Miss Advised Returning?

So says a little birdie in our inbox who was recently at an industry conference and heard the show will return for a second season.

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144 Responses to Miss Advised Returning?

  1. Yoo hoo!! says:

    More RBD material! Yay?

    • Yoo hoo!! says:

      And, I miss the little birdies! Welcome back!

      • Jacy "Donk" LaRue Jacy "Donk" LaRue says:

        Another little birdie tells me there’s been no final decision. And that Debbie is a total weirdo, which may play into the decision given Bravo may not want the freak to be part of it.

        • Jack the Bulldog says:

          This just can’t be. The ratings were in the toilet. But I’d love to hear more about freak show Debbie. SPILL, JACY, SPILL!

          • Jacy "Donk" LaRue Jacy "Donk" LaRue says:

            All I know is that friends who met him at Fashion Week with Donkey said he was totally “off.” Weaselly. Untrustworthy. Not right.

          • Queen Neferteeri says:

            Anyone surprised by that? It’s not like a sane guy would ever hook up with her.

          • Software Monkey says:

            I passed Debbie on the street yesterday in lower Manhattan. He was taller than I expected, and I would have filed him under G for ‘gayman’, if I didn’t know better.

          • Jacy "Donk" LaRue Jacy "Donk" LaRue says:

            Amazing!

          • New Year New You says:

            Debbie Doughnuts is “Weaselly. Untrustworthy. Not right.”

            Does this sound like anyone we know?

            Water (and donkey) seeks its own level indeed.

          • sausage/curls fingers says:

            Someone grab Weaselly. Untrustworthy. Not right. for a username.

        • moonshinedonkey says:

          Please confirm what TYPE of weirdo.

        • moonshinedonkey says:

          Also, let’s just all agree that his FB page of him and them him lookin’ into the sea all “melancholy” (or is that supposed to scream “thoughtful”?) is fucking weird.

          Weirdo.

          • moonshinedonkey says:

            *of just him!!

            Too much weed tonight. Sheesh.

          • Jacy "Donk" LaRue Jacy "Donk" LaRue says:

            Totally weird. Also, I notice his dad commented on his Zoolander profile shot. And if you go looking through his dad’s friends, there seem to be a fair number of Jesus freaks among them. And isn’t the brother too a Jesus freak? Wow, this crowd is going to love America’s Favorite Second-Date BlowJob Queen.

          • Who do you think you are? says:

            Well this explains the anxiety over whether her parents would like him / thinly veiled tweets about some kind of rift with her parents.

          • Spoutless Teapot says:

            Jacy you done rung me!!! (Zoolander)

          • Grifty Shades of Bray says:

            His brother’s Facebook is in the dad’s friends list. I won’t tell what it reveals about the brother, I’ll let you guys discover on your own.

          • Jack the Bulldog says:

            Grifty, Stunned silence. Drops phone. Reaches down to pet pitbull.

          • Jack the Bulldog says:

            Debbie’s dad graduated from Modesto Jr. College, counts the office asst. from Davis Park Church of Christ as one of his few Facebook friends, and “likes” Burger King. Think phony, name dropping Petey Baugher will be inviting him to the OMG! University Club?

          • Dr. Gary says:

            @Jack the Bulldog

            The dad graduated high school in 1970 and from Modesto Jr. College (in ‘Paris, France’. LOL) in 1993.

            @Grifty Shades of Bray

            Re: the brother – OH. BOY.

            Would love to see Debbie and family at the Lakeside Assisted Living Facility with the Burgers this Christmas. Good times.

          • Spoutless Teapot says:

            WOW. just…..wow.

          • Albie Quirky says:

            I like the Seltzer parents, at least from their social media presence. It’s sweet that they are high school sweethearts still together.

            The brother’s FB has really gotten over the top! I will be praying The Grappler’s Prayer now.

          • Grifty Shades of Bray says:

            The bro did draw a lovely koi fish while he was incarcerated, you have to give him props for that.

          • RollsRoyceRevenge says:

            I have finally found someone to clean my ex’s pool. And clocks.

          • JFA says:

            Jack: I would KILL to be a fly on the wall during those two families coming together.

            This guy couldn’t be any LESS what JA always wished she could land as a husband.

