Beer sales are rising. Condoms are disappearing from school nurses’ offices. Yes, prom season is upon us! While some girls scouted the racks at Nordstrom (and at least one prom-goer scouted her local KKK office), other girls are busily sewing their own prom dresses. But I’m not interested in the normal-looking dresses that show skill with a Singer sewing machine; I’m more fascinated by the weirdo, hot glue gun-laden shit that looks like it sent someone home on a “Project Runway” competition.
I will spare you the 700 teen girls around the country who fashion their own dresses out of duct tape in an attempt to win $20,000 from the Duck brand duct tape college scholarship contest. You’ve seen one duct tape dress, you’ve seen them all. But here’s six of the weirdest other homemade prom dresses that have kept our nation’s quirky teens busy.
Michelle Obama kept it classy on “The View” this morning, as always. The First Lady gamely fielded questions about the president tucking her into bed at night and whether she would ever consider running for office. (Answer: hell no!) She also discussed the continued prevalence of racism in this country. But I was most interested in hearing her discuss how the Obamas raise their daughters and make sure Malia and Sasha are happy, even with all the craziness swirling around them. “The thing I always want my girls to know is their life is good either way,” she said. “They understand their world is secure no matter what. They’ve grown to understand home is wherever we are. … Dad is always going to be Dad.” Well said. [Mediaite]
We were laying on the couch in the darkness, the new Sofia Coppola movie flickering on the TV screen. Even in my lightest pajamas with the AC blaring, my skin soaked with sweat. I’d just taken a cool-off shower, which washed off all my carefully applied makeup from dinner. My wet hair hung around my face, drying as much as frizzing in the humidity.
But still, when he stroked my leg, looked me straight in the eye, and told me, “You’re so pretty,” I believed him. Keep reading »
Oh, John Edwards, you never stop being entertaining, do you? Last week, various news reports suggested that there’s some trouble in the North Carolina courtroom where Edwards is on trial for allegedly using campaign funds to hide his pregnant mistress. Namely, he is flirting with an alternate juror. As ABC News put it:
[I]t has been impossible to ignore the dynamic between Edwards and one of the female alternates, an attractive young woman with jet-black hair, who seems to have been flirting with Edwards for days. The juror clearly instigated the exchanges. She smiles at him. He smiles politely back at her. She giggles. He blushes. Keep reading »