Monday, April 21, 2008

4:20 Celebrated at University of Colorado

This past Sunday about 10,000 people gathered at the University of Colorado to celebrate 4:20. The event even had daytime concert for children.

The most surprisingly fact was that not a single person was arrested for publicly smoking pot. In past years, the police have tried to arrest smokers by taking undercover photographs, therefore resulting in $50 fines.

Instead, people gathered peacefully, had picnics and smoked.

Totally Inappropriate BUT....

Now, this whole FLDS thing is certainly no laughing matter. More than four hundred children have been evicted from this polygamous' ranch. Rumors of sex abuse.

But, let's just take a minute to carefully check out this group of women's hair-styles. I mean, they really love the updo-coif. What is even more impressive is that they probably don't use hair products.

I'm probably going to hell for this post. But hey, sue me.

Clinton and Obama Hit Up Colbert

A CNN article recapped the latest Colbert Report. It was only a matter of time before Democratic candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen.

Barack Obama found their way onto The Colbert Report. Clinton played up her image as a problem solver and Obama "sat in" on the show via satellite poking fun of the media.

Clinton emerged onto the stage after Colbert complained of losing signal on a projector screen.

"Are you telling me there is no one in this theater who can fix the mess we're in?" Colbert shouted. "I can," Clinton said.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Barack Sees No Point in Another Debate

A CNN article proclaims that Sen. Barack Obama will not be participating in anymore debates with Sen. Hillary Clinton in the near future. Clinton has agreed to another debate, but Obama has not accepted the invitation.

"I'll be honest with you, we've now had 21," he said. "It's not as if we don't know how to do these things. I could deliver Sen. Clinton's lines; she could, I'm sure, deliver mine."

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pure Genius!

Now, I am not exactly a video-game person but this is totally genuis!

Infamous clothing designer and guru, Karl Lagerfeld is being animated into the new Grand Theft Auto game!

Brilliant, right?

Karl will be one of the game's DJ's and personally picked out the music that will be played.

"I prefer to be in a video than to play with it. I would love to be a very nasty, politically incorrect character," said Lagerfeld.

Freaking amazing. Just amazing.

The Skinny on Skinny!

In an MSNBC article, The French Parliament has recently created a new bill that will make it illegal to promote "extreme thinness."

The proposed law comes after the death of several models in the last few years, with links to anorexia. If the bill is passed, France will be taking after Spain in banning overly thin models from working.

If you are guilty of breaking this law, you can be imprisoned or fined up to $47,000.

I think that this is certainly a step in the right direction, particularly in France where the thinness of models does not even compare to the thinness of models in the United States. However, how are they going to measure "extreme thinness?"

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Secret Meaning Behind Louis Vuitton Ad?

While this may not be 'breaking news' I ran into an interesting article combining my two interests; fashion and politics.

Cha ching, right?

Last summer former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was named as the new face of Louis Vuitton.

The scene: Gorbachev is being driven by the remains of the Berlin Wall. Inside his Louis Vuitton luggage is a piece of literature sticking out.

"It's a Russian book or magazine, strategically posed so that the title is upside-down but readable: “Litvinenko's Murder — They Wanted to Give Up a Suspect for $7,000.” Litvinenko, of course, is the Russian ex-spy whose death — by polonium-laced sushi — has been widely attributed to Putin's goons," Michael Idov of the New Yorker said.

Louis Vuitton explains the ad as reflecting their "core values," on travel.

What do you think?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Alcohol-Related Advertising Ban Lifted

A Washington Post article reports that a federal judge has overturned a ban on alcohol-related advertising in college newspapers, citing that this age-old law violates the students' right to free speech.

The judge cited schools such as University of Virginia and Virginia Tech who said the advertising ban restricted their ability to make money.

The Virginia ABC has no information about how drinking behavior at UVA and Tech compares to the advertising restriction.

Personally, I am elated about this. Virginia has a record of being so terribly conservative about anything alcohol related (ie: where you can buy liquor, how you can only buy it until 9pm, etc). This is a step in the right direction.

This Is (Almost) Too Much

Sen. Clinton is now likening herself to Rocky. Yes, you heard correctly.

According to a CNN article Clinton entered a rally with the Rocky soundtrack blasting behind her.

"Could you imagine if Rocky Balboa had gotten halfway up those art museum stairs and said, 'Well, I guess that's about far enough'? That's not the way it works," Clinton said.

"Let me tell you something. When it comes to finishing the fight, Rocky and I have a lot in common. I never quit," she said.

I love this crazy woman.