I follow a lot of entertainment magazines on Twitter…probably too many. And if I’m willing to admit that, they should meet me half way and admit they use the following headline way, way, way too much:
“____________ is barely recognizable [in new hair cut] [in hat] [after losing weight]
Either that, or their reporters, writers and editors are BLIND AS BATS.
Exhibit A: US Weekly found Pam Anderson ‘barely recognizable’ after she cut her trademark long locks into a short pixie.
Even with her shades on, I think it looks exactly like Pam Anderson…just with shorter hair.
Perhaps I am just more observant. And adaptable. And brilliant.
I am willing to own that.
Exhibit B: Another publication struggled to identify Anne Hathaway when she donned a beige sock top while out on a smoothie run.
I don’t know — maybe I do have amazing powers of deduction.
‘Cause I think it’s pretty obvious.
Maybe I have missed my true calling and should be an annoying member of the paparazzi. Or perhaps I should just blame the copy editor for using hyperbole — instead of creativity — to drive folks to their websites.
Although I do like the idea that I have super powers.
Posted in Celebrities, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Magazines, News, Photography
Tagged Anne Hathaway, barely recognizable, celebrities, creativity, do you see what I see, editors, entertainment, hair cut, hat, Humor, hyperbole, Internet, life, magazines, news, Pam Anderson, paparazzi, photography, powers of deduction, reporters, sock top, super powers, Twitter, US Weekly, website, writers
I was sitting at my desk today and wondered –
Does the rebus still exist?
I loved solving this picture puzzle as a kid, so I Googled it…and was relieved to discover that rebuses are alive and well and all over the Internet. In kids games. In artwork. Even in one advice column where the answers are provided in rebus format.
But my favorite rebus discovery was Narragansett Beer — they’re using the rebus as part of their advertising campaign. In fact, they have an entire page on their website devoted to rebuses.
Here are a couple of my favs. See if you can solve them.
The answers — and 62 more rebuses — are on their site.
Posted in Advertising, Art, Business, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged advertising, advice column, art, Business, design, food, Google, Humor, Internet, kids games, life, Narragansett Beer, picture this, rebus, website
Today’s post is a love story –
An ode to socks.
Chenille socks, to be specific…from Old Navy.
On a cold, snowy day like today, they are very much top of mind…and on the bottom of my feet.
I first discovered these gems during one of Old Navy’s ubiquitous sales. I got an email, clicked through to the website and decided to give them a try.
You can never have too many black socks, right?
But these were my first chenille socks, and I was an immediate convert. They are quite simply the softest, warmest, most durable socks I have ever owned. And at only $3 a pair…well, let’s just say I’ve bought a truckload.
To be clear — Old Navy has not reimbursed me for this most earnest of endoresements. I am just a huge fan.
(But if they wanted to send me more, I’d wear ‘em.)
Posted in Commentary, Fashion, Humor, Life, Shopping, Weather
Tagged black socks, chenille, chenille socks, cold weather, commentary, email, endorsements, Fashion, feet, Humor, if the sock fits, life, love story, Old Navy, sale, shopping, socks, weather, website
2013 is two days old.
As The Egg marvels at this turn of events, we look back at the Top 10 Search Terms that brought visitors to our little site in 2012.
Take a gander:
1. The letter ‘C’
2. Ryan Gosling
4. Adam Levine
5. bulto biggest
(I don’t get this one at all…)
8. Christopher Columbus
10. the sunshine state
Let’s see — that’s movies, music, celebrities, animals, fashion, and a couple of random entries that even I can’t explain…
Yep. Sounds like The Egg to me! Thanks for stopping by.
Posted in Blogs, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, New Years, Writing
Tagged 2012, 2013, Adam Levine, band, blogs, bulto biggest, C, Christopher Columbus, elephant, entertainment, hats, Humor, Internet, life, movie, Ryan Gosling, search terms, site visitors, sunshine state, Top 10, website, writing
After what has seemed like an endless hiatus, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson is back tonight (or early in the morning) with new shows in their brand-spanking-new studio. I’m really excited.
