Top Design in the Media
Posted Jan 29, 2007 @ 2:47 AM
Posted Jan 31, 2007 @ 9:27 AM
“The interactivity which Motricity enables us to offer is a key factor in attracting new viewers, and maintaining a loyal base of fans,” said Lisa Hsia, Senior Vice President, New Media, Bravo. “Motricity’s technology enables us to announce results on the immediate show so viewers don’t have to wait until the following program for results. Their vote and their influence are in ‘real time.’”
Posted Feb 1, 2007 @ 9:07 PM
Posted Feb 4, 2007 @ 2:53 PM
Top Design: FBLA Goes to the Party
Ashton pointed out that the call on judgment day was 6 am, and by the time the scene was shot at 4:30am, everyone was exhausted. Keller told everyone within earshot that Ralphie-look alike Michael Erik, and Goil are super-nice, amazing people, the most wonderful people in the universe. One of the winning designers, who dreamed up the litter box, Elizabeth Moore, had been a stylist for Prince. Someone, can't recall who exactly, told us that if we thought Kelly Wearstler's tutu and leggings get-up was odd, keep watching.
Posted Feb 8, 2007 @ 12:38 PM
I'm a little confused about why Bravo would not disclose this to the other contestants. I mean, even though there are better treatments for HIV these days, wasn't there still a small (admittedly small) risk to the other contestants?
Gray told producers of his condition during casting; producers say there were no plans to disclose it.
Say, John and Michael are hanging a picture, John pounds a nail into his finger, Michael runs to get something to help stem the bleeding--wouldn't Michael want to know beforehand that John was HIV positive, so as to take proper precautions (e.g., not touching the blood)?
Again, probably not likely to happen. Still, is it ethical to withhold that information in an environment where the possibility of blood contact, however slight, is still there?
Posted Feb 8, 2007 @ 1:09 PM
the only risk I can see (and I see it as tremendously remote) would be sexual contact, and in that case, I would think John would have the sense to speak up.
Posted Feb 8, 2007 @ 1:25 PM
It was in some ways considerate of John to explain why his emotions were exaggerated, but if he had taken the "nobody's business" approach, that would have been fine, too.
Posted Feb 8, 2007 @ 2:02 PM
Posted Feb 8, 2007 @ 5:14 PM
Still, is it ethical to withhold that information in an environment where the possibility of blood contact, however slight, is still there?
Invictus: What's not ethical about it? It is his private healthcare issue. They aren't having sex with each other. You walk out your door and there is a slight possibility of blood contact from each person you meet and with every step you take into the world. I'd be more worried about Resistant Staph than random blood contact. If each individual had to disclose every healthcare issue to interact with people we'd never get anything done in life.
I'm an HIV+ individual myself, and a Chicago resident like John. One of the reasons I moved to Chicago was that there are more HIV careproviders and a larger HIV+ population than my hometown. I wouldn't be alone in this. Most HIV+ individuals I have found are avid readers of the healthcare literature and try to be as on-top of the current trends and treatements as possible as their life depends on it. I've asked my doctor in my old hometown many times about something I read about and he hadn't heard of the treatment yet.
I'm pretty sure John's first response had there been any blood spilled at any point would be "STOP" or something explaining what his status was and what needs to happen to protect others.
I'm fine with my own status, and in many senses it's been a great awaking in my life to focus on what is important in life. But my biggest fear, and I think the biggest fear of many people living with HIV, is that someone is going to get infected from me. I just couldn't live with that.
All of these reality shows require a full health disclosure so that the producers know what they are dealing with if someone collapses or something goes wrong. Wasn't there a near death on Survivor a while ago?
Finally, there is also something called "universal precautions" that are to be used in any situation when dealing with a bodily fluid spill of any kind. Most janitorial staffs are very familiar with it and implement it whenever cleaning up a situation such as blood. When I take a new job I always tell my immediate supervisor, confidentially, of my status within the first week and ask who on staff is trained in "universal precautions."
That's my view, YMMV.
Edited by rubberwilli, Feb 8, 2007 @ 5:19 PM.
Posted Feb 15, 2007 @ 3:26 AM
Oh, my mistake it's Elizabeth.
Posted Feb 15, 2007 @ 5:22 PM
Posted Feb 22, 2007 @ 7:43 AM
One thing's for sure: I did NOT think Felicia was going home. But when I saw the judges in the space I started to get concerned. Did you see how Felicia's leopard trimmed drapes coldly slipped from Margaret's hand? That's when I knew she was in trouble. It's like when "The Profiler" holds a piece of evidence from the crime scene and gets overwhelmed with brutal visions. That's how I picture the inside of Margaret Russell's beautiful mind. Honestly, I think she might have synesthesia. Margaret, if you're reading this, please visit synesthete.org/ for more information and a diagnostic test. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to get checked.
In the meantime, questions abound. Will the camera operator and the mystery contestant consummate their forbidden relationship? What carpenter will Carisa pick for the next challenge? Will Goil use a yellow pepper in next week's design? Guess you'll have to tune in to find out.
Posted Feb 22, 2007 @ 11:39 AM
After you spend enough time with a show, you start to notice the little things. How Michael likes to play with his cuticles during an interview. Or how Goil does a man-curtsy when he meets new people (watch as he arrives at the first garage sale...). Is there a drinking game here?
Per the assistant's suggestion, I'm in for next week. Curtsy! Salud! Goil-like-gargoyle! Salud!
Posted Mar 7, 2007 @ 12:52 AM
Posted Mar 8, 2007 @ 12:14 AM
Posted Mar 16, 2007 @ 10:06 AM
Thanks for the New Yorker cartoon link! My office is sharing it, and now we can't get any work done because we're laughing so hard!