Pete Wentz has taken to the streets to try to get the message out that suicide is bad, and he’s doing this by letting kids everywhere know the even angsty, eyeliner-wearing, bisexual musicians aren’t safe from the grips of suicidal depression. You don’t say?
Pete tells the story of how he once attempted suicide, just after his band had finished recording their first major-label album:
“I got in my car. I remember I was listening to Jeff Buckley doing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and sat there and took a bunch of [anxiety drug] Ativan in a Best Buy parking lot. And I called up my manager because I was, at that point, completely out of my head with Ativan. And I was talking to him and I was slurring my words, so he called my mom and my mom called me and she came and got me and we went to the hospital.”
You tried to kill yourself by overdosing on pills, Pete? What are you, a chick?
Anyway, I’m poking fun at this, because that’s my job, but there’s nothing funny about teenage suicide. I lost more than one friend that way as a teenager and college student. Pete is working with Half of Us, a foundation whose goal is to raise awareness about mental health issues on campuses across the country. And I think that’s awesome. They have contact information for most major universities on their website. Your school can and will work with you to treat depression at little or no cost to you.
Use this resource, people, and pass it along to your friends.
March 19, 2008 at 2:45 pm by Evil Beet
I’ve always had this theory I wanted to try out. You know how there’s that far right lane on PCH that people can use as parking when it’s not rush hour? But then, when it’s rush hour, be it morning or evening, it is illegal to park there? And you know how people park there anyway? And it slows down traffic like all the way up to Oxnard? My theory is that we should make that a capital offense. Seriously when the cops see a car parked there during rush hour, they should not ticket it. They should hide behind it with a semi-automatic weapon, and then, when the culprit goes to drive away, they should shoot this person multiple times in the head until they’re good and dead. I think that would fix a lot of the traffic problem in Los Angeles.
Anyway, I’m wondering if we can apply the same theory to fashion. This dress? That Aubrey O’Day wore to Danity Kane’s album release party? Someone should die for this. We should find out who is responsible and murder that person. And maybe it would help clear up the fashion problem in LA.
March 19, 2008 at 2:20 pm by Evil Beet
I’d link you guys to Tyler Durden to view them, but that site’s been down all day. Gee, I wonder why.
And you have a God-given right to see the photos of Audrina Patridge naked. She sent these to Playboy when she was 19. They weren’t run. Playboy sent her a letter that read “It’s not that your body’s not hot. It’s that your eyes are weird.”
She released the following statement:
“I took these photos years ago when I was just out of high school and beginning to model. I was young and very trusting of others and I didn’t know to protect myself. It is a lesson learned, for myself, and hopefully for the young girls who look up to me.”
What’s interesting to me is that these younger girls are willing to own up to it and apologize when their bare naked tits hit the web, but the older folks (Kristin Davis, anyone?) are all deny, deny, deny.
Anyway, after the jump, the naked photos of Audrina Patridge from her Playboy submission. I’ll be getting the cease and desist in T minus two hours, so save them to your computer while you can.
Update: Images removed upon request. :(
March 19, 2008 at 1:59 pm by Evil Beet
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March 19, 2008 at 1:13 pm by Evil Beet
At least there’s not a bench warrant out for him anymore.
A pretrial hearing was scheduled for April 24.
Damn, you’d think the dude was shooting heroin on a playground for all the fuss they’re making about this.
March 19, 2008 at 1:08 pm by Evil Beet
I guess there are 13 in all. And they’re real.
The photos were taken in 1992 — when Kristin was 27 — by a boyfriend at the time. He got pissed at her and sold the photos to a third party. Then someone else stole them from that third party, and they ended up on the Internet.
This is Kristin, kids, in all her glory.
You can check out the full set of photos here. Even I don’t have the heart to run them all.
And I’ll reiterate the point I make again and again when this happens: DON’T FUCKING DO THIS, GIRLS!!!!! If you want to do something new and exciting with your man, I don’t know, go out and buy a butt plug. But DON’T FUCKING DO THIS!!! EVER!!!