I’m not sure how I feel about SpaghettiOPs pizza, which is a real thing a guy name Adam Kuban made, documented and presumably ate recently. On the one hand, SpaghettiOs and pizza, together. On the other hand, that’s a lot of bread on pasta. But on the other other hand, I used to like eating spaghetti sandwiches as a kid, before I knew what a carb was. Keep reading »
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Earlier this week, director Ken Russell passed away. Russell is best known for the landmark films “Women in Love,” “Altered States” and The Who’s epic “Tommy,” but before he became an auteur, he was a lowly photography student at Southwest Essex Polytechnic and School of Art. There. he met a friend who was into Teddy Boy subculture, a vibrant youth culture made up mostly of young working class kids in London who sported neo-Edwardian fashion. The subculture was most widely represented through its male members. but there was a small group of “Teddy Girls,” and thanks to Russell, their look and lifestyle was documented as well. [Boing Boing]
Really guys, this is all it used to take — blow some smoke in a girl’s face and she’d drop her panties for you like that. Really, the ’60s were such a great time to be a dude. [Bored Panda]
So, let me get this straight: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is about a woman attempting to outrun a sadistic rapist and solve a murder, so naturally you’d want to design a line of clothing around her look. Well, not really. It seems that H&M’s “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” collection is mostly a mish-mosh of faded and dingy colors, intentionally worn fabrications and rather impossible to wear stretch faux leathers. So yeah, I won’t be bothering with any of it. But what about you? Feeling the Lisbeth Salander look?
Real talk: I’m not so much a fan of babies. I know, it’s like my biological imperative or whatever, but I like dogs better. Anyways, this Husky puppy somehow makes this crying baby actually STOP CRYING with its adorable yawping. It’s like the dog is saying, “HEY BABY, do you even HEAR yourself? This is what you sound like, only less cute.” [YouTube]
Forever 21′s warpath of cultural and social appropriation knows no bounds. Its latest target? The obscure ’80s San Francisco punk band Flipper, whose most well-known fan was probably the late great Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. It seems ye olde Forevs has reproduced a DIY-ed Flipper T that Kurt Cobain MADE HIMSELF in its latest round of men’s shirts. We suppose it’s rather smart of them to rip off a dead rockstar — much less likely to be sued by Cobain from beyond the grave than by some of the other victims of its recent scams. Still, we can’t help but hope someone from the band sees their blatant attempt at punk rock cred and calls them out on it in a very public, embarrassing way. It’s what Kurt would have wanted. [Death And Taxes]
Gather round children, you’re about to hear a depressing tale. Guns — yes, guns — were a real hot ticket item this past Black Friday. Apparently, gun sellers recorded the highest day ever of gun sales, smashing the previous one-day record by a whopping 32 percent. Firearms rights people think this is awesome. “I think there is a burgeoning awakening of the American public that they do have a constitutional right to own guns,” said Larry Keane, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. And, said Keane, more and more first-time buyers are women.
As someone deathly afraid of guns, I have no desire to ever be in the presence of one — much less own one. But it does seem like a trend that’s becoming increasingly popular with women. Would you — or do you — own a gun? [USA Today]
Believe it or not, the push to be hyper-thin hasn’t always been present. In the ’50s and ’60s, women were sold the idea that a curvy, bodacious bod was best, and companies like Wate-On advertised that they could turn a skinny girl into a voluptuous vixen through their weight-gaining products. Whether Wate-On worked, it’s refreshing to see a different kind of body type being coveted — one that doesn’t promote a protruding hip or clavicle. Check out these great vintage “anti-skinny” ads. [Daily Mail UK]
The ’70s were a wild ride, man. The dogs were going crazy. Everybody was dancing. The party never ended. And then the suddenly the ball dropped and it was the ’80s, and everybody was in banking. Total bummer, dude. [YouTube]
Before I worked at The Frisky, I did several years’ time in the weird — very weird — world of gossip magazines and tabloid websites. I know, I know, hard to believe there was life before The Frisky! But! I worked for several strange and sundry places (Us Weekly, OK! and TMZ among them) that make their money selling the American public on the latest news on the Kardashians, Hiltons and Lohans — or whomever else might happen to capture the public imagination at the moment. And because I spent some time in that world, I picked up a few things about how celebrity gets bought and sold and perpetuated. And in the spirit of the holidays, and because sharing is caring, I’m going to tell you, really, how the celebrity industrial complex manufactures your daily dose of craptacular celeb news, paparazzi shots and insider scoops. Keep reading »