So it seems that dear Britney was put back on psychiatric lock down again last night. I'm not going to get in to any of the details being reported all over the web. It's very likely that most of it is pure speculation but I thought I would post a little video of Britney taken this week. I was going to post this anyway because it's just so weird but with the news of her going back to the loony bin, I thought it was more apt than ever. You may or may not have heard that Britney has been speaking in a British accent recently. It's not so much British as a combination of squeaks and squawks mixed with a Southern drawl coupled with some Mary Poppins goodness. I thought she only did this "voice" every once in a while but girlfriend does it ALL THE TIME. The video was taken of Britney in a screaming match with her manager bag holder Osama "Sam" Lufti. Just watching the video you'll understand that Britters was running fast towards being committed. There are so many things wrong with this video. I hope this is the beginning of a fresh start with dear Britney. I've learned to not get my hopes up, sadly. We shall see.
Many of you know that I have an adorable kitty named Alice. She is totally the raddest lil' kitty ever. As I have learned, Alice tends to play by her own rules. She lets you know when she is hungry. She lets you know if she is in the mood to chat. She lets you know if she wants to play. You basically have to concede that she calls all of the shots. *sigh* If you accept that then it's all good. I ran across the following site and I loved the various things available for purchase. The site is called ObeyTheKitty.com. It's completely cute. Making obvious references to the late Chinese military and political leader Chairman Mao Zedong, the shirts and posters and what not are awesome. Its not all about kitties though - they also have items featuring Beagles to Pit Bulls to the weee little Chihuahua. If you have it as a pet, they'll have it on a witty t-shirt. Check out some of my faves below. Cute!
Take a moment from your busy day and play a game of Bejeweled. I used to have this highly addicitive game on my cell phone and it was a constant companion on the train heading up and downtown. The game can be found in it's permanent location on the right hand side of my site. Just scroooooooll down a lil' bit and you'll find it. Enjoy. xoxo.
Are you having trouble choosing which Presidential Candidate represents your beliefs and values? Do you wanna know where they stand on the issues based on how they've spoken out on the issues? Does a candidate's voting record on the important topics mean something to you? Visit GLASSBOOTH.ORG to take a brief quiz. Based on your answers to multiple high profile questions, the survey will match you up with the candidate that most closely reflects your beliefs. In these uncertain times, where we are in desperate need of change, the opportunity has come to get out there and campaign (or at least vote!) for your ideal candidate. This quick quiz takes the initial guess work out of finding the right man or woman right for the White House. Take the quiz today!
sleeveface: one or more persons obscuring or augmenting any part of their body or bodies with record sleeve(s) causing an illusion
Via Towleroad's Friday Towletech feature comes a few different sites which in their perusal could result in many hours of time gone. Who knew there were sites out there strictly dedicated to the art of photos with iconic vinyl records sleeves. The results are absolutely brilliant. I have included some of my faves below but take a moment to check out the various sites dedicated to this hilarious genre. You can visit the Sleeveface Flickr page as well as the Sleeveface Facebook group page. Many of these are from artist John Rolston who also has his own Flickr Page. Love it!
An All Star cast made a fun lil' video for Ellen's 50th birthday. Ok - who knew Ellen was 50!? Anyway, the video features Jake Gyllenhaal, Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham, David Spade, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Heidi Klum, and many other friends of the talk show host doing their best karaoke version of 'I Will Survive'. It's totally cute. Enjoy. xox.
I usually don't listen to anything that Star Jones has to say. I remember her briefly from her work on The View but beyond that?? Nah. Mrs. Jones had some interesting things to say about the recent death of Heath Ledger and ya know what?! I actually agree with her 100%. Check out her comments that were posted on The Huffington Post. It's pretty honest, fair and touching stuff.
"Since we learned of actor Heath Ledger's untimely death on Tuesday afternoon, the basic fact is that until additional tests have been conducted, the autopsy is incomplete and inconclusive as to why this 28-year-old man died. That's what we know.
Let's get to what we don't know: his death was a tragic accident, or something to the contrary. Until we know for sure, I think the media should just shut their mouths and stop all the speculation that's been running rampant.
