Fugs and Pieces, December 22nd 2011


And with that, we draw to a close for 2011 — sort of. Although Heather and I won’t be posting on a regular schedule until the New Year (all the celebs are staying inside their luxe winter cabins, or flarging around St Barths, after all), check back during the holidays if you get a spare moment, because we have some occasional fun posts cocked and ready for you, and we think you’ll enjoy them. We will be back to regularly scheduled programming on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 — just in time for the awards season, so make sure you rest up over the break.  Finally, we hope you have a glorious holiday and that 2012 brings you all you desire.  See you on the flip side! Until then:

– Feeling glum? Call the Emergency Hall and Oates Line. YES, SERIOUSLY. (ABC News)

– It’s like these people have never heard of a Russian fertilizer king who spent a year in prison on a murder charge before being released for lack of evidence buying a $88 million dollar apartment for his daughter to live in while she’s going to college, in the largest real estate deal in Manhattan. (NY Observer)


– This article, about AN ART DETECTIVE at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, is fascinating. I love my job, but how AWESOME it would be to be AN ART DETECTIVE. (Boston Globe)

– While we’re being all intellectual, read this fascinating piece about the history of Handel’s Messiah. (Smithsonian)

– Flavorwire names the 10 Best (Grown-Up) Book Covers of the year. (Flavorwire)

Rumor has it that JT and Biel got engaged, but no confirmation YET. Would they REALLY release that news on Friday — the Friday before Christmas, also known as The Day That All The Famous People Who Have to Announce Something Big But Don’t Want People To Make a Fuss Do It? I feel like…no. No, they would not. That being said, SOMEONE is going to announce their divorce on Friday, so get ready. (Lainey)

– Have you seen the trailer for The Hobbit yet? (Celebitchy)

– Behold, the history of egg nog. Hmmm, egg nog. (Time)

– And, finally, a GFY tradition (that I forgot; I blame the nog!) after the jump….

I hope this holiday season brings you the feathered hair of your dreams:

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and Good Wham! to us, every one.

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Comments (28):

  1. Anne B

    Merry Christmas, Fug Girls. And thanks so much for being the light in my darkness, this year.

    Love and peace to both of you. xoxoxo!

  2. bristlesage

    My favorite book cover–attached to a very, very good book–was for The Sisters Brothers. You can see that here.

    • LoriK

      I liked that one too.

      Happy Holidays to the Fug Girls and the commenters. Here’s hoping the family doesn’t drive anyone totally ’round the bend and that the celebrations are enlivened by at least one person wearing a truly fugly holiday sweater.

  3. JC

    Isn’t it a GFY holiday tradition to link to “Last Christmas” by Wham? Did I miss it somehow? Here is last years link in case anyone else was looking forward to watching the video like I was:

  4. Gordon Gartrell

    Yes! I was so looking forward to “Last Christmas”!

  5. Lizaster

    Merry Christmas fabulous Fug Girls! Thank you so much for making the work day bearable. You fill my day with so much joy and laughter! Seriously, the people working around me think I’m crazy because I laugh to myself so much!

  6. Jessica

    I KNEW I forgot something. We are now Whammed!

  7. Noire

    Thank you Fug Girls for entertaining me each day!!! Its been a rough year, and your work was much appreciated. Happy Holidays to both of you!

  8. Petrova Fossil

    Merry Christmas, Fug Girls. We love you at my house. But, stuffing is not stuffing unless it has been stuffed in a bird and that bird has been stuffed in the oven and baked for several hours while disgusting drippings soak into the stuffing. Now, fried LEFTOVER stuffing on a stick: that would be something.

    • Kris

      Did you see the horrible things that were done to cranberry sauce? Not only was there stuffed cranberry sauce, there was battered, deep-fried cranberry sauce! Some kitchen terrorist is bound to try making stuffed deep-fried cranberry sauce this Christmas, mark my words.

  9. Tara Misu

    Merry Christmas Fug Girls and my fellow commenters!

    Thank you for being a bright spot in my stressful work days. Oh and I ONLY go on the internet during breaks and lunches. ;)

  10. GingerLover

    Happy Christmas To All and to All (Fug Girls and Commentators) and to all a good FUG!
    You made a tough year a little brighter, and way funnier. Thank You.

  11. Laucie

    Wishing all of you (Heather, Jessica and wonderful, witty commenters) the happiest holidays and a new year full of love, peace and happiness. I joined the party late this year, and have enjoyed every minute !

  12. Riley

    Yaay! WHAMMED. Have a great break Fug Girls, and thanks so much for brightening my weekdays – yours is the very first blog I check every day at work!

  13. ccm800

    Happy Holidays Ladies!!! Thanks for another year of laughter!

  14. jean

    Hee! I’ve never seen this one! It’s like the United Colors of Benneton. Ladies, thank you again so much for your lovely site. And Happy Holidays to other commentators on FugNation. You are some kind of funny …

  15. deee

    Why have I never seen that Wham video before? It’s hilariously awful. Is there a “Fug the Fromage” ?

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  16. Jean

    Merry Christmas to you, Fug Girls and commenters!

  17. kjb

    Merry & Happy, other Fuggers!

  18. Sally

    David Letterman may say it’s not Christmas until Darlene Love says it’s Christmas but I say it’s not Christmas until the Fug Girls Wham us. The hair! The shoulders! The fromage! Thank you all, Fug Girls and Fug Nation alike, for the wit and laughter. Looking forward to more in 2012.

  19. Susan

    WWWAAAAA I am going to miss you, till you are back here with THE ENTERTAINMENT that only you girls can supply!!! In the mean time Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and the very best New Year.

  20. sarah

    Happy Holidays/Merry Christmas to Jessica, Heather, and all the witty and delightful commentors and readers of GFY! Here’s to a good riddance to 2011, the arrival of 2012, and the joy of the approaching awards season and all the awesome, awful, awfully awesome, and awesomely awful outfits it will bring!!

  21. roser

    Many thanks to Jessica and Heather for another year of sartorial hilarity! You two are awesome – really. Wishing you both the best of all possible New Years – Roser

  22. Amy

    Thank you Jessica, Heather and all the funny commenters! have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The video is truly the gift that keeps on giving! xoxo

  23. Sajorina

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Heather & Jessica! And, Happy Holidays to all the funny & witty commenters! I got “Spoiled” as a Christmas present from my lovely sister last night and I can’t wait to read it! My best to you & yours, Sajorina!

  24. jhops

    THIS is why I love you. Because you understand my obsession with Wham! (and all things George Michael). THERE IS NONE BETTER, I tell you!

  25. NYCGirl

    Happy (almost, at least here) New Year to Fug Nation and its dear leaders (er…not in the Kim Jong-Il way) Heather and Jessica.