‘Girls’ Butt-Play Moment From Last Night: HBO Pushes

I don’t watch the show, but I have seen a bit of it here and there, and may consider getting into it.  Last night, a moment I’ve been predicting would happen to my buddies, came onto air and stunned a few people.  Girls star, Allison Williams, daughter of lead NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, had her butt eaten like a cupcake in last night’s episode.  Pardon my French.  I don’t believe I have young readers so, this post shouldn’t cross too many lines.  Sorry mom.

Here’s the unedited GIF (NSFW) http://cdn2.crushable.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Allison-Williams-getting-her-butt-eaten-Girls-January-2015-GIF.gif

Thoughts?  Too much?  Why am I posting this?  I don’t know.  It’ll probably come down after I get a few text messages from friends or relatives saying that it’s not appropriate.  But hey, anyone with HBO is and was able to see it.  So the question is, will Game of Thrones be able to top this raunchy erotica with their upcoming season?  Or after seeing it, they were probably all like, “Oh oh!  Great idea!  Let’s have our favorite character receive butt play from two women, then brutally murder all three once the scene is done?!”

I guess I’m just trying to see how people feel about this?  Will it lead people to experiment more?  Will it lead people to judge less? Will it just push TV producers to go as far as they can until it is officially deemed porn.

I apologize to my readers who may not want to see this, don’t get used to these types of posts.

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Golden Globes, The Roast of Bill Cosby

The Golden Globes were as you’d imagine.  So, rather than post who was best dressed and who was worst, I figured you could Google that on several other sites.

What caught my attention was Tina Fey and Amy Poehler lighting up Bill Cosby.  They should have gone harder.  Here is there minute roast of Cosby (I referred to him by name rather than lighting him up with rapist-like names):

Pretty good.  Like I said, could have/should have gone harder.  This could be an OJ type-thing.  Maybe he’ll get busted for something far more petty in the long run.

Don’t drug people.

It Was a Catch and We All Know It

Dez caught it.  End of story.  He caught it, he took three damn steps while in control.  He caught the ball.

I am not a Cowboys fan, but I don’t mind Romo and I like DeMarco Murray (probably because he helped win me one of my fantasy leagues this year.  I have never once rooted for Dez Bryant.  I always really couldn’t stand him.  However, after watching yesterday’s game you’d have to have no soul to not feel sympathetic for him.  Let me play it out.

You’ve got the best running back in the game.  It’s 4th and short.  A safe option would be to run the ball up the gut.  Another option: kick a field goal.  Another: somehow Chris Collinsworth thought punting was a possibility (usually he’s smart).  The Cowboys decided to go for it, and go for it all.  Romo throws a decent ball and Dez makes a great play.  I do not believe he was reaching for the end zone, but I do still believe it was a clean catch.  His momentum lead him to fall forward in sort of a crawling motion.  This is what lead to the, “Reaching” action we see as the ball comes out.  Remember though, it came out after the man took 3 FUCKING STEPS.  I feel for you Dallas.

Now some of you will be like, “Oh the got away with a call against Detroit so I don’t feel bad for them.”  That’s shit.  The no call was the right call last week.  Dallas.  You got hosed.  We Buffalo/California people understand.

Facial Hair in the Workplace

I was raised with the understanding that if you want to be seen as professional and presentable, you shave your face.  Times, they are uh changing.  Rules once consisted as such:

  1. If you are employed, you show up clean shaven everyday
  2. If you are interviewing, you show up clean shaven
  3. If you attend a private school, you shave
  4. If you want to look presentable and professional, you shave
  5. When in doubt, shave

Today’s Rules:

  1. Fuck every rule above

I turn on the TV and I see ESPN reporters like Jesse Palmer and Tim Tebow rocking the 5 day beard like they’re hung over and on their way to their basket weaving classes.  Or Matt Lauer and Carson Daly on the Today show looking like they’re on their way to a 420 rally.  It’s just so different from what I was used to growing up.  If someone came into school or work with a 5 o’clock shadow they were forced to either shave with cold water and a rusty razor or would be sent home for the day.  Now days it seems like it’s acceptable for reporters and employees to show up to work looking as if they have just been on a 5 day bender with some stink left on their face.  And am I complaining?  Absolutely not.

Working in fashion over the past years I have learned to abide by anything BUT the rules I was brought up with.  Do I agree with them?  Absolutely?  I think it makes a statement when a man shows up to work looking clean cut, clean shaven, and professional.

Am I being a hypocrite?  Probably.  Having to shave your face everyday does some serious wear and tear.  I don’t think men should have to be subdued to that kind of demand.  But I do think when you look at a guy in a suit who is clean shaven, you think, “Lawyer.  Banker.  Insurance Salesman.  Professional.”  To many people those professions can be better translated to: DOUCHE.  But to many, it symbolizes that you’ve got your shit together, whereas a guy in a suit with some scruff could be seen as, “Someone who cares but doesn’t actually care.  Someone making a failed attempt as a male model.  Someone who is so high up he just doesn’t give a shit and can do what he wants.”  Or better yet, a guy seen with scruff constantly can be viewed as, “A regular guy.”

