Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Jealous? No. Maybe the shirt should say "Sucker." Clueless (above) is said to be the first buyer of the new 3G iPhone in Hong Kong where apparently people have more money than brains. Honestly, I couldn't tell you what separates the 3G iPhone from the iPhone that people went nuts for 6 months ago, but I can tell you that 6 months from now there's going to be something "better" than the 3G iPhone, and goofy consumers with time and money will flock to it because they think they're supposed to. Meanwhile, laws are being made faster than phones to keep them from using it in all the places they want to use them.
Here in New Jersey we have a law (or so they say) against using phones while driving. What it has done is create a race of people whose eyes move like lizards - independently - tracking the road and the sidelines looking for police. A law that is unenforceable has created a new crop of drivers who are both distracted by the phone and the effort it takes to check for law enforcement. I've yet to see one adjacent driver using a phone pulled over because - guess - there are never any police around.
I'd say the odds of being caught using a cell phone while driving in New Jersey are about the same as me catching a lightning bolt from the deck of my condo.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
“Sexy and casual, the perfect pair of jeans,” was the e-mail title. Yes, I’m hip and smart because I get e-mail from Abercrombie & Fitch. Do I shop there? Hell no. The ad says, "Low slung for the perfect fit." Really?
What I found interesting about the ad is the new trend toward the ass crack. Women have started showing it and now I suppose it’s the men’s turn. I’m not sure we always want to see crack, and I don’t think we’re trustworthy enough or comfortable in our self-assessment to know whether or not we should be showing crack.
The guys in the ad don’t seem to have a problem with it, but they’re professional models who are paid not to eat too much and spend their days grooming and lifting weights. I don’t know any models. Most of the people I know wouldn’t benefit from a pair of pants that don’t get pulled all the way up.
I see guys wearing those pants and they always look like they’re going to fall off. The thing to do is to wear your boxers on the outside, or so I see. It’s an odd look and makes me think they got dressed in the dark or something.
I’m 50 and I wouldn’t dare wear them. I wouldn’t have worn them when I was 20 either, and I could have pulled off the look. I guess I’m just not sexy and casual enough.
What I really think is going on is that they’ve figured out how to charge us more for jeans that use less fabric (and cost less to make) while marketing it as “perfect.”
Flawed is cool.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
"She asked if anyone would want to join her in the shower...," the 15-year-old testified. "I wasn't planning on having sex when I entered the bathroom. After stuff happened, I changed my mind." The boy said he told police about the incident two days later, leading to charges that have drawn national media attention. His family reportedly has moved to another community to escape notoriety.
The conversation turned to sex, the boy said, and "Ms. Honeycutt was telling us her fantasies."
After all but three boys and the two women had gone to bed, Honeycutt openly disrobed and walked to the shower, the teens testified. One of the 15-year-olds said he followed and got into the shower with her. A few minutes later, the boy testified, he ducked his head out of the bathroom door, asked the other 15-year-old for a condom, and had sex with Honeycutt in the shower. Honeycutt emerged briefly afterward, smoked a cigarette and exposed herself again, the witnesses said. She then returned to the shower, this time followed by the 14-year-old.
In a voice that could barely be heard, the youth said he engaged in two sex acts in the shower with Honeycutt, but did not have intercourse.
Pre-game, as dusk falls on Flushing. The view from my seat in the Diamond Club. La de da. Free food and beer.
Night falls on Flushing.
Monday, July 21, 2008
This is Milka Duno. To her credit, she is a former model and holds Masters degrees in Organizational Development, Naval Architecture, Maritime Business and Marine Biology and she has prior experience working as a naval engineer. Seriously. Do you think it was those Masters degrees that got her a ride?
It appears that in the Indy Car "land of the blind," somebody just bought a pair of glasses.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
“She was like a little kid after you tell them there’s no Santa Claus,” Witters said.