Friday, October 30, 2015

5 Terrifying Details from the Original Brothers Grimm Version of Cinderella

"Many of Disney's iconic properties have been transmuted from their original form of terrifying Germanic tales of woe written by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm into more family-friendly fare. Cinderella is no different. While most movie versions of Cinderella's story are produced for children, you should probably exercise slightly more caution when deciding whether to reveal the original version to your kids. Here are five things you had no idea were part of the original Cinderella fairy tale." 5 Terrifying Details from the Original Brothers Grimm Version of Cinderella by Alex Heigl, March 13, 2015 People Magazine

Happy Halloween! PINK MANHATTAN Tumblr Gets a New Look and Address

Celestia by Br0ny, Deviant Art

Happy Halloween from PINK MANHATTAN!  Please visit my new PINK MANHATTAN Tumblr blog to read about my nails of the day.  I'm a special little unicorn this year, so, naturally, my nails are a unique alchemy of magical sparkles and (somewhat) grown-up dinner-appropriate neutrality.

Monday, October 26, 2015

What Every Modern Producer Can Learn From Mozart

"Often when society encounters the work of an amazing artist or producer the word talent gets whipped out quicker than the amen break at a drum ‘n bass festival, but what is talent really?"

Read the article: What Every Modern Producer Can Learn From Mozart by Shane Berry, Oct. 25, 2015 Ask Audio

Thursday, October 22, 2015

What is Mind Control?

Image via Mastering Today

From Decision-Making Confidence:


"Mind control is also known as manipulation, thought reform, brainwashing, mental control, coercive persuasion, malignant use of group dynamics, and many others. The fact that there are so many names indicates a lack of agreement which allows for confusion and distortion (especially by those using it covertly for their own benefit!!)

"Let's agree that mind control comes under the umbrella of persuasion and influence - how to change people's beliefs and behaviors." So what is mind control? "It's best to think of it as a system of influences that significantly disrupts an individual at their very core, at the level of their identity (their values, beliefs, preferences, decisions, behaviors, relationships etc.) creating a new pseudo-identity or pseudopersonality.

"It can of course be used in beneficial ways, for example with addicts, but here we are talking about situations that are inherently bad or unethical.

"Philip Zimbardo says that mind control is a "process by which individual or collective freedom of choice and action is compromised by agents or agencies that modify or distort perception, motivation, affect, cognition and/or behavioral outcomes" and he suggests that everyone is susceptible to such manipulation.

"It is not some ancient mystery known to a few, it is words and group pressures, packaged in such a way that it allows a manipulator to create dependency in his or her followers, making their decisions for them while allowing them to think that they are independent and free to decide. That is, the person is not aware of the influence process, nor of the changes occurring within themselves." Continue reading: Mind control explained - the dangers and how to protect yourself
Think for Yourself by itsyouforme, deviantart

Related article:

From Conditions for Mind Control - ex-cult Archive

SELF: "When you attack a person's self-concept, aversive emotional arousal is created." Learn more about THOUGHT REFORM = LANGUAGE + SOCIAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL INFLUENCE



Read the article: Conditions for Mind Control by Dr. Margaret T. Singer, Ph.D., Emeritus Prof. of Psychology, Univ. of CA, Berkeley

Let's talk about how ridiculous Chris Rock's "controversial" Oscars joke seems 11 years later:

Let's talk about how ridiculous Chris Rock's "controversial" Oscars joke seems 11 years later - by Seija Rankin, Oct. 21, 2015, E! Online

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Don Rickles and more, Star Wars Premiere)

Triumph lampoons Don Rickles, Simon Cowell, Fabio and more

Triumph at the Star Wars Premiere

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

OGX Weightless Hydration Coconut Water Weightless Hydration Oil

To whom it may concern @ OGX, PLEASE make a body mist in this scent!!! As much as I like the Coconut Milk scent, the Coconut Water rocks 1000x more!

I'm not a hair blogger, but I'm sure it does more for the hair besides make it smell amazing...

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

OGX Coconut Oil Weightless Hydrating Body Mist (plus my Fall 2015 Top Favorite Fragrances List)

So, it's come to this; I've finally smelled almost all there is to smell in the perfume world, and I've come full circle to a single note I love: coconut. Just as people in the music industry sometimes get cynical after hearing one hyper-produced, high quality track after another and opt for an unrefined indie sound, I've found olfactory solace in a drugstore find that the masses think smells good enough to wear instead of a proper perfume. In all honesty, this body oil really does smell great. In fact, the whole OGX coconut line of hair care smells amazing. When I want more of the note that drew me to Creed Virgin Island Water in the first place, I layer it with this, or wear this instead. Something about simplicity really calms me down.

Shall I go ahead and share my current favorite fragrances here? Since I'm only wearing a handful of scents these days, they're easy to list: the aforementioned Creed, Bath & Body Works Coconut Lime Breeze, Demeter Kahala Pina Colada, Ralph Lauren Big Pony #2 and OGX Coconut Oil Body Mist.

Perlier Cocco

It's been a long while since I reviewed a fragrance, and just as long since I even sampled something new, so I'm happy to write this post on yet another coconut scent that caught my eye. Perlier Cocco Invigorating Body Water is a scented body mist that vaguely smells of coconut, but more like a light version of Victoria's Secret Coconut Passion (which to me smells like some kind of butterscotch) mixed with baby powder. I get a hint of what is evocative of a coconut note, but it quickly turns into a heavier, baby oil-based vanillic scent. It's a little musky for my taste, so while I don't dislike it, my search for the perfect coconut or coconut water scent continues.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Fall/ Winter 2015-2016 Headwear Trends

Image via Aloha los Pescadores

Yes, I intend on wearing my Russian-style pillbox hat after Comic Con this fall. Check out Fall/ Winter 2015-2016 Headwear Trends on