Friday, April 30, 2010

The 50 Hottest Victoria’s Secret Models

I blogged previously about the challenges that are endemic when it comes to compiling lists of beautiful women (who is on it, who isn't, how high does each one rank, etc.).

A friend of mine thus sent me a link to Pop Crunch of their 50 Hottest Victoria's Secret Models of All Time. I'm not certain if I agree with their ranks. (Amanda Marcum at number 44?)

I'm afraid that I will have to spend several hours reviewing this matter before I can opine further.

The 50 Hottest Victoria’s Secret Models Of All Time

Princess Leia Car Wash

One of the most brilliant ideas in months has to be the Princess Leia Car Wash, which benefitted the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The idea of getting one's cash washed by beautiful women dressed as Princess Leia is just awesome.

Still from "Attack of the Show" Princess Leia Carwash with @m... on Twitpic

I'm proud to say that one of my Facebook friends, the eternally awesome Chanel Ryan, one of the Princess Leia models at this event. (She's the blonde in that photo above.) More coverage of it is available over at the Auto Blog.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Mailman Hates Me

It's official. I'm convinced that my mailman hates me.

The first thing that I noticed when I collected my mail this afternoon was a long overdue check from a client. I've been waiting months for this thing so, as a freelancer, to say that I was excited was nothing if not an understatement.

The second thing that I noticed in my mailbox was the spring issue of Sherman's Travel Magazine. My long overdue check was for a couple grand, and I haven't had a proper vacation in years, so there was a moment when I convinced myself that this was an omen.

The photos of one Caribbean spa after another tempted me, to say the least. My excitement grew when I realized that the check in my hand would actually be enough to pay for one of these trips.

As I continued flipping through the pages of this magazine, I came to realize that I also had a multitude of other options available to me besides the Caribbean.

There was an article about how charming Charleston is.

Another article talked about the storybook views of Prague (where my father's family comes from), Budapest, and Kiev. I've always wanted to visit Eastern Europe and, as I realized that I actually have a couple weeks open in my schedule this summer, I thought for a moment that this might be the year that I cross such a visit off my to-do list.

I was genuinely happy for a moment there.

And then I looked at the next thing in my mailbox.

My credit card statement.

It was a sad reminder of the fact that more than a few things were charged while I was waiting for this check to arrive. Groceries. Cell phone. There simply won't be enough left over once that's paid off to go much farther than Ann Arbor.

Yes, my mailman hates me.

Oh, well. The Roswell Chronicles will be done before long. And then I can cross several other things off my wish list.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Olivan Munn Wants Elephants to Be Free

Olivia Munn, of Iron Man 2 and Attack of the Show fame, has posed in the nude as part of new PETA advertising campaign. The ads encourage consumers to boycott the circus in support of elephants.

There are several thoughts come to mind as see these ads and read the coverage surrounding them.

First, on a serious note, I'm well aware that circuses do have an established track record of mistreating elephants. This isn't just isolated incidents, but there is a clear pattern of abuse. One can find an overview of the issue on-line here.

I applaud Olivia Munn for taking a stand on an issue that she believes in.

As a gentleman pervert, I also want to go on record as supporting any cause that inspires Olivia Munn to get naked. If this fact makes me a pervert, and it almost certainly does, then I will wear that distinction with pride.

However, I have to admit that I almost fell out of my chair from laughing so hard as I read Dan Hopper's commentary on Olivia Munn's campaign and circus elephants in general. One can find his remarks over at The Best Week Ever.

I also want to thank everyone at PETA for bringing a naked Olivia Munn into my life.

Thank you for doing this, Olivia Munn. Thank you.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Boobquake

I don't really want to do this, but I'm heading out this evening. I will visit as many strip clubs in one night as I possibly can.

It's all part of nationwide scientific experiment called Boobquake 2010. I derive no joy from this at all.

Oh, the sacrifices I make for scientific discovery.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Dropped From Movie

It's been confirmed that Lindsay Lohan has been dropped from her upcoming movie, The Other Side.

Of course, it could be said that the most surprising aspect of this story is how incredibly unsuprising it is.

Lindsay Lohan Dropped From Movie - omg! news on Yahoo!

Welcome to the Kam Carmen Blog

It all started a little more than two years ago.  A fellow blogger wrote a post about Kam Carmen and the alleged infidelities in her marriage.

Kam Carmen then made references to said blog on her radio show, or rather to things that were said about her on an unnamed blog. Her attorney then sent that blogger a cease and desist demand.

I got curious. I wondered what would happen if I posted on my blog about the whole thing on this other blog.

Flash forward two years: that other blog is no longer active. The woman who wrote it and I are no longer on speaking terms.

And now, when I look at the report from Google Analytics for my blog, I learn that nine of the top ten internet searches that lead people to this blog are variations of the name "Kam Carmen".


When I started this blog five years ago, I never intended it to become the Kam Carmen Blog. However, it seems more and more like it is.

I think it's because there are a decent number of people in the Detroit area who want to know what is going on in Kam Carmen's life; her marriage and divorce. This blog is the only thing on-line that hasn't been hit by a threatening letter from Ms. Carmen's attorneys. Therefore, all of that traffic heads my way by default.

The internet is a strange, strange place.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Christina Hendricks Doesn't Like Facebook

Christina Hendricks, who plays Joan Harris in AMC's Mad Men, was named the "Best Looking Woman in America" by Esquire magazine recently.

In the accompanying article, Ms. Hendricks opined that she doesn't like Facebook. She believes, "It is an invasion of everyone's privacy."

Personally, it took me awhile to grasp her thoughts. I'm afraid I was too busy staring at her boobs to notice her thoughts on social media in the 21st century.

