We’re not big fans of diamonds — too conflict-y and we tend to lose anything nice we have. That’s why we love these Cool Jewels Ice Cube Trays. The trays make jewel-shaped ice cubes that sparkle and shine and melt away in your drink. Plus, at under 10 bucks a pop, you can buy a forklift full of Cool Jewels trays for what it would cost to purchase real bling.
If there’s one person you don’t want to mess with, it’s an irate college journalism student. All Long Island University journalism student Chelsea Isaacs wanted was a comment from Apple’s media relations department for a paper she was writing. Isaacs, a college senior, was assigned a story on the use of iPads in academic settings — especially prescient since her college was considering offering free iPads to incoming freshmen. When the company’s media relations folks failed to get back to her, she took her query to a higher power — Apple head Steve Jobs — complaining that the media relations department was ignoring her query, despite that kind of being its job.
What followed was a testy exchange, and somebody acting like a sullen teen. Keep reading »
“If you and your spouse hate each other like poison and want to get out of the hellhole you call a marriage,” then you should definitely call this guy. He’s Steven Miller and he’s here to annihilate your crappy marriage. He’s the main lawyer behind Divorce EZ, a Florida (of course) law firm dedicated to helping you escape “that vermin you call a spouse.” Tell us how you really feel, Steven. [Urlesque
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Let’s face it: rap and hip-hop are not known for being particularly lady-friendly. (Ludacris’ “Move Bitch,” anyone?) That’s why we especially love Flavorwire’s collection of rap odes to smart women. Like The Roots’ track, “You Got Me,” featuring Erykah Badu. In it, Black Thought praises his girl: “She taking classes abroad/She studying film and photo flash focus record/Said she workin’ on a flick and could my clique do the score/She said she loved my show in Paris/At Elysee Montmartre.” Check out the other selections at the link. [Flavorwire
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Katie Beaton is one funny girl. Her site, Hark, A Vagrant, compiles a slew of her best comic strips and cartoons. In this particularly funny series, Katie re-imagines old Nancy Drew mysteries as comic strips, in her quirky, offbeat way that makes us totally crack up. [Katie Beaton] Keep reading »
Live in the middle of the county and think you’re missing out? According to a new survey from Men’s Health, the Midwest is best at having sex. The survey ranked Indianapolis, IN; Columbus, OH; Fort Wayne, IN; Cincinnati, OH; and Salt Lake City, UT as the most sexually satisfied cities in the country based on frequency of sex acts.
Big coastal cities did excel in one category: buying sex toys. New York City, Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, and DC all saw the most sex toy sales.
Bad news for New Jersey, though. Jersey had two of the lowest ranked cities–Jersey City and Newark–for sexual satisfaction. [Tres Sugar] Keep reading »
Harry Tap had a little problem with his wife, who was always bugging him to do things around the house, like re-shoe the horses and get water from the well or whatever. So he came up with a batcrackers invention to keep his wife in check: A “Wife Taming” box. Part coffin, part cradle, this creepy-as-hell box was designed for “henpecked husbands.” If, after you’d cleared the gutters, done the wash and made dinner, your wife still nagged you, you and your mates could shove her in the box and rock her to sleep. Tap made six such “Peace Boxes” — one of which has survived. It’s inscribed down the side: “Hen Pecked Club’s Peace Box No. 6, Patent Cure for a Cross Wife.”
And no, it’s not available for sale (thank God) — it’s preserved and on display at a British museum. [Neatorama] Keep reading »
Gabe Liedman and “SNL” alum Jenny Slate
are best friends. They’re also some of the funniest people we wish we were buddies with. In this video, Jenny and Gabe explore their thoughts on “what the hell is wrong with books,” Dilbert, and hating rice. [Urlesque
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An imagined conversation between Hillary Clinton and the government official standing next to her in this photo:
Guy: Really, Hillary? A butterfly clip?
Hillary: What? It’s silver — it’s my formal butterfly clip. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in town!
Guy: Girl, seriously, that is a bad look.
Hillary: You try being Secretary of State and scheduling a haircut. The clip stays.
Guy: What. Ever. Keep reading »