Saturday, May 24, 2014

Blind Item #2

This very much a minor, who is a sometime actor offspring of A listers managed to buy a bottle of duty free liquor at the airport and then sipped from it the entire flight while sitting in First Class alone.

131 comments:

derek harvey said...

jayden

Mark B said...

Jaden?

Lady Heisenberg said...

Willow Smith?

RangersGirl said...

either Willow or the other Smith child.

Bacon Ranch said...

Shiloh

Mark B said...

lol, 4 comments in less than a minute, all suggesting one or both of the Smith kids.

Bacon Ranch said...

Yeah, one of the Smith kids.
It's all about letting them make their own decisions, right?

TalksTooMuch said...

Managed to buy a bottle? That, sir, is impossible. I think it would be easier to break into a bank than get that awesomely cheap booze without alllls the right paperwork. Those people do.not mess around. I may have missed the point of the blind. I saw airport, booze, and it all went south

Lady Heisenberg said...

North "Nori" West was spotted doing shots in an Italian duty free shop! Getting that pregame on!!!

SaintsFan said...

Didn't Jayden go to the Trashian wedding? Perhaps he was out of the country when he bought it where the rules are different from the US?

Tongue N. Cheek said...

Must not have been an early morning flight. Good day everyone. :)

Lady Heisenberg said...

Connor Cruise could fit too

Froggy England said...

Kinda sad really, you'd just thank god it wasn't your kid,

fancyscreenname said...

Ms LEEKY! Where are ya hon? Are u lurking about? Miss ya posts.
:^)

Steampunk Jazz said...

C'mon Lady H, Mommy just got married to the guy who says he's the Daddy...
Gotta get that party started early...

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

I think TalksTooNuch makes a great point about being able to buy the syzzip(?). But if he, being JAYDEN, laid out right amount of cash, maybe it could happen. Maybe Jayden's smarter than he looks. Tho not sure if that's being smart, but it's craftier than I've ever been.

Lady Heisenberg said...

+HeisInfinity!!! Where you at grrrrrrrl?!

TalksTooMuch said...

Oh! I thought you saw her and got all excited! Dang it

figgy said...

Haha @Lady, We Really Need A Like Button

Steampunk Jazz said...

What did they do, hang around the duty free and wait foe a Youth hostel bound "adult" to buy for them?

Lady Heisenberg said...

Lol thanks figgy and jazzy. You know Nori needs to numb up before the pre-wedding eyebrow waxing sessions.

An insider witness reported that Nori's drink of choice is a Dimple Pinch, neat of course, and her tributary shot song is Turned Down a For Whuuuuut

Tina Mallette said...

OT but guess who else did not show up to the wedding of the century oops I mean of the minute, you think Beyonce reads CDAN? Cause JayZ was a no show. Apparently.

Aeol said...

Jaden looked pretty blammed arriving in Florence this morning. Coulda been the long flight, but the Smiths are actually pretty intolerant of drug and alcohol drama, and I can't imagine he was traveling without a bodyguard.
I used to work for the Smiths. I don't know everything, but I do know Jaden would be in HUGE trouble if this were true and they found out.

Paint Chips said...

I would have so done this when I was 13.

Lady Heisenberg said...

THIS JUST IN SECONDS AGO

YUP. I think Jay's been too open lately and Bey is cracking down

Lady Heisenberg said...

Will and Jada smoke weed though...rumors are they let the kids too, no?

Lady Heisenberg said...

PS: Could Bey THROW any more shade? I ditched yo wedding to post pictures of my hurrrrr

Steampunk Jazz said...

Tina, I thought Jayzee was going to go to the wedding and Bey was a no show. I guess she set him straight. There is no way he could ditch to hookup with someone, that guest lineup was papped within an inch of their lives : 0

WareCat said...

U mean Suri Cruise, Lady.
Connor always looks so filthy.
That kid needs a shower.

Tina Mallette said...

From DM
Jay Z and Beyonce avoid run in with Rachel Roy by skipping Kimye wedding... after beauty's 'close' relationship with rapper is blamed for Met Gala brawl
Link

Now I just had a crazy thought you think the whole Solange thang was a way for Jay Z and Bey to both get out of the Kimye wedding?

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

I'm having trouble with the logistics here. If Underage Kid was sitting alone in first class*, the source would have to be in the duty-free shop same time, then have a seat within a row or two of Kid to have witnessed it.

* I assume this means he/she's travelling alone; but there are other people in first class, strangers.