          • Jacy "Donk" LaRue Jacy "Donk" LaRue says:

            From Jack McCain and his Republican establishment pedigree to Jesus freaks, ex-cons and dicklessness. It is to motherfucking laugh.

          • moonshinedonkey says:

            Amazing. Even more amazing than I could’ve imagined.

            And @jackthebulldog – A+, +, +

          • Queen Neferteeri says:

            You gotta wonder if Donkey weeps when remembering the brief period of time when she was attractive and appeared to have a future — and could land decent guys. In her “Star” days, she would’ve brutally mocked a guy like Debbie; now, he’s the Love of her Life!

          • idiotbox says:

            so i found a little article about debbie’s brother possible arrest (he’s from Modesto, no?) but then I though that perhaps it’s best to leave this be. Hopefully, dude got a clue in jail is on the straight path – I wish him the best (it must be tough being Debbie)

            Am I going soft, you bitches?

          • Jacy "Donk" LaRue Jacy "Donk" LaRue says:

            Idiotbox: You’re not going soft, I agree; I don’t care about demonizing anyone’s families. But it is amusing that she claims this guy has met every entry on her checklist given his family background. Not quite, princess.

          • idiotbox says:

            definitely not the indiana guy (saw mugshot of indiana, v. different ethnicities!)

          • Jacy "Donk" LaRue Jacy "Donk" LaRue says:

            I just went back and saw what you were talking about, and edited my comment to get rid of any reference to that gross Indiana guy. Jesus!

          • AFGHANI says:

            My first reaction to Goat Soap was disbelief–I thought Albie was making a joke when she mentioned that he’s from Modesto and the rest of the info about his family. Like, that’s they fit the stereotype people have about that area of CA–it seemed like it had to be a joke. In a way, the meanest part of the Goat Soap thing is just the straightforward way Albie laid out the facts without editorializing.

            There’s no way Donkey is ever visiting Modesto… right? If this ever happens, it needs to be caught on camera. I want to see Donk’s reactions to Stockton, Modesto, Gilroy, etc. All those places in CA that are extremely far removed from Palo Alto, WeHo, and the Coronado McCain Condo.

          • moonshinedonkey says:

            I wish his bro no ill will. All the best.

            But the schauden in me wants to be a fly on the wall for the Baugher and Stetler family dinner…

        • Dyspeptic says:

          I would think that would be all the more reason for Bravo to want him to be a part of it! Perversity reigns on those shows, so the more of it, the merrier, right?

  2. How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

    D0nkey’s going to OBO Debbie to go make an ass of herself, again?

    • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

      Ima bet right now that D0nkey was NOT asked back & that’s why she has had her hooks in Debbie for this long, so that she can save face (Ha! Too late for THAT!) when asked why she’s not in Season II.

      • The Missing Davos Report says:

        If they’re renewing, I’m wondering if none of them were asked back. What’s to milk from Emily or Amy? There seems little to lose with a new cast.

      • Grifty Shades of Bray says:

        It would be stupid to have her back if the show focuses on relationship advice columnists/coaches because she isn’t one anymore. The Elle gig was just to give the illusion and it started and stopped with the show. I also don’t think Andy Cohen likes her.

        • sausage/curls fingers says:

          I also don’t think it fits with her narrative anymore. Not that she wouldn’t sell out for the chance but she’s been trying to push that she’s no longer misadvised because of Debbie and how she can be “herself” with him and it’s so great yadda yadda yadda.

  3. Lily's 3rd Eye says:

    While buying cheapo cleaning products at the 99 cent store today, I had a vivid fantasy that DS proposed to JA during the 6 months anniversary freakout and we will have a prom themed wedding for Miss Advised. (-: . PS real Oxy Clean is better than fake.)

    • pearipathetic donkey says:

      She’d want her own spin-off covering the wedding. So I’m guessing she plans to be engaged by end of season 2. I bet that’s her angle.

    • Greg says:

      what if Bravo was chronicling their fauxmance for an s2 update? Could explain the RV for just the two of them at BM…cameramen crashing too?

  4. donkolnikov says:

    Oh god please. She’s been so dull lately! I need more cray to get me through the semester.

