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Hot Mama Tip: Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
By Glinda


Usually, I am a huge fan of Benefit cosmetics. I’ve found that their products are high quality, and do what they say they are going to do.

Which is why I was so surprised with BADgal Mascara. To me, the name conjures up criminally long lashes. So long that everyone will think you are a rebel and not a “nice” girl. Am I wrong on that?

With much anticipation, I applied this mascara, thinking I would perhaps go and ready my membership application for the local rollerderby team, or maybe the Pink Ladies, at the very least.

Alas, I would be receiving no stares of disapproval from the other moms on the playground.

I found BADgal to be overwhelmingly underwhelming. There was no oooomph, there was no wow factor. It goes on very nicely, and has a very smooth formula that does not clump. But it just didn’t thicken my lashes at all, it just darkened them. Which is fine for going to work or whatnot.

While it is a perfectly acceptable mascara for having tea with the ladies, no one will ever mistake you for someone who would go out with a T-bird.

Friday Caption Contest: Seventies Memorial Edition

Friday, June 26th, 2009
By raincoaster

You know what to do and where to do it.

jackson five Pictures, Images and Photos

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Celebrity Dad Faceoff 2.0

Friday, June 26th, 2009
By Glinda

Last week’s lopsided Faceoff resulted in Robert Redford winning it all by a very large margin.  Again.

So, off to the Celebrity Dad Hall of Fame you go, Mr. Redford.  Be sure to say hello to Paul Newman for us, will you?

Today, I’ve got two 70’s action film icons.  It’s a hard choice my friends, much harder than something on a Friday should have to be.




Guess the Celebrity Baby Picture

Thursday, June 25th, 2009
By Glinda

Last week, I asked you to guess who the happy, smiling baby with the loooong eyelashes was.

Congratulations to the superfantastic gemdiva, who was the first to guess Jimi Hendrix!

Who would have guessed such an angelic looking little boy would become a musical genius famous for smashing guitars?

As for today, I’m going to give you a picture, but this time, no hint unless everyone is having a hard time.


El No!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009
By raincoaster

Yesterday Glinda pointed out an expensive shoe gimmick aimed squarely at nostalgic parents, which was destined to fail with children, its purported market. Today, I’d like to point out an expensive experience gimmick aimed squarely at nostalgic parents, which is destined to fail with children, its purported market.


The Eloise Overnight:

The Live Like Eloise Slumber Party Package accommodates six guests and includes a suite, a copy of The Eloise Guide to Life, Eloise DVDs, Eloise postcards, Eloise snacks, rollaway beds, and a trophy party for elementary schoolers, or, the hotel hopes, a “girls night” for adult women. It starts at $3,595.

The regular Live Like Eloise Package-no party-starts at $895 per night, and is intended for families. It includes the night in a Deluxe Rose Suite, with the promise of an upgrade; a copy of Eloise; a Super Duper Sundae with whipped cream and sprinkles; and Eloise postcards with complimentary postage.

How about this instead for the hardcore Eloise fan who still wants to make her kid happy: get the kid a book, yourself a kilt with suspenders, and listen to Gawker’s advice:

…the kid is like, just give me a fucking iPhone, you wastrels.

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It’s the Great Sneaker, Charlie Brown!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
By Glinda

Peanuts New Balance

Because life would simply not be complete without a sneaker that features Linus in the pumpkin patch, right?

New Balance is teaming with the Peanuts gang for a series of shoes to be released this October, natch.

I have to say I’m dubious about the success of this line. The current generation of children does not view the Peanuts as any sort of cultural touchstone like those of us who grew up in the 70’s and 80’s. Who amongst us doesn’t remember the special privilege of getting to stay up late to watch all of the Peanuts “television events,” with that cool multi-colored, spiralling “SPECIAL” that would twirl it’s way around your screen? And the very important-sounding music that accompanied it?

Sadly, I don’t think kids such as my son will even be slightly interested in wearing these shoes, and they will only be made in children’s sizes.

I think New Balance is missing their main market, hipsters and nostalgic Gen X’ers.

Daniel Craig’s Dream House

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
By raincoaster

Daniel Craig's Dream House

Um, whut? Could someone please explain to me whether this image is an innuendo-laden bitchslap or simply the punchy product of a blogger’s particularly long Tuesday?

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Won’t Someone Think of the Children?

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
By Glinda

A Dad says to his daughter, hey kids, let’s go get some ice cream! The kids squeal with delight at the thought, and father and daughters have a fun time getting some delicious dairy, maybe with a little chocolate thrown in.

Typical, right?

Well, not if you are the Obama family. Instead of a nice afternoon at the ice cream parlor, you get Secret Service men, crowds of adoring fans, your picture being taken as you eat your ice cream, and not having a moment’s peace.

I have a little tip for all the gawkers in DC. I grew up in Los Angeles, where I’ve seen more celebrities than you can shake a stick at, from A-listers all the way down to D. But, we don’t pull out our cameras and scream and ask for autographs. We realize that they are people too, and would like to live their lives without hordes of people surrounding them every time they go out in a public place, and especially when they are with their families.

So we simply do what is known as “the nod.” If you happen to make eye contact with them, you simply look at them and dip your chin down slightly, signaling that you acknowledge that they are a public figure, but that you respect them and are going to leave them alone.

Judging from the looks on poor Sasha’s face, she wishes people would do that a little more often.


An “icy” stare.


Can’t say as I blame her.

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