Jonnie Shearer loves Pussy. I say that because Shearer has an energy drink company called … well, Pussy. See what he did there? He was clever and took a shocking name that can be punny and named his company after it. Sound familiar? Well this is Virgin territory. Get it?! Richard Branson did the same thing in 1970 but was a bit classier about it. Go figure.
Apparently, Shearer was in college deciding what to do with his life and was admiring Branson when he “came up” with the name. Came up with the name—not the company. Just had a brain child of “I’m gonna get a company and call it pussy cause who doesn’t love pussy?”. I take that as; he saw what Branson did and decided he was going to do it too—but did it much worse.
Shearer saw that energy drinks were a huge market but, “The existing drinks tasted awful, and I couldn’t pronounce half their ingredients. Since people were becoming more interested in healthy eating, I decided to come up with a natural energy drink.” So he decided to make Pussy something you can ingest that’s healthy. Basically, Shearer made Pussy good for you.
The next step was getting investors. Through a friend Shearer met Holly Branson, daughter of Richard Branson, and got her to like Pussy, then she got her brother to like Pussy and they invested in the company. Now Pussy is providing something yummy and natural that boosts spirits for several companies to sell and Shearer has an estimated net worth of 16 million dollars.
I guess you could say Shearer’s Pussy is revolutionizing what we put in our mouths! Advertising has been a bit of a problem for the company, for some reason cities don’t like having Pussy on billboards over their freeways. But if according to the companies tagline it’s not their problem. Pussy: “The drink’s pure, it’s your mind that’s the problem.”
Yeah….that’s it, it’s our minds that are the problem.
Let me just say that Hooters is taking its cold war with fidelity to a whole ‘nother level!
Okay, there’s very little argument that the main reason to hit up Hooters involves wings. If my male friends are any indication, getting a pic with a big-breasted Hooters girl is kind of a rite of passage. Plus, their wings are mediocre at best.
But back to the point, which is that a New York City Hooters restaurant is bringing the fight home … and directly to the wedding bed.
Ground beef sort of weirds me out. For the obvious reasons, but also because you have no idea what’s in there. When you get a steak at a restaurant, you have a reasonable assurance that you are eating some chunk of a cow, because you can see it on your plate. But when it comes to ground beef – well there could be just about anything in there. Someone could have thrown anything in there, and depending on quantity and flavour, you’d have no idea. There could be cats, newspaper or shoes in your ground beef, and you probably wouldn’t know. Perhaps I read too many scary stories about people being ground up into sausages when I was a kid, but it has always grossed me out to even look at it.
Well, apparently some else ponders about the contents of ground beef as well. Amanda Obsey …
Although I complained about Black Swan‘s girl-on-girl trailer and the meat-headed press coverage it received a few months back, I actually enjoyed the film itself when saw it earlier this week.
Not only did Natalie Portman get a complex, interesting and, apparently, “inspiring” role, but the mainly female cast – comprised of Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder – also had plenty to work with. What was especially nice was that the story wasn’t exclusive to a woman’s experience – themes like ambition, greed, talent, revenge and paranoia made this more than a movie about girls in tutus. As I’ve already said, it’s not that I hate chick flicks, it’s that I want to see more female-centric films that are about people.
And, to a large extent, 2010 delivered. I’ve been perusing several different Oscar Prediction blogs and sites the past few days, and while some of the same names keep popping up – Natalie Portman, Carey Mulligan, Julianne Moore, Annette Benning, among others – the race still seems wide open.
Iconcinema‘s list is divided into Long Shots, Dark Horses and Likely Nominations, the …