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Watch This: Two Best Men Give Their Brother A Wedding Toast — In The Form Of An 80s Music Video

Best. Wedding. Toast. Ever.
Best Men Wedding Video
You Are Our Brother! Don't Leave Us!

Wedding toasts from the best man usually include a few awkward references to things the groom did while drunk in college, and maybe a couple groan-worthy jokes acquired via a “wedding toast jokes” Google search. Most wedding toasts do not include silver spandex and a shockingly catchy original 80s techno song, and they certainly don’t come in the form of a 6-minute music video. This one does. Created by the groom’s two younger brothers, who call themselves Baddy Paris and Rufus Starlight, the video toast has proved to be a viral hit online, but alas, it didn’t accomplish its intended goal. “At his wedding we pleaded for our brother not to leave us, in the only way we knew how to say it: through the the medium of 80s music and video,” the duo explained on YouTube. “We thought we’d done OK, but he left us anyway.” [YouTube via Buzzfeed]

Ugh: Barilla Pasta Chairman Serves Up A Heaping Scoop Of Homophobia

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This has been a bad, bad week for Italian public relations. On the heels of Melissa Gorga’s horrifying claims in her book, Love Italian Style, that emotional abuse and marital rape = “just being Italian LOL!”, Guido Barilla, the chairman of Barilla Pasta, went on the record yesterday in an Italian newspaper with some good ol’ fashioned homophobia:

“We won’t include gays in our ads, because we like the traditional family. If gays don’t like it, they can always eat another brand of pasta. Everyone is free to do what they want, provided it doesn’t bother anyone else.”

Just FYI, Barilla, that does bother a lot of people. It bothers me enough that I will not be purchasing your brand of pasta again, and thousands of other people have had the same response: a massive boycott is currently being organized by politicians and LGBT activists in Italy and around the globe. The president of Equality Italia summed it up just perfectly: “We accept [Barilla's] invitation to not eat his pasta.” I hope De Cecco is ready for an influx of new customers who don’t appreciate anti-gay undertones in their fusilli. [Buzzfeed]

Naked Haunted House Invites You To Face All Your Fears At Once

Nude Haunted House

Are you bored with traditional haunted houses? Do you yawn at the prospect of a teenage zombie jumping out from behind a curtain to scream in your face? Find yourself checking your watch while the “scary” clown juggles skulls in front of you? Luckily for you, a haunted house in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania has found a new way to scare their un-scareable customers: a naked haunted house. Yep, to enter the haunted house in the Naked And Scared Challenge, participants must first strip down (dress code is either nude or “prude,” with underwear), simultaneously facing their fears of public nudity, being in close proximity to strangers’ genitals, and possibly getting peed on (according to the event website, “there is an additional cleaning charge if we scare the p*ss out of you!”). You must be 18 to participate, obviously.

Tell us: would you be brave enough to enter the Naked And Scared Challenge? [Daily Mail]

Connie Britton, Tina Fey, Michelle Dockery, And Elisabeth Moss Had Dinner And Didn’t Invite Us

You guys, it was SO hard not to put a frowning emoticon at the end of the headline of this post. I mean, I think of Connie Britton as my Best Friend Forever that I just haven’t quite met yet (cue Michael Bublé singing our theme song), so whenever she plans something fun and doesn’t include me, I feel very hurt (and yes, I do realize how completely stalker-ish that sounds, and no, I’m not getting help). So for her to plan a pre-Emmys dinner with my other BFFIHMY (Best Friend Forever I Haven’t Met Yet) Tina Fey, plus “Downton Abbey”‘s Michelle Dockery and “Mad Men”‘s Elisabeth Moss? Man, that one stings. The only way this dinner roster could have been better is if Christina Hendricks replaced Elisabeth Moss, because, as Amelia pointed out, “Don’t need no Scientology chatter while I eat!” Other than that though, this really is like one of those fantasy dinner parties come to life, and I look forward to my invitation not getting lost in the mail next time. [Us Weekly]

Now You Can Sip Two Flavors Of Fifty Shades Of Grey Wine

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Wondering which wine pairs well with your favorite S&M love story? Look no further than Fifty Shades of Grey wine, presented by none other than author/oenophile E.L. James herself. The wine comes in two vague-but-sexy-sounding varieties: “red satin” and “white silk.” Here’s what E.L. James has to say on the official Fifty Shades Wine website:

“Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey, reflecting the sensuality that pervades every encounter between Anastasia and Christian.  I’ve always had a penchant for good wine, so helping to create the blends Red Satin and White Silk felt like a natural extension of the Fifty Shades Trilogy.  I hope all of you curl up with a glass to savor the romance and the passion.”

A bottle of official Fifty Shades wine will set you back $18, but if you already blew your Christian Grey-inspired merchandise budget on a pair of rhinestone handcuffs, don’t worry, you can always print out a picture of the book cover and tape it to a bottle of Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck. I guarantee it will produce the same effect. [ShortList]

3 Simple Ways To Fall In Love With Your Partner All Over Again

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As I mentioned earlier this week, I think fall is the most romantic time of year. Nights are long, the scenery is gorgeous, the drinks are hot, and the weather is perfect for cuddling. Fall is the perfect time to fall in love, but what if you’re already in a long term relationship? Don’t worry! You don’t have to miss out on the fun. Here are 3 easy tips to help you fall in love with your partner all over again, no matter how long you’ve been together… Keep reading »

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