“It says in the scene, ‘she kisses him back.’ After she kisses me back, then we’re supposed to copulate. I don’t know why but she wouldn’t kiss me back! […] That actress just didn’t want to smooch me. She changed the whole course of Pete Campbell. And Matthew [Weiner] was all, ‘You didn’t rape her! I don’t know why people are saying you raped her! That wasn’t supposed to be rape!’”
—Actor Vincent Kartheiser on his “Mad Men” character Pete Campbell’s alleged rape of an au pair in season three of the show. Isn’t it just like Pete Campbell to blame it on the girl? [Movieline] Keep reading »
In the ’60s and ’70s, there was an entire genre of literature seemingly built around frightened young innocents escaping the horrors of haunted, creepy old houses. Luckily, some genius soul has cataloged this literary trend in a site called Women Running From Houses, which compiles any and every book cover featuring a young woman running screeching from a house. Like this one, by author “Jane Lovesmith” (total pen name), called The Lock. “What was the haunting secret of the unopened crypt behind the old house on Gantry Hill?” it asks. Good question. Let’s not find out. [Women Running From Houses] Keep reading »
Watch as fashion editor Caitlin Burke solves a puzzle on “Wheel of Fortune” with almost zero clues. “Is it just me or was that the most amazing solve we’ve ever had?” says a bewildered Pat Sajak. And trust us, that guy has seen everything.
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Surprisingly, swimming doesn’t necessarily come naturally to all members of the animal kingdom.
Like these baby otters, Sumalee and Kasem, who live at the Longleat Zoo in England. The pair were taught how to swim by first trying it out in a sink, before then graduating to a baby pool. Watch as they frolic and play — sans water wings — for a thrilled audience. [BuzzFeed
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The Sartorialist is chock-full of impossibly cool and beautiful people looking impossibly cool and beautiful, and we’ve often wondered just what it takes to get noticed by Sartorialist blogger Scott Schuman’s discerning eye. Wonder no more: this handy and hilarious chart offers up a surefire way to get noticed, and photographed, by the world’s coolest style blogger. Check it out after the jump. [I Love Charts] Keep reading »
Photographer Edward Horsford has really good timing — which is how he’s able to take such jaw-dropping photos of balloons as they pop. Incredibly, Horsford works alone, using a timer and a flash to capture the absolute perfect balloon-popping moment. We love how he captures the balloon’s moment of release. [Neatorama] Keep reading »
“I feel like when Taylor was getting all those magazine covers, she was all good then. I feel completely empathetic and sympathize with that moment of her feeling bad, that spawned her to have one million magazine covers and be the most popular artist in the world, but in that moment of her feeling bad, I do feel bad about being the cause of that.”
—Most modest man in the world Kanye West talking (yet again) about how he pretty much made Taylor Swift’s career by interrupting her at the 2009 VMAs. I’m sure that “thank you” from Taylor will come any day now, Kanye. [Dlisted] Keep reading »