Aug 6, 2010
Happy Friday! I'm faced with a total landslide of newsworthy tidbits this week. And, strangely, most of them have a non-celebrity focus. Weird. Happy Weekend.

1. Prop 8 has been overturned by a Federal judge! Wednesday, in a California courtroom, they decided that Proposition 8, which denied the legal same-sex marriages, was unconstitutional. (There is a lot of good background information about the case HERE) I don't want t get too political on Poodleism, but I consider this a major victory -- and this is one issue that I feel pretty strongly about. Everybody deserves to love who they want and we all deserve to enjoy the same rights. I know this ruling made a lot of people's dreams come true, and I just can't be against that either. The story is probably not anywhere near over...the Supreme Court will probably be getting involved with the appeals already planned. In the meantime, they're already issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. I can only imagine that up in San Francisco (where the ruling occurred) the streets are full of sparkles and the music of Lady Gaga. A gay celebration for the record books!

2. According to the scientists, women are most attracted to men wearing red. In a University of Rochester study, they found women viewed men wearing red "as higher in status, more likely to make money and more likely to climb the social ladder." This perception of high-status led to attraction. Women said the red shirt made the man appear more "powerful, attractive and sexually desirable." I find this very interesting. What really interests me is that they can link this sexual attraction to red back to ancient times and primate behaviors....so we're probably not escaping this predisposition anytime soon.

Was this the photo they used for the study:
Or was it this one?
No wonder they determined red was the sexiest thing. :)

3. We have a new supreme court justice! And she's a lady! I love that. The Senate voted her onto the bench 63-37. 'Atta girl Elena! I'm not even mad at her for having that haircut anymore, I've decided I like her and I'm so proud. My little feminist heart is beaming. She's only the 4th woman to serve on the bench...ever!  She's liberal, super smart and can tell jokes! That's enough for me! More power to 'ya, sister! 

4. Quote of the Week:
"I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone they’re going to take my creativity from me through my vagina." Lady Gaga
That's pretty much the quote of the century, never mind this measly little week! If I had her creativity to be stolen, I'd def lock up my lady parts, too. She has more charisma and talent each molecule of her lady parts than I do in my whole body. That Gaga, what a wise lady.

5. Wednesday was President Obama's 49th birthday! Happy Happy Birthday President! He enjoyed a low-key dinner with close pals, including Oprah, in Chicago. While this isn't really that newsy, I wonder what he and Oprah discuss. He probably just knows he owes her bigtime. She did catapult him to campaign success with her jillions of crazed gays and housewives. I wonder if he gets a package of Oprah's favorite things ever year. Michelle has got to. Totally jealous.

 6. This is the Bio-Bug:


It looks like a normal VW Bug, but it runs on methane from sewage treatment. Yes, that means poop. This novel idea is a new frontier in sustainable engery, but c'mon people, a poopcar? It supposedly runs just like a normal car, and you'd never know that it is fueled entirely by our human refuse. Sounds delightful. I can't believe that it runs totally normally, the exhaust must smell a little farty, right? I hope it does, it makes it way funnier.

7. Lily Allen is pregnant. I'm happy for the beaming mother to be, but I have some serious concerns. She's an amazingly talented songbird, but is probably more famous for her drunken bafoonery. She's a notorious last-minute canceller, stage faller downer and copious amounts of liquor drinker. I love those qualities in a prego. The babydaddy is her boyfriend of one year and they're both "delighted." I hope she has a happy and healthy pregnancy and that she gets back into the singing game soon. I miss her sweet melodies.

With poopcars, Prop 8, a new lady on the Supreme Court, this feels like a week of great achievement. Unfortunately, my personal productivity could be at an all-time low. Oops. Anyway, I'm headed to my version of Mecca tonight -- Austin! Can't wait to get there. Like, really, really can't wait. Happy Weekend!

7 comments:

  1. I just love this post.. A summary of newbits this week. So cool! Oh... and Lady Gaga's quote, 'superb! Hehehe!

    Your blog is so nice, I'm totally following you. Check out my blog too, ok?

    http://neneleah30.blogspot.com/

    You could follow me too, if you like it. =)

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  2. That Lady Gaga...got nothing but love for her thought process:)

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  3. I agree that the Lady GaGa quote is the best EVER! :) Hope you have a great weekend!!! :)

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  4. Oh my...this stuff is hilarious! I really enjoyed reading it. That Lady GaGa quote is too funny, and the fact that men wearing red is the sexiest, very interesting.

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  5. Stopping by from Mingle Monday!! Love the pictures you posted about that study about men wearing Red - yum! Newest follower :)

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  6. Found your blog from Mingle Monday. Loving the news flash, can't wait until next Friday. Hopefully Lily Allen isn't preggers in that picture because her bevvie choice isn't too wise!

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  7. That is amazing that Dick Cheney put on a fat suit and wig and passed for a woman. He did a great job as VP, can't wait to see what is to come now.

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