  5. Jordache & the Pelts says:

    It might be this show “Mr. Right, which sounds as godawful as “Miss Advised” – somewhat similar premise:
    http://misstisdale.net/mr-right-casting-call/

    Perfect for Julia, um, 30 years ago…

    • Jordache & the Pelts says:

      Fuck, there are a lot of Ashley Tisdale fan sites..
      “Calling all graduate degree-bound women looking for “Mr. Right” in college!

      Are you getting your masters degree in hopes of finding the man of your dreams? Have you always set your sights on getting married in school or soon after? If you are in the process of getting your MBA, PhD, JD or any other graduate degree, and you hope to find the perfect man in the process, we are looking to speak with you about an exciting new TV show.

      “The creators of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and Bravo’s “Miss Advised” are partnering with Ashley Tisdale’s Blondie Girl Productions to cast for an exciting new docu-reality series on a major cable network. The show will focus on bright young women who are proud to be educating themselves while working towards their most important career goal yet … becoming a wife!

      We want those blossoming, vibrant women to stand up and speak out about their journey to receive not only the degree of their choice, but to find the husband of their choice! We are looking to document these amazing women on the adventure of their lives pursuing their MRS. Degree!”

      Is marriage your ultimate goal? Have you met the man of your dreams in grad school? Or have you fallen in love with a career path? We want to hear your story.

      If interested in learning more information about the show, please email us your name, age, graduate program and all about your current journey at GraduateLoveCasting@rrstaff.com or call 323-860-6778.

      • Queen Neferteeri says:

        Whoever comes up with these show ideas for Tisdale should JUST FUCKING STOP IT ALREADY! Miss Advised was unwatchable and I never, ever would’ve even taken a look at it if not for the schadenfreude of watching Donkey make an even bigger asshole out of herself than usual.

        • Jacy "Donk" LaRue Jacy "Donk" LaRue says:

          These shows offend me as a woman/mother/aunt/sister etc. Like Jesus Christ, really? Why are we perpetuating this bullshit and sending the message that this is normal behavior in this day and age, to make your life’s mission a dude-landing project. Jesus fuck.

          • Spoutless Teapot says:

            If you are in grad school, isn’t it because you are very interested in a certain field? WTF do men have to do with it? Jesus fuck. I share your rage.

          • stalker says:

            jesus fuck III.

            Also what kind of economic sense does it make to spend $50K+ to get a graduate/MRS degree? Can’t you find a goodenough man who likes ’em dumb?

      • Tonyamichaela says:

        It’s such a stupid reason to go to grad school. Just buy a push-up bra!

  6. Tonyamichaela says:

    I don’t understand. Julia can’t be on a show called Miss Advised, because she has everything figured out now and she has a SOULMATE!

  7. Snow says:

    Are we sure it’s the same cast?

  8. Whiny Bitch Spoiled says:

    Funny, I was just about to post about how her life is so pathetic now I actually have stopped caring about her. Well I never “cared” about her, but I’ve stopped having any interest in her whatsoever. She’s blossomed into a vapid dull midwestern hick, shunned by “tech circles” and basically a less attractive version of the Octomom.

    In fact the only difference between Julia and the Octomom is that no one, and I mean no one, would pay to watch Julia masturbate.

  9. 2nd date Humvee says:

    I’m not sure it’s the same show… I mean, in reality TV the pay scale works so you get paid a LOT more for subsequent seasons…. Meaning season 1 is like 1500 a show, season 2 is like 2000, season 3 is 3000, etc. I made these up. Betting this is a new show, same pay scale for scrubby little wastoids.

  10. Jack the Bulldog says:

    And the season two finale finds Julie and Debbie walking down the aisle. Both in pink and it’s OMG! the most amazeballs wedding of all fucking time! Not even Kate Middleton had a wedding so spectacular. Zzzzzz …

    • sausage/curls fingers says:

      Maybe Julie can pitch herself onto Bridezillas. That seems about her speed nowadays. She’ll spend the whole wedding screaming about organic gluten free sugar free cake and changing into a tutu for the reception. Might as well make money off of it.

      • New Year New You says:

        They could easily do a whole series of Donkzillas: the lead up to donkey’s wedding. Now that, that, would be entertaining.

        Hi Julie if you’re reading, now you’ve just got to get Debbie Doughballs to propose and you can submit another pilot idea.

