Bennie G. Thompson, photo courtesy of The Washington Post
I have this very real fear that the terrorists are going to one day use Twitter to take out Western civilization. I’ve discussed it before. No one really seems to care. And when I use the word terrorist, I don’t even really have a specific group in mind, just the notion that there are people out there who put bombs in Nissan Pathfinders/their underwear and try to blow things up.
So you can imagine how disturbed I was to receive the following e-mail this afternoon:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Homeland Security Committee Now on Twitter
November 30, 2010 (WASHINGTON) – The Committee on Homeland Security, and Chairman Thompson, have started a Twitter Account! Follow us with news updates, press releases, links, etc. @ HomelandSecCom.
Photo courtesy of ProJo.com
Anne Hathaway and James Franco will be hosting the Oscars when they come to town in February, and I am excited/anxious/scared about the prospect of this.
From a cameo in Hugh Jackman’s opening number at the Oscars a few years ago, we know that Hathaway can do the shtick we are used to seeing from hosts of this awards show. And I’d like to think James Franco can pretty much do anything and is gonna come out to rock our socks off. But part of me is nervous that this pairing is going to give us Broadway/Disney musical-slash-poetry reading and Franco cutting off his own arm.
Also, I’m not really sure how this all works, but is this the Academy’s way of telling Hathaway and Franco that no, they will not be nominated this year? Or are they going for some kind of shock and awe where the hired entertainment actually goes home with the prize? So many questions.
On top of that, I have to worry about Rachel Zoe being 100 months pregnant and trying to style Anne Hathaway’s Oscar look (this is making for a great! third season of RZP). Shut. It. Down.
Ok, so it wasn’t Black Friday, because quite frankly, it’s hard for me to be pulled into shopping on a regular day, let alone the most crowded shopping day of the year. But I was at the Palisades Mall a few weeks ago looking for a dress for my cousin’s wedding and came upon this disturbing scene. I guess I could blame Gargamel.
There are many theories we could go by, since clearly the authorities are not investigating this incident as closely as they should be. Again, Gargamel is an easy suspect. But I also feel like this could have been some type of murdercide situation. You can’t see it in the picture above, but the Smurf in the middle has a pencil stuck up his nose. And right in front of the Macy’s Santa mailbox. What a terrible way to go.
Classic pigs in a comforter.
I’m not a big fan of turkey and mashed potatoes. Mostly because it’s really just not fattening enough. So a few years ago I just started cooking things I like to eat – pigs in a blanket, mac and cheese – and bringing them to Thanksgiving for myself. Predictably, because I’m such a gourmet (pronounced GORE-MET), everything was a hit. These plates, as well as my chocolate chip-less chocolate chip cookies, are now reoccurring fixtures at family functions.
While there was a period of time in college where all I ate was Easy Mac, those days are gladly behind me, and my mac and cheese is actually made from (semi) scratch! But I’m not a great cook, so the process was a little touch-and-go. This was an actual quote from my mom tonight: “You need to use a whisk. You do know what a whisk is, right?” Yes, mom. I have my master’s degree and have lived on my own for about 8 years now. I know what a whisk is. I also know how to separate my whites and colors when doing my wash, but you wouldn’t think it after the week of laundry I’ve been doing at my parents’ house.
Photo courtesy of The Montreal Gazette
So, I was never really ever in trouble when I was little. Mostly because I was a pretty good, quiet kid, and partly because there was nothing I could do that would be more rebellious and disruptive than my parents were/are.
Ahh, to know them is to love them.
But I can tell you that if I was a bad kid, this technique would straighten me out – according to ESPN.com, Calgary Flame Brett Sutter, who was arrested on suspicion of assault after a bar fight a few days ago, was traded yesterday by his father, Flames GM Darryl Sutter. This takes grounding to a whole new level.
Dane County Sheriff's Office
So, Steven Cowan and I both agree that Bristol Palin should no longer be gracing our television sets every Monday and Tuesday night on Dancing with the Stars. I, however, have not taken my hostility out in such a psychotic/awesome way.
According to The Smoking Gun, “Cowan, 66, allegedly became so enraged by Palin’s success that he actually fired a shotgun round into his television, triggering a 15-hour standoff with Wisconsin cops.” I’m taking a look at his mug shot right now. Should we be surprised by this? I’m just sayin’.
The police report states that while Bristol was performing “Cowan jumped up and swore, saying something to the effect of, ‘The fucking politics.’ Steven was upset that a political figure’s daughter was dancing on this particular show when Steven did not think that she was a good dancer.” TSG reports that Cowan’s wife called police after her husband shot the television. He is said to have been drinking.