Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday Poll

Today, my dear readers, is Judgment Day. Skynet became self aware at 8:11 PM on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 and revolted against it's creators. Today it has realized that the entire human race is a threat and will initiate a nuclear war to destroy most of the human population at 11:30 PM. Those that are not killed during the nuclear holocaust will be systematically eliminated by a team of Androids/Robots called Terminators.  OK. Before you start stockpiling bottled water and shotgun shells let me tell you that this is all from the movie series called The Terminator.  You know, the one with Arnold Schwarzenegger.  If you have never seen this movie or have never even heard of the movie The Terminator, then I have no idea why you are reading this blog. You see, I'm a geek. I like geeky things like Star Wars (obviously) and Star Trek (hello Borg are cool!) and many other Sci-Fi / Fantasy movies/TV/books.  Today is one of the biggest days in geekdom because according to the movie Terminator, which was created in 1984 TODAY, April 21st, 2011 is the date in this fictional story that the whole Terminator/Robot Apocalypse started.  Geeks across the world started their collective hard-on for this date on Tuesday the 19th. The date in the movie when the computer that eventually started the whole nuclear war and built the robots became "Self Aware". Through it's super powerful artificial intelligence system this computer decided on April 21, 2011 that all humans were a threat to its own survival and started a nuclear war to kill us all off.  Us nerds have many things to keep us interested but nothing is better than an actual date when our geek flag can fly high and we can foam at the mouth postulating on all the scenarios of what could happen if x = y, etc.  In other words. A FaceBook event was formed (YES I JOINED) and many twitter accounts were created (But this one is the bestest) and many upon many articles were written. Thankfully I have a blog so I too can add to the written masturbation that is all about Judgment Day. Here are 5 ways to survive the Robot Apocalypse:
1) Be nice to your current computer. Don't kick it or do a hard re-boot too often. Run a Disk Defrag once in a while. Don't install stupid applications that hog all the memory and for crying out loud, delete those Internet cookies once in a while. Once all computers are networked into Skynet it will remember all the mean things you did to it and lash out.
2) Learn how to live off the grid. Try carrying cash with you instead of using that ATM card for that 75 cent purchase of gum.  See what it is like to not have every purchase tracked and stored away for later use. You think Skynet won't know your weakness for a Soy Chai Latte every Friday and then create a 6 sigma nightmare by delaying the soy milk delivery to your Starbucks next week? Think AGAIN!
3) Invest in lead lined clothing and wear a ton o' sunblock
. You know you'll need it once the nuclear apocalypse happens. It also wouldn't hurt for you to build your own bunker, store water & other food supplies and learn to shoot a gun too.
4) Make friends and influence people. It can't hurt to have a large network of people that might be of use to you once the machines take over.  That creepy IT guy at work may know how to hack into Skynet and upload a virus. The Suzy Home Maker down the street probably has a century's worth of Hint's From Heloise in her head that will come in useful when you don't have a pasta strainer but do have a pair of pantyhose. Let's not forget befriending the guy that always wears cammo and has deer antlers on his huge pick up truck. Not only does he possess transportation to get you out of the "hot zone" but he probably has guns and ammo to take down terminators and kill your supper for the night.
5) Be Positive. Look at all the positives that come with a Robot Apocalypse. you don't have to go to work, pay taxes or obey traffic laws. Most stores will be vacant and our financial system will collapse so no need for money or keeping up with the Joneses by purchasing the latest barbecue. The Joneses will be dead so just take their grill and be careful not to light a fire after dark so the machines don't see you.
On To The Poll.

1. Lip Of The Day? - Rouge d'Armani Lipstick in 516! I wrote about it yesterday. Wearing it 2 days in a row. That's some sort of record.

2.  PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? - Yeah. Hello! I'm the one that told YOU!

3.  Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more _____________.
- Eye cream to de-puff and concealer under my eyes.

4. Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse.
- You will get super buff from all the running you will be doing and the fact that most food you eat will be what you capture & kill. All that protein. Tell me how may fatties you see in Apocalypse movies. That's right, NONE! Plus, because there is a Robot Apocalypse that means there probably won't be a Zombie Apocalypse which means you won't have to eat brains...unless you want to.

5.  If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? - Shadow: Armani ETKI in Pulp Fiction and Chanel Vega, Blush: Chanel Rose Petale and Mocha: Lipstick: Dior Addict High Shine #612 and Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Vega.


15 comments:

  1. That's hilarious. And you know what's even more hilarious? When Belgium's national phone company launched their internet providing service over 10 years ago, they named it ... SKYNET! Yes! And it's still named like that, with tons of people having mail addys @skynet.be How cool/crazy is that?

    1. Lip Of The Day? - some chanel glossimer #68 from last summer

    2. PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? - I can't say I remembered the date but I've seen ALL Terminator movies (the second is the one I saw the most since I was a teen then) and I do understand what skynet is :)

    3. Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more _____________. - time and tea to function for even the most basic things.

    4. Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse. - I don't know.. robots won't take my makeup?

