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Very helpful Allure.

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via Gawker

I’ve been wandering around the interwebs today and lookee what I found…Allure magazine has  step-by-step guide to bathing yourself! Thank God for this because I think I’ve been doing this all out of order. The best part are some of the comments made by Gawker readers:

“What’s a shower?”

“If they really wanted to help, this would have come laminated. Way to fail, Allure, now I’ll never learn how to correctly wash myself.”

“I hope they start covering the real tough stuff. Like flushing the toilet, or putting on pants.”


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Doctor Who returns tonight!

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I almost forgot that the the next Doctor Who special airs tonight on BBC America! This is the Christmas one, starring David Morrissey as a man claiming to be Doctor Who. From the picture it’s obvious that Cybermen play a role in the show, I wish the series would stop coming back to the same characters like the Cyberman and Daleks but I still think this episode will rock.

Speaking of time travel, I just spent the last few days reading The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I don’t know if you’ve read it, but the story is about a man who travels back and forth in time visiting his future wife at various stages in her life. I found so many things wrong with this book. For one thing, it was waaaaay too long, a little editing could have helped the pacing immensely. Another thing that really bothered me was that I was creeped out by the idea of a grown man visiting his future wife at age 6, age 15, etc. The writer tried to make it clear that he was separating his romantic feelings until she was 18, but does that make it any less creepy? Not really, especially when he comes to visit her at 43 and seduces his then 18 year old future wife! Ugh. I had so many problems with this book. I need to find something good to cleanse the ick factor from my brain. Any suggestions?

Here’s a clip from the film version of the book. It starts off with a much older Henry meeting his wife to be at age 6:


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Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

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Geez, first it was Farrah, now reports have confirmed that Michael Jackson passed away today at 50. I guess in the back of my mind I always thought he was one of those celebrities who wouldn’t make it to old age, but it’s still a shock.

Although his last few years were full of controversy, he was an amazingly gifted entertainer and musician. I can still remember going to his Hawai’i concert and standing up on the chair with my best friend Jean(we had seats waaaay in the back) doing the entire zombie dance sequence as he sang “Thriller”. Here is aYouTube clip I found from the concert:


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Say Wha?

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Via one of my favorite literary blogs, Bookslut, is a link to this article about a Hampstead, N.H. library adding graphic novels to their adult section:

Typically, graphic novels are marketed at people who have trouble reading. “For struggling readers, who don’t understand foreshadowing and literary concepts and the logical flow of a narrative, seeing words and pictures can help,” he said.

Are you kidding me?  Yeah, that’s why I read Persepolis, because I need the pretty pictures to help me understand foreshadowing and narrative.


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Better Off Ted is back.

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Better Off Ted returns on ABC tonight for the last six episodes of the season. SciFi Wire spoke to my two favorite characters, Lem and Phil, about their “bromantic” relationship:

“Slavin admitted that the two characters are “sort of married” in a way. “They would be lost without each other,” he said, adding: “Phil and Lem definitely have a lot of love for each other, and at the end of the day there is nothing they wouldn’t do for each other. They’re very committed to each other, but they do like to bicker, for sure.”

I’m not going to even try to explain all the things that make this show funny, just tune in tonight and see for yourself.


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E!Online is Speidi Free.

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I like where you’re going with this E!Online. However, I do believe the following needs to be added to your Free Zone:

  • Jon and Kate
  • The Hills
  • Perez Hilton
  • Paris Hilton and all her BFFs
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Lindsey Lohan
  • The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, New York, Tila Tequila, Daisy of Love, The Hogans and all other VH1 reality crap

I know I am missing a whole bunch. Feel free to add on to the list.


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Check out the new Alice in Wonderland.

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Boy, that photo is the stuff of nightmares.

It won’t be released until March 2010, but USA Today has a first look at some of the artwork from Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton. This story has been told so many times in so many ways but with Tim Burton at the helm, I have a feeling this will be the dark, twisted tale that it was meant to be.

Click here to see Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen.


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Good riddance.

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I always wondered who was the tool that was responsible for eliminating music videos from MTV’s lineup in favor of such classic entertainment like The Hills, Jackass and TRL. Apparently the man’s name is Brian Graden, who is leaving the network after 13 glorious years of destroying the whole purpose of MTV, which used to be about…oh what’s that word again….oh yeah… MUSIC!

I know I’m a dreamer, but since Viacom won’t be filling the position, and is looking to save some cash, could they maybe start adding back in some videos in lieu of stupid reality shows? Yeah, it’s a pipe dream, I am aware.


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I think he cursed himself.


via Bitten by a Zebra

A fellow wordpresser (I made that word up…copywright 2009) sent me this clip from the Tony Awards show. Broadway Space’s Kathy Searle interviews various Broadway and Hollywood celebrities from the Tony swag room. While Kathy is a little manic and slightly over the top in this clip, the gem is really at the 1:44 mark, when Bret “Busted Face” Michaels says this:

“I gotta be honest with you, I have bad luck at awards shows.”

Ya think?