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Win This! “Bridesmaids Survival Kit” And $100 Cash Card

You do have May 13 marked down in your calendar as the day when “Bridesmaids” hits theaters, don’t you? I saw the movie last night at a screening — one of the perks of my job, gotta say — and while I can’t give too much away (look for our review on Monday!), I will say you will CRACK THE HELL UP. Anyway, I think everyone can agree seeing a movie about bridesmaids is infinitely better than actually being one, but if you’re stuck with the latter, we’ve got the giveaway for you! One lucky reader will score a “Bridesmaids Survival Kit” — stocked with lip balm, mints, comb/mirror, nail files and a shot glass engagement ring — and a $100 Visa cash card, and no, don’t worry, you don’t actually have to be a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding to be eligible.

WIN THIS! Tell us in the comments what your ideal Ladies’ Night Out entails—the most creative and thought-provoking answers will walk away with the “Bridesmaids Survival Kit” and $100 Visa Cash Card. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2011. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, May 13. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!

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Tech Update: Commenting Almost Back To Normal!

Let me start off by saying how much I appreciate your patience. I know that over the last few months, our tech issues have been varied and vast, for reasons I can’t explain because A) I don’t entirely understand them because I have a silly liberal arts degree and B) it would take too long. But I can report good news and that is that we’ve ironed out most of the issues associated with Disqus, our new commenting system. Comments are now appearing under their correct threads. While the posts still aren’t counting how many comments they’ve gotten — we’re hoping to have that fixed shortly — you can comment and your comment will show up where it’s supposed to, as opposed to under some unrelated post. (If you see otherwise, please let me know!) In the process of fixing the bugs, we did lose some comments left over the last few days and for that we offer our apologies. If you encounter any further problems with Disqus, feel free to leave a comment under this post or {encode=”amelia@thefrisky.com” title=”email me”} directly. Thank you! Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Converse Hightop Sandal

C’mon, Converse, you could not possibly be serious with this shoe. This sandal is a travesty. As an environmentalist, I am appalled. No one is going to buy this shoe and then every single pair you’ve produced is going to end up in a landfill somewhere. The phrase is “Earth first,” Converse, not “Hideous sandal/hightop hybrid first, Earth second.” Shame on you. [$40, Converse] Keep reading »

Prince William And Kate Middleton Get The Best Wedding Gift Ever

Crystal gravy boats? Meh. Monogrammed towels? Yawn. Gold-threaded table linens? Whatevs. A baby f**king penguin courtesy of England’s Chester Zoo? Now that is the best wedding gift given to Prince William and Kate Middleton! Don’t be alarmed, animal rights activists — little Acorn the Penguin isn’t going to be living at Buckingham Palace. He’ll chill with the commoner penguins at the zoo, but hopefully his new mom and dad will come visit from time to time. Check out one more photo of Acorn after the jump. Want! [via Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

The Best & Worst Looks Of The Week!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide Inspired By “Mommie Dearest”

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“Mommie Dearest” is hands down one of my favorite movies of all time. Faye Dunaway plays the real-life actress Joan Crawford in the film, which is based on a memoir of the same name written by Crawford’s adopted daughter Christina. Christina alleged in the book — and thus the movie — that Crawford was, in a word, psycho. And Mother’s Day is for psycho moms too. Here are some Mother’s Day gift ideas for your own looney tunes momma — or even the perfectly normal and lovely one you’re lucky to have.
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