Monthly Archives: May 2010

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Meghan McCain Still Going Forward With That Book, Needs Fried Food

Meghan McCain, writer and  political expert,  is so totes excited about her sure-to-be-blockbuster book:

spent the weekend going over final edits for “Dirty, Sexy, Politics” – I can’t believe my book comes out in 3 months!!! so crazy excited!!! about 19 hours ago via web

Now don’t worry, Megatits didn’t forget the important things this long weekend. She started off Memorial Day holiday weekend looking for 12 inches of hot weiner:

why isn’t there a SONIC in manhattan?!?!?! or a chick-fil-a?!?! I’m craving a cherry limeade and something fried…. 6:13 PM May 29th via web

Then she waxed emo about a different kind of greasy mess:

this oil spill is so unbelievably tragic and sad, hearing that it may not be stopped until August is insane. I feel really helpless and sad. about 23 hours ago via web

I wonder who she blames for it now? Well anyway, she wrapped up her long weekend (so different than all her other weekends) with the first tactful and well-formed statement she has made in 6 months. Another relaxing weekend with her family for the hardworking blogette. I don’t know about you but I can NOT WAIT for my advance copy of her shit book. Maybe by then the oil will be plugged and a Sonic will move in a block from Megatits. So much can change in 90 days!

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Jezebel To (Former) Readers: You're Commenting Wrong

I’ve been getting requests to look into claims that Jezebel, that angry chick website, is now banning commenters and moderating/deleting comments. Now, first of all, I don’t read Jezebel because all the posts just seem to have such a lame “Can you BELIEVE this, ladies???” tone to them, and I really don’t see the value in picking apart the covers of Cosmo. I also hated Daria, and that seems to be some kind of requirement to be a part of the site. But hey, some of yall love the site and are evidently getting pissed at the high handed tone the site is taking towards its readers lately.

The complaints seem to center around this post. After going on about how pointless your stupid comments are, the author of the post begins her wrap up with this:

The writers on this site have a job to do, which is post commentary on stories in the media, and, where appropriate, insert opinion/personal experiences. Though these posts welcome comments, commenters should realize that inserting their opinions or experiences is not always furthering the discussion.

Their commenting faq states repeatedly that the Site Lords will ban you if they want, for no reason and with no explanation and no appeal possible. It appears to be the same policy in place for Gawker, and has a ‘we are God, kiss our ass and maybe we will let you comment you loser’ attitude that is the standard set by The Most Important Blog On Earth.

Anyway, apparently some kind of commenter drama is happening, but since I’m not really a part of that community I have no way of making sense of it.  Feel free to sort it out here, since you can’t on Jezebel. Oh zing! Cause they hate your comments. Get it? Yeah I’ll go sit down now.

EDIT: No, I also don’t know why a 5 month old post would be sent to me as some example of their attitude towards commenters, but again, I have no clue about the politics of Jezebel. Anyone know anything about this?

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Tech Woman Jordan Doesn't Know How To Delete Stuff

Jordan Reid Strech Bepkow Whoever, woman in tech, is off on a long weekend in Maine – a “dog free” weekend. The vocal animal lover dropped her dogs off at the kennel and took off for a well deserved vacation planned by her omgwonderful husband Kenny.

In her absence, let’s not talk about how she’s a famewhoring failed actress turned shillblogger. Let’s talk about pet advocate Jordan’s stunning record of perfect pet ownership.

Apparently between California and Brooklyn, Miss Jordan managed to lose a pet:

i recently decided that i’m deathly tired of los angeles, and am selling my house, packing my cat, simon, and my dog, lucy liu (jack daniels disappeared a few months ago) into a 26-foot u-haul, and driving it back across the country, where i will try to fit three bedrooms worth of crap into a shoebox in brooklyn.

This fun fact comes from Jordan’s ages old Friendster profile. Also featured are one of Jordan’s typical Jordan-in-the-mirror-at-vanity pics, and photos of her with that London guy. Ya know, to make sure we all know she dated a famous guy. (OT, but why is this still up anyway? That crap was 5 years ago. If she is trying to brand herself  as the happy married lady why does she proudly display pics of her only relationship with a pseudo-famous person?)

So….what I want to know is, what happened to her cat???

