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BABEWATCH: Obama Girl In Red Coat

December 1st, 2009 | 6 comments | Posted by Diana

Apparently, the only thing that can distract a listener from the greatest orator of our time… is a lady in red.

During President Obama’s town hall discussion with Chinese Youth on November 16, a student named Wang Zifei simply sat down and took a cute red coat off…while, uh, smiling with her eyes.

This might feel like a bit of a dirty peepshow, but check out the sensuous-smooth style of her unwrapping (photos nabbed from the Daily Mail’s screen grab collection):




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DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK! America’s Next Top Model And “Portraying” Race

October 30th, 2009 | 7 comments | Posted by Jen

Tyra Banks is the Mistress of Babble. She’s usurped the word “fierce” from drag queens and publicly abused it to the point that it’s been emptied of all meaning and packs the same linguistic punch as clearing one’s throat. Her biggest contribution to the English language, “smizing,” or “smiling with your eyes,” is a made-up modeling term that’s also a paradox, something she’s defined in the past as “squinting with your eyes open” (and something that I happen to really suck at).

Her crazy talk extends beyond modeling to the “social” ideas she explores on both her talk show and America’s Next Top Model. Remember when she put on a fat suit for a day to understand what it was like to be the victim of what she called the “last form of open discrimination that’s okay”? Or when she had the Cycle 10 ANTM contestants “do” homeless, posing with real-life homeless youth, and told the models she understood what it was like to live on the streets because she (again) did it for a day on her talk show?

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