April 4, 2010

Unusable factoid of the week: The Gwen-Gaga connection

Like 10 zillion other people, I have a bit of a fascination with Lady Gaga at the moment. Oh, not for her music; I find it to be like mildly tacky aural wallpaper, though I'm hardly the target demographic. But I admire that the fact that Gaga has actual, veritable star power: You can't not pay attention to her. Sadly, this is shockingly rare in our current pop culture—take a "star" like Shia LaBeouf, about whom the most interesting thing is his name.

This is particularly remarkable considering that I really have no idea what Lady Gaga looks like—I recently saw her photo on a magazine cover and had no idea it was her till I caught a glance at the cover line. She's making hay off the whole "showbiz-chameleon" trope, but she's really, really good at it; she changes her look so often and so radically, she makes David Bowie look like Lawrence Welk. I'm really eager to see what will have become of her two, five, ten years down the road.

I just finished the cover story in the new issue of New York magazine, about Gaga's dizzyingly rapid rise from upper-middle-class New Yorker with dreams of fame to the world's biggest pop star; she was still a nobody in 2007, still a dance-music curio only one year ago. It's well written and balanced, and it gives nice peek into Gaga's mind without being insufferable. But it reminded me of a factoid I recently stumbled upon that I've been unable to form into a usable BQT question. So here it is, our second ever Unusable Factoid of the Week:

Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Germanotta (mean girls at her high school called her "the Germ," New York tells us). And while she pronounces it like Stephanie, it's interesting that her first name has the exact same spelling as the last name of another A-list pop-music starlet, Gwen Stefani.
Perhaps Gwen (who I was kind of into 15 years ago) is on her way down, as Gaga is on her way up, though one could imagine a Billboard-charts Dr. Frankenstein constructing a hideously squeaky-voiced hybrid, Gwen Stefani Germanotta, a.k.a. Lady DoubtDoubt.
A meaningless coincidence, to be sure, but that's the stuff trivia question dreams are made of, after all. It just felt like too much work to elegantly form into the BQT-caliber entry. So enjoy it here.

And hey, after our three-week break, the BQT is back tomorrow night, 7:30pm at Crash Mansion. Not-So-Secret Secret Clue tomorrow morning!

8 comments:

Bill Scurry said...

In addition to looking like Amanda Lepore, Gwen Stefani sings as well as Yoko Ono. Gaga is where it's at.

Coach Factory said...

kate spade outlet, true religion, toms shoes, coach factory, nike shoes, longchamp outlet, prada handbags, oakley sunglasses, chanel handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, ray ban, michael kors, true religion jeans, michael kors, tiffany and co, louis vuitton outlet online, tory burch outlet, air max, ray ban sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, louboutin, oakley sunglasses, nike air max, jordan shoes, nike air max, coach purses, true religion outlet, gucci outlet, burberry outlet online, michael kors outlet online, kate spade handbags, longchamp handbags, longchamp handbags, louis vuitton handbags, coach outlet store, nike free, air jordan, air max, michael kors handbags clearance, michael kors outlet, cheap michael kors, prada outlet, louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors outlet online, nike free, coach outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet

Coach Factory said...

ugg boots, soccer jerseys, louboutin, oakley vault, canada goose, marc jacobs, gucci, ugg boots, babyliss pro, insanity, oakley sunglasses outlet, mcm handbags, celine handbags, chi flat iron, ghd, ralph lauren, tn pas cher, oakley outlet, canada goose, oakley sunglasses cheap, cheap sunglasses, valentino shoes, canada goose outlet, oakley vault, oakley, canada goose, oakley outlet, ugg, soccer shoes, bottega veneta, oakley sunglasses cheap, oakley sunglasses outlet, uggs on sale, p90x, canada goose, moncler, asics, cheap oakley sunglasses, ugg boots, cheap oakley sunglasses, herve leger, moncler outlet, jimmy choo, moncler, ray ban, canada goose outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, cheap sunglasses, moncler

