Tuesday, August 31, 2010

And I Quote...

“The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.” --Sigmund Freud

News Spotlight: Paris Hilton Adds Coke Whore to Resume

Paris Hilton has done a good job staying out of the spotlight lately so of course her reappearance had to be what fame whores dream of. Although there's nothing really surprising about her getting busted with cocaine and lying about it belonging to her, the story is tempting solely in the fact she has been laying low. Usually, it seems Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton pass the torch back and forth on who can have the most fucked up news coverage, but with them both currently being in the spotlight at the same time, we're in fame whore overload.

"Paris Hilton was arrested with .8 grams of cocaine in Las Vegas on Friday evening and charged with felony possession on Monday.

While the hotel heiress has since claimed that the purse in which the drug was found was not hers, she could face time behind bars if found guilty of felony possession of the controlled substance.

If convicted of a low-grade felony, under Nevada law, Hilton could be punished with a maximum of four years in jail. However, such a sentence is not likely, says a former D.A.

"Although the law in Nevada does tend to be more stringent than in California, in reality it is not likely Paris will receive such a harsh sentence," former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Robin Sax told Pop Tarts. “Usually 18 months after one conviction, it gets dismissed. It is more likely that, if convicted, Paris will be given probation which could involve substance abuse class and treatment, and a $5000 fine. She may also still get probation with a small amount of jail time, [like] 30 days.” Read entire article here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

"Lyric Raid" : "One Night Stand" by Jazmine Sullivan

One night stands are called "one night stands" for a reason, but what happens when you get hooked? Well, that's when it all goes downhill. Here are the lyrics to Jazmine Sullivan's "One Night Stand" from her 2008 "Fearless" album.

"Usually I'm the one that's in control.
I meet em', freak em', leave em',
Move on to the next man,
He ain't my man.

I must admit I like to have some fun.
I be in love for like a minute then I'm on the run.
(on the run, on the run for like a minute then I'm on the run)
Until the day that he caught my eyes,
I knew I didn't wanna play him like them other guys.
(other guys, other guys, didn't wanna play him like them other guys)

You are my kryptonite,
You take my powers away,
And if I spend the night,
You'll probably drive me insane.
(one night stand, one night stand, he was suppose to be a one night stand)
You are my kryptonite,
You take my powers away,
And if I spend the night you'll probably drive me insane,
(one night stand, one night stand he was suppose to be a one night stand)


So I decided I would try it,
Because I couldn't fight it.
I would do it so good I'd have him making me pancakes in the morning,
Making me pancakes in the morning.
And so I put it down, I mean I went to town.
He pulled the switch-around,
And it was me making pancakes in the morning,
Me making pancakes in the morning..."

"Vice Pioneers" : Vampires

The Slavs are noted as the originators of modern vampire belief.

John Polidori, arguably the creator of the vampire genre in fantasy fiction writing.

Bram Stoker, considered the grandaddy of vampire lore.

There's no explanation needed on how popular vampires are. They are the most intriguing mythological beings ever conjured up. They are overtly sexual, mysterious, and they live forever--everything appealing to human desire. The background on the vampire is extensive and I cannot cover it all, but I will give an overview.

From Wikipedia:

The word:
The Oxford English Dictionary dates the first appearance of the word vampire in English from 1734, in a travelogue titled Travels of Three English Gentlemen published in the Harleian Miscellany in 1745. Vampires had already been discussed in German literature. After Austria gained control of northern Serbia and Oltenia in 1718, officials noted the local practice of exhuming bodies and "killing vampires". These reports, prepared between 1725 and 1732, received widespread publicity.

Origin of Vampire Beliefs:
Although many cultures possess revenant superstitions comparable to the Eastern European vampire, the Slavic vampire is the revenant superstition that pervades popular culture's concept of vampire. The roots of vampire belief in Slavic culture are based to a large extent in the spiritual beliefs and practices of pre-Christianized Slavic peoples and their understanding of life after death. Despite a lack of pre-Christian Slavic writings describing the details of the "Old Religion", many pagan spiritual beliefs and rituals have been sustained by Slavic peoples even after their lands were Christianized. Examples of such beliefs and practices include ancestor worship, household spirits, and beliefs about the soul after death. The origins of vampire beliefs can in Slavic regions can be traced to the complex structure of Slavic spiritualism.

