A prop once again in another “journey” for her lunatic owner. Remember when L.A. was the beginning of a new journey? That worked out well!
Lilly has lived in DC, NY, Chicago, LA & now … SF! That’s one well travelled pup.
Lilly has lived in DC, NY, Chicago, LA & now … SF! That’s one well travelled pup.
Can you imagine how much Shabby Shit bullshit is in that van?
Where has all that shit been during the Marina del Bray move, her stabling at the OMG pizza loft, Dadser-funded trip to Europe, summer couch surfing, etc? Did she grift a storage unit? Is she grifting a moving van?
Cunt. That is all.
+1. Bragging about taking Lilly away from a good home. What a cunt.
The dog neglect infuriates me more than anything she has done/will do to humans. They can defend themselves but Lilly can not. Except Derpin, her newest abused pet.
So she’s riding in the passenger’s seat in a moving van, right? If that’s the case, she didn’t hire movers this time, and someone else is driving that van for her? Devin perhaps? I can’t imagine moving an entire apartment of large furniture and relying on friends and family to help out, not at 32. That shit is for broke college kids. Spring for the professional movers Julia.
Its possible she moved herself. Also possible she took over the moving van as the guys were actually doing work, put the dog in the passenger seat, and took the picture. Wouldn’t put it past her in the slightest.
While I wouldn’t put that past her, it looks like a Budget rental truck, and there is a pile of pink shit on the seat and floorboard. I guess it’s also possible she drove by herself, but the thought of her behind the wheel of that huge truck, taking selfies and texting while driving is really terrifying, so I’m going to stick with my original thought that someone else was driving.
Good eye re: Budget! If you look at the door, there’s a USDOT #, & if you look at the trailer behind / above the cab, there’s part of the blue & orange logo (like this:)
Nothing wrong w/ saving bucks on the transport & she probably hired movers in LA to load / movers in San Fran to unload it (that’s what I did when I used PODS to store & move my furnishings).
you seriously have no life
I would imagine the truck rental is more than the sum total of all of her belongings combined. And the post is not stalkery, it’s thorough, unlike anything Julia ever does.
how is that stalkerish, it’s so fucking obvious in the photo she posted to the public
She grifted her last move and then failed to ever publicly mention the guy again, as she’d promised.
^^ That’s the guy who she grifted. He was still asking her “when are you going to do a shout out for us?” after the “moving” episode of Miss Advised had aired. The only “shout out” they got was a 1 second shot of the truck and maybe 2 seconds of that guy’s dad on the screen dropping off some boxes and weakly smiling at the camera.
Julia Allison’s gaping maw was writing checks her raftass couldn’t ca$h when she promised that moving co some Bravo fame & notoriety if only they’d move her for free.
Lying D0nkey lies … quelle the surprise!
I don’t feel that bad for the guy. How did that Ohio-based trucking company expect to benefit from giving a free move from NYC–>SoCal (I refuse to say it was LA) for a micro-micro-celebrity?
If you run a long-haul trucking company and you’re expecting a teensy exposure on a summer short-run Bravo show to help sales… you don’t understand your target demo and you deserve to be grifted.
How did that Ohio-based trucking company expect to benefit from giving a free move from NYC–>SoCal…?
The logical conclusion: Because they not only truck stuff all over the nation, they also do international air freight cargo service.
I sure would love to hear how D0nkey pitches her bullshit! Did that gullible kid sit through an audio version equivalent to Julia Allison’s delusional book proposal?
Don’t forget the guy she went on a date wtih (from Craigslist I think?) and then invited him over even though she knew she wasn’t into him so he could help her move boxes. Then when he left, she called him while he was still in his car to tell him she didnt’ like him that way. I felt bad the few times I used my family’s help for moves. She’s a dick.
Well duh JFA, he was clearly a RACIST. Julia did other women a favor by mentioning that on national TV despite no evidence to support the claim.
I don’t remember that part??? HE should have sued for slander.
“What’s the plan THIS time, Julia?”
Poor unrestrained, unprotected, vulnerable @LillyDog! Of course lazy raftass Julia Allison doesn’t take any measures to prevent Lilly from propelling face-first into the dashboard in case of a sudden stop.
Screengrabs from MISS ADVISED are even more revealing than Julia Allison’s contrived fauxtos — uhm, er, oops? — here’s Julia Allison launching her miserable dog Lilly out the door of a vehicle & onto hard, unforgiving pavement a couple of feet below:
Shouldn’t D0nkey know firsthoof about harnessing?
…My yoranian has taken great offense to this set of screengrabs, I can tell because she’s growling at them. Molly says this is a recipe for dismashter, and I am in total agreement. For SHAME, Donkey. FOR. SHAME.
sad dog is sad
This season of JAB: San Francisco is going to be amazing! I can’t wait.
she’s such a sick fuck. that dog has spent nearly a year living with someone else and now she drags it back to SF, for what?
For show, obviously. I don’t know how she lives with herself, abandoning her for a year, and poor Lilly has probably bonded with her foster mom by now. She may end up grieving herself to death over the loss. Donkey, you’re an asshole of the worst variety.
to prove to us that she still owns her, duh…everything with her is for her pretend audience
GAWD how many times is she gonna brag about living in all these places. No one fucking CARES. Next. She acts like it’s a badge of honor or something that makes her cool when we all know she’s just a fucking lunatic who can’t sit still long enough to contemplate the shitshow that is her life.
Let’s see now. Lived in DC = Dadsers got me into Georgetown after I failed out of INdiana U., and I was universally hated in college.
Lived in NYC – moved there with a small graduation gift of $10,000, shacked up with a married then refused to leave his place for a year and a half after we broke up, later rented overpriced shoebox until Dadsers finally pulled the plug. Universally hated in NY. “Failed startup,” fired from Star, failed imitation of the View that no one watched…etc.
Lived in Chicago – LOL. My favorite. Moved there with tail between her legs after Dadsers pulled the plug on her rent, pretended to be a “digital nomad” whilst hiding out crying in her parents OMG DOWNTOWN CONDO. Actually never seemed to admit living there til now.
Lived in LA – moved there for a failed reality show. Lived in stupid neighborhood. Drank green juice and frequented awful pseudo-hippie cafes. Dead granny sent her the “love of her life.” That lasted one whole year.
What’s to come in San Fran??? I predict more of the same, not taking in any cultural opportunities, not walking her dog, not staying put for more than 2 weeks, lots of stupid tourist photos even though she’s ostensibly not a tourist. She will annoy everyone and move again within 2 years time.
Didn’t you love something I said about feminists too? Or was that someone else. Thanks for the encouragement. I’d like to thank the academy, God, and Julia Allison for endless sources of ridicule.
Yes I did! WE LOVE YOU, JFA, WE REALLY REALLY LOVE YOU!
She acts like it’s a badge of honor
It is, & she earned it!
JFA this is a freakin’ perfect distillation of this pathologically lying, sociopath grifter’s entire adult life.
Also I thought you described TMI Weakly as a ‘shartup’, and cackled.
You forgot the house she and Pancakes shared in Coronado!
Speaking of “journey”, lol, lookie what I found!
That’s an oldie. Imagine walking down the street and past this lunatic while she was doing this.
Oh I know, but D0nkey has tried to lock this down elsewhere, & that’s what makes the find funny — we’ll know just how soon she is back to creeping RBD instead of unpacking, when she gets this one yanked in … 3 … 2 … 1 …
No it’s not. Not yet, anyway.
Hmm. It says ‘private video’ and asks for a password… But, I’m on my phone; too many errands to find a real computer. I’m as sad as Lil(l)y.
I hope you get to see it, if you haven’t already — IMO, it subliminally & immediately sums up everything about her, from her narcissism & delusion to her utter loneliness (because she can’t play nice w/ others) & despair — when I see it, I always envision it playing during the credits roll of a real donkumentary about her, & it makes me kind of sad for her, actually.
These lib dubs are soooooo cringe worthy. She really thinks she has her finger on the pulse of mankind, doesn’t she? Like anyone watching this will be fist-pumping and dancing in their seat saying, “You go girrllll!”
In comments, anyone surprised that this fan’s name starts w/ “k”?
ken m 5 years ago I love love LOVE LOVE this video….I pretty much love everything Julia does,…but this is so cool….the video is perfect with this song…and how can you go wrong looking at such a beautiful, yet very very cool woman like Julia A. she is a treasure….and not just because of this video….Julia is hmmm. perfect? yea perfect.
Yeah, me neither.
Dear sweet Christ this woman needs a padded room and a thorazine drip. She is just out-of-control batshit. What HAPPENED to her to make her like this!
dad$er and mom$er
Watching this gave me so much anxiety, I kept expecting her to be hit by a car. That just seems so dangerous to me! Her bow-leggedness is especially obvious in all the shots of her legs as she’s walking. But props on seemingly not bumping into any fellow pedestrians, I guess.
Christ what an asshole. I love the very literal interpretation. When she *sings* ‘night’, she points the camera toward the night sky. And when she *sings* ‘street lights’, QUELLE SURPRISE!, she points the camera AT THE STREET LIGHTS.
In the words of the great poet Roger Sterling, girl ‘redefines lack of imagination’.
She was constantly trying these, and wasn’t (redacted) the one who started it? You are not as cool as he was. Stop trying. I don’t even have to open it to remember that shit, nice choice of song and how in love with herself can you fucking be? I take adoring selfies of myself sometimes too but I don’t show that shit to anyone.
BUT SHE WAS THE HOT ONE IN THAT RELATIONSHIP, GODDAMIT. HE WAS JUST SOME FUCKING NERD, AND SHE WAS THE FUCKING HOT ONE.
Seriously, I think Redacted unceremoniously dumping her crazy raft ass (and now being HAPPILY married to an actual tiny and cute and awesome person) is what broke her, but she was mentally fucked even as a little kid.
Oh dear Greg, isn’t he in SF, too??????
Yes he is. Forgot about that. At least JellyD is not in the area any more.
no way! So Redacted is in SF; Jack’s wife is in SF (where Jack will be when on leave, presumably); Dave Morin is in SF……this is some weird shit, even with Jelly Bean AWOL. . Let it unfold!
I think the Morons live in Marin…the jokes write themselves around here.
I just watched Redacted’s lipdub of “Crazy,” and while it’s not a work of art by any means, it is miles different from Julia’s sad imitations. For one thing, he’s got charisma and charm, and he’s not shooting himself. But then I looked at the time stamp and thought about 2007, how those were dark days for Tech Bro’s. Lips Dubs were a thing, first off. When were they dating again?
a 5,000 a month apartment and a budget rental moving van…LOL
Seriously? What happened to Andre? Errr, Devin, I mean! (Sorry – watching project runway). I thought THEY were moving to SF. THEY needed 4 bedrooms. THEY were TheGreatestLoveOfAll.
Do we have any definitive word on what’s up with the world’s most important couple evvvvah???
It’s so weird how she went on and on about THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL SENT TO HER BY HER DEAD GRANNY. Then she gets back from the Europe trip (sans proposal) and pulls the plug on her entire internet presence. But when she returns to the interwebs, Debbie is MIA.
