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FYI, Rumer Willis, Cool Dress, But We Can See Your Underwear Or Vag Shield Or Whatever

Daring look Rumer Willis wore to the ELLE Women In Music Concert huh? But is it too daring? Considering I just spent the last five minutes debating with a friend whether that pink peeking through is Rumer’s undies or some sort of VAGINAL SHIELD, I would say so. Or maybe it’s not revealing enough, as the mons pubis is still very in for spring 2014. [Photo: Splash News]

Hi/Lo: Varsity Sweater

Hi/Lo: Varsity Sweater

See that varsity tennis sweater on the left? It’s by Rag & Bone (or is it “rag & bone”? I dunno) and it is THE IT SWEATER of the season. Various fashion magazines told me so and then I’ve seen it on at least five celebrities in the last few weeks. But it is so expensive. Stupidly expensive really, which is why it’s great that those clever folks at Nasty Gal made a straight up rip-off for 85 percent less. Love? LOVE. (Plus, check out more varsity fashion below!)

Meet The “Dick Sucking Queen,” Our New Favorite Foul-Mouthed Sorority Girl

Meet The "Dick Sucking Queen," Our New Favorite Foul-Mouthed Sorority Girl
Sorority Hall Of Shame
Rebecca Martinson isn't alone. Here are 10 others crazy sorority tales... Read More »

Did I make a terrible mistake not pledging a sorority — or at least attending a school with a Greek system – in college? The sorority girls I read about in the news seem so … fun! Or at the very least wildly entertaining to gawk at. I still haven’t gotten over the ridiculous trainwreck that was Rebecca “Cunt Punt” Martinson, but a new sorority sister may have won my heart. She’s thus far anonymous, but according to the open letter she sent to Total Sorority Move, she’s a self-proclaimed ‘dick sucking queen,’ and she’s got some much-needed advice for her “sloot” sorority sisters. Behold, Dick Sucking Queen’s thoughts on, duh, sucking dick, swallowing and blacking out, amongst other, deeper pursuits: Keep reading »

Fashion Math: Stripes + Floral Prints

Today’s Fashion Math — in which two fabulous elements are added together to form one super stylish outfit — is inspired by … myself! I know, how egotistical. But I liked my outfit today and think it demonstrates just how necessary it is to break certain old fashioned style rules about combining prints. My blouse is a floral print, while my jeans are railroad stripe (the stripes are way more obvious in person than captured by the photo above), and I think they look unexpected, but great, paired together. (I even through on leopard print pumps, but that’s basically fashion calculus and I don’t think we’re there yet.) Seriously, stripes and florals may seem like an odd couple, but as the following nine outfits demonstrate, they are actually a perfect pair…

Conspiracy Theorists Think The Rapper Pitbull Predicted The Malaysian Airlines Crash/Disappearance 2 Years Ago

Conspiracy Theorists Think The Rapper Pitbull Predicted The Malaysian Airlines Crash/Disappearance 2 Years Ago
"Two passports, three cities, two countries, one day."

Welp, now I’ve heard everything. A few conspiracy theorists have decided that the rapper Pitbull predicted the Malaysian Airlines plane crash/disappearance two years ago in his song “Get It Started” (above). These folks with too much time on their hands — i.e. YouTube commenters — say the lyrics to the song makes references to certain aspects of the plane’s mysterious disappearance. Specifically, “No Ali, No Frasier, but for now off to Malaysia” and “Two passports, three cities, two countries, one day.” According to the UK’s Daily Mirror:

Viewers on YouTube are convinced the two passports is a reference to the stolen Austrian and Italian passports used by two Iranians to board MH370. They also believe the three cities refer to the capital cities of Malaysia, China and Vietnam and the two countries are Malaysia and Vietnam. Furthermore, they assert the lyrics “No Ali, No Frasier, but for now off to Malaysia” are a reference to Mr Ali, the man who bought tickets for the two Iranians to travel on board MH370.

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George R. R. Martin Distances Himself From That “Game Of Thrones” Rape Scene (But I’m Not Done Ranting)

George R. R. Martin Distances Himself From That "Game Of Thrones" Rape Scene (But I'm Not Done Ranting)

If you still haven’t seen Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” stop right here, as there are spoilers ahead and besides, you need to get on that shit. 

