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Oh, they went there… June 23, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — davissn30 @ 4:12 pm

If you thought the Lady Shake Weight was dirty, just wait until you see the Shake Weight for Men ad.  Just like the commercial says, “The more you shake, the more intense and, ahem, challenging your, ahem, workout.”

I can’t wait to see the SNL spoof of this one.


Slanket v. Snuggie — The Debate Rages February 19, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — davissn30 @ 3:15 pm

So even before we saw the ubiquitous, freaky (and freakily ubiquitous) Snuggie commercial, our book club friend had told us of the Slanket Phenomenon.  That she had tried to buy one for her boyfriend for Christmas 07, but it was on back order until April.   [She  gets three Fingers-On-The-Pulse points from Your Mom.]  So clearly, the Slanket is the original and is, even more clearly, way more up market.  First, it costs more than twice as much.  Second, it isn’t advertised during FX’s DVD on TV presentation of John Tucker Must Die, as the Snuggie was.  [How do I know that, you ask?  Don’t worry about it.]

So what is a stylish NYCer* to do at the upcoming Snuggie Pub Crawl?  And does this conflict with a post-ironic hipster’s actions**?  From the Gothamist:


Snuggie Pub Crawl Will Warm (Or Creep Out) Your Drunken Heart

021909snuggie2.jpgThe Snuggie™—that adawable bwanket with sweeves that’s basically a hoodless monk’s cowl with a trademark—has inspired all sorts of reactions, from snickering to wanting, with its instant-classic commercial. (“Blankets are okay but they can slip and slide. And when you need to reach for something, your hands are trapped inside!”) With the Snuggie™, your hands are free to work a remote control, massage your lover’s feet, or pound Jäger in public. New York’s FIRST Snuggie Pub Crawl is in the works, and already over 50 Snuggie™ enthusiasts have signed up! The date is still T.B.D., but the vision of a mob of pseudo-ironic drunks stumbling around in their creepy Snuggies™ makes the ritual orgy scene in Eyes Wide Shut seem somehow comforting by comparison. And while we don’t want to contemplate what a drunken Snuggie™ hook-up would look like, now we can’t help ourselves! [Via AntiKris, whose step-mother is sewing her a Snuggie for the occasion.]


Now, we should first should note that, much like the Snuggie itself, the NYC Snuggie Pub Crawl is not an original idea.  There is one in Chicago that apparently predates ours because a) it has 450+ participants and b) has a set date.  

At any rate, and to restate, what is one to do?  Clearly, the hipster goes for the Snuggie, cause it has way more comic value.  The scene in the commercial where the whole family stands up at the big game all wearing Snuggies is the hipster humor equivalent of Helen of Troy: it launched a thousand snarky comments.  But the stylish NYCer doesn’t want any old “As Seen On TV” knock off; she goes for the original.  So what if you are a stylish hipster?  Does such a thing exist?  Or do hipsters, by definition, have to shower less often (As we learned in Brooklyn, dirty is the new hip), which might interfere with one being considered stylish.  Thoughts?  

* This does not presume that I am a stylish NYCer; it merely asks the question of what one such person might do.

** See above note and apply.


shaq + jabbawockeez = awesome February 17, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — your mom @ 9:33 pm



Your Mom Goes to Brooklyn . . . And Lives To Tell February 9, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — davissn30 @ 12:50 am

Last night, we went to the birthday party of Your Mom’s new favorite party planner, Nick.  We officially will now go to anything that this guy plans as the entertainment was legendary.

Unfortunately, the topless chick band went on before we got there, so we just got the tail end.  Literally.  The next band was the excellent rockabilly Japanese punk rock band, with hits such as “Please don’t F*#&” and “Die, F*&%er, Die.”  The next band was just your average garage punk band, no weird props or anything.  But the kicker was the last band, which was a death metal band called Two Man Advantage, all of whose songs are about beer, hockey, and/or hockey and beer, such as “I Need a Beer, I Want a Beer” and “Two Minutes for Tripping”.  As you can see from the pics, they wore hockey masks and jerseys, save for the lead singer who was just wearing hockey pants.  So HE was topless.  And hairy.  Awesome.  Needless to say, there was a full-on 1994-style mosh pit. 


Another one bites the dust… January 30, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellabaise @ 3:13 pm

Just received an email today from the editors at Domino Magazine…they are closing the mag! It was one of my faves and I had JUST signed up for a subscription in November. SERIOUSLY??!!

Now that I’m over being sad about it…Can I get my money back? All you lawyers out there – comments please.


Sperminated – again! January 29, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — bellabaise @ 3:51 pm


Elisabeth Hasselbeck is pregnant – again! Where are they going to put these kids and do they make enough cash to keep living in the city? For real?

Seems that she announced the happy news this morning on The View.

This will be the third child for Hasselbeck and her “football player” husband, Tim. The couple are the parents of 3-year-old Grace Elisabeth and 15-month-old Taylor Thomas.

Hasselbeck is due in August, she said. How does she do it???


Top 5 Inauguration Moments – Al Roker Hearts Obama January 20, 2009

Filed under: News Morsels,Uncategorized — davissn30 @ 5:21 pm

I am looking for a video link of this, which has to be one of the best parts of the day.  Love that Al Roker got giddy after getting a shout out from Obama.

Here is the Jossip version — “Al Roker Shouts at Obama From Sidelines, Calls It First Inaugural Interview: Seriously, that just happened. Obama said, ‘It’s warm,’ to a screeching Roker, and that, my friends, is the first ‘official’ press statement Obama has made in his presidency.”

And some other blog — “For anybody watching NBC, the biggest drama has been surrounding whether or not NBC’s Al Roker would score the first interview with President Barack Obama.  He did.  Sort of.  Al was screaming on top of his lungs and got Obama to tell him ‘It’s warm.’  Well done Al.”

Here’s a bad version.  I am still looking for a better one: