Friday, October 28, 2011

Youtube Has a Manboob Controversy

Remember my post about the buy who murdered his neighbor over his manboobs?

Pretty crazy stuff.

Anyhow, Youtube employees are in the middle of an incredibly long debate, trying to figure out if manboobs (also known asgynecomastia) should be age restricted on Youtube. Apparently this is a pretty popular video category.
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Basically, they don't allow full nudity, but partial and non sexual nudity is allowed, and no one can quite seem to decide where the line falls for man boobs.

Victoria Grand, the Youtube director for global communications and policy has said that, "Literally, these are the things that we debate ferociously to the point that we don't sleep at night."

Seriously? You argue about manboobs until you can't sleep?
I can't sleep just thinking about them, let alone argue.

Apparently the videos of manboobs will have to be evaluated on a case by case basis, and I don't envy whoever has that job.

Bet they wished they worked at Disneyland instead.

You can read more about the debate by clicking here.
Should manboobs be restricted content?


Snooki, She Wears Two Bras in Lieu of a Boob Job

I do not like Jersey Shore.
Or even New Jersey.

And I especially don't like Snooki.

Recently she shared her personal way around getting a boob job, while still getting the appearance of fake boobs.

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Wear two bras.

Brilliant Snooki. Thank you for imparting your wisdom upon us.

"I encourage women to wear two bras. It look like you have fake boobies if you're scared to get surgery or don't want to."

Also, are you supposed to wear two bras of the same size?
Your instructions are not detailed.

She did gain respect points by saying this as well, "Snooki's definitely not a role model - Snooki's just there to have fun in life - Nicole, I would say, I can be a role model. I'm very strong, independent and I'm loveable, I guess."

So my real question is, does Snooki wear two bras, or does Nicole?
Alter ego's are making my brain hurt.

Just go to Bangkok and let that lady slap you around.
I bet they could use the footage in the show and everything.


Hotel Covered in Bras to Support Breast Cancer Research

I like Ben Folds on Facebook, and they recently participated in this thing called Cellphone snap of the day, where someone basically jacks an artists cellphone, and post the coolest picture on it.

And Ben Folds picture was of a bunch of bras hanging off a hotel. 

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That's pretty much awesome.

Ben is quoted to have said, "That was a hotel somewhere that was promoting a charity for breast cancer. Everyone in town had donated bras and the patchwork covered two faces of the hotel!”

I wonder how tall it was, because even a short hotel covered in bras? Even just two sides? That's a lot of bras.
Now I want to go cover my apartment building with bras.

BRB, stealing bras from girls on campus.


Monday, October 17, 2011

I (Heart) Boobies Bracelet Ban Rant

Recently a lot of schools have been working towards banning the famous I (Heart) Boobies bracelets, the same ones I wear in my profile picture.

For those of you who don't know, these bracelets are part of the Keep A Breast Foundation, a non profit which raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

Now, the big outcry from schools is that these bracelets cause a distraction, and are being worn as a fashion statement instead of a promotion for this cause. And I can see that. 

Seriously, go outside, walk up to a teenager, look them in the eye and say "Boobies".
They're gonna laugh. I know I would.

But what I get from this is, kids are gonna wear them. Maybe outside of school, maybe in school. And whether they wear it because it's hip and cool, or because they care, and support the cause, they're wearing it.

They're buying these products and promoting a cause, whether they mean to or not. And it's sad that this cause could be considered shallow like that, but it's getting it out there. What about the breast cancer walk shirts that say save second base? Should we get rid of those to?

As someone who has done the Breast Cancer Walk yearly, and buys these products and wears them, I'm just glad it's getting some light.

And I don't talk about this often, but what really got me into bra fitting, and boobs and writing this blog even, is a woman I met while working.

I'd only been a bra fit specialist for maybe a month, and while I certainly had a knack for it, I didn't feel any particular passion for it.

And one day a woman came in, and she politely refused my inquiries about assistance, and wandered the department looking distraught. A few minutes later I went over and asked again, because she looked so bewildered. She quietly told me that she didn't know her size, and was just looking. 

I offered to fit her, hoping that I could help her find the right size, and she declined.

I politely told her that it was really easy, she didn't have to remove any clothes, and it might save her a little trouble looking. Finally, she followed me to a fitting room and let me fit her. She had a larger band and small cup, so sizes were limited. She was also looking for a wireless bra, which cut out even more choices.

But something about the way she had agreed, so hesitant, and embarrassed, made me feel like I needed to help her in absolutely anyway I could. 

I darted around the department, pulling bras in every style and color I could find that would work for her. About twenty minutes after fitting her, she had tried on a variety of bras while I searched my stores online catalog to try and find any bras she could order at home that might fit her specifications.

When she came out of the fitting room holding the bras that worked and approached me, I noticed that she seemed to be tearing up. I handed her the sheet where I had written down the alternate styles, as well as my name and our stores number, stapled to a catalog of bras.

She suddenly started crying, and I was taken aback. All I had done was try to help her. I thought I had been polite and respectful, and I was truly worried that I had offended her in some way, made her feel more embarrassed, so I immediately started apologizing.

She stopped me, still gently crying, and told me not to be sorry. She told me that she had recently had a double mastectomy, and this was her first time buying bras that weren't through a medical company. She told me that she had been really worried and embarrassed, and that I had made the whole thing a lot easier for her, and that she was really glad for my help.
And I started crying too.

Some people look at my blog, and think that's it's all a big joke, and I'll admit, I do tend to linger on the funnier side of breasts. But I care.

I support this cause, and I even support those kids.

Because I know that someone out there cares. At least one of those kids wearing that bracelet actually cares, and it takes one person to make a change. It takes one person to point out a problem, and make a step towards fixing it, and maybe one of the kids wearing these bracelets now, even as a joke, will be that person. And the more we explain to them that these bracelets are funny, and also mean something, the more they'll understand.

To sum it up more clearly, here's an excerpt from a sample letter on the Keep A Breast Foundations website that kids can send to their schools.

"The Supreme Court standard governs freedom of expression in public schools today, with a few exceptions for exceptionally disruptive or drug-related speech. When worn on a wristband, my “I (Love) Boobies” phrase cannot be “disruptive,” and is considered to be protected speech. The Court went on to explicitly prohibit school authorities from taking preventative or disciplinary action “based upon an urgent wish to avoid the controversy which might result from the expression.”

Students such as myself to not believe that there is a controversy behind these bracelets that such a concern or fear is insufficient to justify a prohibition as they are widely accepted in the breast cancer community. Charaign Sesock, a spokeswoman for The American Cancer Society states: “The “I Love Boobies!” campaign is targeting teen years and college ages so that they can empower themselves to be advocates for their own bodies. If you can start raising awareness early on, it will only benefit them as they grow older.”"

Self expression is important, especially for a cause like this and this article pretty much sums up how I feel about the situation.
You can go here to read more about the foundation, purchase a bracelet or a shirt, or make a donation.


Busting Out! The Musical

I love musicals. 
Seriously, take me a musical, and I become a four year old in terms of excitement.
Now, add in boobs.

Seriously, do it.

If you're uncomfortable with that, it's fine. Because some ladies have already done it.
Busting Out! is a new musical all about, you guessed it, boobs.
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This isn't a show with girls like Victoria Secret models, these are real woman, in a musical about boobs, and all the fun aspects of not perfect breasts. The musical features a bra fitter, boob manipulation tricks, a shadow puppet sequence and audience participation. (Not sure what kind of audience participation, but I want to find out.)

"It's not a sexual show," says Powell, a 43-year-old Australian actress. "Put it this way: I've been doing this show for five years and I still haven't gotten a date."

If you want to read more about the musicals start, click here. It has something to do with "The Sound Of One Tit Clapping".
Yeah, it's gold.


The Factors Of The Perfect Breasts

Patrick Mallucci is a plastic surgeon, who has spent three months analyzing breasts to try and discover the key features that make them "perfect". (I want his job. Right now.)

From his three month study, he discover four key features:

"First, the part of the boob lying below the nipple was ten per cent fuller than that above it.

Next, the nipples themselves were angled upwards at 20 degrees.
Finally the skin sloped flatly or inward above the nipple, and curved outwards below it." 

^That bit? Copied and pasted. I think the last one is supposed to be two features in one line, but I can't be sure.

"The nipple meridian — a horizontal line drawn at the level of the nipple — lay at a point such that the proportion of the breast above it was 45 per cent and below 55 per cent. The more breasts deviate from these measures the less attractive they are regardless of size." 

Well, that seems a little shallow, sir.

His finding have been published in the International Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, and I wonder if it's the same journal that published the story about the guy who broke his finger unhooking a bra. Well, trying to anyways.

I don't know if there's any formula for perfect breasts, and I have to say, I can't read that doctory mumbo jumbo up there, but I'm pretty sure they don't fit those requirements.

And I think they're perfect anyways!

Is there a formula for "perfect" breasts? Thoughts?
If you want to look at one of the girls with perfect breasts, click here. They have a copyright on the photo, and that shit is legal.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

More About Boobs And More on Facebook

So, I have a post about how I have a Facebook page for my blog, but what you don't know is there's exclusive content on it.

Well, kind of.
Generally it's just pictures of my boobs that I'm too lazy to post to the blog.
Like this one.

But seriously, if you don't like my page already, but you use Facebook, it's handy to like me, especially with this new creepy newsfeed scrolling thing. You'll never miss a picture or post.



Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Get Fitted, Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research!

For the next few weeks, JCPenney's across the nation are doing a bra fit event to benefit the Y Me, a nation breast cancer organization.

For every fit done at a JCPenney store, the company will donate a dollar to this awesome organization.
I think they also give you a $5 off coupon on your next bra, panty or shapewear purchase.

You an read more about Y Me here, but hurry up and go get fitted!
Even if you know your size, go!



Monday, October 10, 2011

Woman Saved From Death By...Implants?

You all know I'm not super pro breast implants, especially after hearing about how they can apparently start leaking for no reason, or explode if someone shoots them with a paintball gun.
But if these things are gonna save lives, that's another story.

You all remember my posts about the weird bulletproof bras, and the under wire that saved a woman's life, and even the emergency bra, and I never thought a day would come when I would add implants to the list of potential life saving devices.

But today, is that day.

Apparently some woman in Moscow was stabbed by her husband, and if her silicone implants hadn't stopped the knife, she could have died.
Funny note here, her husband had requested she get the boob job five years ago.
Anyhow, the implants were larger enough to stop the knife, and have her walk away basically injury free. She's already had the implant replaced. 

What a trooper.

I'm not saying you should all go get implants, in case your husband decides to stab you, and if you already have them, don't go start fights with strangers to see if this works.
I think you should all just buy bra holsters, and be safe.


Very Clever, "Yay CleaVage" Shirt

I have a twin.
Not like one that my mother gave birth to, but more of a doppelganger.
She ended up taking my position at my old store, and today, she shared this marvelous shirt with me.

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Note, how the V in cleavage is cleverly replaced with the V in the shirt.
Not gonna lie, I did not notice that the first time I looked at it.

If the V went lower, it might make more sense, cause then the actual cleavage could form the V. You might need a frontless bra for that sort of shirt though.

If you want to buy one for me, (Spoiler, you do) you can click here to get this awesome shirt for $19.00.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Sharon Osbourne, She Had Leaking Implants.

Remember my post on how that girl in London got shot with a paintball, and her implant exploded?
Well, apparently something similar happened to Sharon Osbourne, but without the paintball.

Sharon reports that one morning she woke up and found one of her breasts to be different from the other.

After seeing a doctor, it was discovered that her implant had leaked. Some of the silicone from the implant had even gotten into her stomach wall, which, as you might guess, isn't super great health wise. 
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She has now had both implants removed, and says she is happy to be all natural again, and will apparently not miss the feeling of waterbeds floating on her chest.

Maybe she should have taken out some breast insurance to cover the costs.
As long as she's happy!


Manboobs, Worth Murdering Over?

Now look. I love teasing people about their manboobs as much as the next person.
It can't be helped! 

But we all need to be more careful about who we're teasing. 
Otherwise, someone like this may kill you.
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This is Gary Brown.
And he was recently arrested for beating his neighbor with a chair leg for teasing him about his manboobs.

"During his trial, Brown said he had been drinking with Mr. Berwick when his friend began laughing at him and insulting his mother.
The scuffle began after Mr. Berwick mocked Brown's "man boobs", the defendant, who handed himself in to police, told Chelmsford Crown Court."

"I asked him to leave but he didn't. He kept laughing and got up and had this shot glass in his hand and he went for me with it. I hit him about three times. I remember hitting him and that's it."

Mr. Berwick is said to have sustained a severe head injury, 25 fractures to his ribs, a broken breast bone,  a broken arm, a broken jaw, and a broken finger. Mr. Brown will serve a minimum sentence of 14 and a half years in jail.

I am somehow reminded of the guy who was found wearing a bra, and standing over a dead goat.

So, the lesson here is don't get drunk with your neighbors and say things about their mothers/manboobs.
Be careful, it's a dangerous place out there.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bra Trick Makes a School Official Resign

Russell FitzGerald is the Chairman of the School Board in Massachusetts for 11 years. That changed quickly after he tried to practice his amateur magic on a fellow board member.
More specifically, a magic trick that made it appear as if he had removed her bra. 

Now, this might not have been a super big deal, these people have known each other for a while, and that's a pretty cool trick.

But this particular meeting was televised.

And instead of laughing, or applause, everyone was just really quiet.

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Mr. FitzGerald, who is pictured above, with his cute cat, has said in interviews that the reaction from the trick was a factor in his resignation, and I think that's kind of sad.

People need to be educated about bra removal, so they don't break fingers.
We should applaud this man! He's got it figured out!

A man who can actually remove a bra. That's real magic.


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Perfect Honor

So, does everyone remember my posts on the tumblr boobs and food? And then my post that followed it about how I went on my own photo adventure in the same theme?

Of course you do, how could you possibly forget?
The fabulous people of food and boobs had me on their tumblr today!
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I am so happy, I think I could die.
I'm so honored to be part of this fabulous tumblr, and I hope you all take a few minutes to run through their fabulous pictures, and maybe take a few of your own!


Monday, October 3, 2011

Food and Boobs, I'm Inspired by You

I had my first day off in quite a while, even though I had to go to school, so I took a little inspiration from yesterday post about Food and Boobs, and went on a Foob adventure of my own.

Crispy honey chipotle chicken crispers, loaded mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and strawberry lemonade.
Chicken quesadilla with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
As you may have noticed, the second pair of boobs are not mine. That's my very good friend.
Later, we went to get some ice cream.
Strawberry ice cream with fresh strawberries, graham cracker pieces, and whipped cream in a chocolate dipped bowl.

Something in the form of a milk shake, cause I was distracted when she ordered it.
This was fun! I should do this for all my meals from now on.


Holly Madison, She's Got Boob Insurance

Holly Madison used to date Hugh Hefner, and she was on that show, "The Girls Next Door".
Also, she's insured her boobs.
Like, those are the top three things I will associate with her in my brain.

Recently, Holly decided since she isn't dating Hugh anymore, she needs to be financially safe in case her boobs explode, or she loses her position headlining for the Vegas act "Peepshow"

So she insured her breasts for a million dollars.

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"I've heard about people getting body parts insured and I thought, why not?, because if anything happened to my boobs, I'd be out for a few months and I'd probably be out a million dollars. I thought I'd cover my assets. I think it's kind of funny. I think they're getting the credit they deserve. They're my primary money makers right now." 

Awh, it's not your personality?

Sorry, that was mean. But, in my defense, her boobs are fake.
Just saying.

Also, what exactly is expected to happen to her boobs? Is it like the girl in London, who got shot in the boob? I guess that's one possibility.

She apparently went through Lloyds of London for the insurance policy, which is obviously the best Insurance company ever. I want to work there.
Also, kind of want to get mine insured too.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Food and Boobs

I've been a little slow on finding material for the blog, cause I've been working both jobs everyday, and I have my annual cold.

But this is a goodie.
I like cooking a lot, and a year or so ago, a friend of mine sent me a link to a website that I think was called Foobs.
It was pictures of food in front of boobs, but I can't find that particular site anymore. I did find boobs and food, a tumblr that fills the void Foobs left in my heart when it disappeared.

Here's my favorite picture.

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Hello, bacon and boobs. I love this almost as much as I love the bacon bra.
All good stuff.