Your Thanksgiving Meal, Reimagined

My favorite holiday of the year is quickly approaching (Thanksgiving, DUH!). In my world, nothing beats the crisp cool air, warm apple pie and football on the couch post-feast with the fam. And, oh yeah, did I mention the meal?! Turkey, potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce has to be one of the best meals in existence.

Though I have never been one to see food as “art” (my fellow marlo-ites on the restaurant team are shaking their heads right now), I am loving what San Francisco-based artist Hannah Rothstein is doing with a T-Day spread this year. Rothstein’s collection titled, “How Famous Artists Would Plate Thanksgiving Meals,” envisions ten renowned artists’ interpretation of a Thanksgiving meal, from Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”, complete with swirled mashed potato and gravy sky…

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…to Warhol’s provocative pop art.

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Check out all of Hannah’s creations on her site: http://www.hrothstein.com/thanksgiving-special/.

Maybe Hannah’s prints will inspire you to create your own masterpiece this Turkey Day (that is, if you can wait that long to dig in!).

Image source HRothstein.com

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DDs For a Day

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You’re getting ready for that big event — you have your tan sprayed on, hair blown out, new Jimmy Choos snug on your feet, but wait you forgot something… your breasts. That’s right, you can now get temporary breasts my friends. Brace yourselves.

For a few thousand dollars you can now sport a pair of DDs for a mere 24 hours. Plastic surgeon Norman Rowe deems these bad boys “vacation boobs”. Thinking about turning your mosquito bites into watermelons, but afraid to commit? In twenty minutes (that’s a third of your lunch break, marlo friends!) your boobs will inflate into voluptuous melons, but be warned — after 24 hours they will deflate. This could make a one night stand even more awkward than it already is (not that I would know…).

Maybe it’s because I’m already #blessed with a chest, but I really don’t understand the need to go bigger (back pain people!), especially for only one day. I guess this falls into the go big or go home philosophy? In any case, just make sure if you go home with a dude he’s aware that your balloons will be deflated by morning. Now that’s a Cinderella story I’d love to watch unveil.

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Shake It Off in Your Neon Unitard

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard Taylor Swift’s new head bobber “Shake It Off.” Even if you’re not a fan of T Swift (or if you’re like me and still in denial about the fact that her music can be somewhat good), the video is pretty cute. Donning a variety of outfits and dancing around with the best of them, the infamous heart breaker sure knows how to make fun of herself. Admittedly, that makes me like her a little bit more.

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Right now, it seems all anyone can talk about is how “haters gonna hate hate hate hate” (even my father has filled me in on this fact…), but maybe what we should be talking about is how perfect the song is to shake things off – aerobic style. As a child of the ‘90s I’m sure even T Swift herself couldn’t imagine how well her catchy tune would pair with a 1989 aerobic workout. Or maybe she does – the “1989” title of her newest album seems a bit more than fortuitous.

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Thankfully, the great minds of the Internet always know how to keep us entertained. As if an ‘80’s aerobic video isn’t giggle-worthy enough in itself (men kicking their legs sky high while wearing unitards, anyone?), syncing it with Taylor’s track is simply genius. The routine seems to have some “shake” elements itself, which work only too perfectly with the song’s theme. As we have entered the season for giving thanks, I can say that this video makes me thankful for two things: 1) the existence of late ‘80’s to early ‘90’s color palettes (oof) 2) no one has uncovered a Richard Simmons routine to sync to today’s popular music. Need I say more?

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S.O.S. Please Someone (Olivia Pope) Help Me…

This Thursday when you pour your ginormous Olivia Pope-sized glass of red, pop some popcorn and hunker down to enjoy your favorite hour of the week—Scandal Thursday—you can do so with the peace of mind that Rihanna is likely doing the same. The fact that @badgalriri is also forgoing a night on the town should help you feel less guilty about devouring every minute of the Gladiators wearing white hats and all.

On Rihanna’s recent stop in the Nation’s Capital for a Veteran’s Day Tribute Concert she posed for a Scandal-themed photo shoot during her tour of the White House, and boy did it make me want to go to Washington.

She channeled her inner Abby at the podium of the White House briefing room…

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…tried to seduce her way past White House security…

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…posed with her team wishing they were Olivia Pope & Associates…

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…and yelled at Cyrus while wearing a fabulous outfit.

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I think it’s safe to say that between Rihanna and Olivia Pope no matter what’s going on at the White House, it’s #handled.