While even folkloric vampires of the Balkans and Eastern Europe had a wide range of appearance ranging from nearly human to bloated rotting corpses, it was the success of John Polidori's 1819 The Vampyre that established the charismatic and sophisticated vampire of fiction as it is arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century inspiring such works as Varney the Vampire and eventually Dracula.

However, it is Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula that is remembered as the quintessential vampire novel and which provided the basis of modern vampire fiction. Dracula drew on earlier mythologies of werewolves and similar imaginary demons and "was to voice the anxieties of an age", and the "fears of late Victorian patriarchy". The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century, with books, films, video games, and television shows.

Learn more about vampires here.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Metal Taboo New Item Scramble

Here are some of the new items added to our online shop. Go to our online store to see more.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

And I Quote...

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.” --Winston Churchill

Semi Precious Weapons: Lady Gaga's Wingmen

If you've never heard of Semi Precious Weapons, you're most likely to hear about them sooner or later so I will give you the heads up. The band has been a NYC staple for years now. Right now, they are the opening act for Lady Gaga's "Monster Ball Tour." Justin Tranter, the band's glam, over-the-top, glitter heel wearing frontman, can also be found in the many plastered photos on the internet of him and Lady Gaga laying on top of their audience, french kissing, and getting licked by fans. The most interesting part of it all is that she opened up for them years ago when they were the bigger act. Gotta give her props for returning the love.

Friday, August 27, 2010

"Dirty Comic" : Early Session

"Sexpot of the Week" : Elin Nordegren

Elin Nordegren just became one of the most appetizing eligible bachelorettes. Simply put, she's pretty sexy and now that she's divorced from Tiger Woods for cheating on her, she has lots of extra cash. Nothing's sexier than an expanding bank account. Cha ching.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

News Spotlight: Sex Tape Effects on Celebrity Kiddies

Sex tape Kendra

New mom Kendra

This is an interesting article published yesterday about the effects all these celebrity sex tapes are going to have on the offspring of the main attractions. When we're all caught up in the hoopla of the release of these tapes, no one is really thinking about mini Paris Hilton. Or the fact everyone will be whispering "your mom used to be a whore" in her ear. Just a thought.

"LOS ANGELES – Appearing in a homemade sex tape has helped line the bank accounts and enhance the “careers” of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Kendra Wilkinson and, perhaps next, Heidi Montag.

But with most starlets eventually settling down with spouses and children, is it their future kids who will suffer most from their current actions?

“Many times young people have no concept of the future," explained Los Angeles-based psychologist, Nancy Irwin. "They live in the moment, thinking 10 years down the road is eternity, they simply can’t see that far.”

If they just opened a magazine or turned on the TV, they could easily see what future potential family problems lay ahead.

Pamela Anderson recently admitted on British television that she was scared the time had come for her to explain the tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee to her children.

Troubled country crooner Mindy McCready spent a good part of 2010 fighting porn video producer Vivid Entertainment over the release of her homemade tape with a mystery man, knowing that her now four-year-old son would “grow up and Google one day.”

And Kendra Wilkinson tearily bemoaned a sex tape with an old boyfriend that came out in 2010 while she was pregnant with her current religious, football player boyfriend's baby.

"When faced with explaining these tapes to children later on, many blame their reckless youth and advise/hope that their own children will not do the same," Irwin continued. "It can go either way: the kids are mortified and humiliated by what their parents did and resent them for it; others model the same behavior.”" Read entire article here.

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : Mermaid


Everything is wrong about this. The quality. The artwork. Even the subject matter on a grown man is disturbing. At least, I'm hoping it is a man--you know, with the hair and all :/

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

And I Quote...

“My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.” --Jack Nicholson

News Spotlight: Mistress Wants Tiger to Put a Ring On It

Rachel Uchitel hoping for the impossible


Apparently, one of Tiger Woods' mistresses is hoping he will continue their love affair now that his divorce is official. Yeah, sweetie. It's gonna happen. Wait for it. They always say a man is never gonna leave his wife for his mistress. Unfortunately for Rachel Uchitel, this is no different--his wife left him because he got caught.

