Fugs and Pieces, November 9, 2012


Thanksgiving is in less than two weeks, Americans. I HOPE YOU HAVE YOUR YAM RECIPES READY (I don’t, but only because I’m not making yams because I don’t like them DEAL WITH IT). While you quietly panic, maybe this will soothe you:

Beckham’s new underwear ads for H&M. ENJOY THEM. (HuffPo)

– You need to see this bad-ass nine year old Pee Wee football quarterback. Oh, did I mention, this bad-ass is a little girl? She rules. (Jezebel)

– Speaking of quarterbacks, Grantland hacks Tim Tebow’s Gmail, with hilarious results. (Note: not real.) (Grantland)

– So World War Z — the production of which has been apparently a nightmare for all and sundry, including Brat Pitt — also LOOKS like a disaster. (Lainey)

– Our friends at Girls of a Certain Age talk the best drugstore beauty products. I will let go of my beloved Maybellline Falsies approximately never. (Girls of a Certain Age)

– Lilo’s hired Rogers & Cowan for her PR now, and they apparently aren’t idiots because they pulled her out of that Barbara Walters interview she was doing. I mean, I am sad as a viewer of trainwrecks, but thank god someone is trying to figure out how to salvage this woman’s career. (Celebitchy)

THEY FOUND A VAMPIRE BODY IN ENGLAND (not really. Just some poor dude they really wanted dead….OR WAS IT??) (Time)

– Let’s talk about the grumpiest authors ever. (Flavorwire)

– Go waste some time with the James Bond movie generator. (Slate)

– Speaking Bond, Vulture (brilliantly) talks to an actual economist about which Bond villain’s plans would actually have worked. (Vulture)

– Finally, earlier this week, Heather talked to The Admiration Society about all kinds of stuff, including Fashion Week. (The Admiration Society)

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Comments (10):

  1. Patricia

    I don’t like or make yams either. My guests suffer through it.

  2. Vandalfan

    You can just bake them like plain white baked potatoes, microwave, even. Split them open and add a little butter. Om nom nom.

  3. Kristin

    I just read a fascinating article in Smithsonian Magazine about “vampire” exhumations in rural New England during the 19th century:
    In 1892, a remote Rhode Island community decided a teenage girl who’d died of galloping consumption must be a vampire because other family members were falling ill. The story is really quite macabre and tragic; THEY BURNED HER HEART AND FED THE ASHES TO HER BROTHER. Her father didn’t believe in vampires, but succumbed to pressure from his neighbors to exhume and desecrate her body.
    Plus, the description of the researcher interviewed for the story makes him sound a bit like a Yankee Karl Lagerfeld.

  4. Steph

    The Bond movie generator gave me “The Man With The Golden Gun”. That IS a Bond movie. (I know, it was the first one I saw!)

  5. Kristy

    Sorry, pet peeve. There are no yams in the United States. It was a misnomer applied by African slaves to American sweet potatoes, which reminded them of the sweet, starchy yam of Africa. Yams are not commercially grown or sold in the United States. Regardless of size or color, they are all sweet potatoes. I’m sorry. I can’t resist. The yam thing makes me crazy.

    Yam is the common name for some species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae). These are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Oceania.
    Although the sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) has traditionally been referred to as a yam in parts of the United States and Canada, it is not part of the Dioscoreaceae family.

  6. Sajorina

    FugGirls, I wish I could send you both one of the scrumptious pumpkin cheesecakes I make, which my family begs for every Thanksgiving Day! Sad you’re so far away!!!

    Anyway, LOVED Heather’s interview, it was really funny and inspiring! It’s things like that which make me excited to say “I know her, I love her and I’m so proud of her”, so thank you for it!

  7. Dazie

    1. I made a poster. “FingerGun” I’m pretty damn excited about that.

    2. David Beckham needs to lose that ridiculous facial hair. I just can’t take the rest of him seriously when his face looks like “Raoul, the Happiest Pirate in the Caribbean.”

  8. Cufflinkman
  9. Brenna

    I don’t know if it was a typo or on purpose, but “Brat Pitt” is cracking me up.

  10. lavonspants

    “Live and Let Finger”. Yup, I’m done for the day. BWAHAHAHAHA!!!