Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009


Boozecats answers the eternal question: what if we held cats instead of alcohol?

My guess is that we Tiger Butterers would look a lot like this.

Via Huffington Post

Happier Days...

Courtney Love's daughter gets restraining order

Frances Bean Cobain – whose father is late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain – has taken legal action against her mother just a week after guardianship of her was handed over to Kurt's mother, Wendy O'Connor and sister Kimberly Dawn Cobain, at the teenager's request.Courtney Love's daughter has been granted a restraining order against the singer.
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order forbidding Courtney to have contact with Frances, with another hearing is set for January 5 to consider making it permanent.
After guardianship of her daughter was taken from her last week, for undisclosed reasons, Courtney posted a rant on website Facebook branding her only child "deceptive and deluded".
She wrote: "I hate to sound cold but any kid of mine who pulls this s**t has lost her position ... she was deceptive, she lied and she's lying to herself."
While Frances is in her grandmother's care, she still relies on her mother, who is in full control of Kurt's estate, for money – which Courtney has also threatened to withhold from her.
Courtney added: "Frances is clearly deluded that can buy her grandmother a small house in LA (sic). I'd love to see how that works. She thinks she has all this money. The point is I have all the money she has."
Kurt's brother, Charles Fradenburg, said Wendy has been trying to get custody of 17-year-old Frances for a long time.
He said: "Courtney is not fit to take care of Frances, she can barely take care of herself. Courtney wasn't doing any parenting at all, she was hiring nannies to do all of the work. This is a wonderful thing for the family."

Thursday, December 17, 2009

this is just silly

(click for bigification)

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.

by Taiwanese artist Cai Guo Qiang

Bad dog!

thanks everlasting blort

One tiger eye for each tiger TV


From the hilarious Lovely Listing.

Friday, December 11, 2009

This just in: Gossip is good for your health

gossip: good for your mental health
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.

Best of CL: "I Puked in Your Purse"

I Puked in Your Purse

Date: 2009-07-16, 6:32PM EDT

You were sitting a couple tables across from me. I was checking you out. You noticed. I winked. You rolled your eyes and left your table to talk to some guys at the bar. You left your purse hanging unattended on the back of your chair. I felt rejected, and a little pissed. You looked hungry. On my way out, I filled your purse with a vomit cocktail consisting of 1 part hamburger, 3 parts Miller Lites and 6 parts hot yellow foamy puke. If you had second thoughts after blowing me off, hit me back. I can't wait to hear from you!!! 

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Georgia zoo's B.L.T. (bear, lion, tiger)

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.

thanks Arbroath


via Ugliest Tattoos


via tumblr

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Voyeurism as Art

Photographer Yasmine Chatila has a show on currently called "Stolen Moments" -- photos she took through people's windows here in New York. In some cases, as with the kitchen lovers below, she took a whole series and made a slide show out of it.

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?

thanks Gothamist

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ugly is timeless

Like those hideous Christopher Kane shirts, just vintage!

Seller's description: "This sweater dress is way cool alone or with leggings."

Thanks for your blessing.

Via 1st Dibs

iWant an iPhone now

Just so I can use CatPaint!

Add a cat to any photo (and they meow!).

photo via

Snoop Dogg on your GPS

TomTom GPS units now feature Snoop Doog's voice smoovely guiding you to your destination.

[You Tube]