If the new reality show “Married By 30″ makes women look desperate to get married, Pepsi Max’s “asteroid” commercial makes men look like sad little slaves to their own d**ks. This commercial (posted on YouTube in early February) shows a group of guy friends who fake a newscaster’s alert about an asteroid hitting the Earth and show it on TV at a bar where one guy is sitting next to a beautiful woman. When she finds out she has less than 10 minutes to live before the asteroid hits, she pounces on him. The implication is that those crazy sex-crazed boys have to trick the fairer sex to get us in bed — and that trickery is totally OK and not the slightest bit creepy.
Guys, don’t you find it offensive when commercials portray you this way? [YouTube] Keep reading »
In the latest episode of “Pretty Wild,” Alexis Neiers and Tess Taylor did a photo shoot with Vernon Davis, tight end for the San Francisco 49ers, where they dressed up as cheerleaders. I blame the pom-poms for why a grown-ass man like Davis would agree to a “date” with Alexis afterwards. (Guess he never heard of her alleged involvement in the “bling ring”? Cue the jailbait jokes … )
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Not content with women marrying men they barely know (“The Bachelor”), or have never met (“Who Wants To Marry A Millionaire?”), the Reality TV gods bring us “Married By 30,” about the world’s most desperate/pathetic women and gay men who HAVE to marry by the big Three-Oh. “Married By 30″ is currently casting 26- to 28-year-olds who are “part of the New York social scene and preferably spend summers in the Hamptons” to pick a wedding date and let cameras follow them for one year while they plan The Big Day. Because making a legally-binding contract to another person before some arbitrary, yet culturally significant, birthday is an awesome idea. Considering the company casting the show is College Humor, we’re hoping this is one big joke. But, on the chance that “Married By 30″ will seriously be shown on a “premier, upscale cable network,” I think we now know who won’t be “part of the New York social scene” anymore. [RickyVanVeen.com] Keep reading »
“I have three sons and I feel my cycle as Tracy Morgan won’t be complete until I have a daughter. That’s the only way I’m going to be able to really, really feel differently toward women … I think things will be different once I have a daughter. You need that feminine energy in your life. As a man, to really respect and honor women, you have to have a daughter.”
—Tracy Morgan sounds like he intended this sentiment to be sweet, but it’s actually pretty douche-y, in my opinion. [Bust Magazine] Keep reading »
Iceland has passed a law to shut down all strip clubs, making it illegal for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees.
Well, duh. It’s cold up there.
Actually, no: politician Kolbrun Halldorsdottir, who first proposed the law, said on Wednesday, “It is not acceptable that women, or people in general, are a product to be sold.” Iceland began hammering that point home last year when it passed a law effectively banning prostitution by criminalizing the purchase of sex; the strip club law is simply the next step. Keep reading »
I am not trying to make light of this news at all, but I see the word “fortune teller” in a headline and I have to write about it: Cesar Duran of Torrance, California, who claims to be a fortuneteller, has been accused of sexual assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 16, after “reading” their fortunes. The first victim, the 16-year-old, testified she met Duran on a street where her told her to pick up a leaf and crumple it so he could tell her fortune. The fortune Duran “read” turned out to be bleak—she would be lonely and bad things would happen to her family—and he allegedly told the girl, “I can help you, but I have to be in you. … My spirit has to be in you.” Keep reading »
“It was really the best night of my life. You know, this is the most important person in the world to me and she’s going through the best night of her life. It strikes me as weird that other people wouldn’t be in that situation. I feel bad that they don’t have that kind of relationship with their sisters.”
—Will Forte will never make us laugh at “Saturday Night Live”‘s Vagisil commercials the same way again [Bust Magazine] Keep reading »
It’s not always us ladies who have to deal with Bill or Betsy’s TMI convos at the water cooler: Men filed 16.4 percent of all sexual harassment claims in 2009, up from 15.4 percent of all claims in 2006, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Employment lawyers told The Wall Street Journal that they are increasingly seeing “locker room” behavior, like raunchy talk or sexual innuendo, in sexual harassment claims from men. But experts say some men are reluctant to report it because they don’t want to look like they’re weak, whiny or, strangely, gay, for reporting the abuse of power. Of course, women still file the overwhelming majority of sexual harassment claims at work. But the fact that guys deal with this crap at work, too, proves that sexual harassment is not a case of a woman “encouraging” or “asking for it.” [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »