Reason’s Nanny of the Year Award

posted at 8:01 am on December 28, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

Who will it be? A cop banning cursing, a legislator banning bikinis, or a lawmaker policing Photoshopping?

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Too funny….though I would have voted for the air brush.

DiabloAzure on December 28, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Why is it that the people most concerned with photoshopping are the ones that could benefit from a heck of a lot more than getting rid of red eye?

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Americans love Nanny apparently.

We keep voting for it.

PappyD61 on December 28, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Senator Dianne Feinstein,

I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.

I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.

I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.

I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.

We, the people, deserve better than you.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joshua Boston
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
2004-2012

rayra on December 28, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Those weren’t that bad compared to Obamacare, food stamps and Obamaphones…

Fallon on December 28, 2012 at 8:27 AM

rayra on December 28, 2012 at 8:23 AM

I know, right? This is the government “Nanny State” intrusion I’m most worried about.

hawkdriver on December 28, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Why is it that the people most concerned with photoshopping are the ones that could benefit from a heck of a lot more than getting rid of red eye?

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 8:18 AM

That’s not a right-wing thing, but a left-wing thing. Like this:

“We should force publishers to tell people that they have altered the photographs, and that any, say, young women looking at them should know that attempting to appear this way is not a reasonable goal, and that feeling bad about themselves because they are comparing themselves to these fictionalized perfections is unwarranted.”

I don’t have any problem with that, actually. I hate to say that out loud here, but I really don’t.

I might be tainted by what I fear is coming. We are about to have — already do have in the shop — the ability to add crowds to empty stadiums, applauding crowds to Obama speeches, and so on, in real time. We will be able to “airbrush out” protestors or add them, and otherwise fictionalize scenes that people have every reason to believe are at least mostly true. I’d happily support regulation that requires broadcasters to warn people that what they are seeing is generated, if the people viewing it have an expectation that what they are seeing is what the camera is actually capturing.

I know it’s fraught. I’ll not die on this hill or anything. Difficult to see. Always in motion the future is.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Those weren’t that bad compared to Obamacare, food stamps and Obamaphones…

Fallon on December 28, 2012 at 8:27 AM

Personally, I would have thought the federal government discovering that free contraception for sluts is a “right” would have at least gotten an honorable mention. With one Executive Order the federal government essentially took possession of every single American va-jay-jay.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 8:35 AM

“We should force publishers to tell people that they have altered the photographs, and that any, say, young women looking at them should know that attempting to appear this way is not a reasonable goal, and that feeling bad about themselves because they are comparing themselves to these fictionalized perfections is unwarranted.”

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Oh, I get the motive behind some ugly Democrat pissed off that young women are airbrushed. But, if we go that route, shouldn’t chronic abusers of plastic surgery like Nancy Pelosi be required full disclosure that she’s fighting a losing battle even with thousands of dollars of nipping and tucking? Shouldn’t those newscasters and actors have to disclose what work they’ve had done. Rachael Madcow is about the only one I can think of that can honestly say she’s as ugly as the day she was born.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 8:40 AM

But, if we go that route, shouldn’t chronic abusers of plastic surgery like Nancy Pelosi be required full disclosure that she’s fighting a losing battle even with thousands of dollars of nipping and tucking? Shouldn’t those newscasters and actors have to disclose what work they’ve had done. Rachael Madcow is about the only one I can think of that can honestly say she’s as ugly as the day she was born.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 8:40 AM

lol Madcow. :)

I was thinking about broadcasted, published images. Not general deception. I’m not suggesting people should be stamped “not born this way.” :) (Though that information might be bloody useful under certain circumstances.)

But Nancy actually looks nipped and tucked. Sort of. I guess.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Nanny of the Year? The biggest nanny of them all is the biggest, most loud-mouthed (which also means ‘biggest know-nothing’) liberal outside of Washington: Mayor Bloomberg of NYC.

Liam on December 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

With one Executive Order the federal government essentially took possession of every single American va-jay-jay.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 8:35 AM

If I had known it were that easy, I would have been handing out free birth control at the bars every friday night! :)

Timin203 on December 28, 2012 at 8:58 AM

My head-replacing sucks (I probably would have been a good, little sans culotte since I can take ‘em off without a guillotine), but my entry….

