Monday, March 30, 2009

Julia, Mary and The Other One: Broke. Well, Not The Other One, But Julia and Mary

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  1. Life tech, and Style?

    Now if only if they could find someone qualified to cover those things..

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  2. Jankles seriously needs to get a sleeping pill prescription. Girl looks totally rough here, like she's aged 20 years in two.

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  3. She told that sneakers story ages ago. How often do you try that, Jules? Let me know how it works out the other 99% of the time.

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  4. They are so out of touch it's hilarious. "If something costs more than $200, I'll sleep on it and see how I feel tomorrow..." $200?!?!?! That's their cut-off limit? And going to the ATM more than once a week? I rarely use one to begin with! AAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaargh is this how Americans have been living and I've just been missing out on this trend?

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  5. Oooh and a dig at Mary's drinking at the very end. Nice, Julia.

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  6. wow, those tips are incredibly unhelpful.

    its odd how meghan talks the most on this episode.

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  7. Julia's REALLY a nice person, even though she makes digs at her friends on camera!

    Julia needs to stop snapping.

    I liked Meghan's hair before the blunt cut - I don't think it suits her face well.

    It totally goes without saying, but none of these girls should be giving advice about money. Julia is living off of god-knows-what (dad/sugar daddy), Meghan is a trust fund girl, and Mary is homeless.

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  8. am I the only one that found it odd that Meghan pronounced IRA like a man's name instead of the initials? Like she has never before heard it said out loud?

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  9. Stop flashing your eyelashes every time you open your mouth, Julia!

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  10. JA as a cat (from Gawker):
    http://nerdapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/pink-kitty-wig.jpg

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  11. All they talked about was shopping. The whole episode. Here's a tip: STOP. SHOPPING. I cannot tell you how many months I've just not gone shopping because I didn't have the money for it. They are so out of touch.

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  12. i just realized something: you know ja's post about buying skirts at AA, and the photo of the metallic things and she says "who buys this stuff?"

    http://15.media.tumblr.com/NB8YioMLilnx2v7erI1x90jRo1_500.jpg

    this is who:

    well i cant find the photo now, but i was looking for one of the time they dressed up in 80s jazzercise costumes in times square, or some other public place.

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  13. I don't understand something. Julia says that she loves paying for things with her credit card but also says she needs to make more than one trip to the ATM. Did I imagine that?

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  14. I didn't realize when they said they wanted TMI to be an online version of the View that they would imitate the cross-talk, too! But I guess it's my fault for even caring about what Mary didn't get to finish saying or whatever.

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  15. Jankles' finger snapping is seriously the most annoying thing ever, for some reason.

    And this content was so not helpful. These money saving tips are something a 12-year-old could come up with.

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  16. Every time I watch TMI I feel like shouting, "finish the thought!" because not only do the fools interrupt each other but the editing allows for no "thought" completion. It almost reads like a trailer for a larger project.

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  17. Leave It Ugly
    Last Idiot Unveiled
    Light It Up
    Leningrad Institute of Uncleaned

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  18. Here's a "money strategy": Get a real fucking job! Blogging is not a real job.

    I went to Harvard Business School man. They taught me this on day one.

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  19. Here's my strategy for the recession: Since I lost me job I'm smoking a lot of crystal meth. Its only about twelve bucks a hit and I can stay up for days. Sometimes I get a lot of work done - sometimes I just can't stop watching episodes of TMI Weekly over and over while trying to reflect on what's gone wrong with our blessed country - what's wrong with me?

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  20. Maybe they give Julia ten per cent off those sneakers just to get that nasty woman and her even nastier feet OUT OF THE FUCKING STORE. Whatever it takes.

    Just a thought.

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  21. How is living off Daddy revenue living differently?

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  22. I've never commented on Julia's apparel or looks before, but girlfriend's lime green getup resembles something that an old diner waitress would have worn back in 1955! Or maybe Mildred Pierce before she opened those restaurant chains and made the big bucks. Christ, it's fucking hideous. Our lady of facebook dating also looks like hell, like she's gained a shitload of weight. Should I stop using my juice cleanses? Very confused.

