Justin Bieber's 'do is a "don't." (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles…)
Just like guests who obliviously kick back on your couch long after the holiday party has ended, the year winds down with a handful of things that have overstayed their welcome in the pop culture arena. We'd like to offer a gentle tap on the shoulder and a cab ride into anonymity for the following:
If those shoes performed as advertised, we'd all have Brooke Burke's badonkadonk and Kim Kardashian's curves by now. Enough said.
The Bieber 'Do
Unless your birth certificate says " Justin Bieber" on it, let the mop-of-swept-hair thing go, ahhight?
No one watching you fiddle with your new iPad is enjoying it anywhere near as much as you are. (Guy reading a script in the valet line at Pizzeria Mozza, this means you.)
The whole "Kardashian Kard" debacle — the prepaid debit card endorsed by the clan was removed from the market less than a month after it launched — should have been a sign from above. (Note to team Kardashian: the more stuff you slap your name on, the less valuable it is.)
Sprinkles, Crumbs, Magnolia Bakery – the high-end cupcake racket has spread like a muffin top over the waistline of Los Angeles.
When you send an e-mail, a breaking news alert about trapped Chilean miners is worth clicking the "high importance" button. The fact that your client's skin moisturizer has a new label is not.
Adults Who Play Facebook Games
If a Facebook "friend" tells you: A) They need some magical brown eggs or B) They've just become a seventh-level Yakuza, both of you should be well below voting age.