Does Nanny Know Breast or Is He Just A Big Boob?

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

But Nancy actually looks nipped and tucked. Sort of. I guess.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

I was at an event in Baltimore’s World Trade Center a few weeks ago. There was a display of famous Baltimorians (Baltimoron in the case of more than a few). The picture of Pelosi from her early political career looks nothing like the vile woman we see today. She’s been nipped, tucked, and botoxed to such an extent I suspect there is very little original equipment left.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

how do you mix up Judge Dredd and Demolition Man? The former is okay but the latter is the best movie of all time.

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

I was thinking about broadcasted, published images. Not general deception. I’m not suggesting people should be stamped “not born this way.” :) (Though that information might be bloody useful under certain circumstances.)

But Nancy actually looks nipped and tucked. Sort of. I guess.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

I feel your instincts, but we know that in reality these rules would be like the warning labels on cigarettes — ineffective and a waste of time and money.

And of course the media would not follow these rules when they photoshop crowds, edit 911 tapes, etc.

Anyone stupid enough to think the girls in their magazines look like that in person and is what they should strive to… I mean, come on.

Timin203 on December 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM

The biggest nanny of them all is the biggest, most loud-mouthed (which also means ‘biggest know-nothing’) liberal outside of Washington: Mayor Bloomberg of NYC.

Liam on December 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Good choice! BTW, I found out something interesting over the holidays. You can still get a Big Gulp in NYC. The ban on large drinks apparently doesn’t apply to convenience stores. That seems like a pretty big loophole! Maybe Bloomberg should require people to register their Big Gulps so that they don’t fall into the wrong hands.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM

3: Gone With The Wind
2: Citizen Kane
1: Demolition Man

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

With one Executive Order the federal government essentially took possession of every single American va-jay-jay.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Au contraire! And, if he has any ideas along those lines, he’d better be prepared for Waco x 1,000,000.

Old & Busted: Keep your laws off of my body!

New Hotness: Keep your EOs off of my body and out of my vajayjay…and put your fingers in my wallet again, and I’ll saw off your hand and hit you over the head with my purse!

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

What? No Bloomberg “big gulp” restrictions? Where’s Michelle’s school lunch menu?

Rovin on December 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Does Nanny Know Breast or Is He Just A Big Boob?

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

LOL! If I name you the winner (which you are) will you promise never to show that picture again?

Night Owl on December 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:03 AM

too many of your species voted for their lady parts

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

They photoshop models to support false claims of products. If they aren’t going to ban it, they should at least put a disclaimer. I’m no big fan of swearing in public because I don’t want to hear people screaming out vulgarities in front of children. As far as bikini ban — some city in CA has one. Again, they don’t want people coming into the business areas of beach cities half naked. A 2″ x 2″ piece of cloth covering a woman’s nipples with a strip of cloth in their crack, is half naked. People want to dress like that on the beach, fine. But don’t parade around the streets like that because you’re an exhibitionist slut.

Blake on December 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Anyone stupid enough to think the girls in their magazines look like that in person and is what they should strive to… I mean, come on.

Timin203 on December 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM

It’s a valid concern in our touchy-feely world where parents have decided that their kids are really wards of the state. But, really, just how stupid would it be to have a magazine where every single image would have to include a warning label?

Even pictures of food get doctored before publication. Do we get warnings that your mac and cheese isn’t going to look like it does in the magazine?

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Blake on December 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Is that you Chief Gates?

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

LOL! If I name you the winner (which you are) will you promise never to show that picture again?

Night Owl on December 28, 2012 at 9:04 AM

OK. Did you like Christmas Comrades?

I just woke up and haven’t had any coffee so I am my usual 6 at 9 self (6 years old at 9 AM). Give me time – I was writing until 4. I am always frisky, irreverent and somewhat juvenile in the morning. :-)

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Does Nanny Know Breast or Is He Just A Big Boob?

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

I hate that one. :) Don’t get me wrong; ‘s good. I just — I just hate looking at it.

BTW/OT — This was brilliant, and I almost missed it! You might want to see this: 188292651X

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Nanny of the Year? The biggest nanny of them all is the biggest, most loud-mouthed (which also means ‘biggest know-nothing’) liberal outside of Washington: Mayor Bloomberg of NYC.

