extra people. modern warriors are always teams of five. so, it will be a ten person scenario, period. we can assume anyone else that may be around (in theory) heard the excessive gunfire and decided to hide.

granted, the scenario they came up with was illogical as the goal seemed to be a roll of film. if the cia was only wanting a roll of film they'd go about the whole thing in a different manner anyway. such as having the person drop off the film somewhere other than his own freaking kgb-protected office, but it's a television show about fighting. this was wildly creative for them because i really expected the cia and kgb and be randomly fighting in an open field for no particular reason at all even though IRL that makes no sense.
the people representing the kgb during the testing phase were eager to let everyone know they were unconcerned about "collateral damage" and that, unlike the cia, they didn't have to worry about oversight (called "running to daddy every five minutes"). which, damn... things get out of hand plenty enough as it is. also, due to the national security act of 1947, which formed the cia, the cia doesn't get that much oversight. but, these guys weren't real kgb. so, they were just taking a guess.

i did go so far as to look up "collateral damage" because i thought causing it did not really help you achieve whatever mission you were after. but, definitions differ. it can be considered damage related to your mission, but not essential to completing the mission. but, either way, i think i prefer if people sincerely try to avoid it if at all possible.
the show also wanted to talk about training. a little was said about kgb training which was mostly that the spetsnaz trained them in martial arts and pain resistance. the cia says they train on the farm with the u.s. military and everything else is classified. i sort of wonder about both of those. i wonder if everyone receives some overall training and then different people get more intensive training on whatever their exact job will be. i also wonder how long all of this takes. do they get trained for a while and then go out and do a few things and then get trained some more based on how they did with those things? i guess the world will never know because the kgb doesn't even exist any more and that cannot possibly be all of their training.

did i mention that the cia won? well, they did. they won 550 out of 1,000 simulated battles.

my favorite part of the whole show, i have to say, was the briefcase gun. especially in light of the fact that you apparently just make one for yourself whenever you believe you might need one. you would think, logically, this would be an item that couldn't be aimed effectively, but based on the demonstration, it can be aimed very precisely. practice makes perfect?

Monday, June 28, 2010

mel brooks has a birthday!

i know the day's almost over, but happy birthday to mel brooks. :)

the lapd, brian alexik, and the strange condo

some weeks ago, a gas leak was reported in a certain building. when the lapd tried to evacuate unit 701, the inhabitant refused to open the door which was a real problem as the gas seemed to be coming from it. when the police forced open the door, they were just in time to see its resident "scamper" down the fire escape carrying a couple of dufflebags. a pursuit failed, but in early june, the police did catch up with this man, named brian alexik (although known by a few other names) hiding out at his girlfriend's place. an arrest was made, but i'm getting ahead of myself... back to the condo.

there wasn't a gas leak. alexik was simply running a generator to supply his electrical needs as his power had been cut off. this is a bit amazing as this was a $3,400/month condo (some reports just round that up to $4,000) and he originally paid advance rent in cash. the days of plentiful cash were gone because he was on the verge of getting evicted. it's a bit mysterious as to WHY he got behind on his bills because he was engaged in a variety of criminal pursuits. for one thing, he was counterfeiting money.

so, we have the counterfeited money of which the police found about $15,000 worth. the way this guy was counterfeiting money was to bleach $1 bills and then reprint them as $50 or $100 bills. a lot of money orders were also found in his apartment.

ironically, this apartment was right next door to the u.s. federal reserve and the police found evidence that alexik had been watching it through binoculars. people have different theories as to why he was doing this... everything to plotting robbery to watching a particular person to general paranoia.

one bedroom had been converted to "a makeshift machine shop" that had "tools scattered around." in this, alexik had done some weapons modifications although the weapons reported left at the apartment were an AK-47, a sawed-off shotgun, and a pistol. i've read some descriptions of what sort of modifications he was doing it doesn't sound like any of these weapons would necessarily be what he was working on, but idk.

other interesting items were some things to make false passports, some things the lapd assumed were drug-related (not sure if they were, but alexik does have a new jersey drug conviction from 1996). apparently, he hadn't made himself a fake driver's license because, more recently, he'd been caught driving without a license.

