Friday, May 1, 2009

Pickles blogging...

WTF??? 84

Hmmm, did someone say elitist?
First Lady Michelle Obama steps out in Lanvin sneakers and they're only $540!
Michelle Obama has taken casual to a haute new level.
While volunteering Wednesday at a D.C. food bank, the First Lady sported her usual J. Crew cardigan, a pair of utilitarian capri pants and, on her feet, a sneaky splurge: trainers that go for $540.
That's right: These sneakers - suede, with grosgrain ribbon laces and metallic pink toe caps - are made by French design house Lanvin, one of fashion's hottest labels. They come in denim and satin versions, and have been a brisk seller all spring.
They're out of stock at posh Meatpacking District boutique Jeffrey, and Barney New York boasts a limited selection of the sneaks, which are a cult favorite among fashionistas.
It's likely Michelle got hers through Ikram, the Chicago retailer that often outfits her.
"They're shoes," the First Lady's reps sniffed when curious reporters inquired about the fancy footwear.
Michelle has stepped out in Lanvin before while getting down to business. A week ago, she shoveled dirt at a tree planting while wearing the line's chiffon tank.
Dresses and strappy pumps cost upward of $1,500, while tops go for $400 to $1,000.
Other celebrity fans of Lanvin's costly kicks include Ellen DeGeneres and Kanye West, who has blogged about his faves.
As the family's primary dog walker, Michelle clearly requires comfortable footwear.
"I got up at 5:15 in the morning to walk my puppy," she joked Thursday. "That's how my day starts. Even though the kids are supposed to do a lot of the work, I'm still up at 5:15 a.m. taking my dog out."
She'll be trodding on New York's sidewalks Tuesday for the first time as First Lady. Michelle will meet with staff at the U.S. mission to the United Nations. Later, she headlines Time magazine's "100 most influential people" gala.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't know that I would pay $5 for those ugly things...

Happy No Pants Day...

And apparently some people are actually celebrating No Pants Day-- ok, it happened weeks ago but it was reported today...
U of Oregon to Frisbee team: No pants, no season
By JOSEPH B. FRAZIER, Associated Press Writer
PORTLAND, Ore. – In the world of intercollegiate Ultimate Frisbee, it's ultimately not cool to go without pants. So said a student board that governs club sports at the University of Oregon when it ended a highly-ranked team's season after five players shed their pants and underwear April 11 during sectional play at Oregon State University in Corvallis.
The squad had already been on probation since November for serving alcohol to minors and making way too much noise at a party to end last season, resulting in fines and citations. Now the team, known as EGO (Eugene Gentlemen's Organization) is crying foul.
"We put on the longest shirts we had," pleaded player Kevin Minderhout. "We have some jerseys that are pretty long."
Minderhout said the team feels "the decision to end the team season was pretty heavy."
Ultimate Frisbee, which is akin to flag football and is popular as a club sport at numerous universities and high schools, has rules but no referees. Players are responsible for their own foul calls and are to resolve their own disputes.
The sport is non-contact. Points are scored by completing a catch into the opponents' end zone on a court measuring 40 by 70 yards. The Oregon team was considered No. 3 in the nation.
During the April 11 incident, one team went without shirts and five on the other side went without pants and underwear.
Someone complained. The club sports executive committee, a review board of five students, held a hearing Monday. Team members didn't do themselves any favors by saying there was nothing wrong with playing without pants.
Sandie Hammerly, executive director of the sport's governing body in the United States, the Ultimate Players Association in Boulder, Colo., said she and the association's championship director, Will Deaver, support the punishment.
"You have to wear clothing — it's in the rules," Hammerly said

It's also Mother Goose Day...

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Happy National Honesty Day...

It's also Spank Out Day... um.................... no comment

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

WTF??? 83

Ok, I get it having a different ending from the version most dumbshits have already seen online, but two endings so that you may have to see the movie more than once and/or in two different theaters? Assholes... now I might not even bother going to see a movie I have waited my whole life for. I don't like being played...

Theatrical `Wolverine' promises secret endings
By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES – Fans of "Wolverine" who watched the online leak of the film won't miss one thing by skipping the theater — they'll miss at least two.
Director Gavin Hood says the theatrical version of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," due out Friday, features two different "Easter egg" endings. The short bits of footage play after the credits and reveal important information about key characters. Hood says the two endings play on separate prints, so different theaters may show different footage.
The full-length work print leaked last month has a different ending than the one recently screened for reporters.
"X-Men Origins: Wolverine" stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber and

Happy Sense of Smell Day...

Sunday, April 26, 2009

WTF??? 82

I don't even know what to say here...
Clog show given boot in Hong Kong over feng shui
HONG KONG, China (AFP) – One of Hong Kong's tallest skyscrapers has declined to hold a Dutch charity exhibition of clogs because of worries the clunky footwear will bring bad luck, a report said.
The Cheung Kong Center refused to host the show, which was organised by the Dutch consulate, because of feng shui, a diplomat told the Sunday Morning Post.
The tower's management said the wooden footwear show would cause bad luck, because the Cantonese word for shoes -- hai -- sounds similar to a sigh of exasperation, the English-language paper said.
"Cheung Kong Center rejected the exhibition because of the Chinese meaning of wooden shoes. I don't understand. It is difficult to explain as I don't know how to say shoes in Chinese," an unnamed member of staff at the consulate told the paper.
The exhibition, part of an effort to promote Dutch culture, which will raise money for Chinese children, is now being held at another tower in Hong Kong, the paper said.
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system, used to enhance positive energy and good luck.
The system is still very influential in superstitious Hong Kong, and highly-paid feng shui consultants are often employed to advise on the location and design of new buildings, as well as give individuals advice on how to improve their luck.