Thursday, May 10, 2012

Steve McQueen Sunglasses: "Style EYE-con"

I actually stumbled upon a pair of these bad boys in the flesh recently!



The Facts: Steve McQueen wore Persol Sunglasses both on screen in The Thomas Crown Affair and off screen as well. A 1996 ad campaign by Persol Sunglasses capitalizes on this fact. 10 years after this ad was run an actual pair of Steve's own Persol's would sell for $60,000 at auction! Screen star and ultimately type-casted bad ass: Steve McQueen as Persol would say, "Legends Live Forever."





They can make even the most uncouth seem smooth as a spy! They are also functional and iconic because of their folding capabilities.#NBD. They also cost enough for James Bond to buy several, but not the average part-time Spy. You need to be a full-time spy.

Beep beep goodbye,
Kristine










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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Some Intriguing Statistics...

So, I was going to post a really great picture of my room to really show how nerdy I am. I have a tiny prehistoric TV juxtaposed to a HUGE COMPUTER SCREEN. I just don't watch TV very religiously and I prefer my internets. I honestly didn't think anything of it until my friend stopped by my North End "Villa" last week and reamed me a new one for my lack of flat screen-age.


Anyway, this leads me into a story about a super lame weight-loss commercial that came on where that older Playboy Bunny and her annoying voice go into a clothing store to return the pants that she is wearing. I'm sure they probably thought it was quite risqué, but as you know life imitates art and this commercial is definitely art. Little did they understand the dire consequences of bad TeeVee on us humans.

Apparently, 47% of women who have made jean returns since the release of this commercial have walked into department stores and attempted to take their pants off.  Most of them didn't even have a receipt. Some argued that they, like in the commercial, could take off the tags, wear it, and then make said return. Puzzled police are not sure if they should arrest the women for indecent exposure or hold the makers of that annoying commercial accountable. What is more confusing is that the women who actually managed to lose enough weight to change a jean size unfortunately had passed the 30-day return policy, damn it. "Real life always be ruining people's TV reality," says Kristine. Can't we all just agree that the Bachelorette type dating is obviously normal behavior. If I tried dating 20 guys at once, let me tell you Real Life does NOT AGREE, not even if it was filmed... well...hmm... Anyway, TV has gotten so mindless, I can't even believe I even jokingly wrote this post about it. #ThankGodforGameofThrones.

Side-note: Remember that weird Hundred Million Dollar movie flop, John Carter? It was about a Civil War guy who goes to Mars and something or other. Anyway, it's actually now doing ~1000% better all because of the blockbuster hit that I'm probably not going to see The Avengers. No Joke, just read this; it is actually interesting how this increase is possible. OH GAWD, enough pop culture. More fashion, fun, and fragment sentences tomorrow! Stay Tuned! Damn these puns that just follow me around!

 -Kristine

PS: I'm not sure you guys see my awesome creative satire. I would like to point it out after the fact. My apologies for being so lame and actually thinking that I WAS funny at the beginning of this post.



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Monday, May 7, 2012

Seriously, guys

Went to Brookline yesterday and saw this throwback. Here's to the throngs of people like me who were nerdy enough to be obsessed with HSR in High School. Homestarrunner.com-Sewiouwsly! It's funny to think that a web series before the mass surge of Social Media was translated into Bumper Stickers (the long lost marketing collateral that won't peel off.) I'm sure Strongsad would have been smiling and the Teen Girl Squad would get JEEEEPEDDD while reading this post of mine.

 
I, too, will admit to having bought their CD release including the infamous, Trogdor! I promise this was purchased AFTER my affliction with Minor Threat not the other way around! Anyway, enjoy my fellow HSR fwends and if you get terribly bored I can tell already that the site is still churning out new content!

-Kristine


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