Monday, April 27, 2009

Yulia: This is in a classroom at an elite American university


At MIT Sloan today.
PS. A special thank you to CD for letting me borrow her blouse at the last moment when I found I had nothing to wear. And for the reader who emailed me about the skirt - it’s H&M, actually! One of my favorites. :)

No, really. I am in the shock. I did not realize that prestigious universities are now lectured to by sad, painted old whores. WHAT HAPPEN TO YOUR COUNTRY, PEOPLES?!?!?

91 comments:

  1. FormerGawkerEmployeeApril 27, 2009 at 11:15 PM

    That skirt is a monstrosity. Even on a Twiggy type it would be horrifying. But on someone with pins like that? Disastrous.

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  2. I don't feel that Julia is fat, but the woman does nothing to save herself from looking like a kielbasa, man.

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  3. As usual she looks painfully uncomfortable in her own skin.

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  4. We should just say a silent prayer of thanks that every thread of DuPont's Lycra spandex held together, thus saving our nation's top students from injury and death.

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  5. Not fat, but well on her way to Pudge-town on the 5:15 local through Donut city.

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  6. I just wonder who is hiding in the lectern this time.

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  7. Think of how so much more professional this outfit could have been if she would lose the skirt and put on a nice pair of black dress pants and not so high shoes. She was so close, yet so far

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  8. I heard that, during this talk, Lilly was left at MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center where she defecated into the Alcator C-Mod tokamak fusion device.

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  9. partypants is obviously uglyApril 27, 2009 at 11:45 PM

    Willing to bet money that no reader emailed poor Blanche about her Icecapades Butterick Pattern 2115 skirt. Julia unless granny made it for you for xmas you have no excuse to be seen in something so holy fucking christ hideous.

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  10. Could someone post this same image, but with laser beams shooting out of her eyes?

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  11. Is this skirt really one of her favorites? Maybe I am failing Allison Studies but I don't remember seeing it until just now -- perhaps because it's her "fat skirt" living at the back of her closet?

    Julia, rethink your fat skirt. It should be worn WHEN you feel fat not IN ORDER to feel fat.

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  12. imma chargin muh partypantsApril 27, 2009 at 11:53 PM

    Don't forget to add that she's chargin hur lazur.

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  13. For JA's next birthday, I think we should all chip in and get her a black, 3/4 length slanket made of Lycra so that she has something to wear to professional events.

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  14. Dahling: "She's muffin-topping" almost caused me to spew my before-bed vitamin water.

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  15. Mark my words, this photo will be gone from Julia Allison's NonSociety page tomorrow or I will voluntarily give up all my hard-won Baugher Bingo squares.

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  16. Clearly, she was photoshopped into a MIT classroom; you can tell by the strange bow in her legs.

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  17. These photos seem to have been taken after she gave her talk - I assume that's what she was doing there - there is nothing showing on the screen and her thank you gift (usually presented at the end of an evening) is on the table next to her.

    Theory: The photos taken while she was talking all showed her with her braying mouth open so she had to go back once everyone had left in order to get better photos where she looked thoughtful, insightful and intelligent.

    Fake, fake, fake.

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  18. good god, she looks awful.

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  19. If she'd worn a simple knee length black skirt and pulled her hair back she would have looked completely average and normal. But yeah, not her goal obviously.

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  20. Don't you mean she's cupcake topping?

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  21. Actually, I think the outfit is actually one of her better efforts. And actually, I totally love that skirt. There does appear to be some muffin toppin', but it also looks like a looser top so I don't think that's hugging her fat.

    Perhaps not the best choice for giving a lecture... and probably would be a better choice if she was -10lbs, but certainly better than most of her pink monstrosities.

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  22. What happened to the pointy hat and broomstick?

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  23. She looks like she's developing a gunt!

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  24. Compare shadow casted by JA and her arm to shadow casted by lecture podium..PHOTOSHOPPED!

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  25. Not photoshopped, there are two main light sources here.

    I honestly don't think Julia is that good at photoshop. If she were, we'd have no idea she gained any weight.

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  26. What was the monster talking about? Any street reviews by audience?

