Bar owners often try to come up with inventive ideas to fill bar stools and sell bevs, but I think Sardo’s Grill & Lounge, a dive karaoke bar in Los Angeles, should win an award for creativity. They’ve come up with “Porn Star Tuesdays,” a night for the porn industry’s best and brightest to get together and sing some karaoke, schmooze it up, and talk new projects. With clothes on, of course. The owner of Sardo’s says the night wasn’t really his idea—it began accidentally in 2003, when some peeps dropped in after a long, hard day on the set. Six years later, Sardo’s porn karaoke night is as virile as ever. So what’s an average night like? Keep reading »
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Maybe you have kids and are already dreading having to talk to them about sex. Or maybe you’re still trying to recover from that super uncomfortable conversation with your own parents. Seriously, is there any way the experience cannot be traumatic for all parties involved? A new study proves what we always knew about our parents; they suck at talking about the birds and bees. The sad stats say that more than 40 percent of teens surveyed in the study had already started doing it before their sheepish parents broached the issue. Forty-two percent of girls reported that they had not discussed birth control and 40 percent admitted they had not talked with their parents about how to refuse sex. And about 70 percent of boys said they had not discussed how to use a condom. OK, that’s scary bad. No wonder teen pregnancies and STDs are increasing at an alarming rate. [Time]
After the jump, some ladies share their “sex talk stories.” Here’s hoping that we can do a waaay better job than our parents. Keep reading »
Here’s a new idea for boosting women in the workplace: teach them to do traditionally male jobs. That’s exactly what’s happening at Rosie the Riveter High School in Long Beach, California, the first trade school geared toward women. The founder of the school, Lynn Shaw, a former miner, steelworker and longshoreman with a doctorate in electrical engineering, was tired of being the only woman in all of her traditionally male jobs. This imbalance in the workplace inspired her to try to make a change, especially when she did some research and discovered that “women in nontraditional jobs earn 20 per cent to 40 percent more than women in what are considered ‘traditional’ women’s jobs.” Wow. So lady plumbers are making bank these days, huh? Keep reading »
About a year ago, a group of my closest friends got together in a basement apartment in Queens. It was a Saturday night in the dead of winter, and most of us were broke (the economy was crashing) and lazy (we didn’t feel like trekking to a bar in the city). As we cracked open a bottle of wine and ate fresh-baked zucchini muffins, one of my friends decided to play us some records on the record player he had recently inherited from his parents. It turned out to be one of the best nights of our lives. In sharing great music, great food, and great fun, a tradition was born—Record Party. The New York Times is finally catching on to something my friends and I discovered that night; vinyl is back in a major way. The stats say that CDs are becoming just about as obsolete as cassettes and 8-tracks. Sure, iPods are fun if you’re on the go, but really the only way to devour your favorite music (other than to hear it live) is to listen to it on vinyl. It’s like hearing the music again for the first time—rich and layered. Mike Jbara, a bigwig at Warner Music Group, says, “It is absolutely easy to say vinyl doesn’t make sense when you look at convenience, portability, all those things. But all the really great stuff in our lives comes from a root of passion or love.” [New York Times]
That’s what Record Party is really all about. But don’t take my word for it. Experience Record Party for yourself. After the jump, five tips for throwing your own rocking Record Party. Keep reading »
Dating is hard as it as, so just imagine what it would be like your if parents were Bruce Willis or Arnold Schwarzenegger. You’d have to worry about whether someone was dating you because you’re you, or because your dad either (a) starred in “Die Hard” or (b) was the Terminator. That must be pretty awkward when you are trying to play the field. But if you are the child of a celeb, who better to shack up with then someone who also has famous parents? I guess that’s what Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver) and Tallulah Willis (daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore) were thinking. The rumor (not Rumer Willis—that’s a different Willis girl) is that these two are the newest Tinsel Town item. I really hope they don’t break each other’s hearts. Can’t you just picture the Governator and Bruce duking it out? Now that would be a fight! [New York Post]
After the jump, some more celeb children who we’d like to see date.
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We were all scratching our heads in confusion when James Franco announced that he would be appearing on the soap opera “General Hospital.” But would I have called his decision performance art? Not so much. According to James, however, that’s exactly what it is. “I finally took the plunge and experimented with [performance art] myself when I signed on to appear on 20 episodes of ‘General Hospital’ as the bad-boy artist ‘Franco, just Franco,’” he says about his visionary concept in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal this weekend. So his film career isn’t in trouble, OK? In addition to the 20 episodes on the show, there is a piece de resistance to Franco’s “General Hospital” performance—he will film a final scene in a museum. Edgy. But seriously … why? Keep reading »
It’s Hanukkah time again. Let us not forget to honor the hot Jewish guys who keep our flame burning all year. These sizzling members of the tribe are nothing to sneeze about. That wasn’t a “big nose” joke by the way. Click through to see some amazing Jewish men who are not the short, cheap, neurotic, mama’s boys you were expecting. L’chaim!
Sarah Palin’s still mad about the whole “Trig is not her son” conspiracy. She knows what came out of her vagina on American soil! If she runs for prez in 2012 (please let Carrie Prejean be her running mate), she said she would “reverse that and use the same type of thinking on the other one.” By “reverse” I think she means “get revenge,” by “the other one” I think she means Obama, and by “type of thinking” I think she means conspiracy theories. I.e. she’s not so sure that Obama was born on American soil. Keep reading »
With Hollywood marriages being as fleeting as they are, it’s no wonder that Mila isn’t alone in her thinking. I suppose avoiding marriage is a surefire way to avoid a crazy pre-nup. After the jump, some more celebs who aren’t rushing to the altar.
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. After seeing some of your lovely costumes on Halloween, we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Riley, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »