As I mentioned earlier in the Beyoncé post, we’re going dark tomorrow – because it’s her birthday but mostly because we need to rest. “Take a Break!” We’re back to regular schedule after Labour Day on Tuesday! Be safe!
Back in the day, I was obsessed with Duran Duran….so much so that I was an official member of the fan club and used to write letters to friends and family on Duran Duran stationery. In my whole life I’ve only been an official member of two fan clubs: Duran Duran and Leslie Cheung. So whenever I see Duran Duran pop up in my feed – and it’s not that often – I still reflex. Ha. A few years ago I interviewed John Taylor. If only I could go back and tell my 12-year-old self that that would happen. PS. I was a Simon. Anyway, the Fug Girls are revisiting the Duran Duran weddings. (Go Fug Yourself)
I’m a sucker for stories like this about food – especially affordable food that’s slathered in specialness and given a crazy ass price tag, like this peanut butter and jam sandwich that’s going for… $350! Would I spend it? No. Am I desperate to taste it though? F-ck yes. But I can tell you already that I know it won’t be as good as the classic at-home version. Because, to me, the best PB&J is made with cheap bread. You can’t do whatever fancy ass loaf and deliver a satisfying PB&J. Also, those fancy ass loaves, when they’re toasted, and the sandwich is too big, cut the sides of your mouth. (Dlisted)
Is Jameela Jamil hanging out with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Montecito? Is everyone who’s seen in Montecito automatically going to be reported by the British tabloids as friends of the Sussexes? (Cele|bitchy)
It’s been too long – I can’t remember how I felt then about Ross and Rachel on Friends and whether I gave a sh-t if they were together or not. I do, however, remember being very, very attracted to Tag, one of Rachel’s boyfriends, played by Eddie Cahill who, by the way, is still FINE. I saw a picture recently, don’t recall where. Anyway, here are two therapists analysing Ross and Rachel’s relationship. (Pajiba)
My name, Lainey, is a nickname for Elaine. Elaine is not a Gen Z name, LOL. I keep waiting for it to make a comeback like how old-fashioned names have been coming back, but I’ve realised… comebacks only happen for names that were once popular and it’s not like Elaine has ever been popular. Anyway, my Gen Z name, that was given to me after taking this quiz, has a lot of the same sounds as Lainey – and it’s not like the quiz asks you for your real name before you take it, which is interesting. I object to the first question though: the “Gen Z slang word”. The word “extra” is NOT a Gen Z word! We’ve been using that word from time! Whatever. My Gen Z name is “Hailey”. (Buzzfeed)