Images source Instagram

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This Instagram Account Is DEFINITELY More Important Than Kim K’s Butt

Last Thursday morning I was stumped. Faced with the weekly challenge of finding something interesting and worthwhile to share with m.blog readers and packing it into a three paragraph, photo-filled sassy synopsis was simply too much for me to handle. While scrolling through Buzzfeed, Mashable, and Yahoo!Trending News, it seemed that the only thing somewhat notable that happened last week was Kim Kardashian’s butt which — to be honest — is nothing new. Plus, I’ve pledged to myself to never write about the Kardashians. So that brings me to today’s topic. Relevant? Not really. Kardashian-free? Absolutely.

Of late, I’ve been particularly interested in the Instagram account guysandtheirdogs, displaying the ultimate bond between man and his best friend. Oh yes—it’s a sight to see.

MEN: I believe I speak for the whole population of women that having a dog, in fact, DOES make you more attractive. If you don’t believe me, ask my bald-headed uncle who paraded his black poodle around Boston for years. It was a success in his book (gross), and is sure to work for you too.

I’ve included a few bootie-free shots below for your enjoyment. You’re welcome…in more ways than one.

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Images source Instagram

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Eaten Alive

Those two words “Eaten Alive” are enough to strike fear in the hearts of many – yours truly included – but for one, these words pose an interesting challenge that he’ll stupidly bravely try to overcome. Meet Paul Rosolie. Among his credentials he identifies himself as ‘naturalist explorer, writer, speaker’ but conveniently leaves ‘crazy person’ off his resume. Before you think I’m simply being hard on a stranger, hear me out. On December 7, Paul will don a supposedly snake-proof suit, cover himself in pig blood and then allow himself to be swallowed by an anaconda. In case you’re unfamiliar with anacondas, an adult male can grow to be 25 feet in length and weigh 550 pounds.  When it’s time for them to eat they regularly capture prey larger than them, suffocate or drown the animal and then ingest it whole. Oh and they look something like this and require approximately 11 men to wrangle it…

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This would not be my idea of an experiment worth following through with but as the Huffington Post article points out, the show has already been filmed and Paul (or his double) has been active on Twitter so it’s safe to presume that he survives this terrific act of terrifying stupidity. So if you’re into this sort of thing (you weirdo) tune in on December 7 to see Paul get eaten alive and then pulled back out by his buddies by the tether attached to his suit.

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Throwback Thursday: Celebrity Edition

Celebrities are people too, right? When you see their faces plastered everyday across everything from magazines to weight loss products it’s hard to remember that fact. With their pore-less photoshopped faces, hair professionally blown out each morning, and bodies sculpted by top trainers, it’s almost impossible not to envy their flawless image. I always laugh reading trashy tabloid magazines with sections titled, “Celebrities, they’re just like us!” showing pictures of Angelina Jolie buying a carton of milk or Zac Efron walking his dog. Is stuff like that ACTUALLY newsworthy enough to be printed in a magazine? Apparently so!

With the release of Taylor Swift’s new album, a pic of Taylor Swift pre-fame also surfaced. The picture looks like the typical middle school photograph, braided hair, no makeup, and before braces. If I didn’t know it was her, I would have assumed the picture was of any normal middle school girl. Can you say awkward stage? This prompted me to do some further research into celebrities before they had an army full of people making them appear perfect on a daily basis. Here is my analysis of Taylor Swift and other stars before they were famous:

Taylor Swift

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Oh Taylor Swift, I can just see her now begging her parents to let her get her hair cornrow braided while on vacation on some tropical island. At least her signature blonde locks complement her fresh tan.

Beyonce
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Honestly, can Beyonce do anything wrong? Even as a child she still looks fierce in her birthday hat. And the resemblance to Blue Ivy is impeccable, that kid has some good genes!

Adam Levine
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People Magazine’s Sexiest Man alive once had acne?! Now married to a supermodel, this old yearbook picture of Adam Levine should make everyone feel a little bit better about the occasional blemish.

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Apparently this picture was taken of Megan Fox when she was 12 years old. If the ill-fitting sweater wasn’t enough, her choker necklace confirms she was a stylin’ 90s kid. Aside from the braces, it’s no surprise Megan Fox was stunning then and now.

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Since moving to Boston it’s been my dream to one day see Gisele strutting the streets of Back Bay with Tom Brady in tow. Judging by this picture of her from 1992, clearly she was born to be a supermodel (pictured in middle). However for us normal people that weren’t blessed with mile long legs and arguably the most photogenic face on this earth, this picture proves that a bad haircut can be overcome and forgotten about with time.

For more images of celebrities before they were famous, NY Daily News has a whole roundup of everyone from Emma Stone to Elvis. So maybe celebrities are just like us after all?

All images source Nydailynews.com

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