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  27. What's up with those two other incredibly shitty photos of her at the podium? Blurry and reflecto eyes... gross. Why even post them, Miss Image Control Freak? Is she that desperate to prove that OMG SHE SPOKE AT MIT!!!!!!

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  28. Does Julia Baugher have her blue shirt AND bulky sweater tucked into that pleated skirt? What in the hell is causing that poof? It's either some major excess cloth or her spare tire of fat around her waist and hips.

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  29. Question: Did she go get extensions again?

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  30. PP - YES, Julia Baugher has clipped back in the ratty fake extensions. And you know they're the kind you buy at Sally Beauty Supply or off of TV infomercials. No more freebie real extensions from Ty - if so, she would have shouted it from the rooftops. Girl loves her free shit.

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  31. I wondered, because for example in this pic (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vJmq_s-InUM/SfJLREl0xeI/AAAAAAAAASA/E7gGY1iUffY/s400/juliaandowen2.jpg) it seems like half her hair is a different colour? I'm not sure how recent that pic is, though.

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  32. How did she get the MIT gig? Did she post anything as to why this prestigious university was thrilled to have their speaker vomiting with undergrads the night prior to giving a talk while dressed like Judy Jetson? Is Britt somehow responsible for this travesty?

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  33. Do we really need to debase ourselves by talking about her clothes and body flubs?
    I don't like her.
    I sure as hell don't think she should be lecturing ANYONE, let alone at MIT. But doesn't it make us as idiotic as the people who allowed her to speak if we're nothing more than a vitriolic segment of 'what not to wear?'. I call bullshit.

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  34. Anonymous 8:59 AM:

    Yes. We do!

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  35. Anon 8:59--
    I'll leave her weight and botox issues out of it--I always do--but dressing like a buffoon while giving a talk at MIT is certainly fair game. And relevant.

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  36. "BobDuvet: @juliaallison could you being any more plugged in...I mean WOW!! You know some AMAZING people! How awesome you must be!"

    ROFLCOPTER

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  37. Who is Bob Duvet?

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  38. anon 9:09...
    It would be relevant if she showed up as yet another version of Bradshaw -2.0. Or in a shirt that said 'Harvard Business School Class of 2013.' But she's wearing a skirt and a blouse. YAWN. I just can't get my panties in a bunch when her other exploits are far more offensive.

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  39. I will never understand how people get up in arms about the comments about her appearance, when it's all she's about. The comments about her failure as an entrepreneur are always on target, but how many times can you say that when it's obvious to most people? She continues the get the opportunities she does because of her perceived attractiveness (her personality changes it to me, I can't see her as anything above average), period. When that is gone, so will the offers and really so will she. This is extremely small potatoes compared to the mudslinging an ACTUAL CELEBRITY (which she'd love to be, but alas is never happening) deals with on a daily basis, and typically from a crowd of millions while their lives are being splashed across a tabloid. Celebrities who actually have talent to speak of! This is also the same person who was once paid a ludicrous six figures to dissect celebrities on national television. Yeah, don't you dare talk about her botox or weight gain when she wants to be just like them! Never mind that most people begin with a disclaimer that they don't even think she's fat at all, that commentary is for the purpose of illustrating then and now - really the impact of desperate fame-seeking. Was it OK for Julia to comment on her willingness to gain weight in order to fit into Rosie's "huge bike shorts" when they needed a replacement for The View? That was nice. It was also probably an offhand comment she could make then when she herself thought she was super thin and above all else. She hasn't gained anymore weight than the average person, but is so quick to seek sympathy and try to relate with the same person she trash-talked in her skinny days about "people calling them fat". WTF? Well me, I'm thinner than Julia, so if I ever manage to lose my morality, dignity and concern for others, I'd be more than happy to pack on a few lbs through unhealthy habits, and poke/prob myself into plastic as an extension of my self-loathing to fill her fameball shoes. Except not.

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  40. Anon 9:29: LOOK AT THE OUTFIT. Omg come on. She's not auditioning for the role as slutty younger sister witch in WICKED. She wore this for a lecture, at a business school! She could be thin a fucking twizzler and I would still be busting a gut over that outfit. God! She looks like a day shift cocktail waitress in a Primm casino. I mean how can you be mad at us for laughing at her outfit!!!

