Next on the list of catch all job-descriptions that sound fancy but do next to nothing is the stylist. There are the fashion stylists, who can tell you what not to wear just as easily as the hobo on the bus, albeit with more sarcasm. Then there’s food stylists, whose most brain-wrenching task is figuring out how to make the milk look more “milky” (hint: it’s chalk), or even the personal stylist who will do all of your shopping for you.
Now enter the music stylist. Yes, that’s right … music, because clearly people are too
lazy busy with their fast-paced lives to actually listen to music to see if they like it.
Their job description originally created by businesses and restaurants looking for that just-so ambiance, music stylists are now being hired by the rich folk. They’ll come into your home, look at your décor, photos, and sometimes current taste in music to determine what music would fit your mood and lifestyle.
Don’t get me wrong, I like fashion magazines as much as the next wanna-be fashionista. But lately there’s been some trouble in these shallow waters.
Maybe it was the fact that Fall Vogue was heavier than the dumbbells I lift at the gym. Or maybe it was the fact that as I eagerly turned the pages of the latest Elle, I was struck by page after page of weirdly interesting but extremely high priced “bargain” fashion.
Oh, wait, I’m sorry, I missed the memo where $500 for a skimpy clubbing top is a deal.
Dear John McCain,
We get it. You’re a maverick. But it's beginning to feel like product placement gone bad: “John McCain! He’s the maverick! You know what mavericks go great with? Presidencies! So put this maverick down for your president today!”
It’s cool if you want people to think you’re the lone ranger. But was it necessary to have Sarah Palin refer to you as a maverick six times in her vice-presidential debate?
You remember Lou Dobbs, the CNN anchor who declared time and time again that religion has no place in politics? Well, it seems he has had a change of heart, thanks to, uh, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council. But he doesn’t want the liberal media to know about it!
“If my colleagues in the liberal national media found out about this I’d be in trouble,” he joked at last weekend’s 2008 Value Voters Summit.
You know your jokes were bad when they inspire Paris Hilton to start defending chastity.
Russell Brand, the Englishman famous mostly for presenting awards, really should have known better than to make fun of the Jonas Brothers’ purity rings at the MTV Video Music Awards. First, their cult following will probably find him in a dark alley and mug him for saying anything mean about their husbands-to-be. Second, purity turned out to be a bit more popular than expected.
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