"Tiger Woods woke up a single man today, one day after finalizing his divorce from wife Elin Nordegren, but at least one of his former mistresses is reportedly ready to change his bachelor status.

Woods' divorce caps nine months of embarrassing details about his sex life and poor performances on the golf course. Most of the details of the divorce were kept private, including custody of their children and any financial agreements.

But court documents obtained by ABC News show that Nordegren hired eight attorneys from three cities and London while Woods employed just one. Nordegren has also formally returned to using her maiden name.

While Nordegren plunges into a new life as a single mother, Woods' sordid past keeps haunting him.

One of his reported former mistresses, Rachel Uchitel, is prepared to "give up everything" to get Woods back, one of her close friends told TMZ.com.

Uchitel reportedly told the friend after news of the divorce broke, TMZ reported, " "I feel horrible for him. He loved her. But he was in love with me. I hope he remembers that was real, and reaches out to me." Read entire article here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Vice Pioneers" : Cocaine

Open wide

Not your grandma's wine

Cocaine, although not the healthiest of recreation, is a staple in American history--a relatively new staple. It's only been 150 years since cocaine the way we know it was introduced. Needless to say, it made its mark and seems to be here for the count. Below is the evolution of science lending to drug use.

From Wikipedia: "Although the stimulant and hunger-suppressant properties of coca had been known for many centuries, the isolation of the cocaine alkaloid was not achieved until 1855. Various European scientists had attempted to isolate cocaine, but none had been successful for two reasons: the knowledge of chemistry required was insufficient at the time, and the cocaine in the plant was damaged because coca does not grow in the Eurasian region and ruined easily amidst transcontinental shipping.

The cocaine alkaloid was first isolated by the German chemist Friedrich Gaedcke in 1855. Gaedcke named the alkaloid "erythroxyline", and published a description in the journal Archiv der Pharmazie.

In 1859, an Italian doctor, Paolo Mantegazza, returned from Peru, where he had witnessed first-hand the use of coca by the natives. He proceeded to experiment on himself and upon his return to Milan he wrote a paper in which he described the effects. In this paper he declared coca and cocaine (at the time they were assumed to be the same) as being useful medicinally, in the treatment of “a furred tongue in the morning, flatulence, [and] whitening of the teeth.”

A chemist named Angelo Mariani who read Mantegazza’s paper became immediately intrigued with coca and its economic potential. In 1863, Mariani started marketing a wine called Vin Mariani, which had been treated with coca leaves, to become cocawine. The ethanol in wine acted as a solvent and extracted the cocaine from the coca leaves, altering the drink’s effect. It contained 6 mg cocaine per ounce of wine, but Vin Mariani which was to be exported contained 7.2 mg per ounce, to compete with the higher cocaine content of similar drinks in the United States. A “pinch of coca leaves” was included in John Styth Pemberton's original 1886 recipe for Coca-Cola, though the company began using decocainized leaves in 1906 when the Pure Food and Drug Act was passed. The actual amount of cocaine that Coca-Cola contained during the first twenty years of its production is practically impossible to determine.

In 1885 the U.S. manufacturer Parke-Davis sold cocaine in various forms, including cigarettes, powder, and even a cocaine mixture that could be injected directly into the user’s veins with the included needle. The company promised that its cocaine products would “supply the place of food, make the coward brave, the silent eloquent and ... render the sufferer insensitive to pain.” By the late Victorian era cocaine use had appeared as a vice in literature. For example, it was injected by Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional Sherlock Holmes.

In early 20th-century Memphis, Tennessee, cocaine was sold in neighborhood drugstores on Beale Street, costing five or ten cents for a small boxful. Stevedores along the Mississippi River used the drug as a stimulant, and white employers encouraged its use by black laborers.

In 1909, Ernest Shackleton took “Forced March” brand cocaine tablets to Antarctica, as did Captain Scott a year later on his ill-fated journey to the South Pole.