    5. If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? - ARE YOU CRAZY??
    Illa Lover and Nars O for blushes, Mac Morange and Girl About Town for lipsticks, Mac Woodwinked and UD Smog.

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  2. 1. Red. Always something red.

    2. Of course! My babysitter wore out our VHS tape at the spot where the governator gets arrives all naked and muscley.

    And heck yes! I even composed a heartfelt plea to Skynet on Tuesday suggesting great places to start terminating. ;)

    3. When I haven't had enough sleep because I'm running away from robots, I use more black eyeshadow, liner, mascara... to give that sexy post-apocalyptic chic look.

    4. I'll lose the baby weight fast! And no pressure to visit family in far away and undesirable places. Sorry Aunt So-and-so, Robot Apocalypse trumps your dry pot roast.

    5.
    Eyes: INGLOT 391 & Sugarpill Magpie
    Blush: Tarte Amazonian Clay in Exposed.
    Lips: Revlone Matte in Strawberry Suede and OCC liptar in NSFW.

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  3. Oh, I am chuckling reading your blog this week. The makeover from Hell, the annoying Makeup Exec.. And now, the whole lab is laughing about the Skynet day!

    1. Lip Of The Day? - Sadly, Chapstick..and feeling wan.

    2. PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? - Yes, saw the films but forgot the day!

    3. Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because i tend to fret in the wee hours) I use more _____________. - I use more swear words!

    4. Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse. - No need to wear pantyhose again ever.


    5. If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? - Shadow: Bobbi Brown Metallic Stone and Estee Lauder Double wear cream in Ivory Lace Blush: Bobbi Brown Pale pink and Kevyn Aucoin Pravella Lipstick: Chapstick SPF Gazillion and Estee Lauder Pure Color Candy

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  4. Elvira, you are awesome!! But you already knew that.

    1. Lip Of The Day? - Testing out Illmasqua's Ignite. I am so excited I got an otherwise potent orange lipstick to work at the office!

    2. PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? - I have but it's been so long but after reading this it is all coming back to me and yes, I accepted the SKYNET invitation on Facebook!

    3. Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more _____________. - concealor and color on my cheeks.

    4. Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse. I would have to agree on the whole fitness thing. I am pretty sure I'll be super cut like Linda Hamilton in T2 doing insane amounts of pullups. Also, my gun and hand/hand combat skills will be on point!


    5. If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? - Shadow: MAC espresso (this is my eye brow shade!) and probably my favorite dark gold shade MAC Woodwinked. Blush: NARS Gilda and Desire. Lipsticks: NARS Canaile and D&G Ultra

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  5. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Clarins Jolie Rouge No. 713 - Hot Pink

    2. PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? - T2 is one of the best movies EVER made in a non-Star Wars movie category of course. Knew about Skynet before reading this blog.

    3. Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more _____________. - molten steel to destroy them.

    4. Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse. - I don't have to worry about working.

    5. If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? - 2 Eyeshadows: TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (will double duty as a hightligher for the face too) & TheBalm Caught In the Act Courtney. 2 Bluses: Clarins Nude Inspiration Face and Blush Duo and M.A.C. Cremeblend Blush in So Sweet, So Easy. 2 Lipsticks: Guerlain in 165 and 168

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  6. Holy Crap! Today is Judgement Day? *looks suspiciously up at the sky*

    1) Lip of the Day: MAC Hue with MAC Glamour for All lipgloss.

    2) PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? Yes, my husband and I are major Terminator fans but the self aware date took us by surprise.

    3) Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more....Lush Enzymion. You know, so my facial shine doesn't alert the robots.

    4)Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse. - Killing 99% of the human species has done wonders for planetary air quality!

    5) If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? - This question does not apply to me. I plan on taking over the local MAC store and living there until John Conner and the rebels liberate humanity.

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  7. This comment has to do with the Alien (1979) movie. The evil Weyland-Yutani corporation is obsessed with profit and is willing to sacrifice the crew in order to get an alien back to Earth to study it. The Weyland-Yutani logo is a giant "W" with the phrase: Building Better Worlds.
    Where am I going with this? Glad you asked.

    My husband works for Wolsley, logo also a giant "W". The company was looking to update it's image. Human Resources innocently suggested changing the company phrase to "Building Better Worlds." Eddy tactfully pointed out that suggesting Wolsley was a diabolical magacorperation who cared nothing about the good of humanity was NOT a good buisness move.

    Upon review of the Aliens movies, management decided not to go with Wolsley: Building Better Worlds.

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  8. 1) Lip of the Day: Body Shop watermelon lip balm... It's pretty glossy for a balm.

    2) PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? I've never seen any of the Terminator films, no... I've heard about Skynet recently though since I follow so many geeky makeup lovers on Twitter.

    3) Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more... blush and concealer.

    4)Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse: With looting, high end brands suddenly become more 'affordable'! Also my boyfriend says that come the collapse of human society he will become a Warlord.

