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DISGRASIAN’s Summer Reading: Thy Mai’s Hair Channel

August 27th, 2010 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

We’ll be away from our desks the month of August, carrying on with the non-bloggy aspects of our lives, watching mindless movie blockbusters, and indulging in summery drinks made with generous pours of bourbon. During this month, we’ll be linking each day to a different website that we ♥. Hopefully you’ll discover something delightful and new while we’re gone. If not, you are a serious Captain Crankypants and are probably in dire need of a summery drink made with a generous pour of bourbon.

‘Til September, lovelies.




The cool kids at Giant Robot and Kumquat will probably tell you that they love Thy Mai. She’s been lopping off their locks for years (Ever checked out Martin Wong? Dude has an awesome head of hair!), and recently gave me a hot (if I do say so myself) new coif before donating my old locks to eco non-profit Matter of Trust.

Mai’s a saucy, sassy, ebullient hair afficianado who may be one of the world’s best natural conversationalists. Two things I already understand about her–she loves hair, and she loves to share. It’s no wonder, then, that she’s been offering free hairstyling lessons on the web via her hair channel, to show–by working on herself–how hair dunces like me can use bobby pins and flat irons to look hotter than the Hills chicks we make fun of on this blog. Like Michelle Phan with makeup, Mai operates in realistic body positions and points out easy fixes, which makes styles more doable than daunting–a welcome alternative to walking out of the salon looking like a supamodel, only to look like a supamoron for the following six weeks until the next visit.

[YouTube: Thy Mai's Hair Channel]
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We Waited For Alexa Chung To Go “Off The Air”

December 16th, 2009 | 2 comments | Posted by Diana

Brit “It” Fashionista Alexa Chung will host the final episode of her MTV talk show, “On the Air With Alexa Chung,” tomorrow.

Alexa, say goodbye to the intellectual giants of MTVs core audience

Alexa, say goodbye to the intellectual giants of MTVs core audience

And we suppose we’re sad about that, for her, because we love this saucy little broad.

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Keep Your Friends Close and Your Frenemies Closer

November 17th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen
“Obama meets with McCain at transition office”


Post-election politics have begun to resemble an episode of The Hills lately, with Obama–who is obviously Lauren Conrad–reconciling with bitter rival John McCain Monday while currently vetting best frenemy Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State. McCain is this drama’s Heidi Montag, Lauren’s former friend who started out likable and sweet but wound up, over time, becoming a lying deceitful bitch. (Heidi spreading rumors about Lauren’s alleged sex tape = The McCain camp’s allegations that Obama palled around with terrorists.) We’ve got Hillary, meanwhile, pegged as Audrina Patridge, Lauren’s on-again, off-again friend whose Significant Other always seems to be stirring up trouble between them. (Monosyllabic Justin Bobby = Overly-loquacious Bill.) Will Hillary turn down the position as Secretary of State, the way that Audrina recently turned down living with Lauren and Lo (BFF/gatekeeper Lo = Rahm Emanuel) to move out on her own? Will Bill’s ties to oil sheikhs compromise the already-tenuous friendship between Hillary and Obama the way that rumors about a Justin Bobby hook-up with Lauren hurt Lauren and Audrina? Will McCain and Obama really be able to put aside their differences to tolerate being in the same room together or–dare to dream–to be friends again, even?

Stay tuned!

BFFs = Best Frenemies Forever

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Thoughts on Multitasking

October 28th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana


Dear Barack Obama,

This photo gives me a fantastic idea: Can you be both President of the United States and a new running back for my team, the Pittsburgh Steelers (at the same time)? Somehow I feel that this could diminish the shame of fading in the fourth quarter and losing to Eli “Dopey” Manning and the New York VaGiants last weekend, and the shame I feel regarding my country’s greatest public failures of the last decade (off the top of my head I will list the Iraq War, Katrina, Guantanamo Bay, and the seemingly limitless sucess of The Hills) make me really happy.

Let me know what you think!

xoxo,
Diana

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Merci, Jen!

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"I’m A Republicasian"

April 2nd, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

I know what you’re saying: “Diana, if you keep posting about those weird-eyed skeletons from The Hills all the time, you only make matters worse.”

You’re right. Oh well.

Anyway, I’m sure you’ll all be thrilled to hear that Heidi Montag–the show’s pasty, butterfaced villain with the fake boyfriend and tatas– actually said something that I think is smart.

To US Weekly, regarding her political views:

I’m a Republican and McCain has a lot of experience…I don’t think anyone cares who Heidi Montag votes for.

Keep it up, Heidi! We couldn’t agree more.

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