Bossy smurf

Here’s Kelis wearing what can only be described as a proud gay smurf’s wig paired with Shauna Sand’s favorite beach shoes and a disco-themed bodysuit. Thank GOODNESS for the underboob harness, or this outfit would have been all wrong.

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See ya never, Borders

Borders, the 2nd largest American bookstore, has been forced to liquidate and shut down. The company tried to auction itself off to be saved by a larger conglomerate, but failed to bring in any buyers.

The last Borders stores are expected to close by the end of September.

OMG. Michele Bachmann gets MIGRAINES, guys.

No idea how this is front page news to Daily Caller, but Michele Bachmann apparently gets migraines and at times she has been under (alleged) heavy pill usage to control them. Such episodes take her out for days at a time. Daily Caller writes:

“The Minnesota Republican frequently suffers from stress-induced medical episodes that she has characterized as severe headaches. These episodes, say witnesses, occur once a week on average and can “incapacitate” her for days at time. On at least three occasions, Bachmann has landed in the hospital as a result.”

Why doesn’t she just incapacitate herself from the duties of public office the Obama way, through golf or Oprah appearances? Much cheaper medical bills.

Sammi's Scoop: The Pharcyde and J Dilla at 9:30 Club

DC does indeed seem to really, really love Dilla, and Tuesday night’s tribute concert at the 930 Club proved that. The evening started off with a moment of silence in memory of the hip hop producer, who died in 2006 after a battle with lupus. It might be hard to conjure up a mental picture of a totally silent 930 club, but I promise you, it happened. Fans as young as 15 and as old as… I don’t know, maybe 60? all stood silent for a minute in honor of James Yancey.

Then the music started, and it did not stop for the next three hours. James Layne and his “Players” provided nonstop background music. There was no pre-recording, and no auto-tune to be heard. Host and emcee Grap Luva kept the audience pumped up between performances, and he did his job well. The energy in the room was palpable, even to a slightly overwhelmed novice blogger from the suburbs.  Performers took the stage with complete confidence, and gave performances that had a spirit and tenacity that many of their more famous contemporaries are sometimes missing during live shows.

By the time The Pharcyde wrapped up the show, the audience had been treated to a night of incredible showmanship from local talent like Flex Matthews, whose almost aggressive delivery had the audience in the palm of his hand from the moment he set foot onstage. Or Baltimore’s enigmatic Labtekwon. You couldn’t even see his face (due to a rather unfortunate combination of a fedora + A LOT of braids), but you didn’t really need to. With lyrics that clever and delivery that emphatic, everything else becomes kind of superfluous. Plus it made him look mysterious, and who doesn’t love a man of mystery?

I’m going to have to be honest and say that I am by no means an expert on DC’s underground hip hop scene, or hip hop music in general, but after watching this benefit concert, I am definitely a bigger fan.  It always seems to me that a lot of the more main stream rap and hip hop artists that we hear on the radio are all about their own image, but “DC loves Dilla” was a night dedicated to hip hop as an art, and self expression, and the memory of a beloved friend and fellow artist.

 

Your tax hollers at work: A study of gay men's penises

Awesome! I was wondering about this topic very specifically.

From Daily Caller:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) subsidized a study attempting to find out if a gay man’s penis size has any correlation with his sexual health.

The research, titled “The Association between Penis Size and Sexual Health among Men Who Have Sex with Men,” began in 2006 and surveyed 1,065 gay men. Among its key findings: Those gay men who felt they had small or inadequate penis sizes were more likely to become “bottoms,” or anal receptive, while gay men with larger penises were more likely to identify themselves as “tops,” or anal insertive.

Common sense would not have told me this, since penis size is never a point of pride for men, so I’m glad we had a federally sponsored study about this.

Levi Johnston's sister to appear in Playboy

Can someone please make this family go away?

Via POLITICO:

The younger sister of Bristol Palin’s ex-boyfriend and baby daddy, Levi Johnston, has decided to bare it all.

Mercede Johnston,19, will be featured in a “4-page nude pictorial” in Playboy’s September issue, the magazine confirmed. The photo spread will be accompanied by an article and interview by George Gurley. The issue hits newsstands Aug. 12.