Live Blogging Project Runway, Week 2

Another episode of Project Runway is about to start, and you're cordially invited to join our commenter live blog. It's fun and easy to enter—just like an "I like myself" pocket!

How easy, I hear you ask? Very easy! All you have to do is turn on your TV and start posting comments below this post when the episode starts (at 9 pm Eastern, on Lifetime). You'll get the hang of it quicker than Tim Gunn can say "pubic patch!"

Last week, we all got the season off to a roaring start. The episode was good, the comments were better, and everyone seemed to have a great time. Here are a few highlights from the evening:

  • When designers had to make garments out of their own pajamas, commenter katekate is squared declared: "Finally, being a fattie in the fashion industry pays off! More fabric!"
  • One our best (and most tasteless) new nicknames came courtesy of commenter misslinda—"Uniball" for Anthony, a reference to the aftermath of his testicular-cancer surgery. New rule: Drink whenever Uniball plays the cancer card or the colorblindness card. (Did I mention he's colorblind?)
  • Many of us were annoyed by the stunt of casting 20 designers and eliminating five of them on the first episode. Commenter AubreySilver remarked: "Maybe next season they'll start with 50 people and kick someone off every commercial break."
  • We learned that there's apparently a token straight guy this season after all: Joshua the weepy Mormon, who told us he's just "waiting for the right girl" to come along. Hopefully for him, he won't be wearing one of his own menswear creations when she arrives.
  • The "curse of the great nickname" struck again when Rafael, whom we'd just dubbed "Black Justin Bieber" (thanks to gerbilsoutofexile), got the boot. Apparently, the judges didn't appreciate his ingenious "magic fattening pants," which somehow made his slender model look chubby.

And, of course, there were many funny quips among the thousand-plus comments everyone posted. I've collected a few of my favorites in this highlights post, so be sure to check that out when you get a chance.

OK, that's enough dwelling on the past. Let's look to the future! During the next 90 minutes of it, we can anticipate the following:

  • Fifteen designers will have to create garments out of whatever they can grab at a pet store—except, fortunately, actual pets.
  • We'll meet Stacey Bendet, founder of Alice + Olivia and inventor of "Stacey Pants," which are supposedly the greatest pants in the history of pants or something.
  • One of the judges will say: "It looks like she's nursing triplets!" Orange you wondering which one?

I'll leave you to puzzle over that last little riddle while we all prepare for tonight's live blog. The show will start soon, so if you have a special pair of pants you want to wear for the occasion—such as Stacey pants, or I-like-myself pants, or magic fattening pants—you might want to run put them on now. I'll meet you down in the comments!