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A Grill With Fry Time

Listen, I don’t ask for much. But this outdoor portable grill with deep bucket for optional deep frying? I am asking you, world, for this. The Blacktop 360 grill includes a deep-fryer right in the middle so you can make French fries to go along with your burgers. It also includes a griddle, warming plate and something called an infrared grill, which sounds a bit space age-y. It’s completely portable too, so you can take it to the backyard, to parties, on dates — wherever! 

[$240.00 Blacktop 360]

Jay-Z’s Rocawear Pulls “Occupy All Streets” Shirts

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Why shouldn’t Jay-Z — a man firmly entrenched in the 1 percent as any — be able to profit off of the Occupy Wall Street foment that’s taken over the country? That, I suppose, was the thinking behind his Rocawear label’s “Occupy All Streets” T-shirt, which was, said a statement from the company, “a way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street.” I mean, ”What better way to show your support for the Occupy Wall Street Movement than with a dope tee?” read a post from the Rocawear blog. And it’s only $22 a pop! (None of which goes to the Occupy movement.) It seems someone over at ye olde Rocawear finally smartened up and realized that perhaps it was in poor taste to capitalize off a movement that — at its very core — aims to upend the capitalist system. This past weekend, any mention of the shirts was removed from the Rocawear site (which means they’ll probably go for hundreds of dollars on eBay now). [NYMag.com]

Hulk On Hulk Action

Hulk Hogan’s facial hair can just as well double as head hair, as illustrated in this rather disturbing Photoshopped illustration. It’s called Moustair, and Hulk is hardly the only celeb whose facial hair has multiple applications. In fact, there’s a whole website devoted to the cause. [Moustair]

Chinese Senior Citizens Love Them Some Lady Gaga

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What’s the recipe for musical magic? Take a gaggle of young flutists in future-wear, along with hundreds of Chinese senior citizens in Tommy Bahama cruise wear, and a disco/muzac version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” and you’ve got one of the best videos of all time. We’d say we wish we understood what was going on here, but it’s actually so much better not to. [YouTube]

Get Your Koala, Free To A Good Home — On Craigslist

Well this just seems like a colossally bad idea. A woman in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, was attempting to give away her koala on Craigslist. Wait a second, just back it up. How did she come in possession of a koala in the first place? That seems … highly illegal? And dangerous — to both animal and human. Come on, people. (The ad has since been taken down. Maybe the lil’ guy sold?)

Watch A Grape Interview A Banana

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After streaking though a football game in a banana costume, high school student Brian Thompson was suspended, which got a lot of people up in arms. So, reporter Pat Collins decided to do what any dedicated journalist might do: he interviewed Brian. In a grape costume. When asked by Pat why he chose a banana, Brian said, “I don’t know. Potassium’s great.” Well, points for that. [YouTube]

Shopping Guide: Happy Corduroy Appreciation Day!

Today is 11/11/11, which is Veteran’s Day (currently being commemorated in a parade walking past The Frisky offices!), but it’s also Corduroy Appreciation Day. Every year, Corduroy Appreciation Day coincides with 11/11, as the date’s verticality pleasantly resembles the fabric’s pattern. But as the epic 11/11/11 only falls once every 100 years, so in honor of this even-more-special celebration, we’ve selected several fine corduroy pieces, designed to set your fine corduroy heart aflutter, on this magical, mystical day.

The Economist Charms Us With Blatant Sexism, Misogyny

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I admit, I used to subscribe to The Economist. I let the issues pile up, promising I’d get to them eventually, whenever I felt like reading pretentious, dry and humorless reading on world affairs. But that day never really came. And so after about a year, my subscription ran out, and I traded it in for a sub to The New Yorker, which I happily devour each week. When I saw this delightful little pamphlet put out by the mag’s clearly-misguided marketing team, it only further confirmed my decision to get the eff away from the First World Order boy’s club that seems to be running the place. “Why should women be reading The Economist?” it queries, and answers, “They shouldn’t.” Instead! “Accomplished, influential people should read us. People like you.” Which of course, assumes that women couldn’tpossibly be accomplished or influential. (Ladies! I know, right?) Oh, old guard, you really got us there.  A better question might be ,”Why should anyone be readingThe Economist?” Because obviously, they really, really shouldn’t.

Watch Joel McHale Get Sexy For People Magazine

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Ladies, I implore you, please watch this video of Joel McHale acknowledging being on People’s Sexiest Men list to the very end. The pay off is very, very, very worth it. [People]

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The Country Music Awards

So, let’s talk about the fashions at the Country Music Awards. Everyone thinks they should get a special dispensation because it’s the Country Music Awards and Nashville is where sparkle glitter was invented or something, but I say no! Taylor Swift still manages to look classy! So can you Miranda Lambert! And everybody else! Take a look at how they all fared.

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