Jul 31, 2007

Totally Daft

Chances are you've seen one or both of these videos before. If not, you need to watch them. The girl is god on a stick—she's just awesomely adorable and funky and talented. And she's not pulling the traditional sexpot routine, which is genuinely refreshing and makes her even cooler.

The hands...well, the video starts off slowly, but trust me—it gets better. Amazing even.

Oh, as a bonus, you can check out the slow version to see the chick's moves in slow-mo (a.k.a. real time).

Now I have the strange urge to own some Daft Punk. Huh.

Darth Vader at Home

If you've ever wondered what Darth Vader does in his free time (you know, when not planning universal domination)? Here's a rare glimpse into the home life of Darth Vader. Hint: He reads PlaySith.

Jul 27, 2007

Three Pictures

There's no theme to today's post, except that all the things I considered posting about were images. So you're gettin' 'em all.

First, the horrible and depressing.

Second, the sublime.

Third, one that bridges the gap: a little bit awesome, a little bit morbid.

Jul 26, 2007

Guys and (Sex) Dolls

Now you might start to think I'm a bit obsessed with RealDolls, but I'm not, really. I admire all the work that goes into them (seriously, each one is a work of art), and I'm simultaneously fascinated and repelled by the men who own them. (I also tend to think of RealDolls as giant Barbies. With orifices.)

Anyway, my point was that, if you have a bit of spare time, check out this British documentary, Guys and Dolls, about RealDolls and the men who love (and love) them. It's sad and a bit scary how many of the guys treat the dolls as though they're sentient beings. And it's also a bit upsetting how...well, forlorn some of the dolls look. Definitely worth a look, though.

Also, I think it contains the best line ever: "Shit. And I'm running out of vaginas."

Jul 25, 2007

The Plight of Celebrity Progeny

Sweet Jeebus on a pogo stick, but I pity some of these celebrities' kids! I mean Ocean and Liberty aren't too bad (albeit rather hippiesque), but Audio Science, Moxie CrimeFighter, and Princess Tiaamii are gonna have some problems on the playground.

Jul 23, 2007

Jane Jetson's Jewelry

What a cool bracelet! It looks like something Jane Jetson would wear. I want one. Or several. In different colors and widths. That seems to be a problem, though—once again, I find myself enamored of a product that isn't available for sale. Bah.

Jul 19, 2007

Now Your Taser Can Match Your Shoes!

Look, I can appreciate being a girl who sometimes walks around alone at night and could theoretically use protection. This is surely why both of my grandmothers have given me pepper spray keychains. But I draw the line at carrying around my own Taser. It's lovely that they come in multiple colors now (even pink!) but I just don't need one. Especially not for $300. Moreover, I don't want every soccer mom on the block equipped with her own pink Taser. As adorable as Veronica Mars was, I thought that even she whipped it out too often. (Her Taser, I mean.)

Anyone else think this is a really, really bad idea?

Update: I just realized there's an Times article about exactly the same topic in today's issue. In case you're interested.

Jul 18, 2007

Simpsons Couture

You know, I really didn't think I was all that excited about the upcoming Simpsons movie, but I guess I am. I keep jonesing for more Simpsons goodness—I even stole a Squishee cup from a local 7-Eleven. (Well, I wanted the cup, but I didn't actually feel like drinking a Squishee. Besides, how could I save the cup if it were all sticky? Whatever. It's a paper cup. Don't judge me.)

Anyway, there's an adorable spread in Harper's Bazaar depicting the Simpsons on a whirlwind tour of the fashion houses of Paris (with Linda Evangelista as their guide). Very cute. Love Homer as Karl Lagerfeld. And Marge looks pretty hot, I must say. If you have no idea what's going on, here's a handy guide to reality vs. its Simpsonified counterpart.

Jul 16, 2007

A Very Special Post

I've been a) away, b) busy at work, and c) entertaining friends, hence the lack of posts. To atone for my disappearance, I present to you the greatest supernatural-mystery-hospital-drama show ever: Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. It was sadly short-lived, but that does mean that it's much more manageable to watch in chunks on YouTube. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the segments in order. (Thanks, Jenn! Really, thank you.)

Episode 1, Part 1
Episode 1, Part 2
Episode 1, Part 3
Episode 2
Episode 3, Part 1
Episode 3, Part 2
Episode 3, Part 3
Episode 4, Part 1
Episode 4, Part 2
Episode 4, Part 3
Episode 5, Part 1
Episode 5, Part 2
Episode 5, Part 3
Episode 6, Part 1
Episode 6, Part 2
Episode 6, Part 3

Jul 2, 2007

Lily Allen, Jessica Rabbit, and Blogmusik

Yeah, I know it's been out for a while, but I'm still rather taken with this Mark Ronson/Lily Allen collaboration. Lily Allen by way of Jessica Rabbit is pretty freaking awesome. See?

Speaking of Lily Allen, I recently realized that her music rocks. She's like a girly version of The Streets. However, as I don't currently own her album, I've been making do by listening to it here. It's a good system (the whole streaming audio on demand idea), but the content is a bit spotty. Still, it's a good idea and awfully useful when you want to listen to music that you haven't gotten around to buying yet. (Yes, I buy my music.)