This week’s ThingFight has been 4 million years in the making, reaching back into our ancient past to when Neanderthals meandered tall across the earthen crust upon their hind legs, styling their ‘do in such a deceivingly lackadaisical fashion so as to better balance their spines while keeping to that scruffy, bad-boy zeitgeist of the time.
Something magical happened in the waning hours of the Grammy Awards last Sunday, an event so magical it nearly crushed the Internet (I exaggerate). After four years of waiting, three bold faces have finally risen above the unforgiving rock clich’eacute; ‘indefinite hiatus.’
Thank God for Valentine’s Day. Just when you start to get depressed because it has been so long since Christmas or Hanukkah, and it seems like it’s taking forever to reach St. Patrick’s Day and Marathon ‘Let’s-All-Get-Hammered-and-Forget-That-It’s-a’ Monday, you get to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Heck, it even falls on a Saturday this year!
Following the economic breakdown and financial crisis in September, the weakness in the retail market became apparent. Not only did a series of mass layoffs and accelerated foreclosures make retailers’ holiday season as hopeful as the ghost of Christmas yet to be, but the crisis also exposed inherent flaws long overlooked by a seemingly healthy economy.
The last Valentine’s Day I celebrated was in 2003. It was with my first real boyfriend, Raul. I’m not sure if we were actually boyfriend and girlfriend because he told me he couldn’t call me his girlfriend in front of people because that would make the title lose meaning.