Snootches said...

Personal experience @TTM?

Snootches said...

Go on.....

TalksTooMuch said...

Okay, Snootches, say you are a naive late teensish/ early twentiesish traveling by yourself to a wedding and you see ALLS this soo cheap booze that actually fits in your meagre budget. Woohoo, right?? You load up a couple few bottles and cigs (back in the day), and march on up...to have more regulation dropped on your oblivious bum than could have possibly been expected. They do.not.play around. Apparently you have to be flying in or out of a country? Not just a couple of provinces over? AND valid identification? Whatever, man, cheap booze should be for all. So that's why I could see the blind reading *got* some booze but not *buy*, but I'm pretty sure also that was not the point of the blind.

sandybrook said...

JayZ==beys bitch

sandybrook said...

So perhaps wannabe gangsta does what any typical teen looking for trouble does: he asks an adult to buy it for him--gives him a $100 bill (not your typical) and tells him to keep the change. Ive had kids here and in Brooklyn out front the 7/11 (here) bodega (there) if I would buy them beers or ciggies (I declined).

TalksTooMuch said...

Sandy! There you are! Now if Wigs shows up right away I am gonna be sooooo snickering...

MommaBear said...

I have to agree with @talkstoomuch. I've never bothered to buy the duty free booze because it seems like such a hassle. Now, I don't fly international more than once a year, so my experience is rather limited, but any time I've seen people purchase duty free, it is carted to the plane ramp in clear sealed heavy plastic bags with the documentation clearly visible....they don't fuck around. How this kid would have been able to sample it throughout the flight is a mystery. I bought a Burberry purse once in duty free....there is a big paper trail with that too.

MommaBear said...

I have to agree with @talkstoomuch. I've never bothered to buy the duty free booze because it seems like such a hassle. Now, I don't fly international more than once a year, so my experience is rather limited, but any time I've seen people purchase duty free, it is carted to the plane ramp in clear sealed heavy plastic bags with the documentation clearly visible....they don't fuck around. How this kid would have been able to sample it throughout the flight is a mystery. I bought a Burberry purse once in duty free....there is a big paper trail with that too.

SkittleKitty said...

This sounds like BS to me--every time I've seen sales of duty-free liquor and wine, it's sealed in a bag and you don't get it until the flight lands at your destination.

Maybe it's different when you buy it in the U.S. heading towards other countries, though (?).

SkittleKitty said...

Jinx! @MommaBear

sandybrook said...

No @TTM she is nowhere within my vicinity I swear! I was out and about by myself all hot day.

Molls said...

One of the Smith kids.

Aeol said...

Nope. I was working for them when Trey got caught smoking and they put him on lockdown for weeks.

M. Brown said...

Jayden showed up either in Florence or Paris and met up with the family according to People. So either he's 15 flying all over the world alone of his minder was in Coach.

LowKey said...

G'day TNC!
G'day all! Just got off work, so my weekend can officially begin... NOW!

TalksTooMuch said...

Better day, LowKey??

TalksTooMuch said...

MREEP MREEP OT ALERT

Book Club voting post up

http://webebookclubbin.blogspot.ca/2014/05/vote-june-8-book-movie-selection.html?m=1

Voting goes until the end of Sunday (and maybe Monday due to holiday) and I will say no more aboot it until just before June 8

Unknown said...

I call bullshit on this blind. The amount of liquid one can bring on a plane is next to nil. I had two small, sealed bottles of hot sauce confiscated because they were one oz larger than the maximum allowable limit. They would not let me pour any of it out... Nope. Just took it.

sandybrook said...

Are they separated yet? Its been a few hours already.

BeckyMae said...

I'm with Unknown as it is completely illegal to drink any duty free on a plane, First Class or not...totes BS blind...

Seven of Eleven said...

True wuv never dies!

@unknown, you can take it on the plane and drink it on the plane if you buy it after TSA (where the duty free shops are located). I don't know how it works in other countries, but that's how it works in the US and if Jaden was flying to Paris or Florence or the 9th Level, he'd probably start in a US airport.

Salt Lake City has an impressive amount of duty-free liquor shops.

Violet said...

Hey all. Still going here? Celebrating the US royal wedding in style are you?

derek harvey said...

Hey @Violet
Did yall hear from the "insiders" at the US Royal wedding that Rob K left last night in tears and did not attend the wedding---whawhawhaaaa

sandybrook said...

