I have found a new guilty pleasure website. HotChicksWithDouchebags. The site has pictures (with commentary) of the dreaded, but common, club casualty: hot chicks with douchebags. Unbelieveably good looking women with swarmy, greasy men. Hair puffed up, shirt unbuttoned 30k millionaires, drunk frat guys throwing gang signs, and old men trying to score with young girls. Of particular interest is the Douchies, they give out awards for the douchiest of douches.
I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal (and by recently I mean I recently found my January 31 edition). The point of the article was women with larger breasts have increase risk of adult diabetes (more properly Type II since it is increasing occurring in children and adolescents). That is an of itself is not shocking nor news, since the biggest predictor is obesity and with big bodies often come big boobs. What I found crazy is that the increased risk of diabetes occurs when the study controlled for waist size and BMI. Although, as far as I know, they did not take into consider past size or BMI. Overweight and obese women may develop breasts earlier and to a greater extend due to increased estrogen levels, so larger breasts in some instances may correlate to a larger size person who has lost weight.
On a less serious note, let me explain the big women, big boobs phenomenon. Fat women have large breasts, very skinny women have small breasts. Now that doesn’t always hold, we all know lucky bitches who are skinny and have big boobs, and sadly we all know a couple unfortunate ladies who are big but small chested. But in general we understand, boobs are made of fat, fat people have fat, and therefore there is going to be a relationship. Now some may say this is merely the science of fat distribution, but I know the truth. It is proof there is some sort of just force or God governing the world. Most men are looking for a skinny woman, and that to them is more important than breast size. But there is also a chunk of self proclaimed “breast men”. The “breast men” will pursue larger women knowing there will be larger breasts. This is the mate distribution system. Otherwise only skinny women could ever find men. By giving overweight women bigger breasts the playing field is leveled.
Today is Fat Tuesday and Super Tuesday, so it is officially Super Fat Tuesday. Its where you must be super nice to fat people. Tell a sexy big lady in your life, just how sexy they are. I suggest celebrating the holiday listening to Juvenile – Mama Got Ass (She Get It From Her Mama) while eating ice cream.
Cloverfield, the much hyped monster movie, might be coming back. After a killer first weekend (followed by a big drop off) the creators of the film are looking to further cash in on the movie by making a sequel. REALLY? I mean I thought it was okay, as a one time thing. If the monster survived the end of this movie, how exactly would anyone even try to kill it next movie.
You can read my early review of Cloverfield here.
Here is a story straight from the streets of my school. A guy walks down the street (the street is Broad Street), feels a punch to the back, figures ‘damn that hurt, whatever’ and keeps walking. The man continues down the street until someone informs him he has a knife in his back. He goes to the hospital, he will be fine. I think this story is a perfect summary of the area I go to school in. First off, a stranger might just stab you for no reason, you could get punched in the back and know it is not worth reporting, another stranger wouldn’t hesitate to get up in your business about the knife, and Temple hospital still wouldn’t be shocked when you came in. It also says something about the students in the area, an article about the event has been the biggest e-mailed story through campus all week. Read Article Here. Here is a quote from the article.
Here’s something you’d hear only on the hardscrabble streets of Philadelphia:
“Dude, you got a knife in your back.”
That’s what a passer-by yelled to a Philadelphia man after a bizarre incident as he was walking along Broad Street in North Philadelphia on Tuesday night.
After receiving what he thought was a punch to the back from a stranger, the victim told police that the passer-by pointed to his back and yelled about the knife.
A shirt that looks like a gross hairy chest.
How badass is the fact that they are making a G.I. J.O.E. Movie? The Internet gossip is all abuzz with who is in it and who isn’t. The imdb page. Jason Gordon Levitt, Sienna Miller, and Marlon Wayons are supposedly in it. I also read on another site that Channing Tatum has been cast as Duke. Well whoever, it should be cool. I used to play with the action figures for hours imagining the weirdest story-lines. (Of course all stories revolved around the fact they could twist around the center)
I wanted to share some excerpts from “The Out Traveler: Andy Warhol’s Pittsburg” by H. William Bain
From the spring 2008 issue of The Out Traveler.
“I am from nowhere,” Andy Warhol was known to say when asked where he grew up. With these four words, he often gave the impression of a strained relationship with his hometown of Pittsburgh, the working-class city that fostered his talents as a child and gave rise to many of the themes that recurred throughout his work and defined his career. Today, Pittsburgh stands as a paradigm of urban renewal, shedding its reputation as the Smoky City and officially claiming the title of “America’s Most Livable City.” In fact, Pittsburgh is quickly becoming a haven for “gay nesting” among settled Eastern same-sex couples.
You’ll find Andy’s boyhood home (3252 Dawson St.) in Pittsburgh’s university section of Oakland. The humble brick house has been privately owned for many years, but plans are being made to restore the home to appear as it did during Warhol’s childhood and open it as private housing for art students. Throughout his childhood, Andy’s family attended Mass each week at St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church (506 Saline St.; 412-421-0243).
Visitors to Pittsburgh will find a majestic theater nearby at the Benedum Center (719 Liberty Ave.; 412-456-6666), built in 1927 and restored to its original splendor as Warhol would have seen it.
It was while studying in the commercial art program at Carnegie Institute of Technology that Warhol first began to develop his ideas about the relationship between capitalism and art. Now called Carnegie Mellon University (5000 Forbes Ave.; 412-268-2000), this Pittsburgh institution is recognized as one of the world’s top arts and technology schools. Carnegie Mellon also borders on Shadyside, a mainly residential area where many gay couples now settle. While Pittsburgh lacks a true gay area, one can find several gay bars here, and it’s not uncommon to see shops flying the Pride flag.
Not far from Carnegie Mellon, you will find the Carnegie Museum of Art (4400 Forbes Ave.; 412-622-3131), which houses a number of Warhol’s works. Called the world’s first museum of modern art, it was envisioned as a showcase for the “Old Masters of tomorrow” by its founder, Andrew Carnegie, in 1895.
…the city is now ground zero for Warhol art, thanks to the Andy Warhol Museum (117 Sandusky St.; 412-237-8300), one of the most extensive museums dedicated to a single artist in the world. Opened in 1994, it houses more than 12,000 of his works, including homoerotic drawings, portraits of gay icons, and films that explore the connection between voyeurism and desire, like Blow Job and My Hustler, as well as important documents, records, and source material. Together with the Mattress Factory (500 Sampsonia Way; 412-231-3169), an avant-garde art museum exhibiting room-size installations, the Warhol plays an integral part in the contemporary art scene touted by Pittsburgh’s urbane gay set.