June 11, 2008

Borough of Things

Gothamist adds to the list of blogs and news outlets that use the wholly unimaginative "A [BLANK] Grows in Brooklyn" Mad Lib to describe a new supermarket opening on Coney Island Avenue.

That makes them the reigning champion when it comes to using this cliché, although The Observer has a recent entry in the field with A Tree Salad Grows in Brooklyn. (At least that one has the word "tree" in the title.)

Posted by Doug at 08:18 PM

June 06, 2008

Bungle Fever

I was watching Morning Joe today on MSNBC and was a little suprised when I heard entertainment/gossip reporter Courtney Hazlett say this:

During the Cannes Film Festival - I don't know if you remember this - but Spike Lee got really uppity about Clint Eastwood and about how there were no African Americans involved in the filming of "Flags of our Fathers" or "Letters From Iwo Jima."

I mean, really. Didn't all racism end two days ago when Obama clinched the Democratic nomination? I'm sure it was a casual mistake, but I don't know what's more amazing: the fact that Hazlett used the word "uppity" to describe an African American or that I was watching Morning Joe.

UPDATE 3:54 PM: Video can be found here.

UPDATE 6:10 PM: Hazlett has apologized.

Posted by Doug at 10:04 AM

June 05, 2008

Yves Saint Laurent Will Now Be Caught Dead in Outfit

To be fair, it was a closed casket service.

Posted by Doug at 04:43 PM

June 02, 2008

Asiatic Lily

Asiatic Lily

Posted by Doug at 05:54 PM