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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Last Night’s Project Runway: Now Discussed Behind a Jump!

posted by on August 28 at 12:08 PM

I hope you’re happy, whiners.

At long last, the nice-to-look-at-but-cruddy-in-most-other-ways contestant Keith, who never met a fabric he couldn’t rip into shreds and get uppity about when it’s met with anything less than worship from the judges, was booted off Project Runway. Enjoy his characteristically self-serious farewell clip above.

In other PR-related thingies: Despite her leather fetish, Stella makes me love her more and more each week. I was gonna be so bummed if she got booted on the same show she secured her place in my heart, with her anti-running-around manifesto. (“Rushing….it’s so depressing…”) Also: congrats, Portland girl-nerd! Your outfit ruled!

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I am SO glad he's gone. As for the travails of being gay in Utah, I'm sympathetic, but I think there might be other ways to get out of that state that don't involve winning prizes.

Posted by Fnarf | August 28, 2008 12:09 PM

I was hoping he'd be the next to go. I think the lesson here (and with Daniel) is DON'T fight with the judges no matter how snarky they get about the crap you threw together that only your close friends tell you is cool.

And lose that rediculous rat tail, for Smith's sake!

Posted by monkey | August 28, 2008 12:17 PM

What the hell is going on with his hat? Some sort of urban/hick crossover?

Posted by Dougsf | August 28, 2008 12:17 PM

Jezebel summed it up best: "Gay Mormon Meltdown". Keith was cute if he didn't open his mouth, and he was a total fuckwad to his model.

Posted by Jessica | August 28, 2008 12:17 PM

ARGH! As soon as I noticed this was a PR post, I tried to skip past it... but I totally couldn't avoid seeing that this was about Keith getting the boot. I'm normally not one to whine about spoilers but... cmon! It's only the day after the episode! And there was no way not to see what you said! Please help other sad sacks like me who couldn't watch last night's episode.

Posted by leek | August 28, 2008 12:22 PM

I have been resisting the PR naysayers who moan about how the show has gone downhill. BUT, I just cannot get into this season. I have found myself watching the opening, and then coming back to it when the runway show starts and for the analysis of the outfits (we don't have Tivo).

I just can't make myself care about the contestants this time around. Plus, orange mango dude from Seattle definitely wins the award for most annoying contestant....

Posted by Julie | August 28, 2008 12:22 PM

I still say there was nothing wrong with Keith that a week at Uncle Mark's SleepAway Camp wouldn't fix.

Posted by it'smarkmitchell | August 28, 2008 12:24 PM

Stella really is great. She's kind of completely ridiculous, but it strikes me as sincere, you know? It's not an affectation. And it seems like she actually has some chops, this episode excluded. I think she's getting to a point where people know enough about her and what she does so that she doesn't entirely need to win- those that want biker clothes know where to find her.

Also, her boyfriend is named Ratbones. I couldn't write that better.

Posted by Abby | August 28, 2008 12:27 PM

I'm with Leek!!! Double argh!!!! No warning, nothing, just a big-ass picture of the losers head at the top of the page with a good-bye. How can I ignore that?!?!?!?!?!

Posted by KatieDay | August 28, 2008 12:29 PM

Leek: Sorry about that. I considered a spoiler alert, but instead I followed the lead of other blogs, which seemed to just be running with it.

The obvious follow-up question: If other blogs jumped off a cliff, would I do it too?

Again, sorry.

Posted by David Schmader | August 28, 2008 12:31 PM

I was drafting my fantasy football team while watching this episode. I felt conflicted.

Yay for Leanne!

Posted by Nay | August 28, 2008 12:36 PM

Thanks, Schmader. Your general awesomeness will probably preserve you from the special hell reserved for Reality Show Spoilers (however, I will still be going to the special hell reserved for people who ever suggest that reality-show spoilers should be cause for anyone's damnation).

Posted by leek | August 28, 2008 12:38 PM

Fuck! Um, spoiler alert next time?

Posted by kurisu | August 28, 2008 12:45 PM

Well I guess I can delete it off my TiVo.

Here's a suggestion: Instead of lame ass excuses, how 'bout you use your magic blog powers and put it after a jump...?

