Saturday, January 12, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Police: Mother Burned Son in Oven
It's like some bad horror-movie version of a fairy tale...
Police arrested a woman Friday after her 7-year-old son told authorities she burned him in an oven, and a day-care worker was arrested for not reporting the attack, authorities said.
The mother, 26-year-old Tiffany Fraser of Tallman, was charged with assault and endangering a child, authorities said.
Police began investigating after the boy was spotted alone at a shopping center and told officers he had run away because "his mother had put him in an oven and burned him as a punishment," according to police reports.
(actually, this is a piece by Diana Baumbach, via the myartspace>blog. I'm assuming you know the music reference)
Your Score: Doc Brown
131 Heart, 160 Genius, 130 Cool, 140 Excitability
Dr. Emmett L. "Doc" Brown - (Christopher Lloyd)
Back to the Future (1985)
You are Doc Brown, the consummate 80's scientist. When inspiration strikes, you're single-minded in the pursuit of scientific truth... even if it takes several decades and your entire fortune. You may be easily distracted, but you're still able to form meaningful relationships with a select few. And, you've got a really awesome car.
"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits eighty-eight miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit."
Other scientific possibilities:
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Katherine McPhee Gets Kicked Off
The McPheever isn't as hot as it used to be. So says RCA Records, the label that inherited Katherine McPhee, the season five American Idol runner-up, and released her debut album in early '07.
On Friday, it was announced RCA had dropped her from the label.
A BMG executive told the Daily News: "We put millions behind Katharine. Many of us at the label still love her songs. But we're in the major leagues. We didn't think she could break into the mainstream. We would rather be honest."
Ohhh, the tears of unfathomable sadness.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Shahi, the gorgeous, gifted actress who starred in the best show of the strike-shortened TV season, Life, is 28 today.
I can't wait to get that show back. C'mon, NBC. Make the deal.
Come not between the Ben and his wrath.
|'What will your obituary say?' at QuizGalaxy.com|
My green heaven.
If there is a heaven, and it isn't like that, I'll feel very let down.
And while I'm giving god a memo, I'd like to walk around this heaven with angels who look like this.
(it's Le parc monceau, Paris, BTW)
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Below the towers of the citadel
Seems someone overlooked the cost
Forgotten soldier of paradise
now paradise is lost
What do you think? Sometime after 2001-2003, right? Has to be. It's obviously a comment on 9/11 and the war on Iraq.
Nope. It's by Duran Duran, and it was released in 1988.
But listened to from the context of history, it has rather a tragic irony to it, doesn't it?
Unfortunately, Simon Le Bon blows the first two lines of the third verse in this version (he sings the beginning of the second one twice), but it's still my favorite of the few I could find online.
After about three minutes, though, it devolves into an endless jam; so you should feel free to turn it off after that.
_No. 2. Amy Winehouse — I have nothing much to say about Amy Winehouse, but I have had the following revelation:
She's Mamie Van Doren from the Bizarro World, where everything that was healthy is sick; everything that was bright and shiny is dark, and vice-versa.
(she even tarnishes my favorite color, for god's sake).
_No. 3. Mary Kate Olsen — Oh, I don't know. Mary-Kate has a certain "like she's been ridden hard and put away wet" quality to her that I find attractive in a guilty-pleasure sort of way.
Or maybe-given this picture-I mean a "photo-negative version of Morticia Addams" sort of way."
_No. 4. Fergie — This one I have to go along with.
I'm sorry, I just don't get Fergie.
I'll admit, she's physically fit (or maybe I mean plastically), but...
Kelly Clarkson. To tell you the truth, if I were she...
...and scarcely a day goes by that I don't wish I were...I'd trumpet my inclusion on such a list.
I'd buy an ad in Entertainment Weekly or somewhere and add the caption, "It's not about fashion, bitches."
That's just me, of course.
Eva Green. Yeah. As if anyone cares what Eva Green wears.
Jessica Simpson. Ms. Simpson is seen here standing in front of a machine that turns the thoughts of all straight males in the room to abstract expressionism.
Lindsay Lohan. Well, you're never fully dressed without a psyche.
Ms. Lohan is seen here about to return a remarkably chrome-free trailer hitch.
Alison Arngrim. Yeah. I didn't know who she was or what she was doing on this list either. But in my opinion? This ensemble (left) is fabulous.
Missing from the list was Britney Spears, who has made it many times before.
"I felt that it was inappropriate at this time to make comment, when her personal life is in such upheaval. I hope 2008 is a better year for her," Blackwell said.
Good god. How in the fuck fucked-up do you have to be when Mr. Blackwell won't even bitch about you? That's like being such an incompetent boob you can't even be elected president as a republican.
(zing! He's back!)
And just as a side note, wouldn't it be great if Britney really wasn't as troubled as we all think, and had just made a deal on the QT to promote the second season of Courtney Cox's Dirt?
Gotta admit...that would make a whole lot of the pieces suddenly fit together...
Blackwell also released a Fabulous Fashion Independents list that included:
Reese Witherspoon. So I guess we're permitted to allow for airbrushing.
Jemima Khan. I don't know much about Ms. Kahn, but I'll go along with it.
Beyonce. Here, Ms. Knowles prepares to shed her skin like a snake.
Angelina Jolie. Ok, fair enough.
Helen Mirren. I don't know about her dress sense, but she certainly wears writing well.
Nicole Kidman. This is not a picture of Nicole Kidman. It is a picture of Kate Winslet. If you have to ask why...stop reading this blog.
Katie Holmes. Sweet god. She's wearing a bed sheet.
Katherine Heigl. I think she looks best with Isaiah Washington's head at her feet.