Welcome to the terrible majesty of the bray and the cray!
(re-posted from Parsons 'lecture' thread)A few observations:1. The 'Puffy Shirt' has GOT to go. You are NOT Blair Waldorf. The shirt makes you look like a chunky Long Island (go LIU!) housewife married to a dentist named Gary, NOT a rich/spoiled Upper East Side teenager.2. I see the Lee Press-On nails are back. Why? WHY???3. Lay off the tranny makeup. It only emphasizes your puffiness (which I suspect is being caused by a bulimic relapse).4. Stop posting videos of yourself, alone, acting like a jackass in public. If you were 16, it might be 'cute'. But considering you're pushing 30, it reeks of desperation and loneliness.5. Get some goddamned therapy + medication already. Your public meltdown is pathetic.
I agree with Dr. Gary on #3. As I watched this video I kept thinking, why have her looks changed so drastically? At first I thought she had put on weight, and maybe her weight has fluctuated, but I think the distorting puffiness may really be from bulimia. It's one of the most visible symptoms. And the "I never diet ever," comment paired with the frequent juice "cleanses" which absolutely ARE diets, makes me think that is what it is.The name I am posting under is a joke; I am not trying to be mean. About this.
She's trying for a combo of Ellen & Oprah. ain't working, tho.
Dys, I thought she was trying for the Seinfeld pirate shirt effect.
Russian Girl nailed it with "poofy." What the hell is WRONG with her face? It aint acne, cupcake.
If she's back in bulimia-mode, it would explain the mood swings/bitchiness also.
I can't even leave an intelligent comment, just hateration. I didn't think it was possible, but every day she seems more manic and closer to a breakdown. Fuck Dr. Bobby (not literally!) and get thee to a shrink!
All I could think about while watching was if the Genius Bar workers were watching in horror/embarrassment/puzzlement? Or was she momentarily alone?
I think this video is a secret message. Luckily, I have a decoder on hand:"I am so SPECIAL. Look, I got to stay after the Mac store closed. Because I'm SPECIAL."
Oosh. I just stumbled upon a little video jules made for a fan at sxsw. http://www.flickr.com/photos/smorty71/3360313255/I love that she had the fan's name written down just in case she forgot it. lolz.
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If she were sane she could shape her incessant Apple coverage towards a paid promotion deal or at least a new MacAir. Instead she's channeling the Dancing Chicken. Oh, well.
Jesus Frist.. what the bug was that video? It creeped me out.
and you know, she's going to give her old computer to one of her readers, not a charity or anything (she seems to have issues with charity see: birthday party, 2009).a google search shows worthy causes like military families that take used laptops. but you're right, a wannabe carrie bradshaw in dubuque needs it more.
Comments like yours, Anonymous at 11:52 PM, are why this site has gotten ridiculous. She's giving away a laptop to somebody who needs one. That's a nice thing to do. I think NonSociety sucks and all, but you're going to judge Julia because she isn't sending the laptop (for free!) to the person who you want her to send it to?Have you EVER thrown away an old pair of shoes instead of donated them to Goodwill? Have you ever sold a book on half.com instead of giving it to a library? She probably could have sold that iBook on craigslist and got a couple hundred dollars, but she's giving it away for free. That is a nice thing to do, whether you like Julia or not.
Definitely agree with the anonymous poster about the bulimia. I wrote about that in another post from a few days ago...and I feel really bad for her the more I watch these videos. She clearly needs help, she DOES look sad and alone in these videos. I'm a big film geek and I can't help but be reminded of what many horror directors say about their films: the reason why they're so scary is because of what we don't see on screen, it's always worse for us to imagine what's going on as opposed to actually seeing it on screen. The way this can be applied to JA is that she does have a narcissistic personality disorder, is in need of constant attention, but that never the less she is still a very sick person. Before I used to really just hate her and find her to be vapid and obnoxious, now I'm just concerned...and I still think she's a really vapid person who clearly wants all the wrong things for all the wrong reasons. Even if she were to gain all this blinding fame and glory she wouldn't be happy, she'd feel empty and who knows what would happen then?
It looks like she hasn't slept in a few days. Or is it just the horrendous makeup?
her upper lip isnt moving like how mary's upper lip didnt move in one of the recent videos. weirddddd
She really loves herself so much. She's the most self-conscious human I have ever observed. I'm so sick of her short skirts. They really don't work on her and that should not be worn by anyone over the age of 12.
