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Naked Cowboy Suing M&M’s June 25, 2008

Filed under: Celebs,NYC,Uncategorized — K @ 6:18 pm
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(Image from Littleviews.com)

Working in Times Square (unfortunately) puts me in close contact with the infamous Naked Cowboy almost every day. For those of you who don’t know, for the past ten years, Robert Burck (who calls himself the naked cowboy) plays the guitar while dressed only in white cowboy boots, a hat and skimpy white underwear in Times Square. One day he wasn’t very busy – I think it was overcast or something – and I was stuck at that particular light where he stands waiting to cross the street, so I decided to ask the Naked Cowboy some burning questions that I’d been grappling with for some time. Below, I will share with you the juicy tidbits I learned from our conversation.

  • The Naked Cowboy does not wear the same pair of tighty-whities every day. Rather, he has many pairs, all with the words “Naked Cowboy” written in capital letters on the ass. Though he has several pairs, he washes his underwear on a regular basis to keep them looking pristine, crisp and bright.
  • The Naked Cowboy sticks to a strict workout regime to keep his body toned though admittedly, i have seen him in the deli eating a bag of chips.
  • The Naked Cowboy is a shrewd businessman: he charges tourists $5 to take a picture with him, and makes bank every day. In fact, he claims to have so much money that he has his very own brand-new Cadillac Escalade. He also told me that he has saved a great deal of money and it is earning interest in the bank.
  • When the Naked Cowboy needs to use a bathroom during the day (which happens from time to time – he is only human, after all), he walks into nearby hotels such as the Marriott Marquis to use their lobby bathrooms.
  • The Naked Cowboy has a managerial type sidekick who hands out promotional flyers to bystanders and tourists. He also sometimes films the Naked Cowboy with a hand-held camera.

And that is what I know about the Naked Cowboy in a nutshell. So naturally I was interested to read on Reuters today that the Naked Cowboy will be allowed to move forward with the $6 million lawsuit he filed in February over video billboards depicting a blue M&M dressed in his signature outfit.

Other reading: http://www.littleviews.com/home/newyork/naked_cowboy.cfm

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Breaking News: Death Thoughts = Eating Cookies

Filed under: Uncategorized — K @ 5:55 pm

Reuters ran this interesting article today about an international study that found that when people wrote about death or considered their own mortality, they wanted to shop and eat more.  After the participants wrote about their own deaths, they either made a grocery list or ate cookies.
This is an interesting study, but I’m still pretty sure that every time I get drunk, I want to eat cookies.

 

Karl Exits SUV: A Haiku

Filed under: Uncategorized — K @ 5:34 pm

(photo from Jezebel)

Notebook, white paper

Preciously held by black lace

Wisdom all around.

 

Musings…. June 24, 2008

Filed under: Karl Lagerfeld — mallori612 @ 5:31 pm

kerry:  this week is so demode

Sent at 1:19 PM on Tuesday

mallori:  totes… i mean, karl would hate this shit

he wouldn’t stand for it

Sent at 1:22 PM on Tuesday

kerry:  i know

mallori:  what do you think karl is doing right now?

kerry:  drinking a chilled diet coke, listening to one of his 80 ipods
wearing black

likely also wearing black finger-less mittens

mallori:  maybe sketching too

do you think he sketches or he just knows?

Sent at 1:26 PM on Tuesday

kerry:  idk man

he just knows

he has visions, obviously

 

Show Me That Smile Again…

Filed under: Celebs — mallori612 @ 3:43 pm

This is a silly, crazy hockey blooper.

 

 

And who is the person who scored that goal?  Only America’s favorite late-80s television father of Canadian descent- ALAN THICKE!

 

 

Jean-Marc, WHY?

Filed under: SYTYCD — mallori612 @ 1:40 pm

As both a So You Think You Can Dance enthusiast and an investigative journalist, I feel I must bring the following to your attention, my dear sweet blog readers:

That Jean-Marc dance last week, the one he choreographed for his daughter…well, it seems like he PLAGARIZED it.  Take a look at the following video, from a couple weeks ago on So You Think You Can Dance: Australia. 

 

Now look at the video from SYTYCD (USA) last week, of Twitch and Kherington:

 

 

Sure the choreography is slightly different-more lifts, etc… but the song, the costume, the lighting, and the basics are all right there.  It’s pretty impossible this was a coincidence if you ask me.

 

Lisbon June 20, 2008

Filed under: News,Rants — mallori612 @ 8:28 pm

I’ve been spending a lot of time this past week mulling over the Lisbon Treaty.  As you all know, the Irish rejected the treaty last week, prompting much press and theorizing.  Honestly, I’m not sure what I think, exactly.  The Lisbon Treaty is ridiculous- long, wordy and there’s a million things to take into consideration. 

There’s some great ideas in there, but I’m not so positive how it will all realistically work.  The creation of a long-term President of the European Council is a much needed change.  With the current 6-month interval situation, it’s virtually impossible to get anything done.  Having a Pres who is in it for the long haul- and who is not completely occupied with domestic issues- will be a good tool for European growth and stability.  Same with the added significance of the European Parliament, with the added codecision with the Council on more policy areas.  I like scrapping the Pillar System, and the broadening of qualified majority voting because it will reduce the odds of a stalemate on policies that should really just be set.  The Charter of Fundamental Rights being legally binding for the first time is a good thing- there are places within the current EU, and many more being considered for the future, that may finally change some shitty human rights areas because they have to in order for inclusion in the economic benefits of the E.U.  But! Some of the issues, like almost everything involving taxes and even some little parts of human rights, climate change, etc., rub me the wrong way.  I think they take too much from the member countries at once, making for a lot of new work for a vastly changed governing body to take on to be truly effective. 

 

So…back to the Irish “No.”  I think it’s very telling that the only country the Treaty has been rejected is the only place it has been put to a referendum.  Obviously the citizens are much less-informed and less-enthusiastic about what’s going on, and rightly so.  I’d be skeptical too- giving a bunch of rights away to a foreign body composed of people you don’t really know anything about? Yeah, understandable.  I think the way the E.U. has behaved since the Irish No is gross, but unsurprising.  They’re encouraging ratification in all other countries but suspending the issue til the October 15th meeting.  It is obvious what they are doing- getting every other country to ratify and then pressuring Ireland into it come October.  Maybe they’ll get some sweeteners out of it, hopefully keeping their beloved, lax tax system out of European hands, but it will more or less be bullying the poor, little Irish.  The U.K., of course, did not help this by saying they’ll go along with ratifying the Treaty,  despite the objections of the (awesome) Tories.  Again though, not surprising, especially since it’s Gordon Brown we’re talking about here….

 

Anyway, this post has no point; I’m sorry if you’ve read this far.  I’m just ranting about the state of the E.U. and hoping that they get their shit together in good enough time for some of the Lisbon Treaty’s best and most important ideas to become reality.