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Not Even Taiwanese Animation Can Really Explain Snooki

Next Media Animation has taken some liberties explaining “Jersey Shore” via Taiwanese CGI animation. But honestly, President Obama getting smashed in the face with a wine bottle for imposing a 10 percent tanning tax wouldn’t be too far-fetched should Snooki ever crash a White House party. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

The UK’s Powerful New Domestic Violence PSA: “You Make The Call, We Make It Stop”

Most of us have no qualms about calling the cops when our neighbors practice guitar chords at 3 a.m. But all too many people are content to mind their own business when they hear a couple’s argument veer in to dangerous territory. This new interactive PSA from the UK’s Metropolitan Police gives you two different options: one if you call 999 to report domestic violence, another if you don’t. It’s chilling, but powerful. [Feministing] Keep reading »

Inspiration Board: Betty Boop

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Forget Betty White. The true American icon is Betty Boop! Today is Miss Boop’s birthday, so it’s time to play our respects to the old gal. According to Wikipedia — where everything is true always — Betty was originally drawn as a French poodle. Then cartoonist Max Fleischer crafted Betty into the red-lipped, curvaceous dollface we know today. In honor of Betty’s birthday, here’s how to pull together a Betty Boop look. It’s easier than saying “boop-boop-be-doop!” [ABC News]

What’s The Dirtiest Movie You’ve Ever Seen?

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The sexiest skin flicks out there don’t come from porn, but from Hollywood: Gael Garcia Bernal‘s supa-hot three-way in Y Tu Mama Tambien; James Spader spanking Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary; the unimaginable horrors of vagina dentata in Teeth. And don’t even get us started on “Last Tango In Paris.”

Here are the eight dirtiest movies we’ve ever seen — and make sure to tell us yours in the comments!

Jane Aldridge’s Cockroach Necklace: Chic Or Eeek?

Clearly, Jane Adridge of Sea of Shoes has never had a roommate who leaves half-eaten bowls of Cocoa Puffs around the apartment for three days. What do you think of her cockroach necklace? Chic or eeeek? [TheyEnvy.us] Keep reading »

Kanye West’s Tweets Caption “The New Yorker” Cartoons

Separately, Kanye West’s tweets and cartoons in The New Yorker can be insufferably pompous. Yet, together, they are magic. [Paste] Keep reading »

Quotable: Emma Thompson Says Audrey Hepburn “Can’t Act”

“I find Audrey Hepburn fantastically twee. Twee is whimsy without wit. It’s mimsy-mumsy sweetness without any kind of bite. And that’s not for me. She can’t sing and she can’t really act, I’m afraid. I’m sure she was a delightful woman — and perhaps if I had known her I would have enjoyed her acting more, but I don’t and I didn’t, so that’s all there is to it, really.”

Emma Thompson on Audrey Hepburn, the original star of “My Fair Lady.” Thompson is writing the screenplay for a remake of the 1964 film, starring Carey Mulligan. Obviously, we need to start using the word “mimsy-mumsy” in conversation more often. [Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

New Style Email Obsession: Etsy Fashion

My name is Jessica Wakeman and I am an Etsy-aholic: the daily newsletter from the vintage/craft/food/housewares/everything website is a must-read. While I enjoy Etsy’s curated daily “Etsy Finds” emails — “Mad Men” style was a recent one, as was a nautical theme — I’m even more psyched that Etsy is branching off into even more niche email lists. “Etsy Fashion” is a daily newsletter of adorable treasures, such as all short-shorts or clutches, while “Etsy Weddings” is a weekly newsletter for all things nuptial-related, like invitations. (Come on, don’t try to pretend you don’t daydream what your invites will look like.) The only annoying thing about the daily emails, I’ve found, is some of the items are sold out by the time I get around to reading it. Click fast, fashionistas! [Etsy.com] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Senate Candidate Says Stay-At-Home Parenting Is “Right” Thing To Do

  • Sharron Angle, a U.S. Senate candidate for Nevada, has said that having one parent staying at home with children is the “right” and “acceptable” thing to do. Gee, I wonder which gender she’s talking about?! A group of Las Vegas working moms wondered the same thing and recently held an event to denounce Angle and throw their support behind Sen. Harry Reid. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • A former middle school student who claimed teasing at school lead her to develop anorexia has settled her federal lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Public Schools. The girl, identified as “B.G.,” said she was harassed every day beginning in 6th grade by three boys who told her she was fat and ugly. Once, when she began to cry in class from the abuse, “B.G.” said, she was sent to the guidance counselor’s office where she was told the boys must be flirting. In 7th grade, two more boys joined in on the teasing and she developed anorexia. That same year, “B.G.” eventually told her mother about what was going on. The girl’s mother said she was never notified about the teasing, even though school administrators were aware it was going on. The settlement is for $55K, plus the cost of mediation. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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Adults Carrying Animal-Shaped Purses: Yeah Or “Neigh”?

It’s still the first week of August, but I’m already thinking ahead to fall and a new purse to go with it. Scoping my beloved ModCloth.com for something cute, I stumbled across this atrocity: the Misty of Chic-oteague Purse. Errrrr, more like: which way to the glue factory? I’m pretty adventurous when it comes to style, but draw that line at animal-shaped handbags. Maybe if I’m playing dress-up with my nieces. But maybe I’m just turning into an old fart. Do you think Misty of Chic-oteague is totes adorable or agree this pony purse should stay in the stables? [ModCloth.com] Keep reading »

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