Archive for August, 2009

mark steyn vs. teddy kennedy

Monday, August 31st, 2009

mark steyn in the orange county register loosely compares ted kennedy’s misadvetures in chappaquiddick and his leaving mary jo kopechne 40 years ago locked in a car below a river (–a car he somehow escaped from) for 5 hours to die alone to peter denying jesus. thus far the editorial has more than 300 comments, having jumped by 100 within the past 2 hours.

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jenna bush joins nbc's today show in the u.s.

Monday, August 31st, 2009

jenna bush, now known by her married name, hager, will join the broadcasting network nbc as an occassional correspondent.

the september issue as reviewed by the financial times

Friday, August 28th, 2009

this is sort of a non review. vanessa friedman, fashion editor of the financial times, basically aknowledges that the film exists, it has opened and that other fashion films have opened recently too. is she tight with the anna in wintour? or does she genuinely have no opinion on the documentary? read the ft review here.

increase in signs of puberty in pre-teens

Friday, August 28th, 2009

this article appears in the copenhagen post. according to the article, ‘medical experts fear that chemicals found in food and cosmetics are contributing to early signs of puberty in pre-teen girls.’

abc and nbc refuse to run ad criticizing obamacare

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

fox news reports that both abc and nbc aren’t gonna run an ad nationally that picks apart democrats proposed healthcare overhaul. guess that thing called the recession and lack of advertisers is working out just well for nbc and abc.

juicy couture smells of last century

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

have you ever really understood why americans love love love sweats with rude things etched on the ass? like ‘juicy’ ‘tri delt’ or ‘kappa alpha something or other?’

last january, while visiting the bread and butter streetwear tradeshow in barcelona, i was told by a representative from the fab french label faith connexion that one side of their exhibit was stuff they made for american retailers. the other side was for the rest of the world.

the american side consisted of sweats and hoodies. well here’s what the rest of the world was buying, 80s goth jeans with pointy metal pieces and flowing twilight dresses a la rachelle lefevre’s victoria character.

and this brings us to juicy couture. would you dare let anyone catch you in a velour track suit or carrying a terry cloth handbag?

and what’s with the middle-aged hide your ass look being thrusted up on tweenagers and twenty-somethings?

wall street journal vs. mercedes benz

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

no real journalist would ever put the words ‘mercedes benz e550’ and ‘cash for clunkers’ in the same sentence.

they're dropping like flies, dominick dunne dies

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

dominick dunne has died. his b-listed through d-listed celebrity coverage in vanity fair published by conde nastie, will be missed by some –primarily his loyal new england readership. that this article appears on the drudgereport, might imply that now graydon carter, head honcho at vanity fair, who apparently now eats in the conde nast cafeteria, now ‘gets’ the web.

two down, more to go: ted kennedy death coincides with 40th anniversary of chappaquiddick

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

40 years ago in 1969, edward kennedy drove a car (or the car drove itself) into a river. teddy swam to safety. as he once did to mary jo kopechne, teddy kennedy has stranded barack obama, leaving him on his own to deal with the death star that in this case is healthcare reform and the democratic party.

over the next few hours we’ll scan the obits to see how many msm newspapers fail to mention this 40th anniversary.

my college roommate whose father was an economist in the reagan administration once said, edward kennedy might be a drunk and a coward, but he votes the right way on key issues.

happy birthday mike huckabee

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

mike huckabee, darling of fox (is his show still on?) and the man who could give oprah a few pointers on how to lose weight and keep it off, turns 54 today.