alexik also had photos of him with several celebrities. the lapd says he had some connections in the world of fashion and cosmetics. they opined that he had a way about him that drew some people to him. because of this sort of thing, they assumed he'd fled the country when, in fact, he was about a mile up the road.

alexik also had a number of photos of himself with different hairstyles, etc. several people seemed to think his photos look very familiar. one person swore he'd seen alexik's photo advertising a porn site (this was not a pornographic photo, btw). i don't know about that, but a lot of people did feel like they'd seen him before although most assumed he just resembled someone who was famous.

back to the condo... in the attic, the lapd found some interesting tilework.. apparently, alexik had wiled away his spare hours not devoted to counterfeiting, weapons modification, and forging to make a lovely "replica" of the cia shield. i put the quoties because it's not exact or anything. according to some reports he did some lovely tilework in his previous apartment although he used something else for inspiration. hanging over the lovely shield (which was on the floor) was a portrait of hugo chavez. at first, the lapd thought alexik had an obsession with the cia, but they say they didn't find anything else of that nature in his condo. although, when you handmake a 5-feet wide tile tribute, why would you NEED anything else?

the secret service now has the four hard drives taken from alexik's computers and the lapd is hoping to learn wtf this dude was up to. even though they have him in custody under $1 million bail, he doesn't feel like enlightening them. the secret service deals with counterfeiting in case anyone was wondering why them.

so, various people have been guessing ... personally, his set-up sounds like something from a movie or comic book (because it was in an expensive condo, a place ill suited to, say, a machine shop), but i know little about these sorts of things. i do like the guess that he's part of organized crime with a really good b.s.  story (for people he'd like to impress) that he has um... government connections. but, of course, who knows...

the lapd may be withholding information due to their on-going investigation, so there may not be as much mystery as there seems. one reason i think this is they've already arrested someone else he knows on weapons charges. his girlfriend was also arrested for aiding him in his flight from police.

to me, there are two main mysteries.. first, with all these money making methods (one of which is literal) he had, why couldn't he pay his bills? second, WTF is up with his freaking art project? the first mystery could be answered, i suppose, if he had a roommate and that person is the one who did a lot of these things, but it doesn't sound as if such a person exists. still, if this was a comic book, they would.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

happy birthday cyndi lauper!

some people want to take a beautiful girl and hide her away from the rest of the world, but today cyndi is going to walk in the sun because girl, she just wants to have fun. haha yes, i know newsactors have been mangling that song every year since she put it out to announce all sorts of things. so, i could not resist. :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

let's drug test washington

orrin hatch, of utah, has decided the unemployed need to be drug tested. well, ORRIN, what is this going to really do?

drug testing will add an entire layer of expense and delay to unemployment compensation. either they will have to hire someone to conduct drug tests at the unemployment office or everyone will have to take their ass to a lab and get it done. THEN someone will have to be in charge of maintaining all of the drug testing records.

i have actually taken work drug tests... both ones given by an on-site nurse and ones that required going to a lab. these were pre-employment drug screens. in both cases, it took much more time than it seem like would take. when i went to the "lab" which was essentially a fairly busy doctors' office that squeezed in some pre-employment drug screens between doing everything else, they could only deal with one person at a time. there were perhaps five people that i saw who were getting drug tested. i was there about five hours.

people at the unemployment office are not lighting fast, for people who don't know this. today, the receptionist took about 10 minutes to tell me to go sit down and wait for a certain lady to be free to talk to me. now, i came and told her my name and that i was there for a specific interview. i also immediately filled out a slip of paper with my name, SSN, etc. like i said, they're not quick.

some lady was sitting in there waiting for someone and i had to wait another five minutes for her to FINALLY tell these people she didn't need to see anyone. she was just waiting on someone else. it was truly painful.

now, if there had been any cups to pee in i would still be there. we all would be.