During the mid 1940's amidst WWII cocaine was considered for inclusion as an ingredient of a future generation of 'pep pills' for the German military code named D-IX."

"Lyric Raid" : "I Want Your Sex" by George Michael

No doubt there are plenty of dirty, blunt songs out there, but it doesn't get much more straight forward that this.

"There's things that you guess
And things that you know
There's boys you can trust
And girls that you don't
There's little things you hide
And little things that you show
Sometimes you think you're gonna get it
But you don't and that's just the way it goes

I swear I won't tease you
Won't tell you no lies
I don't need no bible
Just look in my eyes
I've waited so long baby
Now that we're friends
Every man's got his patience
And here's where mine ends

I want your sex
I want you
I want your sex

It's playing on my mind
It's dancing on my soul
It's taken so much time
So why don't you just let me go
I'd really like to try
Oh I'd really love to know
When you tell me you're gonna regret it
Then I tell you that I love you but you still say no!

I swear I won't tease you
Won't tell you no lies
I don't need no bibte
Just look in my eyes
I've waited so long baby
Out in the cold

I want your sex
I want your love
I want your.. Sex

It's natural
It's chemical (let's do it)
It's logical
Habitual (can we do it?)
It's sensual
But most of all...
Sex is something we should do
Sex is something for me and you

Sex is natural - sex is good
Not everybody does it
But everybody shouldSex is natural - sex is fun
Sex is best when it's... One on one
One on one

I'm not your father
I'm not your brother
Talk to your sister
I am a lover

C-c-c-c-come on

What's your definition of dirty baby
What do you consider pornography
Don't you know I love you till it hurts me baby
Don't you think it's time you had sex with me

What's your definition of dirty baby
What do you call pornography
Don't you know I love you till it hurts me baby
Don't you think it's time you had sex with me

Sex with me
Sex with me
Have sex with me

C-c-c-c-come on."

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Metal Taboo New Item Scramble

Here are some of the new items added to our online shop. Go to our online store to see more.

News Spotlight: Speidi, Sex Tape, and Twitter

Fame whores Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are in the news again. This time because Spencer is shopping their sex tape. Word is that it is worth $5 million. Heidi has been all over Twitter acting like a damsel in distress, posting that she has been crying and asking for all of our prayers. Spencer has been posting his typical douchebag rants. Will we ever rid ourselves of this catastrophe?

"Talk about a sticky celebrity web.

"The Hills" TV stars Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, once dubbed "Speidi" as a couple but now in the throes of a nasty divorce, found themselves at the center of a new controversy on Friday when Pratt was reported to be shopping around a sex tape that he claims features himself and his estranged wife.

Celebrity website TMZ said Pratt had asked for a meeting with Los Angeles porn film company Vivid Entertainment about selling the alleged tape. Vivid co-chairman Steven Hirsch told TMZ he had spoken with Pratt "about a sex tape with Heidi Montag...We are in early negotiations to possibly come to terms for a deal."

Pratt later told UsMagazine.com that he has "been making films since I was in the 7th grade. I'm looking forward to people seeing my directorial debut"." Read entire story here.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

And I Quote...

"Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you're wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn't love you anymore." --Lady Gaga

Target Boycott Musical

Anyone in the mood for a musical? Well then, here you go. This video made was by Moveon.org in response to Target's $150,000 donation to a group who backed a gay marriage opponent. The video has garnered over 650,000 views on YouTube and Target's backlash is ongoing. When will these companies learn? It's the internet age. Once you catch flack, you never go back.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Random Acts of Deviance -- Batman's Day Off

"Sexpot of the Week" -- Rooney Mara

It's always refreshing when a director decides to go with a no-name actress in a film over a movie star. It brings a certain intrigue. The casting of Rooney Mara as the lead in next year's film adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is no exception. The media and people in general have suddenly become very interested in her. When you beat out Scarlett Johanson, Ellen Page, and Natalie Portman for a role, you are bound to attract attention. Being that Mara's biggest role to date has been the most recent Nightmare on Elm Street flick, this is the kind of stuff movie fairy tales are made of.