You know who’s not excited?
Craig likes to joke that the CBS brass don’t know he’s on the air. That he can get away with the nonsense that he does because they simply don’t have a clue that there is a show on after David Letterman. It’s funny schtick.
I’m starting to believe him.
Tonight’s new Late Late Show is going to be broadcast from his shiny new studio — a studio that was part of Craig’s two-year contract renewal. One might assume this cost CBS a little bit of pocket change. So you’d think they might want to promote the event.
But to date, I have seen nary a promo on TV. Nothing in print. Even CBS.com doesn’t mention it, not even on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson page.
Come to think of it — I did get a tweet yesterday.
But I think it was from someone like me, anxious for the shows to begin.
Posted in Advertising, Celebrities, Comedy, Commentary, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Television, TV
Tagged advertising, CBS, CBS brass, CBS.com, comedy, commentary, contract renewal, Craig Ferguson, David Letterman, entertainment, here come the players, Humor, Internet, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, late night, new studio, schtick, Television, TV, tv promo, tv promotion, tv studio, tweet, Twitter, website, website homepage
Do you play your numbers? Does anyone?
I drink a lot of bottled beverages, and I find these secret codes to be less than compelling.
I’m not even sure I know how to play. Do I visit a website? And what do I win? Is it worth the micron of effort that it will take?
Maybe if the code itself were more entertaining. This mis-mash of numbers and letters is random, no doubt, but enthralling? Exciting? Filled with possibilities?
I’m know I’m not bubbling over…except perhaps with carbonation.
Posted in Commentary, Food, Foods, Games, Humor, Life
Tagged boredom, bubbles, carbonation, drinks, food, games, Humor, life, numbers, prizes, soda, soda cap, soft drinks, website
I’ve been rather obsessed with Downton Abbey lately, and a good friend asked if it was time for an intervention.
It might be now. But not just for me.
Adam WarRock, the Internet’s ‘foremost comic book rapper,’ has gone gaga for Downton Abbey, too.
A rapper….all wrapped up in the soap opera at Grantham Hall. He even posted a confession on his website:
Downton Abbey is the kind of thing that you hear about, and you’re all like, “That sounds terrible.” And then even one of your best friends won’t shut up about it, and then you have to fly to Seattle, and you watch it on the plane, and get completely obsessed with it. And then you’re calling your friend and saying things like “I’m at the part where Matthew Crawley is investigating the entail for Lord Grantham, and the Dowager Countess finds out about it,” and you realize you’re whispering because honestly, what the HELL are you even saying?
I love this guy.
Now he’s gone one step farther and written a rap about Downton Abbey. You gotta give it a listen.
Can’t see any problem with that!
Posted in Celebrities, Entertainment, Humor, Internet, Life, Music, Television, TV
Tagged Adam WarRock, celebrities, comic book rapper, comic books, confession, Dowager Countess, Downton Abbey, entail, entertainment, Grantham Hall, Humor, Internet, intervention, Lord Grantham, Matthew Crawley, Music, rap, rapper, Seattle, soap opera, Television, TV, website
No two snowflakes are alike.
Especially if you make your own!
In my continuing quest to find every wacky website out there — particularly those with a seasonal theme or intent — I bring you
If you can’t go outside and catch a snowflake on your tongue, throw a snowball or build a snowman, you can build your own digital snowflake and watch it fall softly to the ground in the iconic country scene provided.
You can also add a personal message to your snowflake which anyone who visits can click on and enjoy. They can also respond, turning your snowflake into a means of communication.
Just think — you couldn’t go out and play in the real snow — which is cold and wet anyhoo – and the next thing you know, you’re chatting with someone from Indonesia.
Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?
Posted in Beauty, Blog, Blogging, Blogs, Christmas, Design, Entertainment, Family, Holiday, Humor, Internet, Life, Technology
Tagged beauty, digital snowflake, entertainment, family, Holiday, Humor, Internet, life, online snowflake design, online snowflake maker, snowball, snowflake, snowflake design, snowflake maker, snowman, website