Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Random Photos Part Four

Want to climb Mt. Everest? Take a number and wait in line.

Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig filming their new movie.
Cameron Diaz at the Nice airport. Has anyone been to the Bad airport? Just Having A Bad Hair Day airport?
Denise Richards sells some photos of herself for money.
Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale saluting.
The Goopster in high school. That is a very special gum she is blowing. The sugarcane for it was harvested by 17 year old virgins who then pressed it by hand and make each piece of gum according to a recipe from thousands of years ago. Only ten pieces are made each year.
Zach G cuts off his hair and beard in Paris.
Here he is joined by the rest of the cast.
Yeah, like any of them, including Heidi Klum has ever tasted cake.

61 comments:

Boxes Little Boxes said...

Denise and Ashley both look unhealthily thin.

I actually like that picture of Goop!

Aw, Zach G! :(

The ladies in the cast singlehandedly funded the straight iron manufacturers convention this year.

KPeony said...

That picture of Everest is insane.

Denise looks good. Zach needs his fluffy beard back!

LottaColada said...

Zach G looks just like Nick Offerman now.

Jacq said...

Look at Denise's legs... Those thighs could not touch if they wanted to. Betch.

I like the step & repeat at The Hangover. Very Bad Movie would be more like it, but Very Bad Trip is close enough.

J Sara said...

Why does Vanessa dress like she's on a permanent acid trip? And not a good one at that.

figgy said...

Wow, Zach looks GOOD! Well, except for the belly visible below the vest (you need a longer vest, Z) but other than that, SO cute.

shopgirl said...

Everest. Disgusting.

MontanaMarriott said...

Oh they've tasted cake however it did not last long in their stomach, I am sure of it.

T. E. Cuz said...

i think denise and ashley look lean and sculpted. wish i could look like that!

auntliddy said...

I dont get why anyone wants climb mt everest. It has been done hundreds if times. You could die. Its cold. Its exhausting. Hou may not be able to breathe. And if u do die, they cant get your body off the mountain. Oh yeah, sign me up!!

Sherry said...

May add that that picture of Mount Everest on that day 234 people climbed the summit. The biggest problem with all those people is the amount of human waste generated. also want to take into consideration the people who do not make it to the summit. Those bodies are never removed from their. So while you're climbing the summit you're walking past mountain human feces as well as dead people. Sadly their dignity is not preserved by being removed and taken back to their families. The Nepalese government needs to limit the amount of people that can climb the summit every year if the environment is to be preserved.

Sherry said...

There. Using voice recognition on the cell.

froggygurl said...

Why do they not take the bodies down

froggygurl said...

Why do they not take the bodies down

Amartel said...

One rare day of good weather and all the hordes who have been waiting and waiting rush the summit. Recipe for disaster. The threat of death apparently isn't a deterrent, either. There have been mass deaths due to crowding on the mountain and dangerous O2- deprived decisionmaking. "The Nepalese government needs to limit the amount of people that can climb the summit every year if the environment is to be preserved." Meh. So then only the very very very rich and connected will get access. And the environment will still be impacted. Maybe the answer is not to limit the number of people but to make them pay to haul their trash and shit out.

Discobitch said...

Goop looks like Axl n bonjovi's love child in that pic

BitterBlondin said...

I cannot hate on Denise since she's taking care of her horrible ex:s poor kids.

Amartel said...

Uh oh, I hope Zach Galifinakis's haircut doesn't mean he's going to go the Jonah Hill sad-clown actor route, and start dieting down, crying about being bullied, and Acting in Serious Real Movies.

Marieeee said...

Ashley is sucking in like her life depended on it.

Marieeee said...

Say what you want about Ben Stiller, but I will always love him. Simply because of Heavyweights.

urban chaos said...

Froggygurl- a few books have been written about the climb, worth reading but its a dangerous climb and not worth the associated dangers to cart back bodies. It's an assembly line of ppl FFS! No desire to ever take on that challenge.

urban chaos said...

As for Denise, I like her but girl has no curves whatsoever- save for those she purchased. I'm alll for fit but damn.

Count Jerkula said...

Hudgens

Tisdale

Graham

rock me sexy jesus said...

shopgirl it isnt disgusting when people enjoy nature

rock me sexy jesus said...

froggygurl because theyre on a mountain you idiot

ClaptonsLayla said...

Here here...there is a great doc about that issue.

Sherry said...

It's just not possible to move a human body froggy and the government has very limited rescue operations reserved only for those possibly alive and, just a posit here, funded by the governments of those particular nationals. Nepal is extremely poor and the government is in turmoil. Hence them continuing to accept $ for climbers permits. Good question actually.

Sherry said...

Exactly Amartel.

nudibelle said...

that kristen
hope it works out, im sure SNL will take you back

shopgirl said...

