Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Courtney Love's daughter gets restraining order
Thursday, December 17, 2009
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The indietits have been on hiatus since 2007 but there are still a lot of gems in the archives. I am especially fond of the foul-mouthed Yelling Bird. Thanks to everlasting blort for giving them a recent mention.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Most people love a good chinwag and research has now shown what we already suspected: that a regular dose of gossip can be beneficial for your mental health. We humans will gossip about anything, from friends and neighbors to Hollywood stars and politicians. Estimates of our gossiping prowess show that we spend anywhere from 20 to 60 % of our daily conversations talking about the lives of other people....Social psychologists report that gossip is also beneficial in creating lasting bonds.
Gossip has been shown to:
1. Strengthen relationships between friends and work colleagues*
2. Reinforce shared values
3. Offer increased feelings of "connectedness" and community spirit
4. Assist in controlling the poor behavior of others, particularly in an office situation*
5. Offers a sense of status by being included in the "gossip circle"
Gossip can even help ward off depression. Half an hour over coffee listening to the dilemmas of a third party can be enough to make you realize that things aren't quite so bad in your own backyard after all. Gossip also gives us a feeling of belonging which boosts our self esteem and increases our sense of wellbeing.
*points 1 & 2 are pure gold. Ragging on the receptionist who came in wearing foam flip flops and a santa hat hardly builds lasting bonds. It's mindless yet hilarious entertainment- that's it. Also, gossip rarely assists in correcting behaviors. I wish it did. The next day she'll wear a banana clip and blast that annoying Chris Brown ring tone.
Next quarter when you're up for review just mention you participate in healthy bonding and social well being if they bring up your gossip attacks.
I Puked in Your Purse
Date: 2009-07-16, 6:32PM EDT
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Drug dealers in Atlanta kept a bear, lion and tiger cub as high-prestige pets, but when they got busted, Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan were taken in by Noah's Ark in Locust Grove.
Since they were all buddies to begin with, they've been housed together. More photos here.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I don't put the blinds down in my living room, so I guess it's my fault if someone is surreptitiously taking photos of me. But I still find this show totally creepy, it seems to break an unwritten code (if not a law). Thoughts?
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Ha. These however. . . just look at that weird position she's in - that's the only position you can be in while wearing those boots. Otherwise, they just look like you stole them from some fucking ancient gladiator's garbage. . .so, now that we have something gross from the past, we need some heinous fashion from the future. . .
Whoop. There it is. Thanks www.modcloth.com
Friday, November 27, 2009
photo via scarymansion.tumblr.com
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Forgot to post this the other day. When I saw this commercial I had to go straight to youtube to make sure I hadn't imagined what I had just seen. The introduction of Barbie's sister Kelly at sixteen seconds is priceless. You'll just have to watch for yourself.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"Photograph of an indigenous woman nursing a Woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha) in the Amazon rain forest. Curiously, it is not uncommon for indigenous women in the Amazon to breastfeed a young monkey whose mother has died. Often during hunting, the mother will be killed leaving behind her young. Indigenous Amazonians often adopt the young monkey as a pet, hence the women breastfeeding the monkey in the above picture. "
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009