Get ready to have your holiday guido-fied. GTL now stands for Glitter, Tree, Lights.
Thanks to a new line of holiday ornaments from renowned glass ornament company Kurt S. Adler, the “Jersey Shore” trio can adorn your tree this year. The ornaments are approximately five inches tall, and find the MTV reality stars immortalized in plastic doing what they do best: Snooki’s posing in a too-short glitter dress, The Situation’s holding his shirt up to reveal his abs, and Pauly D’s showing off his biceps and headphones. The ornaments were sold on HSN earlier this month as part of the shopping network’s “A Very Snooki Holiday Gift Special,” during which the pint-sized reality star otherwise known as Nicole Polizzi sold her new Snooki perfume, a line of handbags, and slippers and sunglasses. She also sold replicas of Crocodilly, the stuffed animal who’s seen things no stuffed animal should in the “Jersey Shore” house.
A spokesperson for HSN — where the ornament trio sold for $24.95 — tells TheWrap that the complete Snooki swag line, save the handbags, sold out, with fans snapping up 8,000 pieces of merchandise in about an hour when Polizzi appeared on HSN on Nov. 10.And though HSN won’t be offering the ornaments again this year, take heart:
You can get your set of Snooki, Pauly D, and The Situation at a Walgreens near you. $5.99 a piece or 2 for $10.
What a steal!
Best part of the whole collection? Overlooking the severe poundage Snooki seems to have lost here, the box has a label warning children under 14.
Even shorenmanet Snooki is PG 13.
What pop culture phenomena would you want to see turned into holiday decor?
..And where the heck is holiday VINNY?!
Here are the answers to the Occupy Wall Street/ Black Friday Game. Apparently everyone had trouble with #4 and #8..
How did you do?
The NBA and the Players Association has finally reached somewhat of a deal, ending the five-month lockout.
After 16 hours of negotiations on Friday, both sides reached an agreement and shook hands a little after 3 am ET.
Players will vote no later than the middle of next week. Both sides must still get a majority vote from the 29 owners and 450 players to finalize the agreement.
NBA commissioner David Stern said:
“The reason for the settlement was we’ve got fans, we’ve got players who would like to play and we’ve got others who are dependent on us. And it’s always been our goal to reach a deal that was fair to both sides and get us playing as soon as possible, but that took a little time.”
Stern and Billy Hunter, the leader of the players’ union, announced at a joint news conference that a tentative agreement had been reached. The league plans to begin the 2011-12 season on Christmas Day with regular games that include the Los Angeles Lakers playing against the Chicago Bulls.
Merry Christmas! Read more..
Honestly though, does anyone really care about the NBA anymore? I mean how terrible is it to not only have to sit and wait for a delayed season but then deal with rising ticket prices.. all while millionaires and billionaire team owners fight about profit sharing and minimum salaries? To me, it just shows the serious disconnect professional athletes have with their fans.
People are worried about how they are going to afford to celebrate Christmas this year, so who really cares about salary caps or luxury taxes?
I’d say right now the NBA has no redeeming qualities— but what do you think?
Here’s a family-friendly holiday idea from The Atlantic: Rather than stand in line for hours and shop on Black Friday, why not upgrade your technologically challenged parents’ ancient Web browser?
Madrigal, senior editor at The Atlantic, writes:
“Thanksgiving is coming up, that time when families gather together to share food, extend gratitude, and marvel at how Dad still uses Internet Explorer 6. No, seriously, Dad, how can you be using a browser developed during the Clinton administration? That was like 10 presidents ago.”
All you need now is a good distraction.. and the IE team is way ahead of you. They put their heads together and came up with the Top-10 moments to update your parents’ browser this Thanksgiving holiday.
10. When they’re manning the fire extinguisher dealing with the yearly deep-fried turkey accident.
9. When they’re telling your cousins “when I was your age” stories.
8. When they’re face down in the eggnog punch.
7. When they’re fighting over the right way to carve a turkey.
6. When your mom kicks you out of the kitchen for peeling potatoes “the wrong way.”
5. When they’re sent to the grocery store at 2PM on Thanksgiving Day for extra cranberries.
4. When they’re sitting at the Adult’s table (rally the other kids to help).
3. When they’re standing in a Black Friday line.
2. When they’re untangling Christmas lights.
And the number one time to update your parents’ browser is…
1. When they’re distracted by grilling you about when you’re going to get a real job, when you’re going to settle down, and when you’re going to give them grandchildren.
So watch for these moments and many more to help them make the upgrade to a modern web browser today. Web developers everywhere will thank you!
Happy Thanksgiving from Candy 95 and the IE team.
In honor of this apocalyptic shopping day appropriately dubbed “Black Friday,” let’s play a little game.
Did these pictures of unruly crowds come from an Occupy movement or Black Friday?
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I’ll post the answers tomorrow. Let’s see how you do.