Ever heard the saying “Well-behaved women rarely make history”? No? Well, maybe you’re more familiar with this 2008 Tina Fey-ism: “Bitches get stuff done!” Fey was talking about Hillary Clinton, of course, but all of us bitches out there clutched our hearts in gratitude. Uber-competent, competitive, no-time-for-BS ball busters — bitches, for lack of a better word — are truly an under-appreciated segment of the population. Bitches aren’t necessarily bitter people, but they’re driven by a certain amount of frustration because they look around at the mess in the world and know they could do it better. So, in the spirit of Maxim‘s “What You Can Learn From Seven Types of A**holes,” let’s see what we can learn from the School of Bitch, shall we? Keep reading »
You’re too fat to fly! That’s what Southwest Airlines apparently told director Kevin Smith when they booted him off his plane to Burbank, according to his pissed-off tweets on Saturday night. Smith’s heavyset frame was apparently so large that the person sitting next to him couldn’t move the armrest down. Silent Bob tweeted that “Captain Leysath” deemed him a “flight risk” because his size would make it difficult for other passengers to get past him in case of an emergency, so a flight attendant named “Suzanne” forced him off the plane and gave him a $100 voucher for another flight.
But, Smith warned on Twitter, “you f**ked with the wrong sedentary processed-foods eater!” Keep reading »
“To talk about the impact of fashion is really interesting. I think so much of it is tied into feminism. I am a post-baby boomer who has been handed a sort of Spice Girls‘ version of feminism. We’re supposed to be wearing half-shirts and jumping around. And, you know, maybe that’s not panning out. But you can tell different generations of women by whether or not they wear that Hillary Clinton blue power suit or the reappropriated Playboy-symbol necklace worn ironically. I think women dress for other women to let them know what their deal is. Because if women were only dressing for men, there would be nothing but Victoria’s Secret. There would be no Dior.”
— Tina Fey gets all Women’s Studies-y talking about clothes [Vogue] Keep reading »
If you’re as immature as we are, Sarah Jessica Parker‘s recent spot for “Sesame Street” about the concept of “big” will send you into a fit of giggles.
Oh, poor Grover. If you only knew what we were thinking when you shout, “You must want the biggest thing I can find!” Oh yeah she does, the little minx. [YouTube] Keep reading »
“I married a guy, he killed himself, I inherited everything. That’s the way it goes.”
— Courtney Love in Spin magazine [Contact Music] Keep reading »
She’s been a doctor, she’s been a punk rocker, hell, she’s even moonlit as JK Rowling from the “Harry Potter” series. But Barbie‘s 2010 career will be of the geekier persuasion: computer engineer. Tech star Barbie comes with a laptop and glasses — both, of course, pink — and a pretty sweet Bluetooth headset.
If only she could suddenly come alive when your dang printer’s not working. [Barbie Media] Keep reading »
As we all know, the theme of this year’s Super Bowl commercials (lovingly curated in a slideshow by Amelia) was OH NOES! WOMEN ARE EMASCULATING THE MENFOLK!
Dodge Chargers’ ad about “Man’s Last Stand,” in particular, had a lot of critics rolling their eyes for the way it depicted modern dudes as a sorry, henpecked lot. Producer MacKenzie Fegan has filmed a “response” ad called “Woman’s Last Stand,” and though it’s a wee bit bitter, the sentiment has us fist-pumping like we’re on the freaking Jersey Shore. (Warning: two little curse words make it not safe for work.) [The Sexist] Keep reading »