Ceaseless Wonders

by matttbastard


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Not to be all “I toldja so“, but I’m in no way surprised that The Good Doctor is actually a Neo-confederate-rightwing populist-JBS-fluffin’-tinfoil-true-believer (ZOMG! WET WATER!) What has me utterly flabbergasted is that uber-lazy junior Neocon Jamie KirchickMarty Peretz’s golden gopher–actually put forth a well-researched piece of hard-hitting investigative journalism. Am awaiting the inevitable sound of distant hoofbeats–no doubt hastened by this latest missive from the vast Zionist conspiracy.

(Oh, and Glenn Greenwald owes Dave Neiwert a BIG apology. *Crickets*)

Enjoy the fun @ Memeorandum (a day late and a Liberty Dollar short–mea culpa for succumbing to illness at such an inopportune time).

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Tad Safran’s American Beauty

by Isabel

Dreamboat charmer Tad Safran has decided to let us in on the REAL difference between American and British women in The Times.

An informal poll of my US female friends revealed that they spend roughly $700 (£350) a month on what they consider standard obligatory beauty maintenance. That covers haircut, highlights, manicure, pedicure, waxing, tanning, make-up, facials, teeth whitening etc. They will spend a further $1,000 (£500) a month on physical conditioning such as military fitness, spinning sessions, vikram yoga, Pilates, deep-tissue sports massage, personal training etc. On top of that, add the occasional spa day, a week-long “bikini boot camp” in Mexico at the start of every summer and seasonal splurges on personal shoppers and clothing. I’m not sure any of my British female friends spends £700 during an entire year on her appearance. American women see these costs as a simple and sensible investment in their future.

I’m guessing that if you have the time to spend $1700 per month on all of those things, you are very likely independently wealthy and not encumbered with anything remotely resembling full-time employment. If I were a millionaire and didn’t have to spend 50 hours per week creating graphics or haggling with print shops, I might very well blow a few hundred a month on massages and yoga as well. Not sure about the “bikini boot camp”, which sounds rather scary and uncomfortable. I wonder how much Tad Safran spends on his appearance. He doesn’t mention it in the article, which is a pity.

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