Monday, April 14, 2008

"The World According to Americans"

My client sent me this link today - "The World According to Americans."

This is SO hilarious because it's so true. Just take a minute and click on the link. (If you're using IE, then first you may need to click on the link twice, and after that, you need to go and download firefox because it's way better than IE.)

If you're too lazy to click on the link (stupid Americans), I've pasted in the picture below. But it's much better when it's bigger, so either click on the link or click on the pic to see it full-size:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Morford your money

Gotta give it to Mark Morford - this guy always has the most interesting-slash-entertaining take on things I'm interested-slash-entertained by. Read his piece, "The great pubic hair conundrum," which you'll notice is about the same article I blogged about last week in my post, "Forget Mom's Makeup - it's Microdermabrasion Time!"

As usual, Morford has a unique take on the whole debacle. He makes some excellent points, but I have to say, my favorite is this:

"The truth here is as obvious as it is deeply entertaining: Bad parenting abounds, baby, and what's more, I say our culture needs psycho parents and their preening, hyperplucked kids simply because the culture needs future Paris Hiltons and Lindsay Lohans and spoiled UCLA sorority girls with names like Dakota and Bree because, well, who else will we mock? Who else can future generations of normal kids look to and say, oh my God, at least I'm not like that? Who will grow up to date all the obnoxious frat guys and have bad drunken sex with them for 3.2 minutes and later marry and soon contribute to America's good Christian divorce rate? Exactly."

True dat, Morford. Keep 'em coming.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Forget mom's makeup... it's microdermabrasion time!

If you want to be frightened and concerned (and who doesn't?!) get a load of this article from Philadephia Magazine: "Trend: Pretty Babies".

I think I've said my piece on this topic before (read my earlier post, "Lolita's Closet", or this one, "Is your va-jay-jay better than your visa?"), but I thought it's worth mentioning again.

Moms, please don't dye your six-year-old's hair, or take your daughter for a bikini wax at the age of 12. Don't you think there's enough pressure on young girls, between the beauty industry, the media, and the fashion world (nevermind their peers)? They don't need it from their moms.

Articles like this make me think some people just shouldn't be allowed to breed.

PS: Can I find a way to blame this on Hannah Montana?

PSS: Thanks for sending the article, Ben