This Week In Terrifying Hybrids: 1. The Olsen Twins + High-End Ad Campaign + Hotel Hallway = Those Twins In The Shining
Same angle. Same sunken, lifeless eyes. Same terror-inducing stare. I don't know how much Mary-Kate and Ashley are getting paid to hock Badgely Mischka, but it's definitely money well spent. People will be too frightened to buy anything else. (More photos can be found
here.) 2. Reggaeton + Kids + KidzBop = Reggaeton Ninos Vol. 1
An offshoot of those sing-along-to-the-hits KidzBop CDs,
this CD features kids singing along to many reggaeton hits (like "Gasolina," and "Oye Mi Canto," and that other one), in some cases improving them. 3. LL Cool J + J. Lo + Hype Williams + Whomever Else Wants In = The Most Irritating Video Since "Check On It"
Sometimes I think that Hype Williams directs videos for bees or flies or other creatures that have the advantage of a compound eye. Three different horizontal split-screens of people dancing? I don't know how to process that without having a seizure. Also, this song is pretty awful, though there is a great part at the end where everyone starts going "Zzz zzz zzz" in unison (adding creedence to my bee theory). Check out the video at your own risk
here. 4. US-Style Tabloids + United Arab Emirates + Minimal Grasp Of The English Language = Ahlan! It may not look like much, but this weekly from the UAE buys almost as many paparazzi shots as Celebrity Living. Check out last week's explosive cover!
Oooh..Keira vs.Charlize: Let Battle Commence… Backstabbing? Fights? Wow! Ok, so it's not exactly true. But Ahlan! certainly knows how stir things up with a grabby cover. Kinda like
I bet all the bloggers in the UAE are a buzz about that
Ahlan! cover right now.