|Tim Gunn with Thunder Down Under on Project Runway|
|Paloma Faith, my new obsession|
Just as history was made on The Amazing Race earlier this week when John and Jessica became the first team to be eliminated while still holding an Express Pass, a new precedent was set on Project Runway when no winner was chosen. Yes, designs can be so bad than no one gets first place. They should do that at the Oscars or the Tonys. "And the winner is...nobody!" I would have given Michelle the prize for her steampunk vest look, which was actually OK, but I guess Heidi, Nina, Zac, and that actress from some show thought OK was not good enough.
Next I caught the repeat of Comic Book Men which consisted of a bunch of guys trying sell old junk. Not too much exciting. Two weeks ago there was a guy and his middle-aged son selling a copy of the first appearance of Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy to pay for the private-school tuition of the son's twin daughters. They wanted $18,000. Now you just know that's the exact amount of the school fees. But Walter only offered $3,000. A few days later, I was in the Time Machine comic book store and we looked up the value of that issue. The lowest Grade Z evaluation for the book was $3,000.
As the evening ended I flipped channels and happened on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live from Austin, Texas for the SWSX festival. Seated next to Andy Cohen was a fabulous creature in turquoise rubber skirt and matching headdress and a wild print top with mile-wide shoulders. Who was this amazing-looking woman with the Cockney accent and drag sense of style? Apparently it's this new British singer named Paloma Faith. I don't usually follow pop music, but she had me a first glance. I didn't even need to hear her sing, which she did at the end of the show and was spectacular.