Liam on December 28, 2012 at 8:53 AM

…he has my vote!

KOOLAID2 on December 28, 2012 at 9:10 AM

People want to dress like that on the beach, fine. But don’t parade around the streets like that because you’re an exhibitionist slut.

Blake on December 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Well as long as you’re defending that. We need a law that spandex garments (like bikewear) can only be sold in the small size. And the person selling it is criminally liable if the wearer ends up displaying all those weird bumps and rolls of fat that nobody should have to look at outside a doctor’s office.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Maybe Bloomberg should require people to register their Big Gulps so that they don’t fall into the wrong hands.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Please don’t give that liberal nutcase any ideas!

Liam on December 28, 2012 at 9:12 AM

How does Moochelle not get nominated?

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Does Nanny Know Breast or Is He Just A Big Boob?

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

…you have to quit being so funny!…you were one of my nominee’s for Speaker of the House the other day!…I know you won’t cry…but you have to be s e r i o u s!

KOOLAID2 on December 28, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Ban Speedos

not Bikinis

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:13 AM

How does Moochelle not get nominated?

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:12 AM

…the a$$… can’t be bigger than the mouth!

KOOLAID2 on December 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

…the a$$… can’t be bigger than the mouth!

KOOLAID2 on December 28, 2012 at 9:15 AM

awwww

Nanny got Back! H8tah

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:17 AM

With democrats in charge of Minnesota, bloomberg will look like a nanny wimp after the dem rabble gets done……

crosshugger on December 28, 2012 at 9:17 AM

How does Moochelle not get nominated?

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:12 AM

She’s not worth the mention? I mean, starving high school kids isn’t being a nanny, in my book. It’s being a horrid liberal dictator.

Moochie’s idea of a ‘lunch’ for teenagers is 800 calories. But a typical high school football player burns up 3000 calories a day between working his tail off getting good grades and then team practice.

Can you say ‘starvation rations’?

Liam on December 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

They photoshop models to support false claims of products. If they aren’t going to ban it, they should at least put a disclaimer. I’m no big fan of swearing in public because I don’t want to hear people screaming out vulgarities in front of children. As far as bikini ban — some city in CA has one. Again, they don’t want people coming into the business areas of beach cities half naked. A 2″ x 2″ piece of cloth covering a woman’s nipples with a strip of cloth in their crack, is half naked. People want to dress like that on the beach, fine. But don’t parade around the streets like that because you’re an exhibitionist slut.

Blake on December 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Yes, we should use big government to keep businesses honest! Without big government, I would never realize that buying bud light isn’t going to get me a bunch of hot photoshopped girls!

And I definitely think we need speech police. Why stop at profanities? I am one who is easily offended, and I think the government should stop people from expressing controversial ideas and viewpoints as well.

As for bikinis on the boardwalk (which is adjacent to the beach, and walks out on to the beach every few feet)… totally agree! Keep those half naked women in the sand! If they want to come up to the boardwalk to spend money at a shop, get food, or even use a restroom, I want them covered head to foot in a burka.

Timin203 on December 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I might be tainted by what I fear is coming. We are about to have — already do have in the shop — the ability to add crowds to empty stadiums, applauding crowds to Obama speeches, and so on, in real time. We will be able to “airbrush out” protestors or add them, and otherwise fictionalize scenes that people have every reason to believe are at least mostly true. I’d happily support regulation that requires broadcasters to warn people that what they are seeing is generated, if the people viewing it have an expectation that what they are seeing is what the camera is actually capturing.