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  41. THANK YOU, Anonymous9:58!!!
    Beautifully put and very intelligently written. I'm so sick and tired of being chastized for occassionally mentioning her weight-gain/looks.
    She had no problem doing that to celebrities herself when she was pulling those six figures for her Star gig on TV, after all.
    And what, ugly and/or fat people aren't allowed to comment on other people's looks/weight? My My God, how idiotic.

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  42. narcissist headbandApril 28, 2009 at 10:15 AM

    right on, partypants. i've said it before, how can this woman who attends so many "conferences", is an "Entrepreneur" and does so many "speaking engagements" not own a simple classic business suit!?!?!? Think of how nice she would have looked at MIT had she put her hair back and worn a knee-length black skirt with a matching jacket. seriously, if she dressed like a normal person, her weight would not even be an issue. her slight weight gain becomes apparent when she wears these costumey get-ups.
    but i guess she would reply that her "personal branding" is all about slutty costumes and not dressing like a normal person. so what do i know?

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  43. Agree with Anon@ 11:44 p.m.

    She would have looked so much better with really attractive slacks. Does she not realize she still has the potential to look good? It's like she's trying to look as fat as possible.

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  44. If Julia's blog content was more than just photos of herself, then I would, perhaps, understand the alleged outrage about the comments of her increased weight, overly botoxed face, and horrendously inappropriate fashion choices. But, as others have mentioned, she skates by on her looks, and then uses her imaginary position of power to treat everyone as disposable pieces of shit. So, it's not only that she gets things because of her appearance, but that she uses her appearance as a method to treat others awfully.

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  45. can we nominate JA for what not to wear? all we'd have to do is put together photos of a few of her worst and most inappropriate outfits and then send an ultra concerned email to the show begging them to make her over.

    i think she'd be a perfect candidate and would most certainly throw a temper tantrum during the makeover which would make for really great television.

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  46. someone needs ot staqrt a new site

    phatassjuliaallison.com

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  47. Or a website like "Go Fug Yourself" about Julia's fashions. "gojababyourself.com" or something

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  48. Before I forget: http://img2.imageshack.us/img2/5817/termijaba.gif

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  49. My point is: Just because she's an idiot doesn't mean we have to be. The whole Julia Allison argument rests on the fact that we, the well- adjusted anti-fameballers of the world would make wiser choices regarding our lives, our business practices and our relationships.

    Shouldn't the same apply to how we choose to
    take her down a peg? I don't care if SHE makes stupid comments about other people's weight, or her own. Its a low blow. And its beneath us. Let's stop trying to justify school yard bullying and stick to the stuff we're good at.

    And there is a significance difference in the stupidity and arrogance of her entrepreneurial endeavours versus her choice of outfits. Just sayin'.

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  50. HER OUTFIT IS RIDICULOUS. OUTFIT OUTFIT OUTFIT. Get off your high horses; she looks ridiculous.

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  51. when did this blog become jezebel.com

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  52. 10:52 --

    Oh, piffle. It isn't beneath me. You take the high road, I'll take the low road and...how does the rest of that lyric go?

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  53. Anonymous10:52, I think it's kinda pointless to argue for non-idiotic comments at a site like this. This site is strictly here for people to blow off steam about how annoying JA and her "business" is overall.
    And unlike her own idiotic website or with these ongoing speaking engagements she hustles her way into, this site does not masquerade as a "business", nor does it pretend to be anything smarter than it actually is. Arguing for smart, sharo content at such an otherwise stupid website is like for begging for filet mignon at McDonald's, isn't it?

    Welcome to the schoolyard then, fellow bully!

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  54. This debate pops up every couple of weeks and it boils down to this - EVERY TIME - this is an unmonitored commenting board. People can say whatever they want. If you don't like it, don't read it, but please don't try to scold other commenters - it doesn't work.

