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Dan Levy’s “Holido’s and Don’ts”

Former host of MTV’s The Aftershow Dan Levy talked about his holiday do’s and don’ts on his holiday special “Holido’s and Don’ts” on MTV earlier tonight.

He looked adorable and witty as always in a classic cheesy variety of Christmas sweaters and his signature big glasses.

His quirky humour was captured as he joined a family of strangers in their Christmas picture and tried to cook a turkey, realizing how disgusting it was. “This is fucked! I don’t want to do this anymore.”

He showed off his cooking skills throughout while making a holiday meal, burning the bread for the stuffing and being too grossed out by directions to “remove feathers” from the turkey, ultimately ending in him ordering takeout.

A Rolex and a Mercedes were among his suggestions when giving tips to children about what to put on their Christmas list.

Eugene Levy, Dan’s father made an appearance to discuss his feelings about Christmas sweaters and how it’s okay to wear them to spread holiday cheer!

He also had Amy Sedaris as a guest to teach us how to make some holiday crafts, like marshmallows with decorative toothpicks.

Some of his holiday tips:

Do: replace the price tag on a cheap gift with a more expensive one so your friends don’t realize how broke and cheap you are

Do: Eat a raw chicken sandwhich to cause food poisoning in order to get out of boring family dinners.

Don’t: UN-ironically wear a holiday sweater.

The show ended with a music video for Dan’s Christmas hit “Lonely Christmas,” some of it filmed at the Johnny Rockets a block away from my rez 😉

Categories: Pop Culture

All I Want For Christmas Is Yoouuuuu

Mariah Carey’s Christmas concert, recorded in Los Angeles aired on ABC earlier tonight.

She initially appeared in a festive red dress with white trimmings, showing off her new fuller pregnant figure. She later changed into a classy, glitzy black dress and looked gorgeous.

She performed classic Christmas songs as well as many songs from her new Christmas album “Merry Christmas II You” which came out in November.

We all know the girl can sing. The concert confirmed that yes, even at age 40 she can still belt. But for that reason, I’ll admit I was expecting more. Mariah Carey’s performances are always great, but when it’s the same thing over and over again it loses its touch.

Even the cheesy dancers in elf and cheerleader costumes didn’t win me over (what do cheerleaders have to do with Christmas?)

Mariah has pure talent which didn’t fully shine through with the cheesy glittery props, live band and chorus as distractions. I would have preferred a raw, real performance focusing on her talent as opposed to this whole over the top, glitzy Christmas production. If it was a younger, up and coming artist then the props would be acceptable. But not for a 40 year old singer with an established, successful career.

The audience seemed a little TOO in to it as well. Staged much?

The highlight for me was when Randy Jackson made an appearance! He is the definition of class and balanced out the cheesiness that the rest of the concert was.

Categories: Pop Culture

Chivalry is dead

I mean, chivalry has been dead for awhile now. But now there’s proof.

I don’t know if you’ve checked out LikeALittle by now ( but if not, definitely do.

It contains a page for most big schools in Canada as well as the United States, where anyone can anonymously post a description of an attractive person they’ve seen around campus in hopes that they’ll see it and respond. I know for the most part it’s all in good fun and a lot of it is people that already know each other just joking around.

But in all seriousness I wouldn’t reply if I saw one about me. I find it kind of creepy that someone would post a description of someone on the internet instead of just getting up and talking to them. What happened to the days when people flirted in person instead of social networking? If someone can’t work up the courage to strike up a conversation and resorts to social networking then I know they’re not my type. Also, what are the chances that the person you’re talking about will be reading it when you post?

Nontheless, I do find the site quite amusing and check it frequently.

Creepy? Yes. Pointless? Yes. Addicting? Very.

Categories: Pop Culture