i believe very little would be learned from the tests. first, not everyone in america is on drugs. so, a lot of us would pass the test. second, a lot of the people who ARE on drugs do not use them constantly, so they would pass the test just from having the sense to abstain in the days before the test. third, people who are heavier drugs users.. well, honestly, do these people generally work anywhere long enough to build up unemployment benefits? let's just say some do. from my experience living in the world, these people know how to get around pee tests. i don't know how well their methods work, but many of them aren't going to be caught. then there's the false positives who will have to be retested. i don't know that much about this, but it does happen and this will add expense and delay their benefits. which could possibly impact their lives very negatively given THEY HAVE NO MONEY. something i guess senators only know as an abstract concept.

so, given all of this the tests would accomplish little except costing money. there are people who will not do drugs, test or no test. then there are the people who know how to get aroung the test. testing them makes no difference because, generally they aren't going to change their behavior.

i suppose he's thinking some people may have been sober, upright citizens until they went on unemployent and then they became degenerate drug users. well, i suppose that can happen. just like senators can try to solicit blow jobs in bathrooms because they cannot figure out how to hook up with another guy without stumbling into a criminal investigation of some sort.

in theory, no one wants to give money to a bum. i get that. but, on the other hand, unemployment insurance does not last forever. unlike, say a senator's pension plan.

however, if we are concerned with drug addled people collecting unemployment should we not be concerned about our politicans? overall, they have shown themselves to be completely out of touch with reality, to have poor impulse control, and to have an exaggerated sense of self worth. additionally, their jobs affect millions of people, therefore it is reasonable for us to be concerned with their state of mind. so, we'll do the drug tests, then we will move on to the mental health profiles. then we'll just see.

people need to PAY ATTENTION to when their elected representative does something to say, screw up the economy. as much as some people scream and rant that the free market will fix everything... if no one has any money to buy then no profits will be made. it's just that simple. it's time to stop letting them get by with spewing out a bunch of words and throwing the attention onto some social issue like gay marriage.

yes, everyone wishes weddings were like some movie from 50 years ago. but, that is just a habit we have. how people who solicit sex in bathrooms can look down on people who actually seek to marry the person they love is beyond me. just like how someone who is paid a lot of money through tax dollars can begrudge people without an income of being able to take care of basic needs is beyond me.

orrin hatch is certainly not the only senator interested in drug testing. all of these bastards stink. if they are worried about money, how much do they think this testing will cost?

tila's house is haunted and she got possessed

for some reason i watched the tmz tv show last night. well, who should be trotting down the road, but a newly blonde tila tequila. she actually looked well put together making me think she had an appointment or something.

so, the tmz person asked tila if she was all right because they'd heard she'd tried to kill herself. tila says, no she didn't even as she shows them some "scars" on her arm (more like healed over scabs). she says she got possessed "like the exorcist" because her house is haunted. she was pretty cheerful about the whole thing.

tila then got into an elevator and went on her merry way smiling and waving.

hilariously, harvey said he wondered what britney spears thinks when she sees stuff like this because "of all of the crazy people in hollywood, she got stuck with a conservatorship." and there are, for sure, nuttier people than britney roaming the hollywood area.

i suppose it's both a blessing and a curse for britney that she got placed under conservatorship because her father wanted to help her (save her life and her $) and this was the route he took. now, i'm not sure if she STILL needs to be under the conservatorship and i have noticed it is costing her a lot of money... so i definitely sympathize with her desire to break free of it.

jamie spears has admitted that he did things wrong when britney was growing up and he regrets not helping her more when she was younger. whatever his faults (and i am sure he has plenty, many of which would be in the past when he was a raging alcoholic), i do believe he sincerely want britney to be ALIVE. i think her whole family wants that. and it's not like her father is just kicking back somewhere, he is living with britney and making sure she is all right. he makes sure she eats real food, not just doritos and dr. pepper. i don't know if he is the absolute BEST person for that job, but it looks like he was the only person who wanted to take it.

as far as tila and her exorcist house.. something strange is going on with her because sometimes she seems to actually believe these crazy stories she tells. i don't remember her being like that before casey died. she seemed more like the average hollywood person working the stroll, trying to get her face out there and makes some money. but since casey died, tila has been having these injuries coupled with very grandiose stories about what happened. hopefully, this is some strange online roleplaying thing she's doing...