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David And Rachel Continue To Celebrate Being David And Rachel

David and Rachel, King and Queen of tumblropia, are back from their long Asian vacation. First order of business? Redecorate the apartment!

We’re replacing all of the furniture in our apartment today. Wish us luck!

So…is nobody at all going to say “Hmmmm….” that Le Karp’s wannabe ‘business’ just got handed 10 million dollars a month ago, and since then he and Rachel have taken a not cheap vacation and purchased all new furnishings for their hipster hideout? Look, I’m not directly accusing Karp of anything here. I’m just saying it looks bad. You’d think someone at that company would have sat him down and told him to maybe space out the celebration spending a bit, for appearances sake at least.

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Evan Williams Confused By Babies

Evan Williams, CEO of the online neurosis exposer twitter, has a baby or something. He spends a lot of time on twitter talking about the wonderment of baby development. More accurately, he spends a lot of time being confounded by baby development:

You’d think babies would be confused by mirrors, but they seem to seem normal. about 11 hours ago via web

I don’t know why people feel the need to tweet every step of their boring walk through parenthood. I guess after tweeting the entire delivery the proud producers of the human containing combined genetic information feel Twitter Baby’s every gurgle worth sharing.

Spoiler alert: babies are boring. Yours too. Until it’s old enough to shoot student nurses from a clock tower or cure cancer it’s not worth tweeting about, Ev.

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Julia Allison Has Always Been At War With Realitysia

Julia Allison, who totally looks pre-frosh and you haters can suck it, used to have a blog and a job or something. Now she is just a 30 year old woman accompanying her Dadsers to his 40 year college reunion. In her head-to-toe Princeton colours theme outfit she is sure to be mistaken as an alumni, right? In the meantime she is making sure Daddykins gets his learnin on:

At the first of today’s Princeton Reunion lectures: “Journalism in the Age of New Media” … I dragged my dad along. ;) 23 minutes ago via Echofon

See Daddy? If Princeton (PRINCETON!!!) legitimizes my faux career you’ll keep financing my life, right? I’m not just a failed blogger – I’m a new media journalist! Except I’m more of a new media personality. Except not really anymore, but maybe if I win Prom Fameball Queen at some circle jerk prom party!

Whatever. Julia Allison is just sad now. I like to make fun of her r*****ed theme getups, but that’s about it lately. It feels like I’m kicking a r*****ed kid in a helmet in gym class and stealing his Dr. Pepper. We all know she will tweet some shit like “Just got mistaken for an alumni!” or “Was asked to give impromptu speech at the New Media Experts Squirtguns and Champagne Party!” It’s all just…sad. Validate me, internet! OMG tell me I’m awesome!

She just needs to get married laid already.

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Mary Rambin Had Nothing To Say

Mary Rambin, branding consultant, took yesterday off because blogging is hard and she had nothing to say:

I don’t have anything to say today.

Sorry, just not in the talkative mood I guess…which is strange…but I really only blog when I have something to say. Today, I got nothin’.

Not to worry, I’m perfectly content. Happy as a clam. Just not inspired.

Hope you have a nice day!

Following her lead were her millions of female fans, who just weren’t in a working mood and took the day off from work. In unrelated news, mass firings of women were reported nationwide yesterday for ‘being lazy entitled b***hes’.

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Bobblehead Is Now A Woman In Tech

Jordan Reidshackle, big time eater yall!, is the latest dumb b***h with a tumblr to get the ‘omg ur like a tech ladeez!!!’ treatment:

On June 7, I’ll be speaking at an Internet Week event on Women in Tech-Media (hopefully I’ll be a little less nervous than I was last time). If you’d like to attend – and please do; I’d love to get a chance to meet as many of you as possible! – click HERE to register (it’s only $5).

You know, I bet when Bobble sat down and created her tumblr back in the misty past known as 8 months ago, she never envisioned that she would be the professional blogging and tech expert she is today.

Possible topics may include:

  • CD and DIR: Using Advanced Command Prompt Stuff
  • F8: OMG Punch It After Restart And Like, Options Happen
  • Blogging 401: Advanced tumblr Options, With Special Tutorial On Hex BG Colour Stuff
  • Internet Haters: Fighting Back Using Positivity, Pity, and Blinding Rage So Thick That You Start Commenting and Crying And Then Write An FAQ and 20 Posts About It, But It Never Ever Stops

I’m sure we all have a lot to learn from Tech Expert Bobblehead! See you guys there!

