There are always some crazy Christian fundamentalists out there trying to find corruption in, oh, everything. In case you were thinking the Harry Potter series was light, mindless entertainment for young people, think again. Apparently, the consumption of Harry Potter subtly encourages children to adopt a Wiccan lifestyle. I mean, just think of all the hidden dangers within those pages: flowing robes, magic spells, owls, Latin words, lightning bolts and (gasp!) possession. Dark arts, dark arts—I tell you! OK, let’s laugh now. This is hilarious. [Everything Is Terrible] Keep reading »
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If you are a devoted fan of “Friday Night Lights” like I am, you probably have a Pavlovian response—either drooling or sweating—when you hear the name Taylor Kitsch, aka Tim Riggins. I’m sorry, but it just shouldn’t be legal for a dude to be that hot. Couple his inherent hotness with the fact that he plays a bad boy football player with a heart of gold and you’ve got the makings of a category five libidinal hurricane. All this time I’ve been thinking I was kind of pervy for thinking a high school boy was so hot. But as it turns out, he is 29! That’s 11 years more than legal. Even though I’m sad that he’s graduating from “FNL” (this is his last season), we haven’t seen the last of his six-pack. He has a few films in the works, but there’s one that sounds like a hit. Word is that Taylor just landed a role as a “wildly spirited” Naval commander in the film adaption of our favorite childhood board game, Battleship. His character, Alex Hopper, will battle the open seas and save the world when aliens invade earth. I hope by “wildly spirited” they mean wet and naked. [NY Post] Keep reading »
Singer Andrew W.K. wasn’t always the rock star who got all the chicks. (Wait, is he that now?) Back when he was 17, he was obsessed with a girl who would barely talk to him. He even wrote a song for her, “My Destiny,” which is uber-stalkery. And now, he’s letting us all hear it—take a listen above. “She consumed me with both lust and hatred,” he told The Guardian. “Lust, because I was truly drawn to her beauty and soft skin, and hatred because she rarely spoke to me, wouldn’t look at me much and never gave me a chance to show her my deep affections. I used to call her house just to listen to her say, ‘Hello?’ Then I’d hang up, terrified and shaking with nervous ecstasy.” Whoa, I’m having flashbacks of a dude I dated in high school who told me he would overdose on acid and kill himself if I didn’t go on another date with him. But that’s a story for another time.
Back to Andrew W.K. His stalker swan song is chock-full of amazingly creepy lyrics like, “Called up your number fourteen times to see if you were home, home is where I’ll find you when I find you.” Is it wrong that I think it’s kind of goth-tastic? Keep reading »
Ever since I got rid of my TV—yes, I really did—I’ve gotten passionate about podcasts. In case you have never ventured into the podcast world, they are basically weekly radio shows you subscribe to that are streamed directly into your iTunes. I find them endlessly fascinating and so much more stimulating than (most) television shows. Plus, they’re more low-maintenance. I can listen while doing other things—like cleaning my apartment or surfing the web. The best part is that most of them are free. After the jump, 10 podcasts that you need to start listening to right away. Keep reading »
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Sidv, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »
Nicole Hughes, a former stripper for the Penthouse Executive Club, is suing for “mental anguish, emotional distress, humiliation and loss of reputation” and an undisclosed amount of money after being portrayed on a billboard as a Scores stripper. “I just felt so betrayed. How could they do all that and not tell me?” Hughes says. She claims that she signed a contract saying that she would receive $4 per photo and they would only be used in association with the Penthouse name. Her first mistake was selling her pics for $4—a really bad business decision, but I digress. The club’s management said that they were legally able to do whatever they wanted with the pics. Even though she was allegedly never paid her $4, what upset her most was that she didn’t want to be seen as that kind of stripper. She feels Penthouse has a much more reputable image than Scores. Really? Does this strike anyone else as kind of funny? A stripper is a stripper is a stripper, right? Apparently not. Keep reading »
I found this clip of Stacy Ferguson (aka Fergie) when she was on “Kids Incorporated,” the show that was only like the most major inspiration of my childhood. I know you remember it, too. The plot was a little bit sketchy—a bunch of kids were in a rock band together and somehow were forced to face important issues each week like violence or drugs. All of this was interspersed with cheesy performances. But it didn’t matter that it made no sense—it was totally genius. Now I’m kind of laughing my ass off at this hee-haw version of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” but at the time that it came out, it provided me weeks of entertainment in front of the mirror with my hairbrush. It was even the first CD I ever purchased. When I was 12, my childhood dream came true when I actually got to audition for “Kids Incorporated.” Naturally I chose to sing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” I didn’t get the part … that vajazzling b**ch Jennifer Love Hewitt nabbed the role, but I eventually got over it and remained a loyal fan. After the jump a few more of my favorite clips from “Kids Incorporated.” Oh, the memories. [BuzzFeed]
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Not sure how I missed this one last week, but according to a New York Times Magazine article, animals can be gay, just like humans. The Laysan albatross, which is considered one of the most monogamous species of birds in the animal kingdom, is not always as heterosexual as scientists once believed. As it turns out, many of these lovebirds are lesbians, or … lesbirdans? (Sorry, had to.) But the albatross isn’t the only example of a homosexual creature in the animal kingdom. Various forms of same-sex sexual activity has been observed in over 450 animal species including flamingos, dolphins, bison, beetles warthogs, koalas, and orangutans. So, basically, almost any kind of animal imaginable can be gay, although it’s less common in some species than others. And scientists have been keeping this kind of under the radar. Why? Keep reading »
At brunch on Sunday, my friend Liza explained to me what she calls “the phone call rule.”
“Now that I’m out of the ‘one-night stand’ game, I have a rule that if I hang out with a guy that I’m dating, even casually, and we engage in intimate activities, I tell him that I would appreciate a phone call from him the next day.”
“Really?” I asked, my jaw kind of dropping.
“Yeah. I politely tell him that a phone call the next day represents respect,” she said. “It doesn’t have to be a long phone call, or anything. I just want him to ask me if I’m doing OK or tell me he had a good time or whatever. Is this really too much to ask?”
My first reaction was, “Yes.” Then again, this is coming from a girl who felt weird asking a guy I had just engaged in “intimate activities” with to help me find a cab at 3 a.m. Keep reading »