Anon 12:38I'm remembering a Seinfeld episode in which the guys were talking about about getting wedgies in school. They asked Elaine, "Don't girls give wedgies?" She said, "No, we just made fun of someone until they developed an eating disorder."Um, oops?
Um, Julia already has bulimia. She has been quite open about it so RBNS is hardly responsible for that. People are merely speculating that she's relapsed into bulimic behavior.
Helpful hint, Jools: I see you are trying to look into the camera instead of watching yourself in the monitor. But you are so used to watching yourself, it's hard to break the habit, bless your heart. But now, hon, your eyes darting up and down make you look kind of shifty.
maybe GIA was saying it's an effect of her having been made fun of in school?she said somewhere about how she was never popular and kind of a geek, I think she's spent her whole life (and a nice chunk of daddiobucks) compensating for it.
was trying to find that quote (it was in the mediabistro article turns out), and found this gem, piece of some random comment she left in '06.. "aaron, you’re adorable. success has gone to the head of your less-humble brethren (facebook, college humor) - thank god not you!"she was still very nice then, don't you know. irony abound in the randi and ricky (well, not really) friendships nowalso, just for lols http://socialmediarockstar.com/social-media-rockstars-vs-narcissists?referer=sphere_search
Anons 2:05, 2:26I just meant I hope our taunting hasn't re-triggered someone's eating disorder.But it wasn't such a deep thought. Just... she's been complaining that we're mean, then we began speculating about bulimia, and the Seinfeld popped into my mind. But, as Julia would say about NS, don't take me too seriously!
I get confused by her portrayal of Julia Allison as a "character" who is not the real Julia. If "Julia Allison" who appears on NS and in these dumb videos is a character, then why should I feel bad critiquing her?JA switches between "Julia Allison - played by Julia Baugher" and "I'm a real person, you're hurting my feelings" whenever it suits her. One of them has bulimia, that's clear.
She does it quite often, it seems. When she was still getting press and that Carrie 2.0 was flying (at least internationally), her biggest selling point was explaining how "JA" is a character, not personal, not the real her. In which case she and NS could be taken as the same joke she seems to take them for, and dismissed.
Does anyone else notice the ridge on the right side of Julia's face... right above her nasal fold? That's a classic example of what happens when you get a crappy Restalyn injection from a craptastic dermatologist like Dr. Bobby. Restalyn is a plastic that once injected beneath the skin needs to be MOLDED... it has to be smooshed around, or else it will stay in a mound, the way it is on Julia's face.Seriously, Dr. Bobby has to be the biggest hack ever. This guy needs to be reviewed by the board.
I noticed that, too! When she has no makeup on it's sooooo obvious.
this is uncomfortably sad.
Is that why she's always sticking her finger into that side of her face in videos?
The same white girle-geeky dancing as Amanda Congdon. Remember her? The Rocketboom girl. Who actually was smart - and, I have to say, hot? She used to do geeky dances (not exactly Julia's dance ) in odd places. Kind of her signature. Another idea co-opted by Julia Allison.Where is Amanda, BTW? If she can't make it on the web, what chance these three dummies?
You're right, chescaleigh. Played with no sound, there are so many gestures and fleeting glances that look angry and, worse, despairing. The sad thing is that she talks to her Internet audience like it's her closest friend, and she's trying to keep a stiff upper lip. And as far as friends go, I can't think of a worse confidante.
Okay, I noticed this on her Insomniac video and now again on this crazy video. Jackles seems to be rubbing her nose a lot and I've thought a few times that she had crazy coke-eyes. Could someone that won't take a sleeping pill have a powder problem? That would definitely help her lose weight...
Fuck me, that dance was hilarious. I am starting to think she hears voices when she is all alone, and those voices are meaner than the rebloggers."DO IT, JULIA! People will like you and think you are whimsical and breezy. Guys will think you are sexy. DO IT!"
she also kinda talks on and on like she's got cocaine-tongue. I, um, had friends, yeah, who used to do that. Get all coked up and talk, basically to themselves. Blabbing out of an excess of nervous energy. Perfect for Julia Allison. She doesn't want to hear what anyone else has to say anyway.
Anon 11:48: I think she's just tired, maybe a little bloated, and has a bit of a cold. Really.
Julia Allison is the Anna Nicole Smith of the Internet world. Just when you think it can't get any weirder--it does. I used to think she was just a fool, but now it is clear she is mentally ill.