No long, wordy word vomits about how her heart is so broken, and ‘well, you guys, I guess he wasn’t THE ONE. But I am following my dream. He was holding me back and deep in my heart I had to listen to my inner voice that told me to write a book and move to San Francisco. And sadly, he wasn’t part of that plan.’
Nope. Nothing. He’s just disappeared without any explanation. Like so many other sisters before him.
Now we know who that 2nd bdrm is for!
Question is: did he bring the pizza parlor tables?
Awesome detective work!
Didn’t he live there already? Also pretty sure she took her relationship status off FB. I’ll bet he’s just not that into her but she exhausts him too much with her crying for him to let go. I’m assuming they are not shacking up because you KNOW she would bray about it. God I hope she’s not pulling a Jodi Arias and moving to his city after they broke up just to stalk him/murder him in the shower. I’m really not making light of that or joking or wanting it to happen or anything…but you know she’s capable of at least stalking, that’s essentially what she did to (redacted 2) (“stop writing me.” “okay I’ll write your fiance.”) I’m sure she is not a murdered but I would not put it past her, at all, to stalk, or move to an ex’s city to try to get him ack. Okay I know too much about Jodi Arias, stopping now.
Even when he was allegedly “moving in” (the brown chocolate sheets episode), he corrected her and said “It’s more of a soft (!) move-in.” He kept the OMG Sexy Pizza Parlor Loft, and none of his things were at Marina del Bray in her fauxtos.
So… have they ever even lived together? As in, they have the same mailing address, both their names are on the lease, they sleep in the same place, etc.?
…and the One Sad Chair?
… and the vintage typewriter with one sad sheet of spiral notebook paper in it
Shower vom. So. Much. Shower. Vomit.
Sorry just wanted to say that the whole “whatever happened to Andre” bit on that season of project runway was so silly. Thanks for reminding me jelly roll.
LOL. Red Lobster and “Lighten up, it’s just fashion!” Bravo was good for something besides Mess Assvice back in the day.
I still sing “lighten up it’s just fashion” every once in a while. Also, I met Santino (and Austin) during the show they did together and they were so insanely nice. They hung out with us around a campfire for hours after filming was over.
Lil(l)y’s sad little face breaks my heart.
Look how clean she was just five days ago, when she was w/ The Julia Who Gives a Shit …
There’s such an obvious air of misery about @LillyDog when she’s w/ D0nkey!
So it was Julia Hodges, the dog-sitter, and not Julia Allison, the alleged owner, who gave Lilly her 10th birthday party? Yet Julia Allison wrote a Facebook post in honor of Lilly’s birthday (weirdly, she gushed about how much her dog loves her, not vice versa) and she wasn’t even caring for her dog at the time!
I have never seen a picture of that dog where she looked happy or even alert except when she was with that other, much younger and cuter girl. Some of their face smush pics were fucking adorable. Lilly’s face was full of character and expression. In all her Julia pics she looks like she swallowed a handful of Reds. Poor little thing.
pawful of Reds?
It makes my black little heart hurt to see such an adorable dog so miserable. Why the fuck couldn’t see see Lilly was happier without her and leave her be? NOW I remember why my mother is one of my JIMLs.
How about the home they shared in Coronado?
It didn’t make the list????
I was looking for something else & came across this …
& wondered how old it is …
Cuz Greg-damn if Julia Allison doesn’t look like a 45-year-old divorcée posing for a fauxto w/ her mid-20′s son (BTW, isn’t that Alexander Marquardt, the dude she was loudly banging on her host’s couch?) — is she really expecting to penetrate the tech scene again?
If so, I predict that it goes something like this:
Yes that’s the supposed dude. The way she rode his ass so hard was so embarrassing. Remember some blog post where she talked about how much NGMB wanted them to date. Hint hint Alexander! I’m availablee, call me! There were numerous pics of him during her cleavage/pursed lip/posing phase of her hanging all over him. Poor guy. He was way out of your league, sweets.
Availablee LOL. So many typos lately. So little give a shit.
She actually banged some desirable dudes in the past. It always surprised me, even in her Gawker days. Then again, they all realized she was mental and POOF.
Guys have a thing for mental chicks.
I think it’s more that if you throw yourself at a bunch of dudes, you’re going to click with some of them. Has there ever been a guy who pursued her?
Guys will bang anything at least once. It’s not really all that impressive.
1. She is horrible.
2. Where is that? It looks like the Navy memorial in DC. Stalking Pancakes?
It was Inauguration Day, 2009. I know because I was at the ceremony and she got nowhere near it because I don’t think she got out of bed til 10 and oh dear, doesn’t work that way idiot. People lined up overnight to get anywhere near the Capitol and she’s astounded that at 11 a.m., the Metro is basically not moving and she can’t get anywhere close to a place to watch it. Tool.
There was a video of her & someone else (Shira Lazar?) at the subway station, being all “oh well” about it, right?
I rember all of her pictures from that day had empty backgrounds, or just a few people wandering around. she was nowhere near action nor even a crowd. such a washington insider!!
She looks like a Disney villain.
this LOL, Pinkella Deville
Alexander’s coverage during the Kenyan hostage/mall/terrorist craze was really, really good. I’m not even kidding. Good on him! She went from dating/banging Marquardt (who’s all over the teevee’s now), the creator of Vimeo, and a fucking McCAIN… to an unemployed Line Cook In Training.
Also, the Lipdub from above is so very manic and batshit. Like, BATSHIT.
They apparently were never dating, it was just a fuckbuddy/hookup thing. At least from his perspective.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that!
Excuse you, Devin Stetler doesn’t have any training! To work on the line, you’d need to be in a restaurant, and I don’t think that Devin Stetler has any professional restaurant experience whatsoever. I think his total cooking experience was the 10 days he spent at Bold Academy, which was run by a friend of his then-girlfriend. Basically, the “Healing Cook” Devin Stetler isn’t a chef, isn’t a nutritionist, and has no training whatsoever. His experience is limited to his own kitchen, making pasta for friends. Like the rest of us do.
Hey, maybe if I say his name three times, he’ll appear! Like Beetlejuice, or Robert Guinsler.
Devin Stetler, Devin Stetler, DEVIN STETLER!
I believe in Devin Stetler!
@Tingolayo *love button*
Don’t make me do the Robert Guinsler version of the Hallelujah Chorus again.
@Dyspeptic Please give us the Devin Stetler version.
I believe in Robert Guinsler
And I believe that Robert Guinsler
Believes in me me me
Marina, San Francisco
Across the Pacific Sea,
And I’m a grifter, grifter…
Monika De Myer.
I’ve wanted to dislike him because of the Julia association but the random times I catch him on Nightline and whatnot I’ve been impressed. He’s not doing puff pieces and actually goes to dangerous areas, does not come across as fatuous at all in his professional mode…
You almost made my shriveled little raisin heart feel bad for her.
GUISE, DID U GUISE GET A PIC OF MUH CHANAAAAEEELLLLLLL PURSE, IT’S LIKE A TOTALLY IMPORTANT DESIGNER
Those straps on her purse are like the straps around the back of her bra-stretched and will snap and hurt someone. Does she have everything she owns in that bag? A brick? WTF?
I just thought of that too. MAKE SURE THE CHANEL LOGO IS SHOWING, AND IT’S HIGH ENOUGH TO SHOW IN PIC. No one is impressed. I seriously think she may have bought that coat on Victoria’s Secret, it looks familiar. So much class.
I wonder whether it’s real. There’s a lot of counterfeit Chanel out there,
I was thinking the same. Chanel makes that bag in caviar leather (bumpy) and not lambskin (flat and smooth), which is what hers looks like. That bag (again, the pulling of the straps, wrong leather, all have me saying fake too). But what do I know, I was just a Chanel Ready to Wear Specialist. (I dealt more with the clothing, but our trunk shows were always around the same time and we were always versed on each other’s products.) And she does look like an old lady scamming on her grandson. Creepy!
Honestly she has some real ones that are old and beat up from NGMB (and don’t get me started on the Gucci sad-sack suitcase from Dad¢sers (typo and it stays)) but the one in the photo looks new and it doesn’t look real to me. Too… crisp? Doesn’t have a… quality hang to it. (That’s what she said.)
@Blowjobs by Bravo, didn’t see your comment when I left mine… you said it better. And probably wore it better. Damn you!
That misshapen Gucci briefcase thing was one of the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen. Is there a shot of this handy somewhere?
@Sake, no problem! I tried to blow it up, but I lack the life skills. And the thing is, there are some really amazing knock-offs out there. I have a real bottega veneta clutch and fake, and I cannot tell the difference once the glue dried on the fake. And I also disclose it’s fake if someone says they like it, the same can be said for the Birkin (real one and fake one-the real one is better but not but much) She even buys cheap knock-offs. ugh.
@Grifty Shades of Bray
Your wish is my command:
It’s like she’s always playing dress up, except little girls have better fashion sense. Nude ballerina skirt, paired with hooker heels, black blazer, electrical tape around her waist, and a bag someone left in the trash? That bag is busted, like her face.
@Dr. Gary That whole entire outfit of Donkey’s is a no. A big fat NO.
Best Donkey outfit ever. Thanks Dr. Gary. Can you imagine the snickers behind her back at NYFW?
That deranged outfit never fails to make me vom. The briefcase is truly the most insane thing in draconian perpetuity throughout the universe.
+ the posture
+ the bobby pin mullet
All it’s missing is lots and lots of pink (bright!) and “statement jewellery” and we’d have a perfect Donkey quintessence right there.
I feel like she might have said at some point that one of her johns, erm boyfriends, gifted that to her.
Gifted her a bag born before she was? Looks like something left from his dead grandma.
NO I meant the Chanel bag. The gucci briefcase I think she literally said she found in the attic of her parents house or something. So embarrassing and hideous. SUch canklehausen.
bad fillers and injections even way that far back
wasn’t Marquardt living in Russia working for ABC for a while? i bet that’s why she’s wearing her scarf over her head like an idiot, because she thinks it will make her look like she totally *gets* the culture. #brayingbabushka
Yes, this looks like something my bubba would have worn before she died. Mind you she was 90, and wore it much better.
The one time she should actually use a hyphen, ‘well-travelled pup’, she doesn’t.
I hate seeing “travelled” spelled w/ two ells!
I wonder if she wrote a cheque for the van rental.
It’s a lorry, dear heart.
Cheerio, off to the polo match.
With all of her frocks from the shoppes inside!
Because she’s an idiot who can’t write.
Does Greasy live in SF?
OT, but “Toilet Julia” Price seems to have escaped, right?
Greasy is still in SF. Not sure about Toilet Julia. Was she living there? I think Amber Rae is in SF as well.
IDK if she ever lived there; I meant she seems to have escaped the Donkey Show.
I will die happy if I never hear the name Amber Rae and her idiotic Hey Amber Rae shit again.
What ever happened to The Bald Academy, anyway?
Toilet Julia is making YouTube videos with Taren and trying to become a Vine famous “comedian”. She sucks and is not funny, but she’s working the “I’m a hot girl” angle. She keeps popping up on DeStorm’s vines (remember JA tried to tip us they were dating? lol) and a few other popular people, which is how she’s getting views. Right now she has a little over 100k real followers, which isn’t bad.
Nothing on that girl is real. I cannot imagine anyone outside the people on this page, following her, for laughs and to keep an accurate tally of the latest lies.
skinny and tone deaf that is all
She’s not even attractive. I don’t get it.