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  23. Economic tip for Ms. Baugher: if the grapefruit at the restaurant is too expensive but you've already gobbled it down, tell the staff that you're a journalist for a major newspaper and will give them bad press if they don't comp your morning fruit. This works every time!

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  24. so don juan...hbs eh...wanna friend me on facebook wink wink

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  25. Believe me, I am not a fan of JA, but I think that people should lay off of any perceived weight issues that she might have. She has a fabulous figure - there are many women out there who would feel blessed to have her curves. Let's not stoop to such a level.

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  26. maybe if she stopped obsessing about it, WE would stop talking about it.

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  28. Gwyneth's Inner AspectMarch 30, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    @Total Jing

    Exactly. TMI seems like a trailer for a boring show.

    And: I have come across at least 3 articles in the past couple weeks about dumpster diving as an actual trend in cities. I do not do this, however it seems SO tone deaf for Meghan to joke about "eating out of the garbage."

    She's an heiress, for f's sake. The appropriate response for an heiress in a recession is not to joke or give SUPERLAME tips, but perhaps to devote her time or money to helping others.

    I checked out that "sample" site she suggested, and registered with my spam e-mail address. Good thing, because it is just a spam machine; you register and then get 50 popups and emails for other sites that want to sell your info. Good research!

    Honestly, I sort of forgot Meghan existed. As soon as I remembered her, I got annoyed.

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  29. RBNS should use this as a future headline!

    "Honestly, I sort of forgot Meghan existed. As soon as I remembered her, I got annoyed."

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  30. So this is the first time i've seen ja on video. God her voice is different than what I imagined. And she and meghan are so natural, for something carved by gepetto. this was my first and last ja video.

    excuse me time to wipe out a box of wine.

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  31. And how did you "imagine" her voice partypants? That should be interesting. And I'm sorry but I had to Google gepetto. They just don't teach that shit at hbs.

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  32. but i think what's surprising is how different she looks in comparison to a few months ago. someone posted the video of her looking for chocolate which was taped maybe 6 months ago and she looks COMPLETELY different. it's kinda shocking.

    I watched that video and could not get over how tiny she was. That was just this past summer, right? Compare that to how she looks in the video above. Not talk just about her weight. Look at her face. Look at the puffiness under her eyes and the bags. Look at the way her mouth droops. Look at how her hair has lost its luster and shine. As cruel as it seems to point these things out, they needed to be pointed out to all the young girls (yes, there are some) who blindly follow her blog and her lifestyle tips. Like chescaleigh said. It's not the weight gain that is being judged. It's the short amount of time it took for her to go from being really, really striking and beautiful to looking haggard, run down, chunky and worn out. This all happened in less than a year. That's just way too fast for these changes to be from anything other than abuse and poor health. And the frustrating thing is? I don't believe for a moment she cares about any of this other than from a vanity aspect.

    Getting a tattoo and traveling all over the world should take distant, distant place to getting herself healthy. Either she just doesn't care or she's consciously or unconsciously trying to sabotage herself.

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  33. chescaleigh and christan, can you point me to this video? thanks!

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  34. I saw Julia at an event today, and of course - she made it all about her.

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  35. We should remember, Christan, that she actually dropped a ton of weight at the beginning of 2008 after her breakup with Lodwick. She was underweight last summer. The "young girls" who blindly follow her blog probably aren't here, so I really don't know why everyone needs to harp on her appearance without end. She says and does horrific things like 8 times daily; if you're really that concerned about her appearance, you should probably leave her, because clearly you're missing the real stuff.

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  36. I apologize for any rude remarks about Julia's weight. I tend to go up and down on the scale so I understand how one can gain weight. But like Christan, I am shocked at how drastically Julia's appearance has changed in what seems to be a very brief amount of time.

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  37. as has been stated a million and one times, Julia's appearance is only ever brought up in conversation because she harps on it as much as the next person. Rather, she depends on it for her livelihood. The other things she's at fault for are brought up quite often in conversation; but due to the emphasis she herself places on looks, we shouldn't ever expect comments made in that vein to die out. Her focus on something that is little more than fleeting (without the benefit of plastic surgery, which still doesn't help much) and that it's all she appears to be about/uses to get ahead will constantly make her fodder for those choosing to snark on her for it.