And once I eventually did notice, I expressed my disappointment in a Facebook status update. That seemed to be the most appropriate avenue for some reason.

I am disappointed that Christina Hendricks will never be one of my Facebook friends.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Worst Television Show. Ever.

Jamie Junger, who was one of Tiger Woods's mistresses, will reportedly co-host a new reality television series with Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, who was one of Jesse James's mistresses. According to its creator, it's all about celebrities who cheat on their loved ones.

The show was created by Bobby Goldstein, who created the original Cheaters. According to the pitch, this show will try to "catch celebrity cheaters with their pants down."

Jamie Junger and Michelle McGee will presumably rely on their experiences being skanky whores in order to better identify the other skanky whores that celebrities might have affairs with.

I understand that everyone in Hollywood tries to transform their 15 minutes of fame into a full-fledged career. However, this is simply too tacky for words. In my opinion, it's an embarrassment to television.

I know that the celebrities in question don't want to have their private lives aired on national television.

I'm fairly confident that the spouses or significant others who are being cheated on don't want these affairs aired on national television either. It simply rubs salt in some deep emotional wounds.

I also can't help but feel that having a show like this on the air drags American culture that much deeper into the muck.

In the interest of full disclosure, though, I should point out that in previous relationships I have been both the cheater and the cheatee.  Neither, I have to say, is pleasant position.

Having lived through both sides of an affair, I can't imagine Jamie Junger and Michelle McGee providing any real entertainment value with their show. There certainly won't be anything of profound cultural value.

Their show is a train wreck that, at least a certain segment of the American viewing public won't be able to refrain from watching.

And that's just sad.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Tax Season is OVER!

I took a part-time job at Jackson-Hewitt in order to earn some extra cash during the tax season. This has meant that, between taxes and my normal work, I've been working 60+ hours every week since January.

Now, however, it's over. I'm back to only having one job to worry about.

And this pretty much sums up how I feel.

Obama Widens Medical Rights for Gay Partners

Republicans and Tea Party activists, as well as one pundit after another on Fox News, have called President Barack Obama's efforts to reform health care an example of "socialism."

It would appear then that he has decided that if he is going to have to listen to such criticisms, he may as well give them something legitimate to complain about. President Obama ordered his health secretary to issue new rules that will be designed to give more rights to same sex partners in the hospital.

Obama Widens Medical Rights for Gay Partners - NYTimes.com

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dreaming of Yelp

Have you ever had an experience at a bar or restaurant that was so bad that you spent the whole drive home thinking of exactly how you would trash the place on Yelp?

Well, that was my evening.  The results of that are available here.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm heading out to go spend some time and money at a different bar that doesn't irritate the crap out of me.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Captain America Does Alice

It looks like Keira Knightley is out of the running to play Peggy Carter in an upcoming Captain America movie. According to E!, British actress Alice Eve is currently the front runner to play this role.

I'm a little disappointed that Keira Knightley won't be a part of this project. However, I'm still looking forward to this movie.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Too Sexy

I was flipping through my copy of GQ this week; taking a break from the 5,000 projects that I should be focusing on at work.

Pudgy, badly groomed men are reportedly the new "in thing", at least according to the magazine.

All I have to say is thank God. The winds of fashion have finally caught up to me after so many years.

As my special way of showing gratitude to the editors of GQ for recognizing my newfound status as a fashion trend setter, I would like to share this video tribute with the world.



And yes, I did post the 2007 remix. It's much more fashionable than the 1992 original.

Irony

I think it's ironic that I get much of news from Comedy Central and my comedy from the Fox News Channel.

Tea Party to Party in Northern Michigan

I heard some great news this evening. Hordes of people will soon descend on Northern Michigan, spending vast quantities of money.

Granted, these people will be out of town Tea Party activists, trying to convince people in Congressman Bart Stupak's district that he "sold out." They'll claim that he betrayed his promise to block any health care bill that provides federal funding for abortions.

I've spent some time in Mr. Stupak's Northern Michigan district. There are a lot of smart, sensible people up there. They won't allow one pundit or another to make up their mind for them. I'm sure a fair number of them will actually take the time to read the health care bill to see for themselves that there's nothing it that provides funding for abortions.

Mr. Stupak will be fine and his constituents will be grateful for all of the out of town idiots spending money in Northern Michigan.

Tea Party group attacks Stupak in ad campaign | Detroit Free Press

Monday, April 05, 2010

iPad Launch

The folks at Apple unleashed the new iPad over the weekend.  It's a cool thing, but not as cool as all of the hype would lead one to believe. The cover of Wired, for example, talks about the iPad being a "laptop killer".

As I listen to this, I can't help but remember all of the buzz from the summer of 2006 when Microsoft's Zune was supposed to be an "iPod killer". Or how, a couple of years before that, the Segway was supposed transform the cities that we live in. Or how Bing.com was going to be a "Google killer".

I'm sure that the iPad will find a  niche in the marketplace and be a profitable venture for Apple Computers. However, the buzz will soon fade. People will keep using laptops just as much as they do today.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Happy Easter!

Easter Sunday is tomorrow. If you've ever wondered what this holiday is like in the Nemecek household, I found this short documentary on-line that explains it fairly well.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Suspected pirates nabbed after skirmish with U.S. Navy ship - CNN.com

I'm convinced that the 5 stupidest people in the world very well may be the 5 pirates who attacked the USS Nicholas this morning.

The Nicholas has a crew of 190 sailors and Marines plus 15 officers. That's 5 pirates vs. 205 highly trained and very well-armed military personnel.

It's no wonder those pirates got their butts kicked.

Suspected pirates nabbed after skirmish with U.S. Navy ship