“Also known as Maya’s mom, Mila won a challenge and placed in the top 2 right after that (for that star dress that was the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen the judges fawn over). Since then, she’s been outed as a one-trick pony, and the one annual member of the cast who is treated like an unwelcome in-law by the rest of the designers. Emilio says she doesn’t do anything but “color blocking.” I don’t know what this means, but I agree with it. COLOR BLOCKER.”—
“From what we can see on the security tape, it was a team of people that did it in 20-30 minutes,” says Public Affairs Director Erin Hogan. The tagging, which Hogan describes as having “a good use of color,” starts with the words “modern art” and ends with the phrase “made you look.”
Hogan says the Art Institute does have a collection of graffiti art, but she says it is inside the museum, not outside. Of this unsolicited submission, she says, “it’s disappointing…it’s sort of the price of doing business in the big city I guess.”
“I don’t want to say a boob job is the equivalent of a bulletproof vest. So don’t go getting breast enhancements as a means to deflect a possible incoming bullet”—An LAPD firearms instructor in response to the suggestion that size-D implants may have saved a woman’s life.
“The Bible says that marriage is between a man and a woman. In Leviticus it says, ‘If man lies with mankind as he would lie with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death and their blood shall be upon them.’ The Bible is pretty black and white”—
I was with them on this claim, “The shop owners claim the measure would put them out of business and wind up costing thousands of jobs as a result,” but they lost me here, “The plan’s opponents also claim selling wine in grocery stores would cause more teen drinking and more drunk driving accidents too.”
The AP Stylebook Online notified subscribers this month it had added the term as a reference for the downturn that began in December 2007. The entry will also be in the printed edition of the Associated Press Stylebook when it is published later this year, along with “a couple of dozen other terms,” said David Minthorn, manager of news administration and one of the manual’s three editors.
“We just talked about our homes and stuff. I started the conversation with ‘you’re not a penis!’ and you responded ‘neither are you! quite refreshing!’ or something to that effect. My connection dropped out and cut our conversation short, but you were nice and I’d like to keep talking.”
True love. Bonding over the fact that the other person is not a penis.
“The new regulation is meant as a compromise between the city’s concerns about childhood obesity….
…The criteria led some foods not normally thought of as healthy to make the list. For example, approved items include two of the 21 varieties of Frito-Lay Doritos: Cool Ranch Reduced Fat, and Spicy Sweet Chili (1 ounce packages).”
So.. homemade cookies are not good, but packaged doritos are okay? And we wonder why children grow up to adults who don’t know how to manage what they eat. And aren’t we on an anti-salt crusade in the city?
“Hannah Storm in a horrifying, horrifying outfit today. She’s got on red go-go boots and a catholic school plaid skirt … way too short for somebody in her 40s or maybe early 50s by now…She’s got on her typically very, very tight shirt. She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body … I know she’s very good, and I’m not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won’t … but Hannah Storm … come on now! Stop! What are you doing? … She’s what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point.”—
In a policy statement, “Prevention of Choking Among Children,” theAAP recommends that food manufacturers “should design new food and redesign existing foods to avoid shapes, sizes, textures and other characteristics that increase choking risk to children.”
The hilarious Twitter site has enlisted more than 1.6 million followers since launching in August. Its star mission — to quote creator Justin Halpern's 74-year-old real-life father, after he moves back home at the age of 29. With Shatner on board, the project has been greenlighted to pilot.
The site is fantastic and shares a rich insight into a person not normally found in the shallow Twittersphere. A recent entry gives the sense of the comedic possibilities here: “Don’t mess with him…Trust me, you don’t f—- with a man that sleeps next to a woman he never screws. They’re unpredictable.” That’s it. But it’s a great piece of a comedic puzzle.
Halpern stays on board as he co-penned the script with Patrick Schumacker. Halpern and Schumacker co-exec produce the Warner Bros. TV-produced project.
Even with Shatner on board, the big question has to be whether the Twitter page will pull off the jump into the new medium or end up as extinct as the sitcom Geico cavemen.
“In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life. My mother did not carry me around under her arm like a loaf of French bread the way former Governor Palin carries her son Trig around looking for sympathy and votes.”—
Actress Andrea Fay Friedman, who voiced “Down Syndrome Girl” Ellen on Family Guy, and is herself an individual with Down’s, responds to Palin’s negative remarks concerning the controversial episode.
Tiger Woods will reportedly return to “therapy” after apologizing for infidelities this morning in his first public appearance since his personal life unraveled more than two months ago.
In a letter PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem penned to the PGA’s policy board that was obtained by The Associated Press, Finchem explains why Woods selected Friday to come clean.
