Saturday, January 17, 2009

RB: Julia, a bunch from Jan 17

Why TONY still employs Julia, we have no idea. Note to TONY: You're irrelevant. JAB's columns are irrelevant. Why are you sponsoring stunts like this:

Jan 17, 1:42pm

File Under: Julia is a

My editors asked me to do “24 Dates in 24 Hours” for the Singles issue (this is in addition to my column on NYC’s matchmakers) and January 22nd is the only 24 hour period I have in New York for the next two weeks, so … yeah.

I really hope I don’t regret saying yes to this. Oy.

See, the thing about tumblr is that it makes it so easy to cut down on individual blogging, as evidenced here:

Jan 17, 1:41pm

  • maryrambin:
  • If you’re like me and not leaving the house because it’s just too damn cold outside, check out Meghan and Megan on Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Rose’s 24 Hours of Sundance.

    Here’s how it works: The boys give 4 teams challenges to complete around town. Their first task was to get a flag, Sharpie, and a lift ticket without using money. Second task was to write “For a good time, call [your number] and have a snowboarder stake it at the top of the mountain and take a a picture.

    This is child’s play for my Meg(h)ans! We have Julia running through our veins.


    * Go to a hotel or resort and find the manager
    * Tell him/her they are writing a review for anything they want
    * Find out: how long it takes for the water to get hot, what the thread count of the sheets is, and which celebs are staying there.
    * Tell the manager, they are disappointed and will give the hotel an E rating unless they get a free meal.

    That’ tough. Keep track of the girls on Meghan’s page. It’s f-ing hysterical. So excited I have nothing to do today!

Julia never passes up an opportunity to post pictures of famous people:

Jan 17, 1:07pm

LIVE FROM SUNDANCE, Meghan Asha’s “Getting the rules for 24hoursatSundance from Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Rose.”


Now this is the kind of content that makes this site so groundbreaking:

Jan 17, 12:45pm

Big yawn!

We've said it before, but that poor dog! What she must go through:

Jan 17, 12:43pm

What I woke up to this morning.

Remember, Julia is a true and supportive friend, as evidenced by:

Jan 17, 4:15am

Brilliant advice, if I do say so myself.


  1. So I am kind of peeved that Mary tried to co-op MLK's speech for some sort of lame blog humor. Does anyone else find this sort of offensive?:

    Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my PC friends.

    And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Silicon Valley dream.

    I have a dream that one day this PC nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all computers are created equal….

    I have a dream that one day even the state of [technology], a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice."

  2. Yes using this historic and brilliant and serious speech for this idiocy offends. Especially given the level of concern for and awareness of sociopolitical issues generally depicted on the site (ie. none at all).

  3. But with MLK day upon us, oh so topical. And you know how Her Twatness lurrrvs her some holidays! Good soldier, Mary. We await your MLK-themed menu, place settings and head-to-toe.

  4. you still havent unpacked your suitcase? that dress is probably all crusty and nasty from ces

  5. Dyspeptic,

    What costume do you think they'l wear for their MLK Jr Day themed TMI weekly show?

  6. Ineffable, funny you should ask. They have procured the sponsorship of Dreamsicle for MacOSX, "Lickable Creamy Mac Goodness for Sony Walkman (TM) Phones.

    The company will make available to them reams of orange-and-cream Dreamsicle software marketing materials ( from which they will fashion by hand--in an all-night craft orgy reminiscent of Halloween's 3 Musketeers fest--three adorable matching "I have a Dreamsicle" mini dresses.

    Mary Rambin will be unhappy about the orange-sherbet hue, but she will grit her teeth and bear it when Julia Allison tells her they have a real shot at bringing Sony and Apple on board if their video is crazy and fun enough.

  7. oh no she didn'tJanuary 18, 2009 at 4:53 AM

    Oh Dyspeptic - you rock. I am actually liking what Megan and Meghan have done this weekend. This is a great use of 2.0 and something a little different. I bet Julia is SO JEALOUS about MA being around all those "celebs".

    FUCK she annoys me (JA that is)

  8. Oh no she didn't: oooh, you have suggested a wrinkle that was lost on me until now, and I am so, so grateful. You are right: Julia Allison is stuck in NY going on matchmaker-arranged dates for Time Out, when she could be making googly eyes and kissy lips at Ashton Kutcher, her beloved founder Kevin Rose and any other famous or semi-famous person roaming the snowy streets o' Park City. All while wearing her adorable fuzzy white fake-fur vest from H&M, or her parka and that plaid mini skirt with those super-sexy over the knee boots.

    I bet this situation is kill, kill, killing her. Munich is NOT a trade-off because Megs gets to do that, too! My hat is so totally off to you for this piercing insight.