WhyDid or Why Don’t: Changing Faces

By |December 21st, 2011|Why Did or Why Don't?|

You may have never heard of her, but she’s about to blow up in the Hollywood scene- so pay attention.  Her name is Rooney Mara and she currently stars in the much anticipated book series turned movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  While it seems as though she came from complete obscurity, take a closer look.  You may recognize her as the young lady who dumped “Zuckerberg” in The Social Network.  She’s come a long way from pretty Harvard undergrad to ass kicking investigator.

Mara was transformed from girl next door to edgy misfit by bleaching her eyebrows, dyeing her hair black, shaving parts of it off, and most dramatically piercing her ears, eyebrow, nose, lip, and nipple (yes, nipple).  It’s like a completely different woman.

Whether you’ve already read the books or seen the original Swedish films, it’s hard not to be drawn into the haunting plot and hard to ignore the strange beauty of Rooney Mara.  When she signed on to the role, they made a point of letting her know that she’d be keeping this look for the next five years (seeing as there are two sequels)… so hopefully she likes it.  H&M thinks you’ll like the look so much that they’ve actually designed a line based off of the American film (which had gone under attack for “glamorizing rape”).  But that’s not the point… the point is, what do you think?  Would you trade in your squeaky clean image for something a bit  more extreme like Mara did?



The List Volume LXI

By |December 17th, 2011|The List|

Oh hey guys, I’ve been under the weather… hence my disappearing act.  While laying in bed cursing both left and right nostrils, I’ve had plenty of time to think about things that suck.  Here’re just a few.

  1. The Chipmunk movie.  Not everything needs to be re-visited. 
  2. Razor scooters.  If you’re over the age of, let’s say eight, and still riding one, you’re doing it wrong.
  3. Your artsy emo photos.  Not even Instagram is gonna make that apple more interesting.
  4. Facial piercings… unless, of course, you’re Rooney Mara.  Then you can do whatever you want.
  5. “Nom, nom, nom.”  I can’t even put into words what seeing this makes me want to do.  I hate mouth noises in real life… let alone your ridiculous simulated status update ones.
  6. Speaking of food related status updates.  No one wants to see a picture of your shitty dinner or stupid vodka tonic.  If your food is in the shape or Mount Rushmore or perhaps there’s liquid nitrogen coming out of your glass, maybe- maybe– I’m interested.  Otherwise, you’re just taking up space in my feed.
  7. Hey Sofia Vergara- we’ve been over this.  Leggings are NOT pants. 
  8. Parking spot vultures.
  9. Tile countertops.
  10. Mascara commercials that clearly use fake eyelashes and/or CGI.  No mascara is that good.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to drown my sorrows in Nyquil.


photo via LiveStrong