Let’s Swoon Over 10 Years of Olivia Palermo Outfits
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This post could have also been titled 'Kumbyah my blog... Kumbyah'... lets examine what blogging in a collective has taught me shall we?<!--more-->
So it's obvious that the blog game (not to be confused with the crack game, the rap game, Triple H the Game or The game show we formerly knew as Change of Heart) has not only revolutionized in a sense the way we get certain information... It has also bastardized the concept of actual journalism, leveling the playing field and making it available to brilliant and idiotic writers alike. The blog game is also... inescapable. It's also a good way to write without the tedious task of practicing/learning your craft.
So what happens when the brightest minds come together for one goal.... for one purpose? I dunno, they probably build a rocket or some shit. But when a few casual bloggers get together and start writing shit up in a group... you get... Alumnah.
Now this experience has taught me a few things.. first and foremost being if you got <a title="LAKERS IN 5??" href="http://tyronebiggums.alumnah.com/2008/06/05/kobes-chance/" target="_blank">Ty Biggums</a> making your sports pick, Just bet on the exact opposite of what he says and you'll be flush with cash money baby! (no weezy) Speaking of money..
Lesson number 1. Blogging = Money?
Unlike Blogging's bastard cousin freelance writing, on a blog you can actually get paid!?!? Now don't get it twisted, Alumnah got me feelin like Young Buck the way I never seen a royalty check, but Phuque is riding around in a 84' Nova lookin real crispy. One thing I know proves that there is money in blogging even if I haven't seen any per say is... I was in Yonkers last weekend and word to the Pope I saw eskay of <a title="nah right" href="http://nahright.com/news/" target="_blank">Nahright.com</a> fame at the D Block car wash getting his Segway Detailed personally by Styles P. That's all the proof I need.
Lesson 2 I learned whilst blogging...
Since casual bloggers aren't into blogging for the fast cars, women and mansions that hardcore blogging is sure to provide, expect to see on occasion your favorite new blogger on the <a title="phuque" href="http://phuque.alumnah.com/" target="_blank">back of a milk carton</a> before the front page of Alumnah any time soon.
I've also learned every commenter is either an expert, independently wealthy or a serious gangster. We all know the internet is full of hate, and there is a deep seeded pathos behind why, but when I saw someone say Jay-z's 150 million dollar deal "wasn't shit" I was like.. hmm, ok. Maybe this person isn't being hateful, but rather is so vastly wealthy that between counting their billions they have time to log on to an urban site and comment on the considerably less fortunate Shawn Carter.
Internet thugs tend to run rampant, but you don't need to run and change your locks... just your passwords. And finally the experts/comedians who shit on or down play everything.. make sure to let you know exactly how wack something is, while masterfully displaying their comic genius from the confines of their 9-5 cubicle... because taking that show on the road is beneath their brilliance.
Lesson 34... Want to be considered witty... Identify and use in conversation a catch phrase from a viral video.
The most recent case of VVCP or Viral Video Catch Phrase, came in the form of one Bill O'Reilly. The Fox News sponsored bigot was recently seen in a viral video linked from every blog whether in the comment or post section. Why should we be any different.
<a title="ifux" href="http://ifux.alumnah.com/2008/05/21/well-do-it-live/" target="_blank">"F*ck It! We'll do it live!"</a>
other popular catch phrases are
<a title="eli porter" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKKxPtP6XjQ&feature=related" target="_blank">"I'm da bess mayne.... I did it..."</a>
<a title="the south lost" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itgcNy3L_Xc&feature=related" target="_blank">"It's fun to do bad stuff"</a>
and the over all goat of viral quotes, having been featured in rap songs and video games alike.
