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WTF Times Three: Johnny Depp Is the Sexiest Man Alive, Fish Are Being Eaten That Are Still Breathing, and Anissa Mayhew Had a Stroke

Johnny_depp_people_magazine I woke up this morning to three pieces of news that made me just want to crawl right back into bed. Johnny Depp has been named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, people have taken to eating deep-fried fish while the fish are still struggling to breathe on their plates, and Anissa Mayhew suffered a stroke yesterday.

I think the universe needs to go back on its anticonvulsants.


WTF #1:

Johnny Depp, who was also named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine back in 2003, has won the honour again, but, for the life of me, I am not sure why. I mean, he's not terrible on the eyes, and I did my fair share of swooning over him a decade ago, but am I the only who thinks that his craptastic facial hair requires some kind of intervention?

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Once upon a time, I would not have kicked Johnny Depp out of my bed if he poured an entire box of crackers onto it and danced them into tiny crumbs, but now? I am just not buying that Johnny Depp is the sexiest man alive on the planet. With those pores and face pubes, I doubt that he is the sexiest man in this hemisphere, let alone North America. He can still take a pretty picture, though, with the right make-up and airbrush artists on his side:

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WTF #2:

Maybe I am just particularly squeamish, or maybe I am just prone to anthropomorphizing animals unnecessarily, or maybe I just don't buy that story that fish cannot feel pain, but China's chefs' new method of flash frying a fish in such a way that it lives through the process and then is left to breathe on a plate while people poke at it just seems beyond cruel.

WARNING — this video is graphic and may overwhelm some viewers:

Gah. That's all I have to say about that.


WTF #3:

Anissa_mayhew A wonderful member of our blogging community, Anissa Mayhew, suffered a stroke late yesterday, and it has hit many of us like a punch in the gut. She is a light in this community, and I am left somewhat speechless. If you know her or even know of her, please send your good vibes and/or prayers her and her family's way. This is the second stroke she has had in her young life, and she needs all we can give her so that she can come back and be a mother to her three children and a wife to her husband, Pete, let alone continue to be the fabulous woman who touches so many of our lives.

Updates regarding Anissa's condition can be found at CaringBridge.


So, Universe, how about you lay off for a bit? Can you put some things that we all like and understand such as sparkley ponies and kittens and rainbows, or anything along those lines, in the works for us? Until then, I am heading back to bed with a nice pinot grigio and a bowl full of completely dead Chinese leftovers.







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seven

Okay. Yes, Johnny Depp can be a good-looking dude. But yeah, you totally nailed it with the "face-pube" description. WTF, indeed.

The fish thing? A) EW. B) OW. That is all.

And that sucks about Anissa. Sending good thoughts her way. :/

melistress

GAH on the fish! Johnny Depp? Not so much. Once you shave that patchy facial hair and give the man a bath, he is still beautiful. I think we all hold on because we know what is under there and he has aged better than his peers (Brad Pitt turning into a goat, anyone?).

Today is the first day I have heard of Anissa. I hope it will not be the last. Lots of love and warm thoughts going out to her and her family.

TasterSpoon

I hope Anissa keeps rallying and her family hangs in there. Vibing in their direction.

That fish thing is disgusting. While we're horrifying one another, I've got two more: many years ago, my dad went to some high end sushi bar in Japan for a work thing where they sliced a lobster down his back and people plucked at his tail while he was crawling across the table. There's also this thing called drunken eels that I saw in Singapore. The eels are served in sake and you drink them down live. Supposedly the alcohol stupifies them somewhat but I think part of the thrill is how they squirm as they slide down your gullet. WTH is wrong with people? As callous as much of our animal husbandry is these days, and even though animals are often eaten alive in the wild, this intentional infliction of pain, what is it other than sadism? Stuff like this makes me want to be a hermit.

cindy w

1. That 2nd picture of Johnny Depp? OMG. Yes, please.

2. I only made it 9 seconds into that video. I might vomit now.

3. I loves me some Anissa Mayhew. Praying so hard for her and her family.

sweatpantsmom

Yes, I'm heading back under the covers, too.

Praying for Anissa - I never met her, have only spoken to her via Twitter but can see what a lovely person she is.

And as for Johnny Depp - his appeal has always confounded me. I just want to give him a shower.

Jen Wilson

WTF #1: That second photo of Johnny Depp is HOT. Also, I find Captain Jack Sparrow pretty damn sexy. But that first photo of him with the facial pubes? Not so much.

WTF #2: Gross gross gross. I couldn't even get myself to press the play button for fear of losing my breakfast. That is just disgusting.

WTF #3: I've only heard of Anissa, but will definitely be thinking of her through this rough time and hoping that she can go back to being a mom and a wife.

bingo girl

#1 - Can he pass the throne to Rob?
#2- so much with eating raw food! poor creature
#3- get well. my prayers are with you and your family

Iconoclast

I am just aghast at that poor fish video!! What in God's name has become of us humans?! I just can't imagine a more horrifying and sadistic thing to do to a fellow creature. I'm not a vegetarian, but for the love of all that is decent, please put it out of its misery! Sick. I hope karma is a real bitch to the people who invented this (shudder) and who participate. You wonder, what further evil are they capable of doing?!

(BTW, Best wishes for Anissa'a recovery. Life really blows some days.)

Betsy

I'd like to reach right into that fish video clip and stab that person's eyes out with her chopstick!




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