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You Always Wanted A Piglet Octopus, Didn’t You?

Russian artist Santani makes fantastical chimeras out of fabric fur and clay — like this pig/octopus hybrid that we’ve taken to calling Octopiggle. But Octopiggle is hardly Santani’s only bizarro animal creation. It seems he’s devoted countless hours and swaths of fake fur to making a whole menagerie of fantasy animals — he’s a regular Dr. Moreau. Check out a couple more after the jump. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

When Is A Horse Not A Horse? When It’s A Dog In Disguise!

Dressing dogs up as other animals; it seems like this should have caught on a long time ago, but the Japanese have really gone whole hog into it, morphing dogs into pandas, horses, buffalo, and a potpourri of other beasts. A haircut and some strategic hair dye and accessories seems to be all it takes. Do you suppose other dogs make fun of these guys? They have to, right? After the jump, several more doggie transformations. Keep reading »

Ask The Underwear Expert: “Help My Post-Pregnancy Boobs!”

You’ve given birth and now your boobs are just … different. How do you find a bra for post-pregnancy breasts — one that doesn’t smoosh ‘em down, but doesn’t turn ‘em into crazy bullet boobs either. We took it to our resident underwear expert Brianna, and she’s kindly answered our pressing breast questions after the jump. And remember, if you’ve {encode=”julie@thefrisky.com” title=”got a question”} for Brianna, we’ll be happy to send it along! Keep reading »

An ’80s Teen Slow Jam–Featuring Kelly Ripa!


Guys, it’s important that we all have somebody by our side that we can count on. That’s the message of this ’80s hit by Corey Hart, titled “By Your Side,” that was featured on a local Philadelphia dance show. While it’s clear that many of the ladies on the show (and gentlemen) actually count on copious amounts of hair spray and Dep gel, they also count on their moms and dads — and each other. Watch out for an early shot of pre-Regis Kelly Ripa, and stick around to check out the best couple of the night, Toni and Pisces, who is wearing really fly sunglasses while dancing with his special lady. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Does Your Man Have Thin Calves? Force Him To Wear Wondersocks!

How often have you looked at a man and thought, Hmm, his calves are so wispy, how does he stand on such thin and branch-like legs? I know, it happens all the time, right? Given the immense problem of lack of robust calves, it’s wonderful that designer Herbert Lipah — who runs a second-hand lederhosen shop in Munich, Germany — has decided to tackle the problem head on. He’s created the Wondersock, a padded insert men can stuff into high socks to give their calves added heft and muscularity. Lipah calls his product “First Royal Bavarian Calf Implants” and refers to them as “the Wonderbra for men.” We say, hey, if they help a dude feel better about his scrawny legs, then sure. And it seems like a whole lot less invasive than getting calf implants. [Gawker] Keep reading »

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Breaking News: Kids Think Planking Is Stupid


This week, the “Kids React” series tackles the fine art of planking. What is it? Why do people do it? Is it cool? Says one particularly incensed 7-year-old, “Stop. Stop planking. That’s weird. And get a job or something!” After all, “Isn’t [planking] for like, teens who just wanna do everything other teens wanna do?” And with one swift kick to the nuts, a 12-year-old girl manages to bring the Internet to its knees. [The Fine Bros.] Keep reading »

Zooey Deschanel’s Not Apologizing For Being A Girly Girl

“Here’s the thing about being a girlie girl. I think there was a generation before us that felt like they needed to act like men to be taken seriously, like they had to use their sexuality to take control of people. I don’t judge people for that. But I don’t want to take all my clothes off and use myself as an object. It’s part of the machine and I don’t think that necessarily pushes us forward as women. I think you can still be girlie and maintain your power. The fact that you associate being girlie with being non-threatening, that is I mean, I can’t think of more blatant example of playing into exactly the thing that we’re trying to fight against. I can’t be girlie? Why do I need to be defined aesthetically by someone else’s perceptions of what makes me seem like someone who should be taken seriously? I’m going to wear whatever I want to wear, because I’m expressing myself, and I deserve that right. And I like the way that looks. You’re not demeaning yourself by acting girlie. I think the fact that people are associating being girlie with weakness, that needs to be examined. Not me dressing girlie. I don’t think that undermines my power at all.”

Zooey Deschanel talks to New York about why she exercises her right to be a girly girl and a feminist. What do you think about what Zooey’s saying? [NYMag.com]

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Shopping Guide: 10 Rad Red Looks

If there’s two things I learned from Sunday night’s Emmy Awards it’s that apparently everyone loves “Modern Family” and I guess I should start watching it. And! Ladies love them some red dresses! Red was the major color of the night, so we’ve put together a collection of some of or favorite red looks. Red carpet not included.

Steve Martin’s Hilarious Oscar Hosting Advice For Eddie Murphy

Awards shows are always a little bit of a hit or miss affair. Jane Lynch happened to be a pretty stellar choice for this year’s Emmys, but we’re feeling kind of meh about the idea of Eddie Murphy hosting this year’s Oscars. Never fear, all-star funny guy Steve Martin is around to offer necessary hosting advice and wisdom. As a part of a hosting duo with Alec Baldwin, Martin killed it, and in an open letter, he gives Murphy everything he needs to know about making it through the four hour mega-show monstrosity. Read the hilarious letter after the jump. Keep reading »

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