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Richard Blakeley Pleads Guilty, Sentenced

Richard Blakeley has, according to the New York Unified Court System website, “Pled Guilty & Sentence Imposed“.

We have had word from three sources now that Gawker honchos claimed if Blakeley was guilty he would be canned. We’ll wait and see on that info.

Comments are open. No Arrington, you can not defend him.

UPDATE: Denton apparently clarifies it with twitter, the AP of web 2.0. I guess that means the good news is Dickey won’t be losing his job! Everyone take the rest of the day off work to celebrate!

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Jordan Knows You Have Questions

Jordan Reidstrauchelglam has some FAQ up on her site that supposedly addresses all the constant questions about herself she receives. In case you’ve missed it I’m shoving it into your fat pale catlady faces here. I know how you’re all dying to know things like where did Jordan go to school, and is she married? Find out now!

What is a “Haphazard Guide to Happiness”?

Well, it’s not a “guide” as much as it is an encapsulation of my (ever-so-slightly disastrous, but generally pretty positive) approach to life. I think that there’s an unbelievable amount of negativity out there in the world – and especially on the internet – and that fear of being judged impacts people’s ability to embrace what they truly enjoy. The point of this site is to encourage you to shut out all that noise and do what makes you feel good.

What’s your educational background?

I went to elementary school at Trinity and middle and high school at Dalton, and then majored in cognitive neuroscience (basically, the biology of psychology) at Harvard. I’ve also studied at Lee Strasberg (acting), the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (acting), Parsons (fine arts), and University College London (my semester abroad), and have completed half of a Master’s in Hospitality at NYU.

How do I advertise on Ramshackle Glam?

Just shoot me an email at jordan@ramshackleglam.com and we’ll chat! Options range from sponsored posts to videos and ad packages, and I’ll tailor some fun stuff just for you.

What do you do for BetterTV?

I’m a freelance correspondent. That means that they call me when they have a story they want me to cover (or sometimes I call them when I have a story that I think would make a good one). Sometimes I get paid, sometimes I don’t; it depends on the specifics of the shoot.

How did you and Kendrick meet?

We met on Myspace when I friend-requested his band (I’d gone to high school with two of the members). We went on our first date when I flew to NY for a Fashion Week job (I was living in LA at the time), went on our second date when he came to LA on tour, and got engaged six weeks later, in Vegas.

Do you disclose whenever you get a free product or get paid to write about a product?

Yup, and I have from the moment I started blogging in August 2009. When the FTC regulations passed, I wrote this, and that continues to be how I feel. I want you to trust me, and telling you when I’m getting paid to write a post is a big part of that.

How do I know that you’re disclosing?

You’ll know that a post is paid for if you see a “Sponsored Post” button, or a statement clearly stating that compensation was provided by the advertiser. I don’t pay for products for giveaways, of course, but unless I say that I was compensated for a giveaway post, I wasn’t. If a company that has a standing ad on the site pays me to do an additional post, I’ll tell you. If I just decide to write a post about a company that’s advertising on the site already for no additional compensation, I’ll note that X company is a sponsor of RamshackleGlam.

What’s your commenting policy?

My comments are completely unmoderated. I try to maintain a positive vibe and keep the conversation flowing, but sometimes – fortunately, very rarely – I need to delete comments. I delete comments for the following reasons:

1. Rudeness and aggression (there is a difference between constructive criticism and outright attacks on my person or character).

2. Disclosure of my – or anyone’s – personal information (this is just a safety precaution).

3. Repetition. If the same comment is put up multiple times (this is usually a mistake), of course I’ll delete the repeats. I will also delete comments that repeatedly ask questions that have already been answered; this is just frustrating for regular readers, and for me. Hopefully the FAQ will help on this point.

4. Attacks on my friends and family (even if you just comment saying you don’t like my friend’s haircut, I’ll probably delete that, because my relationships are of the utmost importance, and I don’t want my site hurting any of the people that I love).

If a commenter does any of the above three things repeatedly, I may block him/her from commenting on the site in the future (at least on the computer he/she used for the initial comments). Also, just FYI, comments occasionally get stuck in the spam filter, so if you leave a totally innocuous comment that doesn’t show up, it’s not because I’m in a bad mood. Just shoot me an email, and I’ll fix it!