cakes of wrath

dakota "cody" lohan, a.k.a. lindsay's youger brother, was born june 16, 1996. meaning that he just turned 14 and his mother, dina, was all set to celebrate  his birthday with his "favorite", an ice cream cake from carvel. i used quoties on favorite because dina was going to get this cake for free (or so she thought). of course, ice cream cakes are generally pretty tasty, so possibly it is his favorite.

dina pranced down to her local carvel's brandishing a special "black" card issued to ali lohan. i believe ali is in l.a. with lindsay and dina's antics were taking place in or near long island. in any case, ali was nowhere around when dina presented ali's card in lieu of money at the checkout. the store manager asked to see identification... and dina was insulted.

 the story varies between dina and carvel at this point.. dina claims the store manager seized her arm in one hand, her card in one hand, and called the police with yet another hand (or something like that). the police reponded, according to dina, with FOUR cop cars and a helicopter. commenters on different sites have said some of this had nothing to do with dina.. there was a (non-lohan) criminal on the loose in that area. some also say the helicopter was headed to a hospital, idk, but the commenters have more plausible stories.

dina claims the store manager refused to give her the card. finally, the police officer got him to hand back the card (this doesn't make the card magically useful if carvel doesn't want it to be). she says the manager told her, "you can have the card, but you can't have the cake." (i guess she didn't try offering $$ for the cake.)

dina lamented to radar, "you can see how we're treated worse than regular people." yes, i have to say, when i go once per day to carvel on my neighbor's card to buy ice cream cake for the entire local middle school, they give me that free ice cream and thank me for my business... oh wait, no that never happened. mostly because there's no carvel's around here, but also if i did such a thing i would have to put forward $$$$$. in fact, if i went only once and got the smallest item on the menu, i'd still have to put forth $. from what i've read that's how stores work.

dina said that when ali gets back in town she will take her to carvel every day for a month! i guess to punish carvel for only sometimes giving clan lohan free ice cream? who knows.

carvel's version is the store decided not to honor the card. in fact, they were going to confiscate it. this seems a bit harsh, but in a statement issued by a company spokesperson, carvel explains that the cards issued to ali and lindsay have been greatly abused... even though the cards for free ice cream are only supposed to be used by the person named on the card, they were often used by lohan family and friends. they were getting way more free ice cream than carvel wanted to give away. no word on how much this was, but i get the impression it was a lot.

only 75 carvel black cards were handed out for their 75th anniversary. the cards give the person named free ice cream for 75 years. i suppose they hoped to recoup their ice cream cost in publicity. but i can't think of any association between clan lohan and carvel until now. i've seen photos of them in millions of milkshakes, but not carvel.

according to carvel's spokesperson, dina made the 911 call. i'm not sure why, but i get the idea she wanted the police to insist carval give her a free cake. even though the police did get ali's card back, from what carvel said, it doesn't work any more. i wonder how many more times they'll have to explain that to dina?

after all, dina claims everyone in the family has a card and she didn't think it would be a "big deal" to use ali's card because instead of her own (non-existant) card. she says, "it's a family card."

carvel says that the lohans not named lindsay or ali, when using the cards, were told the rules. however, up to now, presumably, they have allowed the cards to be used. i really can't see dina listening to anything like that. of course, she's at a bit of a disadvantage. if mlo (aka, pa lohan) decides to try to use one all he has to do is bring one of his girlfriends who look like lindsay. not being a lesbian, dina can't possibly have a girlfriend who looks like lindsay.

i am not sure whether cody got that cake or not. i guess he probably got a cake of some sort, but who can say. dina is the one who expected lindsay to become the family breadwinner the first time mlo got sent to the pen. still, michael jr., nana, and the uncle who was hit with the shoe all should be lurking around somewhere... surely one of them can figure out how to get a birthday cake. or maybe dina just figured out someone else she could hit up for a free cake... or maybe she just pulled out one of the many carvel cakes she has stowed in her freezer.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

charlie sheen's flying car(s)

this is one of those wtf types of things... the police found charlie sheen's mercedes down a ditch/ravine (a small ravine or a deep ditch, but OFF the road). charlie wasn't in it... no one was in it. charlie says he "left his keys in the car." well, he lives in a gated community... so...

