Monday, March 30, 2009

That 80's Look

Oh, the 80's were fun. I keep seeing more and more fashion that dates back to the 80's, so I figured it might be fun to travel back in time to 80's tv land and see how much things have changed, or how much they have stayed the same. You be the judge.  

Monday Monday

Grumble grumble. I am about this excited to face the day.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Cougar Barbie

Comedians I Would Do

Do you think smart and funny trumps super attractive yet slow-witted?

Stephen Colbert

Lewis Black

Conan O'Brien

I do!

Assuming I was unattached and any of the above-mentioned men were also unattached and interested in me (note: the latter is a BIG assumption, but this is my implausible/impossible scenario and I am running long with it), I think I'd get it on with them rather than boffing super hot vapid dudes. But I'd only do it if they didn't do anything toooooooooooo stupid to turn me off.

And you?

Somehow I think the men might have different answers than the women on this one.....

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Defensive Driving

I think I need to drive this car and to play this music when driving around town so that nobody will mess with me.

And I wouldn't mind having Snake Plisskin by my side.

If you haven't seen the 1981 Escape from New York movie, do it.  Kurt Russell is in his prime in this movie, and he is pretty hot in it.  Gulp.  

Alexander Calder Jewelry

Alexander Calder (1898-1976) is most well known for his hanging mobiles, but I am partial to the amazing jewelry that he made.

If you or anyone you know has jewelry that you suspect may be by Alexander Calder, be very careful with it, as his jewelry is very prized and very, very expensive. You can always take it to a trustworthy appraiser to find out if it is really by Calder and determine the value. Or if you don't don't want to bother with all of that, contact me and I will take if off of your hands.

To learn more about Alexander Calder, click here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Gramophone Chandeliers

Dan Marty Design turns gramophone speakers in to hanging chandeliers. Brilliant!

Of course I am wondering if I can make them myself. Hmmmmmmm.

Hump Day

Adolescent boy humor is alive and well.

This one is best with the sound turned up.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Barbara Kruger

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (It's a small world but not if you have to clean it) 

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Endangered Species)

Barbara Kruger, We will no longer be seen and not heard

Barbara Kruger, Untitled - Hate

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (I shop therefore I am)

Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Thinking of you)

Barbara Kruger combines unsettling slogans with found or fabricated images from popular culture -- photographs from magazines, posters, and movies. The images are often fragmented, and the arresting slogans allude to physical and emotional violation. For example, one untitled composition is a picture of a hand holding an exploding firecracker. Its label reads “You are an Experiment on Terror.” Her art uses our willingness to receive media’s messages against us in order to alert us to our collusion in cultural group-think.

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Great Arms

The weather is warming up, and I need to tone up my arms. Well, I really need to trim down and tone up EVERYTHING. I have plenty of muscle, but it seems to reside beneath a layer of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.

Michelle Obama has the best arms. Her arms have great muscle tone, they aren't too bulky, and they still look femine. Perfect.

Jennifer Aniston has excellent arms and a very nice physique. I'm guessing she does a lot of yoga and that she doesn't eat much.

Madonna has gone too far with the exercising. Look at her guns! I think she looks positively gristly. I want to sit her down and force feed her cheesecake until she starts looking softer and more feminine.

Lisa Aukland (Female Bodybuilder) might just have the scariest arms/physique of all. Gulp. But, body building is her chosen profession, so I won't really hold it against her. And I wouldn't dare challenge her to an arm wrestling contest.

I have had this Kathy Smith - Timesaver Lift Weights to Lose Weight DVD for years, and when I actually bother to DO THE WORKOUT, I get excellent results. I started back on it again this weekend and am trying to refrain from checking the mirror for visible improvements. I am rather impatient.

I recently saw these tips for getting First Lady-style arms in case you are interested: Get Michelle Obama's Sexy Sculpted Arms in 5 minutes a day. I will be giving this a try, too.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


While sitting at the Honda dealership a couple of weeks ago, I read an article on SHMEAT in Whole Life Times magazine.

Here is the introduction of the article by Lou Bendrick:

Last April, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals announced it was sponsoring a one million dollar “X-Poultry Prize” for the creation of affordable, humane and “commercially viable” test-tube meat by 2012. This announcement, not at all surprisingly, piqued public curiosity (for starters, why is PETA endorsing anything with the word “meat” in it?).

Test-tube meat is also known as in vitro meat, cultured meat, victimless meat, vat-grown meat, hydroponic meat and, finally, shmeat. (Note to self: Be sure to apply for inevitable X Prize to rename this stuff.) Shmeat is grown from a cell culture (hence the in vitro or cultured prefixes), not from a live animal. These harvested cells are taken from an animal, such as a pig, and placed in a “nutrient-rich medium” that mimics blood. Once the cells multiply they are attached to a spongy scaffold or “sheet” (sheet + meat = shmeat) that has been soaked with nutrients and stretched to increase cell size and protein content.

This shmeat could, in theory, be harvested in vast quantities and used in minced meat products: burgers, nuggety things, or potted meat-food products, etc. While scientists (they call themselves “tissue engineers”) admit that growing a pork chop with a bone without a real pig attached is not likely, they also say that affordable, palatable minced shmeat might be available at a grocery store near you within a decade.

So… is this news great? Or gross? If it’s hard for you to tell, I assure you, you are not alone. When I first read about test-tube meat, I experienced psychological delight at its humanitarian prospects coupled with a simultaneous gag reflex at the thought of actually eating it.

To help you sort through your feelings, lie back on the couch while we examine some pros and cons of shmeat. (Most of these points are hypothetical, given that shmeat is in the experimental stages, but let’s take a novel approach and think seriously about a possibly harrowing technological advance before it becomes a widespread reality. Just a thought!)

To read the entire article, click here: Whole Life Times - Meet Shmeat

To see a hilarious take on the whole shmeat issue, take a look at this video from The Colbert Report:

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
World of Nahlej - Shmeat
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Your thoughts on this topic?

Friday, March 20, 2009