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  55. loren,
    i was at the MIT talk. it was basically a ramble accompanied by a powerpoint deck with pictures and screenshots of herself. the "talk" was broken down to a number of lessons that she has learned in her "career". the most important one: "if you want press, you need to become friends with reporters". that was also her answer for most of the Q&A: "become friends with reports and other connected individuals". not surprisingly, it was not particularly insightful. after the talk, a few people hung around to ask her questions. her answers were pretty useless. my favorite: "i'm not saying you should lie, just stretch and massage the truth..." -- i can't remember what she was responding to, but that answer seemed about right for julia allison.

    jack,
    she got the invite because one of the MIT innovation club organizers was her high school debate partner and prom date (she posted a pic of him). he even introduced her as his "good friend" and julia joked that she threw something at him in high school. i'm pretty sure MIT would have never invited her if she didn't have a personal connection.

    also, to answer some of the earlier comments, the pictures above are totally staged. she gave her entire talk sitting down at a table. she took a few pictures sitting down after the talk pretending like she was lecturing. after that, she left. my guess is that she actually went through the trouble of coming back to the room to take pictures of her "lecturing" from the podium. so, like everything else she does, the pictures were fake...

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  56. Sigh. Pull on her pigtails if you wish. Taking my bleeding heart back to jezebel...sheesh.

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  57. This website is NOT Jezebel!!!!

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  58. Thanks for the recap anon 1123. That is how I would guess that her "lectures" work... a bunch of rambling with some staged photos to make it seem like a bigger deal than it was. My question is... WHO is taking these staged photos? It seems weird to wanter back into an empty classroom and ask someone to take faked photos of yourself. Is she setting the camera on self timer or what? If that is the case... cookoo!

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  59. She has to take fake photos so she can do her strained, sucking in, jutting chin, tits out poses. We all saw the candids while speaking in the speakeasy basement - not flattering. Can't use those on the site or in her Sharpay Evans Media Kit. She needs flattering, posed pics of her speaking AT MIT to add to her album.

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  60. I just hope the MIT thank-you gift bag has returnable items included!

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  61. "i'm not saying you should lie, just stretch and massage the truth..." Oh, like when you said Berners-Lee invented the internet. hehe

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  62. Partypants:

    hee! yet she ended up with unflattering, posed pics of her speaking at MIT.

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  63. Anon 1123 here. Her brother was there but someone else that she obviously knew was taking all the photos, so I assume he took these too. Also, it is important to point out that she did not speak as part of a class (this was not an academic lecture). She was invited by a student group (MIT Innovation Club) and they advertised the event with her Wired cover and "free pizza!" signs. I think it's an important distinction (contrary to what she might want you to believe, she was not giving a class lecture)...

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  64. So...basically The Super Geeky Club invited Julia to their treehouse for some apple juice and pizza, and she tried to spin it as if she were on a highly prized lecture series.

    I'm shocked.

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  65. So these podium photos she posted to her blog where COMPLETELY STAGED???

    http://julia.nonsociety.com/post/100886288-0-0
    http://julia.nonsociety.com/post/100890085-0-0

    If you had any doubt that Julia Baugher is fucking mentally unhinged ....

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  66. 11:23/41, that's what I gathered. That it was largely insignificant (informal club speech while at a table, not the podium) and the main draw was free pizza and the opportunity for some geniuses to ogle what they think is a hot girl. Was Tim Berners-Lee at the same thing? If so, most of them were likely also there for him - he's actually relevant. I didn't for a second believe MIT would have invited her to speak for/at something that would really represent them. I DID think she would be misrepresenting it until the presentation of reality forced her to come clean. Notice the earliest omissions that it was an MIT Innovation Club discussion. Rather she'd given the impression for months that it was once of importance at THE MIT, thereby presumably in front of VIPs and giving her clout. That her "in" was with a former prom date who happens to be a member of the club she presented in front of really doesn't surprise.

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  67. So, she posted behind a podium that she never spoke from? Sad, pathetic, stupid. Like sitting behind your teacher's desk in HS and feeling on top of the world!

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  68. This fakery just proves how STUPID Julia Allison really is. Does she think people - especially MIT students - can't connect the dots? Does she think people are gullible enough to buy her bullshit. Julia - there are people everywhere - like the "lecture" attendee above - who can tell everyone the real deal - that you are a fake and a fraud - in not just your "lecture" but even how you recapped your experience on your blog. You aren't fooling anyone except yourself. What an idiot.