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 28, 2008 12:45 PM

Fine, you fucking babies.

Posted by David Schmader | August 28, 2008 12:51 PM


It's not to late to "unspoiler" this, is it? Can't you change what you posted?

Posted by seattle mike | August 28, 2008 12:53 PM

To all you whiners about having the show ruined for you:

I didn't get a chance to watch the DNC coverage last night... should all posts about it be under a jump so I don't have the surprise ruined?

Please, accept the fact that once something has aired on TV, it is fair game for internet discussion.

Posted by Akbar Fazil | August 28, 2008 12:53 PM

What's so cute about him? Seriously, his physical appeal escapes me--did he have his shirt off in an episode I missed or something? And he is really annoying and humorless.

Posted by Nora | August 28, 2008 1:01 PM

I too love Stella, and dorky portland girl.

I have to say, even our native orange son is growing on me. He just need to learn to tailor!

And I love this season, I think the challenges are better than last season, and it has better snark from the judges.

Posted by Original Monique | August 28, 2008 1:03 PM

The judges seem to have a soft spot for Stella, too. How can you not? She's a one trick pony, but she does that rock&roll shit really well.

I actually love this season. Although, Suede still makes me cringe every time he talks. And, god, can he lay off the shout outs to all the dead men in his life?

Posted by kerri harrop | August 28, 2008 1:06 PM

Thank you Schmader. You're a doll!

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 28, 2008 1:08 PM

I was happy to see Leanne win too, although those woven seatbelts were gr8. God, Kenley is so fuckable.

Posted by left coast | August 28, 2008 1:20 PM

Akbar: Of course it's fair game for internet discussion. But unlike the DNC, Project Runway's outcome isn't so important that it needs to take its rightful place in the current-events pantheon. Slog has talked about TV and movies behind jumps in the past and it's a pleasant courtesy. Also, suck it!

Posted by leek | August 28, 2008 1:45 PM

I hate Stella. Another bogus one-note rock chick. Kenley is only fuckable if there's some way to glue her lips together or something so she can't talk; she is a seriously annoying ueberbitch. Terry, in contrast, makes bitchiness fun, the way it should be.

I disagree about this season; I think it's terrific, maybe the best yet. Clueless nimrod contestants = comedy gold. This is much, much, much better than Season 4, even if the talent level isn't as high

Posted by Fnarf | August 28, 2008 1:48 PM

"Spoiler" boobs: It's not a spoiler if it describes things that have already happened. PR was last night. If you missed it, that's your problem, not anyone else's.

Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father!

Posted by Fnarf | August 28, 2008 2:06 PM

@19 I agree. Blain bugged the crap out of me at first, but I think he was just wound up from getting out of West Seattle. He's settled nicely, and if he had only fixed the boobs on his dress, he probably would have gotten a pass on it.
Other wise- yay that Kevin and Daniel are gone. Those were the two I disliked the most. Now I don't know who I want to leave.

Posted by Enigma | August 28, 2008 2:28 PM

@25 Bastard! How dare you spoil Star Wars for me? Next you are going to tell me Princess Leia is actually Luke's sister.

Posted by PopTart | August 28, 2008 2:51 PM

how is leanne a dork?! she's the coolest girl in school.

the woven seatbelts were awwwwwful. it looked like a giant harvey's seatbelt bag -- same shape, same look.

Posted by jrrrl | August 28, 2008 3:16 PM

Leanne is the hottest chick who's ever been on the show -- and that very much includes The German and all the guest judges.

Posted by Fnarf | August 28, 2008 3:33 PM

i love stella because she reminds me of penny marshall. and no episode beats last weeks tragically amazing appearance of rupaul. its found its permanent place in my tivo.

Posted by um | August 28, 2008 4:21 PM

I think he was booted because of his sick-nasty rat tail.

Posted by umyeah... | August 28, 2008 4:49 PM

Kenley would continue talking all the way through it (her lisp is even kind of hot though). It is kind of a good season, wish they'd ditch Heidi, that queen Mikey Kors (who had sand in his vagina last night?) and that hack Garcia (editor-at-large? my ass!). More Tom Gunn please - he's surpassed himself by being even nicer than previous years.

Posted by left coast | August 28, 2008 5:12 PM

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