Coach Factory said...

hollister, nike trainers, air max, yoga pants, hollister, louboutin, rolex watches, mac cosmetics, abercrombie and fitch, north face jackets, wedding dresses, abercrombie and fitch, nike huarache, oakley pas cher, beats by dre, ralph lauren, timberland, mont blanc, mulberry, louis vuitton, new balance shoes, converse shoes, nike air max, supra shoes, lancel, louis vuitton, montre pas cher, ferragamo shoes, karen millen, instyler ionic styler, roshe run, nfl jerseys, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, ralph lauren, giuseppe zanotti, vans, north face outlet, reebok outlet, birkin bag, lululemon, ray ban pas cher, nike free, burberry, longchamp, hermes, hogan, nike roshe, juicy couture outlet, michael kors

Anonymous said...

moncler outlet
kevin durant shoes
zumba workout
ugg boots cheap
ugg boots uk
burberry outlet
canada goose outlet
ugg boots clearance sale
uggs black friday 2014
tods outlet
canada goose jackets
ugg black friday
uggs on sale
cheap uggs for sale
uggs black friday 2014
uggs on sale
cheap uggs
prada outlet
ugg boots sale
ugg uk
uggs outlet online
nike air max 2015
pandora jewelry outlet
cheap uggs
uggs sale
uggs sale
cheap ugg boots
ugg outlet online
ugg outlet
cheap uggs uk
louboutin shoes
uggs sale
north face jackets on sale
ugg outlet
ugg sale

风骚达哥 said...

20160325 junda
calvin klein outlet
kate spade outlet
burberry uk
michael kors outlet
chi flat iron
michael kors
nike roshe run women
true religion jeans
michael kors outlet online
pandora charms
michael kors outlet online
running shoes
sac longchamp pliage
polo ralph lauren
converse all star
ralph lauren pas cher
coach purses
sac longchamp
salvatore ferragamo
toms outlet
coach outlet
chaussure louboutin
coach factory outlet
coach outlet online
pandora jewelry
michael kors handbags
skechers shoes
cheap uggs
michael kors outlet online
coach outlet store online
michael kors handbags
supra shoes
cheap ugg boots
vans shoes
michael kors outlet online
omega watches
rolex watches
instyler max
canada goose outlet
nike air max shoes

方松腾 said...

TEN0409
babyliss flat iron
mulberry handbags
longchamp handbags
mulberry handbags
michael kors uk
mulberry handbags
hollister uk
tiffany jewellery
oakley sunglasses uk
fitflops uk
fitflops shoes
ralph lauren outlet
ralph lauren pas cher
tiffany and co
oakley sunglasses wholesale
hollister shirts
tiffany outlet
hollister shirts
coach outlet store
mulberry sale
oakley sunglasses
oakley sunglasses wholesale
ray ban sunglasses
oakley sunglasses
hollister clothing
kate spade handbags
burberry outlet online
coach outlet online
true religion jeans
burberry outlet

mmjiaxin said...

michael kors purses
ralph lauren uk
http://www.cheapairjordan.uk
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
retro jordans
fitflops clearance
http://www.kobeshoes.uk
nike air huarache
cheap ralph lauren
nike zoom kobe
cheap watches,cheap rolex watches,rolex watches for men,buy rolex online
kobe basketball shoes
mlb jerseys authentic
michael kors handbags
cheap oakley sunglasses
nike huarache
cheap retro jordans
kobe byrant shoes
http://www.oakleyoutlet-store.com
toms outlet store
toms outlet store
michael kors handbags
tiffany,tiffany and co,tiffany and co jewelry,tiffany necklace,tiffany bracelet,tiffany ring,tiffany earrings
tiffany and co outlet online
yeezy boost 350
michael kors outlets
tiffany online
michael kors outlet clearance
adidas nmd
tiffany and co uk
chrome hearts
ralph lauren online
adidas nmd
cheap oakley sunglasses
gg