I know it’s fraught. I’ll not die on this hill or anything. Difficult to see. Always in motion the future is.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 8:34 AM

This is already done and has been for some time, across all media spectra. Just as an example, when you listen to your local radio station and they have those call-in nights where people call in a hello to their sweetie, a happy birthday to someone, a song request, and so forth – ever wonder how the segments are so whip fast? That’s right, we record and edit them on the fly, cutting twenty minutes of calls down to thirty-five seconds, throwing in jingles and music, all with a little machine that looks sort of like a typewriter with a scroll wheel on top. Select this bit, that bit, that bit, take this phrase and that sentence and remix them into your own story, cue it up with the computer, edit it all together, hit some preset carts, and whoom! Another twenty minutes to record more boring phone calls and cut them into something fun. The audio that reaches your radio is very fluid, and can be moved all around in blocs. A good board op/host can manipulate audio faster than time and create a complete story where none exists. Every media minute is a fiction created, edited, and Photoshopped for your advertising dollar. Doesn’t matter what media. I’ve seen those machines in the NPR studios in my hometown. Funny how all the callers agree with Professor Self Important From Some Department of Useless Studios from Useless Liberal U.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

We need a law that spandex garments (like bikewear) can only be sold in the small size. And the person selling it is criminally liable if the wearer ends up displaying all those weird bumps and rolls of fat that nobody should have to look at outside a doctor’s office.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Uh oh, I think we are losing a few of you to the dark side. (BTW~I kinda agree with you about the Spandex. Include that stupid “bike wear” that Lance Drugstrong made popular. Oops… It’s easy to want to be the Nanny. If I only ruled the world.)

Fallon on December 28, 2012 at 9:22 AM

It’s a valid concern in our touchy-feely world where parents have decided that their kids are really wards of the state. But, really, just how stupid would it be to have a magazine where every single image would have to include a warning label?

Even pictures of food get doctored before publication. Do we get warnings that your mac and cheese isn’t going to look like it does in the magazine?

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Yeah, I mean.. photoshopping or touching up an image to correct for light / shadows / out of place hairs / whatever is part of photography. Its the photographers job to make his subject look as appealing as possible. Whether he’s showing food or a girl, “airbrushing” or photoshopping is not some sinister tool used to trick people — it’s a way to correct any deficiencies before the photo is printed in thousands of magazines with a very sharp image. Yes, sometimes people go overboard… but it’s completely noticable, and again, so what?

If young girls have body issues (and lets not pretend teenagers only became insecure with the advent of photoshop), it’s up to their moms, friends, boyfriends, whoever to encourage them, and to remind them that those girls in magazines are in the vast minority in how they look, and that on top of having great looks, they have the best make up artists, hair dressers, photographers, and even photoshop artists to make them look as ideal as possible.

The government does not need to treat us like we’re a bunch of idiots.

Timin203 on December 28, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Include = Including

Whatevs…

Fallon on December 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM

They photoshop models to support false claims of products. If they aren’t going to ban it, they should at least put a disclaimer.

Blake on December 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

They ban some of it in the UK.

Julia Roberts and Christy Turlingon banned.

Rachel Weisz banned.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Anyhow, there’s a lot of sour grapes out there from people who say, “Those models don’t actually look that good. It’s all Photoshop.”

My wife was tutoring Miss Puerto Rico Universe in English and I had a chance to meet her right before she went to Las Vegas a week ago. Trust me, she DOES look that good.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM

This Natalie Portman mascara ad was banned.

Dakota Fanning video was banned.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Doesn’t matter what media. I’ve seen those machines in the NPR studios in my hometown. Funny how all the callers agree with Professor Self Important From Some Department of Useless Studios from Useless Liberal U.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

I know a little about video and audio editing. With computers its quicker and easier then even you described. You literally block off a section and drag and drop. It’s awesome, I really don’t see the problem. Who wants to listen to 20 minutes of boring phone calls when they can cut it down to 30 seconds and get on with playing the next song?

Yes it’s all about the advertising dollar — that’s how radio stations make their money. Don’t like it? Don’t listen to the station, don’t buy products from their advertisers, and make it unprofitable.

Timin203 on December 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM

They ban some of it in the UK.

Julia Roberts and Christy Turlingon banned.

Rachel Weisz banned.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM

If only we could ban liberal celebs like Rosanne and MSM pundits like Piers Morgan for false advertising…

Liam on December 28, 2012 at 9:27 AM

My wife was tutoring Miss Puerto Rico Universe in English and I had a chance to meet her right before she went to Las Vegas a week ago. Trust me, she DOES look that good.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM

You aren’t allowed to post comments like that without a link.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I know a little about video and audio editing. With computers its quicker and easier then even you described. You literally block off a section and drag and drop.

