Thursday, November 18, 2010

Future Celebrity Perfumes of the Day

These days it seems like every celebrity has a fragrance on the market. Here's a fun list from Smosh about some potential "future" celeb stinkers. - Bev













Eau du Bong Water?


See them all here.

Vid Of The Day: Basketball Fan

You go, boy.

Stolen from KT & Lady, one or both of whom is a Golden retriever. I love a dog who appreciates funny videos.

Real? Staged? Don't know. Don't really care.

Classic 80s Music Video Of The Day: Jungle

This song will forever remind me of college. It was one of several staple dance songs played by an Athens party band called Liquid Pleasure (I think they played other campuses in the Southeast as well). They would always say, "The more you drink, the better we sound," but it was false modesty: they kicked ass. I liked them better than Doug Clark & The Hot Nuts, which is saying something, because those guys rocked too.

I hear this song and have hazy memories of lying in a sand pit behind a frat house (why they had a sand pit, I don't know) under my roommate's sister, Veronica, enjoying a (clothed) game of slap-and-tickle that was moving rapidly toward becoming an unclothed game of slap-and-tickle when suddenly she got this funny look on her face.

"What's wrong?" says I. She didn't answer. Then she puked on me. So in a way I guess she answered. Then she cried. (Why do drunk women cry after they vomit? I always found it cause for celebration. "All right, got that out, now I can drink some more!")

Other than that we had a lovely time.

Download it here. I did.

The 8 Scariest Places On Earth

They forgot three: my daughter's bathroom, my mother-in-law's dinner table, and Whoopi Goldberg's underpants.

From US News.

The Paris Catacombs

Sixty feet beneath the city of Paris, France you'll find the Paris Catacombs, an underground crypt said to contain the exhumed remains of an estimated six million Parisians. Yes, exhumed: when the city became overpopulated by dead bodies, the government dug them up and dumped the skeletons in centuries-old stone quarries on the then-outskirts of town. But they didn't stop there; they actually "decorated" some of the walls with stacked bones and skulls. Recent travelers say Les Catacombes de Paris aren't for the faint-of-heart or for the claustrophobic, and some say they're not for young children either.

The Stanley Hotel

While staying in the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado -- room #217, to be exact -- Stephen King was inspired to write what would become a cult classic, The Shining. Those prone to any kind of runaway imagination could scare themselves stiff staying at the Stanley, but the hotel's real ghosts are more than willing to frighten. The Billiards Room, the Ballroom and Room 407, in particular, are known for sheltering apparitions.

St. Louis Cathedral (New Orleans)

The St. Louis Cemetery #1 -- nestled on the outskirts of the French Quarter in New Orleans -- is the burial site of 19th-century Voodoo princess Marie Laveau, who is said to haunt the cemetery in several incarnations, one being a red-eyed black cat. Local lore says you should beware this black cat, or you could find yourself forever doing the bidding of this dead Voodoo Queen. Others say it's the ghost of her pet snake that appears.

Tower of London

One of the most notorious chopping blocks (for human heads, that is), the nearly millennia-old Tower of London is supposedly one of the most haunted sites in all of Britain. According to experts, a headless Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, is one of its most constant presences. The ghost of Sir Walter Raleigh is known to traipse the Byward Tower, and the screams of Guy Fawkes, who was found guilty of high treason in 1606, are sometimes heard, sending chills up the listener's spine. Perhaps the most horrifying sighting is of Lady Salisbury who, in 1541, ran screaming from her axe-wielding executioner, who in turn chased after her and chopped her to death. Several witnesses have reportedly seen the gruesome scene played out in full.

The Lizzie Borden B&B

In 1892 in Fall River, Ma., Lizzie Borden told the judge and jury that she was snacking on pears in the barn while her stepmother and father were being axed to death in the family's house. Although she'd allegedly attempted to buy cyanide prior to the murders and she'd burnt some of her clothing after the murders occurred, she was eventually acquitted of the crimes. All the evidence was circumstantial, but doubt lingered. Some say it's the ghosts of the murdered Andrew and Abby Borden that wander the house; others say that it's Lizzie herself.

Beechworth Lunatic Asylum

At Beechworth Lunatic Asylum (later known as Mayday Hills Hospital) in Victoria, Australia, patients checked in but few checked out. Eight signatures were required for a patient's discharge while only two were needed for admittance. Historians estimate upwards of 3,000 people -- some of whom didn't even need mental help -- died captive within its walls. Inside the facility, which opened in 1867, a number of atrocities occurred, ranging from exploited labor and neglect to abuse and inhumane medical treatments/experiments like the Darwin chair (where doctors would tie patients to revolving chairs and spin them so fast, they would bleed from their mouths, eyes, noses and ears). There are frequent ghost sightings, and not just of patients, but of doctors and nurses too.

Transylvania, Romania

Bram Stoker set his blood-chilling novel, Dracula, in the central Romanian region of Transylvania. According to Romania Tourism, the area is overgrown with thick forest and shrouded by steep mountains -- a fitting milieu for the dark deeds Jonathan Harker witnessed at Castle Dracula. But that's not all. Legend has it, the fictional character Count Dracula was inspired by a real-life Romanian royal, Vlad Dracula, or "Vlad the Impaler," who was known for brutality against his enemies.

Edinburgh Underground

Edinburgh, Scotland puts up a great fa├žade -- the majestic rolling hills, the grand Balmoral Hotel, the refined Princes Street Gardens -- but underneath its streets rests a distinctly different reality: a maze of vaults dating back to the mid-1700s. Originally, Edinburgh's Underground Vaults served to benefit commerce, but they quickly became a cesspool for criminal activity, where everyone from black market traders to prostitutes (and their clients), and even murderers congregated. Auld Reekie Tours, one company who leads brave souls through the vaults, claims the existence of ghosts, writing on its website: "The South Bridge Poltergeist has been known to attack," and "We do believe that Niddry Wynd is home to a very active poltergeist. People have left with cuts, scratches, burns and bruises."


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