"As we understand it, Tiger’s therapy called for a week’s break at this time during which he has spent a few days with his children and then will make his statement before returning," Finchem wrote, the AP reported. "Accordingly, there was very little flexibility in the date for the announcement."
We — the folks here at NBC Local — latest project last night: A food blog by the name of Feast with Ben Leventhal, our Around Town editor and founder of the restaurant blog Eater, at the helm. It is currently available in Miami and New York, but we’ll be pushing out to new markets before you know it.
Welcome, people, to Feast, a website dedicated to the pursuit of the restaurant and created near-expressly for the purpose of answering once and for all the question, Where should we eat? As such, Feast brings at least these three offerings to the—no, this won’t be the last of the puns—table: a blog, a re-imagined restaurant search engine and organizer, and a ratings aggregator, Feast Rank, our own meta-scoring system for restaurants.
The last two are best discovered via meticulous examination on your part, reader-friend, but if you want a place to start here is a link to every single restaurant in our New York database, top to bottom. “Add To List” and Feast Watch are two other ways to get the most out of the rankings. We hope you’ll be pumped about, so check ‘em. As for content, the spigot is now on. Combing the recent archives will reveal Lunch Hour, our answer to midday downtime; plus, maybe you’ve seen this video, of Daniel Boulud fleecing Nate Appleman on the opening of his new restaurant, Pulino’s. And, this is fun, we reached Motorino owner Mathieu Polombino the morning after the New York Times awarded his pizzeria one star. It’s not that he wasn’t pleased, it’s just that he wasn’t pleased.
Short blog posts are good blog posts, so we’ll cut to the wrap. Feast is a presentation of NBC Local Media and dozens of folks across the division. We’re excited to have you, and hope you like what you see.
“As a result of this program of systematic research, we now have reasonable evidence that cannabis is a promising treatment in selected pain syndromes caused by injury or diseases of the nervous system, and possibly for painful muscle spasticity due to multiple sclerosis.”—
The results of a study by the Center for Medical Cannabis Research, which found that medical marijuana does have benefits.
The Olympic figure skating pairs shimmered with grace and talent, but I just couldn’t help it: Every time I saw a man hoist his partner with one hand or toss her forward, I thought not of Mikhail Baryshnikov but of Fred Flintstone. Watch the pairs if you must (I did, and even enjoyed them) but maybe the wide world of sport would take on a more contemporary shine with a new variation - same-sex figure skating pairs…
In figure skating, as in much of the rest of life, we seem to have a two-track mind: either you are in a boy-girl couple or you are alone. But that’s all in our heads. In our real lives, we have our solo acts, our boy-girl events, our same-sex ties, and our groups. Hmm, come to think of it, why limit the number of simultaneous skaters to two?
Many Chicagoans are oddly drawn to the Olympic sport of curling, even though they probably know next to nothing about it. Now, they’ll have one more reason to find the sport… attractive.
The U.S. Curling Team is co-sponsored by the “Hurry Hard” Condom.
The "Hurry Hard" Condom, named after the phrase curling teammates yell to encourage faster sweeping in front of the stone, was debuted in December by the Chicago-based Kodiak Technology Group.
Curling, a software holding company, and condoms. Just what inspired this unseemly partnership?
Kodiak's CEO Daniel Field became enamored with the overlooked sport about 10 years ago and eventually became a sponsor, according to CNNMoney.com. He also hosted websites and online audio broadcasts dedicated to curling.
Hoping to raise some money and draw some attention to the sport, Field created the official curling condom.
And with one more beheading, the Quickening comes to its final battle. Walgreens vs. CVS: who will be the last drugstore standing?
How many Dollar Rewards Club points is that worth?
Holy crap. This is major. I read a great piece on DR in NYMag a while ago. Oh, here it is:
“The company understands two important things: New Yorkers are uniquely harried shoppers, and the whole ball game comes down to real estate. Duane Reade has used its skill at that quintessential New York blood sport to cut rents by shoehorning its stores into bizarre locations other chains wouldn’t touch. And it’s kept New Yorkers coming back by knowing us better than we’d like to think: For all our bluster about good design, organic foods, and attentive service, we’ll take our Band-Aids and trash bags where we can get them.”
It seems that for now we’ll still see Duane Reade signs across the city, but I’m not sure what “expects to integrate” means exactly:
"Under the terms of the deal, Duane Reade stores will continue to operate under their current name for now, and most of its senior management team will remain for the time being. Walgreen still expects to eventually integrate Duane Reade’s stores into its 7,162-outlet stable, which includes 70 stores in the New York City area."