Cool Photo of the Day: Barbie Dissected

OKAY OKAY… Let’s get the elephant in the room slaughtered first (is that how the expression goes?).  I’ve been M.I.A. for a while… Let’s just say that I was busy travelling the south seas, perfecting my spanish guitar and cashing in my two lottery victories (all of that may or may not be true).  BUT FORGIVE ME GUYS, PLZ?

So as a special welcome back return gift, here is an amazing sculpture by artist Jason Freeny:

It’s the lovely, large breasted, tiny footed, anatomically incorrect miss Barbie dissected and made sort of more anatomically correct (feet and boobs still the same though…)

For making of shots and other images, Check out Jason Freeny’s facebook.

And while you are at it, check out HAHABUDA’s facebook (and like it too)

 

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Web series on Internet Dating: PLENTY OF MITCH has Launched

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a web series that I was helping out with, Plenty of Mitch, which follows the (mis)adventures of a group of guys testing the waters of internet dating. As the show goes on, you’ll see the good, the bad and the (overwhelmingly) ugly side of meeting strangers on the interwebs.  Well, i’ve got some good news, the first episode has launched!

The hilarious first episode sets the stage for all the craziness that will occur as the show continues.  Will Mitch find love or is this a train wreck waiting to happen?  Will Jamie ever get a date with a non-Louie/non-Leper?  What is Dean’s (aka Danger’s) secret to his luck with the ladies?

So, have you had any terrible dating stories? I’ve never gone on one (my parents did once offer to buy me a match.com account…), but I’ve heard HORRIBLE STORIES from friends: from burn victims who can only talk about their injuries to guys who buy three long islands before the entree…  I don’t know if it’s a world I want to explore.  I’ll just live vicariously through the guys on Plenty of Mitch.

So while you are at it, LIKE the Plenty of Mitch facebook page to get news about upcoming episodes.

P.S.  if you are wondering why the sound is so good it, was because I was holding the boom mike…  jk jk

Pat Sajak “used to” get drunk and other Game Show hosts behaving badly

I love game shows.  But even more, I love game show hosts.  My top 3 favorite game show hosts of all time are: Chuck Woolery, Alex Trebek and Bob Barker.  And even though Pat Sajak, from Wheel of Fortune, seems like the creepy uncle I never had, he has a special place in my heart too.

SO, BIG SHOCKER HERE.  Pat Sajak recently admitted in an interview that he and Vanna White would get pretty plastered before the show in the early days of the Wheel.  As he states:

 Our dinner break would be two and a half hours long while they drove in cars and boats and gazebos…. We had a place called Los Arcos…. They had great margaritas, so Vanna and I would go across and have two or three or six. And then come and do the last shows, and have trouble recognizing the alphabet.

Well Pat’s not the only one with questionable behavior.  Here are some other game show hosts behaving badly:

1.  Meredith Vieira gets hot and bothered for a young Navy pilot

“I’m ONE OLD HORNY WOMAN!”

“You can put your wet finger wherever you want it”

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Jeopardy fans are not happy, may start nerdy riot

Please read Part I of the Jeopardy controversy HERE to get more fully up to date on the craziness that is happening among people who are usually too busy memorizing vice presidents, English royals and no longer circulating currencies (I kid, I kid. I love you guys).

A few days ago, I reported that Jeopardy has decided to close registration early for its online tests to qualify to be on the show.  Usually, you have until two hours before the test starts to register.  This year, they closed it off DAYS early without warning.  Rumor has it that hackers may have been a factor. Really, Jeopardy, just because we Jeopardophiles are smarter than the average bear, doesn’t mean we don’t participate in some good ole fashioned procrastination.

Things got awkward when they were still showing commercials saying you could register, despite the fact that registration was long since closed.

The correct response is “What is a douchey thing to do?”

Now, fans are not happy.  As one fan states on their facebook page:

Closing reg while still saying register on the tv sucks. I’ll be contacting Sony, SEC about false advertising, FCC, and the state Attorney General Department of Consumer Affairs. Hope others do the same.

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Wanna be a Jeopardy Contestant? TOO BAD says the show

My original intent of this blog post was to inform you that the Jeopardy Online Test to qualify to be on the show is happening this week.  I was so excited.  In fact, I couldn’t wait for my chance to fail it (hey, what can I say, I’m a bit rusty on state capitals).  Maybe I would inspire some follower to apply, and when they asked who referred you to apply, you would say “hahabuda.com” and then Alex Trebek and I would be best friends.

A girl can dream…

BUT THEN… I went to their website and found that the registration was closed.  I seriously had a verbal yell that was a cross between “GJLJKNRNICPJOFVDARGGGGHHHHH!” and Fizzgig doing this.  It wasn’t pretty.  When you click the link it says:

This feature is currently unavailable.  Please enjoy the rest of the site and check back later for updates.  We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

-The Producers of Jeopardy

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The Wonderful World of Sweepstakes Winning!

I’ve been semi-employed the last few months.  And even semi-employed is an overstatement.  Really I mean I’ve dedicated my time to re-watching cancelled sitcoms (woot Party Down woot), playing scrabble, and on a good day, going to the gym. WAIT. I didn’t even mention my job: I sometimes work in a law office where my boss sends me illegible post-its about the German Embassy which has NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING.

