Va-Jay-Jay Jewels

No, I'm not talking about how your lady parts are jewels kept inside the sacred temple. Rather I'm showing a picture that I found via @schmiss of pendents being sold on Etsy meant to celebrate womanhood - but perhaps in a decidedly less tasteful manner than a Georgia O'Keefe painting.

Source: Woman in Bloom Etsy


The following is a twitter exchange between myself and @schmiss where we sexually objectify the son of the current Vice-President. The sexually attractive Attorney General of Delaware, Mr. Beau Biden.

What Does A Web Ad Say About Your Tech Saavy?

There's nothing quite like an election season.
The lack of sleep, the bitterness, the anger, the bitchiness, the back-stabbing and of course the campaign ads.

Right now, there's a race to fill Ted Kennedy's empty Senate seat. While the Democrats have been buying air time on television, the two Republican candidates have been sticking to the web.
Which brings me to this glorious gem that was released today:

The Gay Conversion of a Gay Film

Everyone's been a-buzz of Designer Tom Ford's Directorial Debut: A Single Man.

But now the oscar-buzzed film may soon face backlash from potential fans and possibly the LGBT community. It appears that the second trailer released for the film underwent a Gay Conversion ceremony and A Single Man turned into a story about a man and a women in love instead of Colin Firth getting it on with Matthew Goode.

I am all for the Sexual Objectification of Politicians

I came across this YouTube GEM thanks to my political junkies from ONTD_Political.
I don't even understand what it's saying, or what it's for. All I know is that it is made of awesomesauce.

Tomorrow is Election Day across America. I know CNN is really excited about it, they're hoping that tomorrow will bring their ratings back to what they were during the last election cycle (the cable news network is currently rated #3). But, I'm guessing that they'll have a difficult time garnering viewers. Although there is always high drama in politics, this election lacks any of the charisma of the presidential election, and in return has garnered little interest outside of the standard political junkies.

But this election season is important nonetheless. There's the mayoral race in Boston, where basically everyone is expecting Mayor Thomas Menino to continue his reign. Although, I personally don't really feel like very much is at stake in this election (I also don't technically live in Boston, so I don't vote in city elections), I'm hoping for a big upset from Michael Flaherty. Mostly because that'll be the greatest story of the season in this city. Mostly, I just want Sam Yoon to cast a spell over Boston because he looks like an Asian version of Harry Potter.

Regardless of the outcome of any of tomorrows races, the Anti-Gay Marriage ballot initiative in Maine will effect the entire nation. The strategy for the "Yes on 1" campaign has been strikingly similar to the same one that was used in California to pass Proposition 8.

Rachel Maddow breaks it down better than I can/will:

New Music! Chauffeur - "Soles of Fire"

The Fader has unleashed the video from the live performance of Mark Ronson's new band, Chauffeur.

The music is v. Ronson-esque with a tough of hip-hop, soul, and some funky synth piano beats. What do y'all think? New music revolution? Or just a side project for fun?
At their encore performance for their Use Your Sole Tour, Hanson decided to cover Michael Jackson's Thriller. The show was at the House of Blues in Houston on Halloween night. Michael Would Not Approve.

This is my reaction:


Daniel Merriweather is someone that needs to be blasting from your headphones RIGHT. NOW. His voice is soulful and earnest, and his music harkens back to a time when artists tried to add a sense of perfection to pop music.

Anyone that knows me knows that I (and my co-hort Candace Brooke) love Mark Ronson, mostly because I truly believe that he and the artists that he works with will bring a new era of music to the world.

Music, like fashion, is cyclical. Just like the 80s are running rampant in retail stores all over, the smooth jazz, funk, and R&B of the period from the 1950s to early 90s is slowly emerging - albeit with a new take with synths and sampling.

Daniel Merriweather's Myspace

One of the really outstanding tracks off his new Album Love & War  (already out in the UK, no word yet on when America will get hip to music that isn't synthesized auto-tune) is a duet with Adele, Water and a Flame.

The song is incredibly lovely and absolutely perfect to listen to if you're lovesick/just broke up with someone/obsessed with love songs/good music/have ears. I was so excited about the music video, and when I saw it today, I was sorely disappointed. Apparently Daniel Merriweather and/or his Record Company doesn't think it's possible for a big girl to have a sexually attractive mod boyfriend with a seductive singing voice. Adele has been replaced with a sad, beautiful blonde.