So– the universe, as we understand it, is a slightly less mysterious place today. CERN in Geneva has announced that there is a reasonable chance that the Higgs boson, a particle that underlies the basic fabric of the universe, has peeked out from behind the veil and announced it’s likelihood. This is huge news mostly because it seems to confirm a basic tenet of quantum theory. In turn it shades the whole of Quantum Physics as something other than the complicit and deranged ravings of remarkably imaginative madmen. Also it justifies the billions and billions of dollars required to build the particle accelerator necessary to actually confirm the existence of the aforementioned particle. (In fact the particle hasn’t been seen so much as it’s left a teeny-tiny footprint while casting an equally teeny-tiny shadow but that, apparently, is the way things work when your dealing with the scale in question.) Read more
“…create the wants it seeks to satisfy.”
— John Kenneth Galbraith. Read more
It’s been over a year since we started this project and now that I’m in the home stretch I’m less excited about getting to shop again and more excited about not having a camera following me around. I can’t say I didn’t see this coming. What I didn’t expect was that I would be so goddamned sick of myself.
Just a gentle warning: this is essentially a two-part blog with related topics. Both are, I hope, worth reading and they certainly compliment one another.
Who else can play 'Caesar Flickerman' straight and make it work?
Stanley Tucci is a bit of a polymath as far as acting goes. He can play anything. Period.
The preceding has nothing to do with the rest of the post but I love Stanley Tucci and I’ve always wanted to hashtag him. (That sounds dirty.)
Watching ‘The Hunger Games’ is like watching a primer on sumptuary law.The reason that’s interesting is because the audience, the targeted audience, is young women– so it’s nice to see a plot point that doesn’t hinge on a vast, encyclopedic knowledge of recent vampire lore. There are inherent contradictions in the way the movie is being marketed versus what I see as the central themes of the book, but that is to be expected (if not endorsed or endured.) Later for that. Read more
Words cannot adequately capture the moment of horror I experienced upon realizing that the following article of clothing is not in fact a joke put forth by the good people at Huffington Post. I’m still a little stunned but I knew it had to be shared with the world, if only so that you can all be appalled with me.
So without further ado, I give you what I consider to be one of the worst articles of clothing I have seen in a long time (and I saw a woman wearing flannel pjs and Crocs to work yesterday)… Read more
I have three very firm rules where leggings are concerned:
- You may wear leggings with anything that covers your butt (this includes, but is not limited to long tank tops/t-shirts, tunics, dresses and oversized hoodies)
- You may wear them as pants if you are under the age of 10. I believe in my day we called them “stretch pants,” they were the cute alternative to sweat pants.
- If you are actually doing yoga (or running) you can wear them. You may not leave them on for the rest of the day. When the exercise is done, put on some real pants! Read more
Question: Would John Galt wear Lululemon.
Answer: Yes– because it expresses the highest level of vacuous, self-fellating thinking for people who were born into the kind of cosmic good fortune God would laugh at, if A. it wasn’t so implausible and B. there actually was a God.
What does she…
…have to do with this
Looking the Part: Social Status Cues Shape Race Perception.
“It is commonly believed that race is perceived through another’s facial features, such as skin color. In the present research, we demonstrate that cues to social status that often surround a face systematically change the perception of its race. Participants categorized the race of faces that varied along White–Black morph continua and that were presented with high-status or low-status attire. Low-status attire increased the likelihood of categorization as Black, whereas high-status attire increased the likelihood of categorization as White; and this influence grew stronger as race became more ambiguous (Experiment 1).”*
So–clothing does make the man…poor and black or rich and white. Here’s my response to what I think is an overt over emphasis on things like clothing choices and someone’s ‘sense of style.’ Here’s why I hate Anna Wintour and all she represents. Read more
Things have been getting pretty heavy in here recently, not that I’m complaining, but in the interest of levity I’m going to be completely superficial (who, moi?) and kick things up a notch. High. HIGHER! Straighten up people! Feels good, right?
And now a word or two about posture.
I’ll admit I’m not an expert on this subject or most subjects, to be honest. Maybe ‘Random Jeff Bridges facts no one (even Jeff Bridges) needs to know’, or ‘Obscure Saturday Night Live references circa 1983-2000′ are topics more in my wheelhouse but I’ll give it the old college try. I do have a couple of points of reference that distinguish my opinion; I was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of eleven and I spent almost 4 months in a back brace after a spinal fracture in 2005. I may not have a degree, but neither does Dr.Dre and don’t nobody front to him, Mother Effers!…or something of that nature so just indulge me okay? Read more