Friday, March 27, 2009

The Wonderful World of Insurance... for Legs???

Just recently I came across an article on Body Part Insurance...Finding it quite odd, I quickly started realizing why Celebs insure certain parts of their body...

Bruce "The Boss" Springsteen insured his voice for $6 million

Model Claudia Shiffer's face alone is insured for $5 million

Stones guitarist..Kieth Richards' fingers are insured for $1.6 million

Soccer Star David Beckham legs & feet are insured for $70 million

Famous Actress Angelina Jolie's total body is insured for a cool $1 Billion

& of course

J-Lo's booty is insured for $27 mill

All the celebs above are found in film, singing, advertisements and sports....

It’s perfectly understandable for a celebrity to have themselves or parts of their bodies insured, because, after all, the assets they were born with are their bread and butter....They miss out on anything that makes them escrow

Take Tom Jones...known as an "ageless heartthrob"....Mr. Jones has insured one of his most valuable-body assets......his chest hair???

No Joke...Tom's Chest Hair is insured at $7 million

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Make Me Over

With the market crashing and with business looking to rebound, several companies are switching from whats "Old" to what's "Sexy."

Dora the Explorer

Dora is set to recieve a new look come this fall.
Going from the beatles haircut, to a more tweeny sexy look. Backed by trying to hold onto preschool fans as they age, Nickelodeon and Mattel are trying to go the distance to make Dora, more appealing.

The Game Called: CLUE

With the game being 60 years old, Hasbro has elected to give the game a fancy new makeover. In this new "fancy" mansion, there is a new spa room, theater and new weapons to choose from. Along with the updation, Professor Plum is now an internet billionare and Colonel Mustard is a famous football star...The only difference now is the game has changed...Instead of being a basic house party, its a party of the rich an famous....

McDonald's New Ad Campaign

With an overhaul of modernizing their restaurants, (if you want to call them that) McDonald's has discovered a new way to influence their loyal consumers.

The new burger boxes and fry sleeves feature pictures of fresh ingredients like potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes to try to position the food as healthy.

These are just a few companies that are updating and reaching out to improve their wallets. Other companies such as, Jack in the Box, Tinker Bell, Heinz, Old Navy and M & M's are looking to broaden their horizons to not only entice consumers, but make themselves over. Most makeovers are due to come out this Fall, so stay tuned!

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Drama that is Quiltmaking

In recent news, a magazine has caught flack for its use of "obscene getures" & its racey use of nudity...

This magazine is not Playboy, Hustler or Maxim, its none other than Quilter's Home.

Quilter's Home can be purchased anywhere in Utah. As of right now, Jo-Ann fabric is the only store not to carry this specific issue involving these "Shocking Quilts."

This quilt to the right is one of Mary Beth Bellah's signature quilts on display. Its a Viagra-inspired quilt, called "Helping Hands." This specific quilt has created quite an uproar, that Bellah has had to defend.

Some people have expressed their issue, saying "What year is this anyway?" While some people have expressed that they will only buy their crafts from Jo-Ann, because they look out to keep their business "morally-righteous."

Whatever the case, styrofoam chickens & wreaths will still be bought and scrapbooking will still push forward. My overall belief is that nobody in Utah knows about this matter. Im still awaiting the shock, which will be a Relief Society lady reaching into her mailbox, egerly awaiting to scroll through her Quilter's Home, to only find images of:

  1. A gun-wielding Jesus

  2. A baby taking a peek out of his mama's lady parts

  3. A gigantic, quilted phallus.

  4. The Viagara-Inspired Quilt