Rock me, I meant hordes of rich white folks clogging up an amazing place looks disgusting, the trash they've left behind, the way many have treated the local Sherpas, ok, clearly a raw nerve for me but that picture makes me sick.

shopgirl said...

+1

Mango said...

@ froggygurl - the bodies are usually frozen solid. It's expensive, hazardous, and like Sherry indicated, the limited rescue operations are for those who are alive. Many of the bodies are actually now landmarks (a body wearing green boots lying in the mouth of a cave is now "Green Boots Cave").

Renoblondee said...

To me Denise is not toned. She is skinny skinny. She looked amazing 15 lbs. higher ago.

YourNameHere said...

@LottaColada and Matt Weiner's kid (I can't think of his name but he plays that creepy Glen kid on Mad Men) looks like both of them!

caydian said...

What makes you think they are white folks?

Amy in MI said...

Everest is crumbling because of the traffic. I realize Nepal makes lots of money, but like shopgirl said, the trash and waste they're leaving behind is disgusting

Tyger Lilly said...

Denise looks like a pre-op tranny tucking under his junk in that bikini.

I have also heard that Mt. Everest is starting to look like a trash dump. Don't blame the government or the locals - blame the tourists with an overblown sense of entitlement and the idiots who overestimate their own abilities. I can do a 5k in my sleep, but I have no illusions that I could climb a friggin' mountain with a bunch of other soccer moms.

Jenn said...

I have that Nat Geo magazine, poo and trash on Mt Everest was shocking. I couldn't imagine leaving my relative on a mountain to be a corpsecicle but getting them down can't be easy.

Hazeldazel said...

not only will they leave your body behind, but they will walk next to you as you are actively dying and do nothing to help. Because hey, they paid big $$$ to get to fulfill their dream of making it to the top and no executive that wasn't prepared enough to make the climb is gonna stop their climb! Actually, that's harsh, they'd have to stop the whole rope and carry the dude down to base camp but yeah, you can watch this guy dying on film and a whole group just tramps on by.

Amartel said...

Everest is higher than many airliners fly. 29,029 feet (5 1/2 miles up), 788 higher than the next highest mountain, K2. It would be funny if all that tourist horde erosion crumbled it down to being the second highest mountain. Heheheh. But that's not going to happen.

It's almost impossible for people to drag a dead body down due to weight, esp frozen solid, lack of maneuverability, lack of oxygen, and scary weather. You can't get a helicopter up that high because the air is so thin. They found Sir Edmund Hillary's corpse up there a few years ago. Don't recall if they were able to get it down the mountain. They do make an effort now to pick up their trash and port it out but there's still a lot of trash up there. Also, calling this a "white" problem is just plain ignorance. People from all over the world climb Everest. It's a big deal!What it is is a rich people problem.

Amartel said...

I recommend Jon Krakauer's book "Into Thin Air." It's a fascinating account of the 1996 disaster when 8 climbers died in a storm on the mountain. Lots of insight into why people do this thing, the personalities involved. Krakauer had to leave people on the mountain, people he had no chance of saving. He's torn up about it as anyone would be. One guy they had left for dead stumbled back to camp and lived. One of the movie studios was there filming at the same time for an IMAX film about climbing Everest. (Though the film crew didn't go up until days after the disaster.)

Sherry said...

Agree Amartel. Jon Krakauer captured it perfectly plus he's an amazing journalist.

Seachica said...

Those of you who think that it's laziness or corruption that prevents people from hauling trash/removing bodies, PLEASE take the time to read up on this. Rescuing people from Everest is not like rescuing people from your local mountain. As someone pointed out, helicopters cannot fly that high because of the thin air. Climbers need to spend several days at several base camps each to acclimate themselves to the altitude because the air is so thin up there. Many climbers need to use supplemental oxygen, and *still* succumb to dizziness/lightheadedness because of the heavy exertion. It can take hours to go the same distance that you or I at regular altitude would do in 10 minutes. Climbing Everest requires a HUGE exertion and a high level of risk -- and guess what? Any rescuers would also have to acclimate, carry that risk, etc. People attempting Everest are amongst the most fit people in the *world*, and yet they still often die. This is NOT EASY. Even hauling waste is NOT EASY. Now imagine hauling a 150 lb body. It just can't be done. Every one of these climbers knows the risk, and knows that their body will not be brought down if they die. Yet they still do it anyhow.

I don't know what the right solution is, but there needs to be a way to limit traffic up the mountain. Too many people are dying because of the large number of climbers getting in each other's way.

For a great background on this, read Krakauer's book "Into Thin Air". If you don't want to invest a few days in a novel (a few days that are *very* worth it, IMHO), read some of the articles out there. This article was just published on CNN a few days ago and gives a good overview of the risks and challenges of this mountain:

Everest 2012 Anniversary

V said...