Timin203 on December 28, 2012 at 9:26 AM

That’s all true. But for quick audio editing on the fly, many of us still use more than one device in the audio chain. It’s all computerized, but different pieces have different functions.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

The audio that reaches your radio is very fluid, and can be moved all around in blocs. A good board op/host can manipulate audio faster than time and create a complete story where none exists. Every media minute is a fiction created, edited, and Photoshopped for your advertising dollar.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Last Friday, the hosts of the local talk radio show had on a guest who let it slip that one of the hosts was actually in California and not on the East Coast. Nothing wrong with that deception, per se. But it got me to thinking just how much manipulation of the facts there is in the media.

And it isn’t just things like the selective editing of the 911 tapes in the Trayvon Martin shooting or the media blackout of the Benghazi attacks. We just had a rat-eared communist get a second term as President in large part because the media kept driving the story away from substantive matters toward stuff like a slut’s “right” to free contraception and Mitt Romney’s heavily edited comments about the 63% of moochers and takers.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:34 AM

That’s all true. But for quick audio editing on the fly, many of us still use more than one device in the audio chain. It’s all computerized, but different pieces have different functions.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Very cool. I have some experience (at a previous job) with sony vegas pro and acid for video & audio editing. It’s pretty fun stuff.

Timin203 on December 28, 2012 at 9:34 AM

My wife was tutoring Miss Puerto Rico Universe in English and I had a chance to meet her right before she went to Las Vegas a week ago. Trust me, she DOES look that good.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Be that as it may, the whole Miss Universe thing is rigged. An earthling always wins.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:37 AM

OK. Did you like Christmas Comrades?

I just woke up and haven’t had any coffee so I am my usual 6 at 9 self (6 years old at 9 AM). Give me time – I was writing until 4. I am always frisky, irreverent and somewhat juvenile in the morning. :-)

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

LOL! That one is funny, but it doesn’t have the same “eewwww” factor the other one has.

Night Owl on December 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Bloomberg didn’t even rate a nomination?!
YGBFKM!

Dexter_Alarius on December 28, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Ban Speedos

not Bikinis

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:13 AM

And, the entire country of Germany says:

Danke und wir lieben Slade!

Warum?

Because we are sick and tired of working to 67 and retiring on a pension that is 46% of our final salaries, while some fat-Greek-walking-melanoma-in-a-Speedo is retiring at 50 with a pension that is 94% of his last salary (funded with OUR money) and calling us bloody Nazis, to boot!

- The German People

Message to Men: If you don’t have a six-pack (and I’m not talk about Bud) and you wear a Speedo, you will look like this, but without the excuse.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Let’s not suffer under the delusion that we *wont* see crowds airbrushed in, protestors airbrushed out, applause added in, events crafted to appear to be something other than they were, etc – ban/regulation to prohibit it notwithstanding.

Like so much else, it will apply to *us* and not *them*.

Midas on December 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Do we get warnings that your mac and cheese isn’t going to look like it does in the magazine?

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Yes, actually. On the front of almost every single box of cereal in America is this statement: “Photo enlarged to show texture,” or something similar.

Washington Nearsider on December 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Well said, Joshua Boston!

xmanvietnam on December 28, 2012 at 9:44 AM

BTW/OT — This was brilliant, and I almost missed it!

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

RWM, yup, brilliant.

Fallon on December 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM

LOL! That one is funny, but it doesn’t have the same “eewwww” factor the other one has.

Night Owl on December 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM

True, but hiding/banning baby formulae from new mums is the HEIGHT of Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeew! and tyranny from a diminutive shyt.

It’s a good thing that he loves guns enough to have an armed Praetorian Guard because NO ONE WANTS TO PHUCK WITH A NEW, HORMONALLY-ROLLERCOASTERING MUM or COME BETWEEN A TOT AND ITS BOT.

And, if the bairn wants more than 16% of ANYTHING, you give it to him, especially if you are in the shoe department at Bergdorf’s.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Yes, actually. On the front of almost every single box of cereal in America is this statement: “Photo enlarged to show texture,” or something similar.

Washington Nearsider on December 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I remember seeing a commercial for Cookie Crisp, and briefly on the screen was “Not a flying cereal.” :)

I was afraid to go outside for a little while after that, but I got over it.

