We ladies don’t get too much eye candy in TV commercials. The advertising motto “sex sells” seems only to apply to fake breasts selling body spray and beer. But all that is changed by Stayfree’s new series of YouTube commercials, “A Date With …” Three hunks who take off their shirts, three dream dates, three … commercials for maxi pads?
“A Date With Brad” is above and you can check out “A Date With Trevor” and “A Date With Ryan” after the jump. Keep reading »
“Mad Men”‘s Jon Hamm is on the cover of Rolling Stone with three more hot women than his character deserves: January Jones in regal gold, Elisabeth Moss in body-hugging dusty rose, and Christina Hendricks in a little red, five-alarm-fire of a dress. I love how this cover is demure by Rolling Stone standards but it sells S-E-X better than a dozen Jessica Simpsons.
Also, can we talk about the rack on Elisabeth? Girl, where’ve you been hiding those things?! [Rolling Stone] Keep reading »
“You don’t need to have fancy people friends! Things around your house can be your friends! Don’t just sit on your furniture, talk to it!” That’s one of the awesome messages Belle teaches little girls in Disney‘s “Beauty & The Beast” — at least as interpreted by The Second City Network, a comedy group. After the jump, check out Ariel from “The Little Mermaid”‘s not-so-great advice. Keep reading »
A week before she went to jail, Lindsay Lohan did an interview and photo shoot with Vanity Fair. Now, Lohan’s sultry cover is out just days after she has been released from rehab. Well-timed, Lohan. Well-timed.
Her spiel, the blog Styleite noted, is “typical Lindsay. Denial, denial, denial.” Everything you think you know about her is wrong! Lindsay is not an alcoholic, she says, because her putting on her alcohol-monitoring SCRAM bracelet “would have ended me up in detox, in the emergency room, because I would have had to come down from all the things that people say I’m taking and my father says I’m taking.” Lindsay’s not a drug addict either, she insists. “I’ve never abused prescription drugs. I never have—never in my life,” she said. “I have no desire to. That’s not who I am.” Keep reading »
Palin was smacked with the lucky stick when she was plucked from Alaska to be John McCain’s running mate. But she charged ahead (some might say like a Mama Grizzly), forging a new path and defining a new role in the Democratic Party. As much as some liberals might find the phrases like “pitbull with lipstick” and “Mama Grizzly” too buzzword-y and irritating, you can’t deny people have responded to it.
Traitster and Holmes ask, when will the Democratic Party get a Palin of their own?
“We wonder if Democrats shouldn’t look to her for twisted inspiration,” they ask, “and recognize that the future of women in politics will be about coming to terms with (and inventing) new models.” Keep reading »
In America, the politicians act like big boobs. But in Venezuala, one politician is raffling them off. Gustavo Rojas is running as an alternate on the country’s General Assembly and is raffling off free breast implants at $6 a ticket to fundraise for his campaign. Rojas admitted his method of fundraising is unusual, but claimed it’s no different than raffling off a TV set. Hmm. The word I’d use would be “opportunistic”: According to the country’s Plastic Surgery Society, 30,000 people got breast implants in 2006. We’ll have to wait until the election at the end of September to find out if auctioning off a new pair of breasts is a bankable campaign strategy. [AP] Keep reading »
must have loved collaborating with Nick Hornby so much on that Levi Johnston song
that he had to do it again for “Things That You Think” (which totally reminds me of “You Don’t Know Me”). Pomplamoose
makes a super-adorable appearance, but I kind of love Nick Hornby’s grumpy old-man voiceovers. Isn’t this kind of the cutest nerd friendship ever? Here’s to more writers in music videos! [YouTube
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For those of us interested in gender parity in the workplace, it was a crazy weekend. On Saturday, a blog on The Wall Street Journal‘s website published a piece about the dearth of women entrepreneurs in tech startups and what various folks are doing to balance the ratio. Then on Sunday, writer Michael Arrington, a senior editor at the technology blog TechCrunch, wrote a somewhat-snippy response called “Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men” that revealed both his frustration and defensiveness. Arrington’s position? If women aren’t becoming entreprenuers, it’s their own fault. In fact, women may have it easier launching startups, Arrington wrote, because everyone is so aware of the gender imbalance that the women may get preferential treatment. Keep reading »
Kittens on a space adventure! Fighting! And looking cute! With a Regina Spektor song!
Also, some people have too much time on their hands. [YouTube] Keep reading »