except this has happened before. about four months ago, his suv was found about a mile up the road from where the mercedes landed. same story. keys in the car. verdict in both cases (so far) "joyriding kids."

that might be plausible except, in the february incident, there is no video tape of the suv leaving the community.. which it would have needed to do in order to travel from charlie's driveway to the ditch/ravine. no word yet on the existence of the tape of the mercedes.

in the first case, charlie filed a stolen car report. but in the second case, he didn't realize his car was missing until the police told him they'd found it (this was 12 hours or so after the last time he saw which he says was at 4 p.m.).

i don't know what is going on in this case, but it seems strange to me. "joyriding kids"? wouldn't the kids who had access to this car be living in charlie's neighborhood so therefore rich themselves? i mean, i guess it's possible... especially since the keys were in the car, so it doesn't exactly take a seasoned car thief to get the car started.. but why would these kids crash the car? is that part of the fun?

now, i don't think this is some sort of "insurance fraud" as that would be stupid considering charlie's income. just to get that out of the way.

i wonder if someone charlie knew took the car and deliberately crashed it because they were pissed at him. or if he accidentally crashed it and walked home. or who knows what else. i guess it just depends if a video shows up this time of the "joyriding kids."

back to the missing tape...that's also curious. does the security company dump them after a certain amount of time (it sounds like a short time)? that seems ... odd... but who knows.

Monday, June 14, 2010

larry king may finally retire!!

even though he is only 312 years of age, larry king has decided that it's time to quit punching the old time clock and let someone else have a turn. apparently, that "someone else" is going to be piers morgan of all people on earth. wtf? i'm not even sure if this is an improvement and i didn't think it'd be that difficult to be an improvement over larry king.

i guess cnn is just doing this for the love to taping stuff and they don't really NEED viewers? because, to be honest, the promise of piers is just not making me want to tune in... not that i was watching larry either, but still.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

sharon murphy and the missing laptop

recently, simon monjack's mother, brother and a therapist (i'm not sure whose therapist) visited sharon murphy in the house she inherited from her daughter brittany. when the group left, they took with them what's being called "simon's laptop."

while browsing around on the laptop, simon's relatives were surprised to learn he had two young children (a boy and a girl) by two different women. i am not sure of the age of the children or where the women live. however, he was paying a couple of different people. it wasn't explained whether these are the mothers or some other people (although it sounds like the latter). the information on the computer made the brother decide to turn the laptop over to the coroner.

meanwhile, sharon called the police and reported the laptop stolen. although people are insinuating she did this because simon's relatives reported the contents, it's possible she did this simply because they took it. maybe she didn't agree that it was "simon's laptop."

1979 national enquirer article on nsa's website

like all government agencies, the national security agency and their bffs, the central security service, have a website. on said website, they have some declassified information including some "oral histories" by retiring members of the service (these have been typed up, but audio recordings may also have been made for all i know).

however, i decided to browse through their declassified stuff (for about two minutes). i found a section called "ufo", so i clicked it and there were a number entries. one of them was a copy of a national enquirer article that claimed "super secret agency warns of alien attack." this article had been simply clipped and identified. there wasn't even a "haha" out to the side.

so, you know what this could mean? it could mean that the nsa takes the national enquirer seriously. and if THEY take it seriously... does that mean it contains actual facts? or do they just clip its articles as a way to discern what sorts of things average people are reading in grocery store lines? it's a mystery. but, going to the nsa's site is a convoluted way to access a national enquirer article, that's for sure.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

human experimentation

over the past two months I have watched a lot of movies. surprisingly, secret experiments on humans has cropped up several times. mostly, mind control.

i'm going to do a post about each movie. a few outright say that is what they are about, some are a little sneakier.

I did not actually think that's what I would be seeing in some cases. I don't want to say which ones yet because I need to re-examine my first impression.

even though the mk ultra hearings were in 1977, it seems over the past few years there has been a lot of interest in the subject. i'm not sure why this should be.

there were some books on the mind control (mostly survivors' accounts) in the 90s although none of the movies are telling those exact stories. perhaps because survivors' stories are difficult to verify. no one is stepping up to take "credit", after all.

survivors of mind control programs say the best defense against it is information. even if some movies are treating it as just another topic to fictionalize... they do dramatize what was/is done and what it does to people.