<a title="O the Cal is on you?" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNRA4_JhO4A" target="_blank">"Oh you mad cause I'm Stylin on you..."</a>
Blogging in a collective has also taught me that.. Fuck a discussion about politics, or religion. A debate about your <a title="we shoulda did it live" href="http://topten.alumnah.com/2008/03/03/alumnahcoms-2008-march-maddness-tournament/" target="_blank">favorite rapper</a> when it comes to a list of any sort, will have muthafuckas circling your crib with the quickness. Word to <a title="Greeny" href="http://greeneyes.alumnah.com/" target="_blank">Greeny</a> holding a rusty machete to my throat in the name of Trick Daddy Dollars.
If you want your blog to impact instantly... make sure you're famous before you start posting.
It's a little known secret that The Just Blazes and Kanye Wests of the world really didn't want to make music or gain fame and critical acclaim simply for the money and high profile lifestyle. They actually did it to eventually make the transition into blogging.
Case in point... to avoid all the net hate, being famous is key because instead of hating on your post about "Was princess Lea hotter than the chick from Wierd Science" The haters will turn into fans who marvel at the celebrities inarguable depth and ability to "Like what I like!"
Even Young Jeezy said "I aint a rapper... I'm a blogger who raps"
<em>[ editor's note: Young Jeezy NEVER said that]</em>
One thing we all agreed upon before forming this collective was, the need for gym memberships in our respective cities. As a blogger's myth grows to legend and the names of bloggers grow with the passing weeks, you as a blogger might eventually make the jump to the 240 x 320 pixel screen. If that jump ever does happen, you wish to avoid BCBHS at all costs... or as we in the industry call it the Byron Crawford Bobble Head Syndrome. Of course it is good to take note of who would be at risk, and help them get their <a title="yea i know.. this is so 2007" href="http://rey.alumnah.com/" target="_blank">massive noggin</a> under control with a strict work out regimen.
If your blog makes enough noise eventually rappers will start to comment in songs about the fact that you called them Talentless Hipster Wanna Be's. These same rappers will take a second from hugging the block in a smedium polo shirt and ironic 80's jewelry, to log on and comment veraciously. The bigger the blog the bigger the rapper who gets offended. To date I only have <a title="magoo" href="http://www.nndb.com/people/156/000046018/magoo1.jpg" target="_blank">Magoo</a> sendin me death threats.
Nothing on the blog is an exclusive or original. The fact is in this era of instant gratification, anything posted somewhere will eventually be everywhere. Ol anything you can do I can do better lookin asses...
Something else I discovered is The blogosphere is more homophobic than a Dipset video shoot. And while nothing but hardcore, millionaire rap experts flood the comment section, every single one of em will go through extreme lengths (no homo) to show that they are indeed hetero. Taking (never that) every day words with no context in the homosexual frame (pause) and making sure to disclaim them so as to tie up any loose ends (No homo just in case) regarding anyone thinking ill about their sexuality. Some bloggers, despite this rampant homophobia, throw caution to the wind and still manage to go <a title="I Fux" href="http://ifux.alumnah.com/" target="_blank">impeccably hard</a> within their posts. We admire their STC.
I learned more in my time with the illustrious Alumnah, but these are just a few things I picked up.
Stay tuned for my next installment of "things the ____ taught me" when I examine what the independent film game... has taught me.
Let’s Swoon Over 10 Years of Olivia Palermo Outfits
Highly formulated political opinion or racism?
Source: Here is a video that I found interesting. I do tend to typically stay away from politricks, but some of yall mofo's might appreciate this.<!--more-->
Now racism is as slippery a slope as politics, word to the random various conversations I've had with multiple people where both topics were touched upon. Now trust me... I'm the last person to care about what random people think or care about because I find most people don't take the time to study up fully on a subject and cling to one side or point like it's a life preserver and any other point of view is the deep pacific. This sort of one sided thinking is even evident in the comment section of this video.
"Oh so blacks vote for Obama it's change, but whites don't and it's racism. What a double standard" to paraphrase a general idea shared by these people.
Without getting on a soapbox, because I'm not here to preach or teach anyone at this point or forum, I'd like to exhibit the general closed mindedness the average American shares, but the video speaks for itself. When asked why they wont vote for Obama, one woman, who was a life long democrat said, "well I want to vote for an american".