George R. R. Martin, the author of the “Game of Thrones” series, A Song of Ice and Fire, has weighed in on Sunday’s controversial episode, in which Jaime Lannister raped (yes, raped) his sister Cersei in a scene that was a distinct and obvious departure from the way he had originally written it. As I wrote yesterday, the scene in the book features consensual if icky sex between the blonde siblings, who’d long been lovers, as they mourned the death of their son, King Joffrey. On the show, however, Jaime very clearly rapes Cersei, as she struggles, says “no” and “stop” repeatedly. The assault was seemingly out of character for Jaime, given the way the books/show had worked to humanize him, and not only presents major problems for the character’s trajectory, as far as I’m concerned, but kills the sexual chemistry between him and Cersei (something I quite enjoyed). And all any of us who found the scene horrifying and disappointing have been able to ask is WHY? Seriously, WHYYYYYY?

Martin weighed in on his blog, posting the following thoughtful if distancing point of view on what the show producers/directors might have been thinking: Keep reading »

How To Tell If You Have ADHD

How To Tell If You Have ADHD
Seriously, So Accurate!

When people find out I take Adderall for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), they often want to know what that feels like. What makes my brain different from theirs? I have a really hard time answering that question, because A) I have no idea what goes on in their brain and how it compares to what goes on in mine and B) it’s really, really hard to explain. That’s why I’m so in love with this video by filmmaker Ryan Higa, explaining just some of the ways ADHD manifests itself in his life. Even though I know I have ADHD, I was shocked to discover just how many of these behaviors — like, 98 percent of them — are similar to my own, including things I never even realized were my ADHD at work. So THAT’s why I can memorize a phone number easily but then instantly forget it the second I start dialing! From now on, whenever anyone asks what ADHD feels like I’m sending them this video. [Laughing Squid]

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Statement On Race, Gender, Genetics & Science Is Yet Another Reason We Love Him

Neil deGrasse Tyson On Race
Neil Nails It
Soapbox: Girls & STEM
girls in science
Here's how to get more girls interested in STEM fields... Read More »

I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Neil deGrasse Tyson more than I already do, but then the “Cosmos”‘ host went dropped some real talk in a discussion about whether genetics — specifically difference between the sexes — is to blame for there being so few women in STEM fields. “I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life,” he begins, before drawing parallels between the ways societal forces have long created barriers based on race and gender that have prevented equal opportunity. This is just perfect. [The Mary Sue]

West Coast Represent! Brian Williams Raps Snoop’s “Gin And Juice”

West Coast Represent! Brian Williams Raps Snoop's "Gin And Juice"
"Laaaaaaaid back..."

MC BriWi, I mean, newsman Brian Williams dropped his sixth rap on “The Tonight Show” last night, adding Snoop’s “Gin and Juice” to his growing catalogue of ’90s hip-hop covers. That is, Jimmy Fallon’s wolf-eared editors pieced together bits of Williams’ newscasts into yet another flawless mashup. G’s up, hoes down, while you motherfuckers bounce to this! [HyperVocal]

Häagen-Dazs Is Making Vegetable-Flavored Ice Cream Now

Ahh, another snackovation for the “let’s not and say we did” file: Häagen-Dazs is releasing vegetable-flavored ice cream in Japan! Well, fruit and vegetable-flavored, technically, as each of the two new flavors features fruit as well. Carrot Orange is, uh, carrot-flavored with a hint of orange and other citrus, while Tomato Cherry is just the way it sounds – annnnnnd technically is 100 percent fruit flavored since tomatoes are scientifically fruits not vegetables, NOT TO NITPICK. Each ice cream has about half of the usual amount of milk fat, so they’re healthier, as most strange and unappetizing things tend to be. The Tomato Cherry flavor definitely icks me out, but I gotta admit I’m intrigued by the Carrot Citrus, since carrots have an inherent sweetness to them that makes them good in fruit smoothies. Still, give me a choice between this veggie ice cream and Ben & Jerry’s new CORE series and there’s no contest. Log of fattening deliciousness surrounded by creamy other fattening deliciousness for the win every time. [Buzzfeed]

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