we interrupt talking about nothing to talk about something trivial

i love this site:

go fug yoursef

the women (the fuggirls) who run the site post pictures of celebrities making horribly, awful choices in terms of fashion and then write very entertaining words about what’s wrong with them. to be fair, when they find something well done (especially if it’s someone they’ve recently bashed), they will also comment. and it is again, very funny. i could never in my wildest dreams hope to accomplish the level of cattiness mixed with just the right amount of not-so-bitchy to make it palatable. it is to the point that when i find something disastrous on a different site, i wonder what they’re going to say about it and hope they find it. usually i’m not disappointed.

the posts waiting in my rss reader today were no exception and were so “classic” that i felt the need to post about them:

randy jackson’s coat
sharon stone managing not to look batshit (see? they’re nice sometimes)
gwen stefani making a bad choice on american idol last night
two crazy-assed model people looking faker than a fake thing (i think this might be my favorite commentary format). other key examples are: here and here

and yes, it’s mean and it’s awful and we could all be doing better things with our time than writing and reading about celebrities, but seriously, this is chocolate covered popcorn for my brain.

when good books go horribly, horribly wrong

i may have grown out of my anne rice phase (a phase that went strong for over 10 years), but the vampire lestat is still one of my favorite books. i have literally read it at least 10 times. the primary non-homoerotic theme deals with the search for understanding what (if anything) is really out there besides us (god-like, not creepy bumpinthenight-like), and she manages to distill and echo my fears so perfectly in that book.

but even i knew a musical version was a very, very bad idea. especially now, a full 20ish years after the novel was originally written, 12 years after the movie of the first book, and 4 years after the movie that “combined” this and the 3rd book tanked.

i think this is the 3rd time i’ve learned about this musical, mostly because each time it comes up, i immediately forget about it. looks like now i can forget about it for good. maybe if they try to make a couple bucks off the soundtrack i’ll pick it up. apparently lestat has a decent set of pipes ;)