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Dizzying Intellect » Pop Culture

Category: Pop Culture

Boobiethon 2007

Ladies and Gentlemen (and the rest of you, too), the 2007 Blogger Boobie-Thon has officially begun!

Their main page will always be work-safe. After that, not so much. So feel free to check it out, but save the major clicking til you get home. Unless your employer is really lenient. In which case, I’ll send you my resume. (Kidding, kidding.)

RSM will be donating (for the cause and for the good pictures) as usual. Haven’t decided about participating yet…

Even if you’re opposed to this particular fundraising drive (I can’t understand anyone being opposed to breasts, but maybe I’m biased) please do donate to Komen. The life you save may be mine.

Instincts

FOXNews.com - Porn Star Accused of Sorority-House Rape

Has anyone seen Without Prejudice? It’s a game show where a panel meets a group of people who want money, and decides — based entirely on their first instincts — who gets kicked off and who gets the money.

I only watched two episodes, but this guy was on one of them. All of the girls (including me) decided that he was totally skeezy and creepy (before they mentioned his current job, or his status as a former marine), and he got kicked off. I’m sure some porn stars are lovely people, but this guy was a total alarm-rattler.

And sure enough, here he is, up on rape charges. Trust those instincts, girls.

Zzzzzz

I have nothing.

(via lolpresidents)

I have no idea why this is so funny to me.

Eating cats = not funny
Eating lolcats = hilarious

Cheesiness Turns to Tragedy

Anyone watch the cbs trainwreck Pirate Master? I should probably say, does anyone admit to it?

I will claim it as a shameful guilty pleasure. Former, I guess, since it’s cancelled and I don’t know if they’re even airing the rest. But I liked the challenges, in general. And I liked several of the contestants a lot. Almost all of the women, and one (maybe two) of the men. I also liked loudly mocking one of the men, while alternately bouncing nerf balls off his face on the television.

Anyway, I doubt anyone but me will care, but I find this really tragic, and I had to say something. She seemed like a smart, tough cookie. I generally think of suicides as cowards, but since she was already the victim of one, it’s hard to blame her. Her boyfriend’s death must have been terrible to bear. Sucks.

Sobriety v2.0

Don’t worry, I’m not going to make a habit of writing about The Three Douchekateers. But my schadenfreude just kicked in.

I laughed so hard at this when I read it last week, but as someone with alcoholism running madly amok in my family, I genuinely wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt, so I didn’t link it.

Right after getting out, Lindsay headed to Vegas and was seen partying at Pure on Saturday, voluntarily wearing the alcohol monitoring bracelet her rep was talking about.

Although since nobody ordered her to wear that thing, I’m not sure who’s checking it. When she gets home it’s probably smoking and sparks are shooting out because she’s overloaded its tracking limit. Then she takes it off, stumbles over to her computer where it’s flashing “Legally Dead” and she lifts her hands in the air and screams, “I’m cured!”

Hee.

Anyway, so much for that benefit of the doubt thing.

Lindsay Lohan was popped for possession of cocaine, driving under the influence, transporting a narcotic into a custodial facility and driving on a suspended license. Sources say her blood alcohol level was between .12 and .13, well over the .08 legal limit.

Cops tell TMZ cocaine was found in her pants pocket.

While I find her utterly talentless at playing any character other than herself, she’s a very pretty, tragic girl. And she’s a ginger, as far as I know. So I hate to see her doing this. This time she’s definitely getting jail time. I hope that makes dent.

No Place Like Home

Dude.

flying_chair.jpg

The instinct to jump to safety at about twenty feet must have been almost overwhelming.

Lemon in a Box

Lyric quiz! Lyric quiz!

I love these things (I got 11 out of 12), and I’m totally looking forward to Singing Bee starting. (Which, according to wiki, is tonight. Is that right?)

What’s your favorite misheard lyric? The one in the title is mine (courtesy of my sister, circa 1984), and I’ll let you figure out the song.

Update: Seki cheated and googled, so if you want to try and guess the title, don’t read the comments (or do read it, if you want/need a hint).

…I think I have a parentheses problem…

Tell me about it… Stud.

So. Heidi Fleiss is apparently opening a stud farm in Nevada. That’s in the brothel sense, not the equine sense.

What think you? Will it stay in business? Is there really a market for this? Apparently it’s female-only clientele. Ladies, would you ever go to a boy shop? (If you’re married, would you ever have?) Not my speed, personally; and even if it was, I have such stupidly specific taste in men, I can’t imagine she’d have anything for me. But I wouldn’t mind taking a peek. Heh.

In The Know

Ok, I’ve been pointedly ignoring the whole Chris Benoit thing.

I was a bartender for a long time, and for a largish chuck of that time, I was a bartender in Atlanta. I worked with a lot of bouncers, and I adored almost all of them (really, only one big exception). Being an underdressed, pushy broad who doesn’t readily back down from a fight, I probably owe a few of them my skin.

The one I hated left, and joined whatever the hell the big Ted Turner-based pro wrestling organization is/was in Atlanta. WCW? He was already a roided-out dickhead, so it was no shock. But he took a bunch of my other nice, protective boys with him, and all (except one) of them also became roided-out dickheads. That pissed me off. So I have no pity or patience with the sport or the men, or the women who tolerate their… roided-out dickheadness (which doesn’t include their poor little boy, obviously).

Ok, that was a tangent. Anyway.

I’m un-shunning the Benoit story because this is just freakin’ creepy.

An anonymous user operating a computer traced to Stamford, Conn. — home to World Wrestling Entertainment — posted an entry to pro wrestler Chris Benoit’s biography on Wikipedia.org announcing the death of his wife Nancy at least 13 hours before police in suburban Atlanta said they found her body along with her husband’s and that of their 7-year-old son

The posting reads: “Chris Benoit was replaced by Johnny Nitro for the ECW Championship match at Vengeance, as Benoit was not there due to personal issues, stemming from the death of his wife Nancy.”
[emphasis mine]

Thirteen hours before they found the bodies. And the user’s computer was local to a big wrestling organization. My first thought: did he write it himself? He was in Atlanta, obviously, but if he used their network, he could have their IP. Or did he tell someone?

Either way? Seriously creepy, and way, way morbid.

Re-shun.

Beauty on Film

If you aren’t watching Planet Earth, you really should be.

I know, I know. Oprah said it was good. Pretend that didn’t happen. It really is good. It’s absurdly, almost painfully, beautiful. The painful part coming mostly from watching such amazing things, that you know you’ll literally never see with your own eyes. Things like dolphins hydroplaning on top of the water to catch fish in water too shallow for them to swim. Slow-motion night-vision footage of bats drinking from cactus flowers. They had a team of videographers who spent a year in Antarctica, so they could film the entire life cycle of Emperor Penguins.

It shows no mercy or prejudice. Sharks eat seals, seals (weirdly) eat penguins, and penguins eat fish. And there’s reliably at least one totally humbling oh my god moment per episode.

It’s on Animal Planet on Wednesday nights. If you don’t watch tv, record an episode and watch it when you have time. You won’t be disappointed.