Seriously, if I had to choose another mother than my own, I would definitely go for Jo Frost. I don't even have kids but I love her show, how she fixes problematic families and spoiled kids. Also, she is cool without being too sweet or childish.
I wish I could take her with me one weekday and do everything I usually do. Imagine: she could start an assessment on the the bus I usually take every morning, with all the screaming, annoying kids and their indifferent parents. Maybe she could even take a look at people at the office and teach them how to behave in a more professional way. I actually wish I could materialize supernanny for all these occasions where people have no clue on how to live amongst others. She would open her laptop: "Oh! I see Leticia is in desperate need of help. I'm on my way!"
Last Sunday Brazilians got to exercise their right as citizens and vote. Besides president, senator etc, we had to elect federal deputies for every state. Surprisingly (or not...) in São Paulo, the chosen deputy-most voted deputy in the entire country-was a clown. Not calling names or anything, the guy is a real clown. "Tiririca", as he's called, is quite famous in Brazil and started his career long ago as a singing clown. His first released song, "Florentina", became a hit, played on most national radio stations. Here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIDyetR65JE. You are probably wondering why
it got big, since it's bad. We Brazilians know it's bad too, but we seem to have this fixation for bad, annoying stuff. Maybe that's why Tiririca was elected after all.
So, clown guy got more than one million votes, guaranteeing a seat at the parliament. Today, barely two days after elections, came the shocking news: Tiririca might not be eligible for the deputy position under allegations of being illiterate.
Let's see how it's going to turn out. He could actually be a good politician despite the fact he wouldn't be able to write a law project nor read any for a start. The clown drama is to be continued.
(Picture: slogan from his campaign, "Vote Tiririca, it can't get worse than it already is")
These are posters from an awareness campaign in Singapure against breast cancer. They want women to ask themselves if they are giving importance to the right things on their bodies: having a pimple or a big butt or having a bump in the breasts that could kill.