Ah shit Violet you figgered it out (but Summer unofficially starts today for most people too tho not me)

Renoblondee said...

I heard Jay was supposed to be his best man on the radio this afternoon!

Jacq said...

Flying to the Kimye wedding

derek harvey said...

from what I read it was not too much of an A list crowd. Nene Leakes and Black China (a striper who dates rappers) were the names that stood-out. But not much news is released YET. I am sure I will join Rob K in rehab by the end of the week for ulcers in my stomach from a "Kimye" OD

Alita said...

Morning Chapettes.

Interesting, @Aeol, because this does sound like a Smith Kids blind. What is your take on their current public image?

After you get the duty free, the bags are sealed. It is possible to open them - nobody is checking. The just seems like there's precious little point, since alcohol is free on international flights anyhow.

I've never been carded buying duty free. They definitely want your boarding pass but that doesn't say whether you're off age or not. People don't get 'children's' airfares after they're like 13 or something.

So it is possible this happened, although a tad unlikely.

sandybrook said...

Apparently Rob left because Kim and he had a fight over him being a fat slob. And not making any effort to look more presentable.

derek harvey said...

@Sandy---meanwhile Kim has that gorgeous Bruce Jenner walk her down the isle? Too bad OJ could not make it...smh

FS said...

I bought a bag of Cadbury mini chocolates at the duty free leaving Heathrow once and that was put in a clear plastic bag and stapled shut. If you show up at Customs with an opened bag they will hassle you about it, if you get a clerk who wants to be bothered. I can only imagine how they are about the alcohol.

Jessie said...

I can't bring more than 100ml of my shampoo on a plane but alcohol is fine after security checks? I feel like that's still a major risk in the wrong hands.

Alita said...

Sandy, I'm completely unclear on whether you're being serious about Rob arguing with Kimmy and storming out, or playing to our own special CDaN Klan friends.

Art initiating life imitating art? With apologies to 'art' for linking you to the Klan.

sandybrook said...

Derek I'm trying to find a story which says who Kanyes best man was. The closest Ive come so far was something that said while JayZ was his best man, he thought this whole wedding was a complete joke.
And of course he didn't show up.

sandybrook said...

Alita no joke--they had a fight about his weight and he left because he felt he didn't fit in with the rest of them. She thought he was fat and didn't do enough to improve his appearance.

Seven of Eleven said...

From my own (not very extensive, but still) travel experiences - anything you purchase after going through TSA is fine on board. You could buy vodka at the duty-free shop, stick it in your purse (or pour it in a water bottle in the restroom, E has hinted that happens a lot), and the eyelash batting would be minimal.

The key here is that the kid got the booze at a duty free shop. So someone else bought it or the clerk was pretty stupid and didn't realize you get on a lovely federal watchlist if you violate federal laws as a cleared airport employee. And flight attendants ignoring an obviously underage passenger sitting alone in first class and swigging Grey Goose is just as unlikely.

So, yeah... another celeb on a plane get drunk/stoned/sexually gratified BI.

sandybrook said...

http://hollywoodlife.com/2014/05/24/rob-kardashian-skips-kim-kardashian-wedding-fat-fight/

BeckyMae said...

@Seven that's probably true but there are international laws in play too. If you hoard with alcohol sealed in a bag then it must stay sealed. I've yet to pass through a country that doesn't do that these days. Some countries you cannot even pass through as I found out travelling from Turkey to Finland via Germany...I lost a gorgeous bottle of vodka and from the US coming into Australia you cannot bring any booze or liquids over 100mls! You have to buy on board the plane or on arrival....

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Seven of Eleven said...

Sigh, last chance.

@BeckyMae - BOOOO! That is not even right!

TAS... a few years ago, they confiscated my yarn cutter (it looks like this) but were totally fine with the tiny stapler in my carry-on. Bizarre.

TalksTooMuch said...

I am always sad when I come to respond to a comment and it is deleted :(. Anyway! Seven was talking about things that get restricted from carrying on and I just wanted to say that the funny thing was that I was allowed to carry 12-inch metal knitting needles on a plane (it was right before Christmas and there was NO TIME to waste!) but not my nail clippers. Logic at work, y'all

Seven of Eleven said...

Sorry, TTM, I was stuck in a typo hell. TWICE. Third time seemed to work.

