Well, it’s official, folks, The Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has declared our favorite ironic hairstyle, the mullet, illegal. But not because it’s a heinous fashion violation—it’s considered an un-Islamic Western ‘do and an example of the Western Cultural Invasion. Also forbidden for men are “the rooster,” a ponytail with spikey front and a close relative of the mullet. All other “decadent Western cuts” are off limits, too. The punishment for the crime of engaging in mulletry? First time violators get a buzz cut. Serial hair offenders face stiff fines. And barber shops offering decadent cuts will get shut down.
The Iranian government must be getting their fashion news via carrier pigeon because mullets and roosters stopped being in vogue, well, 30 years ago. Maybe we should tell them to get a head start on banning “The Pauly D”? “Jersey Shore” style and Islam definitely don’t mix. [NY Daily News, Slate] Keep reading »
I stumbled across this really interesting article in The New York Times Magazine about a happily married couple with one really big disagreement. As if it’s not hard enough already to spend your life with someone, Robin and Peggy Jackson have been married for 28 years and are fighting about how they will spend all of eternity. See, Robin, an economist and sci-fi junkie, plans to be cryonically preserved. Meanwhile hospice worker Peggy is not having it—she thinks of it as “an act of cosmic selfishness.” Keep reading »
I try not to judge a book by its cover—except when it comes to a potential mate’s taste in books. I definitely weed people out based on their bookshelves or lack thereof. No books = no way in my world. That’s why I’m excited about a new online dating site, Alikewise, where you can choose your dates based on their taste in books. It’s perfect! You can skip that awkward moment where you sniff out each other’s book persona and get straight to the part where you geek out over your love for Ayn Rand. Or in Amelia’s case, you can, ahem, eliminate him if he happens to have enjoyed The Fountainhead. But seriously, whether you’re into sci-fi, great literature, romance novels or memoirs, you can find a fellow bookworm with whom you’d be happy to read in bed on Sunday night. [Alikewise] Keep reading »
“She is very, very outgoing. But I think she’ll also admit pretty freely that she doesn’t love to do love scenes and actually was charmingly shy when we had to do them.”
– James Franco on filming sex scenes with Julia Roberts for “Eat, Pray, Love.” Either she’s shy or she isn’t into James. Methinks shy. [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Men, meet your new guru, and ladies, meet your new hero — Jamie Bell. The actor, who you probably remember best as the lead in “Billy Elliot” and as Evan Rachel Wood’s boyfriend, had a lot to say about cunnilingus when being interviewed by British GQ. Like, couldn’t stop talking about the importance of it. For example, when the magazine asked him for his thoughts on how to impress a woman, he said:
“Buy her flowers? Take her home on the weekend to meet your mother? No. Let’s cut to the primal – be good in the sack. [Slaps thighs] Have an understanding of what’s going on down there and have fun, awesome sex.”
Then later on, when asked about a skill every guy should possess, he didn’t suggest being able to grill a good steak or change a tire. Nope, he was down to talk about going down — again.
“Skill? You know what I’m going to say. A man should have a good understanding of a vagina. He should be good at oral sex. On a woman. … Making fires and pleasing a woman. In the vaginal area.”
As a woman, I would like to agree. Great advice, Jamie. What are you doing later? [GQ UK]
“They teach you how to center in on your own sexuality, and what it’s like to be in a power position… I was so bruised and battered. It was really, really hard but so empowering. It makes you feel so strong. I have a pole in my house now and it’s a part of my workout regimen.”
– Jennifer Love Hewitt on learning how to pole dance for her role as a prostitute in the Lifetime movie “The Client List.” Ahem. Somebody enjoyed herself. [The Huffington Post]
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