Some people on Vine follow the format of quick, succinct talking and scene changes very well but Julia seems to do it all sloppily and unnecessarily. She doesn’t even have the comedic content to make up for it.
OT and not sure if this has been mentioned, but Donkey’s book proposal is no longer on Scribd (at least not under the link it was originally. Not sure if it has been reposted again elsewhere).
Scribd says “This content was removed at the request of J. Allison”
awww, did poor widdle Donkey haz a tantrumz? I guess she wasn’t too “happy” about it!
“someone” should put it back on scribd…just saying. By someone I mean everyone.
Julia Allison is busy scrubbing the internet!
Obviously Julia Allison’s Marina yel Bray beachfront home canal-facing leased-apartment is no longer available, now that she’s hoofed it to San Francisco for another house leased-apartment, but why did she remove the reviews?
To hide her fake boyfriend Devin Stetler’s fake review?
It’s not like they’re suddenly going legit; after all, he’s still faking the Healing Cook bullshit … so, is she dumping an unfavorable approval rating & starting a new profile?
Also, his OMG SEXY Industrial DT Studio #Loft is still available thru Nov’ 2nd (& then it looks like his lease is up for good).
I *still* don’t get this– strangers sitting on your toilet, drooling on your pillows, looking through your things (I mean, his clothes are right there on a rack)… so weird to me. Like, would you be taking your comforter to the cleaners every week?
It’s better than, you know, getting a fucking job.
a friend in nyc has done this for years and talks about never working again — until the couches she sleeps on when she’s renting her place are closed to her
couch for a visiting friend, sure
couch for a friend who has chosen to sleep on other people’s couch whilst renting her apt instead of working, not so much
If I found out my “friend” is doing this rather than getting a roommate/job I’d toss his/her shit on the street and change the locks.
That’s precious, ‘taking their comforter to the cleaners every week,’ it looks like neither of them have showered in months. Guessing their home is and will remain filthy.
the thought of ANYONE except for my boyfriend, best friend, or my mother being in my apartment when i’m not there gives me the anxiety shakes.
A stranger lying on your sofa with his feet up… you come home and lie down and put your head where his feet were…
YOU STOP THAT RIGHT NOW
Fuck me, the thought of the BOTH of them tramping up the hood is too much to bear. Maybe the infinite shower voms will help me lose the pesky 15 lbs so I can look like a stick in some Rick Owens.
LOL why would you AirBnB to wake up in the living room? I mean, it’s LA not Paris.
She is going to hate San Francisco and San Francisco is really, really going to hate her.
People in the tech scene actually work their asses off. Great perks and solid paychecks at many companies, but insanely long hours and high pressure. There are some grifters and wannabes, but they stick to themselves. Cliques and pedigrees abound. (spent the last 4 years in SF — now in NY!)
Prepare for many pics at Crissy Field (Golden Gate! beach!) and Muir Woods. Prepare for endless complaints about the cold weather, lack of taxis, lack of men. Kevin, Dave, and Redacted are all married. This should be fun.
Oh, and you know there will be pics from the north side of GGB up the hill, posed as if she invented the fucking place.
You left out Dave Moron, the douche she has been glomming on to forever. Gross. Also married to a mouth breathing moron. I heard a really juicy tidbit about Dave and Brit the other day, all I can say is that they are gross and deserve each other.
Nope! You’ve got to give us more!
OT but can I crowd-source some mini-vay idears from you dears?
I just started a new job in late June and I have NO vacay. Going to PDX in late October but using up all my precioussss days to do that.
I like to try to get out of the country once a year, and I haven’t been on a real vacation since February 2012, and the long Thanksgiving weekend looms. If I blow up most of my Amex points I can fly business class to Dublin for $50, arriving Thursday AM and leaving at 11AM Sunday. I have never been to Ireland.
Does anyone know Dublin well – hotel/B&B/resto/sightseeing recs? Should I plan a day out of Dublin (somewhere trainable or bus-able; I don’t drive a lot as it is, and the other side of the road could be problematic for me), or just be in Dublin for three days? I am a city person as a rule; I like museums, churches/cathedrals, figuring out public transpo, etc. I kind of think Dublin would be enough/a good taste or jumping-off point for any future trips to Ireland but I would love suggestions.
Or anywhere else I might go for 3 1/2 days on miles?
Apologies in advance; I know this is a #humblebrag and I know I am very lucky. Please know that I don’t mean it in an obnoxious way.
Ireland is best experienced driving the countryside. Dublin is nice, but small. If you are going to do a city, check out Barcelona or Lisbon. better weather right now as well.
Lisbon is totally underrated and affordable.
Or if you are a city-person, come to Paris (my home)!
Museums – check.
Best metro in the world – check.
Churches – check.
I know that Dublin is relatively small, but I think that three days are a VERY short time for any city worth visiting at all (of course I’m from a socialist European shithole where we can’t quite imagine life without at least a four week / four-week? c whut i did thar?/ vacation every year, so I’m obviously biased, also #humblebrag *hangs head*), especially when you have to cross the Atlantic to get there. So I’d spend the whole time in the city if I were you, although Can-Swiss definitely makes a good point about Irish countryside.
Also, consider my hometown of Prague. Plenty of churches, museums and awesome metro.
Prague is such an amazing city.
I remember the crazy metro station escalators that seemed to go down for miles and miles underground. Loved riding the streetcars (trams?). And no matter where I went, every girl I saw looked like a super model. Seriously, the prettiest girls I’ve ever seen.
The people were so nice. One afternoon, I was hanging out with a friend in the Old Town Square having a glass of wine. I knocked my glass and spilled red wine all over my shirt. The waitress, who didn’t speak English, took my hand and motioned for me to follow her. She took me to the back employee area, opened her locker and handed me a clean shirt. She took my wine-stained shirt and guided me back to my table.
Later, when we were ready to leave, she walked over and handed me my shirt. Cleaned and dry. All traces of the wine were gone! I had no idea how she did it. But I was stunned by her act of kindness. I couldn’t imagine in a million years that a Hollywood waitress/actress would do the same.
Such a lovely place. I hope to go back some day.
Aw, thank you for your kind words. I’m afraid I can’t consider the waitress’ behavior very typical, but I’m glad to hear you had such a positive experience. Do come back anytime.
I have been to Prague; once in 1990 and again in 1992. Would love to go back. I actually broke my ankle there in 1990. That was a bit of a shitshow! Fat, drunk and covered in cat hair is no way to go through life, son! And yet I persist.
I was in Prague in the 80s when the wall was still up and it did not resemble the place that everyone raves about except for the architecture. There was no tourism industry really and there were no rooms to be had so we took a bus to some suburb and slept in a giant keg with four bunks nailed to the sides. No joke. The only language we could get by on was German…not so popular. Food was pretty awful. That whole Communist thing, while thrilling in its own way, was pretty bleak. I’d love to go back.
Bwaha! Sorry you had a shitty time here, but yeah. It was a very different city in the 80s than it is now and has been since the Velvet Revolution. Even in the 90s many things were noticeably different than they are now, perhaps mostly from the tourist perspective. One of my American relatives who visited in the late 90s and then again in 2006 said he saw tons of changes that had taken place in between his two visits, which is a bit hard for me to judge, but fair point I suppose.
I was too wee to give a shit about pretty much anything in the 80s, but it’s obvious that we weren’t big on tourism back then. Actually, while we are far from being as “cheap” (for tourists from the other side of the Iron Curtain) as we were in the early 90s, on the flip side, the “charge tourists 3x-8x more for everything” school of thought has been waning since then, so overall I think it’s better now than it was not only 30 years ago, but 20-15 years ago as well.
I also think even the architecture has changed since the 80s. Mostly for the better, because there’s more money to be poured into renovating old buildings, plus we have all sorts of lighting etc. that was absent in the 80s. We got several really cool new buildings since then, too, most notably the Dancing House. Not all the changes were for the better though, because some of the renovations AND new buildings are quite questionable in not only my opinion.
Anyway, it would be great if you could visit again and compare with your previous experience. Be sure to let me know if you ever start to plan a visit.
My paternal grandfather’s family was from Prague (my last name is Czech and I look very czech tho I’m most Eye-talian) and I’ve always been obsessed with going there.
I knew you were Eye-talian but I had no idea you were mi paisana as well! Do let me know if a trip to Prague ever becomes a viable option for you.
Woo hoo! Now that I have a good job I will def take you up on that! I want to go to Europe when I can finally take my first vacay in like, years. Is Prague an okay place to go also if you are traveling solo? I”m pretty adventurous…
It’s one of the safer cities, I think. I mean, at night I wouldn’t walk around on my own too much, but there probably aren’t many cities where you would be tempted to do that anyway.
Prague was one of my cities when I was quadra-coastal during Julia’s tri-coastal (NY/SF/CHI) schtick. Prague is one of the best places in the world for sure. Budapest is also great. Belgrade is the next place I want to go when I’m in Euro.
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My friend’s parents have a B&B in Kilkenny which comes highly recommended. Perhaps you could spend a day in Dublin, then take the train or bus (about 2 hours) down to Kilkenny for a night, check out the town and the cathedral, then return to Dublin for the remainder. Just a thought, since you’d see a bit of the countryside as Can-Swiss recommends but without the anxiety of driving. Either way, have a wonderful trip!
I agree that Dublin can be done in a day or two and you should spend one day outside the city. See what’s playing at the Abbey or the Gate in Dublin. Also, there’s the small Writers Museum, which I really like. Dublin is one of those Cities that CAN actually be seen in a short time, so I think it’s a good idea. If you end up at the Brazen Head, have a drink but don’t eat there. Food’s awful. Have fun!
Check out the Cliffs of Moher! I went on a day trip and it was amazing. I was in Dublin for roughly the same amount of time as you’re going and we definitely found it to be enough. There’s a Leprechaun Museum that’s fun to check out just for laughs. We didn’t rent a car but took a bus tour around Ireland and managed to see a lot. We also got really lucky with the weather and got to take the most beautiful shots of the Cliffs. It’s honestly one of my favorite places in the world.
Cliffs of Moher are in the West of Ireland. She won’t have time to do that and Dublin in three days probably. I’m in Ireland 1 or 2 times a year, mainly in County Kerry. I love it there. Dublin has the advantage of being the most sophisticated city but the west is the most beautiful part of the country in my opinion. Having said that, three days, if you’re starting out in Dublin, plenty to see and do in that time in that area. You could skip it and fly via Ryan Air straight from Dublin airport to Kerry airport for very little if you wanted to. Short trip.
I managed to see the Cliffs within 4 days. I spent a full day from around 8am til 7pm and it was definitely one of my favorite parts. It seems far but it really didn’t take long to get there and we made pit-stops along the way.
If you’re looking to also do it on a budget, check out the Sandeman tours. I’ve gone on them in a few cities and they’re typically donation-based and a great way to meet people.
