Before we get into Lana Del Rey's "Blue Jeans" video, we should probably mention the cover art, where she's supposedly dead or being choked or something. This is ridiculous, and how it's ridiculous has been stated much better than I could, so I'll just quote: "If this is, in fact, a photo of Del Rey in a choke-hold, it is the daintiest choke-hold I have ever seen. This is how you hold your hand while choking a dormouse or a doll made out of light bulbs (to be fair, "glass doll" is not that far off course from Lana Del Rey's image)."

Granted, the Artistic Angling might make this difficult to see, so let's just rotate the image to see the nontroversy in all its dubious glory:

Yes. She's lying down on the beach with her eyes closed, as one does, and the guy's pose says nothing as much as "Huh. I never knew you had a freckle on your chin there." This is not noteworthy, especially not from an artist whose covers half look like photoshopping Instagram and half like bra-clad American Gothic recreations. This is Aesthetics 101. Simple stuff.

Anyway, the video is nothing like the cover; it's just a lot of black-and-white shots of those two at the pool in various stages of swimming, undress, blur and slo-mo, with some crocodile business that's supposedly threatening but very missable. In other words, this is essentially a Twilight video. Replace Lana Del Rey and Tattoos Del Smolder with the proper characters, and this could count as a fanvid. Can't you see it?

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Entertainment Close-up November 7, 2010 Groupon, a shopping website that offers a daily deal on the best local goods, services and cultural events, launched in Halifax on October 27.

"As the capital of Nova Scotia, Halifax is home to plenty of high-quality local merchants, making it a great match for the Groupon model," said Rob Solomon, president and chief operating officer of Groupon. "We look forward to bringing residents unbeatable deals from the best Halifax businesses, while creating new revenue streams for top local merchants." "Groupon brings buyers and sellers together in a fun and collaborative way," said Solomon. "We offer the consumer a great deal they can't get anywhere else and deliver the sales directly to the merchant." During its first week in Halifax, Groupon noted its featured deals included a hair salon and local brewery. Upcoming deals include an espresso bar, yoga classes and teeth whitening. Groupon Halifax joins more than a dozen existing Canadian markets currently enjoying Groupon deals. in our site groupon las vegas

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