Topical Cream, 9.10.10
Danish Delight: So, GQ hired a photographer to walk around Scandinavian cities and take pictures of good-looking
people. Gordon von Steiner didn’t pose anyone, he just snapped model-quality women (and, admittedly, a few dudes) walking down the street. When I do that, people call the police. Guess it pays to be GQ, because the women in this slideshow are universally amazing to look at.
The National Football League: Sure, the rest of us know it by the less formal initials NFL, but television announcers seem hell-bent on spitting out the whole name every time. The first game of the season was played on Thursday, but not every dude in the world cares about the speed, power and pageantry of football. However, every guy can enjoy a good cheerleader. It’s so much more satisfying to click the link rather than sit around all day waiting for networks to come in and out of commercial breaks, too.
Gaming without all the clutter: If you live in an apartment and need the space, or you just like things neat and tidy, Level Up has you and your gamer buddies covered. The Seattle-based company has created stylish, integrated vertical storage units for all the detritus that comes with the Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox, and just about any other game system you can think of. I knew they had thought of everything when I saw the dedicated slot for the Guitar Hero axe, which is generally found under the couch or leaning against the wall in any bro’s apartment.
Motley Crue: BP is finally paying out some of the money it promised to gulf communities hit by the recent oil spill that has devastated summer tourism in the area. The city of Mobile, Alabama was given $600,000 to help revitalize
the city’s economy, and used it to… hire Motley Crue. Yep. In an attempt to get a last-minute tourism boost, the city’s BayFest event will count on an aging hair-metal band. I’ll give them another $100,000 to make sure the BayFest and the LPGA tour event (a $300,000 beneficiary of the same funds) happen on the same day. My mind’s eye is having a field day with the image of lady golfers trying to putt as “Girls, Girls, Girls” blasts across the city.
NFL Previews: It’s all guesswork and repetition, isn’t it? Not when the Onion is in charge of making the call. Example, from the Denver Broncos profile: “Strength: Excellent cornerbacks and safeties will provide sure tackling of running backs who are eluding the defensive front seven and rushing untouched into the secondary.” Always a joy, that Onion.
Katy Perry: In case you’re one of those people whose only exposure to pop music is listening to the radio as you drive to and from work, you might not quite get the full appeal of Katy Perry. With a little help from Esquire, linked here, we can fix that problem for you. Have a nice weekend.
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About Eric Angevine "In his time on planet Earth, Eric Angevine has been a bookstore manager, a late-night radio DJ, a taco-filler, a middle-manager, and a professional writer. Which is a polite way of saying he doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up."