I am a mini-vacation fan. Also, my parents are both from Ireland. If you’re going to fly to Ireland, fly to Shannon and spend those days in Galway and western Ireland. That will give you a much better flavor than Dublin. For 3.5 days, I’ve also done: Montreal, San Juan, Paris (yes a tease but still very very worth it)
The problem with flying into Shannon is that you have to GET from Shannon to the nice parts. That’s going to mean renting a car or getting transport from Shannon to, say, Killarney or Galway. I always hate that leg of the journey because I’m already tired from flying. It’s 1 1/2 hours to Killarney. But maybe I’m just jaded and impatient because I make the trip so often. Last time we left Killarney, we spend the night in Limerick (close to Shannon) before flying back, just to avoid that all day travel thing.
Last time we were at a hotel off o’connell st. I felt that it was smack dab in the heart of it all. Go shopping for luxury goods at Brown Thomas, you get your VAT back and sounds like they’re all hurting for some cash flow. It’s a gorgeous swanky high end department store with UK designers that are hard to find in the US and the mens dept isn’t shabby either. Then hit up the Church, it’s a restaurant in an old church and eat all the things. Seriously, I still have dreams about the cheese bread and all the food. Then I’d go to Avoca which is sort of like an Irish Anthropologie store with a cafe inside, also amazing food. Stick your head into every pub you can and the food at any sit down restaurant is bound to be pretty damn good.
Just walking around Dublin is fun, you can cover a lot of ground just walking. I’d also go to the Guinness storehouse, it has a lovely 360 view of the city at the bar on top.
I personally didn’t do it because I had my own local guide but a historical walking tour might be nice, there is a lot about the city that can be told even by the ground you’re walking on and it seems everything has a cool story.
If you’re a city person I think you can be very happy spending 3 days there, people are very friendly and easy going.
I was just in Ireland in August! Flew into Shannon and over the course of a week, started in Waterville and drove to Kenmare, Killarney, Cork/Mallow, and Dublin. We only spent 2 nights in Dublin and I felt like it was enough. I would definitely second Cliffs of Moher if you can swing it somehow, and I do regret not getting to Galway. The Ring of Kerry is also gorgeous.
If you don’t plan on renting a car and want to stay local in Dublin: seeing the Book of Kells is cool if you’re into that sort of thing, but get there before it opens because the line is insane. Grafton Street is the main drag for shopping, and Clarendon St and William St around there are great for shopping too – the Powerscourt Centre is a cool indoor market/mall. Walk around Temple Bar at night for the experience, and go to the actual Temple Bar bar to hear some Irish music, but it gets VERY crowded. For some really incredible music, there is a bar called O’Donaghue’s on Merrion Row and almost every night a group of guys come in and sit up at the very front near the door in this little alcove, each brings their own instrument, and they just play. It’s really incredible, and was one of the highlights of the trip for me. We stayed at The Shelbourne Hotel, which was great and very convenient location-wise, and is right on St. Stephen’s Green, which is also lovely.
Thanks everyone for all the ideas! I fucked up the dates of Thanksgiving (ss, sf) and now have to rethink everything as it’s going to cost a squillion miles. I have been to Paris and to Lisbon and to Prague – loved them all. I may go to Paris and save Ireland for a longer trip. Too many choices! It is stupid that I can get to Ireland as cheaply as I can get to Indianapolis that weekend…
Can someone please produce RBD merchandise??? Please? I’d buy it and provide you an Asian fanbrays.
zazzle.com you can make anything you want; all u need is an image and u can get tshirts, cups, etc
I think cuntbunnies has a shop http://www.cafepress.com/catladybasement it’s cat stuff no Donkey but hilarious.
I think Worrisome Pelts (I’m ringing) had some killer RBD stuff at cafepress for a while. ?
I’m heading out to San Francisco for a few days. Normally when I visit my favorite of cities I do the same old things in the North Beach area and tend to hit up the farmer’s market. What else should I be checking out? My interests include folk art/street art, tasty yet healthy food, hiking, outdoorsy things, and beachy walks (I know I walked on some pretty beach last time I was there but can’t remember what it was called). I hear Muir Woods is closed but that Big Basin, Butano, and Samuel Taylor are open – do you recommend one of these more than the others?
Thank you! So excited to be leaving the basement for a few days!
There is only one thing you need to see and It lives in the Marina!
Take the ferry over to Angel Island…
I now have the best image of Julia’s face on Pennywise The Clown…
Well, Donkey and Pennywise both trowel on the same amount and type of greasepaint.
YES! And they’re the same level of malevolent. All she needs is the big red nose, everything else already matches!
Oh, and, *love button*.
She’s maybe one — two, max — botched cheap plastic surgeries from actually having the big red nose.
Someone needs to photoshop this. We need this in our lives.
I will be steering clear of the Marina! Eeks.
Take the ferry over to Tiburon and get sloshed at Sam’s. The Marina is fine, no Donkey spotting just yet, I’m guessing she’s busy scheming and accusing people of being stalkers of a wildly popular documentary series and an author to the delivery guys showing up at her door.
If you have a car just drive north or south for a day trip, there’s plenty to see either way and gorgeous beaches.
Butano is a good drive from SF, as you probably know, but it’s beautiful and the hiking’s good. Be sure to drive into “town”– Pescadero, an old Portuguese fishing village, for green chile soup and ollalieberry pie at Duarte’s. Up the main drag is Harley Farms goat cheese dairy, which has frolicking goats, GOAT SOAP (hi Debbie), wool socks, amazing honey-lavender cheese, etc. There should still be some berries at the berry farms along Highway 1.
Also, you probably already know about the murals (and the burro-itos) in the Mission.
OMG PESCADERO. It’s my favorite place ever in the Bay Area. There’s that artichoke bread at the market, and that gas station has weirdly amazing Mexican food.
Also I’m super into Mission Pie.
…I really like to eat.
I’ve had that artichoke bread! (Shoving it in my face as I steer the car with my elbows)
YES. I DID THAT TOO. I think we could be best friends.
Our basements have gourmet crumbs.
How did you think I got to the ‘obese’ part of obese, sad, Franzia-drinking catlady???
I’m not even drunk and this comment makes me giggle like a banshee.
When I lived there back in the 80s and 90s it was fun to go to Benicia in the East Bay and see all the glass-blowing artists there doing their work. There were quite a few in one area and they’d have weekends with special gallery shows and times they would shut down the Main Street in town for big antiques fairs. If they still do this I’d recommend it, it was fun and Benicia is (or was) lovely.
Thank you all! A couple of years ago, I got incredible recommendations for Paris from the cat ladies here and it really made a difference (I’d spent time in Paris before but the ideas you gave me were really terrific).
Thanks! I’ve never been to Butano or Pescadero and will put them on the to-do, to-see list.
There’s a great walking trail out by the Legion of Honor that follows the cliffs. Great views of the ocean, and Marin, and the Golden Gate from the Pacific side. If the weather is clear, you can actually see all the way to the Farallon Islands. It might be tricky if you don’t have a car, though. Get a friend to drive you and pick you up when you’re done.
It’s been years since I was in Ireland but you’ll love it. If you can (too lazy to check the geography right now), the Aran Islands are an amazing outing. And if you like shitty fast food, Irish people blow their load over Supermacs.
(Now I’m going down memory lane. I saw Austin Powers II in Dublin. Why do I remember that?)
Alice Munro won the Nobel! I LOVE this.
Really?!!! I’m so pleased!
Me too. Her work is so sublime, and she really does Canada proud after the whole Avril/Justice Beaver shame.
You’re kind not to mention N*ckelb*ck.
That seemed a bridge too far.
One of my gf”s was ‘dating’ him at the time he became engaged to princess fangs. He’s gross, she’s gross, so there’s that.
My JIML loves Avril. JIML is 42. Nuff said.
@ Blowjobs – she was dating *him* the same time he was dating Avril? I was under the impression this was a match made in Rock-n-roll heaven (or hell).
Yep, around that time he invited her to vegas. I never met him, but have seen plenty (gag) of private pictures. My gf was slumming after a break up. Apparently he has a bowling alley in his house-whatever. I think a lot of girls were surprised he got engaged.
Can’t wait for Julia to start name dropping Alice Munnro!
She doesn’t possess the attention span necessary to read good literature, not even a short story, despite having read every important book during those high school golden years on the OMG! debate team.
Yes! Isn’t it exciting? I am thrilled for her. She is so amazing.
Would also like to take this moment to celebrate Malala Yousafzai winning the EU’s Sakharov human rights prize today.
For all the girls.
*love button times infinity*
Oh, yay! That is great news.
I don’t understand the fascination with Malala.
We are routinely killing Pakistani children with drones but, somehow, she has become a darling of the Western governments who flew her into the UK for medical treatment.
Why would that be?
We support the Saudi regime, so it can’t be because of our interest in women’s education.
While I don’t question the support of Malala, I’m with you on the drone killing.
For most people, drone victims are faceless, more of a concept. Thus, they don’t object. That would be my guess.
Ugh. Everything sucks.
Big fan of la Munro.
This is one my favorite stories, courtesy of The New Yorker:
So good. Thanks for the link.
God I am a train wreck today -way to f up my own user name! Shutdown, day 10. I’ve finally lost it.
“well travelled pup”
yeah because dogs – especially senior dogs – hate stability and abhor feeling secure and rooted firmly in one place with a set routine. How BOR-ing.
#freelilly (rings so hollow now)
Yes, see, Lilly makes all the other dogs Super Jealous (TM).
Facebook just suggested that I follow one Julia Allison. Bitch has 85k followers/subscribers. How is this possible? That can’t be a legit number. She might be paying to promote herself.
FROM SEPT’ 05, 2013:
Thanks, Brayella! That is insane. I could see doing actual FB ads if you had an actual book to promote.
She is one sad little half-eaten cupcake.
She finally admitted at one point that through her connections to ratteeth suckerberg, she got into some pilot program bla bla that got followers for people, or something. the Professor might remember.
It’s not possible. No one knows who she is. That shit is also bought and paid for somehow.
Was it this?
Randi Zuckerberg’s friend Julia Allison mysteriously gets 18,500 new Facebook fans overnight
Last night on Twitter, Loren Feldman of 1938 media noticed an extraordinary jump in “internet celebrity” Julia Allison’s fan count on Facebook. Loren seemed to think there was something suspicious about this, pointing out that Julia is a friend of Mark Zuckerberg’s sister, Randi. [...] Allison later apologised for the switch, whinging that she didn’t choose the terminology. This prompted mixed reactions from her unwitting new fans. Her count has since dropped to less than 17,000.
Is this older? I think I may remember something around the time of Miss Advised about how Randi was allowing special favors for friends or something. I’m old and my memory is fading faster than Julia’s already spent, yet to be received, book advance.
From April of 2009, per the article.
May as well get this out there.
Eww. Is that picture in the red bathing suit at Burning Man this year? She looks … dusty. And sticky and greasy at the same time, somehow.
Yes, it’s from Burning Crotch, but I think it’s a corset or some other cheap attempt at lingerie. And she forgot to shove the chicken cutlets in there. So much for her “perfect symmetric breasts.”
At my company, we are trying really, really hard to get more Facebook fans. I like to think I’d be against it anyway, but definitely because of this site I decided against anything that smacked of “buying” likes. So we do it the old-fashioned way: customer for customers. And let me tell you, it takes soooooo long to get more fans. We are pleased when a week brings 2 or 3 new likes.
My point being: Brayella is 100% right; there is NO WAY these are legitimate people, out there in the world, who are discovering Julia Allison and “liking” here. Absolutely not. If it were that easy, believe me, our site would have more likes!