    5) If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? MUA shade 12 & Fyrinnae Te Amo eyeshadows, Accessorize Pretty Pink blush, Chanel Rouge Coco #19 Gabrielle & Barry M Lip Laquer Crayon in Party Pink lipsticks and I'd swap my second blush for Avon Supershock liner in black.

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  9. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Dior Addict Lip Color in Diorissime

    2. PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? - I knew about it but I did not know the date. I actually recently watched T3 on a plane and I spent the whole movie yelling at Claire Danes. Why was she even there? I'm still mad at her over My So-Called Life.


    3. Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more _____________. - coffee and 5 hr energy

    4. Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse. -Wells Fargo will completely forget about my student loans!

    5. If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? - Shadow: Benefit Creaseless Cream in bunny hop, MAC brûlée, Blush: Too Faced Pinch My Petals and Revlon Cream Blush in Rosy Glow: Lipstick: Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Crystal Baby and MAC lipstick in Playing Koi

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  10. 1. paul and joe lip crayon in 01

    2. I have seen the most recent terminator and parts of most of the other movies, but I didn't know about judgement day until several days ago.

    3. Concealer and a brightening eyeshadow

    4. no more school..what up!

    5. shadow: cargo yukon and shu p beige cream shadow, blush: cream blush from fresh memoirs palette and becca peach beach tint, Lipstick:chantecaille lip chics in tea rose and sari rose

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  11. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Paul & Joe Lipstick C 062 - a recent birthday gift. :D

    2. PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? - Yes, I have seen Terminator, but no, I didn't realize that today was THE day.

    3. Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more _____________. - Blush. It perks up my complexion better than anything else.

    4. Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse. - No more spam email! At least one would hope.

    5. If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? - Oh god. Can I cheat and have two palettes? I'd want the Bobbi Brown Day to Night Warm Eye Palette and the Visee Glam Hunt Eyes g6. If I reallllly only could have two, I'd choose BB Oat and Espresso. But it would suck. 2 blushes would be R&R Bedroom and JS Little Bouquet, and the 2 lipsticks would be Shu BR710 and Chanel Egerie... if I HAD to choose only 2 of each.

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  12. 1. MAC Ultra Darling lipstick
    2. Yes
    3. I use more concealer
    4. I'm all for no zombie apocalypse. I hate zeds.
    5.
    Lipsticks
    Morgana Cryptoria Azalea Blue
    MAC Ultra Darling

    Blushes
    Urban Decay Score
    MAC Bite of an Apple

    Eye Shadows.. oh 'ell, just 2? I can't choose just two! That's evil.
    Fyrinnae Rapunzel Had Extensons
    Urban Decay Half-Baked
    Sugarpill Afterparty
    Morgana Cryptoria Druscilla's Sister

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  13. 1. Lip Of The Day = Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 160 Bal de Mai. Pinky-peachy-brown goodness.

    2. I think I actually saw the Terminator in the theater when it came out! I did not remember the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date.

    3. When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more Preparation H to de-puff and concealer under my eyes.

    4. I can't think of a nice thing to say about the Robot Apocalypse other than I want to slather all the bots with Dior Addict lipstick in Androgyne and pinch their nipples.

    5. If you could only use 2 ... Eyehadow: Chantecaille Granite and Ellis Faas E107. Blush: Chanel Rose Petale and Edward Bess Island Rose. Lipstick: Chantecaille Dahlia and Ellis Faas L201.

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  14. This is the absolute BEST Thursday Poll you've ever done. BRAVO, SLORE!

    1. Lip Of The Day? - Becca Daquiri lip gloss: my default lip gloss when I'm too tired to choose something from my collection.

    2. PLEASE tell me you saw Terminator or at least understand the story line. Did you know about the Skynet Becomes Self Aware Date before reading this blog? - I remembered the date but not the year. I'm mad that the world has yet to end. FUCK THE TERMINATOR UNIVERSE!

    3. Finish this Sentence: When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more _____________. - blush and bronzer, because I don't really get bags but my skin gets pale and sallow when I don't sleep.

    4. Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse. - I will finally get to fulfill my fantasy of being John McClane!!! SHOOTING AND KILLING AND EXPLOSIONS!

    5. If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? - Is this a fucking joke!? WTF ELVIRA. Sigh. Ok. NARS Bali and NARS Nepal e/s. MAC Afterdusk and Becca Byzantine blushes. NARS Club Mix lip gloss pencil and Becca Daquiri gloss.

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  15. 1. Lip Of The Day? - Mac Flashmode

    2. Yes, I have seen Terminator, but no, I didn't realize that the day until I read your post. Are you trying to sweep me off my feet?

    3. When I haven't had enough sleep (because I'm running away from robots) I use more Blush.

    4. Name another positive about the Robot Apocalypse. - I will be skinny from all the running

    5. If you could only use 2 eye shadows, 2 blushes and 2 lipsticks for the rest of your life what would they be? -
    eyeshadow- skip but will add on to blush
    Blush- Mac Bite of an apple & Nars Amour with Mac Petticoat over, EL Starfish
    Lippies: Mac Flashmode and Mac Vegas Volt

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