For a woman who spent much of her life pinched for pennies, Jane Austen sure makes a handy marketing tool today. For example, on my way into a Jane Austen Festival dance workshop at the local Guildhall (another soaring, cake-like interior), I was handed a flyer for a “Georgian Lunch Menu,” offering 20 percent off for…
Greetings from Bath, England, where I’m currently attending the fifteenth annual Jane Austen Festival, on the two-hundredth-year anniversary of both the publication of Emma and the Battle of Waterloo, in an attempt to probe the outer limits of my own deep fondness for Austen’s oeuvre. Yes, I am dressing up.
JK. It's just a cat who's really into her nice warm sudsy bath and will not let you take her out of it. Or it's cat gazpacho. Your choice.
Tiny soaped-up dogs, man. That shit is ALL the cuteness. Unsurprisingly, the three puppies aren't into their bath as much as we are into watching it, but they're out soon enough and being warmed by Mommy's hair dryer. (The definition of derp: That pug at 1:11 in the video while it's being dried.)
As if the soaping of one unhappy Reginald the kitten wasn't self-explanatory, everything is taken up a notch by the priceless booming voiceover narration of this clip. Not to mention the sweeping John Williams-sounding score.
This poor, perpetually shivering creature can find no purchase on the slippery corners of the tub as it tries desperately to escape the aquatic hell its owner has subsumed it in. But the kitty can certainly motor! Don't feel too bad for the amphibious feline — sphynx cats require regular baths to wash away the oil…
A woman who arrived at a New Orleans hospital with an arm infection left sans one arm, thanks to recreational injections of bath salts, an increasingly popular and incredibly dumb drug that no one should ever use, ever. Seriously. Don't inject yourself with bath salts, you guys. Good lord.
With a toothbrush! That's amazing!
Lush is trying to start a revolution in the bath: They're calling their latest fizzing bath product a "ballistic," and have named the product Guantanamo Garden. "When immersed in water, each product releases a photograph of Sami Al Haj or Binyam Mohamed, who are prisoners at Guantanamo, and information on how to learn…