Julia Allison’s “FANS IN THE ‘STANS” daily review:
I spotted La Donk. I’m officially packing bags and moving to Modesto.
Awesome. What was she wearing?
Big baggy sweatpants, probably went to yoga or something. Noticed her dog first really. Shocking that she is up before 11am. I was just out to grab some coffee and saw her through the window.
She’s probably still on east coast time, that’s why.
She’s a slob and lazy. I bet she’s been in those pants for days.
Gross. And probably true.
I’m sure Brian will pop in to inform us that in fact, she only wore them once.
Ah, “Brian”, aka Donkey or Debbie. A source of endless amusement. I kinda wish “Brian” would stop by and give us some badly written commentary on our lack of manners and social lives. Just so I can make fun.
Where is “Brian” anyway, yooohoo! You’ll never fit in with sweatpants hon, haven’t you noticed all the fit bitches in yoga pants? Sweats are for the rich senior citizens roaming around staring at yoga pant camel toes, not expired jobless farm animals.
@Dances with Hooves, I’m sure he’ll want us to know that this is, in fact, one of the several fronts he mentioned on which she’s been making progress: changes burro cloth (almost) daily!
Ohhhhhhh shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. Condolences.
That didn’t take long.
She’s crowd sourcing for art to cover her many empty walls in her home. Also shes plugging OMG Randi’s book. You think RZ was the one to hook her up with the apt?
Maybe Jenn Allen at Rtist could help?
Julia Allison should tots call her bestie Meghan Asha to get Mike Arrington to set that up!
The publisher’s hype video for this idiot’s book has a total of 94 views on youtube since Sept 27. Lead on, Randi!
As a mom … as a daughter … as a wife …
Heh. Good effort, Facebook’s Sister.
Keep telling yourself that you’re anything but.
Jesus Christ, I’d never actually heard Old Yeller speak before. Like nails running down the blackboard. I couldn’t listen to the mommy drivel for more than 30 seconds.
doesn’t she fancy herself an actress/singer? YIKES she sucks.
Jesus Titty-Fucking Christ. She is really annoying. Now I can see why she and Julie were friends.
Her hand gestures remind me of Woody Allen.
That screengrab is not accidental.
I have never seen anyone more in need of bangs* the longer and heavier the better.
*or “a fringe” as they say in Donkey-old-England.
stop trying to make “dot complicated” happen, it’s not going to happen.
also, what a grating fucking presence.
Too many appeals to emotion (“as a mom…” x 5, as if that automatically confers expertise in tech savvy), overuse of superlatives, endless and off-putting facial expressions, and the hand gestures… just WTF. I’m guessing she gets good advice but ignores it or fires anyone who tries to help.
At :55-1:00 when she talks about the “opportunities tech has provided in [her] life” she means having a younger brother teach you force you to take stock options rather than salary at his start up, right? LOL, Randi wanted a 100k salary at FB and only took options rather than salary bc Mark essentially forced it upon her (this was reported in the NYT).
Didn’t he basically fire her ass? LOL. She just will never go away. Nothing like assholes who convince themselves they have anything to say but are really just riding on fucking nepotism fumes. She’s insufferable.
I love how she obviously takes credit for building FB. Yeah. Okay. wasn’t she just an idiot doing PR basically?
“A mom, a daughter, a friend, a wife.”
Left off “sister?”
She is so pathetic.
No one cares about your major.
True that, and such a donkey move. Was Old Yeller also on the OMG! debate team?
OK just watched this. Why is thupid faceth acting like no woman in the history of ever has successfully raised a child until the smartphone was invented?
Nothing mattered before the Zuckerbergs.
Interconnected may well be my new most hated word. Listen up, bitch. Staying “connected” (I hate that usage) with your home via smart phone is not a panacea for working mommy guilt. Working mommy guilt is stupid. Period. People have to work. Unless they’re FB’s sister then they just do it to not look like a loser/failure who got fired by their brother. Watching vids of your kid the nanny took or video conferencing with Jr., or whatever, is NOT the same thing as being there. Sorry. That’s life. See: people have to work, except you. I also hate when people pat themselves on the back for using ZOMG TECHNOLOGY to stay in touch with what’s going on with their kids in one breath, while smugly complaining about how HARD it is to tear themselves away from the screen when they’re actually in the same room with them with the next. Technology is soo complicated! Math is hard. You’re not pretty enough to be Barbie, Randi. Try not expressing yourself like a junior high schooler, not acting like one would be good too. Better for your kids than all the smart phones Mark’ money could buy.
I like your rage. But you got further than I did about her “point.” All I heard was wah wah wah look at my ugly fucking hair I’m a leader in the tech world! She is the worst.
You couldn’t pay me enough to watch this shit. I hate this bitch so much. She needs to just stop pretending she has any talent, she is embarrassing herself. Everyone knows you are “famous” because of your last name you fucking asshat. Go contribute to humanity. Also, you are fug as shit.
I quit watching after about the first 30 seconds, so I watched approx. 30 sec. too much of her self indulgent idiocy.
My god, her hair. I had to watch. I couldn’t stop looking at her rat’s nest. WTF is that.
You and me both sister. I had half a mind to tweet her about that travesty.
That hair is why I shave my head.
if she wasn’t facebook’s sister nobody would listen to her ever
stupid and arrogant; not a good look for anyone
I’m going to go ahead and not watch this goofy bitch.
This is OT, but did anyone else notice that the EIC of Jezebel recently __just happened__ to marry a rich banker who got his job via nepotism? (His dad is CEO of the bank.)
Pretty funny stuff.
No, because I’m a dude. And you’re a dude, too. You have a north-facing cock.
It was a classic Julia move, JP. Spout off about being against privilege and “the man” but then marry someone with extreme privilege.
Speaking of northfacing genitalia, Emily Morse has some tips: http://www.pattistanger.com/10-tips-for-giving-a-great-blow-job
Translated from the Stupid:
“I really don’t like giving blowjobs, but here are 10 things I do to get me through performing a sex act that leaves me cold.”
Yeah, like I want bj tips from a woman. Why not ask someone who actually has the equipment?
I didn’t know this until you mentioned it here, but I read their wedding announcement and it sounds like they met in college which suggests they’ve known each other a long time. Maybe it’s true love? Not sure why it feels more like true love for people who met in college as opposed to those who met elsewhere. Maybe because I and a lot of my college friends met our significant others while in school so it’s a familiar narrative.
I think people aren’t into Jez around here, but from what I’ve read, the site generally is less about hating on privilege and more about hating privilege people who are unaware that they are privileged. (Unrelated, but Jez is also not as anti-the-man and feminist as it likes to think it is.)
In the end, though, it’s not Badonkadonk because it sounds like both of them have jobs…even if the guy did get his job through nepotism, I assume he still shows up and does some work.
Agreed. I feel like ranting about privilege is more about critiquing institutionalized biases and inequalities and less directed towards an individual. I don’t see how marrying a person who just so happens to be born wealthy and have a nice job is controversial, since those qualities don’t necessarily make someone a bad person or signify ignorance towards greater issues.
i feel like Gawker is way worse at hating anyone privileged. their article the other day about janet yellen’s finances and their coverage of EVERY SINGLE THING any investment bank does really grates on me. ugh.
Which Jez editor are we talking about? If it’s Jessica, whom I believe recently got married, she hasn’t been dating the guy since college because she has also dated RVV and Other Eater Guy (not the one Julia dated) in the past decade.
I don’t know her well, but from what I’ve heard at least one of those two guys dumped her for a younger woman, so I’m glad to see she’s happy with someone and things have worked out. And it’s cute if they’ve known one another since college and got together years later!
Yeah, it was Jessica Coen. She went for a couple other rich guys and then found a convenient fallback option who happens to be a beneficiary of nepotism and also well-off.
Julia “Fuck You Money” Allison Baugher spouted off about being against privilege? I’m sorry I missed that cuz it must have been fkn hilare-ballz.
How’s the book coming along, Donkey?
She’s standing up for ALL THE GIRLS!
Julia Allison shared a link.
10 hours ago
Nathan Heller manages to interview only men – and one lone woman (Leila Janah, whom he doesn’t bother to describe or spend much time on). When you’re describing – or attempting to describe – the culture of an entire city and its corresponding country wide entrepreneurial movement, perhaps you should attempt to speak with both genders. Just a thought. http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/10/14/131014fa_fact_heller
country wide entrepreneurial movement
Dumb git is sooooo hyphen-challenged!
Why must Leila Janah be “described”? Because she’s beautiful? D0nkey no doubt thinks that tops the list of Janah’s accomplishments, which is of course insulting to ALL THE GIRLS who don’t strut around in tiaras, thrusting their tits at founders & executing skirt pulls for staged fauxtos.
“Hi, I want to announce I read the NYer. (some other gibberish)” God just STFU.
I <3 u.
16 hours ago near San Francisco, CA
I have many walls to cover in my new home, so I’m buying art for the first time (!!) and am curious about where art lovers who want reasonably priced (large) art purchase their pieces. I know of 20×200 already … any others?
make some finger paintings! wall size fauxtos of your-self!
what, moldy nightgowns and portraits of julia (by momsers and that “guy who does the art for ikea”) don’t count anymore?!
“I have many walls to cover in my new home, so I’m buying art for the first time”
Because for the first time in my life I live in a place with walls. Makes sense!
Also, yeah, what happened to the moldy dresses and portraits from Ikea?
Yeah, just go to Art Warehouse and ask for some art. Maybe Tim Ferret has a book for that: The 4-Hour Art Collector.
Or you could be a normal person and adorn your walls with things you like, things you collect over time, found objects that speak to you, gifts from friends, old family photos, etc.
“Maybe Tim Ferret has a book for that: The 4-Hour Art Collector.”
I LOVE YOU. TO PROVE IT I HAVE PICKED OUT THREE FROCKES/FROCKKES/FROCKS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM:
This is the same idiot who requires the input of total strangers to name her favorite restaurants, so of course she doesn’t take into consideration that reasonably priced re: things like artwork is highly, highly subjective — friends of mine recently sold an Édouard Manet for a “reasonable price” (value determined by what the buyer was willing to give & the seller was willing to take, duh) — quit asking the internet to school you, D0nkey, & go make Big Girl decisions on your own, because what you $pend is strictly between you & Dad$er.
girl has one book that she hasn’t even written yet and she already spending money she doesn’t have. Maybe save up the money to purchase a place before you start buying original works of art for your apartment.
She wants to grift it from starving artists/struggling galleries, not pay for it. She never pays for anything beautiful, useful, or intelligent #cheezyskillets #liquidgold
I’ll take some large art please. Cheap. With a side order of those fabric thingys you hang on windows.
Those “so many walls” would look fabulous with Hunter’s dentist office “fine art” photos. Slay it, Julie!
I keep meaning to say…. that donkey is adorable.
I am killed by this.
I don’t get it. How can she be 32 years old and “buying art for the first time”?
I think hotels near the airport have special weekends where they sell “SOFA-SIZED PRINTS!!!”
As an painter, I take offense to somebody just covering up blank spots on the wall with “pittures.” Art is very personal and you don’t make these decisions hastily. Art needs to speak to you…but if it means getting rid of her fake Andy Warhols or that other nasty one, by all means, wallpaper the place with Thomas Kinkade.