  11. Julia's Call To Mommy says:

    Yes mommy it arrived today just in time thanks oh yes it’s going great I just finished underlining Eat Pray Love again and now I’m ready to write thanks I know you’re so proud of me for finally doing it and let me tell you if that fat ugly Dunham girl can get $3 million then I’ll be set for life if they only give me double of course she’s just fat fat fatty fat and oh you remembered his name he’s in my closet now he loves tutus as much I do good thing he’s so skinny but he cooks and cleans just fabulous yes haha i did pick that word up from him how did you know and what’s that mommy? Oh Lily, yes yes of course I took her to the vet just today like you told me to a few months ago and yes. mommy. yes. OK. yes. Anyway, the crowd for the conference in NY was huge and they just loved my insights all my NY friends came and yes. YES mommy. oh no gotta run now mommy he left something burning on the stove.

  12. JFA says:

    A) how is this possible?
    B) how is this possible?
    C) this makes their relationship make sense to me. He reeks of fame whore and I’ll bet my bottom dollar he’s trying to “make it” and she’s trying to groom him and if I have to watch their nasty codependent weirdo fauxlationshop in season 2 I’ll barf. I’m sure it’ll be all about her FINALLY FINDING MR RIGHT but can she make it work?
    Can she just trust his wonderfulness and give all of herself after being hurt for just so, so long?

    • JFA says:

      I guess no one is gonna answer A or B. FINE.

      No seriously how is this possible? This show tanked, and sucketh.

      • RollsRoyceRevenge says:

        Ummm….osmosis?

      • Jack the Bulldog says:

        I was waiting for Albie to chime in and say it’s because Bravo really, really, really wants to build a relationship with Ashley Tisdale, a creature whose relevance seems to have entirely evaporated.

        • Albie Quirky says:

          She was SO HOT last year as far as olds in the entertainment business were concerned, but now not so much.

          Now it’s the Glee kids and everyone who had anything to do with iCarly. I think the iCarly craft service crew has their own show on Food Network.

          Sorry, Ashley, your second fifteen minutes are up. Don’t pull an Amanda Bynes, now!

  13. Bravo's Bitch says:

    Curses to you Andy Cohen.

    • Grifty Shades of Bray says:

      He needs a show called Mister Grifter, starring Ellsberg, Mr. Lalla, and Tim Ferriss, with Debbie in a supporting role.

  14. BeepBeepBoopBeepBeep. I Am A Robot. says:

    How are the other two women on the show faring? Men in their lives? Anyone know?

    As much as I want Julia to end up marrying the very gay Debbie, I wish she would really examine her actions. She plans everything (even this “happy ending”); she leaves nothing to chance. She must have sucked at Improv.

    She was not going to go into/or end MisAdvised looking like the “undateable” one. She threw her co-stars under the bus! I hope the producers in the second season of this show suss out Debbie’s femininity and capitalize on it making Julia look like a clueless fag-hag for the duration of the show.

    • Stinky Velour Couture says:

      Julie may think she is playing the long game, but the other MessAdvised ladies actually have BOOKS and are still promoting themselves and their biznesseses. I think it’s all a sham, but they have a product—and what does
      Julie Allison have? Nada. No business, no book, not much of a life.
      #DebbieSeltser

  15. Albie Quirky says:

    Interesting. I am going to ask the reality tv industry (why is this an industry?!?) folks I know what they’ve heard.

    The ratings were so bad I’d really be surprised if the show came back without a huge shakeup (read: new, better cast) but odder things have happened.

  16. K_Swizz says:

    Oh please let this happen! This is the only good news I’ve gotten in this otherwise shit-pile of a week. I need my RBD to keep me sane.

  17. RollsRoyceRevenge says:

    I am dying for details of the R-rated blowy thing. Any word through sexgargoyle.com or whatever it is?

    Video of forbidden lambada bizness lay-dees or IT DINT HAPPEN.

  18. KashMoney says:

    The best part would be if they do return but JAB can only do so if single.

  19. Wonkeye says:

    Oh, look, Randi’s casting a new tech show, based in NYC:

    http://betabeat.com/2012/11/look-out-new-york-randi-zuckerberg-is-casting-for-a-new-techcentric-bravo-show-set-in-the-big-apple/

    How many phone calls do you think she’s fielded from Jaba the Nut already?

  20. Sad Rat In Sidewalk says:

    Claiming victory here. I called this one when I saw that her hair was red again.