No point. Just talking.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

I remember seeing a commercial for Cookie Crisp, and briefly on the screen was “Not a flying cereal.” :)

I was afraid to go outside for a little while after that, but I got over it.

No point. Just talking.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM

You have no idea how disappointing fine print is once you realize it’s there. Not a flying cereal??!!?? That’s how Ralphie must have felt when Little Orphan Annie told him – through her secret decoder ring – to drink his Ovaltine.

Washington Nearsider on December 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Yes, actually. On the front of almost every single box of cereal in America is this statement: “Photo enlarged to show texture,” or something similar.

Washington Nearsider on December 28, 2012 at 9:43 AM

That’s the product itself, not the magazine picture of it. My favorite is “Serving Suggestion” because there is no way what comes out of that box, can, or bag is going to look as good as it does on the packaging.

That being said. I’m perfectly willing to take one for the team by meeting Kate Upton in person and reporting back if the magazine pictures are accurate or not. Research might take a little time though. ;0

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM

And, if the bairn wants more than 16% 16 OUNCES of ANYTHING, you give it to him, especially if you are in the shoe department at Bergdorf’s.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM

That being said. I’m perfectly willing to take one for the team by meeting Kate Upton in person and reporting back if the magazine pictures are accurate or not. Research might take a little time though. ;0

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM

You should apply for a government grant.

Tips for going Galt: “Get a government job and don’t do it.”

Done.

Washington Nearsider on December 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

What, no Bloomie?!!!!

If anyone deserves to be the All Powerful, All Seeing, All Knowing Grand Wazir Pooh-Bah of Nanny-Nanny-Boo-Boo Nation mentality, it’s NYC’s very own BLOOMIE!!!

pilamaye on December 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM

And, if the bairn wants more than 16% 16 OUNCES of ANYTHING, you give it to him, especially if you are in the shoe department at Bergdorf’s.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Still had to look up “Bergdorf’s” to figure out that flippin’ comment. :)

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 9:57 AM

You aren’t allowed to post comments like that without a link.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Lol. I’d love to share some links, but they’re not necessarily SFW. So just Google Bodine Koehler.

For what it’s worth, TIME Magazine voted her costume as the most bizarre national costume of all. Of course, she lost to your candidate but we still love her here.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Those weren’t that bad compared to Obamacare, food stamps and Obamaphones…

Fallon on December 28, 2012 at 8:27 AM

My Obamaphone is 3G and they said they won’t give me a 4G until after the inauguration.

I’m royally p—-ed.

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Washington Nearsider on December 28, 2012 at 9:55 AM

For 2013, I shall be writing “Who is John Galt?” on every AARP-type mailing, political fundraising request and mega-charity donation letter, etc… I am actually looking forward to it.

Fallon on December 28, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Fallon on December 28, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Ooooh. Good idea. I get a ton of those.

Washington Nearsider on December 28, 2012 at 10:12 AM

ALL OF THESE SUCK.

Really. REASON couldn’t come up with any better “nanny” nominees than these? And – only three? WTF.

Hell, Bloomberg isn’t even on the list.

HondaV65 on December 28, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Lol. I’d love to share some links, but they’re not necessarily SFW. So just Google Bodine Koehler.

For what it’s worth, TIME Magazine voted her costume as the most bizarre national costume of all. Of course, she lost to your candidate but we still love her here.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I Googled.

Be advised we still love her here too. :)

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM

I hate that one. :) Don’t get me wrong; ‘s good. I just — I just hate looking at it.

BTW/OT — This was brilliant, and I almost missed it! You might want to see this: 188292651X

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Part II should be coming soon…I hope.

188292651X – just ordered it.

…you have to quit being so funny!…you were one of my nominee’s for Speaker of the House the other day!…I know you won’t cry…but you have to be s e r i o u s!

KOOLAID2 on December 28, 2012 at 9:13 AM

I’ll be serious and, I promise, I’ll make all dem Dem boys cry and even make Maerose blink.

Out: Gavels

In: Louboutins

If only we could ban liberal celebs like Rosanne and MSM pundits like Piers Morgan for false advertising…

Liam on December 28, 2012 at 9:27 AM

H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E-S, one and all. Piers Morgan is walking/talking 100% false advertising. He’s a wannabe Etonian, but he does a good muffin anyway.

