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6:15 "BABY GOT CLASS" IS HOLDERNESS FAMILY'S LATEST VIRAL _ The Holderness Family is cooler than yours. Back at the holidays the family of four dressed in Christmas jammies and gave us the digital version of a family newsletter. The video has been watched more than 14 million times. Now the Holderness Family is back with a back-to-school video that parodies Sir Mix-a-Lot's Baby Got Back. Check out the video below:



6:45 Added To The Oxford Dictionary: YOLO, FML & More

Yesterday, Oxford Dictionaries announced a slew of new words and slang terms that have been added to including cray, side boob, listicle and binge-watch.

In addition to the slang words, abbreviations like FML (f**k my life), YOLO (you only live once), ICYMI (in case you missed it) and SMH (shake my head) have also made it into the dictionary.

When are these dictionaries going to stop adding pop culture words? Ugh.

Read more here:


7:15  Behold the Facekini.

Okay, we all know it's important to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun, but would you wear a “facekini”? I wouldn't. It looks like a robber's mask!

Facekini Is China's Solution To Sun Protection

There's a new way of protecting facial skin from the harmful effects of the sun, but be warned -- it's not pretty! People in China are sporting something called a facekini, a colorful robber-like mask that completely covers the face and head except for eyes, nose and mouth holes.

Yahoo! reports that one of the reasons the trend is catching on there is because Chinese people, particularly women, consider a pale complexion to be "a prized possession."

The facekini inventor, 58-year-old
Zhang Shifan, told Qingdao Television website that the mask was not originally created for sun protection but rather to protect against offshore sea crabs.

A magazine edited by the former
Vogue Paris editor, Carine Roitfeld, called CR Fashion Book, made facekinis a part of its swimsuit photo shoot called “Masking the Sun.” Models' faces were covered in masks with bright colors and prints paired with expensive jewelry and the season’s hottest swimsuits.

Since the August publication of
CR Fashion Book, facekinis have been the subject of almost 12 million posts on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter. (Yahoo)


8:15 This guy was uber creative and it ended up landing him a job. Beer AS the resume.  A graphic designer from British Columbia has produced a CV to make him stand out from the crowd by printing it on … a custom-made 4-pack of beer. Brennan Gleason started work on the idea during his final year at the University Of the Fraser Valley. Each bottle shows examples of his portfolio, with his personal details on the cardboard crate. Did it work? Uh-huh. His new job is Creative Director for Vancouver-based digital marketing agency Techtone.  See his work here.


8:45 Friday Toy Memory- JC Penney Catalog. Marsha and I began talking about the ginormous
Sears catalog that would come your house each year. It was a sight to behold with all of it's fashions, household items, and anything you could want. I loved the catalog during the holidays especially. We both discussed how at that time, we all just stared at the catalog trying to figure out what outfits we wanted for Back to school or what Christmas gifts we wanted. Here are some gems from the catalog.


Other stuff: This Sunday is the MTV VMA's. The show will be at 9pm. In 2004, the awards show had a cast of colorful characters. Check out some pics from 10 years's hard to believe it's been that long.


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Locations : British ColumbiaOxfordParisVancouver
People : Brennan GleasonCarine RoitfeldPenney CatalogZhang Shifan

08/22/2014 10:05AM
Back to school rap, YOLO to the dictionary, Facekini's, Beer as your resume, Friday Toy Memory
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