Summit Up 4-27-10: Home of Boobquakes and Fire Pants!
Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that wonders who felt, heard or saw the Boobquake
What, you didn’t hear about the Boobquake event? It all started when some Iranian cleric (can you guess what’s coming now?) made this most excellently outrageous statement:
“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes.”
He’s just asking for it, right? So in response came Jen McCreight, a student at Purdue University, who started a Facebook event called “Boobquake,” asking the women of the world to wear their most revealing outfits on Monday. Before long, she had nearly 50,000 “likes” on the page and coverage on media all over the place. Which just goes to show you that online social networking can be wildly effective at getting a message out quickly – especially when, ahem, paired with the oldest marketing and arguably most effective tool in the book … Y’know, boobs.
We were a little slow on the uptake and didn’t hear about this until we’d already dressed for work Monday. Otherwise, we would most certainly have worn our sauciest tube or tank top and the Victoria’s Secret Pushupinator, or whatever. As it was, we just had to chuckle over the ol’ Muslim cleric Middle Ages mentality. So if there are no earthquakes to report from Monday while all those boobs were roamin’ free, we can tell that ol’ cleric he was wrong. Boobs don’t cause earthquakes! It’s magma, and tectonic plates and stuff.
By the way, if you visit the Boobquake page on Facebook, you can buy cool T-shirts that say things like “Boobquake 2010: Who says science has to be boring?” and “Modestly dressed women seldom make earthquakes” or, our favorite: “Causing Boobquakes since (insert year you got your boobs).”
Spock is retiring. By that we mean to say that Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the original Star Trek series as well as in eight Star Trek films, said recently that, at 79, he’s ready to retire from acting. According to a little bit we read in the Denver Post, Nimoy said young actor Zachary Quinto – who played Spock in the recent Star Trek film (which was awesome, BTW) – is a worthy actor to carry the Spock torch forward from here.
“He’s a terrific actor, he looks the part, and it’s time to give him some space,” Nimoy said. “And I’m very flattered the character will continue.”
Very cool. And probably a good thing, too. In last year’s Star Trek film, Nimoy looked almost as scary as the ice monster that chased the new Kirk around. Quinto is a lot easier on the eyes, for sure. Look for him as Spock in 2012 when the next Star Trek film is due out.
By the way, it says here Leonard Nimoy has made about $50 million playing Spock. Not bad, not bad.
We have here a Flipper Alert! Flipper Alert! going out to Stephan Zmugg of Silverthorne. This is, we believe, our first-ever Flipper Alert and it’s being issued today because we have a press release here telling us that Stephan just graduated from the Ocean Corporation’s class in Houston, Texas to gain his Ultimate Diver Training certification.
Nice! Congrats, Stephan. And now we’ve gotta run. Until tomorrow …
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