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Reasons to snog, marry and avoid Banksy, Mark Ruffalo and Will Smith

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Banksy and Will Smith

Global Cool would like to give a warm welcome to our newest writer Rebecca Sellitti – one of the wittiest and prettiest gals we know. She’ll be bringing you the hottest gossip from the land of celeb each week – enjoy…


By Rebecca Sellitti

Snog
I never thought I’d be willing to smooch someone whose face I have never seen (yes I can be a bit shallow, judge away), but this week I’m putting appearance aside and naming the pseudonymous graffiti artist Banksy, as the celebrity I’d most like to snog.

The street artist/hipster icon is spending October in New York City, and has already produced several pieces heavy with the theme of social consciousness.

One exhibit in particular earned the camera-shy artist massive amounts of praise from animal rights organisations the world over. Banksy really hammered home the issue of animal cruelty with a performance piece entitled The Sirens of the Lambs. Banksy’s disturbing creation called for an old, slaughterhouse delivery truck to be filled with animatronic plush farm toys and driven down the street, as a soundtrack of ‘agonized animals’ was blasted from the car’s loudspeaker. The first stop for the Wailing Wagon was NYC’s Meatpacking District (naturally), but the truck (looking  like something out of a Wallace & Gromit short) eventually wound up traveling all over Lower Manhattan so that the kind-hearted artist could be sure that the sounds of tortured livestock would be heard by everyone!

While I feel sorry for the children who were traumatized by the experience, I applaud Banksy for forcing adults to stop turning a blind eye to the horrific conditions many of America’s farm animals are forced to endure.


Marry
Mark RuffaloEver since I saw the movie 13 Going On 30 I have wanted to marry the dashing actor Mark Ruffalo. Now that I’ve discovered the Oscar nominee is a hard-core environmental activist, I finally have an excuse to exchange pretend nuptials with the man!  Thank you Global Cool, for giving me the chance to pseudo-wed Mr. Ruffalo, this week’s most marriage-worthy eco-celeb.

One only has to peruse The Hulk’s twitter account to recognise the importance he places on sustainability. Mr. Ruffalo, who has been deemed the poster child for the anti-fracking movement, works his adorable tail off educating the public about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (that’s the smarty-pants term for fracking).  The gravelly-voiced actor recently attended the “Save Our Beer” event in NYC, where he spoke out about the very real possibility that fracking could result in the contamination of our beer supply. Talk about hitting Americans where it hurts!

Ruffles (my pet name for the actor), is a real eco-force to be reckoned with. If I worked for a fracking company, I’d avoid a fight with Mr. Banner at all costs. They don’t want to make the man angry. They REALLY wouldn’t like him when he’s angry!!


Avoid
It’s not just PARENTS who don’t understand Will Smith; I myself am having a difficult time comprehending the logic behind the construction of the behemoth double-decker mobile home the Men in Black actor uses when filming away from L.A. But I DO know that Will’s fondness for extravagance is enough to land him in this week’s ‘avoid’ column.

Smith’s gargantuan trailer, nicknamed ‘The Heat’ (cue the eye roll) is a veritable vehicular giant, apparently the product of five average-sized trailers being condensed into one oversized, Frankensteinian hunk of metal. I realize that Big Willie is a big guy, but I somehow doubt the actor is so enormous that only a bus the size of a football field can accommodate his frame.

Mr. Smith is lucky I haven’t yet discovered how many miles he’s logged in his trailer, because I can just imagine the amount of fuel it would take just to tote that eyesore across the block. The gas-guzzling issue aside, the humongous trailer displays a level of decadence that is particularly distasteful. Will’s ‘mansion on wheels’ boasts leather coaches, fourteen televisions, and a personal movie theatre that fits up to thirty people. Oh, and nearly every door and window in the mobile home is remote controlled. Heaven forbid The Fresh Prince should have to manually open the door to his own closet! When are these celebs going to stop buying vehicles to fit their egos rather than their bodies?

Will’s always been ahead of the curve when it comes to style, so let me encourage the ‘Bad Boy’ to embrace the concept of minimalism (you know, less is more). Because, let’s face it Will, the kind of excess your bus represents hasn’t been en vogue since you and my whole generation were running around  “getting jiggy” with ourselves!


frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you a few ways (the ones in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
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Do it in public (not the car/plane)/


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