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  38. Yes, it has been stated a million and one times, and it continues to be an illogical argument. We can make fun of her for *using* her looks. But making fun of *her looks* is a different and I think shitty and morally indefensible thing to do.

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  39. She says and does horrific things like 8 times daily; if you're really that concerned about her appearance, you should probably leave her, because clearly you're missing the real stuff.

    Right or wrong, her looks have been a topic of discussion from day 1. If it bothers you, then maybe you should be the one to take a break. I'm so tired of people getting into hypersensitive, self-righteous snits when this topic comes up. And please don't tell me what should or shouldn't be the focus of mine of anyone else's attention.

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  40. But making fun of *her looks* is a different and I think shitty and morally indefensible thing to do.

    There's a difference between making snarky remarks about her looks and stating the obvious. If critiquing her looks is morally indefensible, then so is calling her a slut, whore, coke addict, someone who fucked her way tot he top, or, my personal favorite, calling her a cunt. etc. Nobody gets bent when those topics come up but God forbid anyone say her hair looks dry and she's had a noticeable weight gain.

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  41. "And please don't tell me what should or shouldn't be the focus of mine of anyone else's attention."

    Oh, rich.

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  42. Slut, whore, and coke addict remarks are generally shot down, that's just what's being done here!

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  43. The comment about Mary being homeless reminded me of this, the 'homeless' joke she blogged from her dad, and the reason I really started to dislike this woman.

    "My dad sent this joke to me today."

    I was walking down the street when I was accosted by a particularly dirty and shabby-looking homeless woman who asked me for a couple of dollars for dinner.

    I took out my wallet, got out ten dollars and asked, “If I give you this money, will you buy wine with it instead of dinner?”

    “No, I had to stop drinking years ago”, the homeless woman told me.

    “Will you use it to go shopping instead of buying food?” I asked.

    “No, I don’t waste time shopping,” the homeless woman said. “I need to spend all my time trying to stay alive.”

    “Will you spend this on a beauty salon instead of food?” I asked.

    “Are you NUTS !” replied the homeless woman. ” I haven’t had my hair done in 20 years!”

    “Well,” I said, “I’m not going to give you the money. Instead, I’m going to take you out for dinner with my husband and me tonight.”

    The homeless Woman was shocked. “Won’t your husband be furious with you for doing that? I know I’m dirty, and I probably smell pretty disgusting.”

    I said, “That’s okay. It’s important for him to see what a woman looks like after she has given up shopping, hair appointments, and wine.”

    HAHA

    Yeah, gawker chewed her up for this one, girl never mentioned daddy again. Doesn't mean daddy doesn't exist though. Mary is flying all over the country, Kodak is not paying for those flights!

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  45. That video was taken this past summer??!! Wow, just wow.

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  46. Surprised no one has commented yet about SM.

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  47. Was Julia really drunk in that video of just pretending to be?

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  48. Why is that rich, "Anon" @ 10:46? Do you have some moral superiority that we should be aware of now and adjust our comments accordingly?

    The FACT is that without her looks (or what they once were), she NEVER would have gotten the breaks that she did get - and subsequently squandered.

    Frankly, it's not just her rapidly fluctuating weight that is the issue, but how she went from a rather pretty woman into a waxy-faced freakshow who wears ridiculous costumes (and headbands!) for attention.

    And then there was her ridiculous Gossip Girl obsession that she curbed after enough mockery from us. Modeling one's wardrobe and life after a teen character on a TV show is a very sad thing for a nearly 30 year-old woman to even contemplate, let alone do for all those months.

    So yea, her looks are a valid topic of discussion.

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  50. I'd love to be with Julia when she's asking a store clerk for a discount. Yeah, retailers are just dying to sell stuff for less money now when they're having a hard enough time selling things at all.

    People who ask for discounts on stuff end up looking like cheapskates and con artists. Who would have the nerve to ask someone for a discount just because? It would be one thing if there was a rip or stain on a piece of clothing or a missing stone in the piece but to just want a discount because you think you should have one? Bwah!

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  51. Please don't feed the SM trolls.

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  52. I couldn't believe Julia was suggesting that viewers should go to a store and ask for discounts on things. Did she say hospitals or doctors give discounts? Is she insane? There are laws forbidding that kind of stuff, aren't there?