What makes her taking on the part extra intriguing is the fact that this seemingly pretty girl next door will be playing a troubled computer hacker in a gritty plot. She doesn't quite have that vixen appeal yet, but here's to hoping the role will loosen her up and lend her that siren swagger.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : Horrible Kitty


Third time's a charm. I promise that the "Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" feature is not devoted to the subject of cats. It really is a coincidence that for the last three weeks, a cat has been involved in some way. This one just couldn't be ignored--truly a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad tattoo.

Urban Dictionary Edumacation: Bragplaining

Bragplaining: When you complain about something for the sole purpose of brining it up in conversation to brag about it.

Example: Man, I'm only being put on the cover of 5 magazines this month. Normally I get at least 10.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

News Spotlight: Some Afternoon Racism Coverage

"Dr. Laura Schlessinger announced tonight she is ending her radio show, a week after she broadcast a five-minute-long rant in which she used the N-word 11 times.

Schlessinger said on "Larry King Live" tonight that she has decided "not to do radio anymore" so she can say the things she wants to say.

"The reason is, I want to regain my First Amendment rights," she said. "I want to be able to say what's on my mind and in my heart and what I think is helpful and useful without somebody getting angry, some special interest group deciding this is the time to silence a voice of dissent and attack affiliates, attack sponsors. I'm sort of done with that."" Read entire article here.

"Sex in Art" Weekly Picks

Frank Stockton

Katze Rubiano

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

And I Quote...Kurt Cobain Prophecy

“I bought a gun and chose drugs instead.”

“I'm gonna be a superstar musician, kill myself and go out in a flame of glory, just like Jimi Hendrix.”

“I hate myself and I want to die.”

“Before I die many will die with me and they will deserve it. See you in hell.”

--Kurt Cobain

News Spotlight: Another Day, Another Crazy Bitch With Ovaries

I say it often and I will say it again -- we have to do better people!!!

"A financially desperate woman in South Carolina has confessed to smothering her two children with her bare hands and driving their bodies into a river, the police said on Tuesday morning.

The woman, Shaquan Duley, 29, admitted to killing her 2-year-old and 18-month-old sons after the police pulled her submerged car from a river in Orangeburg, S.C., and discovered their bodies, according to Larry Williams, the county sheriff.

"The statement was made by the mother that she had suffocated the children," Sheriff Williams said at a press conference. "She was a mother that was unemployed. She had no way of taking care of her children." Read entire article here.

Monday, August 16, 2010

"Vice Pioneers" : The Revolver

Beloved revolver

Industrialist Samuel Colt

James Puckle's early creation

The gun is a revered and loved item in our culture. And no gun is more popular than the revolver. The image of someone pulling a trigger is either thrilling or horrifying, but it is always captivating. Here is a little info on its history.

From Wikipedia: "The earliest example of a revolver is a revolving arquebus, produced by Hans Stopler in 1597. Another early specimen, now in the Tower of London armories, is dated to the middle 1600s and attributed to John Dafte of London. This example, a flintlock, uses a single lock, with a flash pan for each of the six chambers. The cylinder is rotated by hand, and locks in place for firing. This was still not perfected, however, as it was apparently destroyed by a misfire.

James Puckle patented a revolving chamber gun in 1718. This gun, which had a 1.25 inch bore (30 mm), was tripod mounted, and the 11-shot cylinder was operated by a hand crank. It is often cited as the first machine gun. By changing cylinders to reload (an early example of a speedloader), the gun was fired and reloaded to fire a total of 63 rounds in seven minutes. Elisha Collier patented a flintlock revolver in Britain in 1818, and significant numbers were being produced in London by 1822.

In 1836, Samuel Colt patented a revolver mechanism that led to the widespread use of the revolver. According to Samuel Colt, he came up with the idea for the revolver while at sea, inspired by the capstan winch, which had a ratchet and pawl mechanism on it, a version of which was used in his guns to rotate the cylinder. Revolvers proliferated largely due to Colt's ability as a salesman." Read more about the revolver here.

