Every once in a while, a singular man emerges out of all the double rainbows, cats wearing wigs and Lady Gaga fan fic, and proves himself to be a truly exceptional asshat. These very special guys say and do offensive, obnoxious and borderline illegal things and then POST ABOUT IT ON THE INTERNET — and for that we think they should all collectively probably never get laid again.
Earlier this week, a new d-bag tossed his ring into the Crappy Internet Dude pool. Adam White was a whiny blogger/frustrated writer who outed the identity of Twitterer TeleEroticist — a female blogger who wrote hilarious missives on her experiences as a phone sex operator — to her family. White was seemingly bitter that TeleEroticist’s writing — along with that of other women writers like Julie Klausner — was getting notice while his own highly fascinating blog, “Reasons Why I Hate Girls,” was not. This guy is just one of a zillion out there who mistakenly believes that a woman’s success comes at his own expense. But perhaps, dear Adam, these female writers are getting book deals because they’re talented and you’re not, baby.
After the jump, we’ve assembled some of the worst dudes to ever grace the internet’s tubes in one handy list. It’s not simply that these guys suck; they suck in particular because they hide behind the protective safety of their computer monitors (safely out of kicking range) in order to say and do truly horrible things. Get ready for douche chills. Keep reading »
If you had your way, would you choose the name given to you at birth? For many transgender people, shedding their birth names and choosing a new name is a critical part of the female-to-male or male-to-female transition. Taking a new name marks the definitive end of their old self and the beginning of a new identity — but it’s also plagued with problems.
Transgender writer Juliet Jacques chose the name Juliet for her new MTF moniker and says that making the choice (and signing over herself legally to being female) was a big moment that was difficult on her friends and acquaintances. Keep reading »
Sometimes there’s no point in being coy — you just have to come out and say what you want. In the case of be-wigged singer Majela she’s looking for a man with a beard to “tickle my vagina.” And also: “come have sex with my vagina.” Well, OK then. We’ll get right on that. Also, is she related to The Queen of the Lesbians? [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
We firmly believe that the best art comes out of obsession. In the case of engineer Paul Klusman, that obsession happens to be with his three cats — Ginger, Oscar and Zoey. Paul started out with the hilars “Engineers Guide to Cats
” and in his newest video clip, he coerces his three furry friends to appear in his cat-tastic remake of “The Princess Bride” — complete with tiny cat wigs. This is absolutely not to be missed. [BuzzFeed
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OK, not really — but with the help of a new high-concept machine from Japanese artist Hiromi Ozaki they can get a sense of what the pain and agony of periods really feel like. The metallic machine is worn around the waist, and contains abdomen stimulating electrodes (synthetic cramps) and a blood dispensing mechanism that supposedly accurately simulates a five-day menstrual cycle. Ozaki demonstrates how the machine works in this deceptively perky J-pop music video.
Says Ozaki, “The machine is not worn only by men, but also by women when menstruation may become obsolete in the future and the biological process has become a mere ritual of identity.” Awesome, equal opportunity pain! Ozaki’s also working on a penis prototype that moves up and down based on her heart rate. [Carnal Nation] Keep reading »
Yes, we know, the headline to this post makes us want to gag, too, but apparently it’s a real thing that’s happening in waxing salons around the country. Now moms are taking their prepubescent daughters to get their legs and bikini lines waxed.
“But young girls don’t even have bikini lines,” you say. Right. But according to some aestheticians, waxing pre-pubescent legs and pubis’ helps prevent future hair growth. Oh. Well, in that case …
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Take a good look at that face: That’s what pure, unadulterated contempt for humanity looks like. It’s also the face of an adorable wittle kitty participant in last night’s Cat Fashion Show at New York’s Algonquin Hotel. The event was held in honor of the hotel’s resident kitty, Matilda, and featured a hilarious parade of furry, fluffy, nattily attired felines. Check out a full gallery of ridiculous adorableness over at Gothamist. Keep reading »
Cardiff, Wales, is the center of a raging battle over sexism, feminism and the right to wear flesh-toned shiny panty hose. It seems the Hooters chain of delightfully tacky short-shorts-wearing waitresses and wings wants to open a new location in the Welsh town, and feminists are enraged. They say that having a Hooters will “will contribute to sexual harassment of women in the city” and have begun a petition to prevent the chain from opening there.
So far, around 231 have signed a Facebook petition to “Say No to Hooters in Cardiff.” Founder Sally Hughes says, “Hooters brands itself as a sports themed bar, but what it actually is resembles a strip club more closely and has been called a ‘breastaurant’ by the media.” Hughes is part of the Cardiff Feminist Network that believes that a Hooters will increase the overall objectification of women and increase sexual harassment in the city. Keep reading »
Meet Gary Matthews — or, as he likes to be called, Boomer the Dog. Matthews, it seems, developed an affinity for a canine on the ’80s TV show “Boomer the Dog” when he was just a little kid, and has shaped his entire life around the fictional sheep dog. He dresses like a human sometimes, but prefers to go out on the town decked in his custom-made Boomer suit. Matthews loves his doggie persona so much that he’s actually petitioned the courts to legally change his name to Boomer. Not surprisingly, Gary/Boomer is unemployed. Keep reading »
In part one of this five-part video series, James Franco and his slightly less attractive (but still hot!) brother Dave discuss working together, actor accents, and the subtle differences between Zach Braff and Zac Efron. Watch Dave panic when James asks him “Which Zach do you like better?” and be mesmerized by James Franco’s intense pre-photoshoot hair rituals! [Esquire
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