It must not have dawned on her that you Need to be American to run for the presidency. Something you typically learn in grade school. When posed with that fact she said.. "we'll I simply don't believe that". Like WTF?
Watch and feel free to comment... you agree with this video, disagree, inquiring minds want to know.
There are many elements of Charlotte D’Alessio’s life that read like a teenager’s fairy tale. Instagram didn’t exist when I was in high school, but I imagine I’d be pretty fascinated by the beautiful, leggy 17-year-old with more than 174,000 followers and a Wilhelmina Models contract, too. For the legions of aspiring Cool Teens™, D’Alessio, who has been modeling full-time for the last year, is living the dream — though her Cinderella story has been anything but conventional.
At Coachella in 2015, pictures of D’Alessio (above, right) and her friend, 18-year-old model Josie Canseco (left), flooded the Internet, winding up on places like the festival’s official Twitter and The Cobra Snake’s Instagram, among others. BuzzFeed spoke to D’Alessio soon after, resulting in a viral article that has since garnered 1,479,600 views. Wilhelmina reached out to D’Alessio from there, and the rest is history. In the 12 months since D’Alessio was discovered, the Canada native has landed a slew of commercial campaigns, left Beverly Hills High Schoolto pursue homeschooling and launched a YouTube channel with her friend and fellow model, Abby Champion. And with a secret project in the works for this summer, I imagine that D’Alessio’s stake in the California modeling pantheon will only deepen.
On the eve of Coachella 2016’s first weekend, I hopped on the phone with D’Alessio to get caught up on the last year of her life, from her social media strategy to her dream campaign.
You obviously gained a lot of attention at Coachella last year. What can you tell me about your experience there?
I went with my friend Josie — it was my first year going — and we barely took photos. I think we took 10 photos, but people really responded to them. They ended up everywhere. I saw them on Facebook, and not just [from] friends, but random people posting them. And then The Weeknd and the Coachella Twitter reposted [one of their photos]. It was so surreal because I was just a normal girl from Canada who was going to Coachella. I had, like, 16,000 [Instagram] followers, and now it’s [174,000].
Coachella really got me started in modeling. Wilhelmina reached out to me from the [BuzzFeed] article — that’s how they saw me.
Fragrance is great, but it’s hard to write or read about because your computer screen isn’t scratch and sniff—also because I can’t talk about base notes or top notes without feeling like a fancy sommelier. I prefer to think of fragrance in terms of anthropology, which is much more fun. Have you ever thought about your personal fragrance history? Well, here’s mine.
And when Wilhelmina reached out to you, how did you feel about going forward with the process?
Basically every single one of my friends in L.A. is a model, with Next or Wilhelmina or whatever it is. I was the non-model in the friend group because I wanted to go to UCLA. I didn’t have that much of an interest — well, I had an interest, but I didn’t think I would be successful so I didn’t really pursue it.
When they asked me to come in, I went with my dad because I was 16. I almost didn’t sign because I was so scared. But I’m happy I ended up signing with them, because they’ve been a really great agency. I had the contract in my room for two days — like, I was scared they were going to tell me to cut my hair or lose weight or something like that, but they’ve been so supportive. They never told me to change anything.
Fifth Grade: Tommy Boy
I’m not kidding, I won Tommy Boy after I aced a quiz contest in Sunday School. The ultimate bounty. If you find yourself deep in the attic of my parent’s house, and you pay close attention, you might be able to smell it.
Puberty: Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce
Don’t even pretend like you didn’t.
College: Kenzo Homme Sport
My college years were timed with the heyday of the Kenzo sweatshirt, so this was a very fancy scent to own. You can now buy it for $30 on Amazon.
I can look back at them like a tiny museum of me that smells really good—literally, because I still have them all. But enough about me and how (great) I smell. I want to know your fragrance history—tell me what scents you love and why you love them. Tell me when you wear them, and how you apply them, and why they’re special to you. Tell me everything.