Friday, June 29, 2012

Harmon and Brewster (that sounds like a cop show)

Angie Harmon (39) of Law and Order fame and Jordana Brewster (32) from The Fast and the Furious franchise may not qualify as Clones, but...

They look an awful lot alike.

Summertime cupcake

Even though I swore off cupcakes two weeks ago, I indulged in this homemade cupcake at my local farmer's market today.  It was a white cake with light, delicate frosting. Delicious!

Thursday, June 28, 2012


I'm absolutely depressed by the baby chimp death in Los Angeles this week.  The more I read about it the more horrible I feel for the baby and her mom.  And I feel terrible for the zoo animals that drowned recently during flash floods in my home state of Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Olsen twins continue to intensely disgust me for creating a horrid fur bag in the name of fashion.  These girls wouldn't know beauty if it punched them in their puckered faces.

My friend Jeff coined the term "depissed" which is a combo of depressed and pissed.  That's pretty much what I'm feeling these days.

Pic via Mother Nono

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Emma Stone on New York Magazine

I am not completely sold on Emma Stone, but I like her cover of New York Magazine on stands now.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pomegranate watercolor

The Less Than Incredible Hulk

I've got a problem with the new Hulk.  While I admit his hairstyle has improved since the 80s, the new CGI incarnation of Dr. Banner's uncontrolled self is little more than a grotesquely large, unintelligible frat boy suffering from serious 'roid rage.  When he says, "Hulk, smash!" I feel a bit sad for the generation of kids subjected to a superhero who doesn't even use verb tenses.

Now here's an incredible hulk.

Photo via Manny at My Disguises, The Chulk on Flickr

Monday, June 11, 2012

Who's the hot guy?

Someone please tell me when Metallica frontman James Hetfield got hot?
The 49 year-old guitarist appears with his Metallica bandmates on the cover of The Big Issue for Rolling Stone magazine. (Nobody mugs for photos like metal heads.)

My biggest memory of Metallica is how my girlfriend, who usually liked New Kids on the Block and J-pop, developed a fondness for their song Enter Sandman.  I also remember in the 80s and 90s that the band members had a lot of hair.  This summer Metallica crisscrosses Europe, the US, and Mexico on tour and begin filming a 3-D movie.

Hetfield's home base is Marin County, California where his young family lives.  It will be exciting to see if any of his kids eventually hit the big stage like their dad.

Photos via Zimbio, Metal Unrated Magazine, Orion Music + More, Retro Rebirth

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Love is all around you!

I biked through my town early on Friday morning and came across this painting on the bike path.

Claire Danes has a new nose, a busy job, and a loft for sale

My girlfriend swears she saw actress Claire Danes while hiking in Itasca State Park a few summers ago.  She claims Danes passed by and asked her for the time.  Because my friend had no proof of their encounter everyone likes to give her a hard time about her story.

I wonder if she saw Claire with her original, distinctive nose or Claire with her new, narrower nose, which veers into Jennifer Grey territory.  Claire's new look is pleasing to the eye, but it makes her seem like a generic blonde.  Before her plastic surgery overhaul she had a look that was hers alone. These days Danes is on the cover of Harper's Bazaar in Russia, is selling her New York loft for $6 million, and stars as a CIA officer in the critically acclaimed cable series Homeland.

Photos via, Go4Celebrity, Daily Makeover, Movies Pad

Getting down with Brendan Fraser

Vanity Fair magazine photographs famous stars enacting scenarios in a feature they call "In Character." I've looked at quite a few and I'm surprised by the actors' redundant expressions.  Hands down, the best of the best is mummy slayer Brendan Fraser.

Left: You’re a factory foreman with $200 riding on the game, watching your team’s placekicker muff a 23-yarder with 0:01 remaining. Center: You’re a first-time skydiver, reacting to your instructor’s saying it’s your turn: “What? Can’t hear you! Sorry ... what?” Right: You’re in the back row of sixth-grade health class, exulting with your pal in the fact that your female teacher just uttered the word “penis.”

John Goodman and Allison Janney also knocked it out of the park.  See Vanity Fair's "In Character" gallery here.