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  69. *one not once, blah

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  70. @ 11:49
    Remember, Julia encourages her conference participants to STRETCH the truth.

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  71. I love the photo where she's pretending to talk from the podium. She's talking with her hands. It's like smiling with your eyes ala tyra.

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  72. Listen Jackles, your little clubhouse speech was less than inspiring, you see MIT students don't need advice on achieving success via shortcuts and "massaging the truth." We know you can't relate, but they actually have talent and are familiar with hard work. Have a great day! XO

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  73. I just got word on good authority that these were Julia's index cards:

    1. Lie, lie lie!
    2. Don't forget to show ya good side betches
    3. Always pose next to girls SLIGHTLY less attractive
    4. A post-prom bj is excellent currency
    5. If you can't be smart or useful, be pretty, bunnies!

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  74. Oh wow, this story is so sad on so many levels. Way to "stretch and massage the truth" as you preach, Julia.
    I would've watched anyone talk about anything in college for an hour if there were free pizza involved. That just sounds pathetic, posing a picture of her old magazine cover of her old self right bside the magic words, "FREE PIZZA"

    How many years is she going to trot out that old Wired cover anyway? That's like her life's biggest accomplishment thus far. She'll be 84-years-old and still showing off that magazine cover like it was yesterday.

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  75. Well, as Julia said in one of her bigthink (lol) vids, her industry(?) is about perception and presentation. Since she fakes it with regularity and is otherwise delusional in noticing, her appearance will always remain fair game. I certainly feel people would change their tune if she had continued on her whole "I never got anything injected & my body and how I achieve it is natural or healthy" tangents. Her middle name should be misrepresentation.

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  76. Please for the love of everything fameworthy, tell me Foolia had a photo-op with Berners-Lee. Hopefully she informed him that she is a big fan of that little thing called the internet that he invented! Have a great day! XO

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  77. Did she even get paid for this shit? Is there someone stupid enough to pay her for showing up and spouting that worthless bile in public??

    She probably got paid in pizza and an MIT giftbag.

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  78. Jacy,

    Maybe you should setup a post where you document the advertised event and the subsequent reality of what her role in the event was.

    Advertised: MIT Speaker Series

    Reality: MIT Innovation Club with Pizza.

    Advertised: Davos Invited Attendee

    Reality: Piano Bar floozy.

    This list will get long very quickly.

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  79. Advertised: Tech geek
    Reality: Brain damaged slanket whore

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  80. "Twelve glorious hours of sleep. It's a beautiful day in Boston, and I'm heading over to Mass General to see Dan now ...about 1 hour ago from web"

    Did you guys know she has a sick friend? That he have cancer? Cause she has a friend name Dan. With cancer.

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  81. Twelve hours of sleep? God this bitch is insufferable.

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  82. Vaguely hot, Italian Web 2.0 dude weighs in on Julia speaking at MIT: http://www.aninternetvoice.com/2009/04/27/julia-allison-at-mit-for-internet/

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  83. Twelve hours of sleep, and traipsing around Boston. Must be great not to have a job.

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  84. Guys, being moral support for Dan is a HARD job. HES.SO.SICK.

    stupid sklanket

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  85. 12 hours of sleep interspersed with all nighters = lookin' OLD AND BUSTED real quick.

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  86. Why did she wait to her final day to visit CD? Kinda shitty. AND IT"S SO HARD!

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  87. a free pizza lunch lecture hosted by a student group??? hahaha! by that logic, i have lectured at harvard, princeton, yale, MIT, johns hopkins, duke, columbia, cornell, upenn, dartmouth, etc! i am a career counselor and motivational speaker and i get invited by student groups and university career services offices to speak to graduating seniors on campus. free food is usually involved. wow, i need to update my resume using the julia allison method...

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  88. OK. The fake talking pictures may be the weirdest thing I have seen yet. She stood in an empty room pretending to talk. Pretended to talk. Yeah.

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  89. That empty room probably gave her a much better response than she'd have gotten otherwise.

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