Amelia McDonell-Parry

Born and raised in California, Amelia moved to NYC after graduating from the University of California at Santa Cruz. After toiling away at Interview, Rolling Stone and Maxim magazines, she made the move online and has been basking in the harsh glow of her laptop screen ever since. When she's not spending her days editing and writing (about topics as vast as feminism, Ryan Gosling, "Star Trek," and the latest D-list sex tape), Amelia is buying peonies, hanging with her dog Lucca and dreaming about her next vacation. Email Amelia at amelia[at]thefrisky.com

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Rogue Pooper On The Loose In Portland, Plus 10 Other Poop Bandits

Shit is going down in Portland, Oregon, y’all. A truly crappy state of affairs, residents are on the lookout for an as-yet-unidentified gentleman who has been seen evacuating his bowels in public spaces across their fair city. Yes, I said gentleman, as he travels with his own toilet paper and at least has the courtesy to wipe when he’s done,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2015

Did Demi Lovato “Flick” A Girl’s Vagina At A Meet-And-Greet?

That’s the rumor! Plus, Lucy Liu had a baby and Justin Bieber has a new song/video. …

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2015

Oof: Miley Cyrus Says Nicki Minaj Is “Not Too Kind,” Doesn’t Respect Her “Anger” Over VMA Snub

Miley, I’m gonna need you to sit in child’s pose for the remainder of this post.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2015

Facebook Celebrates Women’s Equality Day With A Little Historical Inaccuracy

Yesterday, in addition to being National Dog Day, was also Women’s Equality Day. If you logged on to Facebook, you were no doubt greeted with a personalized version of the message above. A nice sentiment, sure — who doesn’t want to celebrate women’s equality, right? — except it’s also hugely inaccurate, in that the majority of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2015

Alison Parker & Adam Ward’s WDBJ Colleagues Pay Tribute To Murdered Journalists

“We want to pause and reflect and share once again what made these two so special.”

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 27, 2015

Happy National Dog Day! Let’s Celebrate By Worshiping Lucca!

Happy National Lucca (& Other Dogs Too) Day! Lucca is my dog. Please humor me while I use this bullshit but great holiday to worship at her perfect paws.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2015

Virginia Shooter Bryce Williams Has Died

He also allegedly faxed a 23-page “manifesto” to ABC News, claiming he was motivated by anger over the shooting at a church in Charleston last month.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2015

This Cecil The Lion “Killer Dentist” Costume Is Perfect For Halloween (If You’re Terrible)

If having a laugh at the expense of trans women like Caitlyn Jenner doesn’t sound like your ideal Halloween, here’s another tasteless costume to consider: Cecil the Lion’s “Killer Dentist” Walter Palmer! For $59.99, 15 percent of which will allegedly go to “a Wildlife Foundation,” Costumeish.com will send you “a severed lion’s head mask, bloody…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2015

Was Jay Wilds The Anonymous Tipster Who Pointed The Police At Adnan Syed?

And was he secretly paid for his assistance and testimony via that $3075 Crime Stoppers reward?

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 26, 2015

Undisclosed Podcasters Uncover Massive Brady Violation That Should All But Guarantee Adnan Syed A New Trial

Last night’s episode of the Undisclosed podcast dropped the biggest bombshell yet about the Adnan Syed case. It involves a Brady violation so blatant that it, at the very least, could very well lead to a new trial.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2015

This “Call Me Caitlyn” Halloween Costume Is Transphobic AF

Sigh. It’s only August and this year’s crop of offensive and #problematic Halloween costumes are already starting to roll in. AnytimeCostumes.com is selling this “Call Me Caitlyn” costume in its men’s section, offering dudes (well, the costume is “unisex” but let’s be real) the chance to “dress as the softer side of the popular Olympian,&#8221…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2015

Jessa Duggar Posts Awfully Convenient Bible Verse About Forgiveness Following Brother Josh’s Cheating Admission

Plus, Kelly Osbourne vs. Giuliana Rancic, and Wiz Khalifa gets taken down by the po-po for refusing to get off his HOVERBOARD.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2015

Group Of Black Women Kicked Off Napa Valley Wine Train After White Woman Complains About Their Laughter

Today in White Women Are Pretty Much The Worst*: a group of 12 women (11 Black and one White) were kicked off a train taking them on a wine tour of the Napa Valley, after a white woman (pictured above) complained to train staff that the women’s laughter was annoying her. She also remarked, “This i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 24, 2015

Pro-Tip: Don’t Inject Your Dick With Viagra

Man, the things dudes will do for a long-lasting erection. Look, I’m not a “pro” at having a penis, but I am a “pro” at knowing when one is erect enough to do fun stuff with, and for a long enough length of time — and that point is well before it’s been injected with…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2015

Dr. Dre (Finally) Apologizes For Abusive Past: “I Deeply Regret What I Did”

In the wake of “Straight Outta Compton”‘s box office success and renewed attention on his past abuse of many woman, Dr. Dre has finally apologized for this behavior in a statement to The New York Times:
“Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head with no real…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2015

True Story: Learning To Love My Adult ADHD

It’s a long walk to the nurse’s office between lunch and recess; if I get there quickly, before my friends notice I’m gone, then I won’t have to reveal why I’m temporarily missing from the cafeteria. If someone does catch me mid-journey, then I tell them I’m going to take my “allergy medication” — a…

Rachel Brodsky / August 21, 2015

Anna Duggar Will Stand By Her Man, Likely Take Some Blame For Josh Duggar’s Indiscretions

Plus, two more women accuse Bill Cosby of rape and I am being stalked by a squirrel named Chad.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 21, 2015

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