MR. DOOL


Cullen, “Easily Impressed”
September 28, 2010, 9:19 pm
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THINGS THE DJ DOES: A List
September 28, 2010, 1:39 am
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10.) Saves My Life, Last Night

9.) Plays a Love Song

8.) Goes

7.) Makes Us Wait For Him

6.) Is Great!

5.) Gets Us Falling in Love Again

4.) Gets Wasted

3.) Rolls Over

2.) Brings It Back

1.) Makes Us Contemplate the State of American Popular Culture and Rampant Ethnic Stereotyping, Resulting in the Throwing of Our Hands in the Air in an Act of Helpless Defeat (Not to Be Mistaken for Fist Pumping)



Nate Berkus Doesn’t Like to Get His Hair Wet, and Other Dumb Shit Celebrities Think We Care About

In the October issue of GQ, design guru Nate Berkus made this startling confession: “All right, here’s the truth: I hate getting my hair wet.”

Oh, Nate.  Nate, Nate, Nate.  Nate, who I’m still not convinced is not actually Bradley Cooper (have you ever seen them together?), has much to learn about the art of a good celebrity soundbite, namely that when you begin a sentence with “All right, here’s the truth,” you better fucking end it with something more interesting than your weirdo grooming habits.  Like, “All right, here’s the truth: I just did a bunch of blow and LET’S DANCE!” or “All right, here’s the truth: Rachael Ray touched me…down there.”

You can’t exactly blame Mr. Berkus for this most boring admission.  Nate’s (and everyone’s) mentor, Oprah, has made many a bland statement that she seems to think people will find interesting simply because she is the one saying it.  But, Nate, you are not Oprah, and you best not forget it, because just as Oprah giveth, Oprah can taketh away.  Fortunately, if Berkus ever does need to defend himself against his more mind-numbing musings (he also doesn’t “believe in” buying new watches, much like you or I may not “believe in” watching The Nate Berkus Show), there is a long line of other celebrities who are right behind him, running their mouths and preening in the warmth of our collective adulation.  Take a walk with me, won’t you?

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Street Etiquette: The Black Ivy
September 24, 2010, 3:52 pm
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Everyone and their mother has already posted this project from the Bronx’ own Street Etiquette, and for good reason: “The Black Ivy,” Street Etiquette’s tribute to the style and culture of historically Black colleges produced alongside Unabashedly Prep, is a master class in attention to detail.  Every look is pretty much flawless.  These guys are really blowing up, thanks in no small part to support from the blogosphere and from a certain men’s mag who has taken them under their collective wing.  If they keep churning out quality projects like this, they’ll certainly be around for awhile.  Check out the full slideshow at Street Etiquette — the video is even better.



Greg Evigan + Phylicia Rashad are my fantasy sitcom parents, i think

I mean, nothing says awesome childhood like a rich lady lawyer who’s friends with relics from the Harlem Renaissance for a mom and a dad who wears acid washed jeans every day and has a couch that looks like a car in the middle of his awesome, high-ceilinged downtown loft.

Also, did you know that in real life Phylicia Rashad was once married to the lead singer of the Village People?  Wikipedia, man.  Shit is crazy.



Emails from My Mother
September 3, 2010, 6:10 pm
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A new feature on MrDool.com in which we take a sociological approach to discovering why I am the way I am by examining email correspondence from 1/2 of where I came from: my mother.  Today, we check in on my mother’s thoughts on television in Wales.

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Mom <XXXXXXX@aol.com> wrote:

I can’t wait until the new tv season starts here. I think it’s this coming week. Hopefully, there will be something better to watch during the day, as well as at night. They still have Everybody loves Raymond, and Judge Judy during the day, but they also have Sally Jessy Raphael, Jerry Springer, Montel Williams, and Maury Povitch. Now, they’re airing Jake and the Fatman and Gilmore Girls.

But I reached the limit today. I came back from my walk, and sat down looking for something to watch. There’s a documentary on one channel called, “My Monkey Child”, and another called, “Hairy Women”.

Why????

Help.

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM, Steve <XXXXXXX@gmail.com> wrote:

What I wouldn’t pay to watch a good Sally Jessy Raphael smackdown on an unruly promiscuous teen right now.

On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Mom <XXXXXXX@aol.com> wrote:

Believe me, the episodes they have chosen to air are bad. Except for one yesterday about a fat 15 year old, dressed in spandex, who told everyone she slept with over 25 guys to get “free stuff” like cigarettes. When the crowd started chanting, “Ho! Ho!”, she did the famous hand out towards them while saying, “You don’t know me!”  But, I think they did.