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On “The Mindy Project”‘s Squicky Jokes About Race

Are Women Funny?
Mindy Kaling won't deign to answer your stupid question. Read More »
Bill Clinton's Type
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The Mindy Project

It’s not easy to make offensive jokes about ignorance. One person’s ignorant joke can be another person’s joke about ignorance and even if your comedy has the best of intentions, it’s frequently misunderstood.  Offensive humor is tricky to balance, but smart humorists can do it well.

I believe Mindy Kaling from “The Office” is extremely smart and that she deserves all the success she’s garnered from her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? and her upcoming sitcom “The Mindy Project.” But after watching the pilot for “The Mindy Project,” which is airing on Hulu Plus, I have to say I was disappointed about several squicky jokes made about race. Keep reading »

Where Will You Be When Ryan Lochte’s Penis Pic Hits The Internet?

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Ryan Lochte tried to trademark his catchphrase. Read More »
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Ryan Lochte has a lady whispering in his ear. Read More »
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The Olympic swimmer says some weird stuff on Twitter. Read More »
  • A pic of Ryan Lochte’s penis will go up on the sports blog Deadspin if current negotiations are successful. How did we not see this coming?! Of course Ryan Lochte has dick pics. Deadspin is in negotitions with a person “in possession of a photograph of a penis” who got the photograph from a friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend of Lochte’s ex-girlfriend. And then there’s this very thorough description of the body in the photograph:

    “We have seen the photograph. The body in the photo is shaved like a swimmer’s body, with tan lines from racing trunks. The contours of the torso appear to match the contours of Lochte’s torso, particularly the deep crease across the abdominal muscles, angling up at the sides. The position of the subject/photographer’s right arm makes it impossible to tell whether Lochte’s other distinguishing marks — his Olympic-rings arm tattoo and a prominent pectoral mole — are present.”

    However this is all getting very complicated because Lochte’s “prominent pectoral mole” appears to have been recently removed. It’s a mystery mole! We are going to await Deadspin’s imminent acquisition of the Ryan Lochte penis pics, which will surely give poor Prince Harry the distraction he’s looking for. Win-win for everybody. [Black Book Mag]

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“BIC For Her” Pens Are A Product That Actually Exists

Sexist Axe Ad
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A headless pair of boobs stars in Axe's new commercial. Read More »
Man Aisle At Store
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Grocery store launches a "man aisle" in a dopey publicity stunt. Read More »
Discount For Miniskirts
A theme park has found a creepy way to get women customers. Read More »
BIC For Her pens
  • Girls need girlish “BIC For Her” pens for girly girls, amirite? (Yes, I wrote the word “pens.” PENS!) You have to read some of the snarky comments that reviewers posted on Amazon.com for these things.  [Gizmodo UK]
  • Feministing co-founder Jessica Valenti on the “fantasy women” of the GOP. [The Nation]
  • On Hasidic women and communicating your faithfulness by the color of your pantyhose. [Forward]
  • Google gets it when it comes to maternity leave: the company increased the length of the leave and retained more of their female employees. [Slate]
  • Happy Women Reading Comics In Public Day! [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Now You Can Literally Stalk Kate Middleton’s Outfits Via iPhone App

Kate's Eyeliner
She sure can't get enough of it. Read More »
Dear Kate's Hair
Your constant perfection is depressing. Read More »
Shut Up, Karl
Karl Lagerfeld runs his mouth about the Middleton sisters. Read More »

So obsessed with Kate Middleton’s outfits that you need to own them? There’s a new iPhone app called Kate’s Style List that shows each and every one of Kate’s outfits and directs you where to buy them online. Her gorgeous teal dress from the Olympic Gala in London is out of the question for most of us but Kate’s preppier looks like colored jeans, blazers, and her famous L.K. Bennett nude heels are affordable even if you aren’t married to a duke. Keep reading »

Britain’s “Fat Slag” Earthwork: My, What Beautiful Hills You Have!

Racist Art
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No, Michelle Obama topless on a magazine cover is not "artsy." Read More »
Artistic Donkey
Patty is the next Vincent Van Gogh of the barnyard. Read More »
Erotic Art
The collection from the Erotic Heritage Museum. Read More »

There’s artwork and then there is earthwork, which is just what it sounds like: artwork built into the ground. This naked woman is “Northumberlandia,” a 1,300-by-830-ft long piece of landscape sculpture located in Northumberland in the UK. It’s the largest piece of “human body” earthwork in the world. Keep reading »

Light In Her Eyes

I will never, never stop loving glittery eyeliner, no matter how old I am! Lucky for me, these glitter eyeliner pencils from Femme Couture are easy on my wallet and can be found at Sally Beauty. Applying is a total snap! With all the fun pops of color to try, I wish I had another pair of peepers. [$3.99, Sally Beauty]

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