dominochan: (annoyed)
Allow me to set up a little scenario for you.

Let's say a celebrity comes to your city and, instead of going to a trendy, touristy area, they go to a local establishment. Now, the establishment isn't in the greatest neighborhood in the city, but you could easily name at least 4 areas that are far worse. Then the celeb says the area is the most dangerous place she has ever been in.

That's what happened to Las Vegas.

Y'see, there's a little frozen custard place called Luv It off of Las Vegas Blvd. @ Oakey. Actor Mindy Kaling (best known for her work on "The Office"), said the area surrounding the custard stand was "the most dangerous and sketchy neighborhood I’ve ever been to in my entire life". Really? The worst? She's lucky she didn't go near the Charleston/Fremont/Eastern intersection. Or the Commercial Center. Or Decatur @ Twain.

She pissed off a lot of locals despite her positive reviews of the custard. The area around Luv It is actually one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, and that says a lot for a place like Vegas. So yeah, I can see why they're angry.

What's my take on all this? Well, I have no plans of boycotting Kaling, as I never liked "The Office" to begin with. I just think that she needs to get out more, even if she meant it as a joke. In the end, Luv It gets national attention, and it deserves recognition, because their custard is AWESOME.

To finish this entry, here's the clip from the Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, where she talks about her "experience":



Riiiiiight. Now I feel like grabbing some custard.
dominochan: (vega is a nyc boy)
OBAMA!

(And in semi-related news, Nevada went BLUE!  WOOOOOOOOOOOO!)

dominochan: (cgaussie's This is For Science!)
Hey Neil, did you know about this?

Video Game Restrictions in Illinois )
dominochan: (axl)
I just came back from voting! Go me!

The volunteers at the Charleston library were amazed at how I was able to cast my ballot without their assistance. They were all, "You already knew what you were doing", and, "When was the last time you voted?"

Dude, it wasn't all that hard. I'm not stupid, ya know. XD

::displays her "I VOTED" sticker prominently... somewhere::
dominochan: (2003)
::waves around her voter's ballot at the County level::

And after this the presidental election... THEN THE WORLD!!!
dominochan: (Default)
Snagged from LN Tora:


"The American Family Association has decided to try and "prove a point" by having a poll on their website for folks to take about their opinion on gay marriage. They intend to present the results of this poll to the United States Congress in an attempt to instate a federal law against Gay Marriage.

It's obvious that they think that this poll will come out in their favor, and that the vast majority of people will vote to keep marriage for traditional couples only. However, this is LiveJournal, and we are FAR from traditional!

I ask you all to please visit http://www.afa.net/petitions/marriagepoll.asp and let your opinion be heard. It takes about 45 seconds, and it is SUCH an important topic. Whether you are gay or straight, conservative or liberal, your opinion matters, and you NEED to vote here.

While it's obvious that I am on the "pro gay marriage" side of the fence, I still want you to vote if you are against it. The point here is to have a LEGITIMATE cross section of people voting in this poll. The only folks who were even made aware of its existence were the people on the AFA's mailing list and the people who happened to wander across their website. They have absolutely every intention of presenting this poll in the form of a petition to congress against gay marriage. I wonder if they will still present it when the YAYs outweigh the NAYs?

PLEASE let your voice be heard.
dominochan: (Default)
So today I get this little mini-magazine in the mail. It comes from one of those fashion mags that I was actually considering subscribing to. I'm very picky when it comes to magazines, since I'm not a huge fan of trends and most mainstream fashion.

I read it and what do I learn?

I learned that 70% of women think that being attractive makes them feel better about themselves.

That's very very messed up.

On top of that I read about the editor's chat with her friends. The question posed was, "if you were offered $10 million but the catch was you had to be 30 pounds heavier, would you take the money?" All the ways of losing the weight were tossed out, as the other catch was the 30 pounds had to stay. All her friends opted to turn down the cash, mainly because "they didn't need it".

Or maybe it's because they're afraid of actually being a little overweight.

I say people in general need to lay off depending on their looks so damn much. And to those who say "what about when trying to attract a man/woman?" You know what? The looks might attract you to them but it's what's inside that makes them stay with you.

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