What Went Wrong Last Week: Balmain x H&M

They are calling it the H&M Balmain frenzy. Around the world, people risked their lives and harmed others to get their hands on the designer collaboration. I think people actually lost their hands. The videos are insane and you must watch them.  Every one of them.  Don’t worry, that sick feeling in your stomach is normal, but I urge you to replay them over and over. It’s the only way to catch the hunger in the customers eyes and the fear on the store associates faces.  See if you can spot the store associate who almost died trying to pick up an empty T-stand off the floor.  I thought she was a goner.

In three months, when that dress falls apart, these girls are going to feel like assholes. Awesome write up and more videos on Hypebeast.

 

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I’m Only Seeing MAD MAX Because the Men’s Rights Activists are Riled Up!

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Oh, and because I fantasize about Tom Hardy.  But mostly it’s because of those pesky men’s rights activists. Apparently, the new MAD MAX is just too feminist.  I didn’t realize men were so oppressed these days. I mean, did someone take away their reproductive rights?  Or their right to vote? Maybe they are only making 70% on the dollar. Poor guys.  Click here for the full CNN article.

Kayne Disses Beck. Twitter Disses Kanye.

Is Twitter over Kanye?  I know I am. Once again, Kanye went nuts at the Grammys when Beyonce lost to Beck for album of the year.  It was a surprise, I get it, but be respectful. Beck is talented!  And one tweeter @DrewsThatDude relayed it perfectly.

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Why does Kanye think Beyonce deserves an award every time she takes a shit?

Photo cred: @TheFatJewish

Black Actress and White Boyfriend “Showing Affection”; Mistaken for “Ho” and “Trick” by LAPD.

wattsOh, it’s all over the news about Daniele Watts and her boyfriend Brian James Lucas, better known as celebrity chef Cheffy Be*Live (rolling my eyes), being harassed by LAPD this weekend.  And I just watched the CNN live interview this morning. Honestly, I do think it was racial profiling.  I also think I would have done the same thing in her situation.  But what were they doing in that car????

Daniele is sticking to her story that she was “showing affection.” Very vague. They were showing so much affection that someone called the cops! And they called 911–this is an emergency??  I hate LA.  I don’t think D and Cheffy were having sex, but I wouldn’t be surprised if a BJ was involved. Or a handjob.  She was, however, talking to her father on the phone when the police showed up…so there’s that. *eyebrow raise* Things that make you go hmmmmm.

Who knows what they were doing, but Cheffy Be*Live gave the best run down of the situation. [The police] “saw a tatted RAWKer white boy and a hot bootie shorted black girl and thought we were a HO & a TRICK .” End Quote. Love it.

Do you think it was pure racial profiling?
Do you think there were some lewd acts going on in the car?
Do you think it was a little of both?

Sometimes work is a “pain in the ass.”

golfteeThere are days that I wake up in the morning cursing my job, and then I read shit like this.  Model Liz Dickson is allegedly suing Playboy and a radio host for a botched stunt at an event involving a golf ball, tee, and her butt. Apparently they put a tee in her butt and Kevin Klein, the Playboy Morning show co-host, was supposed to hit a golf ball off of the tee.  He missed. Ouch!  Check the full DeadSpin write-up here.

And be happy that you don’t have a job that makes you stick a golf tee in your butt. Happy Friday!

Kids Don’t Understand the Cycle of Life…

And they don’t appreciate Disney movies that throw it in their face!  These two came out of The Odd Life of Timothy Green (a movie about a boy who grew out of a garden…fun) very, very upset.   So much for the “feel good movie of the year.”  Meanwhile, this video pretty much made my day. Spoiler alert: They reveal the movie ending…and they both have budding man boobs.

 

I shook Soledad O’Brien’s hand yesterday and had no clue who she was. #embarrassed

Have you ever seen the Black in America series?  Me too, I love it.  Soledad O’Brian, a CNN news anchor, journalist, and host of Black in America, has been a positive and unyielding voice on race and culture in this country and I always enjoy watching her on CNN, which is why I’m upset with myself that when a coworker presented her at my desk, I didn’t recognize her and didn’t give her my full attention.  I gave her a blank smile and handshake, and turned back to my computer.  She was all smiles though, genuine, dressed in understated casual clothing, and as I shook her hand, I remember thinking she was very pretty, who ever she was.  We can argue that my co-worker did a poor job of A) saying her name clearly and B) announcing she was here (Honestly, we talk some shit up in this joint. On any given day you can hear the words  pussy, fuck, bitch, ho, and n***er.  Loud.  Some notice would have been nice.)    If I could do it over, I’d say “So nice to meet you. I love your work and look forward to Black in America 3!”  Big smile on face.  I can only hope she stops back again.