Dude, where’s your powerpoint?

Supposed General James Miller.
Supposed General James Miller.

I got a Facebook friend request from someone claiming to be 4 Star General James Miller (pictured left).  A couple of things tipped me off that this was fishy.  The profile, and its url,  (https://www.facebook.com/iteke.irene) indicates that this was not at all what it adds up to be.  I might not know much about the armed forces beyond what I pick up through various media (and ok, the odd romance novel), and I might not be the bear with the biggest brain out there, but I did spend a train ride from NYC to Syracuse next to a guy from the 10th Mountain, stationed at Fort Drum in the Adirondacks.  He seemed Smart (yep, capital S smart) and it was a 6 hour train ride. I had to pick something up along the way. Continue reading “Dude, where’s your powerpoint?”

Fierce Mulligan

Remember the SNAG (Sensitive New Age Guy) in college?   He was probably a biology major with a minor in religion or women’s studies, played Ultimate Frisbee, respected the earth and wore flannel, lots and lots of flannel.   Ahh, the joys of the liberal arts college. Then there was the Red Bull drinking, effing striped shirt wearing MBA or MBA wannabe.  To the right person, he too was probably appealing.  And then there was the Metrosexual, the reason Mark Jacobs is launching a men’s makeup line.  A man who understands that sometimes women know what they are doing, that spas are relaxing and that working out has surface benefits as well as long term health benefits. These are guys who will go to an art opening or watch Real Housewives over a sporting event, because they are that comfortable in their metrosexuality. Following closely on the well-shod heels of the metrosexual is the hipster, but with tighter jeans legs and more irony.  Men should never wear jeggings, even ironically. Continue reading “Fierce Mulligan”

Not Rocket Science

This summer Kim Kardashian had a baby girl.  As have a number of A-List celebrities, including Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Jessica Simpson.  Not only was a ton of media space devoted to their pregnancies but also their bodies, their recovery and their post-pregnancy reveals.  Jessica Simpson was treated much kinder by the press that Kim Kardashian, despite both having substantial weight gain.  KMids practically gained no weight  – with the Daily Mail triumphantly showing her wearing ‘regular” clothing even into the 5th month of her pregnancy. Continue reading “Not Rocket Science”