"Lyric Raid" : "Back to Black" by Amy Winehouse

She may be at her bottom right now, but there's little denying that Amy Winehouse is one of the most talented artists of our generation. She is cutting edge and she avoids cookie cutter lyrics at all costs--even if the cost is getting inspiration from a rugged, drug-filled existence. Here are the lyrics from "Back to Black" from her 2006 album of the same name. Come back Amy!

"He left no time to regret.
Kept his dick wet,
With his same old safe bet.
Me and my head high,
And my tears dry.
Get on without my guy.
You went back to what you knew.
So far removed from all that we went through.
And I tread a troubled track.
My odds are stacked.
I'll go back to black.

We only said good-bye with words.
I died a hundred times.
You go back to her,
And I go back to,
I go back to us.

I love you much.
It's not enough.
You love blow and I love puff.
And life is like a pipe,
And I'm a tiny penny rolling up the walls inside.

We only said goodbye with words.
I died a hundred times.
You go back to her.
And I go back to.
Black, black, black, black, black, black, black..."

Sunday, August 15, 2010

News Spotlight: Hate and Tila Tequila

"A sheriff confirms that Tila Tequila has complained that audience members attacked her with stones and feces early Saturday morning at the Gathering of the Juggalos festival in downstate Illinois, the AP reports.

Tequila recounted the event to TMZ: “I went onstage and immediately, before I even got on stage, dudes were throwing huge stone rocks in my face, beer bottles that slit my eye open, almost burnt my hair on fire cuz they threw fire crackers on stage, and they even took the shit out of the port-0-potty and threw shit and piss at me when I was onstage.”

The four-day annual Gathering of the Juggalos festival is organized by the Michigan rap group Insane Clown Posse. The fans refer to themselves as “Juggalos.”" --Entertainment Weekly

Ouch. I mean, the girl definitely is annoying and has no talent, but grown men attacking a woman onstage? We really have to do better. I wouldn't expect much from men attending an Insane Clown Posse gathering, but this is a bit much. I think boos from the crowd would have sufficed. And please don't get me wrong--she definitely deserves those.

Metal Taboo New Item Scramble

Here are some of the new items added to our online shop. Go to our online store to see more.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dan Lacey's Crazy Antics

Obama and bears and unicorns. Oh my.

Mel Gibson's ticket to hell

Michael Jackson gets his soul back

Dan Lacey is a controversial artist. He is most recently famous for his paintings involving a naked President Obama on unicorns. Even more recently, he has a "Mel Gibson/Rape of Christ" painting. Other than that, he draws pancakes on famous people's heads and is obsessed with Michael Jackson. I've read an article stating that he is insane. He probaby is. Most artists are--at least a little bit. And one thing is for sure. He pushes the envelope. He savors taboo.

And I Quote...

“It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” --Abraham Lincoln

Eminem, Rihanna, Domestic Abuse, Irony and 35,000,000 YouTube Views

There's been a lot of fuss over Eminem and Rihanna's pairing for their "Love the Way You Lie" video. Many people are annoyed, if not flat out angry, that a self-proclaimed abuser and a just recently battered woman are singing a song about domestic abuse together. Others find it to be genius and a call for action. The video has broken YouTube records with over 35 million views in just 9 days. Regardless which side of the fence you're on, abuse is one topic that continues to push buttons and is an ongoing focus in entertainment. Rihanna and Eminem today. Let's just see who pushes the button tomorrow.

Friday, August 13, 2010

"Sexpot of the Week"/News Spotlight: Cathy Is Over It

America's most beloved, long-eyelashed, self-doubting career woman comic strip is finally taking a bow. And we're making her our "Sexpot of the Week." We may be the first to bestow such an award upon her and we're sure she'd appreciate it.

"Readers who have been following the exploits of the slightly overweight, somewhat insecure and perpetually single comic strip character Cathy for 34 years will soon find themselves going through withdrawal. Cathy Guisewite, the strip’s creator, announced on Wednesday that she is ending the popular cartoon’s run, The Associated Press reported." Read the entire story.

