Monthly Archives: April 2009

youtube clip of today: beyonce flash-dance.

Now this is just impressive:

I don’t know what it is about these massive dance events that makes me so happy. The human solidarity? The wackiness? The element of surprise? If I ever seen one of these in person, I will be ecstatic. They make me cry tears of joy EVERY TIME. I think what really got me this time was when they all started clapping towards the end, at which point I thought to myself: “Wow, I hope they are all single and proud and just loving their lives and ohmygod this is beautiful!”

So, things that made me cry today: a presentation about violence against homeless people, and a video of a bunch of random ladies doing the Single Ladies dance outside a train station. I’m a complicated person.

[Posted by Mallory]

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thursdays are for secondhand inspirational quotes.

This quote  is a little touchy-feely, but it really struck me. It reminds me of something my roommate loves to say: “You’re the master of your own destiny.” That’s cheesy too, but it’s damn true, and we can all use the reminder every now and again.

“Surrendering to the absolute truth that you are responsible for everything that you have in your life is my favorite principle. This one offers you total freedom. No one is responsible for how you feel about ANYTHING; only you are responsible. You’re the only one responsible for how you respond and you can choose to be despairing and join the club of whiners OR you can choose to discover something about yourself that you may have overlooked before. Something that was keeping your ‘good’ apart from you. “

[Kyle King via Mary Rambin]

[Posted by Mallory]

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it’s a stoner holiday. happy 4/20!

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I don’t smoke, so today is a day just like any other for me.  But like many people, I was curious why this day is so meaningful and how it go to be that way.  So, click HERE to read a column in the HuffPo that explains everything.  It’s fairly hilarious and kind of interesting.  Here at SWTCTW, we find the answers to your questions so that you don’t have to look it up yourselves.  You’re welcome, readers!  XOXO!

[P0sted by Kathleen]

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surgery means like daughter, like mother.

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The tree didn’t fall far from the apple.  Like daughter, like mother.  Obviously these are backwards, but they kind of make sense for Janet and Jane Cunliffe.  Janet, the mother (and the one on the left), wanted so much to look like her daughter, that she spent about 15,000 bucks to do so.

The best thing to do with this story is to give you the quotes from the story, which appeared in one of the UK’s prestigious beacons of journalism, The Daily Mail.

‘It might sound barmy that I had cosmetic surgery to look like my daughter, but she’s gorgeous. Who wouldn’t want to look like her?

‘The way I see it is that she got her looks from me in the first place – mine have just faded with age.

‘Seeing how attractive Jane is made me want to get my looks back. Now instead of mum and daughter we look more like twins. I had good genes and good skin, but I needed a helping hand to make me feel better about myself.’

Barmy indeed, Janet.  That’s a pretty expensive helping hand, wouldn’t you say?  Here’s something else that sort of got my attention.  The way she talks, you’d think she just got new boobies and a face lift or something.  Well, I know you’ve been dying to see what her “before” picture looks like.  FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS!

FIERCE!

FIERCE!

Janet’s first foray into plastic surgery was her boobs.  Apparently her husband was not too impressed, and with words worthy of a Pulitzer, The Daily Mail states:

Alas, the new breasts weren’t enough to save her marriage.

Brilliant writing!

So Janet and her husband divorce.  Janet moves to Spain with a lover.  Janet and her lover call it quits, so she has nowhere to go.  She moves in with her daughter, Jane.  She began to party with Jane and Jane’s friends.  The saggy saga continues.

‘Jane and her friends are so glamourous and gorgeous that I stood out like a sore thumb. I felt like an old bag,’ she says. ‘Jane told me not to be so self-critical, but I knew it was true.’

Jane didn’t say it was false…

‘I envied Jane’s crinkle-free eyes, full lips and luscious, long blonde hair,’ says Janet. ‘I was desperate to look more like my daughter, but knew no wrinkle creams could ever wind back the clock that far.’

Janet just had to do something!

‘I had some savings and knew if I wanted to look more like Jane then I’d have to get my eyes done first, and my nose.’

So now, when Janet and Jane go out, people think they look like sisters… or twins.  But I’d say those who call them twins have been drinking too much. Bleached hair and big boobs does not necessarily mean that they are twins.

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Another cute pic of the girls (notice that Jane is wearing the same outfit that Janet is wearing in the picture above!):

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And I’m speechless.

Apparently Jane doesn’t care and thinks her mom looks better than Madonna, but I’m not so sure.  I mean, how would you feel?  Sure, people get plastic surgery– that doesn’t bother me.  If that’s what they need to do to feel better, then alright.  But I think it’s a little bizarre that a mother would get plastic surgery to look like her daughter.  It just seems…odd.  Am I wrong here?

[Posted by Kathleen]

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youtube clip of today: susan boyle.

Today’s clip goes hand in hand with the SWTCTW cliche life lesson of the day (which I just started.  Right now.  And probably won’t continue tomorrow.): never judge a book by its cover.

Watch this video.  The whole thing.

UPDATED:  Here it is again if the first one doesn’t work.

[Posted by Kathleen]

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hate cats, but this is adorable.

Well, I guess they are kittens, not cats.  THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.  Anyway, I was shown this video over the weekend and I’ve been dying to post it.  (Weekend away=no blogging).  “Kittens inspired by kittens” is a masterpiece!  Enjoy!

[Posted by Kathleen]

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nom’s anti gay marriage ad…terrifying.

There’s a new anti-gay marriage ad out there, and it is terrifying.

I’m not scared of the storm.  I’m scared of NOM.  I’m scared of their bad actors (and they are actors.  See their audition reels here.  Thanks, QT!).  I’m scared of their bad writing (ex- “There’s a storm gathering. The clouds are dark, and the wind is strong. And I am afraid.”  You are afraid of weddings?  Seriously?).  But most of all, I’m scared of their message of hate and discrimination.

You know what I think of when I think of NOM?

A lot less scary than  some crap a dark storm and a bunch of lies (click that link and read what HRC says.), don’t you think?

[Posted by Kathleen]

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