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10 Perfect Examples of Wearing the Cone of Shame in Style

A pet lampshade or the “cone of shame” is more officially referred to as an Elizabethan collar, E-Collar, or pet cone. Its purpose is to prevent the animal from biting or licking a wound before it is fully healed.

While these are usually made from plastic or cardboard and are typically quite boring, these people decided to get a little creative with them…

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I bet you didn’t know these! 17 Facts About “The Wizard Of Oz”

The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939 and is an adaption of the book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum.  Over the years, the film has become one of the best known of all movies and part of American popular culture.

1. This “fire” was actually apple juice spewing out of Dorothy’s shoes; the film was sped up to make it look like fire.

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2. The Cowardly Lion’s facial makeup included pieces of a brown paper bag.

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3. The steam shooting from the Tin Man’s cap startles Toto, who runs out of the shot.

 

4. Judy Garland couldn’t stop giggling while filming the scene in which Dorothy slaps the Cowardly Lion. The director, Victor Fleming, took her aside and slapped her. She returned to the set and filmed the scene in one take.

 

5. The scarecrow face prosthetics that Ray Bolger wore left a pattern of lines on his face that took more than a year to vanish.

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6. Most of the Wicked Witch’s scenes had to be edited or cut all together after they were deemed too frightening for children.

 

7. The “oil” that was used to lubricate the Tin Man was chocolate syrup. (Real oil didn’t photograph well.)

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8. Toto’s real name was Terry.

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9. The Cowardly Lion was originally going to be played by Jackie the MGM Lion, with lines dubbed in by an actor, until Bert Lahr came up for the part.

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10. Professor Marvel might be an asshole for never returning Dorothy’s photo of Auntie Em.

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11. Whoa: Liza Minnelli, daughter of Judy Garland, was married to Jack Haley Jr., the son of Jack Haley, who played the Tin Man.

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12. You can clearly see the trap door open in the scene where the Wicked Witch departs Munchkinland.

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13. The Scarecrow was unable to say the correct Pythagorean Theorem (right after he got his brains), so after multiple attempts, the director simply selected the best take and used it.

14. Dorothy’s white dress was actually pink, which was easier to shoot in Technicolor.

 

15. When Dorothy asks the Wizard who he is, she has Toto in her arms, and you can see her taking the string from around his neck where the curtain was attached.

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16. The Tin Man’s pants wrinkle throughout the movie, a dead giveaway that they’re not really made of tin.

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17. Margaret Hamilton’s makeup was toxic and could not be ingested, so she lived almost entirely on a liquid diet during filming.

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(All facts from here, here and here.)

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Some 1st Birthday Cakes That Will Leave You Speechless

Ahhhhh…. a child’s first birthday. A great milestone, yes? Worthy of cake!
But THESE cakes? What were they thinking?!?!

Levi is turning 1.. pass the Geritol! WTF??

Banana placement FAIL

Hot wings and beer are a staple of a 1-year-old’s diet after all…

Humpty Dumpty’s kid?

PETA called and would like to have a word with you.

(too many jokes for this one, so I’ll just skip commenting this time)

There’s a 100 acre WOOD joke in here somewhere…

I guess someone didn’t get the memo that First Birthdays are usually associated with the number ’1′

Because it’s 5 o-clock at someone’s birthday, amirite??!!

 

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I’m always amazed with celebrity requests. Derp!

Beyoncé

 

Beyoncé demands her dressing room be kept at 78 degrees and asks for chicken legs “HEAVILY SEASONED” with cayenne pepper, and rose-scented candles. And, don’t have Coca-Cola products anywhere near—Beyoncé can only be seen with Pepsi products due to a contractual agreement.

