Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Monday, February 16, 2021

The accompanying money-thermometer is featured on MalePerm.com, a stunt-coif good-cause fundraising site that should be getting healthy hits now that the New York Times featured it in an article.

I’m intrigued by the selection of celebrity ‘dos to represent each level of dollar donations. I can’t find a definitive list, but from what I can figure, here’s the lineup:

$1,000 - Telly Savalas, a naturally follicle-challenged representation of the low end.

$2,000 - Looks like Dustin “Screech” Diamond, wearing a rainbow beanie atop his curls.

$3,000 - I’m stumped on this one. Best guess: Artie Lange with a long-haired perm-wig on.

$4,000 - Ann B. Davis as Alice from “The Brady Bunch” — a curious choice, given that the point here is to highlight male perm-tasticness.

$5,000 - Mr. Joy of Painting brillo-head himself, Bob Ross.

$6,000 - Not totally sure, but I’m betting that that’s Carrot Top in all his freaky glory.

$7,000 - Tom Selleck, in all his “Magnum, P.I.” glory.

$8,000 - Really hard to tell. I’ll guess Bob Dylan, as seen during his ’60s heyday.

$9,000 - Richard Simmons, sweatin’ to the permies.

$10,000 - Robert Reed, from his latter-day “Brady Bunch” performance (an according step up from the Alice level).

$15,000 - This quantum leap in giving apparently demands a comparable upgrade in perm stylin’, and Matthew McConaughey seems to be the pinnacle of that aesthetic.

I’m overwhelmed.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 02/16/2009 05:57pm
Category: Celebrity, Comedy, Movies, Pop Culture, TV
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Tonight’s episode of “24″ features a reunion of sorts between series regular Mary Lynn Rajskub and newcomer Janeane Garofalo.

Indeed, seeing them together onscreen reminds me of their old stomping grounds on the much-missed “The Larry Sanders Show”. If Jack Bauer starts running around, asking everyone if his ass is too big ala Larry, I’ll have to actually watch an episode of “24″

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 02/16/2009 04:10pm
Category: Comedy, TV
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In his critique of the current “What Is ‘G’?” series of Gatorade commercials, Slate’s John Swansburg gets downright Andy Rooney-ish over a couple of the faces featured:

They are, respectively, Chaz Ortiz, a 14-year-old skateboarding phenom, and the Jabbawockeez, a hip-hop dance crew that favors Jason-style hockey masks. No knock on skateboarding or hip-hop dance, but do these guys belong in the same commercial as Bill Russell? Ortiz and the Jabbawockeez stick out as a sop to a younger generation.

In addition to mistaking Jabbawockeez‘ facewear as Friday the 13th-inspired, rather than the obvious theatrical masks that they are, Swansburg apparently missed out on Shaquille O’Neal’s NBA All-Star tribute to the dance troupe, dubbed “Shaqawockeez”:

So, if this hip-hop act — which takes its name from Lewis Carroll’s poem — is good enough to hang with Shaq, I’d say it’s good enough to hang with Russell in a sugar-water commercial.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 02/16/2009 03:23pm
Category: Advert./Mktg., Basketball, Food, Pop Culture, TV
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hail to the chief
There’s actually nothing particularly Presidential about today’s shuffled-up tracklist, fresh off my iTouch. But it happened to come together on today’s holiday, and so for lack of a better unifying theme, there it is.

As always, the number eight brought to you by 8trk, which is previewing itself toward debut.

1. “Sandcastle Disco (Lost Daze Club Mix)”, Solange - Don’t blow me away.

2. “Go”, DJ Scratch vs. Baby Anne - Halt!

3. “Freedom”, George Michael - Take back your picture in a frame.

4. “Angelic Particals”, Hallucinogen - [instrumental, no lyrics]

5. “A Horse With No Name”, America - ‘Cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain.

6. “ATHF Theme (Remix)”, Schoolly D - Ice on my fingers and my toes and I’m a Taurus.

7. “Soul Man”, Blues Brothers - Got what I got the hard way.

8. “24 Hour Party People”, Happy Mondays - Press the ‘pause’ on the self-destruct.

by Costa Tsiokos, Mon 02/16/2009 02:01pm
Category: iPod Random Tracks
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