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As A Lay Frying: Your New Favorite Literary Donut Tumblr

Pizzabon Drama
Julie has a lot of feelings about Cinnabon's new concoction. Read More »
Beer-Filled Donut
Is this a dream or a nightmare? Read More »
Nasty Cookie
EW: a chocolate chip cookie grilled cheese sandwich. Read More »

The world needs more blogs pairing pictures of donuts with literary quotes, I always say.  As I Lay Frying — Faulkner joke! — is just what us biblio-donut-philes need.  [As I Lay Frying]

Whoopsies: “Honey Boo Boo” Mama Had ’08 Arrest

Boo Boo Lessons #2
Nine (more) things Ami learned from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." Read More »
Boo Boo Lessons
Things we learned from the first episode. Read More »
Defending Honey Boo Boo
Why "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is worth watching. Read More »
  • June, the mama on “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” was arrested in 2008 for “contempt of court/state” and “theft/taking.” Wonder what that was all about. Luckily, June has now figured out how to get things for free thanks to her extreme couponing habit. [BuzzFeed via Starcasm]
  • A week after his boyfriend was photographed kissing another man, Anderson Cooper is vacay-ing with Kelly Ripa and Andy Cohen in Croatia. [Socialite Life]
  • Is this the Chinese Adele? [The FW]
  • Ten sex questions from 7th graders that most adults probably can’t answer. [Babble] Keep reading »

Pussy Riot Issues Statement On Eve Of Court Verdict

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  • Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has written a letter, passed through her lawyers, on the night before her court verdict is read. Pussy Riot has been on trial these past two weeks in Russia over an incident in February when the feminist punk band disrupted a church service and spoke out publicly against President Vladimir Putin. ”Our being in jail is a clear and distinct sign that freedom is being taken away from the whole country,” she wrote in her letter. “And this threat of destruction of the liberating, emancipatory forces of Russia is what makes me angry.” [Guardian UK]
  • Need more proof that Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan is a scary, scary man? Ryan sponsored a bill that would define a fertilized egg as “a life,” which is the same logic used in personhood amendments that could render IVF, some birth control, and all abortion illegal. [Jezebel]
  • Why presidential debate moderators should reflect the United States’ diversity. [Clutch Magazine] Keep reading »

Gnome Sweet Gnome

Design Sponge At Home
Our favorite shelter blog, in coffee table book form. Read More »
Home Decor On A Budget
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Decorate a cute place even if you're a broke-ass mofo. Read More »

Lawn gnomes are so 2011. This portly porcelain pal is an indoor gnome; he sits atop a pile of books as as reads and glows. He’ll make his home anyplace in your apartment that needs some atmospheric lighting. Now if you could just find neon flashing pink flamingoes so he is not so lonely. [$54.99, ModCloth]

Rihanna On Chris Brown: “He Needed Help”

On Abused Women
Facts about Rihanna and other abused women. Read More »
Rihanna's Forgiveness
Collaborating? Rihanna takes her forgiveness of Chris Brown too far. Read More »
Chris Brown's Abuse
On why our culture must take domestic violence more seriously. Read More »
MORNING QUICKIES
"Who's going to help him?"
  • In an interview airing this Sunday on OWN, Rihanna opens up to Oprah about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown’s assault on her in 2009 and how difficult it was for her to process. “I lost my best friend. Everything I knew switched in a night and I couldn’t control that,” Rihanna says in the preview above. She continues that one of the hardest things about the aftermath of the assault and their breakup was watching Brown get demonized in the media. “I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help,” she says. “Who’s going to help him? Nobody is going to say ‘He needs help.’ Everybody is going to say ‘He’s a monster’ without looking at the source. I was more concerned about him.” [TMZ] Keep reading »

Pimp’s List Of 10 Rules Is The Most Depressing Thing Ever

Red Umbrella Project
The Red Umbrella Project helps sex workers write their truth. Read More »
Backpage.com Sued
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Teen girls sue Backpage.com over sexual exploitation. Read More »
Sex Work Past
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Is it OK for an elementary school teacher to have been a stripper? Read More »
pimp list

Not that I was under any illusions that pimps were good people as a general demographic, but this just makes me want to take a bath after reading it. On Monday, Long Island police raided the home of an alleged pimp named Steve McDaniel and came across a handwritten list called “Rules 2 Da Game of Hoez!!!” Keep reading »

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