The Demands:

1 Large table for catering dressed with white tablecloths.
Dressing room should be 78 degrees
4 Brand New White Towels in bathroom (2 face & 2 body)

Hot Food: 
Juicy Baked Chicken: Legs, Wings & Breast only (Please season with fresh garlic, season salt, black pepper, and Cayenne pepper HEAVILY SEASONED!!)
Steamed Garlic Broccoli
Lightly Seasoned Green Beans
Lightly Seasoned Steamed Spinach 

Beyoncé can only have Pepsi products.
1 Case of Aquafina water (half cold, half room temperature)
1 Hot Tea Set up (Please have NEW Coffee Pot)
Sliced Lemons Wedges
Rose scented candles
Lighter for candles
CD player 

Adele

 

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The requests roll deep for the 23-year-old singer.

Adele asks for chicken salad sandwiches, Marlboro Lights, the “best quality” red wine and 6 metal teaspoons in her dressing room. She also bans organic honey.

The Demands: 

12 Small bottles still (non-carbonated) spring water (at room temperature)
1 Electric kettle for BOILING water
6 Large mugs for tea. All mugs should be new, washed and dried.
6 metal teaspoons
2 “Squeezy” bottles clear honey (not organic) 
1 Bottle very best quality red wine (Italian, French or Spanish)
1 Assortment of chewing gum
1 Pack Marlboro Light plus 1 disposable cigarette lighter
1 Small selection fresh fruit, to include bananas, apples, grapes, fresh berries NO CITRUS FRUIT!
1 Small plate of assorted freshly made, individually wrapped sandwiches, to include chicken salad. Sandwiches must NOT contain tomatoes, vinegar, chili or citrus fruit 

Kanye West

 

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Among Kanye‘s requests are a barber’s chair, Carmex lip balm, shower shoes and a plethora of alcohol.

The Demands:

1 Tub Plain Yogurt for dipping
4 small Yoplait Yogurt 
1 Bowl of assorted nuts
1 Bowl of Sunkist Salted Pistachio Nuts (No Red Coloring)
2 Packs of Extra Chewing Gum
1 Bottle of Hot Sauce (Tabasco, Caribbean Type)
1 Box of Toothpicks
1 750 ml bottle of Hennessey Liquor
1 750 ml bottle of SKY or Absolut Vodka
1 Bottle of Patron Silver Tequila
4 Six Packs of Heineken Beer

Rihanna

 

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The  singer insists on blue or black drapes layered with “icy-blue chiffon.” Rihanna also needs an animal-print throw rug and has a very specific candle request. 

The Demands:

5 AC power outlets
Adequate lighting for a “relaxed atmosphere”
White drapes to cover lockers and/or brick
1 Humidifier
1 Large throw rug — plush and animal print (Cheetah, Leopard) … must be CLEAN, as she will walk on it barefoot.
Pipe and Drape the room in Dark Blue or Black drapes with Icy Blue Chiffon draped nicely on top
6 Candles — Archipelago Black Forest (if you can’t get these, please let me know ASAP as we have a 2nd choice of candle for Ri).
4 Small, clear, square vases with White Tulips, no foliage (2nd choice: White Casablanca Lilies no foliage, 3rd choice: White Freesia, no foliage)

 

Justin Bieber

 

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Bieber‘s list is one of the tamest of the stars: He asks for tea, Swedish Fish and a size XS T-shirt. 

The Demands: 

All rooms must maintain a constant temperature of 68 to 75 degrees.
All on ice:
2 Cases of water
2 Cases of Coke
1 Case Ginger Ale
2 Cases Diet Coke
Professional quality iron and ironing board
1 Professional quality steamer
1 Vicks steam inhaler
Food items should be fresh and covered by clear plastic wrap
Star MUST have a private bathroom

Katy Perry

 

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Don’t bring Katy Perry carnations. In addition to very specific flower rules, the “Teenage Dream” singer’s food list is quite specific complete with freeze-dried strawberries and Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio.  