Well said @Seachica. As more and more tourists flock to Everest, the Nepalese govt might want to review the permitting process used for climbing peaks such as Denali and Ranier. I used to want to summit, but it now just seems kinda "meh"...like herding cats across a frozen tundra (okay that would be funny). For now I'll just stick with the Ring of Fire.

Li said...

@Rock me,
Why do you feel the need to call someone an idiot in every single post. I've been catching up on the comments and I noticed in every single blog post you're calling someone a name. Does your life suck so much that you have to try (operative word is try) to make everyone feel as awful as you obviously feel?

GFOHWTS!!

Betsy said...

I can't let the erroneous info stand - Sir Edmund Hillary did not die on Everest. Perhaps Amartel meant the British mountaineer George Mallory who led the first three expeditions up Everest. He vanished on the last one in 1924, and his body was not found until 1999, with a broken leg and a rope tied around his waist. btw Hillary died in 2008 at age 88 in a hospital.

greenmountaingal said...

What's happened to Everesr makes me sad and angry. There's a reason why 21,000 feet plus is called the Death Zone. I also recommend Into Thin Air.

auntliddy said...

I have a solution! Stay off the mountain!! Its a pointless endeavor. Pointless! End it already. Its a pile of dirt; whats the attraction? So stupid.

mazemerizing said...

Not to take away from all the very interesting remarks on Everest, but back to Gwyneth. Her hair looks great in that picture. So what is she doing now to make it look so lifeless, overly straight and flat?

ecua said...

This ^^^^

Little Miss Type A said...

Thanks for sharing Seachica.

Maximus said...

Re: Everest Pic - I'm a bit obsessed with mountaineering (not doing, reading about). Everest has been a grueling mess the last few years. There are many expeditions that work hard to clean up and haul out trash each year, but not nearly enough to offset the increased climbers. I guess the only reason it doesn't upset me overly is that people who shouldn't be up there likely won't make it all the way up or all the way back down. Horrifically cold? Sure, but its a bear of a mountain and oxygen at 29k feet makes you feel like no supplemental oxygen at 26k feet (ie: Terrible still). It's precarious and dangerous. Rich people dying on a mountain they shouldn't be on doesn't upset me, but the risk to the underappreciated Sherpas does. At least K2 isn't something that rich dopes think fixed lines can lead them up.

This was ranty. Sorry.

Maximus said...

Last note: Removing a body from Everest above a certain altitude is not feasible. Packing out your shit and oxygen bottles is more possible, but not really easy. That said - if people aren't able to do the latter, perhaps they aren't strong enough for the Mountain.

Seachica said...

Betsy - thank you for correcting that! It was bothering me too, because I don't ever remember reading that Sir Edmund Hillary died on Everest. Makes so much more sense!

I'm not a climber, but I'm also fascinated by stories of climbers and extreme sportsmen caught in the mountains. I can't imagine pushing myself to that extent.

AJ said...

Hi ...
Long time reader ( like since the MV days )
First time poster .....

I've always been quite interested in Mount Everest and have spent some time reading many books on the subject. "Into Thin Air" is an excellent example of the current issues that the mountain is facing as too many over privaliged yet under experienced climbers try to tackle the mountain. It also talks about one of the worst disasters the mountain has ever had in which almost 20 people died in one day partly due to the bottle necking from large crowds.
There is a counter point book to "Into Thin Air" by a Russian climber that was there during the same time on the same climb. It's an interesting read to see how the mountain and the thin air makes people have two different perspectives of the same experience. I can't recall the name of the book or the author at the moment. My copies are buryied among my many boxes of books. ( Hubby & I just bought our 1st house in Sept and I haven't unpacked my multitude of books )

V said...

Hey There! It's called the Climb by Anatoli Boukreev. It is an excellent perspective! Sadly he died in Nepal - caught in an avalanche.

AJ said...

@ V
TY very much :) The name was escaping me. I was gonna have to dig out the boxes to find it.

There's a third book that also deals with that day by Beck Weathers called "Left For Dead". It's no where near the quality of Jon Krakauer's story but still quite riveting when you realize what Beck went through.

Jon's other books are interesting as well. "Into the Wild" is probably the other big book that he's known for.

AJ said...

@V
Yes I remember reading about Anatoli passing away. His book was supposed to be a counter point to Jon K's book. He was never happy with how Jon described and wrote about that day. Now that he's gone, few will dispute the events of that day as Jon put forth.
I respect Jon and his writing but I've always wondered how truthful his version of that fateful trip was. He painted himself in a much better light than Anatoi did.

Amartel said...

Shit, you're right. Wrong guy, it was Mallory.

V said...

Totally agree @AJ. I always believe the events of that day were more nuanced than conveyed by Krakauer. Reading Anatoli's account convinced me of that. That said, I love krakauers writing! Have you read "Under The Banner of Heaven"? What a read!

AJ said...

@V
Under the Banner was great. I'm am absolutely gonna have to dig all these books out. Haven't read them in ages but now have a craving to do so :)