So I’m bummed about David Foster Wallace today. I’m bummed because here was a brilliant guy who knew what the solution was and just couldn’t live it consistently. And so where does that leave the rest of us? It scares me.
I’m bummed about Lehman Brothers today, and I’m bummed for my friends who work there.
I’m bummed, just in a general sense, that Sarah Palin is on a Presidential ticket instead of Tina Fey (or, ya know, Hillary Clinton).
And then I come across Holly Madison’s new MySpace blog, and it’s called “RIP David :(” and I’m like “OMG Holly Madison is sad that David Foster Wallace died? I guess I’d underestimated her.”
This is the post:
RIP David :(
I am so devestated right now. I had this amazing Flemish Giant rabbit that my friend gave me. She was a rare smoke blue color and was the sweetest animal you could ever meet. I named her David LaChapelle after my favorite photographer. After the great zoo staff here at the Mansion and I raised her, we had her fixed and set her free on the property to play with the other rabbits. She loved to hang out on the front lawn and becuase of her close interaction with me and the staff, she was not afraid of people.
Long story short, some stupid fucking drunk asshole picked her up during one of the parties and dropped her, breaking her back and paralyzing her without telling anyone. I can only imagine how much pain she was in before someone finally found her and had her put to sleep. I am so devestated by this. I hate stupid fucking drunk people and I will never be able to walk outsode this house into one of the parties again without thinking about this whole incident. It makes me hate everybody.
Thanks for listening. Please excuse the typos. I am too emotional to care.
And this just breaks my heart even more. It makes me think of how sad I was when Charlie died and how devastated I’d be if any of my animals today were hurt — and especially if someone did it to them and then allowed them to suffer — and I’m just really angry for Holly and sad and disappointed in general.
Say something to cheer me up, you guys.
September 15, 2008 at 12:19 pm by Evil Beet
Hooray for Christina Applegate, who is back on the set of her TV show Samantha Who? after undergoing a double mastectomy in July after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Christina is expected to present at the Emmys this year, where she’s nominated as lead actress in a comedy series.
GET YOUR TITTIES CHECKED, LADIES!!!
September 15, 2008 at 12:05 pm by Evil Beet
“[L]earning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience. Because if you cannot exercise this kind of choice in adult life, you will be totally hosed. Think of the old clichÃ© about quote the mind being an excellent servant but a terrible master.
This, like many clichÃ©s, so lame and unexciting on the surface, actually expresses a great and terrible truth. It is not the least bit coincidental that adults who commit suicide with firearms almost always shoot themselves in: the head. They shoot the terrible master. And the truth is that most of these suicides are actually dead long before they pull the trigger.”
The late David Foster Wallace, in a 2005 speech at Kenyon College.
September 15, 2008 at 12:02 pm by Evil Beet
Ooooh, I know I shouldn’t be this excited about this, BUT I AM!
Britney Spears’ new album, Circus, will hit stores on December 2, which is Britney’s birthday. Luckily for me, it’s also my father’s birthday, which makes it easier for me to remember to call him. It’s, like, my college boyfriend’s birthday is the same day that one of my best friends got a boob job a few years back. So, every year on that day, I call my girlfriend to wish the twins a happy birthday. And then I’m like, “Oh, I have someone else to call today,” and that’s how I remember to call Jeremy to wish him a happy birthday, too. When I wake up on the morning of December 2 every year, I’m like, “Britney’s birthday!!!!” and then I’m like, “Hmmm, and there’s someone else, too,” and that’s how I remember to call my dad. It’s all about priorities, people.
Anyway, the first single will be called “Womanizer,” although there’s no word yet on when we might hear it.
I hope this is a REAL comeback for you, baby!!!!
September 15, 2008 at 11:54 am by Evil Beet
Lehman Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning, leading to a sharp drop in stock markets all around the world.
Asia tumbled first on the news Monday, followed by the Middle East, Russia and then Europe before the shockwave hit the North and South American markets.
“The collapse of Lehman Brothers has sent a major jolt through global financial markets as it is by far the biggest victim of the credit crisis that started in August 2007 and had been considered too big to fail,” said Global Insight economist Howard Archer.
“There is obviously widespread concern about other banks’ exposure to Lehman Brothers, not only in the US but also in Europe. Lehman’s collapse also increases concerns that other banks could fail.”
At the same time, the dollar fell heavily against the euro before recovering some lost ground in volatile trade while oil prices slumped to seven-month lows under 93 dollars on fears the crisis will slow growth and curb energy demand.
On Wall Street, stocks were down 2.72 percent at around 1600 GMT.
“Everything else is pushed aside as the stock market attempts to figure out what the sale of Merrill and bankruptcy of Lehman will do to both the stock market and the economy,” said Al Goldman at Wachovia Securities.
Think on the bright side, single women of New York City: Now all Lehman’s investment bankers will FINALLY have time to go to the clubs and hit on you. Ahhhhhhh ha ha ha ha ha ha!
September 15, 2008 at 10:28 am by Evil Beet
We all knew it couldn’t last forever!
After months of behaving herself, Lindsay Lohan was her old angry self on Sunday night.
On her way to Marc Anthony’s 40th birthday party (hosted by JLo), she tripped on a barricade and blamed it on a photog, whom she then hit with her handbag.
Police were called to the scene, but no reports were filed.
Samantha wasn’t with her, for once.
Why this sudden outburst, Lindsay? Trouble in paradise? Or is Lindsers hitting the bottle again?