Monday, October 27, 2008

Ted Stevens, Top Design, and High School Musical!

What do these things have in common? Absolutely nothing. Why would they? I just felt like mentioning them all in one post. Do you have a problem with that?

First, Ted Stevens was just found guilty. The most shocking thing about this whole sordid story is that it took him forty years of corruption to build that totally shitty house in Alaska. Seriously, have you seen that dump? When I saw the house I thought it must be the "before" picture but, no, that's what it really looks like. It reminds me of the movie The Jerk, when Steve Martin gets rich and his family rebuilds their shack into a gigantic version of the exact same shack. I'm pretty sure if I were as big a criminal as he is I would have a much nicer house than that. I almost feel sorry for him.

Second, I wanted to mention the Chandelier Challenge going on over at Blogging Top Design! Have you ever wanted to disappoint the amazing Margaret Russell? Well, now's your chance! You can design a room around a chandelier just like the designers did on Top Design and even have the opportunity to be judged by a Top Design judge! Will Margaret think you are a hack or next big thing? To be honest, it will probably be the former. But you never know! Seriously, check out the contest and submit an entry! There is a chance Margaret will actually see your design! No shit!

Third, if you have not seen High School Musical with several hundred screaming pre-teen girls then you have not had the full High School Musical experience! It is hilarious! And the movie is not horrible, either. Zach and Vanessa's love songs made me want to gauge my ears out but the rest of the movie was really fun! Except for the really annoying British girl, I liked the characters; the choreography is great; a few of the songs are enjoyable; and the chubby cheerleader is the most amazing dancer, which sends a very positive message to girls: it's OK to be overweight as long as you are a cheerleader. No, seriously, I really enjoyed watching her dance! There were some weird parts, like when Sharpay's gay twin brother almost came out of the closet while dancing with a hot shirtless guy and then he ends up falling in love with the girl who plays the piano because they both wear dumb hats. And, of course, the message of the movie is just as muddled as the last one (your friends are more important than your education?) But, all in all, I thought it was fun!


Cliff O'Neill said...

Laughing my ass off over the shitty house/Jerk observation!

Linda Merrill said...

Thanks for posting about our BTD challenge. And btw - I imagine that MR will view every entry. We'll be posting all entries on the blog, but she will judge the best out of the top 5. Unless we don't have more than five entries, in which case... so get designing peeps!

mumblesalot (Laura A) said...

I just saw the photo of Ted Stevens house. It has a close resemblance to Hippy houses my friends used to build in Sonoma county. It does take forty years to build houses like that. First you smoke a joint, then you discuss building a house for 4 years. Then you have to find some money to buy some lumber. You smoke a joint and discuss it with your friends. Five years later you go to the lumber yard and buy a board, for creative inspiration. You smoke a joint and stare at the board.

It is a slow process. but parties are great.

eric3000 said...

Ha, ha!