November 28, 2007
Women are great and everything but this gets filed in the “ew” category:
Vaginas are a fingerprint. Captured in this coloring book along with fun puzzles and games is the uniqueness of the vagina beautifully illustrated. From the compact smooth vagina to a coiffed vagina with full lips. Some are pierced, some are tattooed, some are soft spoken and some are in your face! Illustrate these beautiful vaginas with your imagination and show your love for what makes your world go round! This coloring book is great as a gift, birthday, wedding, whatever! And can be given to either a man or a woman. Color it up with your honey!
Oh my. I didn’t know vaginas could be “soft spoken”. If a vagina ever started talking to me, in any manner, I would surely crap my pants. I have heard stories about those “in your face” vaginas (urban legend, I’m hoping).
(and, for the record, I don’t want a penis coloring book either)
November 27, 2007
Not a big Christmas fan but I do loves me my pop Christmas music; especially those songs that have nothing to do with Christmas (other than the setting or season). This is not a countdown or anything but I thought I’d showcase some examples over the next few weeks.
First entry: Last Christmas by Wham!. It has that perfect mid tempo synth line and a delightfully cheesy story line (and George whispering “Happy Christmas” is fucking delicious).
November 25, 2007
I’m not even going to begin to prognosticate total holiday retail sales for this year but (so far) I like seeing the doomsayers be wrong.
“They felt rich a year ago,” said Kurt Barnard, president of Retail Forecasting LLC in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. “Now they feel put upon. That robs them of a certain freedom to spend what they like.”
According to ShopperTrak RCT Corp., which tracks sales at more than 50,000 retail outlets, total sales rose 8.3 percent to about $10.3 billion on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, compared with $9.5 billion on the same day a year ago. ShopperTrak had expected an increase of no more than 4 percent to 5 percent.
“This is a really strong number. … You can’t have a good season unless it starts well,” said Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak, citing strength across all regions.
I’ll be waiting to see the post holiday numbers (and headlines).