The Demands:

Arrangement of pink fresh flowers. White and purple hydrangeas, pink & white roses and peonies. If not available, seasonal white flowers to include white orchids–ABSOLUTELY NO CARNATIONS.
A box of Huggies baby nature care wipes
6 Vitamin waters zero, assorted flavors
Bowl of whole fresh organic grown fruit (apples, bananas, oranges and grapes)
Plate of fresh-cut Crudités (to include cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, snap peas, celery) w/ ranch dip
Snyder’s of Hanover Honey Mustard & Onion Pretzel
Jar of Salsa
Baked (blue corn if possible) Tortilla Chips
Freeze dried strawberries
2 bottles of Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio
Throat coat, Twinnings Chamomile PG tips and Mint medley tea.
Fuze slenderize assorted flavors
A jar of quality honey
Plastic drinking straws

Imagine going to the grocery to buy this list of items.

Taylor Swift

 

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Taylor Swift’s tour buses equal the equivalent of a dorm room. Just make sure if she’s arriving before 11 a.m. you’ve made a pit-stop to Starbucks. 

The Demands:

If arriving before 11 a.m., the following from Starbucks:

1 Grande ICED Caramel Latte w/ 2 sweet-n-lows
1 Grande ICED Americano w/ 2 sweet-n-lows with soy milk
1 slice pumpkin loaf

1 Stick Butter
3 Boxes Kraft Macaroni/Cheese
2 Four Packs of Red Bull
1 12 Pack Corona Beer
1 12 Pack New Castle Beer
1 Bottle Welch’s Grape Juice
1 Avocado
1 Bag of Twizzlers red licorice
1 Case of Smart Water
1 Pint Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
1 Pint Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Brownie Frozen Yogurt

Sir Paul McCartney

 

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The animal-rights’ supporter bans fur, leather and meat from his dressing room. The Beatle is also big with plants. Forget love, all you need is flowers. 

The Demands:

All lamps must be halogen floor lamps with dimmer switch.
Only animal free materials (cottons, denims, velour, etc.)
Do not provide furniture made of any animal skin or print.
Do not provide artificial versions of animal skin or print either.
No leather seating is allowed in the black stretch limousine either.
Arrange for a dry cleaner before arrival.
6 Full and leafy floor plants, but no trees.
We want plants that are just as full on the bottom as the top such as palm, bamboo, peace lilies, etc. No tree trunks!
$50.00 – One large arrangement of white Casablanca lilies with lots of foliage.
$40.00 – One long stemmed arrangement of pale pink and white roses with lots of foliage.
$35 One arrangement of freesia. It comes in various colors so please mix them up. Freesia is a favorite.
20 dozen clean towels outside of the production office.

Mariah Carey

 

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Mariah Carey‘s ist includes eight “tall, leafy plants,” Joe Malone vanilla candles, two vases of white roses, and drapes around every perimeter.

The Demands:

Each room must be draped. Black drapes are fine.
The entry door should open into the living room space, not the dressing room.
Temperature should be about 75 degrees.
1 Three Seat Couch — Plain Color, no busy patterns; black, dark grey, cream, dark pink are fine
12 1 Liters of Fiji Water
3 Bottles Chardonnay — Chilled
12 Coke
12 Diet Coke
12 Vanilla Protein Drinks
6 Sparkling Water (Pellegrino)
12 Melon Flavor Gatorade
6 Red Wine Glasses
6 White Wine Glasses
4 Joe Malone Vanilla Candles
2 Vases White Roses
Fried Chicken (warm)
12 Small Bottles water (room temperature)
3 Whole lemons and honey
Sugarless gum

Eminem

 

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The “Love the Way You Lie” rapper isn’t too high maintenance. Other than fruit, food and drinks, he just wants access to some weights to work out. Make sure Em has a CD player that can play burned CDs, oh and some Lunchables. 

