If you thought the idea of an invisibility cloak was a bunch of Harry Potter nonsense, think again. Researchers in London have been given an absurdly large (about $2 million) grant to make this magical invention. OMG! That’s so cool! I bet you’re wondering how in the world that’s possible. Scientists believe they can mold an invisibility cloak from some insane material that would theoretically grab hold of light waves and make them flow smoothly around an object, in the same way that water in a river flows round a stick. Can’t say I understand all the physics involved, but I’ve already started daydreaming about what kind of mischief I will get into when I get my invisibility cloak. Here are 10 situations where it will come in handy. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Robin Givens really wanted to “sock” Oprah Winfrey after her recent interview with Mike Tyson. Why? When discussing the couple’s 1988 interview with Barbara Walters, Tyson told the Big O that Robin was telling lies about claims of domestic violence. Tyson said, “At that particular moment, I truly wanted to sock her, but I just didn’t do it. I have socked her before, and she socked me before, as well. It was just that kind of relationship.” Sure sounds like domestic violence to me. I wonder what it was that Givens was lying about? And oddly, the audience laughed at this comment and an out-of-character Oprah was silent. Well, Givens was not silent about her feelings about it. She was “really, really hurt” by the laughter and Oprah’s silence. Keep reading »
Wouldn’t it be nice if all the good men in the world had an invisible stamp on their hand, and all you had to do to find one was shine a black light on it? But, uh, what constitutes a “good man” anyway? Tom Matlack of The Huffington Post is attempting to answer that question with The Good Men Project: Real Stories from the Front Lines of Modern Manhood, a collection of first-person stories that he’s turned into a book and documentary about what it means to be a man in America today. Encompassing stories from Pulitzer winners to ex-cons, and pro Football Hall of Famers to just regular Joes, the authors share their defining challenges, losses and triumphs through honest and simple truths. Keep reading »
In the U.K., journalist Jessica Hatcher was surfing the web when she found an article about the upcoming Naturist Olympics. For those of you who like to keep your clothes on at all times, “naturist” is a fancy term for the nudist community. In the name of journalistic research, Jessica asked to attend the gala and just watch. As in watch with clothes on. A few weeks later she got a call from the organizers of the Olympics asking her if she wanted to compete for her country since there was a shortage of British competitors in her age group. Reluctantly, Jessica decided to take a risk and accepted.
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I don’t know about you, but I was feeling kind of warm and fuzzy inside after Wednesday night’s “Wheels” episode of “Glee
.” In case you missed it, the gleeks had to roll around in wheelchairs for three hours a day to be more empathetic toward Artie. The Cheerios accepted a cheerleader with Down’s syndrome. And Kurt auditioned to sing the “Defying Gravity” solo, even though it’s traditionally sung by a woman, for sectionals. The central theme of the episode was inequality and discrimination. While it was glossy in that “Glee” sort of way, I still found it thought-provoking. But not everyone is singing praises about the show. Seems like all the episode did was inspire controversy. Keep reading »
I was deeply disappointed by the latest poll at Don Q’s Lady Data. According to Don Q’s secret lady spies, 85 percent of women want to date a guy that’s taller than them and 0 percent want to date a guy shorter than them. What? That’s crazy! No love for the shorties? For all of you shorty-hating ladies out there, I think the 8’1” Sultan of Turkey is still single. I’m sure you’ll find him drop-dead sexy holding that 1,435 pound gingerbread cookie he presented to the Guinness Book of World Records in Norway yesterday.
Here at The Frisky we like all shapes and sizes of gingerbread cookies … er … men. Whether you’re super short or freakishly tall, we don’t discriminate. And in case you needed any extra incentive to go out with that hot, vertically economical guy, here are 10 reasons why you won’t be disappointed. Keep reading »
Last night at the CMAs, the country music world showed Taylor Swift
that it adores her. By ripping the crap out of Kanye West
. In case you forgot (or were living in the Australian outback for the last couple of months), at the VMAs Kanye interrupted Taylor’s acceptance speech, barging up on stage to announce that Beyonce should have won. Super awkward and uncool! Well, those funny country folks set up not one, but two Kanye spoof moments last night. The first was when Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood were interrupted by 88-year-old Little Jimmy Dickens to say, “I know you had a nice video and all, but Taylor Swift made the best video of all time. Of all time! You go, girl!” Keep reading »
A hospital in the U.K. has some overweight mothers-to-be outraged. Weston General Hospital will refuse to deliver babies to pregnant women with a body mass index of 34 or more. That roughly equates a woman who is 5’6” and weighs about 210 pounds. Their reasoning behind what many women are calling discrimination? Mothers with a high BMI are at risk for bleeding and severe labor complications. They will send these mothers to another hospital 20 miles away with a more hi-tech maternity ward. This all sounds shady to me. The last thing any woman in labor needs is to: a) be told she’s fat and b) to take a full-on road trip to deliver her baby. Sounds like Weston General Hospital needs to upgrade their freaking maternity ward. But what do you think? Is this discrimination or a step forward in the war on obesity? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
On Monday night, at the Glamour “Women of the Year” awards, Amy Poehler told the girls of America, “If boys say something that’s not funny, you don’t have to laugh.” Sure, it was said with humor and naturally she got a laugh from the crowd, but her advice really hit me. As women, we are taught to be polite, to laugh at men and their jokes, and to sacrifice and compromise ourselves for the sake of their egos. That’s why Amy’s comment was profound—its meaning was multi-layered. Not only was she encouraging us to honor ourselves but she was also urging us to find something that makes us laugh—to make our own comedy. And that’s exactly what she’s been doing since she made the transition from “SNL” to a show conceptualized, written, produced, and acted by her—“Parks and Recreation.” If you haven’t seen it yet, you should. Keep reading »