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Newsweek’s Michele Bachmann Cover Has A Case Of Crazy Eyes

I’m sure Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Tea Party candidate who is running for president, was thrilled when she heard she’d be on the cover of Newsweek. I am also sure her campaign is freaking out right now over this picture. Could the magazine have possibly found a photo that makes her look more nuts? On the other hand, it’s a perfect illustration of the bigoted, sexist and inane things that come out of her mouth. In this case, the power of imagery is not such a bad thing. [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

The Many Glasses Of Woody Allen

I always assumed the original nerd boyfriend Woody Allen wore the same glasses in movie after movie. But alas, there are subtle differences. Maybe in 50 years someone can replicate this chart with Lady Gaga’s hair? [World of Wonder] Keep reading »

Monkey Feeds A Baby Tiger With A Baby Bottle & All Is Right With The World


Well, if that doesn’t melt your cold, bitter heart, nothing will. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Found: The Grossest iPhone Case Ever

Well, you’ll always be able to find your phone in your purse, right? [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Wish List: A $400,000 Cookie-Baking Robot

 

It’s good to know the folks at MIT have the best minds of our generation focused on what’s really important: a robot who can bake cookies named BakeBot. Don’t expect your own private C3PO to be baking a fresh batch of Snickerdoodles anytime soon, though. The price tag on a cookie-baking robot is $400,000, The New York Times reports. The only person who is going to have a BakeBot will be P. Diddy. [YouTube via New York Times] Keep reading »

The President Reveals What Malia Obama’s First Car Will Be

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“It’s only a matter of time until Malia gets her learner’s permit so I’m hoping to see one of those models that gets a top speed of 15 miles an hour and the ejector seat any time boys are in the car. So, hopefully you guys have some of those in the pipeline.”

President Obama joked in a speech to the auto industry that 13-year-old Malia Obama will be getting her learner’s permit in a few years, so they’d better get cracking on a daddy-approved vehicle. Hey, lots of parents would like this idea, actually. Hmm, has he stumbled upon a way to save the auto industry? [Essence] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Reader Submission Edition!

As you read this, I’m on a beach with my toes in the sand and a trashy novel on my lap. Jealous? You should be. Anyhoo, Today’s Lady News will be a reader submission edition! Submit your own links to news articles and blog posts about women, girls, trans-identified people, gender roles, feminism or sexism in the comments. Just write a sentence or two summary explaining what the link is about and give everyone a heads up if it has language or imagery that’s NSFW. Be back on Monday! Keep reading »

France’s STD PSAs Are Way Better Than Ours

 

See, this proves everything is better in France! American ads about STD prevention are, like, “Have unprotected sex and your penis will turn black and fall off.” France is at least kind enough to show us sexy Frenchies in their panties skipping through a field.

Watch out, mes amies. Those chlamydia, HIV, and gonorrhea viruses look nasty. [Ad Week] Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: “Jersey Shore” By The Numbers

  • “Jersey Shore” is back tonight! Those of us with little else going on in our lives are immensely excited. Will Sammi and Ronnie stay together? Will The Situation learn any Italian phrases beyond “smush”? Will there be more in-house girlfighting? So much to look forward to! The folks at MTV have gotten us pumped with this handy charticle on “Jersey Shore” by-the-numbers. Pity the poor intern who had to count each and every one of Snooki’s leopard print accessories. [MTV.com]
  • Prince Harry is vacationing alone in the Mediterranean island of Majorca and is “reportedly keeping close company with an unnamed, bikini-clad female.” Harrumph. [People]
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar will return to “All My Children” for one last episode before it goes off the air in September. [NYmag.com Vulture]

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Today’s Lady News: Victim’s Lawyers Claim Dominique Strauss Kahn Sexually Harassed Stewardesses

  • Air France may have had an unofficial policy to only allow men to work in first-class when ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn flew on the airline because he may have sexually harassed female flight attendants, according to the French newspaper Le Parisien. DSK was accused in May of sexually assaulting a housekeeper at a New York City hotel. Even on the day he was arrested by NYC police, DSK allegedly barked at an Air France stewardess “What a nice ass!” as she prepared the cabin for take-off. Lawyers for his alleged victim are soliciting testimony from Air France employees who experienced “inappropriate behavior” from DSK in the past. Well, that’s just lovely, isn’t it? [New York Post]
  • The American Psychological Association voted unanimously today to support legalizing same-sex marriage as “the policy that the country should be moving toward.” [Think Progress]

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