That same year, they let me keep my teensy sewing scissors (the orange-handled kind) but took away my nail clippers, too. I have this bag that has all of my essentials and apparently nail clippers are more dangerous than sewing scissors. I like to think all the grans in the world threw boomerang shoes to make knitting equipment happen. Well, except for pendants that look like ninja throwing stars...

sugarbread maker said...

Yes wasn't the guy who hired her for some outside the country hosting gig the real daddy? Wasn't that a bi b4?

sugarbread maker said...

Also jayden. Probably had his nanny buy the booze 4 him. He might not have been able 2 reach the counter

BeckyMae said...

@Seven I feel ya! I went to Laos and got some amazing, simple cooking tools that did things like julienne carrots perfectly and get tiny pips out of lemons and they were all confiscated by Australian Quarantine/Customs! We have the strictest laws in the freakin' world!

airhead said...

Honor

LowKey said...

Much better today, TTM! Thanks for asking!

Sherry said...

Absolutely BeckyMae. When you buy duty free they only give it to you once the plane lands. Couple that with the illegality of buying underage AND sipping off a bottle you bring on the plane as well as him being a UM(unaccompanied minor). Just. Can't. Happen.

MadLyb said...

A Beckham spawn.

Sherry said...

And FTR flight attendants will not allow you to drink off your own bottle. It's a revenue stream for the airlines even if his handler bought the bottle for him. But no one would be allowed to drink something bought from duty free and neither could said passenger bring a bottle on board.

As the Myth Busters say: "This myth has been busted".

Alita said...

Sandybrook, that is the most amazingly awesome information. Freaking LOL!

Clicky link for Sandy's 'must read' article

I'm also in awe of the effort our CDaN Klan put into mimicking the 'real life' (as real as this lot gets) happenings. Kudos.

I wish RobK would just start hanging out with us here for real. Anyone that ditches the Kimye wedding is alright in my book.

Alita said...

I lost my pate knife recently on a flight - accidentally had it in my handbag after a function. Super pissed about that - stupid of me I know, but seriously ... a pate knife?

I know you're not speed to open duty free bags, but unless it's super obvious, nobody checks (at least in my experience). Reckon you'd get more grief trying to bring a foreign apple into Australia than opening duty free early ;)

sugarbread maker said...

if he poured it into a water bottle or whiskey into a coke bottle ala
lilo they won't say anything

sugarbread maker said...

@alita kimmykakes is such a betch!!
i bet all the suits were 4 sizes too small on purpose just to fat shame him more for the wedding, which will all be played out on kuwtk this season on the Ughh! network
kim is the all 3 evil stepsisters combined and the other 4 sisters are just as bad. roberella just needs to run and hide

Alita said...

Heh sugarbread, I expect there was a lot of size obfuscation going on there.

- yes Kim, your gown is definitely a size 0, except the ass which is a perfect 10!

- it was so hard making your trousers Kanye, it's difficult to hide how well endowed you are, as we must for the elite company you keep

- wow Kris, only 20 year old can pull that outfit of usually!

- no Bruce, nobody will notice, we've ticked them away quite discretely

- sure Lord Disick, they're definitely a 'long' cut trouser

- we didn't even have to use the anti-ogre spell, Khloe

- that guest list is the creme fe la creme!

- naw, the total wedding had nothing on this!

- yes, it all definitely looks classy


On and on it goes ... XD

Alita said...

Ahhh so many typos. The only one I shall fix is:

*total wedding = royal wedding

sugarbread maker said...

@alita. my first thought when i saw the guest list was all the d list goat rodeo try hards and queens.
kueen kanye must have been struuting all over Versailles like this my shit, this my shit, to absolutely no one.
i bet riccardo was like.. i am glad i can walk away from this when i want unlike LAU over there...

Alita said...

"Goat rodeo" - bwahaha. It's funny cause it's true.

Kanye was absolutely confident and assured, as he strode through the hall of mirrors, that he belongs with Versailles. He's just that damned important. I don't mean important in some ephemeral or transitory way - I mean important in a 'history of the world' way.

*fistpump*

Lady Heisenberg said...

@SANDY
JayZ allegedly offered to be the best man and even sent some crunktastic gifts confirming as such.

