What I Do, Fun-wise: The internet is my playground. (Thank you, Al Gore.) I spend a lot of time on it, blogging, reading news/gossip sites, chatting with people, what-have-you. I also make a lot of unnecessary trips to Target. Not sure if that counts as fun, but it seems to take up a lot of my time... And I foster dogs for a rescue organization (RED Collar Rescue).
My Motto: "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Suess, 'The Lorax'
My Anti-Motto: It is what it is.
The First Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Michael Jackson or Boy George. Not sure which came first.
My "celebs to make out with" list: Keanu Reeves, Kal Penn, James McAvoy, Gale Harold, Jacoby Shaddix (sorry to Jacoby's wife!)
The Last Song Played On My iTunes: "Devil" by Say Hi
Weekends and other shifts that the rest of the staff have deemed "undesirable."
Gawker - Today's gossip is tomorrow's news.
DListed - Celeb gossip by the wicked Michael K.
Passive Aggressive Notes - Self explanatory
Jezebel - Celebrity, sex, fashion for women. Without airbrushing.
XOJane - Remember Sassy magazine? This is the brainchild of the editor.
Dictionary.com - Because there, their, and they're are really, really tricky. Apparently.
Jes from The Militant Baker crafted the best response ever to the Abercrombie & Fitch CEO's epic douchebaggery ("That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that.") She wrote a letter and did a series of photos. Check out portions of each below, and get the full letter and photo series at The Militant Baker:
c/o Abercrombie & Fitch
Abercrombie & Fitch Campus
6301 Fitch Path
New Albany, Ohio 43054
Hey Mike,I know you've been flooded with mail regarding your comments on sizeism, but I wanted to take a second to write you about a project I've been working on.
Never in our culture do we see sexy photo shoots that pair short, fat, unconventional models with not short, not fat, professional models. To put it in your words: "unpopular kids" with "cool kids". It's socially acceptable for same to be paired with same, but never are contrasting bodies positively mixed in the world of advertisement. The juxtaposition of uncommonly paired bodies is visually jarring, and, even though I wish it didn’t, it causes viewers to feel uncomfortable. This is largely attributed to companies like yours that perpetuate the thought that fat women are not beautiful. This is inaccurate, but if someone were to look through your infamous catalog, they wouldn't believe me.
I've enclosed some images for your consideration. Please let me know what you think.
Ever so sincerely,
P.S. If you would like to offer me a "substantial amount" to stop wearing your brand so my association won't "cause significant damage to your image", don't hesitate to email me. I respect you as a business man, and my agent and I would be happy to contribute in furthering your established success.
P.P.S. You should know your Large t-shirt comfortably fits a size 22. You might want to work on that.
JFC, it is raining all over my face. *sniffle*
Here's a Facebook page set up to reunite lost people and pets:
Skinny dipping in their pool. NAKED.
I would pay good money to see that. (E! Online)
Photo: Getty Images
He arrived at the Cannes Film Festival looking less than stellar, and suddenly he's getting treated worse than Kim Kardashian by the media. ("Keanu Reeves Looks Bloated at Cannes Film Festival" is a real headline that came up when I Googled his name.) And then they zoomed in to a horrific photo of his chin taken from below -- because that's always a good angle.
This isn't the terrible pic. This is *after* he cleaned up, changed clothes, etc. Looks okay to me!
Look, the guy is pushing 50. I know he's supposed to be immortal, but he's not. He looks like he's been enjoying himself... he was even smiling! No more sad Keanu! Who knows if he's actually gained weight. He has gotten older, though. Gah, Keanu... how dare you not look the same at 48 as you did at 30!
Here he is in April, also looking good. I prefer him with a little scruff. Nom, nom, nom...
And this was October 2012. Maybe he's put on a few pounds? Who cares. Enjoy yourself, Keanu.
Photo: Getty Images