Random: E*Trade Baby Outtakes

January 30, 2009

What’s great is that this is actually from the E*Trade people…

Jared Polis

January 30, 2009

Freshman Democratic congressman from Colorado, Jared Polis, who happens to be openly gay, is doing a neat little feature at CNN where he and Republican counterpart Jason Chaffetz chronicle their beginning weeks.  Polis’s account is much more entertaining in my opinion but both are interesting (i.e., Chaffetz is sleeping in his office and has no plans on moving?!).

Their bios are here; Chaffetz’s account is here and Polis’s account is here.

Polis is also a candidate in the hottest freshman congressman poll over at HuffPo.  Polis is handsome enough but I think Aaron Schock’s probably got him beat.

Random: Polis launched ProFlowers.com which, according to anyone I’ve ever sent flowers to, is, like, the best flower company ever.


January 29, 2009
AP/Seth Perlman

Photo: AP/Seth Perlman

By a unanimous vote.  More at NY Times; CNN; Fox News.


January 29, 2009

Super Bowl coverage starts at 9:00 AM.  9:00 AM!  Kick-off is at 6:30 PM.

Honestly, NBC?  Honestly?

Blago’s Last Stand

January 29, 2009

“I did a lot of things that were mostly right” (NYTimes)

That quote was part of Blago’s appeal in his closing statement in Illinois today.  That statement is his only contribution to his defense as he ignored trial deadlines deadlines and presented no evidence (CNN).  (Although he did do 17 interviews in 48 hours!)  The senators are currently debating his fate…

In case you missed it, my earlier posts on Blago.

Would You Pay $3.8M For My Virginity?

January 29, 2009

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

But that’s the current bid to deflower Natalie Dylan (not her real name), the 22-year-old San Diego resident who decided to sell her virginity.  (The money is going toward grad school, FYI.)  She has an interesting post up at the Daily Beast that addresses her decision, which was rooted in her women studies education as an undergrad. I feel like no one’s first time is ever that good – especially for women – and this is one hell of a way to make it memorable.  Plus, Ms. Dylan doesn’t have to sleep with the highest bidder: she has ultimate “say” and can choose a non-winning bidder to sleep with.  (I would bet that a lot of those top bids don’t pan-out anyway.) Although Ms. Dylan expresses discomfort with all the media attention, it’s been suggested that she wanted the media attention as a means to another end, like a book deal.  …Which she happens to have.  Lastly, it must be said that while lots has been said about how soulless Ms. Dylan is, virtually nothing has been said about the grown, adult men who are paying huge sums of money to fuck her for the first time.

Family Guy: 72 Virgins

January 29, 2009

It does raise a valid point…  😉