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Giant Freaking Space Rose

NASA is neat! With the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (or WISE), they’ve captured an image they’ve likened to a “cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars.” The red-hot glow emanates from the lusty young stars, while the green leaves are created by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. And awesomeness. So there you have it, a rose chilling out with the galaxies. Because space is the best boyfriend ever. [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Quickies: Literal Videos Are Awesome & Lady Gaga Asked Boy George To Sign Her Vag

  • This literal video isn’t brand new, but it seems just the right thing for the post St. Paddy’s Day DT’s. [YouTube]
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Finding Perfect-Fitting Jeans Is Hell

Two years ago I found the perfect pair of blue jeans. I love them. I love them the way I love ice cream on hot summer days or smiles from strangers. They make me feel good because they’re perfect. They’re a dark-wash that makes colored shirts pop and my thighs shrink as if by magic. None of my other jeans compare. But even though I’d like to grow old with them, I know I can’t have a monogamous relationship with my perfect pants. I need to find new ones, but shopping has been torture. Keep reading »

Quickies: Neil Patrick Harris To Smurf It Up & Robert Pattinson In Wax

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Porn For Bibles

In a move upsetting mothers, pastors, rabbis, and priests (this could be the start of a really good joke), Atheist Agenda, a campus club at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is offering pornography in exchange for Bibles, or any other sacred religious text. I remember when I was in college, “Preacher Joe” used to stand on the library steps, shouting and sputtering, and telling us why we were all going to hell, and I think this particular stunt would have given him a heart attack on the spot. This stuff, “Bronze Aged tribal nonsense, these things written by people in tents ages ago” is smut, the Atheist Agenda folks say, which is why they’ve started the “smut for smut” program. Any student can find their meeting room, with Holy Book in hand, and trade it in for porn, which they’ve helpfully coded in levels 0 to 5 of hardcore-ness. I really wonder what their mothers think … [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

21 Movies That’ll Make You Cry

Movies That Will Make You Cry
Sometimes it feels as though winter will never end, and thinking about waiting what feels like forever for the flowers, warmth, and daylight to return can make a girl feel a little blue. I needed an old-school catharsis the other day, so I turned to Netflix. Every once in a while, we all need a good cry, so here are 21 suggestions for flicks that’ll bring really bring on the tears. If you think you might not have seen some of these flicks and don’t want the reason you’ll cry spoiled for you (like a few of them were for our poor copy editor, Joanne — sorry!), don’t read any further.
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