Afternoon Tea 2.10.09

Joaquin Pheonix has got to be joking. He’s replaced his sexy looks with this scruffy beard and wiry long hair (Generally, I would be all over this look, but for some reason it’s not working for me). He’s also replaced his acting career with a rapping career that mirrors that of K-Fed’s. This is a joke.{Sun}
Yesterday, in President Obama’s first news conference, he said that his administration is seeking openings in which conversations with Iran can begin. Now Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who formerly said that the US must apologize for its “past crimes,” says Iran is “ready for dialogue with the US” as long at is is “fundamental.” {BBC}
Alexander Wang paired up with Planned Parenthood to design a limited-edition premium line of condoms called Proper Attire. All profits from these designer duds for you or your boy’s dick go to Planned Parenthood. {NYMag}
General Motors is set to lay off 10,000 salaried workers. Is Congress ready to listen to Obama when he says “failure to act ‘could turn a crisis into a catastrophe?'” {NYT}

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