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Lady Gaga? Sarah Palin? Bitch, please, try to think of something more inspired for Halloween. If you live anywhere near a Target store, then Simon Doonan can help. The quirky style writer and creative director for Barneys designed a line of “Costume Couture” especially for Tar-jay and it’s perfect for pairs and pooches! I’m loving the spaghetti and meatball, A-list celebrity and a paparazzo, and the candy corn. Now, who will be the spaghetti to my meatball this October 31st?
“The only thing I wish I wouldn’t have done is to put out that apology [to Sarah Palin in People magazine] because it kind of makes me sound like a liar. And I’ve never lied about anything. So that’s probably the only thing. The rest of the stuff I can live with.”
When you jet to a hipster haven like San Francisco or Seattle, you don’t just want to visit the tourist traps. But how to find the best thrift shops and indie stores on unfamiliar terrain? GrassRoutes Travel has published five Urban Eco travel guides to point you in the thriftiest and most eco-friendly directions. These are your resources for finding the fair trade cafes, the cheapest indie music clubs, and the best vegan and organic foods. Bonus? Special maps to help you get around by foot and public transportation.
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As every fretful mother knows, getting your ears pierced is totally the gateway drug to getting your clit pierced by someone named “Skid” behind a pizza parlor at midnight. I think The Frisky’s new slogan should be, “We might seem like nice girls, but we’ve got a lot of nipple piercings between us!” After the jump, find out where you can find holes if you, um, go looking … Keep reading »
- A never-before-seen episode of “Family Guy,” which was banned from FOX because Lois considers having an abortion in it, will be available for sale this weekend on DVD. In “Partial Terms of Endearment,” Lois becomes a surrogate mother but wants to terminate the pregnancy after the mom-to-be unexpectedly dies. Peter and Lois are forced to watch an anti-abortion video, which tells them, “Science has proven that within hours of conception, a human fetus has started a college fund and has already made your first Mother’s Day card out of macaroni and glitter.” Ha! [ABC News]
- Walmart wants a sexual discrimination class-action lawsuit thrown out of court because the group suing would be so huge that it may change the definition of “class action” going forward. Depressing. [USA Today]
- A mother of six from Atlantis, Florida, can’t afford to get her leaking breast implants removed. Ada Serrano said she went from a B-cup to a double-D because her husband — whom she later divorced — didn’t like her breasts. [WPTV]
- California has appealed a 60-year-old law requiring the state to find a “cure” for homosexuality. [Miami Herald]
There’s gonna be a situation up in here. A cow situation.
OK, “Redneck Jersey Shore” is not really what the show will be called. But when the producer of “Jersey Shore” teams up with Comedy Central to film a reality TV show about a group of Southerners, what do y’all think is going to happen? Producer Sally Ann Salsano began casting her yokels months ago for a show tentatively titled “Party Down South,” and she must have found her trashy Southern belles and meth-addled good ol’ boys because the show has started filming. We’ll totally queue this up in the TiVo, along with “Persian Version,” the tentative title for the Iranian-American spin-off, and “Wicked Summer,” which’ll focus on “blue collar” folks in Boston. In the meantime, cue millions of Southerners irate about being depicted as hicks in five … four … three … [ABC News] Keep reading »
Mimi Rosenthal is our kind of granny: To celebrate her 101st birthday, she got her third tattoo. At 99, Mimi got a blue butterfly tat and at 100 it was a sunflower on her arm. Last week Mimi got another yellow sunflower, but this time on her leg. Why so many tattoos on a senior citizen? Mimi says, “Why not?” [TampaBay.com] Keep reading »
Today is Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the day the 19th Amendment was signed and gave white women the right to vote. Exciting times for (some of) our great-grandmothers! We’re lucky to have grown up in America in a time when it’s not considered “radical” for women to vote, use birth control, or raise children and work. Instead, our generation is more likely to become interested in women’s rights and feminism by way of pop culture. So, in honor of Women’s Equality Day, we’ve shared what got us interested about our place as women in the world. Share your own stories in the comments!
We’ve seen the behind-the-scenes photos of Tavi styling on set for BlackBook. We’ve seen the finished product of her work. And now, BlackBook has released an almost-too-precious YouTube video of Tavi running around the set. Tavi, Tavi, everywhere! This event is so well-captured you’d think we pushed this kid out of our vagina and have been feeding and clothing her for 14 years. [YouTube] Keep reading »
- I love this Bitch magazine video, “The Huffington Post’s Sexist Link Bait Strategy,” by Anita Sarkeesian — and not just because my study for Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting about the lack of female bloggers on HuffPost’s front page is quoted in it. She asks why the site calls itself liberal and progressive when so much of its internet traffic comes from viewers looking at slideshows of celebrity nip slips. [Bitch]
- Walmart is appealing an April ruling to authorize a class action lawsuit against the company for sex discrimination. Female employees past and present claim they received lower pay and were passed over for promotions. [Reuters]
- Yesterday, Alaskan voters approved a law that requires a parent to be notified by a doctor if a teen girl, age 17 or younger, is seeking an abortion. The teen girl can skirt the law if she provides the doctor a notarized statement that she is being abused at home. Already 34 other states require that a parent be notified or give consent in order for an abortion to be performed. [Anchorage Daily News]