Thursday, April 1, 2010

news you can use #16: a $1.5 mil superman, easter bunnies, things i want in my bathroom, dems and repubs, makeovers

i've got a couple new readers since last week, so let me give you newbies a little introduction of what thursdays look like around these parts.  some of you don't have time to or choose not to keep yourself in the know about important events.  no need to fear, in each edition of news you can use! i supply you with only the very best weekly news.  this news includes - but is not limited to - such important things as: world news, famies news, movie news, reality tv news, interesting and weird happenings news, things i happen to find important or freakishly cool news, and my news (aka - what's going on in my life news). i know. all really exciting stuff.  so sit back, grab a grande skinny vanilla soy latte or a bottle of wine and know you are will be more informed after reading this.

superman comic sells for $1.5 million.  yes, that's $1,500,000.  that is a lot of zeros.  a lot of zeros that i could buy a lot of other things with.  like oh, say, pay for my law school education up front, a new car, a house, clothes, shoes, handbags...  heck, i'm sure i'd even have a little money leftover to buy a couple thousand comic books.

{forgive me, but i really just don't get it... to each their own, i suppose}

beware of creepy bunnies.  i know how much we all like pictures, so for your visual enjoyment...

really cool stuff i want in my bathroom.  ever want more cool stuff in your bathroom?  feel like a sink, bath/shower and toilet just aren't enough?  me too.  actually i lose sleep over the endless possibility of new gadgets in my bathroom.  here's just some of the bathroom items i'm currently coveting:

the eclipse television mirror embeds an LCD tv behind a two-way bathroom mirror.  when the tv is off, you can't see it at all.  turn it on using the included remote and voila! watch real housewives of nyc while flossing.  the 15-inch tv mirror starts at $1,326; add another $150 to $300 for the 20-inch unit.

tired of turning the tap on and off?  then boy, have i got a gadget for you lazies!  this "intelligent faucet" from iHouse uses facial recognition to recognize you automatically and adjust the water temperature and flow to your tastes.  the touchscreen lets you check your email, blog, twitter, facebook, weather forecasts, and your daily schedule while bathing.

are you a sun-worshipper with no time for a tanning salon or the great outdoors?  this $11,000 tanning shower allows you to bronze your skin as you wash.  switch on specific tanning lamps to target particularly pale areas where the sun never shines.  hmmm, this seems to be skin cancer waiting to happen.

our favorite dems and repubs.  you know i had to get one political thing up in here.  plus, i think some of you will find it interesting.  well, i do, at least - seeing is though politics is my career.  newsweek recently put out democrats five favorite republicans, and republicans five favorite democrats.  i'll refrain from any political commentary, but i will say that for the most part, i agree with the choices.

1. jim webb
(senator from virginia)
2. rahm emanuel
(white house chief of staff)
3. barney frank
(rep from massachusetts) 
4. russ feingold
(senator from wisconsin)
5. brad henry
(gov. of oklahoma)

1. scott brown
(senator from massachusetts)
2. jon huntsman
(u.s. ambassador to china)
3. mitch daniels
(gov. of indiana)
4. paul ryan
(rep from wisconsin)
5. charlie crist
(current gov. of florida, running for senate)

blog makeover coming soon.  pretty soon, things are going to be changing around these parts thanks to marina with penny lane designs.  stay tuned!


The Only Girl said...

I'd LOVE that faucet! How very cool. But what I'd really like is a dedicated hot water tank, right in the bathroom, so I would never have to wait for hot water again. That makes me mental.

Can't wait to see your redesign!

Vic said...

The bunny with the Obamas... WOW. Holy inappropriate potential captions, Batman!

Stacy said...

I'm getting Marina to do mine too! Ooooo exciting! I can't wait to see yours!

Tara said...


i want that tanning shower. my skin is see-through right now. you dont need it because you are always tan. have i mentioned that i hate you for that? well, i do.


MiMi said...

I want, NAY, I NEED that tv mirror.
I wonder why those are the know, the political guys. Cuz they can point and laugh and stir the pot by using these guys as scapegoats OR because they can control them...? I'm thinking cuz they can stir the pot and such, cuz I'm pretty sure NOBODY can control Rahm Emanuel!

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Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

YAY for new designs!!! I can't wait to see it.

I would NEVER get ready in time if I had the tv in my mirror but honestly I want it! I guess playing the news in the AM would be great - and I'd NEVER have to worry about holding my pee break until AFTER Chelsea was over - (We don't have a DVR in our bedroom, where I usually watch Chelsea, and I always miss funny jokes from her or Jo Koi when I go pee!!! GRRR!

The tanning shower is a bad bad thing - Although it would do wonders for my brain in the winter time!

