Saturday, 19 April 2008

Life's Short - Get A Divorce Campaign

An all-female law firm is turning heads in Chicago with a new billboard and a blunt message:

"Life's Short. Get a Divorce.''

The billboard, sponsored by Fetman, Garland & Associates, Ltd., a firm that specializes in divorce cases, features the six-pack abs of a headless male torso and tanned female cleavage heaving forth from a black lace bra.

The ad is the brainchild of Corri Fetman, who told ABC News' Law & Justice Unit, "Law firm advertising is boring…everything's always the same. It's lawyers in libraries with a suit on and the law books behind them. They don't say anything. What, I should hire you because you have a law degree? C'mon. So we wanted to try something different."

Reaction from those who work in and around Chicago's divorce courts has been less than enthusiastic.

"It's grotesque,'' said John Ducanto, past president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. "It's totally undignified and offensive."

"It trivializes divorce and I think it's absolutely disgusting," Rick Tivers, a clinical social worker at the Center for Divorce Recovery in Chicago, told ABC News. "Divorce is traumatic enough without this kind of [advertising]. We try and help people go through the divorce process with as much integrity as possible. A lot of my work is helping people grieve the loss of a divorce, and their own sense of betrayal. This makes divorce seem like it's not a big deal, and it's a huge deal for many people.''

Ducanto called on the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Committee of Supreme Court of Illinois to sanction Fetman. "I don't think they'll just let this pass,'' said Ducanto, who seemed genuinely hurt by the ad. "I have been in practice for 52 years, and I've worked my ass off to change the image of this particular area of the legal practice, and to see some punk try and pervert the whole image in the interest of lucre. … Sure, she's got a lot of attention, but it's like a guy who spits on a table — you got the attention, sure, but what kind of attention is it? This has to be the Academy Award of bad taste''.

But Fetman defends the billboard, almost gleefully. Recycling popular catch phrases seems to come naturally to her. "Lawyers don't cause divorces. People cause divorces,'' she said. "If you think somebody's going to look at a billboard and go out and get a divorce as a result, you're insulting the intelligence of people. If that's the case, our next billboard is going to read, 'Gimme Your Money.' "

As far as Fetman is concerned, it's a lighthearted splash of color in an otherwise dreary area of legal advertisement. "It promotes happiness,'' she said. "It promotes happiness and personal integrity."

And happiness may be something that Fetman, a divorcee, is seeking herself. "By the way, the male body on the billboard? That's my personal trainer, Chuck Sanow," Fetman told ABC News, her girlish voice rising just so. "He's a Chicago firefighter and he owns a gym."

Lifesshort says "Big up to Fetman...Booooooooo to Ducanti". Like Fetman, we're not advocating divorce as the route to happiness, but if that's what yer need then, get on it ! And po-faced moaners are not invited to the Lifesshort party so Ducanti is blacklisted.

Whatever you do someone will say "You shouldn't do that, it's naughty", like you're in the infants school and the teacher says you can't lick your tongue out at people - will it hurt anyone ?

Ha ha - Fetman, we salute you ;)

Friday, 11 April 2008


Foam Parties

What is a FOAM PARTY?

A foam party is the best invention since the nightclub!

Although the idea of dancing away and having thousands of litres of foam sprayed all over you until you are covered to neck height may sound a little strange, messy or bizarre - the reality is that it is the greatest and most enjoyable enhancement to a disco.

You might think foam is made from water and soap (am I going to get all cold and wet and sticky?). Not so!! Although your clothes will get damp, you will not feel cold or wet when you are in the foam (in fact it actually keeps you warm!).

Normally at a Foam Party the foam will not start until the party is a few hours old, to let everyone get into the party mood. Then the foam machine or cannons are turned on covering everyone with foam and filling the dance area (about 5 foot deep). Foam cannons usually spray a thick jet of foam up to 8m into the dance area, moving side to side until everyone is covered. A foam machine pours masses of foam down directly onto the dance floor (it may move along slowly).

When the foam level drops, more foam will be added covering everyone up again. This may happen several times on a night, depending on how quickly the foam dissipates. Towards the end of the party the foam level will drop to about 1 foot (some patrons may be seen rolling around on the floor!).

The foam consistency will vary from party to party. Sometimes it will be light and fluffy, other times thicker. The thicker foams tend to cling more and last longer. There are different types (and qualities) of foam liquid available (used by the machines to generate the foam).
The most important thing about foam parties is that everyone who goes to one has loads of fun and enjoys the experience, however crazy it sounds! If you haven't been to a foam party at least once, you haven't lived! Highly recommended! :)

What to wear

It is best if you DON'T wear your very best clothes. They won't be ruined, but may suffer some water marking (not recommended on leather!).

If it is warm or hot, girls tend to wear a bikini either with or without shorts. Others will take their top off and wear their bra with shorts or skirt. Most guys will wear just a pair of shorts.
Once soaked with foam most clothing will cling to your skin, and some materials will become see through. Choose your clothing accordingly!

Check me out here having the time of me life :)

Posted by Discobicky, Female, Lifesshort Member