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  When it comes to your wedding, there are a lot of things to worry about: the dress, the weather, the food, whether or not you'll fall on your face during the first dance. But one problem that never occurred to me to worry about is whether or not my side of the aisle will be as full as my husband's. Thankfully, the Japanese company, Office Agents, has prepared for this just in case.  The company rents out fake friends to weddings so it looks like you ... Read More
Beverly Hills podiatrist and fellow flip-flop lover Dr. Sylvie searched the world over to create the environmentally friendly yet still comfortable flip-flops sold in her company, Planet Flops. These flip-flops are made from the sap extracted from Brazilian Rubber Trees in Brazil. They come in an array of delicious colors and styles like Chocolate Strawberry, Licorice, and Plum. Not only does Planet Flops keep the Earth a little greener, it also contributes to ... Read More

In Lighter News...

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If you've ever felt the urge to flip through old newspapers (and if you never have, go watch Now and Then), then you might want to check out this blog, The Hope Chest. The site posts scanned clippings from old newspapers that are so bizarre and fascinating that I could probably read through it all day. For one thing, every other headline mentions an attack from a vampire. I love this clip from The New York Amsterdam News from 1925. -Celeste ... Read More
               It's a 'Hot Topic' in the music biz right now: after nearly five years since their last album (and rumors of the band splitting up) 'arty feminist electro-pop' group Le Tigre is back, and they're pairing up with Christina Aguilera on her next album. Well, this is just fantastic news on top of unexpected news, but we're not hiding our anticipation. This is the band that ... Read More
It's been a difficult few weeks for keeping up with current events. First, Dr. Tiller's murder, then the shootings at the Holocaust Museum and now these two lovely bits  of news. The first story is about a man who arranged the rape of his wife through Craigslist ads. Police responded to a call on Sunday of a man entering the couple's home with a knife and raping the wife. During the interrogation, police became suspicious when they noticed no signs of forced ... Read More
The ladies of Grey Gardens have had quite the resurgence in 2009. I have rediscovered my obsession with them ever since the HBO movie came out earlier this year (I walked around talking like Little Edie for a week after that, but is that so wrong?), so I couldn't be happier to read that yet another Grey Gardens book is being released. Grey Gardens , edited by Sarah and Rebekah Maysles, is a collection of photographs, illustrations, film stills and transcripts of ... Read More

To Infinity and Beyond

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ESL Records have released Ancient Astronauts' eclectic new CD, 'We Are To Answer'. The album is a diverse combination of hip-hop, rap, reggae, and trippy remixes. Some of the songs are catchy and danceable while others have that psychedelic, drug-induced vibe that make the listener want to lie back and let it wash over you. This is a true compliment to the album that you can feel like you're on drugs without actually being on drugs, both safe and fun! In all ... Read More

Nice Hose

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  It's kind of a miserable day out today. Dreary, drizzly, gray. But don't worry, I know what will make you feel better. Meeting hot firefighters.  Tonight, from 7-10 at The Firestore , the firefighters from the 2010 calendar (now in stores) will be signing autographs and greeting their fans. Unfortunately you can't preview the calendar. (I desperately clicked on the photo of the cover a thousand times before I submitted to this fact.) But methinks ... Read More

Tim Burton At MoMA

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  No, this is not an OMGICU sighting. This November, MoMA will be showing what sounds like an incredible retrospective of the director's work. The exhibit will follow Burton through his whole life, starting with rarely or never-before-seen drawings and amateur movies from his childhood and college days. Samples from his personal sketchbooks will be shown as well as drawings, paintings, storyboards, sculptures, puppets, flash animation, figurines and ... Read More
                In my home state of North Carolina, in the city of Greensboro,  young girls are being paid $1 a day for every day that they go without being pregnant. Normally I wouldn't agree with this type of monetary reward (I was never one of the lucky kids that got paid for stellar report cards growing up; my family went out for Mexican instead) but this program, supported by ... Read More