Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 25, 2013
March 25, 2013
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
Actress TILDA SWINTON is sleeping in a box in New York City. And people are watching her do it.
That's the gist of "The Maybe," a piece of performance art the actress is doing at the Museum of Modern Art. She's not there every day, just randomly, but fans with lucky timing will be able to parade by a glass box with Swinton sleeping inside it. (Pics)
As MoMA puts it: "An integral part of The Maybe's incarnation at MoMA in 2013 is that there is no published schedule for its appearance....Those who find it chance upon it for themselves, live and in real-shared-time: now we see it, now we don't." In case you're wondering, Swinton has only cushions and a jug of water in the box, and first performed this in London back in 1995.
Editor's note: All we need now are seven dwarfs and we got us a Disney movie... (Maiman)
The Vice President at play:
Another casualty of the federal budget sequester? VP JOE BIDEN's weekend trips back to his home in Delaware.
Insert sobs here.
White House Dossier notes that Biden had been flying home to Wilmington, Delaware most weekends at taxpayer expense even though he has an exclusive government-provided residence --Number One Observatory Circle-- at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington. Reports say Biden had been using Air Force Two to get back-and-forth to Wilmington, at an estimated cost of about $8,800-dollars-per-hour. (Pacelli)
The Do's and Don'ts of First Date Style (Source: StyleList.com)
--DO wear a pair of killer shoes. You don't have to go all out with strappy stilettos footwear that makes you feel
comfortable and confident in the key.
--DON'T show too much skin. Leave something to the imagination. Intrigue is the name of the game.
--DO wear your personality in your outfit. Choose something from your closet that you're comfortable in and reflects the way you live your live.
--DON'T pile on the spackle. Leave the heavy make-up at home. Use only your absolute go-to beauty essentials.
--DO smile and be confident! You've got nothing to lose --after all, if your date is a dud, at least you got a free meal! (Bartha)
Lowest common denominator:
The Montana state Senate passed a bill last week allowing residents to harvest roadkill for food. The vote was 28-to-21 for passage of the so-called "Roadkill Salvage Bill." The bill now goes to the governor's office for final approval.
Opponents of the bill raised concerns over food safety.
Several other states have already passed roadkill salvage laws, including Idaho, Alaska, and Illinois. (Still)
Editor's note: Finally! A green program that Republicans can get behind!
--Delicious dinner, dear. What was that I tasted a hint of? Motor oil or transmission fluid?" (Maiman)
Grace notes from Vinny Marino:
A liitle bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll, and a whole lotta homophobic. Salon.com says THE OSMONDS are speaking out against gay marriage. Tomorrow, ALAN OSMOND, his wife SUZANNE and their country music singing son, NATHAN, along with various Osmond grandchildren will be at the Capitol Rotunda in Salt Lake City, Utah, for a (quote), "celebration of marriage." The rally was put together as a (quote), "benefit for the protection of marriage between a man and a woman."
Alan is the eldest of the performing Osmonds, and two years ago, he claimed that homosexuals can be "fixed" through therapy. DONNY OSMOND will not be at the rally. He tends to keep his personal beliefs on that kind of thing pretty quiet, though on his website he boasts (quote), "some of my best friends are gay," however the Mormon church (quote), "can accept those with gay tendencies as long as they do not act upon their temptations."
And, don't look for MARIE OSMOND there. Her oldest daughter, Jessica, is a lesbian, and Marie has always supported marriage equality. (Marino)
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