I can only wish that M has a comic book somewhere in his collection that would be worth that much!!! It's doubtful but maybe if I let him hold on to those 20 some boxes of books in his closet one day it will pay off!!!


bananas. said...

Those creepy easter bunnies ain't got nothing on donnie darko's bunny. Have you seen that thing? Dude...scary.

Salt said...

That first bunny picture with the president is all kinds of wrong looking.

Oooo I'm looking forward to seeing your new blog design. No doubt it will be fabulous. :)

And I won't say which side I'm on, but I agree with the lists you put up. I actually rather like all those guys.

Bathwater said...

I still want to see the results of the bikini search don't think you are getting away without revealing that one!

I wouldn't mind a two-way mirror in the bathroom without the TV. For when those certain guest are over.

Cathy said...

Everybody loves a good bunny...especially the prez??

I can't wait to see the new blog look, though I do love the whimsical feel of it now.

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

The Surfer and I just hours ago were talking about the bathroom goodies. We need to remodel two of our bathrooms and I think this is a necessity.

Also, this is along the lines of what I was talking to Chelsea about.

Brittany said...

I want those things in my bathroom! Mine seems beyond boring now.

The Easter bunny always scared me. I'm not sure if I'll make my child go see the bunny.

And I can't wait to see your new blog desgin! :-D

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Wow - those dream bathroom gadgets are amazing. Seriously incredible. Want that TV thingy more than anything ... maybe for Easter? Think I could convince the Bunny to bring tech gadgets for over the toilet instead of jelly beans?

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what Marina does for you. Love her!

Tanning in the shower? Now, that's just crazy. (I totally want one.)

Cee said...

I want the tanning shower! But it seems like a place where a creepy bunny might sneak up on you...

Elizabeth Marie said...

GAH creepy bunnies! I'm scurred.

That TV mirror is ahhhmazing. I love looking at myself and watching t.v. Those are my hobbies.


~KS said...

Ummmm.... 99% of the Easter bunnies out there creep me the heck out.

ScoMan said...

I wouldn't pay $1.5 million for anything.. except for $2 million. But I doubt anyone would give me $2 million for $1.5 million. Unless we were changing currencies.

I can't think of a situation where I would need any of those bathroom things. But that's what they do isn't it? They create markets for things that none of us ever needed before.

Kiera said...

my kids lose sleep over the easter bunny.

and don't forget, there are automatic flushes and toilet seat warmers out there.

and makeover? i need one, on my blog that is. like whoa

Ashley said...

Ok the bunnies are creepy...

HOWEVER the tanning in the shower is is the tv in the mirror! I love those products however it will be a long time until I am able to afford any of that stuff! For now I will just have to live through your blog...

Kristin said...

Can't wait to see the new look! Is it weird that I've always wanted a bathroom tv?

Amoreee said...

The tailored water, the tanning shower, wow!! How much better could that get!!!

Mad Woman said...

Those bunnies creep me out! But I like that faucet. How cool!

Renée M. said...

The faucet's amazing! I'd looove to have one, too! (:
haha, i've always been creeped out by mascot bunnies, anyway!

sHp said...

Oh, how I have missed your posts! So funny and entertaining! The wannabe playgirl bunny dudes are quite disturbing! ha ha ha ha

And, I really want...seriously want...a tv in the mirror of my bathroom! I would LOVE LOVE to watch the Today Show while putting on my makeup :)

So glad to be back to blogging/commenting!

Hope you've had a great spring so far!


Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

That TV in the mirror is awesome!

Aunt Juicebox said...

OK you nearly got me with the bathroom tv mirror thing. Eh, who needs food right?

Jennifer said...

I just found your blog and I love it! Hmm...that tanning shower is definetely some skin cancer waiting to happen.

Hope Chella said...

That's insane about the comic :O

Happy Easter Weekend xx

Erin said...

I want the tv in my mirror.

And looking forward to seeing your bloggy makeover!

Anonymous said...

You know what l really wish someone would invent for the bathroom? A deflector that will bounce your book back if you happen to drop it in the bath water in a momentary lapse in concentration...

Love the blog btw

Lady M :)

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

I swear, those bunnies are almost as creepy as clowns. I hate clowns!!

*LLUVIA* said...

I never got the concept of the bunnies on Easter. They are creepy! LOL!

Those area great news! Can't wait to see the new look!

Bridget said...

those gadgets are so freaking cool. like the jetsons! (or not?)

Yummy Mummy said...

Something about an electronic gadget pouring out water that I'm submersing myself in doesn't sit quite right with me.

Shandal said...

The tanning shower. Sold. It's mine. Muah hahaha!

Summer said...

I need that bath thingamajig. Badly.

I am also totally loving your blog makeover woman!!!