In light of Robin Williams’ passing on Monday, The Gorilla Foundation reminded the world that the actor touched more than just human hearts with his talent and kindness. Back in 2001, Williams met famed gorilla Koko, who communicates using sign language, and the pair instantly connected. Above is video of their first meeting, which Williams called “unforgettable.” Gorilla Foundation president, and Koko’s foster mother, Dr. Penny Patterson said, “Koko, like us, can sense a person’s nature and in this case, she was quickly drawn to Robin’s warm heart.” Upon learning of Williams’ death from suicide, Patterson communicated the news to Koko, who, according to a press release sent to Buzzfeed, “became very somber, with her head bowed and her lip quivering.” Meanwhile, I am reduced to a puddle of tears. [Buzzfeed]
I have a new fave show. It’s called “Keeping Up With The” and it’s similar to “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” only there are no Kardashians and JUST BRUCE JENNER, the only real reason to watch KUWTK in the first place. Bruce has long needed his own spinoff, but this is even better, as Bruce is even more delightfully cranky and curmudgeonly out of context. Bless Alexander Pyle for editing down all of Bruce’s scenes to four minutes of brilliance and giving the legend and his hair its due. [NYMag.com]
I consider myself a bit of a masturbation expert (i.e. I have spent a lot of my life single and horny) and have a sex toy box full of every possible vibrator you could imagine, yet I am seriously flummoxed by the point of the Glov, a new sex toy innovation. Wait, lemme take a step back. I was initially pumped by what I thought the Glov was for, as it was described by the Daily Dot as a “bionic glove” that “wants to change the way women masturbate.” I assumed that meant that this was a vibrating glove that took masturbating with your hand to whole new heights. I am firm believer that while vibrators and dildos and all that jazz are awesome, sometimes it’s good to go back to basics and use ye olde fingers from time to time, you know, just to keep them in shape. (I feel similarly about porn — great, if you’re into it, but to stave off a dependency, it’s good to take a breather from the hardcore smut and use your imagination during masturbation sometimes.) In my fantasies, the Glov gave your hand a little extra bzzzzzzzzz. Keep reading »
Leave it to my hometown to have a restaurant with my boo’s face wallpapering the walls of its women’s bathroom! Bang Bang, an Asian Fusion restaurant located in downtown San Diego, not far from where I grew up, has lined the walls of their women’s loo with Ryan Gosling wallpaper — not, like, pics of the actor ripped out of magazines and taped to the wall, but WALLPAPER of my dream lover’s gorgeous mug. Is this wallpaper for purchase somewhere? I think it would look fantastic in the walk-in-closet/shrine I plan to have in my next apartment. In the meantime, next time I’m in San Diego, I know where I’m going to take a piss. [House Beautiful]
A North Carolina mother has been charged with “contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile” after she assisted her 16-year-old son in taking what’s called the “fire challenge,” one of those absurdly dangerous stunts kids these days are doing for attention. The fire challenge is quite simple: you light yourself on fire and film it for posterity on social media. I know, sounds like a blast, right? No wonder Janie Lachelle Talley, 41, wanted to get in on the action, allegedly filming her son as he doused himself in finger nail polish and lit himself on fire. He suffered minor burns on his chest and neck.
Seriously, though, the “fire challenge” is actually a THING that teenagers are doing. I don’t want to be hysterical about so-called trends, but this shit is INSANE. And WTF is happening with parents? Someone help me understand. [Yahoo!]
Hollywood, including Robin Williams’ “Crazy Ones” costar, Sarah Michelle Gellar (above), took to Twitter upon hearing of the tragic passing of Robin Williams to suicide. Here are just a few of them: Keep reading »