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  53. Chescaleigh, maybe it was just news to me, but SM is no longer, um, "redacted." See her tumblr.

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  55. Her poofiness is partially because she doesn't seem to ever sleep. Ambien, it's what's for dinner.

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  56. Now JA posts: "I just did some SERIOUS damage at Alice + Olivia’s Sample Sale."

    SO BROKE! I'm sure she's getting sick of ramen, poor thing.

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  57. Lunesta and chianti - the other white meat.

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  59. Professor EtiquetteMarch 30, 2009 at 11:45 PM

    Yeah, I should temper my cruel comments about Jackles. Shitty and morally indefensible behavior will not be tolerated. Calling Owen Thomas a cunt for calling you an ego blogger is gracious and dignified behavior, not to mention a corresponding caveat.

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  60. Oh, logic! You're right -- we should only engage with her on her level. That seems bright.

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  61. This is the stupidest pile of tripe I've ever heard in my life. What kind of imaginary people do they think they are advising.

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  62. What's the URL for scary mary?

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  63. Broke but jetting off to Denmark.

    Broke but doing serious damage at an Alice and Olivia sample sale.

    Broke but shelling out $2800.00 a month for her rent/cable...(why does she need cable? All she watches is Gossip Girl and 30 Rock.)

    I like Julia's version of broke.

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  64. Two heiresses and a Daddy's little girl giving budget advice. Classic!

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  65. Julia's looks are failing because she is ugly on the inside. This is true. I have seen lots of formerly pretty people grow ugly with time, and lots of formerly pretty people stay the same lookswise as they get older. It's whats on the inside that counts. I think he rapid decline is proof of her unattractive soul.

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  66. Meghanaisse calling it Ira takes the (cup)cake.

    She knows nothing.

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  67. A notorious proven liar says she and her friends are rich and heiresses and you just believe it at that. Mary is the only one who could constitute that from what has been said. Homes in Chicago are giant compared to most markets. It doesn't make them expensive. You can get a mansion for $500k. That's not a lot of money.

    Julia doesn't appear to have grown up very healthy or happy. I'd reconsider feeling jealous.

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  69. chescaleigh, don't be jealous. The day is soon approaching when everything they've been handed will be taken away, and since they have no work ethic or discernable skills of any kind, they'll be living in rathole working at Dollar Tree, while your mother and yourself will land right side up :)

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  71. "Ira' Is totally an acceptable pronunciation of IRA. I've heard my accountant say it.

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  72. I asked my boyfriend, and "Julia" is right. I so wanted to rag on Meghanaise for it, too, but she's right.

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  73. and that's what happens when people like me can't stand to watch the video and rely on what's written here: i was wondering all the time why they would be talking about the irish republican army, let alone know what that is,.. d'ah

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  74. So much for flamewars! Ironic: the people that supported the deletion threat, start this BS with comments like "Shut up, Julia"

    My accountant says it as well, AND I AM not Julia you tool.

    Critcize queen Mary and you are called a troll.

    The video of Julia in a dark elevator where you can barely see her? This is what you want to comment endlessly about...have at it!

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  75. Sorry, partypants, I'll get right back to emailing year-old "tips" to Gawker, hoping and praying they'll like me!

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  76. Partypants: it's 12:55, do u know where your franzia is?March 31, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Anon: 12:42

    Ha, now that's funny!

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  77. Call me a troll, please!March 31, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Just sayin' all the homeless people where I live have their own trainers, in each of the cities they are homeless in!

    Please, TMI, give me more advise as to how to deal with this recession!

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  78. *advice, I was channeling the homeless one.

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  79. re: IRA/Ira

    I work in corporate law, and "Ira" is the pronunciation I usually hear. I am in San Francisco--maybe this is a West Coast thing. Megs is from around here. And I would rather mock Julia's usage anyway; it's much more egregious ("...error on the side of caution," "...my former stint on Capitol Hill," "...at the risk of sounding...umm...really egocentric"). Now that her mother no longer acts as an editor for J, things like this pop up more frequently in her ramblings

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  80. I work in estate planning law, and "Ira" is the pronunciation I hear as well. Also in S.F. So I guess this comment is just to bolster other similar comments.

    I HAS AGREEMENT!!!!1

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