This x That of the Day

This x That:

Know This:

  • RIP: Rudolf Brazda, last surviving “pink triangle” prisoner, dead at 98. Also: Grease actress Annette Charles, at 63. And: Author Leslie Esdaile Banks, at 51.

Read This:

Look At This:

The Other:

Simpsons Did It of the Day

Earlier today, J. C. Penney was making money off a long-sleeve shirt marketed to girls aged 7 to 16, which proudly announced to the world that its female wearer was too busy being pretty and listening to Justin Bieber to do homework like a boy.

After the Internet got involved, however, J.C. Penney quickly pulled the offending apparel and apologized with this statement:

J.C. Penney is committed to being America’s destination for great style and great value for the whole family. We agree that the “Too pretty” t-shirt does not deliver an appropriate message, and we have immediately discontinued its sale. Our merchandise is intended to appeal to a broad customer base, not to offend them. We would like to apologize to our customers and are taking action to ensure that we continue to uphold the integrity of our merchandise that they have come to expect.

The outrage, however, hasn’t been as quick to die down, with disgruntled JC Penney patrons continuing to take to the retailer’s Facebook page to express their dismay.

A Briton In Los Angeles of the Day

Alex Day (of Alex Reads Twilight fame) and his buddy/bandmate Liam Dryden hop across the pond to Los Angeles, California, where they decide to visit a Walmart.

Culture shockilarity ensues.

RIP Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse, the English singer and songwriter who is known for her ongoing battle against substance abuse as much as she is for her music career, was found dead today in her North London home at the tender age of 27.

Winehouse was pronounced dead at the scene according to the police report. The circumstances surrounding her death are being treated as unexplained.


Don’t Move of the Day

To promote Cirque Éloize‘s imminent arrival at Birmingham Hippodrome, roving reporter Chris Unitt bravely submits his body to the whims of a quicksilver bicycle stunt.

Early Bird Special

Jay the Yellow-Eyed Penguin takes his first few steps on his damaged foot.



OMG! Adorbz of the Day

OMG! Adorbz of the Day: Two-year old Dalton is super-excited to tell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk.

I dont blame him. Thats a realllly biiiiiig beanstaaaalk!

Early Bird Special

Let me save you quite a bit of pinching and tell you that you are in fact awake, and that is in fact Tom Hanks doing a weather report dance with Chiquinquira Delgado on Univision morning show, Despierta America.


Deep Fried Thing of the Day

Deep Fried Thing of the Day: Chicken Charlie Boghosian purveyor of all things artery-clogging shows off his latest homewrecker: Deep-fried Kool-Aid.

According to Boghosian, the doughnut-hole-shaped death warrant was a best seller during opening weekend at the San Diego County Fair, with as many as 9,000 deep-friend Kool-Aid balls served.

It tastes just like a doughnut ball, remarked fair attendee Rashed Karram, who noted that he preferred Chicken Charlies deep-fried Klondike Bars.

Got a Takedown on Friday of the Day

Rebecca Black’s “Friday” is off YouTube due to a copyright claim from … Rebecca Black. The “singing” “sensation” is in a legal battle with the song’s producers, Ark Music Factory.

RB alleges that Ark never gave her the master recordings for “Friday,” and they didn’t obtain the necessary publicity rights to advertise her as one of their “artists” and sell ringtones and other Fridayphernalia.

tl;dr: Friday, Friday, got a takedown on Friday. Everybody’s looking forward to the lawsuit, lawsuit.