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News, but not the serious kind
As a part of the international fashion industry press corps I would never poke fun at the designers, models, creations or glitzy shows. I know which side my thin-sliced sprouted whole grain toast is not buttered on, or however that expression goes.
But let’s all think about this one.
Here, from a collection this week at a big fashion show, is a “creation” which looks for all the world like a commercial pilot’s uniform. It comes complete with a life jacket, the kind they show you at the start of every flight.
The photo caption even informs us this creation is from a “ready-to-wear” collection.
Where did they present such a stupid outfit, you may ask?
In Paris, which is over there in Europe, and is currently crawling with security people amid serious warnings of a possible major terrorist attack.
Blog Guy, I’ve been reading that two men accused of espionage for Libya are on trial in Germany. Are you covering it?
Yes, but privacy laws in the German courts are very strict, as we’ve seen before.
Blog Guy, I know you study organized crime. What’s this I hear about an upstart gang moving in on the rackets?
That would be the Swan Gang. Very nasty. Don’t mess with them.
Swans? Those magnificent birds? But they’re beautiful!
Not when they’re in your face threatening to burn down your linen supply business. Look at this undercover police photo of their godfather, Swan Corleone, intimidating folks at Swan Lake.
Normally I wouldn’t bother being snarky about actor Charlie Sheen and his ongoing problems with the law. It’s just too easy.
He pleaded guilty this week to assaulting his wife, and was sentenced to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. You may recall Sheen was arrested after his wife told police he pulled a knife on her and threatened to have her killed last Christmas.
Blog Guy, I know you love animals.
I’m thinking of becoming vegan. I’ve read that Ellen Degeneres and her spouse Portia de Rossi are both vegans. Is that right?
I don’t believe so. Look at their necks.
Excuse me? Their necks?
Yes. You can clearly see they don’t have VEGAN tattooed on their necks, which of course is how you normally spot a vegan. Like this guy on the right. Now HE’S a vegan.
Okay, now I just feel like a total jerk.
We have a great story from Beijing about officials issuing an advisory on Hong Kong travel after a video surfaced showing tourists being insulted and “forced to shop” by a tour guide. I’m not making this up.
Indeed, the story says a 65-year-old tourist died from a heart attack in Hong Kong, after arguing with a tour guide over forced shopping there.
Do not adjust your monitor, these two guys have intentionally distorted eyes because, we are told, they are on trial and their faces have been blurred “in accordance with German privacy laws.”
Are you kidding me? Because it looks like the agency that did the blurring just phoned it in. Is there anybody who wouldn’t recognize these guys if you ever saw them again?