  21. virgil reid says:

    can someone explain something to me?

    someone mentioned amber rae is a trust fund kid w/ rich parents, except apparently her dad is dead and her stepdad ditched her and now her mom’s house went into foreclosure. how is amber getting the money to fund her adventures of moving to a new city every two months? if she is so well off, why isnt she helping her mom?

    • Albie Quirky says:

      I don’t think Amber Bray has any money. She’s betting her whole stake on whatever weird grift she’s working now.

      The stepdad apparently had money, though.

      • Greg says:

        She looks like a wax version of Ellie Kemper.

      • Sad Rat In Sidewalk says:

        Uh, source? Do you actually know this? I adore RBD but any place that fosters anonymity is a really easy venue for dropping misinformed details, and talking about the families of people who are not JA (particularly where hardship is concerned) seems out of bounds.

        Unless they are tacky like Debbie’s family and put all their cray cray out there publicly on the bookface.

        • virgil reid says:

          sorry for bringing this up. i was a bit confused because my friend is really into amber rae and i know she’s popular in the tech scene, but i was a bit confused how and why she is and confused how she has the ability to move to so many different places.

        • Albie Quirky says:

          No, I don’t know her. This is just based on observation of her public persona and actions, which do not accord with “trust fund baby” or “has a lot of money.”

          I appreciate the callout, though, because I should have been clear that this is just my outsider’s opinion.

          If she somehow does have a bunch of $$ despite acting and talking like a grifter who is on her uppers, then she’s a shit for not helping her mum.

          • Albie Quirky says:

            If her mum is indeed in financial straits, as virgil reid reports having heard.

          • Albie Quirky says:

            Submitted in evidence: this blog post. This Bold Academy thing sounds like her big gamble.

            Who knows, maybe I’m wrong, never actually met her in person. But don’t get the impression that money is comfortable for her right now (see also: living at Casa Albertson/Seltzer).

          • Albie Quirky says:

            Also, Bold Academy is still taking applications for January and doesn’t appear to have lined up any sponsors yet, per its website.

            To go back to her self-presentation, she makes a big whoop about how she sold all her belongings to fund her move to New York. She mentions it in most interviews. This is not a thing rich people do.

          • Sad Rat In Sidewalk says:

            Thanks, Albie. (And I’m the first one willing to call people out for promoting a “different” and “disruptive” lifestyle when they’re really just spending daddy’s money.)

          • These Hooves Were Made for Walking says:

            I know her. She’s not rich. She works incredibly hard, even if it is grifty weird Seth Godin spawn stuff. Bold Academy did well in Colorado, but not so well since she left for CA. And she’s not big in the tech scene — she’s slightly popular in the social media / marketing world but has questionably little actual brand-related credentials backing that. Just a lot of inspirational mumbo jumbo and a pretty face.

            I like her despite everything I just said 🙂 Her heart is in the right place.

        • Flying Donkeycopter says:

          Speaking of bookface. I wish Amber Rae had more common sense and compassion for Lily than to put her in a wire bike basket with nothing else and post it on lookatmebook to show everyone she is going on a bike ride. That poor dog makes me very sad. Free Lily.

  22. anon says:

    Are we sure about this? Emily from Sex With Emily moved to LA last week and will be living there for three months. Doesn’t that kind of throw off the three experts in three cities thing?

    Also, in response to someone who asked, Emily is still single because apparently the guy she was dating broke up with her when she told him she was temporarily moving to LA. No idea about Amy, but Julia is with a pretty lesbian.

    • A colossus of scheme juices and failure says:

      Amy was last seen offering her matchmaking services in a quarter-page ad in the backpages of New York magazine (i.e. services for rich people).

      I hope her business is going well, because I just don’t see her scoring a rich husband ever.

  23. Jimbo says:

    That’s awesome for JA. She can finally start earning FU money.

    • Albie Quirky says:

      Top off those coffers with another $25,000!

      Or maybe (if they do ask her to come back) they’ll ask her to take less because the ratings were so poor for Season 1?

  24. Albie Quirky says:

    Praying the Grappler’s Prayer for you all right now, seriously.

  25. Blowjobs by Bravo says:

    No it cannot come back for a second season. I need to see the spiral, spiral, spin, crash, repeat when tvland rejects her. Ahh the tweets I’m imagining that would accompany such an amazing spiral.