Obsessed with Tina M's post that the Solange beatdown was a conspiracy to ditch the wedding. ROFL

Alita <3

Some more scandalous confirmatory gossip for funsies

Jayden drinking & smoking ganj heavily
Sorry, Aeol, looks like all is not great over there lately. Maybe they need you back? ;)

There were also blinds saying that Kanye has been shacking up with Tisci for the past couple weeks

sugarbread maker said...

so who was the best man then?? riccardo?? or was that just later that night in the honeymoon sweet??
i love the radar article saying kueenye was jumping up and down and running all over kris' house b/c jayz was cumming. pun intended.
the UGHH! network couldn't film the wedding b/c jayz/bey wouldn't attend and kueenye but his loubotons down to filming b/c it was too private
(eye roll please)
yet the cameras were filming the whole wedding. you can see them all over from the dm pap photos
liars!! liars!! iknowrite???

derek harvey said...

I do love solange

surfer said...

Clearly, the laws vary depending upon the country.

Whenever I've bought something at Duty Free (in Canada), they either allow me to walk out with it, or hand it to me just as I'm about to board. I've never heard of them handing you your Duty Free purchases when you land.

BeckyMae - why did they confiscate your kitchen tools? Were they in your carry-on, or checked baggage?

BeckyMae said...

@surfer they were in my checked luggage but I was xrayed by customs and they asked me what they were add it is illegal to bring knives or knife-like objects into Australia.

I thought for sure it would be ok as they were obviously kitchen utensils but no...

BeckyMae said...

Also you're right, duty free laws are so different country to country it's crazy. Also Jayden wouldn't be an Unaccompanied Minor... Airlines only classify people under 13 UM's generally but you can prices then that way if a patent wants to.

BeckyMae said...

Process then that way if a patent wants them to be... Damn mobile!!

surfer said...

@BeckyMae - that sucks. You must have been so pissed. You'd think because it was in your checked luggage, it would be okay.

Alita said...

HeisenLove :)

derek harvey said...

Anyways what about. The normal heart for fil discussion. Hbo tmorow night zzz

Alita said...

I'm going to hulk out - freaking Andrea Bocelli sang for the Kimye wedding!??

That's like Mimi or JLo singing for despots - he has no need for the money.

*fist shake rage*

derek harvey said...

I meant to say I am fallin asleep not the movie will be a zzzz

sugarbread maker said...

@alita.. he's blind and hasn't seen the kimmykakes urinal tape and probably has been told they're great!! and money soothes the haterade.
@derek. the nh starts 6pm west coast so if ttm is cool for that, not sure everybody has plans for sunday so i will be couchsurfin as always

derek harvey said...

AT sugar bread yeah not to discuss ASAP I just think it will be good so tired night y'all xo

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Sherry said...

Yes BeckyMae. After I wrote that it occurred to me that he may have also been with a handler so he would not be a UM even though the handler may have been in coach while he was in first. However, most airlines will not allow you to bring your own bottle. Now if you pulled a LILO and put it in a water bottle who's the wiser?

TalksTooMuch said...

What's this with the what now? What are we doing tomorrow?

Lady Heisenberg said...

Not only do laws fluctuate between countries, but so do regulation processes. He's famous and probably had security/entourage, which maybe made screening more lax. We have all heard about or know people who have smuggled drugs and shit on planes, come on now.

I've bought booze in duty free shops and brought them on the plane. There's also been times and countries (Switzerland, US, and Germany- I am talking to YOU booze wasting/depriving motherfuckers).
FUCK if you wanna know my most gangster flight story ever, I once opened a drink as my plane was boarding in the Bahamas. They let me line up, board, and get seated despite my drink. But hey, you can drink while driving there too...

Another random fun fact: I was in Czech Republic during the booze ban that happened in Sept 2012. Everyone lost a shit ton of booze then, but for much different reasons. That shit was INSANE.

Lady Heisenberg said...

*Sorry, those aforementioned three countries made me forfeit duty free booze.

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

TTM, The Normal Heart is on HBO tomorrow. Ruffalo, Roberts, Bomer, and the dude from Friday Nights Lights. That's my translation of whatDerek said :$

TalksTooMuch said...

Wow, Wigs, way to Babelfish that oot! Our lovely Ray has offered to help me with my HBO, sounds good Derek, sugarbread, y'all! I'll put up a book club post. Wigs, I know you're a busy lady these days, you in??

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Not sure. Work then wedding (not mine) at 430. Will probably catch y'all on the tail end. Or chime in during the reception if I need to avoid small talk with other wedding guests at my table.

sugarbread maker said...

Lady h.are you a teacher? ? What did you do in your past life? Sounds awesome

BeckyMae said...

@LadyH. .Czech had a booze ban??? The mind boggles...

Lady Heisenberg said...

