Bigger than the NFL

‘Whoopin’.’ Even the promo for Starz new Lebron James collaborative show Survivor’s Remorse alludes to it. The numbers have been crunched (most impressively, by the NPR and FiveThirtyEight ) and the only thing noted is that spanking and whoopin’ are culturally acceptable in some parts of the country, and the practice is legal in almost every state. Texas even has guidelines on what is acceptable bruising and is not (apparently, any welt that stays around for over an hour could be construed as child abuse, anything that dissipates under an hour, you’re good, cause hey, by the time that kid is in therapy, you won’t be paying for it.) Continue reading “Bigger than the NFL”

Crazy Show for the End of Fashion Week Today?

Check out this write up of Marc Jacobs show, one of the last ones of the 2015 resort collection shown in New York City this week.  The intensely military theme, down to reducing some of the prettiest women in the world to all looking (spectacularly) alike.    If you’ve got free time, flip through the slideshow and see if you can spot Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid.

It’s a crazy combination of pink and militaristic, and an odd theme to choice for the second week in September.






Vox Populi Scotti

Should Scotland Stay or Go? Yea or Nay?

In the blue (Pantone 300)  Aye/Yea/Yes see you corner, is secessionista extraordinaire, Alex Salmond. He is the current First Minister of Scotland, a former member of the House Commons on behalf of a Scottish constituency, member of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and a former friend of the Westminster controlling Conservatives/Tories. Counted among his celebrity supporters are: Sean Connery (007), Gerard Butler (The 300) and various people from the Harry Potter movies including Robbie Cotrane and at least one X-Men , er X Man?, Alan Cumming aka Nightcrawler. Continue reading “Vox Populi Scotti”

Meryl Streep Crying in Five Different Accents

If I’m not going to be able to do an hour of stand-up, do not revive.

Even all the plastic surgery in the world can not stop time.  Joan Rivers, a revolutionary/pioneering comedienne and snarkmeister, died today at age 81. Complications from a medical procedure caused cardiac arrest and a coma from which she could not be revived.

Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.

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