Ah yes, the Starving Artist sales @ Holibray Inns everywhere.
What about that awful “Warhol-style” portrait “painted” by the guy who does shit for Ikea she used to yammer on about and feature in video home tours? I seem to recall some pink heart shit painting in the banyo at Marina Del Bray. Did these not make the move? She should just blow up a bunch of Monika de Meyer Giallo/Boxcar Bertha prints and call it “post-modern.”
Lord, I fucking hate it when she goes on about art and humps “statues.” Remember that awful DJ Jizz Hands video at the Armory show? Julia is a goddam cultural cretin. She just wants to announce she is buying art is all, fucking twat.
Yes, but first she needs strangers to tell her what her favorite reasonably priced large art is.
At Julia Allison’s house on the beach leased apartment on the canal in Marina yel Bray, the majority of her decor consisted of: a mirror on the wall next to the braystool where she sat & googled herself all night; a neon “Julia” light; that moldy PROMMMM!!!! dress hanging where she shits; a framed picture of herself in the laundry room.
How the fuck are you 32 and have never bought art. I can’t. I can only imagine what shit she buys.
Also USE FUCKING GOOGLE.
Shabby Chit doesn’t require artwork. She is trying to enter her bohemian phase, and she just discovered street art.
Trust me. I’ve been to Burning Man.*
*Intentionally ridiculous. Please do not ‘caulk talk’ me for being a douche.
Probably shitty Degas prints or some hippy dippy rainbow aura art bullshit. I’m putting money on a giant KEEP CALM AND EAT A CUPCAKE print making an appearance.
Cupcakes have sugar and should be banned
Oh wait so confused now
I have much floor space to cover in my new home because I am a successful authoress with a spacious apartment that is all my own. Where do successful adults go to receive free furniture from retailers interested in cultivating a high profile celebrity clientele? Also seeking an intern who is capable of both facilitating the actualization of my original ideas (i.e., writing my book for me) and wielding a paint brush. I HAZ EMPTY WALLS. THEY MUST BE COVERED.
It reminds me of Max von Sydow in Hannah And Her Sisters where he throws a tacky rock star out of his art studio for being a philistine asshole.
“I do not sell my work by the square foot!” after the guy asks for something to go over the sofa.
Also, sigh, and Greg, San Francisco has tons of artists there. Open Studio happens right about now? Where artists all over the Bay Area omen their studios for a month? Maybe she missed it. Still. If she does buy any art, guaranteed she’ll bargain the hell out of the artist. She’s the worst. And what makes her think she won’t be flushed out of SF by next year, anyway? I give it a year. She’ll complain about the weather or something. It’s a small town really, and if she can’t keep her bitch self in check, people will get to know this about her.
My mom is having open studio here in SF this month. I think it’s around the 24th…? I’d better figure it out, as I am behooved to attend. If A Donkey were to show up, I would show her the door.
“If Jesus came back today and saw what was being done in his name, he would never stop throwing up.”
You guys, I know it’s off topic, and I’ve ranted about it before, but this Classy Girls Wear Pearls chick has GOT TO GO.
Oh my dear sweet honeybaked Christ, it’s so clear that this plain jane always wanted to be a model but clearly had too much of a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome face, but now she’s figured out a way to get paid for people taking pictures of her and having idiots like it in Facebook. Every single photoshoot (and how goddam exhausting must it be to live like this, constantly taking these staged pics) is her looking wistfully at the ground, being smug with her equally awful boyfriend Kiiiiiiieeeeeelllllllll.
To be fair, she’s doing what Julia FatBaugher desperately wants to and does seem to be somehow making it “work” (whatever that means), but she HAS GOT TO GO.
I hate her face. I also hate her boyfriend Kiel and how he goes along with her BS.
I have always thought it was his BS and she was just along for the ride
Yeah, he’s the BS. She’s selling the BS, but he’s definitely the Sonny to her Cher.
Wow so I’ve been going through this blog… her style isn’t even that good! Maybe I’m biased. I grew up in Fairfield County, CT aka WASP ground zero so even though it’s not my style I have seen my fair share of fierce preppy bitches in my day. I’ve also seen my fair share of old money realness in which you’ll find Bunny Huntington wearing the same L.L. Bean sweater she’s had for 30 years and it looks like a million bucks. This chick doesn’t even come close. So boring! Like, I’m glad you figured out how to shop at JCrew and RL but come on. And what’s with the 70′s filters?
i also grew up in a super WASPy new england town, and agreed x 10000.
I too occasionally want to rant here about things that are GOMI topics. I lurk, but I don’t post in, the GOMI forums and I suppose that is why I wish to discuss these things. None of my IRL friends read GOMI or RBD, to my knowledge.
GOMI forums are a treasure trove of madness. Some of these internet attention addicts make Donkey look functional.
Yeah I go there to satisfy most of my hate-reading. Donkey is like an old friend, the OG hateread who I keep up with bc of the kickass commenters here.
In some ways, but I’ve always found some blogs I enjoy following through GOMI. And I don’t think I can hang with the commenters there – some of them get way too angry.
I should preface this with the admission that I like angry trolls. They amuse me. I’m kind of a troll myself, but I only troll other trolls. Generally only the obvious and unoriginal variety. It’s teaching. The subtle troll is a dying art on the net. I enjoy a lot of the content on gomi. The whole trigger warning thing is kindof meh. It’s the interwebz, chill out. A little heavy on the image board fuckery too. That said I find gomi pretty amusing. I’ve been a regular on some pretty vicious boards, so anything short of a War Room is going to read a little like a love fest to me. But I haven’t really seen much true viciousness on gomi. More like constructive criticism with a bit of an edge. FTR this board is awesome. It’s like a safe space. And I’m only a little tongue in cheek with that. I’ve posted personal info here I would never have dared to anywhere else. < 3
Yeah, I think the majority of GOMI is, like you said, constructive criticism. I mainly read the Kelle Hampton, That Wife, etc…and those particular ones seem to draw a lot of vitriol. I totally get why – the privacy issues, TW’s weird interactions with her son… I find a few of the comments jarring and maybe that is coloring the whole forum(s) to me.
There are times I think the Julia insults cross lines, too, but RBD seems to self-moderate when it goes way over the edge.
it stopped being funny a long time ago
I saw a funny comment on one of the threads there last night that made me lulz. The commenters were talking about this certain women hating asshole when somebody says something to the effect of, why hasn’t 4chan gone after this guy yet? Srsly? How fuck? I mean because they’re SUCH champions of feminism and not at ALL capricious and contrary over thar for one thing, but I guess the whole concept that they have evolved (more lolz) into like the internet police makes me equally giggly. I know waaay too many /btards way too well to swallow that one whole. And that’s what she said. Trololol.
I used to love GOMI but it’s gotten a little fan-girly
I like his stupid, shitty bracelets but I just have this “HE’S A GAY” feeling about him and a couple of his friends.
Being from the midwest and not having much New England WASP interaction may be the reason I just think a lot of them are gay, though.
rumor has it that Marshmellow, aka Lilly, is writing said book one paw print AT A TIME
OT, “just because I love to share:”
Some of you haters may remember that I’m trying to write a novel. I know it probably isn’t wise, but I let a couple of (close, so obviously not very objective critics) people read it as I go, chapter by chapter. There haven’t been that many so far. One of them, a friend, has developed a strange crush on my main character and caused me a total WTF moment when she e-mailed me her feedback on my latest chapter and said, “Just make sure he’s not so sad anymore.” She was at least half-kidding, of course (or is it “at-least half kidding?” ha!), but it was still sort of funny and baffling to me at the same time (simultaneously equal parts). BTW and for the record (just so we make it crystal clear…. I crack myself up), my MC isn’t sad, he’s just angry. And I’m not talking one of those sexy sociopathic killers either, more like a petty bitter asshole. A love child of Ignatius J. Reilly, Bernard Black and Larry David, I’d say. So, strange, is all.
I worry about your friend! Everything you say about your novel makes me long even more to read it.
Whatever happened with your co-worker and the Case of the Disputed Dishcloth?
Aw, you’re too kind.
It’s still unclear WHO was behind the Dishcloth Atrocity, but for the time being, we only have dish towels SANS loops, which makes it all worse and better at the same time.
Also: if your book had that affect on your friend, it might mean it’s pretty good. Just saying.
That’s way better than what happened to me one time. I gave my book to an old prof of mine, who invited me over to her house, and then proceeded to (I’m not even really joking) jump up and down on her couch and shout at me like a monkey at the zoo throwing its own shit at visitors who try to poke them with sticks. One of the many JIMLs.
Heh-heh-heh. Yeah, that sounds awful, sorry. Also, thank you for the encouragement. I don’t know, the friend who’s crushing on my MC just might be slightly deranged, but thank you at any rate.
DONKEY & GOAT PARTY!
The chef has worked at Chez Panisse and Pok Pok, but can he HEAL you with his brussel sprouts a terre?
Well, fellow catladies and cat gents, it’s official – I’ve finished up work in LA and will be moving to Charlotte, NC, where I start my new gig at the beginning of November. The catwife and I are flying in tomorrow to find a new basement to live in, then back for two weeks of packing goodness before we ditch LA for the Dirty Souf – we’re roadtripping it out (sorry, no RV-based happiness tour here) with our two actual cats, the inimitable Gary and the lovely Carla, so I’m anticipating tranquilizers all around.
Anyway, I’ve been here in LA for 10 years and the wife is a native Angeleno, so we’re ready for some sweet, sweet culture shock. Does anyone here know Charlotte or North Carolina generally? Your special brand of catlady tips and wisdom would be awesome and absolutely appreciated in getting to know our new city. Or is it a state?
Thanks in advance, kids!
While you’re in NC, you should drive to the mountains to see the leaves at their color peak. It’s the best part of fall. *is biased because I live in the mountains*
I wondered about that – we don’t really have time this trip, as we’re flying in tomorrow and leaving Monday afternoon for the sole purpose of finding new digs. We drive out at the end of the month and will be driving through the mountains – will that be too late for some hot foliage action?
Actually, end of the month would be perfect, that’s when they hit their peak. HOPEFULLY the shutdown will be over by then so you can take the parkway, that’s where the best views are.
you might not need the tranquilizers. I once (well, twice…it was round-trip) drove from Texas to Vermont with a bunch of cats who complained loudly at first, and then settled down into perfectly good travelers. Don’t worry if the first six hours or so are loud. It gets better.
Oh, they’re for me.
I’m in NC, and I don’t know Charlotte super well but I do know Davidson, a small college town about 20 minutes away. I’m in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area (the Triangle), and would be happy to help you get settled in if I can! NC is a beautiful city the end.
I am right now on my way to the Wrong Carolina (i.e., the one without Handbag and GonzoNose and now CaptainGary in) and I am just vowing that my next trip has to be to the Right Carolina, because that’s where the cool kids are.
We almost got hit by lightning in Delaware!
You silver tongued charmer. You definitely should, we should have a Catlady meet up!
It speaks well of you that you know it’s the Wrong Carolina. Get to the Right one soon! We’ll have a big gluten-free bonfire, drink all the wine, and talk about every book.
