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Lewd? Maybe. Questionable? Definitely.

I have a feeling a man developed this classy piece of workout equipment for women. The Shake Weight can be seen in the video below.

Often times, there’s a lot of market research that goes into these things people sell. I would like to have seen that. Did no woman think, “That looks highly and erotically suspicious.” I assure you there are a few Creepy McCreppersons out there who’ve gone out and bought their wifey a Shake Weight.

Sick.

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Emmy’s Shmemmy’s

So, I don’t watch a lot of TV, so this list of Emmy nominees for this year is pretty unexciting. Except, wait… yes! “Flight of the Conchords” made the list! So, that show, along with “House M.D.,” “Entourage,” “Family Guy,” and “The Office” ought to be the big winners of the night. ‘Nuff said. I’ve italicized those below that I think should win in each category. I have a few conflicts of interest, as you may note.

Best Drama Series:
“Damages”
“Dexter”
“House M.D.”
“Lost”
“Mad Men”
“Big Love”
“Breaking Bad”

Best Comedy Series:
“Entourage”
“Family Guy”
“The Office”

“30 Rock”
“How I Met Your Mother”
“Weeds”
“Flight of the Conchords”

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Simon Baker, “The Mentalist”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House M.D.”
Gabriel Byrne, “In Treatment”

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:*
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Sally Field, “Brothers and Sisters”
Mariska Hargitay, “Law & Order: SVU”
Holly Hunter, “Saving Grace”
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

* I don’t care about this category whatsoever.

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carrell, “The Office”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Tony Shalhoub, “Monk”
Charlie Sheen, “Two and a Half Men”
Jemaine Clement, “Flight of the Conchords”

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “The New Adventures of Old Christine”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds”
Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?”
Sarah Silverman, “The Sarah Silverman Program”

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Kevin Dillon, “Entourage”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
Rainn Wilson, “The Office”
Tracy Morgan, “30 Rock”
Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
William Shatner, “Boston Legal”
Christian Clemenson, “Boston Legal”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
William Hurt, “Damages”
Michael Emerson, “Lost”
John Slattery, “Mad Men”

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Kristin Chenowith, “Pushing Daisies”
Amy Poehler, “Saturday Night Live”
Kristin Wig, “Saturday Night Live”
Jane Krakowski, “30 Rock”
Vanessa Williams, “Ugly Betty”
Elizabeth Perkins, “Weeds”

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Rose Byrne, “Damages”
Sandra Oh, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Chandra Wilson, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Dianne Wiest, “In Treatment”
Hope Davis, “In Treatment”
Cherry Jones, “24″

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Want a Pair of Animal Legs?

If this isn’t the most disturbing thing I’ve seen all day, I don’t know what is.  No, no…  I’m not talking about the pair of enormous centaur legs that woman is sporting.  I’m speaking of that mind-boggling skirt she’s wearing near the end of the video.  Iridescent brown?  I rest my case.  Dis-turb-ing.

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Lovely Lyrics

A group of wonderful musicians, Coldplay–you may have heard of ’em–have far too many brilliant, beautiful melodies for me to be able to rave about them all. However, a short and sweet song you might enjoy is “Trouble.”

Oh no, I see
A spider web is tangled up with me
And I lost my head
The thought of all the stupid things I’d said

Oh no, what’s this
A spider web, and I’m caught in the middle
So I turn to run
The thought of all the stupid things I’ve done

And I never meant to cause you trouble
I never meant to do you wrong
And I, well, if I ever caused you trouble
And, oh no, I never meant to do you harm

O no, I see,
A spider web, and it’s me in the middle
So I twist and turn
Here am I in my little bubble

Singing I, I never meant to cause you trouble
And I, I never meant to do you wrong
And I, well, if I ever caused you trouble
Oh, no I never meant to do you harm

They spun a web for me
They spun a web for me
They spun a web for me

What if I got it wrong

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Parenting Attachments

My professor’s husband is a part of an e-show called DadLabs, which is an absolute riot. In this clip, my professor’s father-in-law has a few words of advice for his son–and my professor’s husband–regarding the Empathy Belly, and the overall advisability of gaining insight by strapping things on. “Sometimes there is no substitute for the wisdom of experience.”


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“Hometown Glory”

Adele, the Grammy-winning English crooner, has had mad props given to her for her divine talent and sensational debut album, “19.” Her commanding vocals resemble those of Etta James and Amy Winehouse, yet Adele maintains a very distinctive sound.

Songs like “Chasing Pavement” and “Cold Shoulder” rocketed Adele to stardom, even earning her the Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance awards at the Grammys this year. The song that ignites my bones, however, is Adele’s soon-to-be smash hit, “Hometown Glory.” It’s poetic; it’s haunting; it’s ardent.

I beg you to listen to it, and see if you don’t find yourself reminiscing of summers during your childhood or growing up in the cities and suburbs.

Love that Adele.

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Super Bowl Commercials | 2009

Click here to find each and every Super Bowl commercial in its hilarity.

And, my favorites…

The woman on the dolphin both cracks me up and freaks me out.

“PepSuber!”

Can Miller produce a one-second commerical? Oh, yes they can.

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