Friday, October 30, 2009


Copyright Kitsune-insomnia

Be sure to check out Brandee's blog post about her costume (link below):

Brandee Halloween

Click: Starch Protein with one condiment! shaoooo

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Chimpanzee burial Cameroon Dorothy

"Cameroon—At the Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, more than a dozen residents form a gallery of grief, looking on as Dorothy—a beloved female felled in her late 40s by heart failure—is borne to her burial."

What an incredibly moving photo. Enough to break your heart...

From National Geographic:

"The November issue of National Geographic magazine features a moving photograph of chimpanzees watching as one of their own is wheeled to her burial. Since it was published, the picture and story have gone viral, turning up on websites and TV shows and in newspapers around the world. For readers who’d like to know more, here’s what I learned as I interviewed the photographer, Monica Szczupider.

On September 23, 2008, Dorothy, a female chimpanzee in her late 40s, died of congestive heart failure. A maternal and beloved figure, Dorothy had spent eight years at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, which houses and rehabilitates chimps victimized by habitat loss and the illegal African bushmeat trade.

After a hunter killed her mother, Dorothy was sold as a “mascot” to an amusement park in Cameroon. For the next 25 years she was tethered to the ground by a chain around her neck, taunted, teased, and taught to drink beer and smoke cigarettes for sport. In May 2000 Dorothy—obese from poor diet and lack of exercise—was rescued and relocated along with ten other primates. As her health improved, her deep kindness surfaced. She mothered an orphaned chimp named Bouboule and became a close friend to many others, including Jacky, the group’s alpha male, and Nama, another amusement-park refugee.

Szczupider, who had been a volunteer at the center, told me: “Her presence, and loss, was palpable, and resonated throughout the group. The management at Sanaga-Yong opted to let Dorothy's chimpanzee family witness her burial, so that perhaps they would understand, in their own capacity, that Dorothy would not return. Some chimps displayed aggression while others barked in frustration. But perhaps the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence. If one knows chimpanzees, then one knows that [they] are not [usually] silent creatures."

Sanaga-Yong was founded in 1999 by veterinarian Sheri Speede (pictured at right, cradling Dorothy’s head; at left is center employee Assou Felix). Operated by IDA-Africa, an NGO, it’s home to 62 chimps who reside in spacious, forested enclosures.

Szczupider submitted the photograph to Your Shot, a magazine feature that encourages readers to send in pictures they've taken. The best are published on the website and in the magazine.

—Jeremy Berlin"

Rest in peace, Dorothy.

National Geographic

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Sunday, October 25, 2009


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Just when I thought I'd seen it all...

"Anna Rexia

In Stock - Immediate Delivery

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"You can never be too rich or too thin.

Knit dress with glitter screenprint. Includes headband, choker neckband, removable "Anna Rexia" badge and ribbon tie belt.

Available in Adult Sizes: Small(2-6) **SOLD OUT**, Medium(6-10), Large(10-14), 1X/2X(16-18), 3X/4X(18-20)

Shoe -"Mary Jane w/Heel"(Mary Jane-50)


That "ribbon tie belt" is a tape measure.

What's next? A costume mocking AIDs victims?

I'm speechless.


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Monday, October 12, 2009


Karl Lagerfield
Karl Lagerfield, Creative Director of Chanel, in 2001

Karl Lagerfield continued to spew more vitriol today on the call for a ban on "size zero" models...

"No one wants to see curvy women. You've got fat mothers with their bags of chips sitting in front of the television and saying thin models are ugly. Fashion is about dreams and illusions."

Karl Lagerfield

Lagerfeld on the runway, 2000

How bizarre, especially coming from a man who has forgotten he was once morbidly obese. These days, he looks like he just crawled out of a crypt...

Karl Lagerfield

Lagerfeld, 2009

Lagerfeld's remarks today were in response to the German magazine, Brigitte, reporting last week that it would no longer feature professional models...that "it would only publish photographs of 'real women' after readers complained they could not identify with the models depicted."

And here are a few more of Lagerfeld's bons mots from January, 2009:

Karl Lagerfield Lagerfeld, 2009

"Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld dismissed "childish" criticism of the fur industry, calling animals "beasts" he has trouble eating meat.

From The Telegraph:

"Hunters in the north "make a living having learnt nothing else than hunting", he said, "killing those beasts who would kill us if they could."

Animals should be killed "nicely" if at all possible, said Lagerfeld, who admitted to being queasy about eating meat.

"I can hardly eat meat because it has to look like something what it was not when it was alive," he said.

Lagerfeld went on to roll his eyes at concerns over eating disorders in the fashion industry.

"In France there are, I think, less than one per cent of people who are too skinny.

"There are nearly 30 per cent of young people who are too fat. So let's take care of the zillions of the too fat before we talk about the percentage that's left."

Two words for you, Karl...ball gag.


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