Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Trouble in Insurance Paradise!
The voice we have all grown to know and love and equally be annoyed by will soon be replaced! Gilbert Gottfried has been fired from his prestigious job as the infamous voice of the Aflac Duck for making inappropriate and insensitive comments via twitter about the recent tragedy in Japan. Aflac felt they needed to act in response to Gottfried's horrible remarks.
People on Gottfried's side say he's always been rude and over-the-top with his jokes and that Aflac should have known who they were hiring so many years ago.
Aflac's side says Gottfried's pushed it too far and way too soon.
What I don't get is why all these celebs are writing their stupid comments on twitter- writing on twitter is basically like chiseling your quotes in stone- it hasn't worked out for most people thus far.
So the search for the next annoyingly obscure high-pitched voice has begun!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I think this app would be great if you are planning a first time, or anytime, trip overseas- the app has many awesome destination cities available, along with some great stateside city options as well.
Alright, so what do you need to do to get yourself this app for free? Answer the following quiz questions about Guilty of Gossip's home town state of Maryland and send your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org - And no, you don't have to live in Maryland to participate- if you send in the correct answers, you will win three, count 'em, three City Walk iPhone Applications to the cities of your choice! awesome, i know.
Also! Any GoG Followers can leave a comment below telling me what city you would want to use this application for and FIVE lucky winners will get a promo code for the CityWalk iPhone App!
So take the quiz, leave a comment, or both! Get to it.
1. Maryland has the only official state sport, which is:
2. The Maryland State Bird is the:
Maryland has quite a series of peculiar laws. For instance, in the Ocean City, it is prohibited (while swimming) to:
C. Read out loud
4. In Baltimore's Inner Harbor is located the National:
C. Aquatic and Wildlife Museum
5. Which one of these cities is known to be the sailing capital of the world?
6. Maryland is the only state to have developed its own breed of:
7.Maryland is also known as the:
A. Pine Tree State
B. Old Line State
C. Show Me State
8.King Williams School was the first school in the United States, opened in:
9.At the University of Maryland, opened the first:
A. Drama School
B. Medical School
C. Dental School
10. The State Drink for Maryland is:
B. Ice Tea
C. Ginger Beer
and when will this be coming to an Android phone near you? I don't know, I'm waiting to find out as well. i'll keep you posted.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Especially in her last season! Michael Vick, recently franchised quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, has reportedly cancelled his appearance that was going to air next Thursday. That's just rude. He released a statement claiming that it was just bad timing and he wants to do an interview in the future. The future? He does know the shows is ending in a few months, right? Well, no one stands up Oprah and gets away with it. This is probably more Vick's loss than O's because this interview could have helped out his rep among his remaining haters out there. I don't think his blow-off will go over very well with people. Well, I guess we will see if Vick makes it back on the show before it goes off the air in September!
Friday, February 18, 2011
AOL INSTANT MESSENGER
I literally used to eat dinner in front of my computer to be able to talk to my 8th grade crush- and at the time, this was totally acceptable behavior. I'm sure some people are still chatting it up on AIM daily, but at my age (the post college racket) it seems like other options have become more viable. Now with Google and Facebook hosting their own chat sessions, AIM has taken a back seat because all it is capable of is simply, chat. But how fun was creating/updating/ decorating your Profile? and Away Messages? awesome. Many Profiles were laced with unique song lyrics that expressed your current outlook on love or shout-outs to your "true friends... you know who you are!" Those were classic. Many relationships were birthed out of AIM and many would soon after fail due to a lack of "face-to-face" chemistry.
AIM saw its fair share of bitchy fights, break-ups, and gossip that could at any point in time end in someone's screen name being ousted to the BLOCKED LIST. Or watch out if someone is vindictive enough to "warn" you and raise your level so high that the AIM admins felt the need to kick your ass off! It's tough to recover from a bad case of warnings.
Let's not forgot about those buddy icons! Cute little aim guys riding motorcycles or waving hello. Picking the perfect icon was key- girly, funny, or just plain ridiculous- they had all varieties available.
And weren't those opening and closing door sounds just so darn cute? Okay, I would turn down my volume to after awhile! the-cutest-guy-in-school has just signed on. YES! But the downside, "Ugh, I can't believe he signed off without saying goodbye... jerk."
But I do sincerly miss those late night flirty convos with the boy you were too afraid to approach at school. Or how simple it was to IM a gal pal to meet you at the gym. Or to attempt to spure jealousy in those you hate by posting your exciting night life as your away message. How about when your stuck at home thinking, wow, that person is so busy that their screen name is IDLE! Oh AIM- I will miss your antics.
Happy Friday to all my TRUE Gossip Girls 'n Guys- you know who you are!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Who is She? Skylar Grey. She has made her name by writing some popular hip-hop hits. She co-wrote on all three versions (there are three?) of Love the Way You Lie and also was the smooth hook-singer of Fort Minor's song Where'd You Go?
She looks like she would be singing with a emo/rock band, but she is getting her name known as a the lyrical composer of some very catchy rap/hip-hop versses. She worked with Jay-Z to pen Diddy-Dirty-Money's (puff daddy, puff, sean, p did, etc) new single Coming Home. She has also teamed up with Lupe Fiasco and will be showing up on a few of his tracks on his new album.
The song she performed at the Grammy's is Dr. Dre and Eminem's latest hating song about the ups and downs of the rap game and all the people that stab you in your back over the years. Skylar belts out the refrain for "I Need a Doctor" with some intense power and emotion. She is only gonna get more buzz and popularity from her appearance at last night's awards. I expect she will be featured on many rap songs and maybe even pop out an album of her own. My only fear is that she is nothing more than a 'featured' hook-artist and will not be able to carry a full album by herself, but we will see.
This chick rocks and her style is bangin', I wish they would have showed a closer look at her during the performance, or was it just my tiny ass tv that was the problem?
Friday, February 11, 2011
As I was perusing the afternoon channels on my sick day, i could not pass up to watch (although the tv version) Baz Luhrmann's 1996 adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. This move brought to life break-out performances by a teenage Leo DiCaprio, an innocent Claire Danes, and a menacing villain John Leguizamo who were surrounded by an incredible ensemble cast including a young Jamie Kennedy.