Afternoon Tea 7.10.08

NYTimes says that sunglasses may be the new “must have” luxury item for the kids who wanna be somebody, with overall prices taking a $100 increase in recent months. And the high fashion hopefuls keep shopping. {NYTimes}

The votes are in and author Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children has just won the Best of the Booker Prize. “Voted for by the public,” this enchanting novel totally deserves it. {BBC}

Today is the greatest day I’ve ever known! OK well not really, but I just found out that Smashing Pumpkins’ are planning a 20th anniversary tour, beginning with performances in more intimate venues and then switching to larger concert halls in Chi, LA and NYC. Hmmm, it may be wise to skip town to catch them on a smaller scene. {Rolling Stone}

I am getting more excited about Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movie every time I read about it. Just found out that Robert Downey Junior is going to play the titular sleuth. So that’s my BF Sacha Cohen, RDJ and Mr. Funny Pants Will Ferrell. Excitement confirmed.{Eonline}

Iran keeps testing missiles and the US keeps getting more and more TO’d. {Al Jazeera}

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