Where in NC are you Handbag? Every year, at least once a year, I go to the outer banks. (I believe Jordache and I once had a discussion about this)
I’ll be back to the house in the Outer Banks early November and then for Thanksgiving and then after Christmas – I like it best off-season. It’s a ways from Charlotte (which is a great town BTW and have several friends there) but worth the trip.
I’ve done long-distance moves with my two cats and they didn’t really need any meds. Just make sure that one of you can offer a hand for petting if one (or both) get antsy. Also make sure to stay in hotels along the way where the cats can be out of their carriers in the room overnight. My own experience was pretty uneventful, so hopefully yours is as well!
I’ve done a 9-11 hour move a few times with different cats each time. Make sure that they are securely in carriers or on harnesses/leads EVERY time you open a door. Doesn’t matter how quick you think you are, they will be quicker. One ran under our (not moving) car and stayed there for about 45 mins before we could get her out. Also, make sure your car’s air-conditioner is working 100%……that trip was h.e.l.l.
Like others have said, they’ll settle down after a few hours. I’ve only ever needed tranqs for a cat when I was having them flown interstate. But having tranqs for yourself? Great idea!
omg I get so confused with the cat metaphors on this site/sight/cite that I thought we were talking about CHILDREN not actual cats.
benadryl before a plane ride works great
RE tranquilizers: My one experience w/ tranqing teh kittehs can be lol’d at now, but it sucked biggo d0nkey dicks at the time.
Allergic reaction > explosive (carrier)wall-to-(carrier)wall shitstorm of diarrhea >no remedy for remainder of 2.5 hr drive since our SUV was packed to the gills, never mind the non-option of opening the carrier of a freaked cat while pulled over on the side of a busy highway.
CONTINGENCY PLANS <– don't leave home w/out 'em.
Also: a random box of scented dryer sheets came in really hoofy, else we would probably have succumbed to the cat shit fumes.
Poor Brayella. Poor shitty kitty! But many thanks for the laughs!
Thank god my vet told me to test run the tranqs at home a week beforehand. At least I knew kitty was ok. I think I would have shut-down from trauma after what you went through!
That is the funniest visual. Thank you Brayella.
Good luck! I moved with my two kitties from NYC to CLT last year. It was fine, but the two things I suggest are keeping them in the carrier in the car (I had a big one) and either position it away from windows or cover it partially with a blanket. If they can see out the window, they are more likely to freak the eff out. Play classical music–works like a charm. Also, some cats respond well to the herbal supplement valerian; get the capsule kind to break open so they can lick it up. Human cats respond well to it, too, and because of its anti-anxiety attributes it’s sometimes used to treat withdraw from Xanax.
As for Charlotte, it was a culture shock, but I am from the South originally so I knew what to expect. One great thing that it has going for it is the restaurant scene, since a pretty good culinary school is located right in Uptown (that’s what you’ll be calling the downtown area. Ugh, I know.)
There are some pockets of culture in the cooler neighborhoods, like Elizabeth and Noda, and a lot of Yankees move here so it’s not quite as Southern a town as other cities down here might be. Unfortunately, my living and employment situations turned out to be not-so-great and I moved to SC as soon as my lease was up for financial reasons. I feel like I didn’t really get to explore the town as much as I wanted but it will be easier since you have a catwife. It was a lot harder for me as a single gal to just show up places and meet people, which I was used to doing in NYC .
If you like outdoorsy things, it’s a really great place to be, and I think you will be coming through at the right time of year. The leaves are just starting to turn and it’s still warm even with a chill in the air. Best of luck to you–I wish I could tell you more about things to do but I guess I didn’t brush the Cheetoh crumbs off often enough to really get to know the place.
Not sure where you are looking to live in Charlotte but my cousin just had to relocate to Texas and his house just went on the market in August. He lives in the Concord area near the speedway/race track. I can forward you info if interested If not, good luck with the move! Charlotte is a beautiful state! So is North Carolina
A friend died in hospice today. Something of a hipster grifter but she made the people she grifter happy — something of an old school trollop who left her marks smiling
Many many people will miss her
So very sorry for ya
I always wondered what people saw but she really did leave them feeling like she had given them a gift
sorry for your loss. people are so complicated and interesting.
So true. Not a lot of other places I can say out loud she was a vegan hooker with a heart of gold but there u have it
A fine description. Lucky you to have known her.
Thank you. She rose and fell with the wind
That’s a fine six-word novel—”vegan hooker with heart of gold”—right there. We should all have so vivid an epitaph!
Sorry for your loss.
That would be something on a headstone
Sorry to hear about your loss, grammarian. Your friend sure sounds like an interesting person and it’s easy to understand why she will be missed.
Hey catladies – quick question
Any of you doing hot yoga? Not bikram. I just want to know if you guys have experienced any benefits from it, or lost weight.
Brian, don’t comment, though you’ve been to an ashram.
I have done yoga before, a little bit. I have a congenital heart issue, so it helps me relax without the aid of alcohol (I just cannot stand the taste of booze, I know I’m in the minority!). It’s just stretching and breathing, and I preferred to do it right before bed, because it helped my mind slow and relax, and then the shower after helped finish relaxing my body. I always had the best night’s sleep after, too.
I’ve done both hot yoga and bikram, but not regularly. I preferred hot not-bikram because bikram seemed so rigid. Not sure I really helped since where I live there’s not a wealth of yoga options and I haven’t practiced either too regularly. My friend’s mom did lose 50 lbs over the course of a year on hot non-bikram yoga and giving up alcohol though.
I have done hot yoga at two different studios and have enjoyed both. I enjoy doing flow classes more than the poses series classes. I feel like flow would give you more weight loss because it feels more cardio-vascular. I didn’t go for weight loss benefits, but I liked how exhausted/empty it made me feel and I enjoy the mobility from a hot room. Overall, I really like it and wish I could afford to do it on a more regular basis.
Biggest drawback (besides price) is the classes are huge and you don’t get a lot of individual attention or adjustment. I only mention this because if you’re not an experienced yogi, you could be doing poses wrong and never get help correcting them.
The first time I did it, I swear my eyes were like 4 shades lighter than they have ever been. But I might have been confused by the light in the dressing room.
I used to do Hot Yoga once a week for a good six months about a year ago. I noticed my lower back did not bother me during those months so that’s how I saw it benefit me. I lost weight during that time (about 15-20 pounds I’m estimating) but it’s hard to say from what. I was also doing zumba and kettlebell classes at the time. I’m usually more of a flow yoga/Vinyasa fan but I’m glad I tried out Hot Yoga. The class I took had the same postures week to week so it gave me time to practice them and improve each week. My flexibility and balance improved a lot with Hot Yoga. I will also say that I kinda hated Hot Yoga the first time I tried it mostly out of frustration with myself-not being able to get into some poses, mostly. I stuck with it though and really learned to like it. Good luck in your yoga journey
I got into the hot classes purely for weight loss(the normal one does nothing for me) and have lost about maybe 20 pounds in the last 9 weeks… But I’m not sure if its the weight loss from hot yoga or my diet(I cut rice and pasta out, but have loads of fruit, pan fried fish and grilled chicken). Wanted to know if I could go back to carbs and continue losing weight with only Hot Yoga. I do love hot flow but my favourite instructor doesn’t teach it though. Happy to go on, still have about 10 pounds to go before my ideal weight! But thanks catladiezzzz!!
Congratulations on the weight loss so far! I hope you have success with the rest and are able to re-integrate carbs into your diet. Mmmm, carbs!
try starting carbs only at breakfast…then you have all day to burn them off:)
“Schmart Julia” is surfacing again….for ALL THE GIRLS!!
Julia Allison shared a link.
23 hours ago
Nathan Heller manages to interview only men – and one lone woman (Leila Janah, whom he doesn’t bother to describe or spend much time on). When you’re describing – or attempting to describe – the culture of an entire city and its corresponding country wide entrepreneurial movement, perhaps you should attempt to speak with both genders. Just a thought. http://m.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/10/14/131014fa_fact_heller
ALL THE GIRLS say “Fuck you” to Julia Allison. Your pretense of feminism is SURPLUS TO REQUIREMENTS.
When I saw this fawnfest I just KNEW we’d see Thuper Thmart Donk weigh in to her fans in the ‘Stans on this one. Rest easy, everyone – Donks’ opinion has arrived.
but she does have a point.
if only she was consistent with her feminism.
I’ve been waiting for a call.
tell me where to live, tell me where to eat, tell me what to drive, tell me how to get other people to pay me for my car that I don’t drive, tell me how to sign my dog up for olds therapy, tell me how to get someone else to pay my rent while also taking care of my dog, tell me where I should go for my masters and what I should major in, tell me I should have a romantic European wedding on a swing, tell me you still care about me while I do nothing and go offline, tell me I’m smart because I got a book deal and I wear fake glasses and smile next to books, tell me I’m cute and edgy because I moved to SF, tell me how to make life-long-friends, tell me what kind of cheap large art to buy.
Tell me what to be for Halloween: Slutty Author or Happy Slut?
A beard? Oh wait, she’s that everyday.
You’ve summed it up perfectly.
I had a friend once in college who had to write a paper and needed her own opinion to do it. I can still see it clearly in my head. Me on my bed. Her by my bed with a notebook. She turned to me and asked, “What’s my opinion?” I didn’t mind doing that. I did mind writing the letter – from her heart – that was the reason she and her boyfriend (now-husband) got back together.
Integrate me into your established group if friends so I don’t have to make any of my own! They will find me irreverent and adorable and we will instantly become sisters! I will hang all over your male friends and make them hoist me aloft for fauxtos! It will be hysterical!
Totally this. Real people MAKE friends, imbecile, they don’t ask strangers to “GIFT” friends-for-life (sic) to them. Christ, what an asshole.
I hate it when people try to force friends on me. It never works. I’d rather bond slowly during a lengthy period of time over a mutual hatred of others. That’s how friendship is built.
Absolutely. One of my closest friends is someone I have sort of known since high school (we didn’t go to the same school BUT had a mutual friend so we occasionally met at parties and such), but we’ve only become friends several years after high school when we realized we hated the same people and had super hilarious hateful comments to exchange. I clearly remember how we just bumped into each other on the street and had nothing better to do, so we entered a café to have maybe a twenty minute chat, then next thing I knew four hours had passed and we were collapsing in laughter full of judgement. It was magical.
This Gawker article on how pretentious TED talks are is really funny. And apparently they do not vet their speakers very well, so it is possible that Donkey may actually be able to pull off her moment on stage.
I think it’s been out there for a while that TEDx events (not TED itself, which is pretentious as fuck but at least reputable) aren’t holding up the quality that they should be. I think a few years ago some guy gave a complete pseudoscience talk, got a standing ovation, and no one realized until the video went on YouTube three years later that he was speaking complete bunk. It’s still unclear, I believe, as to whether he was intentionally trolling as a prank or he believes the stuff.
So I’m not surprised by this at all.
Jessica Quirk gave a TEDx talk, and that was all I ever needed to know.
I DRESS MYSELF FOR A LIVIN’, Y’ALL.
gawd, what a tragic simpleton
This is when I knew for sure that TEDx events are complete bullshit. As someone said, the original TED is still OK, but simpletons won’t see the distinction. Gah, Messica Quirk… awful.