The Demands: 

25 pound dumbbells
24-Diet Coke 16oz plastic bottles
12 Diet Coke 12oz cnas
6 Verner ginger ale soda (or Schweppes)
48 Daisani, Poland Spring 12oz bottles “NO Evian”
1 Loaf white bread 
1 Loaf wheat bread
6 Lunchables snacks (3 turkeys & 3 ham with cheese)
6 Cans Red Bull
16 Cans Sugar-Free Red Bull
Large fresh jumbo shrimps with cocktail sauce and plenty of lemons
1 Jar of banana pepper rings

Alicia Keys

 

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Give all the room-temperature Evian (and Aquafina) water to Alicia Keys. The singer asks for chocolate almond milk, tuna sandwiches and only eats fish and vegetables 

The Demands:
7 sets of metal silverware

1 Lighter
3 Glade Candles (French Vanilla, Rain shower, Wild Berry or Tangerine Ginger)
3 Cans of Chunk White Tuna
10 Nutri-Grain Bars (Blueberry, Cherry, Apple, Strawberry)
6 Individual Packets of Quaker Oats Instant Oatmeal (Brown Sugar and Apple Cinnamon)
1 Assorted Fruit Platter with strawberries, seedless red grapes, bananas, mango, blueberries, cantaloupe and raspberries
2 Cases of beer (one imported and one domestic; brands preferred: Amstel Light, Corona, Bud, Bud Light or local beer)
3 menus for local seafood and Italian restaurants to order meals for Alicia

Will Ferrell

 

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The title for the most bizarre requests goes to comedian Will Ferrell from his promotional comedy tour for “Semi-Pro.” He asked for an electric scooter, a painted rainbow on wheels and a 15-foot-tall fake tree. 

The Demands: 
1 Electric three wheel mobility scooter
1 headset microphone (Janet Jackson style)
1 flight of stairs on wheels
1 fake tree on wheels
1 rainbow (can be painted on canvas) on wheels
Guinness beer
Smart Water or Fiji Water
Coke, Diet Coke, 7Up
Raw roasted almonds
Protein bars: Peanut butter chocolate Zone Bars, Peanut Butter Power Bars

Lady Gaga

 

Break out the blenders for Mother Monster.Gaga gets an entire smoothie station in her dressing room. 

The Demands: 
2 Bottles of white wine with wine opener — Kendall Jackson or Robert Mondavi preferred
1 Pack of Straws
1 Cushioned office style chair
TV with cable and a DVD player
1 Rolling clothing rack 
4 Unscented candles
Cool-mist humidifier
3 fans
Tea kettle, organic ginger and lemongrass tea and honey are very important.
1 4 pack of Red Bull Light (on ice)
2 Bottles of Green Tea
1 Container of Guacamole
Hot dogs (Yves veggie dogs eaten with toothpicks)
A smoothie station (with frozen berries, fuze and whey protein or non-fat Greek yogurt) Blender needed
1 Plate of cheese (non-smelly, non-sweaty on ice) with whole wheat/healthy crackers
A mix of assorted fresh fruit (cut and must have edible skin OR edible seeds OR citrus)

Jay-Z

 

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Watch the Throne rapper Jay-Z‘s dressing room requirements are slightly more modest than his famous friends: “good quality” peanut butter and jelly and a clean bucket of ice. 

The Demands: 
7 Dressing Rooms
Desired room temperature of 72 degrees
1 Love Seat
1 Large Couch
2 Matching End Tables
2 48 Cases of Fiji Water (24 cold/24 room temperature)
6 Cans of Coca-Cola
6 Cans of Red Bull
6 Bottles of Vitamin Water
1 Jar of good quality peanut butter
1 Jar of good quality grape jelly
1 Hot tea service for 4: hot water kettle, ceramic and disposable cups
All requests for alcohol were shaved from the list.

Blake Shelton

 

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The country singer and The Voice coachshows his country roots by asking for barbeque Lays, Cheetos and beef jerky. For drinking, he stocks Bud Light and Miller Lite. 

The Demands:
1 bag Dunkin Donuts coffee
1 bag espresso blend (Starbucks)
1 4 Pack of 5 Hour Energy
1 Case of Bud Light (cans only)
1 Case of Miller Lite (cans only)
2 Bottles of Bacardi Clear Rum
2 Bottles of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)
3 3-packs of Blue Orbitz gum
1 package of peppered or teriyaki beef jerky
1 bag of Hershey’s Chocolate Minis

You’ve seen how demanding celebs can be …

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