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HOT 100

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Well, it’s official guys, the Maxim Hot 100 has been released for 2012.  This is seriously big news, I mean, if you’re like a fifteen-year-old male.  Personally, this list is always a little lulzy for me. First of all, it’s pretty much just an excuse for the editors of Maxim to get their brand name out and in the news -it’s free publicity, so maybe it’s actually kind of smart on their part. Hmm. Anyway,  it’s an extremely vapid list that only counts “hotness” as the key factor. I think it says a lot about our society that there’s so much press coverage and so-called “hype” on an extremely subjective list based on how sexy a woman is. I mean, there was even a TV show on VH1 about it.

This year’s list was even a little more smarmy because they decided to put Amanda Knox (no. 92) on the list, as in the girl who was accused (and convicted, but it was overturned) of murdering her abroad roommate. I don’t know about everyone else, but I think that’s going a little too far. Yeah, she’s a very pretty girl, but come on, she was convicted of murder. It’s just tacky and attention-seeking.

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GOP

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As the Florida Primary is about to begin, I realize now how sick I am of Newt Gingrich. I mean, I’ve never really liked the guy but seriously, the stuff he says is actually mental institution admittance criteria. I really like watching the GOP debates because it’s just hilarious and awkward to see them fight one another. It’s also very predictable. That’s why I have established a drinking game —

WARNING: use with extreme caution, you could end up drinking yourself to death

Take a sip every time…

  1. The audience boos/cheers about something that normal people would not boo or cheer for.
  2. Mitt Romney’s taxes are mentioned.
  3. Newt Gingrich attacks the moderator.
  4. There is a reference to three different candidates winning three different states.
  5. Gingrich makes a reference to Ronald Reagan/him being a Ronald Reagan conservative.
  6. Good ol’ Uncle Paul has a confused look of bewilderment on his face -not to be confused with his confused look of not understanding a joke was being made.
  7. Rick Santorum makes a reference to him winning in a predominantly working class Pennsylvania democratic constituency.
  8. Romney mentions that he worked at Bain Capital.
  9. Santorum has the look of utter disgust and confusion on his face.
  10. Space colonies are mentioned.

Anyway, the other day I watched the GOP Florida debate, and pretty much all I gleaned from that was that…

  1. Ron Paul, bless his soul, is probably going to die soon so we shouldn’t elect him.
  2. Rick Santorum should just quit now and save himself money and the inevitable embarrassment of just existing past Florida.
  3. Mitt Romney needs to watch his own ads.
  4. Wolf Blitzer is a BAMF. (Especially compared to John King).
  5. Newsflash, Newt is still a d-bag and his wife is still creepy as hell.

What I really found interesting was that one of the questions asked was “why would your wife be the best first lady?” Okay, am I the only one who thinks that question is just awkward and kind of insulting? It’s like, really? Do we need to know that your Mars Attacks wife plays the French Horn? Should I care? NO. Many people play the French Horn. My own mother plays the French Horn (for serious). How does playing the French Horn make her stand out? How does it even portray her as a person? Are we supposed to like her just because she can play an instrument? Ugh.

I also watched MissRepresentation yesterday and found out that our country SUCKS when it comes to equal representation of men and women in the political process. GAH. I think we’re ranked 90th in the world in accordance to the amount of women in higher political office, which means that we’re behind obvious places like Sweden, and quite surprising places like Cuba. CUBA, PEOPLE. Yeah.

I think it is so unfortunate that women in politics, regardless of the candidate’s wife or the actual candidate, are judged on their outer appearance. And what is even more unfortunate is that women are lumped in two categories, they are either hot, MILFy, and stupid (Sarah Palin) or smart, shrewish, and asexual (Hillary Clinton). This even occurs in the news media with anchors, like those blondes on Fox compared to someone like Rachel Maddow (even though I think she’s prettier than them, and I have proof because I met her in real life when she was just walking down the street and she was dressed casually with no makeup and she was seriously just gorgeous).

It just seriously bothers me.

 

kim’s old face

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Well I just spent the last three hours playing “surviving high school” on my phone. Yes, I did just admit to that. Ugh. Anyway, I’m back at home after suffering a devastating loss in Pasadena… Oh Badgers, two years in a row? Ouch.

Anyway, like any sane person, I like to read magazines on the plane ride home. This time I picked up a Glamour (I have yet to read it -oops) and an In Style or Star -I can never remember which tabloid is which. On the cover of this week’s In Style/Star Kim Kardashian and her old face (RIP) seem to take up the most space. It is actually insane how much she has changed her looks. I mean, you can obviously tell it’s still good ol’ Kim, but just like a 2.0 version or something updated. Oh, and I love how she’s like “UM I’VE ONLY HAD BOTOX… LIKE ONCE” -Riiiiiight… Seriously, just check out this picture comparison of her from 2006 and 2009:

Sad. She looks like a plasticized doll of herself. Here are some more pictures of Kim and her old face…

Don’t believe me that she has had work done? Ok then, here:

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RIP OLD FACE KIM

we will miss you

and by “miss you” i mean “just die already, sry gurl”

the pilgrims came to america… to find the grand canyon… and Michele Bachmann

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My roommate and I just took the U.S. citizenship test… AND WE PASSED, FOOLS! One of the questions seriously asked why the pilgrims came to America, and among the answers was this gem: “to find the Grand Canyon.” HELL YES! YEAH THAT’S TOTALLY WHY! …I mean, well, no they didn’t, but you know what, I could potentially see people tripping up on this one. Mainly because the Grand Canyon is kind of a big effing deal. 

So the CNN Tea Party/Republican debate was tonight, with all of our favorite crazies like Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich!  Other guests included Ron Paul (bless his smarmy soul), Rick Perry, Jon Huntsman, Herman Cain, and Mitt Romney.

Just when we all thought Michele Bachmann and her craziness might go away (actually no one believed that but just go with me on this), she BRINGS IT BACK -consistency 2012! One of my favorite moments from tonight was when Bachmann tore into Texas Governor Rick Perry and his 2007 executive order mandating that girls in his state be vaccinated against HPV. Here’s what Bachmann said:

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