This man has a two-year-old daughter. His family is going through the worst time in their lives. Their hearts are broken, they're numb, they can't understand what's going on right now. Michelle Williams is trying to figure out how to explain to their little girl that she will never see her daddy again. It's heartbreaking, tragic, and it's being used to fuel our never ceasing desire to eavesdrop on the lives of others.
Please let them grieve in privacy and dignity for a few days at least for goodness sake. As far as I'm aware, Heath Ledger never did anything but conduct himself in the most respectful and charismatic way. He gave us exactly what we asked of him -- good entertainment and our $12 worth when we sat our butts in the seats of a movie theater. He made his living in the entertainment business, but he purposely chose not to make his life that way. He was by all accounts a normal guy in every way, a regular dad who was often photographed walking down the streets of Manhattan or Brooklyn with his daughter, Matilda.
The scene outside his apartment on the night Ledger died made me sick to my stomach. People gawking and waiting around for a body bag to be removed. I have been at similar scenes in my work as an assistant district attorney. And let me tell you, if you don't have to be there, you wouldn't want to be. It's morbid. Someone who was loved is in that bag... and trust me it takes more than a minute to get used to that.
And when actress Michelle Williams and her daughter arrived home in Brooklyn, the scene was just as bad. Instead of being allowed to enter her home in privacy, she had to endure the flashbulbs of the paparazzi waiting to snap the money shot. How she explained that to her child through her grief is something I hope never to experience.
Might I suggest that we in the media, instead of reporting on the dead based on gossip, rumor, innuendo and anonymous sources, choose to honor this man's memory based on his talent and the good taste we all should be exercising. My heart goes out to the family of Heath Ledger."
A track recorded by Britney Spears is making its way around the blogosphere. It's likely not a song she recorded in recent years but it's worth a listen. Remember Ace of Base's song All that she wants? Brit Brit gives the song her own twist. Enjoy. (I guess!) xox.
Here is a lil' video of Alice rolling around on the floor playingwith staring at her newest toy - Thing in a bag. She totally didn't need any new toys but I just couldn't resist. She is just too darn sweet. xoxo.
My friend Charlie introduced me to this movie a few years ago. I had no idea that it was available online. I have the DVD of course but didn't realize there was an immediate means in which to share the movie with you - my friends. The movie is absolutely stunning. If you have time - sit back and take a look at this incredibly moving and spiritual film. It's insane.
The site spiritofbaraka.com had this to say - "Baraka is an incredible nonverbal film containing images of 24 countries from 6 continents, created by Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, with music from Michael Stearns and others. The film has no plot, contains no actors and has no script. Instead, high quality 70mm images show some of the best, and worse, parts of nature and human life. Timelapse is used heavily to show everyday life from a different perspective. Baraka is often considered a spiritual film.
Baraka is an ancient Sufi word, which can be translated as "a blessing, or as the breath, or essence of life from which the evolutionary process unfolds." For many people Baraka is the definitive film in this style. Breathtaking shots from around the world show the beauty and destruction of nature and humans. Coupled with an incredible soundtrack including on site recordings of The Monks Of The Dip Tse Chok Ling Monastery."
Tonight the BF and I are heading to Madison Square Garden to see the country trio Rascal Flats. I thought moving up to NYC from Mechanicsville, Virginia would have landed me far away from the deep twang of a country song but that wasn’t the case. Country music was never my thing growing up which in a Virginia small town is a rare case. Country music, whether you are listening to it or not, seeps in to your blood. The term "Good ol' boy" could be used to refer to a few guys in my immediate family. As my luck would have it, I think I fell for one of the only Brits on earth to be an avid country music fan. I would say there is country music playing in our apartment 85% of the time. Yeeeeee haaaaaw. This is not a complaint though. I've learned to love some country music these days. Some of my favorite artists are of the country persuasion. Hello - I so love me some Carrie Underwood. Don't hate! I just do. Anyway - we are heading to see Rascal Flats tonight and I'm really looking forward to it. Below is one of their more recent and well known hits. I'm pretty sure you've heard it. If not, enjoy. The opening act tonight is none of than American Idol floozy alumni, Kellie Pickler. Eeeeek. I'll let you know how that goes. It should be iiiiiinteresting. xoxox.