He was frogmarched out of his office at The Mirror for running hoax pictures of British soldiers “torturing” Iraqis AND he was involved in the phone hacking scandal. 8 years after the faux pics scandal, he is still on Twitter trying to clear his name while smearing “Faux News.” The irony is deeeeelish!

Many Brits don’t want the pompous arse back. (Schad: Notice “don’t” not “doesn’t). I’m thinking he should be deported to The Land of the Rising Google Bank Accounts – Bermuda. As Steyn suggested, Obama “gifted” Her Majesty and Bermuda 4 Uighurs from Gitmo(there’s got to be a 12 Days of Ramadan or Obama song in there somewhere. On the 4th day of blank, my true love gave to me, 4 Uighurs surfing..).

I was thinking that:

Piers Morgan + 4 Uighurs + Marine Security Guard Force at US Embassy in Hamilton, Bermuda + US Consul General, Robert Settje, SWAT (ret) = Final nail in the coffin?

Still had to look up “Bergdorf’s” to figure out that flippin’ comment. :)

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Good little girls go to Heaven.
Bad (~~wink, wink~~) little girls go to Bergdorf’s, Barney’s, and Bloomie’s Harry Winston.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Lol. I’d love to share some links, but they’re not necessarily SFW. So just Google Bodine Koehler.

For what it’s worth, TIME Magazine voted her costume as the most bizarre national costume of all. Of course, she lost to your candidate but we still love her here.

JoseQuinones on December 28, 2012 at 10:02 AM

You want weird? Like “Lady Gaga ain’t got nuthin’!” weird? The supremely wealthy heiress Daphne Guinness has been “representing” us in galactic style for decades.

These are a pair of her average shoes: Really.

She’s actually not Cruella deVille: Really.

Just Google: “Daphne Guinness weirdest costumes.” Museums actually do exhibits of her clothing, shoes, hats, and accessories. Totally weird, but works of heads-turn-sideways-awe/art.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 10:45 AM

If “Reason” thinks that fines for cursing are new or shocking, they haven’t been to VA Beach.

Ed Snyder on December 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 10:35 AM

What has to be a royal pain for Morgan, all over the planet, is that many Americans want him out while the Brits have going a petition to not let him back in England.

That’s gotta hurt on every possible level! *L*

Liam on December 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

What, no Bloomie?!!!!

If anyone deserves to be the All Powerful, All Seeing, All Knowing Grand Wazir Pooh-Bah of Nanny-Nanny-Boo-Boo Nation mentality, it’s NYC’s very own BLOOMIE!!!

pilamaye on December 28, 2012 at 9:56 AM

You asked for it.

Nanny Bloomberg: The Big Boob

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 10:52 AM

Liam on December 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM

On one level, I think he is the type that believes he is one of the precious and that everyone loves him. Sort of like Madge. Yes, at 54, any woman would KILL to have her body, but NO ONE WANTS TO SEE IT ON STAGE ANYMORE. If she had any sense or class, she’d take some lessons from Dita von Teese. Ahem.

On another level, he is George Constanza. I remember that I tagged Obama with that label following the first debate (the jerk store called…), but Piers is STILL fighting the War of the Faux Roses Iraqis. He lost. He is STILL fighting the English Reformation. He lost. He is STILL fighting the Hampton Court Conference of 1604. He lost. He is STILL fighting the English Revolution. He lost. He is STILL fighting the Glorious Revolution. He lost. He is STILL fighting the Act of Settlement 1701. He lost. He is STILL fighting the American Revolution. He lost. He is STILL fighting Lord Hardwicke’s Marriage Act of 1753. He has been losing, but against the will of the British people, the Fabian Socialist Archbishop of Canterbury, who fought to open the CofE to gay priests and has announced his retirement in protest, Muffin Cameron will win it for him.

Nothing, however, can win back his integrity, trustworthiness, Q-rating and matters factor…although I’m sure that China or Son of Son of Kim in NorKo will take him.

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Does Bloomberg just get passed over in favor of the Lifetime Achievement Award now?

Blacklake on December 28, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Does Bloomberg just get passed over in favor of the Lifetime Achievement Award now?

