March 9th, 2011


Lady Lightfingers

You gotta love attention whores.  Pay attention to someone else, and they will up the crazy just to remind you of what they bring to the table.

With everyone watching Charlie Sheen's epic meltdown, Lindsay Lohan decided to flex her muscles a little bit.  You might think, given that she's on probation and with a court hearing coming up, her opportunities for public stupidity would be limited.  Nope, she's remixed an old single of hers into something new.

Lohan has been accused of shoplifting a necklace from a store (value = $2,500).  You know how, when celebrities engage in non-violent crime, fans defend them (hello, Winona Ryder)?  People were speculating about the nature of the theft and if the store was just looking to take advantage of Lohan's situation.  The store sold the security camera tape to Entertainment Tonight.  They premiered it on the web Monday and showed it on television last night.  The store claims they did it to end speculation about things.  Bottom line:  they pocketed $35,000 for the footage.

Well, Lohan is suing the store.  Her reasoning?  She never gave the store permission to profit from her image.  Yes, she is claiming likeness rights over security footage of her committing a crime.

As I've mentioned, Lohan has pulled the "likeness rights" bullshit before.  She sued eTrade because the talking baby in the commercial referred to another baby who wouldn't stop drinking from her bottle and stealing boyfriends as "Lindsay".  $50 million in exemplary damages, plus another $50 million in compensatory damages.  ("Many celebrities are known by one name only, and E-Trade is using that knowledge to profit," said Stephanie Ovadia, Lohan's lawyer.)  She's also sent a very angry letter to Lorne Michaels complaining about how last week's Saturday Night Live show had Miley Cyrus as Lohan taking cheap shots at her (if sued, Michaels can probably mitigate damages by pointing out no one watches the show anymore, so exposure was minimal).

If Lohan put half the effort into staying straight that she did into this bullshit, she'd be clean in no time!
Peter G

Eat Hearty

Blair River died today.

River was the spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill, a restaurant in Chandler, Arizona that is not what we would call "healthy".

He was 6'8" and 575 pounds.

Cause of death has not been released, but friends are speculating its from pneumonia he got after a bout with the flu.

Let's hope so, or his family and friends will NEVER hear the end of it.
Peter G

Quote Of The Day

One of my favorites --

"There's nothing terribly wrong with feeling lost, so long as that feeling precedes some plan on your part to actually do something about it.  Too often a person grows complacent with their disillusionment, perpetually wearing their 'discomfort' like a favorite shirt.  I can't say I'm very pleased with where my life is just now, but I can't help but look forward to where it's going."
"Johnny The Homicidal Maniac"

Oh, Goody. I Was Running Low On Irony.

Today is International Women's Day.

Today is also the day Mel Gibson has reached a plea deal for domestic battery.

He will appear in court on Friday.  He is expected to receive no jail time but be ordered to continue counciling.

Which means his sentence for his 2006 drunk driving conviction ($1,300 fine, rehab, three years probation) would be stiffer than one he gets for assaulting not just another person, but the supposed love of his life at the time.

Happy International Women's Day!  You've come a long way, baby!

Did IQ's Drop Appreciably While I Was Gone?

So, today was my first day of training.

How did it go?

My old supervisor, the one who helped reassign her friends work to me so they could have an easier time at work while refusing to approve overtime so I could keep up and then writing me up at the behest of her friends?  She saw me and commented to a friend of mine there, "Pete seems really happy to be back."

Stress Puppy

Guest Commentary

I don't know what it says about me when, I'm laying in bed, trying to go to sleep, and this image hits me and I have to draw it and post it.

Okay, remember my post about my former supervisor saying, "Pete looks really happy to be back?"

The facepalms are good, but I kept thinking there was a better way to express my feelings.

And so, I turn the mic over to Raff and Holly from Stress Puppy to express what words cannot....