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Feeling Lonely? Rent A Friend!

Friendships — so difficult to maintain, so many variables and personalities. Well, thanks to a new service called RentAFriend, you can skip all the “getting to know you” stuff, and get straight to the hanging out. RentAFriend puts a transactional twist on platonic relationships by charging users to hang out with its “friends.” How it works: Users can put in their zip codes and find profiles of potential “friends” that live nearby. Profiles include the stuff that each particular “friend” is interested in doing, along with basic stats on them.

And then users arrange a “friend” hang-out. It’s more than a little weird. Keep reading »

Hump Day Lunchtime Poll: 2 Days And $5 Million Dollars

The bitchy “Heathers” chicks are kind of our heroes. And in honor of them, and all the foxy Veronicas out there, we’ve started a new series called Lunchtime Poll. Share your answer to our lunchtime poll in the comments and we’ll highlight our fave answers later this week. First up, the classic Lunchtime Poll, straight from the movie “Heathers”:

You win five million dollars from the Publisher’s sweepstakes, and the same day as that big Ed guy gives you the check, aliens land on the Earth and say they’re going to blow up the world in two days. What are you gonna do with the money?

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The Tiniest Baby Skunk Baby Gets A Squeeze

Behold, a most adorable baby skunk! This little guy was one of nine skunk babies raised by YouTube user lizardgirl797 after their mother died. This little guy is named Goober! Can we adopt baby skunks? [Neatorama] Keep reading »

Weather Report: Cloudy With A Chance Of Crazy And Depressing

Sure, this video may look like just any other weather forecast but you are oh-so-wrong. This strange-as-crap weather forecast devolves into an anti-poverty PSA with dramatic music and nonsensical non sequiturs. Good message, horrible, horrible delivery. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Cosmo’s Most Eligible Bachelors Tell Us What To Wear

You can learn a lot from Cosmopolitan‘s “50 States, 50 Bachelors” expose. For example, these guys have a startling number of things to say about what a woman should and shouldn’t outfit herself in. Want proof? Check out all the advice they have to give about what a woman should wear to turn them on. That’s a lot of perfectly sculpted abs telling us how we should dress! Because these guys know what you should wear (also, maybe this was just an excuse to post a bunch of hot dudes, whatever).

Pictured here, South Carolina’s Casey Pratt, who wants to see you in anything “purple or lime green.” So, will a California Raisins costume do?

After the jump, we’ve compiled a list of Cosmopolitan‘s 2010 Bachelors’ sartorial advice. Keep reading »

One Of These Mariahs Is Not Like The Other

Mariah Carey Saudi Arabia airbrushing photo

Take a look at the above images of Mariah Carey: In one picture, she’s in an adorable crop top and shorts set. In the other, she’s decked out in pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Which is real and which is fake? It turns out the fully-clothed Carey is Saudi Arabia’s censored version of the image, in which adorable capri pants were airbrushed onto Mariah’s naked legs. In the conservative Muslim country even superstars have to tone it down.

After the jump, some other Mariah Carey album covers and images that have gotten the Photoshop Magic treatment. Keep reading »

Croque Mon Awesome: What’s Your Favorite Sandwich?

I’m definitely one of those “live to eat” people, not an “eat to live” type. And so when I heard about My Social Chef blogger Petrit Husenaj’s chocolate and cheese sandwich my heart began to flutter. So many delicious, fatty calories! Husenaj’s sandwich, dubbed the “Bad Romance,” has all the important food groups — cheese, chocolate, bread and butter — and was inspired by his childhood in Belgium: “I came up with this cheese and chocolate sandwich as a fat kid spending a summer in Belgium and trying to get all things Belgian in my belly,” he says.

I had similar sandwich adventures when I was a kid … Keep reading »

Model Inner Monologue: Talk About Flat Chested …

A model at the exceptionally weird Maison Martin Margiela Paris fashion show. For more flat clothes, check out the rest of his collection. Keep reading »

Cheat Sheet: How To Bag A Motorcycle Man

Welcome to Cheat Sheet, our once in a while guide to how to get the dude you want. Look, we know you don’t really need our help, but we thought you might enjoy our handy list of tongue-in-cheek dating dos and don’ts anyway. First up: How to get a motorcycle guy.

The elusive motorcycle man — he’s a loner, a rebel, and a seriously hot dude. Not sure how to approach? We’ve got some tips for you, courtesy our smokin’ hot friend Dan. Dan, a photographer by day, owns and rides a fleet of vintage cycles and is seriously steeped in the cycling world — as in, his idea of fun is motorcycling from Mexico to Canada and back. He gave us a list of what girls should say and do if they want to get with a Harley Davidson lover. So grab a ride and find the motorcycle man of your dreams. Next stop: your own personal Steve McQueen.

After the jump, check out Dan’s helpful tips… Keep reading »

Travie McCoy Tries Taking Down Katy Perry

“I heard she put out a song that’s about me, or about some old habits or whatever. [And] I look at it like this: I’m just stoked that she finally has a song with some substance on her record. Good job.”

Katy Perry’s ex, Travie McCoy, rips apart her new track, “Circle the Drain,” which is supposedly about his rampant drug use. McCoy, who used to be in Gym Class Heroes but is now rolling solo, supposedly also references Perry in his newest track, “Billionaire:” “You can call me Travie Claus minus the ‘Ho Ho’/Get it?” Oh Travie, we get it. [Buzznet] Keep reading »

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