Blacklake on December 28, 2012 at 11:23 AM

I guess he was the “too obvious” choice. Lifetime Achievement sounds about right.

Leftist Hypocrisy and Selective Memory

right of the dial on December 28, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I was at an event in Baltimore’s World Trade Center a few weeks ago. There was a display of famous Baltimorians (Baltimoron in the case of more than a few). The picture of Pelosi from her early political career looks nothing like the vile woman we see today. She’s been nipped, tucked, and botoxed to such an extent I suspect there is very little original equipment left.

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 8:59 AM

It irks me to no end that she is from my home town.

right of the dial on December 28, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Research might take a little time though. ;0

Happy Nomad on December 28, 2012 at 9:52 AM

See ya back here in 60 seconds! :)

BacaDog on December 28, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Obama, 1, Moochelle, 2, Diane Feinstein 3, Bloomberg 4…

profitsbeard on December 28, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Pic of the Day: Count Me In!

M2RB: AC/DC 3-fer: Live at Circus Krone, Munich, 2003, and live at River Plate, Buenos Aires, 2009

Resist We Much on December 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Dang, completely forgot about that moron from my state of Arizona.

Most models don’t look far off from what you see in the ads. The makeup distorts more than the photoshop. They photoshop celebs more than they do models, typically because they’re not in as good as shape (i.e. “celebs” like Kim Kardashian).

God forbid people talk to their daughters about this stuff. Instead they rely on Dove commercials to inform their kids.

And I’m all for the XXL spandex ban, or at least wear something over it. There’s a reason I don’t go running in just compression shorts and it’s not because I’m fat, it’s because it just doesn’t look good.

nextgen_repub on December 28, 2012 at 12:31 PM

you’re an exhibitionist slut.

Blake on December 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM

I find I have great tolerance for exhibitionist sluts. I forgive them automatically.

BL@KBIRD on December 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM

I’m not suggesting people should be stamped “not born this way.” :) (Though that information might be bloody useful under certain circumstances.)

Where I live in Scottsdale you might have an easier time finding someone not altered in some way haha.

nextgen_repub on December 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Ban Speedos

not Bikinis

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:13 AM

LMFAO

+1

Tim_CA on December 28, 2012 at 1:46 PM

This thought will be resisted but…Saying it is reality when it ain’t is lying. In politics or personal appearance and I think we are screwing our heads up! Heck with Amendment one.

My trainer’s wife went off one day about how the ads soliciting for weight loss or muscle building miracles. She said they were photo enhanced or shopped. Moreover, a surgeon who does Bariatric surgery told me he had more than one patient (or people who looked like former patients) who were selling weight loss miracles after losing 100 pounds or so. That is fraud and could be killing people who are fighting fat.

Appearances? I was on TV and looked lousy. I was in a video (movie test) and a young lady I know collected my copy since I watched it 18 or 20 times. I am pretty plain like most people reading this, but I looked wonderful! This was makeup and camera angles. She thought I was getting conceited.

I can imagine what the media does to people when they watch it all day and then just look at the mirror or their significant other.

IlikedAUH2O on December 28, 2012 at 2:17 PM

But Nancy actually looks nipped and tucked. Sort of. I guess.

Axe on December 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Nancy has had so many face lifts her nipples are now on top of her shoulders.

BobMbx on December 28, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Nancy has had so many face lifts her nipples are now on top of her shoulders.

BobMbx on December 28, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Her toes point at the ceiling?

She has to lay on the toilet to pee?

Tim_CA on December 28, 2012 at 3:23 PM

how do you mix up Judge Dredd and Demolition Man? The former is okay but the latter is the best movie of all time.

Slade73 on December 28, 2012 at 9:00 AM

You’re really a sick troll, aren’t you?

HiJack on December 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Nancy has had so many face lifts her nipples are now on top of her shoulders.

BobMbx on December 28, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Her toes point at the ceiling?

She has to lay on the toilet to pee?

Tim_CA on December 28, 2012 at 3:23 PM

One more lift and she’ll be sporting a goatee?

soundingboard on December 28, 2012 at 9:45 PM

One more lift and she’ll be sporting a goatee?

soundingboard on December 28, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Winner.

Tim_CA on December 29, 2012 at 11:48 PM