Friday, June 11, 2010

is angelina jolie as beautiful as the legendary cleopatra?

i saw an article today that questioned whether cleopatra was actually even a great beauty. but, when i clicked on the link, it was mostly touting angelina jolie taking on the role in an upcoming movie. i don't know how angie jo will feel about that article since that can be interpreted as saying she's not pretty.

i think it's safe to say cleopatra looked pretty damned good since we are still hearing about her NOW. people have forgotten a lot of gorgeous women between then and now, so either she lived up to the hype or she had the best p.r. team the world has ever seen.

that considered, there may not be any actress in the world who can live up to such a high standard of beauty. i think there are prettier actresses than angelina, but i know many people would disagree with that and i don't know that those actress would suit the role. also, what do i know? haha

angelina, they're gushing, has the "perfect look". and, coincidentally, brad pitt has the "perfect look" to play mark anthony. hmmm... how convenient. so, where to find julius cesar? from angie's former loves or former costars (there's a fair number of names on both lists).

i have tried to watch the elizabeth taylor version. i just can't with it. i think it's got so much going on that it gets really cluttered on a television. so, if i had access to a really fine movie theater so i could see it in its intended glory, i might have a different opinion on that.

people of walgreens, gird your loins!

today is shia lebeof's 24th b-day and walgreens is his favorite drinkin' place! (not kidding)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

miley cyrus, worries out of left field

I just read miley confiding that she "hates" that "people think" she's "on drugs." er, I wasn't aware anyone thought that? wth?

now, obviously, miley is going to be much more up to date on whatall people think of her than I am. but still. is this actually a thing?

most everyone i've heard about are too busy noticing... the way miley is... kind of, let's just say... plain spoken?

then there's miley's tendency to be a little er... well, remember the bra-revealing photo? like that. only more.

at the milder end they're not too surprised about her latest skimpy outfit then there's the more extreme end. some guy on the internet actually called her "depraved." (that seems harsh). oops, my bad... he called her "degenerate." (still too harsh, imo)

miley assures us that she will never "be that person" who drinks to excess. she's just going to keep in mind that... oh, I don't know, she lapsed into miley-ese.

she gives a lot of credit for her future commendable behavior to bret michaels. I guess miley hasn't found time to watch rock of love, rock of love 2, or rock of love bus.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

gary coleman, troubling details

UPDATE: shannon price was legally authorized to make medical decisions on gary's behalf. she gave permission for the hospital to release the medical directive filed by gary. this makes sense as gary had a lot of health problems and didn't get along with his parents. I am not sure why gary's lawyer was unaware of this, but due to this document it didn't matter than gary and shannon were divorced.

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when poor gary passed away I remember thinking he was DIVORCED. well, it turns out he WAS. I don't know exactly the nature of his relationship with the woman now being called shannon (prior reports had her as sharon), but she is who called 911. so, they were in the same house when gary fell.

tmz posted the call. I didn't listen to it, but she was "too sick" to go downstairs to check on gary. when she finally was convinced to do so by the 911 operator, she's too freaked out by blood to help him (i'm not sure what they'd asked her to do).

at the hospital, she presented herself as gary's wife. the hospital accepted this and asked her about turning off gary's life support. (by the way, I don't know if she literally said she was his wife or what.)

since the details have been made public, gary's lawyer has come forward to say gary divorced her in 2008 and she wasn't authorized to make this decision. this is about to get complicated...

I am still not sure how gary came to fall so badly. he was in the kitchen making something for his ex-wife to eat. he was particularly weak because he'd had dialysis that day.

gary, whose kidney problems stunted his growth, required dialysis three times per week. it's said this session had left him very drained. someone from that medical facility said, "he just wanted to go home."

so, gary's ex-wife is not looking that great right now. I will mention if she truly was as sick as she claimed, she may have been a little fuzzy in her thinking. that might explain a few things...

but, it seems a lot to authorize switching someone off of life support. I don't know what to think about that.

rest in peace, gary coleman.