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American Idle: the centerpiece of the couch potato’s crib…

Winner, August  2010

The bleachers, the front row, the hearth-pew: the couch is the multi-functional center of family rooms the world around.  And so it’s no surprise that so many of us develop warm, deep relationships with our divans.

And by the same token, it should come as no surprise that…  well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The Worldwide Ugliest Couch Contest selects sofas each month, then an annual winner.

The Ugliest Couch in the World for 2010

Decorating tips galore at Worldwide Ugliest Couch Contest.

As we select our seats, we might wish a fashionable birthday to haute couture designer, television host (Eurotrash), and costumier (Besson’s The Fifth Element, Almodóvar’s Kika, Jeunet’s The City of Lost Children)– the bad boy (well, a bad boy) of fashion, John-Paul Gaultier.  He was born  on this date in 1952.

Gaultier at the close of a Paris runway show (source)

Hands up!…

For the Holiday travellers among our readers, a tribute– from Frank Sinatra himself– to the friendly folks at the TSA…

via Laughing Squid.

As we rethink the balance between “safety” and freedom, we might recall that it was on this date in 1976 that apneist Jacques Mayol, later Luc Besson’s inspiration for the film The Big Blue, became the first man to swim to a depth of 100 meters undersea without breathing equipment.

Mayol, headed down (source)

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