Do you have a trust fund?

No. Kendrick and I support ourselves as best we can, and it’s tough sometimes, but we make it work.

Well, then, how is it that you can afford to go out to eat all the time/do fun stuff?

I don’t do fun stuff all the time – but I do take more photographs of the fun stuff than the not-fun stuff, because it’s more…fun. We basically prioritize, just like everyone does. We love trying new restaurants, so maybe we’ll split an entree and eat Kraft mac ‘n’ cheese the next day. It’s all about compromise (not that Kraft mac is a compromise…it is an angel fallen straight to earth in food form).

What does Kendrick do to make a living?

I don’t discuss how Kendrick makes a living, because he didn’t choose to start a blog – I did. I will tell you that I’m super proud of him for having done this (download the whole album for free here).

So how do you make a living?

I make a living from freelance writing, hosting, the occasional residual from my acting days, and, yes, from revenue generated by this blog in the form of sponsored posts and ads.

Do you want kids?

Yes! Definitely one, maybe two. But we’ll probably have to move to California (or at least outside of Manhattan) to have ‘em.

Are you really happy all of the time?

Nah, I just smile really big :) Of course I’m not happy all of the time – I have the same issues (financial, marital, what have you) as everyone else…but I do try and maintain a positive outlook as much as possible. Also, whenever you see me here, on this site, I’m probably grinning ear-to-ear, because absolutely nothing makes me happier than coming here every day and getting to know all of you. Cheesy? Perhaps. True? Absolutely.

You know, I really feel like I KNOW Jordan now. I mean, I don’t think I can even snark about her anymore. She seems so real to me now, so accessible and just like us.  So honest and brave of her to share all this with us! If you’ll excuse me, I have to go email an apology and ask if she will give me some successful blogger secret tips.

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Robert Scoble Will Post Your Phone Number

Robert Scoble, clown about town, apparently spent last night partying like the socially r*****ed frat boy wannabe he is:

Fun night, I ended up with someone’s cell phone. Hey, NY is a wacky place! Call me at +1-425-205-1921 for a good time! :-) about 5 hours ago via Seesmic

Ok, OT, but for some reason his use of  “wacky” gave me eyerolls. Why is Scoble talking like he’s an extra in Back To The Future? Wow NY sure is keen! Gee golly doodly doo I sure had an extra neato time!

Anyway, if you’re looking for a good time call this number. I assume it’s the Drunkolizer’s number, because if it’s your phone you would know the number. Maybe this is just Bert using twitter for a Casual Encounters ad. If that’s the case…ew.

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Richal Has Been Away Getting Ready For Summer

God I love bikinis. RT @molliechen: emphatic no RT @campbell_g: Are one-piece bathing suits more flattering than bikinis? about 1 hour ago via UberTwitter

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Emily Ghouuuld Will Have The Last Word, You Pricks

Emily Gould, EVERYONE WAVE AT EMILY AFTER SHE FOLLOWS HER GOOGLE ALERT!, now begins the sad descent into blog-to-book deal oblivion. Sales of her book are dismal, and she’s basically just concentrating on being the next Julia Childs via her internet cooking show thing.

Now, obviously Emily can’t just go shut-the–uply into that good night. Popeye Wings gave a snore interview to some blog and as you would expect said absolutely nothing new or different than she has the other 9390238 times she has opened her mouth. Seriously, it’s the same shit as always: how has being internet famous and a famous author affected your life, lady blogger issues, blah blah.

After going on about how HER generation is really the first generation to REALLY understand the internet…she proves she has no idea what the internet is or how it works by pulling out the Emily Gould Patented You Have Problems If You Are Mean To Me routine:

Q: What is it that gives people a license too hide behind some wall of virtual anonymity and really just rip into someone else?

A:  …It’s hard to have insight into why people feel they have license to be so awful and also just as hard to see why people also have such really extreme intense positive reactions, which happen in equal measure although the people with the really positive reactions don’t seem to be as vocal on the internet because they are sane and happy…

There you have it. If you aren’t shittin’ rainbows and junior mints shaped like kittens all over the internet then you are mental and miserable. I bet you had never heard that before! For more life altering information such as this head over to Amazon and purchase And Emily’s Farts Smell Better for only 12.99 9.99 4.99!

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