Fugger: Lady Gaga

Fug The Whole Thing: The YouTube Music Awards

I really, really thought this was going to be Jack White in Halloween teeth. It’s not. And I don’t know who should be more upset by my misconception.

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Casual Fuggerday: Lady Gaga

Because she’s always up to something. Question: If she went out in costume on Halloween, would we notice?

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Casual Fuggerday: The Gaga Files

I hope her next album is called The Velveteen Taco.

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Well Played Cover: Lady Gaga on Elle

Sometimes I like dramatic magazine covers. Sometimes I like absurd ones. Sometimes, simple and pretty works for me. In the end, I like to be drawn in by something, and like to recognize the cover subject even if she is being presented in a way I don’t usually see. So for me, this cover is a win.

I know Gaga had been showing off more of her face than usual, but she was also often buried behind a lot of her usual Stuff, or asking you to look elsewhere by wearing bras and leotards and whatnot. So I love this picture of her — it feels as close as we’re going to get to her baring her real self. She’s making eye contact in a way that almost defiantly asks you to accept that this is what she looks like underneath it all, and the juxtaposition of that with a cover line that claims she’s hitting new levels of outrageousness makes me curious enough to pick up this issue and read it. My chief complaint is that the cover lines feel suffocating, but a) in a way, that draws my focus even more to her eye, and b) they are promising to help me banish my undereye circles and get better skin, which I want. Just ONCE can the answer be, “Drink more Diet Coke and smear your insides with carbs”?


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I hope those are coming from where we’re meant to think they are, if only because SURELY that will backfire on her in splendid fashion.

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Freaky Fug Friday: Lady Gaga / Megan McCafferty Edition

Welcome to the return of Freaky Fug Friday! The prize this week is so good, Lady Gaga is DOING A DANCE:

I think I speak for all of us when I say that THIS IS AMAZING. She looks like Eliza Doolittle if My Fair Lady were about insurance adjusters.

THE TASK: It is too hot, and this is a long weekend. It seems mean to make you do too much. And ergo, I am going to be picking winners at random again this week. All I need from you is an opinion, in the comments: If you had to be trapped in an elevator with Lady Gaga, which Lady Gaga persona would you choose? This Gaga? Meat Dress Gaga? Gaga In An Egg? The more recent Jazzercise Gaga? Quick Change VMAs Gaga? Those are just Gaga Iterations off the top of my head; You may choose any Gaga you like.

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on TUESDAY. Contest is open to US residents only.

THE PRIZE: This will delight you! Megan McCafferty has a new Jessica Darling book out — and it’s a prequel. It’s called Jessica Darling’s It List: The (Totally Not) Guaranteed Guide to Popularity, Prettiness & Perfection, and it is as charming and delightful and darling as you would hope — all you Jessica Darling/Marcus Flutie fans will, of course, NEED to add it to your collection. Per Amazon:

I hadn’t even gotten to homeroom yet and I’d already discovered five hard truths about junior high:

1. My best friend had turned pretty.
2. She didn’t know it yet.
3. It wouldn’t be long before she did.
4. That knowledge would change everything between us.
5. And there wasn’t a thing I could do about it.

It’s the first day of seventh grade. Is Jessica Darling doomed for dorkdom?

New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty’s hilarious new novel will have you laughing, cringing, and cheering for Jessica Darling as she learns that being herself beats being popular, pretty & perfect any day.”

It’s technically for ages ten and up — it’s aimed at younger readers than the original Jessica Darling books — but I think it’s enjoyable for all. Good luck!



Remember when Lady Gaga was almost completely missing in action? Yeah, neither do I, and it wasn’t even that long ago.

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