  26. CurlingIronsAtDawn says:

    If this thing actually happens for this repugnant woman and her “boyfriend”, I’m thinking we’ve pretty much reached the end, the apocalypse if you will. Which, when you think about it, kind of makes sense. It’s all just a chapter taken from the book of Revelation. It’s not like we haven’t had the two witnesses testifying of this downfall for more than 1,260 days, all the colors of the horsemen and then some, the winged hosebeast and the Second and Third Woes…of break-ups. The upside? This, like that, is expected to end in a marriage supper. Can’t. Wait.

  27. Powerful Moms with Fantastic Sons (aka Cindy M's Med Cab) says:

    Bravo is the wrong channel for her. She needs to get engaged to little Debbie and head on over to TLC to get herself a wedding dress made by Sandra Celli, dressmaker to the American Gypsy community. Pink! Bling! Princess!

  28. i.just.cant! says:

    YOU GUYS. i have power back. i can finally take a hot shower and shave my legs and cook real food again. also fixing roof this week hallelujah.

    haven’t given any fucks about julia lately– still the same vapid cunt i’m assuming. can’t wait to see all the matching tartan christmas outfits she and debbie don over the holidays.

    • Powerful Moms with Fantastic Sons (aka Cindy M's Med Cab) says:

      Yay! My cousin and her family live in North Jersey and they just got their power back on Saturday. There was much rejoicing! And they were very, very lucky that the only damage on their property was a couple of fallen trees, one of which hit their deck but thank god didn’t land anywhere on the house where anyone would have been sitting inside during the storm.

      • Powerful Moms with Fantastic Sons (aka Cindy M's Med Cab) says:

        And I meant to add enjoy the shower 🙂 I’m glad you made it through OK, all things considered!

    • Albie Quirky says:

      Yay! Glad you are reempowered.

  29. 16 Scandals says:

    Doubt she’ll be on the show. She’s got 99 problems but a JOB ain’t one.

  30. 16 Scandals says:

    Re my comment above, ” she” was reffering to JA, not Emily.

  31. Grammarian says:

    I’ll have a second helping of schadenfreude with more of that lovely sauce of angel’s tears, please

    Water finds its level; that’s what my grandma always said

  32. bitchface says:

    OT – can anyone help a girl out – where can I watch Downton Abbey Season 3?

  33. Jelly Roll says:

    Didn’t she have a winkwink meeting at NBC/Universal recently? I’m assuming this is what that was about.

    #showervomit

  34. OMGPearskank says:

    May I just randomly mention that I loathe the picture of her you used for the post and yet find that it conveys perfectly what a horrible, horrible person she seems to be? I hate everything about it. Her rubbery fingers, that stupid rodent grin, the hair, the eyes, the pose, the colours, everything. I’m not usually bothered by her because what’s the point, but for some reason this picture in particular bugs the hell out of me.

    OT: I know that we have some OMG Ivy League educated cat people here who know the system so is the following common practice?
    A friend of mine did some expensive distance course for professionals (where you end up with some certificate and can tell others at conferences and conventions about your “time at Harvard/Princeton/Yale etc.) at an OMGIvy Medical School for some months, enjoyed it, did well and was now asked to work as a TA for that programme. Without pay, but they promised to provide a letter later so that they could prove they had worked for said OMGIvy. We then got into a major fight because I wondered if it wasn’t maybe a) exploitation and b) slightly dubious that they seem to recruit TAs for the programme among people who did the course once, have no further affiliation with the school and are not even working in higher education and yet sell it as a course run by experienced experts of that OMGIvy.
    I acknowledge that it’s a brilliant scheme in terms of providing a strong and profitable product – especially the part where you charge people a lot of money and then get the smarter ones to work for you for free and sell it as the authentic experience – but I just feel that something is not quite right with this. Could they not at least use some of their own PhD students (who would probably expect to get paid, so there’s that) So, OMGIvy cat people – is this common practice? Am I naive (a very strong possibility)?

    • Albie Quirky says:

      It is shitty AND it is common practice.

    • AFGHANI says:

      Let me guess, it was Harvard or Penn, right?

      This really doesn’t happen at Princeton or Yale (I have no idea about Brown, Cornell, or Columbia). Harvard and Penn have full-fledged Extention Schools which are highly profitable but do not provide the most important aspects of going to the traditional Ivy undergrad experience. They also seem to do a lot of continuing ed and certificate-y courses.