RadioNZ has over the last few weeks introduced a Tedx talk from 3 til 4 on sunday afternoons. Most of them haven’t been bad. But I tell u what, if they present Julia Alison as a knowing person on any fucking subject, a complaint will be laid.
I’m sure this has been verily mentioned, but that pic at the top makes me sad all over.
Dogs don’t like change. They hate it. “That’s a well-travelled doggie!” she says, as if Lilly was a piece of luggage. Dragged all over the country.
Dogs like a home, with boundaries they know. They like stability and regularity, their own little space, and if possible the company of other doggies they “know”. Especially for an older dog like Lilly, this must be exhausting. I wish Julia had just left her with the nice lady in LA.
She would never understand this. That dog was never anything more to her than a prop.
This is why I have issue ever leaving where I’m at. I adopted my yoranian in 2007, from a kill shelter, and this is the only home she’s had since I brought here here. My dog is like my child, because I have no kids, ergo she gets the same consideration I would give to a child. I don’t want to uproot her unless I’m sure it’s somewhere I plan on staying at least two years, because it’s not fair to her. I honestly don’t see how a pet parent with a heart could do what Julia has done to Lilly.
OT, Booktalk: has anyone else read The Circle by Dave Eggers? I just finished it and loved it! There’s so much in it that I think Catfolk would enjoy, because it’s “about” privacy and oversharing on the internet. I’ve read a few disparaging reviews on the internet (hah!) but I thought it was great.
I’ll remember that next time I go book shopping, it sounds interesting! The last one I read was the sequel to A Discovery of Witches, and I literally fell asleep over it about six times because I couldn’t put it down, so if you’re looking for something new, definitely check into that. Deborah Harkness is a phenomenal author, and I highly recommend her.
because it’s “about” privacy and oversharing on the internet.
A few years ago, Donkey was his kid brother’s dirty secret. http://gawker.com/5393841/julia-allisons-secret-staggeringly-heartbreaking-boyfriend
Quite liked the excerpt I read recently in NY Times Magazine.
looked at the bg image on a big huge monitor where i am working today; such a homely, awkward person
OT: We need to talk about Lionel Shriver.
Great interview to the author of “We need to talk about Kevin”. Don’t be put off by the Dutch on the webpage, the interview is in English.
This is so lame of a question and it’s months away but I need advice. My OMG BFF is getting married and has asked me to be her Maid [fine, Matron] of Honor and she requires me to make a speech/toast… I love her, but hate other people and the thought of speaking in front of these people gives me the runs. Any pointers on how to give a non-totally-annoying MOH speech? How long is this bastard supposed to be anyway? We’re both past our expiration dates so I suppose I need to be somewhat mature. She keeps dropping hints about how funny and witty and endearing my speech will probably be, so no pressure, of course.
Crack lots of jokes, and keep it under five minutes. The raunchier the better.
Really? I read somewhere that I shouldn’t be raunchy and should just be complimentary to the bride, but who the hell knows. I’m befuddled. I was told the best man would be going before me and would probably be quick so I don’t know what I’m working with.
You know where the line is with what will be embarrassing, I’m sure. Just keep it tongue in cheek.
I know a few things that would crack them both up but leave all the other guests like “huh?”.. I guess I don’t know what’s supposed to be edited and how long I should jibber jabber. 2 min? It will suck if the best man talks for 45 seconds and I’m gabbing for 4.5 minutes..
2 minutes would be best, I think. The last time I made a toast, the bride encouraged me to embarrass the hell out of her new husband. I’d ask her what she thought was appropriate and what was over the line. Give her a basic rundown pre-toast, and you should be fine.
2 mins should be plenty, briefly elaborate on the following points
-i’m so happy/honored to be a part of this
-i love the bride because of our history
-something nice that you two shared about what would happen in the future
-the groom is nice
-they are so great together
-congratulations on the union
here you go
holy shit, this is real?
“He love, he, he cooks for Allie constantly – well, baked goods only, okay, so not normal stuff. Umm,” [faux thoughtful look upwards] “he’s” [seriouz thinking clicking noise] “he’s, and he will come out, I will, I’ll give you an example. He, he’s, he’s a quiet individual” [click click] “so he doesn’t talk a lot …”
I CAN’T WAIT FOR THE TELEVISED BOOK TOUR!
“… when he actually pays attention to you, because he never does, it feels SO good.”
SO. BLESSED. PATHETIC.
Wow. Just. Wow. Can’t even let the bride have a day without the Donkey Show. Her poor brother, I could feel his agony from here.
Great comments in that post, but best of all was the link to the Maxum panel video — teh screamgrabs are whore-id & hilare!
So mental. Nothing about the happy couple, yet she is able to gush that some stranger grifter is amazing, incredible, life-changing, etc.
Ask the bride to put her hand down on the table. Ask the groom to put his hand on top of the brides. Tell him to take a good look because it’s the last time he’ll ever have the ‘upper hand,’ in this relationship. Then speak from the heart, that’s all she’ll want for you to do. Good Luck and enjoy the moment and don’t get hung up on all the other stuff.
Oh that is good. I am writing this down in my notebook. (Seriously.)
It’s a cute way to start the speech. I heard it at a wedding, have used it myself and four of my friends have used it all with great success. If people have heard it before, they still laugh and love it. A lot haven’t, so it will be new for them, and they’ll think it’s great!
Ha!!! Awesome Blowjobs. I used that exact same joke when my husband was best man at his childhood friend’s ceremony. The reason “I used” it is because my husband was unbelievably nervous about the speaking thing too as he’s not one for drawing attention to himself. Ever. I wrote the damn speech for him and Ima toot my own horn here because it was freakin’ awesome. That line was how the speech started and it was uphill from there. He got a standing ovation at the end.
I still remind him of how fabulous I let him be.
I got married in May and my MOH gave a great speech (some of our guests said it was the best part of the wedding — so either the wedding sucked or the speech was awesome). She went through and read bits of old emails I had sent her. The first two were very funny/embarrassing and the last one was from when my now husband and I started dating so it ended on a sweet note. Sometimes you can use your own friends’ words against them to make a good speech.
She just got married three weeks ago so the pressure was on for my speech as her MOH. I started by announcing to the crowd that I had taken a shot of vodka. I would avoid that tactic. But, I played up “lessons” she had taught me over the years (all funny items that weren’t actually lessons) and then ended with a lesson I “taught” her (convinving her to try match.com where she met her now husband). It worked out nicely after the rough start. I’d just say try and tell a story and keep it under 5 minutes.
OT catpeeps. I just finished reading, ” The Marriage Plot,” and didn’t like it. I LOVED his previous books but just couldn’t get into this book. Did anyone else feel the same way? I had read mixed reviews which is why I put off reading it for as long as I did. Now I’m slightly disappointed I even bothered to read it.
Likewise, I actually put it down. It’s annoying because I really enjoy Eugenides and it takes forever for his books to come out.
I had really mixed feelings about it. I liked some of it… but I really didn’t need Mitchell’s storyline at all, and he seemingly spent the most time exploring his character. And his revelation at the end kind of cheapened the whole book for me, you know? I like the way he writes, and the topic of living with mental illness/living with someone with a mental illness is fascinating. But it fell short for me as well.
I followed up my reading of The Marriage Plot with The Interestings, per a recommendation here. It dealt with a lot of the same themes, and I think that book did it better.
I agree with you on all counts. Mitchell’s storyline was really not necessary and the revelation ruined the entire ending. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that he fell short when describing a person living with a mental illness. Leonard’s character just wasn’t fleshed out enough. We got a lot of insight into his mania but what his depression was like kept being boiled down to a few symptoms. I’ll take a look at the book you mentioned. I’m tackling Zadie Smith’s new book next.
Julia Allison’s “FANS IN THE ‘STANS” fake followers update:
OT: I saw an “old” (2008) movie last night, The Other Boleyn Girl. Ugh, what a crock of shit. 24 hours later, I still can’t get over how shitty that movie (and, judging by what I found through Google, apparently the book it’s based on) was. I am winced.
Hollywood’s track record with historical subject matter is generally pretty shitty. The Other Boleyn Girl was based off a pseudo historical novel so it was never going to be anything but inaccurate trash. The worst part is that the actual Historical record is generally moar interesting than any fictionalization. The only one I can think of that comes pretty close is Robert Graves, I, Claudius, which is basically just a combo of Suetonius and Cassius Dio anyway. Elizabeth R, a BBC miniseries from the ’70′s, wasn’t TOO teeth grindingly terrible either. I remember walking out of that terrible movie about Elizabeth I with Cate Blanchett to avoid disturbing the other viewers cause I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut and kept bitching to my companions about all the anachronisms, and it was a comparatively well done Historical film. Comparatively. Well, it wasn’t 300, but THAT one had the excuse of being based off of a graphic novel not some pseudo historical trash novel at least. But Early Modern England was one of my sub specializations, and I just CAN’T. Hollywood fucking with History just makes me RAAAAAGE.
Absolutely this! I hadn’t expected anything great, but I had thought the movie would be focused on, you know, the other Boleyn girl, about whose life I only know a little bit. First, it wasn’t focused on her, and second, it turned out that I apparently know (or at least know and care) a lot more about Mary Boleyn than the filmmakers / the author, because at least I knew that the little the movie said about her was total ludicrous bullshit, AND it was so not half as interesting as the (little I know about) historical truth. Then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, they took the widely known story of THE Boleyn girl (Anne, of course) and Henry and turned THAT into ludicrous bullshit as well. And it was dull and uninteresting compared to the historical truth. Stupidly done, no less.
I don’t normally take Hollywood movies seriously enough to wince over them, but for some reason this one winces me.
I also liked Graves’ Claudius (and the sequel) a lot.
Poor Mary Boleyn. She was NOT a snivelling, little ingenue. A victim of her family’s ambition and Henry’s lust. But I guess that plays better in the post Victoriana West than a worldly courtier who bedded two Kings and loved neither of them to help advance her nouveau riche family’s (I think her grandfather was the Lord Mayor of London) standing, then threw it all aside and married where she pleased. She was (in the context of gender roles in her time) a strong, slightly predatory, daring, adventurous woman. Not a shrinking virgin. It’s sad in our own still slut shaming and judgmental era that in order to be sympathetic, she can’t be herself. The more gender constructs change the more they stay the same. I, Claudius and Claudius the God and His Wife Messalina are the reasons I got interested in Classicism. My academic advisor used to bust on them a little, but I still luffs them anyway. Most of the content really DOES come from Roman Histories written prior to the Modern Era. And he usedto bust on Suetonius because he threw every piece of contemporaneous rumor/gossip in existence about pretty much everyone into his Twelve Caesars too, so that’s not really too much of a diss on Graves. God knows I still prefer Suetonius to Tacitus anyday.
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You guys, I thought I was so over the Donk, but I just had a disturbing dream where I snuck into her house and fucked with her a bit by moving her stuffed animals around. I put in her hamper where strangely enough there was already a Chucky dolls. I also stole one of her rainbow-colored frocks. How did I get it out of the house? By wearing it! With her plastic, clear hooker heels. I walked right past her and she complimented my outfit. What? Is wrong with me?
Debbie is in the hood, yo. The greatest breakup to have never happened is still not happening it looks like.
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