Archive for October, 2009

versace to make 350 or so redundant

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

according to the times –not that times, the real times. you know, the one in london, called the times. anyway this newspaper reports that versace is letting go a whole lotta folks.

malcolm gladwell and how should we say this

Friday, October 16th, 2009

it never occured to a blog about whatever that malcolm gladwell was half black or just not some geekie white guy with a squeaky voice who would be better off giving workshops at a star trek convention as opposed to being a well-paid editor with the new yorker. but since barack obama became president, it seems that he has made tentative steps to prove that he’s only just sort of another geekie white guy writing for the new yorker.

chris anderson thinks bloggers don't want money

Friday, October 16th, 2009

is the editor-in-chief of wired smoking crack? this is an old article. but let’s quote from the german magazine der spiegel ‘the vast majority of people online write for free. We’ve tried paying some of our bloggers and they thought it was insulting. They’re not doing it for the money, they’re doing it for attention and reputation, or just for fun.’

did they try to pay them. or like too many publications, the check took forever to arrive?

are the democrats and obama chiping away at first amendment rights

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

the washington examiner takes a look at a hate crime bill that has been attached to a defense spending bill by the democrats. does it chip away at freedom of speech in the u.s. and when it is passed, will it stand when one day it is challenged before the supreme court? the civil libertities police are on red alert.

karl lagerfeld versus brigitte magazine and fat moms

Monday, October 12th, 2009

karl lagerfeld, in today’s guardian newspaper declares that the only women who hate thin models are moms who hang out in front of their television set pigging out on crisps. this in response to germany’s brigitte magazine’s declaration that in the january issue, they’re planning on not using professional models but women with ‘normal bodies.’

now it is not clear that this is only for the january issue or this will go on forever. could this have something to do with the financial crisis and germany’s financial problems that this teutonic read for all women great and tiny now wants to focus more on bavarian beauties rather than the likes of heid klum–pre-pregnacies. the price per day is probably infinitely more reasonable.

obama gets nobel peace prize for showing up and reading teleprompter

Friday, October 9th, 2009

hmm. he hasn’t closed gitmo. the afghanistan war rages on. the u.s. government is about to push through a 800 billion dollar healthcare bill that the majority of americans don’t want. and the u.s. deficit keeps climbing and the dollar is sliding. what’s not to like?

conde nast starts closing magazines

Monday, October 5th, 2009

gourmet, cookie, modern bride, and elegant bride are the first round of zines, post mckinsey snooping, to be closed by conde nast, according to the new york times. since the u.s. is in a recession, who needs fou fou food, really? and who could afford an event like an elegant wedding in this day and age?

spiderman vs. general hospital

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

today, we find out that a side kick of spidey put his LA house on the market.last week there was the report on eonline that this same celeb from spiderman had signed up for a role on general hospital.

roman polanski has u.s. agent

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

roman polanski is a client of the u.s. based talent agency icm. in this piece in the new york times, his agent is quoted as saying:

‘“He has traveled openly and transparently,” said Jeff Berg, the chairman of International Creative Management and Mr. Polanski’s agent. ‘

anyone in the entertainment industry knows how hard it is to get an agent in the u.s.. but apparently, it’s no problem for some like polanski who confessed to commiting a crime and then run away from justice.

rammstein's new video; is it pornography

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

their song p**sy enters the charts in germany at number 1. neither mtv nor viva will play the clip. more information here.