      • juliajane says:

        This is a funny article about how Tyra Banks has been telling the press she attended Harvard Business School when in actual fact she just paid an astronomical amount for one of their non-degree programs and most certainly did not earn an MBA.

        http://jezebel.com/5937660/tyra-banks-needs-to-stop-lying-about-going-to-harvard-business-school

      • OMGPearskank says:

        Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with offering these “certificate” courses for professionals and I am sure they are quite good. I just find this particular scheme bordering on the unethical because if I were to shell out major bucks to get a certificate from a prestigious institution I would not want someone as my TA who not really been trained in the institution and whose experience with the course comes down to having taken it the previous year. If I pay for Harvard or UPenn or whatever Ivy, I want the full thing and nothing else.

        And then there’s the issue of not paying these “TAs” for their work. Yes, a letter from the institution has a certain value, but still, that’s not how it should work. But of course they are not using their own PhD students – those would probably insist on getting paid.

        Ok, I’ll get off my soap box now.

    • juliajane says:

      Sort of OT but I have a couple of friends who list Harvard Business School on their linkedin profiles when in reality they completed one of their executive extension programs that takes a couple of months. I’m sure the course was great but stating that you attending HBS implies you have an MBA.

      • OMGPearskank says:

        I also know a number of people who do this and I find it quite sad, actually. Because what’s the point? You’ll only be able to fool people to a certain extent and the moment you speak to real HBS alumns things might turn awkward real quick. I really don’t get this Ivy fetishism.

        It’s like some people in the UK who cannot shut up about the Summer School they attended that one year at Oxford. I am very happy with my comparatively less glamorous university – almost everyone who is someone in my field in the UK has been to here at some point and top research is done in an unpretentious way and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. Anyway, carry on.

  35. How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

    WTF is D0nkey even saying braying? She makes NO sense …

    Julia Allison: TV Correspondent and Syndicated Columnist
    “To create an evangelist, deliver unexpected triumphs of customer service.”

    I watched this trailer: The Naked Brand & liked the points it hits on, then lo & behold, guess who shows up on the Cast page? The worst spokesd0nkey ever! & she is neither of those things she claims to be.

    • FIEIRCE Mani (pedi) says:

      She also looks pretty rough….wow.

    • Albie Quirky says:

      Well, thank God she’s not naked, at least.

    • Helena (Creates Evangelists By Delivering Unexpected Triumphs Of Customer Service) says:

      New business card! Thanks, Surrealist Donkey!

    • ElGuapo says:

      English motherfucker, do you speak it?
      What kind of contrived nonsense did Plasticface Julia come up with?

    • Grifty Shades of Bray says:

      “The Naked Brand is a story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time. It’s an introduction to a bright new future where companies tell the truth and work hard to create better products and a better planet.”

      And this has anything remotely to do with Donkey how, exactly?

      • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

        Oh see, I gathered that it was about how traditional advertising, especially ‘false advertising’ (oh Hai, D0nkey, you non-syndicated, non-hair whorespondent) is a dying art now that social media calls out lying scumabg brands (oh Hai, D0nkey, you still here?) …

  36. Norse Horse says:

    Julia Allison ‏@JuliaAllison
    “To share happiness is the very noblest thing human beings can aspire to.” – Vanity Fair http://m.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/10/kate-moss-years-of-crying-johnny-depp … 22h

    I did a Ctrl&F to find the word “happiness” in this link of hers, to a précis of Vanity Fair’s cover story on Kate Moss. The word does not appear. The sentiment itself is not part of the full article, which I have read. Why does she slap these sappy, sentimental things she made up, put them in quotes as if they are pearls of wisdom, unattributed, on things like a VF article on Kate Moss?

    A: Because she wants to be somehow associated, no matter how distant she is in every way, with someone as cool as Kate Moss. So weird.

  37. A colossus of scheme juices and failure says:

    OT: Donkey sauce in the N Y Times!!
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/dining/reviews/restaurant-review-guys-american-kitchen-bar-in-times-square.html?pagewanted=2&smid=fb-share

    My favorite line is “And when we hear the words Donkey Sauce, which part of the donkey are we supposed to think about?”

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