Well, we hope she reaches her ideal weight and self-esteem level in comic strip heaven. She did manage to unlock the aging secret. Bye, Cathy. It's been real.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Bad (Not Bad Ass) Tattoo" : Hello Kitty


For the second week in a row, the bad tattoo post involves a cat. This time, a famous cat. Not sure what's going on here, but it is purely entertaining.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

"Sex in Art" Weekly Picks

Illustrator Conrad Roset

Illustrator Audrey Kawasaki

To see more artwork, go to the "Sex in Art" website.

Urban Dictionary Edumacation: Bored to Debt

Bored to debt: when you're so bored with life that you just spend money to make your life seem more exciting.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

And I Quote...

“Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” --Frank Sinatra

News Spotlight: Jet Blue Flight Attendant Quits with a Bang--And Gains Fans

"After being hit on the head by an allegedly rude passenger’s luggage, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater blew off some verbal steam on the intercom system, grabbed some beverages and slid out the emergency exit. He is scheduled to appear in court today to face charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, and trespassing. He could face up to seven years in jail if he is convicted.

Nevertheless, the fed-up flight attendant has become the toast of the online community. While some online commenters think he deserves to go to jail, and others have suggested that the passenger who allegedly mistreated him should be arrested, the online response to Slater’s turbulent meltdown appears to be overwhelmingly positive.

Not only is his story the number one trending topic on Twitter (in New York City, in Seattle, in Baltimore…the list goes on), but a number of Facebook fan pages have sprung up in support of this 20-year veteran of the airline industry." Read the entire article here.

Monday, August 9, 2010

"Lyric Raid" : "Hip Hop Star" by Beyonce

No one is better at having a double persona than Beyonce. She is viewed as quite the lady, but many of her lyrics (a bunch of them) get down and dirty. A lady in the street, a freak in the sheets. Isn't that the American Dream? Below are some of the lyrics from "Hip Hop Star," a song on her 2003 Dangerously in Love album.

"Are you infatuated with me,
I could end your curiosity.
If you don't think I'm too rude,
Here's your chance to make your move.
I sit and wait for nobody.
People say that my, my style is so crazy.
I think you like it baby.
Do you want to get nasty?
I dare you to undress me.

Baby, let me know if you wanna roll,
With this hip hop star.
Bad boots on, pants down low,
I'm a rock star.
Baby let me know if you wanna ride,
with this hip hop star.
I'm a rock star.

Do I blow you away?
Do I stimulate your mind?
Would you taste my love,
if I gave you time.
I have none to waste with you.
I guess you can't stay.
My style is so crazy.
I think you like it baby.
Do you want to get messy?
I dare you to undress me.

Baby, let me know if you wanna roll,
With this hip hop star.
Bamboos on, pants down low.
I'm a hip hop star.
Baby let me know if you wanna ride,
with this Hip hop star.
I'm a rock star."

"Vice Pioneers" : Vodka

Chudov Monastery, where monk Isidore created the recipe for the world's most popular liquor.

Jesus turning water into wine is the most well known story regarding a religious figure being associated with alcohol, but it doesn't stop there. Surprise. Surprise. Although the exact origin of vodka cannot be definitively traced, the first recipe is accredited to a Russian monk.

From Wikipedia: "According to a legend, around 1430 a monk called Isidore from Chudov Monastery inside the Moscow Kremlin made a recipe of the first Russian vodka. Having a special knowledge and distillation devices he became an author of the new type of alcoholic beverage of a new, higher quality. This "bread wine" as it was initially known, was produced for a long time exclusively in the Grand Duchy of Moscow and in no other principality of Rus' (this situation persisted until the era of industrial production). That's why this beverage for a long time was associated with Moscow." Read more about vodka here.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

News Spotlight: Anne Rice Embraces God, Rejects Christianity

"The author Anne Rice, best known for her vampire novels, made waves last week when she declared on her Facebook page that she had "quit being a Christian." Twelve years after her return to Catholicism, Rice said she still believed in God, but that, "In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I refuse to be anti-Democrat. I refuse to be anti-secular humanism. I refuse to be anti-science. I refuse to be anti-life." Click here to read the entire article.

Metal Taboo New Item Scramble

Here are some of the new items added to our online shop in the past week. Also, we debuted our new charm collection this week. Go to our online store to see more.

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