Ramp It Up/Stamp It Down: Friday, 16th of November
Ramp It Up!
The international trailer has finally been released, and it is various different kinds of serious epic. Decidedly less awesome is the news that Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds to play consumptive Fantine by eating two squares of oatmeal paste a day. We’re both impressed and appalled.
Fox News namedropped the Galway greasery in a list of ten fast food restaurants from around the world, paying homage to their pioneering the snack box craze. We’re partial to the garlic cheese fries ourselves.
Noted feminist, decent human being and deadly musician Amanda Fucking Palmer wrote an open letter to PETA after their latest ad shamed not just fur fans, but everyone who has pubic hair. Arguing that in stating that pubic hair is ‘unattractive’, the ad contributes to a culture of body shaming, AFP pleaded ‘PETA, if you care about animals, and their health and overall happiness index, take your human animals into account alongside the rest of them.’ Well said, girlfriend.
Stamp It Down!
Bad week for civilisation as news breaks that Ireland allowed a woman to die of septicaemia over allowing a life-saving abortion, and Uganda determines to pass a law under which homosexual people are punished with life sentences. We’d take a pop at colonising Mars if we were guaranteed we could do it alone.
She doesn’t like wearing them. Metaphorically, that is. In relationships. ‘If I feel too much like I’m wearing the pants, I start to feel uncomfortable and then we break up’, she explains. ‘It’s wonderful to hand over the reins to your boyfriend’. Ugh. Taylor, we know you’re only, like, twelve or some shit, but it’s important you know we can all see through your cynical pandering to conservative America.