Saturday, February 08, 2014

Hannity moving from NYC

And New York City heaves a collective sigh.

Hannity puts Long Island house on the market

My advice to New Yorkers? Flush several times after he leaves. He's blasted out a lot of shit in the last few years. Mazel Tov!

Chez Yves

After Yves Saint Laurent died his companion Piere Berge auctioned the contents of his Paris appartement. The auction netted $484 million! 

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Baubles, cont.

A 19th century amethyst "riviere" suite

A beautiful Victorian amethyst necklace
A Bonaparte parure of carved malachite

This peridot brooch is by Chaumet, 19th century

An Edwardian peridot necklace

A suite of peridot jewels owned by Empress Elizabeth (Sissi) of Austria

A close up of the Austrian peridots

This Cartier choker of coral, diamonds and emeralds was owned by the Duchess of Windsor

In honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month we have this little gem from California:

School apologizes for serving Fried Chicken and Watermelon in honor of Black History Month

And then there's this from your local Walgreens:

Really people... get with the program!

Florida... Again

Today's weirdo news from Florida:

Naked man shot to death after eating teens face, assaulting cop

A naked man with "superhuman strength" was shot to death Tuesday night after assaulting a former police officer and biting part of a teenager's face off.

According to Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw, the naked man was walking down a road near Delray Beach, Florida when, for reasons that remain unclear, he attacked a 66-year-old former NYPD officer. The retired cop was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries. Meanwhile, the naked man continued up the road, where he encountered and chased a man walking with his 10-year-old son. Later, the naked man attacked an 18-year-old man, biting his face until the teen stabbed the man with a box cutter or knife. By that time, police officers had arrived on the scene and attempted to Taser the nude man. 

"He's obviously delirious on something," Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw told the Palm Beach Post. "He is a huge guy. He takes a fighting stance. They're trying to get him on the ground. He starts charging them. The Taser did not affect him." A deputy then shot the man three times, once in the torso and twice in the lower body. The man died later that night at a nearby hospital. 

"We don't know right now if he's expired from the gunshots, or if he's expired because of obviously he's on some type of drugs that have made him act like this," Bradshaw said. "There's no way to know if those are the shots that actually killed him, or if he's died from what they called exited delirium. He's obviously on some type of narcotics to make him act like this."

Happy Birthday Prinzessin Fredric von Anhalt!

Happy Birthday Princess Zsa-Zsa darling!
Zsa Zsa Gabor (born February 6, 1917) is a Hungarian-born American socialite and actress who acted in supporting roles in movies, on Broadway, and occasionally on television.

She began her stage career in Vienna at age 15, and was crowned Miss Hungary in 1936. She emigrated to the United States in 1941 and became a sought-after actress with "European flair and style", with a personality that "exuded charm and grace". Her first movie role was as supporting actress in Lovely to Look At. She later acted in We're Not Married! and played one of her few leading roles in Moulin Rouge (1952), directed by John Huston, who described her as a "creditable" actress. Besides her film and television appearances, she is best known for having nine husbands, including hotel magnate Conrad Hilton and actor George Sanders. She once stated, "Men have always liked me and I have always liked men. But I like a mannish man, a man who knows how to talk to and treat a woman – not just a man with muscles."

Taiwan Animators on the Christie GWB scandal

He's Toast!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Another Florida Nut Case

How's this for a headline? From

Disfigured Florida man sets house on fire after he was scolded for public masturbation
Police arrested a Florida man accused of setting fire to an apartment complex after a building manager told him to stop masturbating in front of his open windows and door.

Kenneth Haskins, who was disfigured previously when he shot himself in the face with a shotgun, was charged with felony arson, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Officers said the 58-year-old Haskins used flammable liquids to set the fire about 10 p.m. Monday in his bedroom and kitchen at the Mar Plaza Apartments in Tampa.

The fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes, firefighters said, and 28 apartments were evacuated during the incident, but no injuries were reported. Police said Haskins was angry over being scolded for masturbating in plain view.

Monday, February 03, 2014

I'm always down for a Sausage Party!

Science: How to eat a messy burger

Yum, yum! But what a mess!
You've just made yourself a big, juicy burger and loaded it with cheese, mushrooms, onions and just about everything else you can think of. You cradle the burger lovingly in your hands and go in for the big bite when upon taking that bite the burger slides out the other side of the bun. I hate that!!! Cutting the burger in half is une grande faux pas so what do you do? 

Well, those wily folks over the Pacific in Japan have done a study and have discovered the perfect way to hold the burger so that the sandwich stays inside the bun. Voila! 

We've all been there: You're holding a big ol' hamburger with both hands, you bring it to your mouth to take a bite, and the whole burger falls out all over the place. But guess what, there's an "ideal" way to hold a burger. This is it

The researchers did a 3D scan of a hamburger, trying to figure out how the particles interacted while holding a large hamburger. Using the data, they showed that the typical way to hold a burger—thumbs on the bottom and fingers on top—results in pushing the contents of the burger out of the buns
So, the researchers ran numerous different ways of burger holding and found one, they say, avoids spillage:
As you can see, the thumbs and the pinkies are on the bottom. The middle three fingers on each hand are on the top. As you can see the burger is divided visually into equal parts.
If the burger is held uniformly, then its contents shouldn't spill out of the burger's backside.
Note that it's important not to hold the burger too tight. Doing so could cause the buns to be crushed, and the contents to spill out. Also, the dental expert recommended warming up the muscles in your mouth before eating a big hamburger by opening and closing it a few times.
Here, we can see comedian Ryuichi Kosugi giving the "ideal" way of holding a burger a try.
He didn't spill a drop, did he? One drawback: If you use the "ideal" way to hold a burger, you probably should eat your fries before or after you finish it. Otherwise, it might be difficult to hold the burger like this and eat fries at the same time.

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Shoulder Pads... Tight Pants... ?

It must be time for Dyansty!

Super Bowl Alternative Theatre

Not watching the game? Downton Abbey not on till 9? Nothing to watch except a rerun of Puppy Bowl? Then check out this year's Super Bowl Alternative Theatre's film The Boys in the Band starring Leonard Frey, Kenneth Nelson and Laurence Luckinbill and directed by William Friedkin. 

Storyline from
It's Harold's birthday, and his closest friends throw him a party at Michael's apartment. Among Harold's presents is "Cowboy", since Harold may have trouble finding a cute young man on his own now that he's getting older. As the party progresses the self-deprecating humor of the group takes a nasty turn as the men become drunker. Climaxed by a cruel telephone "game" where each man must call someone and tell him (or her?) of his love for them.

Pop some popcorn, sharpen your fingernails and get ready for some expert dishing from these guys. 

Today in Super Bowl Food... Snack Stadium

Look at this! I think this is very clever, but one false move and that entire display is on the floor. I think a bigger table is in order.
Another view of above. Really something!

Can't say I'm crazy about this one. Might have done a little something with the sandwiches...
I LOVE the iPhone Scoreboard on this one, and the string cheese lights


This is a nice effort, but what is it sitting on?? The dog's bed?

I think the candy bar cars are adorable. I like this one!
Under construction

Another amazing construct! Well done!

I really like this one too but sitting in the sun like that is gonna make that ham a little puzza in no time.

This one is charming too.
And for dessert