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July, 2009 | Teeny Manolo
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Celebrity Dad Faceoff 2.0

It’s Friiiii-daaaaay! And you know what that means, of course. What would your last day of the work week be without some hot dads for you to judge?

Last week Richard Gere went up against the suprisingly still hanging-tough Dennis Quaid. Seriously, if you had told me that Dennis Quaid would win so many CDF’s, I wouldn’t have believed you. Sadly Mr. Gere lost, although not by a huge margin, so he can still hold his head somewhat high.

Today’s challenger is someone who became more famous as his career progressed, but he got his start in a movie called Clash of the Titans in 1981. This curly-haired, lush-lipped man is now married to an equally lush-lipped Lisa Rinna.

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VERSUS

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Friday Caption Contest: Wakey-Wakey Edition

We are back from the land of the Blogathon flu and feeling somewhat like the below:

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Captions in the comments, as always.

And we’re announcing our winner from last week’s Lady Kermit pic:

Lady Kermit

John Pruitt Says:
July 24th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

You’re going to have go go through a lot of frogs before finding your prince.

Congrats and imaginary swag to John for his first win in our highly-competitive caption contest. What shall we hypothetically present to our champeen? For wet and wild times, what could be better than this snazzy skimboard by Rick Lutz?

Rick Lutz skimboard

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Cool Dadz

I don’t know if you’ve ever watched Important Things with Demitri Martin on Comedy Central, but it is actually a very funny show. When I first saw the promos for it, I was a little put off by the hipster vibe that Demitri gives off, what with his primary-colored wardrobe choices and shaggy hair.

But I got past that one night, and it is definitely good for some laughs. Each show has a central theme, and this one is “Coolness.”

Check out some dads who refuse to give up on being cool just because they happen to be carrying their babies around.

Important Things with Demetri Martin
Coolness – Dadz
www.comedycentral.com
Joke of the Day Stand-Up Comedy Free Online Games

Gisele’s Missing Baby Bump

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In an ad campaign for London Fog (of all companies) that will be released in October, Gisele’s expanding stomach is instead a vast, flat, Photoshopped expanse.

It looks horrid, if you ask me.   Is this honestly the best Photoshopping they could get for the money? It looks like she is wearing support hose. And we all know that Gisele is one of the last people on earth that needs support hose.

The quote from the London Fog spokesman as to why there is no evidence of her pregnancy goes thusly:

“Although Gisele was photographed while pregnant, most of the shots have been retouched to respect her privacy during this wonderful and personal time in her life,” Dari Marder Chief Marketing Officer, London Fog revealed in a press release. “Nobody is sexier or more beautiful than Gisele Bundchen in nothing but a London Fog trench coat, even with her visible baby bump,” adds Marder.

There are lies, and then there are damn lies, and that is one of them.

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Guess the Celebrity Baby Game

Last week’s celebrity baby photo was comprised of a smiling blond cutie with ponytails.  Ahhh, remember the days of wearing  ponytails on the sides of the head like that?  And with a center part? I’m pretty sure that style has fallen out of favor, but maybe when my daughter is too young to fight me, I will put her hair up like that.

Due to a glitch in the commenting system that held a couple of comments in the approval queue, the fabulous Jennifer was actually the first one with the correct guess, which was Julia Roberts!

Then I went ahead and featured her in another post, and along with Richard Gere being in the Celebrity Dad Faceoff, it’s just been a Pretty Woman sort of week around here, it seems.  Funny, because I didn’t really like the movie all that much.

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Today I’ve got an older star for you, so guess away!

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Jennifer and Violet, Doing the Three-Step

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Say it with me me now, “Awwwwww!”

Who does not love Jennifer Garner and her elder daughter, Violet?

They look as if they are leaving a medical office, and Violet has apparently chosen to decorate her mother’s arm with the obligatory stickers they give out at pediatrician offices.

Violet’s sweater is adorable, and I can’t tell if that is a shirt with a bow underneath, but it looks good all the same. And, I love the hot pink shoes, which look to be the Supergas I pointed out here.

As far as Jennifer’s outfit goes, she is all about the comfort, people. Simple tee, simple jeans, and running shoes.

I have to say that I’m not a big fan of running shoes as part of this outfit. There are so many types of cute, comfortable shoes out there to where you don’t have to resort to the New Balances as daily wear.

Me, I’m so lazy that I hardly ever wear shoes that I have to tie, so running shoes are not an option. Because it’s all about just trying to get out the door in time for school, baby.  Give me a pair of slip-on mary janes and I’m good to go.

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The Double Jon Standard

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I don’t get it.

Jon Gosselin has a semi-popular (and I do mean semi) popular reality show that is based around his family life, and when his family life implodes, dude goes nuts. And yet, he is followed around by the tabloids as if he were Brad Pitt. In fact, I think he is actually getting more tabloid coverage than Brad, if one can believe that.

Is it because he’s dating young blondes? Is it because he always looks so very clueless? Or because he has essentially abandoned his children to go partying and gallivanting about on other people’s yachts?

As I said before, I don’t get it.

But what flummoxes me (flummox being my third-favorite word in the English language) is why the women are dating him at all. He has left the state his children reside in and gotten himself a bachelor pad! So much for placing importance on his kids! In my eyes, he isn’t even remotely intelligent, or handsome, or witty, or any other criteria that most people have for a boyfriend. And at this point in time, certainly isn’t behaving like prime dad material, which is supposed to melt women’s hearts.

Maybe it’s the earring?

For some reason, though, he is being celebrated and courted by the media. And the blondes.

But you know that if a mother did the same thing, left the state and went around hooking up with hot young boy toys, she would be excoriated as a horrible mother from coast to coast. Now that I think about it, with eight young children, I’m betting there wouldn’t be many guys even willing to go out with her on a lunch date.

Based on the Jon Gosselin experience, it’s still definitely a man’s world out there.

Especially when all the chicks can apparently overlook the fact that he is wearing sneakers with no socks.

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Julia the Jeanie

I’m going to start a feature in which I take a look at the various sartorial choices of celebrity moms.

You know, probably because I am bored.

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All right, I’m probably going to get crucified here, but I actually like this outfit.

Because I grew up in the 80’s, I have a total blind spot when it comes to rolled jeans. In fact, I love them. And perhaps they wouldn’t look as good on anyone else, but for Julia Roberts, they work.

Loving the ballet flats, especially the color, and I heartily approve of the bracelets and the splash of blue from the necklace. Not too matchy-matchy, though (as Clinton and Stacy would say).

To me, this outfit says fun! Casual! I have millions of dollars and really skinny ankles!

What about you, yay or nay on this look?

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