Monday, June 30, 2014

Canada Day is Coming

Canada Day is coming...

Canada celebrates its 147th birthday tomorrow.

However, on July 1st we'll be celebrating the birthday of another Grande Olde Dame.

Come back tomorrow and see for yourselves, Bitches.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Keeping Up Appearances

The challenges last week and for the week to come:

1. Entertaining, as guests continue to come and go through my revolving door of hospitality. Thanks to Eroswings for providing finger food and appetizer suggestions.

2. Battling carpenter ants. Get outta my house!

3. Dealing with annoying cell phone users. Can't a Bitch get a little peace and quiet anywhere these days?

4. Trying to find the time to construct a tinfoil hat for Mr. DeVice's competition.

How about you, Bitches?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Foil Flights of Fancy

Hands up if you plan to enter Mr. DeVice's Tin Hat and Tales Competition 2014.


The rules:

To enter, you must fashion a tin foil hat that somehow involves the theme of flight, take a photo of yourself wearing said chapeau (or, if you are camera-shy, put it on a melon or other head-sized object) and send the photo to Mr. DeVice along with a short technical description of the hat's flight-related functions, and/or a tale of fancy to go with it.

The winner will be displayed on his blog.

There will also be a (yet to be determined, but you can guarantee it'll be cheap) prize, or prizes.

Click here to read all about it.

And good luck, Bitches, because Mistress MJ is entering this contest.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Prinny's Birthday

When we last heard from Princess, she was busy making costumes for a production of The Music Man...

She was, in her words, "busier than a troop of plate spinners."

Princess is also a seamstress for ducks. You can look at her duck outfits here, if you don't believe me.

Happy birthday, Prinny!...wherever you are today and whatever you're doing.

We miss you.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Home Entertaining Tips

Mistress MJ is expected a slew of guests this week.

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As you already know, Mistress MJ is not hostess material.

So I'll ask the question once again...

Does anyone have tips for making the entertaining process more enjoyable and less stressful? 

What should I feed them?

Click pic to enlarge...


What should I wear?

Where do I even begin?

Your home entertaining tips are welcome, Bitches.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Backup Singers

Long-time Infomaniac Bitches know that Mistress MJ always wanted to be an Ikette.

Or, failing that, any backup singer from yesteryear. This despite the fact that I haven't the talent but when did THAT ever stop me? I'll be content just to wear the twist fringe.

In any case, if you love backup singers as much as I do, you'll want to see "20 Feet From Stardom," a documentary following such gifted artists as Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear, Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Táta Vega, Gloria Jones and Jo Lawry, among many others.

Go behind the scenes and see them in action, hear them talk about their experiences and find out where they are today.

It's shocking to think that following her rise to fame, one of the best-known voices, Darlene Love, hit a rough patch. Her career was derailed by Phil Spector and she became a maid, cleaning houses to make ends meet.

The Blossoms (Darlene Love, centre) singing backup for Marvin Gaye.

As Darlene Love tells it...
So I was cleaning this one lady's house in Beverly Hills and I heard "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" on the radio. I said, "That's me singing that. This is ridiculous! People are playing my records. If they want to play my records that means people still want to hear me." I quit that job and decided to go to work. I had never called on any of my friends to give me a helping hand, but at that time I did. I called Lou Adler and told him I needed a little financial help to get back on my feet. I also called Dionne Warwick, and she helped me. It was just to get going again; just to give me a little push. Because you need financial help, I don't care which way you go.

Thankfully, Darlene's made a triumphant comeback. You can't keep a good Diva down.

These backing vocalists (women and men) enhanced the performances of legendary music stars yet until now, they haven't been given the recognition and respect they deserve.

Mick Jagger paying much-deserved respect to backup singer, Lisa Fischer.

There are many more stories in this award-winning documentary. And there's FABULOSITY GALORE.

If my recommendation isn't good enough for you Bitches, take a look at the list of accolades the film has received.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer Solstice Saturday

The solstice heralds the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

This year, the solstice falls on June 21 at 6:51 A.M. EDT.

[photos via]

Be ready for it, Bitches.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Have Gin, Will Travel

June 14 was World Gin Day but we here at Infomaniac know that EVERY day is gin day.

For those of you who frequent the Gincuzzi, why not try something new? How about a bar on a bicycle?

The Travelling Gin Company is a travelling pop-up bar.

Two Brits dispense gin-based concoctions from their vintage bicycle.

Cocktails on wheels. We here at Infomaniac say "Bottoms up!" to that.

Stuff Dads Teach You

Armpit farts, amongst other things.


For those of you who have not mastered this skill, there are dozens of video tutorials at your disposal. Google it yourselves, Bitches.

What did your dads teach you?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Filthy Friday on Saturday - Picnic Edition

This post is for an Infomaniac Bitch who emailed asking, "Please could we have more Filthy Fridays on your blog?"...


And for the Infomaniac Bitch who found our previous offering "far too twink-like."

And for the Infomaniac Bitch who said of our previous post, "This young man is too young... and probably doesn't know how to make a nice cup of tea, nor how to decorate a plate with an arrangement of chocolate Hobnobs."

As usual, click pic to enlarge.

Friday, June 13, 2014


It's time for a little football totty. Today we present Brazilian boy wonder Neymar...

You're welcome.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Sport and Summer and Such

What with watching the World Cup, the onset of summer sunshine, and projects aplenty, posts will be sporadic over the next couple of months here on Infomaniac.

I shall see you now and then nonetheless.

Stay tuned, Bitches.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Back to the Beach

Back to the bitch beach. Where you'll find Miss Normadesmond...


Friday, June 06, 2014

Gardening Exercise Day

Today is Gardening Exercise Day: "a day when people are encouraged to get off the couch, head out into the garden, and tend their patches."

Let our AyeM8y show you how...

When you're finished, reward yourself with a siesta!...

REMINDER: We'll be holding our fourth annual Garden Photos Event late in the summer so remember to take photos of your garden in bloom. Deadline to be announced.

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Perv of the Day

When asked if the cucumber offender appeared threatening to the staff or patrons, a police officer said he wasn’t sure if there was any threat.

“I don’t think he had any free hands to make any threat,” the officer said.

Story here.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Anonymous Beach Bitches

Mistress MJ is still at the beach and will catch up with you Bitches later. In the meantime, Norma appears to be holding a meeting of some sort...