Yes, it was nuts. We called it the Great Czech Depression. For a few weeks, ALL of the booze was yanked and stopped circulating. Some disgruntled factory assholes went around poisoning random liquor bottles. 38 people died in a matter of days. The EU ntervened and demanded CZ yank all booze over 20% (so beer was still sold). That kind of order by the EU was pretty much unprecedented. Even though the ban likely saved lives, it was devastating to the peoe and their economy, which is really heavily dependent on booze sales and the party culture

Lady Heisenberg said...

*people
All of the window displays that had booze everywhere on the streets, stores and airports were blacked out. No one was out at the bars, we were all in garages bitching about Prohibition and draining out the neighborhood stashes of homemade slivovitz

Lady Heisenberg said...

Yes ma'am. LOL. Really not that glamorous at all of a life. Back in the day, I used to teach in juvies and jails. I now teach undergrads and do research all day. Snoozefest.

Alita said...

I looooved Prague (let me be culturally awesome - Praha!).

I even have a tshirt to that effect ;)

Seriously beautiful city. The juxtaposition between middle euro gothic and crappy '70s Soviet architecture was startling to see.

Alita said...

Ahh Lady H, *that's* the prison connection.

I saw Prison Break, so I know what the 'big house' is really like. There are some bad people, sure, but mostly they're offset by the thoughtful sexy ones with a compelling story. Oh yes, I feel that I'm very well informed.

《Nods wisely》

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

Alita I thought I was the only one who watched that show. I miss the Prison Break thoughtful, narrowed eyes acting.

JSierra said...

Lady H I wish you were my prof, I'm sure class would be a heck more interesting.
Alita I've had a few friends study abroad in Prague and they loved it so much they didn't want to leave. Should I ever become wealthy enough to do nonchalant traveling CR is pretty high on my list.

I will definitely be watching Normal Heart but only after GoT and Silicon Valley so if an OT discussion occurs I will be a tad late, I still need to catch up on Orphan Black, I've not seen last weeks or tonight's and OB is my top priority.

Alita said...

It was pretty well honed, Kristin. I think he was alternately, depending on the scene, going for pained, smoldering, idea-making, and horrified with that look. Gif could be any/all ;)

But he is pretty.

73emerald said...

You can buy duty free alcohol once you pass through customs and consume it. However if you dont finish the whole bottle you may have to throw it out before going through customs at your destination. It isnt uncommon practice with lost fare airlines with short flight times that do not include complementary drinks.

Alita said...

One of the great things about Prague was how inexpensive it was, @JSierra. Even on uni student cash flow, I reckon you'd have a great time.

Wish I'd been able to get out of Prague to see the countryside - not to be. But there was so much to see in the city as it was, that I decided to ditch the side trips and just revel in the splendour. Really remarkable place.

sugarbread maker said...

Yeah got is first. Don't talk 2 me from 6 to 7 then I will catch up on normal heart.

Sherry said...

So wait, "The Normal Heart" is in tomorrow also? Oh you guys are killing me! Now I really need to be home early from Blanc Debris and the MIL's early tomorrow.

Night to all from NorCal.

Aeol said...

It's been a couple of years since I've been around, but I really do believe they all love and care for each other. They have a weird take on family, but they're not a normal family, so what are ya gonna do. The kids are a bit weird but they were pretty sweet. I really do believe willow is over the whole "child star" thing.
But they're also very concerned with the "Smith machine." They're totally scientologists. And they really do believe good publicity can change everything.

Lady Heisenberg said...

LOL @Alita
I hope OINTB does NOT suffer the same fate as Prison Break...

Lady Heisenberg said...

Awwww @JSierra <3
I attended high school there for a few months, and worked with a couple scholars out of two universities in Prague a couple years ago.

The one thing that really struck me as odd about academia in CZ is how far to the right their social science departments/faculty swing. Like, even their poli sci and sociology departments are heavily conservative- totally different experience. It all makes sense when you think about their legacy with communism there though. They still tend to be really apprehensive about liberal ideologies and policies, anything leftist really. Crazy huh?

Lady Heisenberg said...

@alita: true that. CZ is still very cheap relatively. I had to TRY hard to spend more than $10 on a huge meal with drinks. Biggest cost is lodging for those without other accommodations.

My recommendations for next time:
Karlovy Vary (beautiful spa town which has a kick ass annual film fest)
Plzeƈ (or other famous brewery/tour areas)
Brno (where Mendel did his genetics work)

bCdT said...

Jayden or Willow