Though German barmaids would be an interesting addition to the office 

So, as an added source of income (and yes, that is how I rationalize it), I’ve decided to enter as many sweepstakes/contests as I can.  And in reality, it’s kind of like a job,but instead of getting paid in cash, I get paid in chocolate, eye cream and the Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook.

I did a less intense version of this before a couple of years ago, focusing on contests held in my city of residence, and I did pretty well:  a few show tickets, a pair of tickets to Beefest, and a pair of tickets to a Twilight event (the experience of trying to scalp these $4 dollar tickets to preteen girls marks one of the low points of my life).

Few things are scarier than this

BUT NOW, I am full-fledged sweepstakes fanatic!  In fact, I’ve actually won some stuff!  (NB: You can follow my my contest twitter account @lizzycontests to see everything I enter)

To show that people actually win stuff and to give props to the websites that provided me with happiness, here are some items I’ve won in the last month:

I wasn’t joking when I said I won the Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook because I did.  I originally thought it was a joke, but it’s actually a real thing that is unintentionally a joke.  I have yet to receive it, so in the meantime, I just post Gwyneth Paltrow quotes on Tumblr (yes, hahabuda has a tumblr)

 I basically love everything about hot dogs, except the hot dog bun – hahabuda

I also won a guacamole prize pack from Wholly Guacamole and Surviving a Teacher’s Salary.  Since coupons for guacamole and sandwich Continue reading

The Five Dumbest Harry Potter Merchandise Items at the Official Online Store

I’m on the low side of the spectrum of Harry Potter fandom.  And I’m saying that when I’ve read all 7 books, seen all the movies and have eaten Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Jelly Beans.  Geek fandom just has such high standards!  Of course the studios are going to milk it by making the dumbest movie merchandise that the “hardcore” fan “must have”.  Below you will some of my favorite examples from the Warner Brothers Harry Potter online store.

1.  Harry Potter Authentic Replica Adult Invisibility Cloak –  $354.95 (down from $429.95)

I understand that fans needs their special costumes to wear at conventions, Harry Potter themed parties and while doing laundry.  I get it. But $400 for an invisibility cloak that (surprise) doesn’t make you invisible?

What surprises me more is the amount of people who bought the item and actually expected anything better than something your blind grandma could make.

I did not find this product very fun at all, it is very thick and heavy and well it cost alot of money so i was expecting better quality. As soon as i had a look at it in my own hands i knew the purchase was a mistake, i should have invested in something for my car instead with that kind of money. This product is a waste of money, i got no good comments apart from that it doesnt actually turn you invisible.

A few reviewers said that they were angry that the description doesn’t clarify that the cloak doesn’t make you invisible.  Really?  Why do people like this get $500 to blow on Harry Potter gear. Also I like how the product was not “very fun at all”.  What do you do with this for fun? Run around the house pretending you are invisible and try to sneak up on your cat not so ironically named Hedwig?  SOUNDS LIKE A BALL.

2.  Harry Potter Adult Voldemort Mask

I’ve always though Voldemort (especially aesethically) was an odd choice as the ultimate villain.  Two moments stand out for me.  When he looks like a baby:

Aw isn’t he cute

When he’s on the back of that guys head in the Sorcerer’s Stone:

Voldy’s always giving me a weird vibe, maybe it’s the fact that I’ve always picture him doing the Hannibal Lecter licking his lips thing (you know this thing).  So now you can own his heinous face, which according to reviews is wayyyy too big to fit on anyone’s normal sized head.

rar!

It actually looks scarier than the guy in the movie, you think?  It’s like Jason, meets some big-necked wrestler, meets a noseless guy!

3. Harry Potter life-sized Dobby Display Statue – $699.95

Not creepy at all

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Fatbooth-ing Victoria’s Secret models is now Journalism

I’ve been looking for a good news website for a while.  There’s some that I glance at from time to time, but none of them have really stuck.  Except one.  I really should be embarrassed to admit this, but I love the British Tabloid The Daily Mail.

Today, I learned of the woman who had sex with her underage nephew at Thanksgiving, The French government hating on the name Daemon for being too supernatural, and the real house based on the one in the Disney Movie Up! 

Journalism

But yesterday, they had an article so stupid that it seemed like 13 year teen boys had developed the concept.

Victoria’s Secret Models Fatboothed (read it here)

This

For those of you who still haven’t figured out what Fatbooth is, it is an application where you can make someone look really fat.  It’s funny and you can do it on your friends.  It’s taken a while for me to perfect “my FatBooth face”: a slightly agape mouth, an awkward smile and wide, clueless eyes.  It looks horrendous every time (and no I won’t be posting it).

Here’s one more and you can see the rest of the pictures in the article.

I found out today that the Daily Mail was Britain’s first daily newspaper aimed at the newly literate “lower-middle class market resulting from mass education combining a low retail price with plenty of competitions, prizes and promotional gimmicks”, and the first British paper to sell a million copies a day.  At least they knew their market.

Tomorrow: I fatbooth puppies and ask for a journalism prize.