Guys don’t like shaving so frequently and I am honestly glad to see the media and work places ease up on shaving policies.  I have buddies who grow beards left and right with work.  I always ask, “Doesn’t your boss get pissed with you showing up looking like a broken hearted, breakup victim who is too lazy to shave?”  Their response, “Nope.”

I love it.  However, I still admire seeing the old school natured folk like the Yankees and most news networks who demand clean shaven at all times.  It just kind of feels right.  The decision is yours folks.  Business owners all over are changing policies.  Where do you stand?

… I’m writing this article wearing a 2 week beard.

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

So, yeah, I’ve been pretty MIA on this thing.  I want to get back into it though and fully plan to.  I’m going to try and provide entertaining posts that are short and to the point.  Time is precious.  I’m late on posting this, but was early on seeing it…

A new music video produced by the performer, Sia, features Shia LaBeouf and 12-year old Maddie Ziegler.

When I first watched this video, I saw the girl dancing and assumed she was similar to that of Haley Dunphy’s character in Modern Family, and looked 12, but in actuality was somewhere around 21.  Before recognizing the female star’s age, I admired the video.  I get a kick out of Shia LeBouf, the song is great, and the video seemingly served as a metaphor for relationship struggles that we’ve all gone through at some point or another.

After figuring out her age, I said to myself, “Here we go.”  Let the YouTube comments roll it, let the inappropriate blog posts fly.  I am going to stay out of the controversial commentary and just say they had to expect this video to stir up some drama.  It strikes some people as sexual and inappropriate and it hits others as artsy and beautiful.  Thoughts?

Live From Los Angeles

It has been a while…

I miss writing on this thing.  For a long time it was a hobby, then it became work, and then it became, well, not much.  But it was always fun.  I have recently moved to Los Angeles, California for career moves and for consistent 75 degree weather.  New York will always be my home, but I am on to another venture for now.

I am considering getting back into the blogging game, so stay tuned for some West Coast nonsense to come.

Rules Were Made to Be Broken

With the every day struggle to be stylish, only so many advancements and modernizations can be thrown into the game.  We’ve pretty much peaked at inventible items for wear, so now what?  There are simply no more original ideas in fashion.  So everyone goes retro when looking to be considered more stylish.  Certain unwritten rules have been made for the fashion world, and now days we are seeing these rules get smashed by celebs, hipsters, and businessmen.

1. Always Leave Your Bottom Button Unbuttoned (on your suit): Now days we get a lot of our style advice from what we see on TV, red carpets, movies, and magazines.  Unfortunately this is one of those circumstances.  A little less than a year ago I saw that Leo was wearing a two-button suit at a film festival and he was strapped up (both buttons buttoned).  Honestly, I’m not a huge proponent of it.  I don’t think it looks all that swell, but hey, give it a try.

2. Don’t Wear Blue With Black or Black With Brown: A lot of uneducated stylists will look at you when they see you wearing any of these “Clashing Colors” and will immediately critique.  Respond like so: “Fuck You.”

3. Always Wear a Belt: What people fail to realize is that a suit looks split in two when you wear a belt (sometimes).  In order to go beltless your pants will need to fit you remarkably well.  People preach, “If there are belt loops, wear a belt.”  I say “naaah”.  Just make sure your pants fit.  

 

 

The Dimple Has Seen Its Days

dimpled-necktie-knotThe classic tie look is a 3 inch wide tie with the dimple directly in the middle of the tie.  This look generated many years ago but has been carried out as a classical piece of business appropriate style.  I’m here to put an end to it… For now.

This is one of those trends that will always come back around, however, in today’s modern world of style, the dimple in the tie look is dated.  With the evolution of neck ties, we are seeing of a trend of slimmer ties.  Most guys who know me, always use the term, “Skinny tie” when referencing my tie collection.  This is not the appropriate use of wordage.  There is such thing as a skinny tie, yes, but in order to be stylish, yet contemporary in the business world, we are seeing men reduce their tie widths.

Going from a 3-inch tie width to a 2.5 or 2 inch width can be tough for the older generation of men to adapt to.  Something I’ve realized through the people I work with, is that the older the man, the less likely they are to make style transitions.  Kind of the “Why mess with a good thing?” saying.  But for me, my generation, and even those who do not wish to change, I think that allowing yourself to do so can really inspire a bit of positivity in your life.  It may make one a bit insecure at first (understand that I am not just talking about tie dimples here but rather, style, overall), but after making a transition, it can be exciting to flirt with new trends.unnamed

So whether you’re wearing a 3-inch width tie, a 2-inch width tie, or a “Skinny” tie, my advice to you, to seem more up to date in the fashion world, is to ditch the dimple.  Rather than poking your finger in the middle to make the impression on the tie, round the slack of the tie.  A tie that is rounded where the dimple once was, looks great in a suit.  The dimple sometimes says, “I’m trying to be a bit like Harvey Spector in my pinstripes.”  unnamed-1

It’s such a simple and subtle change, why not just try it a few times.  It will make you appear a bit more fashion savvy and up to date with modern trends (this one I am taking full credit for).