, America's Dream Girl
*, has been a potent pop culture event
ever since her rise to fame in Disney's
1998 remake of Parent Trap
. As the first red haired child ever hired by Ford Modeling Agency
at the age of 3
, Lohan clearly had her young eye aimed at Hollywood. Her breakout role came with the 2004 release of Mean Girls
. Skyrocketed into the public consciousness, Lohan quickly released two pop albums
and pumped out classic films such as Herbie: Fully Loaded
and Georgia Rule
. With Britney Spears's descent into oblivion
and Paris Hilton's problems with the law
, Lohan appeared ready to supplant Britney as The It Girl
. But with her rocky personal life and her love of night clubs
, the party scene
, strawberry quick
, and after problems with her studio
, and running low on cash
, people wondered, could Lohan turn her life around? Sadly, that appears to be a no
. After being charged with a DUI on Thursday
for an accident in May
, Lohan was charged
with another DUI
(and cocaine possession) Monday morning after chasing another car
. A story is quickly unfolding involving a fired assistant
, bad damage control
, a bar at a rehab center
, prison chic
, more bad parenting
and a request for privacy / denial of drug possession
were also released. Is she the next Pete Doherty
posted by Stynxno
on Jul 25, 2007 -
Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena was born in October, 2006 to help fight the good fight against the overwhelming majority of noise in the media supporting useless alternative medicine systems, psychics preying upon the vulnerable, the erosion of science education in the classroom, xenophobia of advanced energy and food production methods, and generally anything that distracts attention and public funding from scientific advancement.
Episodes feature such prominent MeFi discussion material as organic food myths, blood for oil, chiropractics,
Links are to podcast transcripts. Full episode guide.
posted by arcticwoman
on May 24, 2007 -
implores his queer peers: What's the Gayest Thing You've Ever Done?
• ''That is SO gay
! I've been thinking about that expression a lot lately. What does it mean? Is it a playground epithet that is simply in vogue with the grown-ups? Or is it a sign that gay culture is so integrated into the pop culture that even the hets now see the evidence of homo-style in their everyday lives, and make jokes about it?" A followup to the original post, Part II
: Flaming Son of "Gay, Gayer, Gayest"
posted by dhoyt
on Feb 4, 2005 -
Community Values, Corporate Profit and Pornography
"Popular culture isn't popular because members of the "tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading, body-piercing, Hollywood-loving left-wing freak show" (to borrow a line from a campaign ad this year) are the only customers. It's because there is an unquenched thirst for it, and the corporate profiteers (who are members of and contributors to both political parties) see a nationwide market for it." What will we tell the children?
posted by nofundy
on Dec 21, 2004 -
In the late 90s, I used to buy a magazine called Gadfly
. They ceased publication
in 2001. Today I found out that the editor has a blog
and he appears to be republishing some of Gadfly's contents in an attempt to get people to buy back issues
. Read interviews with George Plimpton
, Emmylou Harris
, Ben Marcus
, and The Wachowskis
. Don't like interviews? There's also articles on Lou Reed
, Anais Nin
, Brian Wilson
, Jack Nitzsche
, Lester Bangs
, and people you may never have heard of
. Their film coverage
was also almost always interesting.
posted by dobbs
on Sep 8, 2004 -
Art hits the arcade. Play the classic game while enjoying the Piet Mondrian-style background. Who says art isn't fun?
posted by ifjuly
on Jul 13, 2004 -
"Each Gum Blonde is 100% chewed bubblegum on a plywood backing. No paint or dye is used. The colour is inherent to the gum - the mixing of colour takes place inside the mouth during chewing using an endless variety of flavours ...."
posted by anastasiav
on Feb 19, 2004 -
Bad Toon Rising
- Think you remember what Mickey Mouse looks like? Daffy Duck? Bart Simpson? Ok - grab a scrap of paper and draw that character. Right now. (No peeking!!) Some other people already have, and these are the results.....
posted by anastasiav
on Nov 12, 2003 -
is to the iconic saucer-eyed urchins
of the '60s as Salvador Dali is to Hickory Dickory Dock. His delicate palette, fine details and classical references offer compelling counterpoint to the deliciously disturbing imagery of les tykes terrible
in collections such as "Blood: Miniature Paintings of Sorrow & Fear"; "Bunnies and Bees: Paintings Created to Illustrate DIVINE TRUTH in Accordance with the Secret Principles of SCIENCE AND SOUL"; and "The Meat Show: Paintings about Childen, God, and USDA Grade A Beef". Plus, they're kids - with big eyes
posted by taz
on Sep 8, 2003 -
Barbie and her friends now have blogs.
Seeing this seriously made me consider hanging my hat and going home. They even have webcams, to do lists, and little photo galleries. The corporate giants are working hard to pull girls in to technology - which is a really good thing. Too bad the latest posts are about buying mini-skirts and things like that.
posted by christine_bpc
on Mar 15, 2003 -