Archive for February, 2009

This Shit is Wack

So I’m totally lifting this story from Jezebel, but it’s news, and I feel it’s important enough to spread and get other people outraged about.

This is a video of Hope Steffey being attacked and assaulted by police officers, who she called because she had been assaulted. She is forcefully strip searched without being told why, by male and female officers, who allegedly never even requested for her to take off her clothes before becoming borderline violent. Even if they had asked her to, why?? The officers involved claim they became “confused” when arriving on the scene, and mistook Hope for the attacker. Confused?!? About what?! How?! Did they think a woman called the cops because she was assaulting herself? And if you’re not sure who to arrest, you probably shouldn’t start by beating up the first person you see when you walk in the door.

This is the definition of a dangerously incompetent, bumbling law enforcement agency – a woman calls them for help and instead of arresting her attacker, they beat her up, stuff her in a squad car, and then sexually assault her. 

WARNING: The video is kind of upsetting. Actually it’s infuriating.

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February 20, 2009 at 2:09 am 3 comments

Jamie Bell

Stateside, Jamie is most recognizable for his smash-hit performance in “Billy Elliot”. But look closer and you’ll see him in a slew of movies as a strong co-star that earns his paycheck every time. (more…)

February 12, 2009 at 11:51 pm 6 comments

Celeb Sighting: Johnny Depp at Musso and Frank’s

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Despite living in NYC, I must admit that L.A. definitely has some perks, especially when those perks include beautiful, beautiful men. (more…)

February 12, 2009 at 5:19 pm 6 comments

The New York Times: They’re Just Like Us!

Or, you know, not.  This is one of the most obnoxious pieces the Times has published on the recession, and seems especially oblivious given that six hundred thousand people lost their jobs in January alone.  Read this, and tell me how much sympathy you feel for these poor, salary-capped executives:

Barbara Corcoran, a real estate executive, said that most well-to-do families take at least two vacations a year, a winter trip to the sun and a spring trip to the ski slopes.

Total minimum cost: $16,000. (more…)

February 11, 2009 at 1:43 pm 2 comments

Why We Continue to Love Flight of the Conchords

flighthair1Olivia posted about the first season in its fledgling days.  The show is now beginning its  second season, which is somehow managing to be even more awesome than the first.  The second episode of the season featured the amazing “Sugalumps”: (more…)

February 9, 2009 at 8:31 pm 5 comments

Nothin’ Doin’

So I apologize for not posting in a while. I’m unemployed again, and hence, slipping into a numb stupor in which I don’t leave my apartment and nothing happens to me. Doesn’t exactly make for interesting writing, unfortunately. The good news is, since I no longer work for Giant Nameless Cable Channel, now I can talk shit about them, right?

No, no not really, because I am a wussy little pansy and incredibly paranoid about putting anything remotely negative that might get me in trouble on the internet. I’m completely convinced that all of my employers, past, present, and even future, are tracking my actions online through the very same tools I use to express myself and keep in touch with friends. Like Facebook and blogs and blah blah blah. I’m basically censoring myself before I get in trouble, because we all know what happens when you “get in trouble” over the internet: you get in trouble in real life and are typically penalized to a much higher degree, perhaps to the degree of having your ENTIRE LIFE RUINED. FOREVER.

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February 9, 2009 at 1:43 pm 2 comments

Wake-Walking Through Dreams

This is one of the better stop-motion videos I’ve seen in a while.  The dreamy quality perfectly matches the tone of the song, and I love the inventiveness with fabrics and textures to hint at her environment.

Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie.

February 8, 2009 at 3:45 pm 4 comments

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