OK, you guys, I know a lot of you watch “Nashville” and you’re no doubt as excited/nervous/sad as I am that the big season finale is TONIGHT. I am still reeling from last week’s episode (well, more specifically the last 10 minutes of last week’s episode), and I’m dying to see how everything plays out tonight, and what new storylines they’re going to set up for next season. But before it airs, I’d love to discuss a few things… Keep reading »
You miss the ’90s, we miss the ’90s, everybody misses the ’90s. It was a happier time of economic prosperity, a predictable climate, peace abroad (well, aside from a couple genocides) and a watchable — nay, enjoyable – M. Night Shyamalan film.
But not everything from the ’90s is worth missing. Here are the worst excesses of our best decade, from Marty Beckerman, author of the new book ’90s Island. Read more on TruTV…
“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations … They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
– Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF and winner of a Webby award, expresses his irritation at the bastardization of the word. I’m sorry, but I don’t think I’m going to be able to change the way I pronounce the word. JIF is peanut butter, not an animated image of Tanning Mom modeling a bikini. But that may have been the point. Fun fact about GIFs: A website called the GIF Pronunciation Page suggests that the GIF was purposefully named to make it sound like the popular brand of American peanut butter, “one of the principal three programmer foods (the other two being Pepsi and nacho cheese Doritos).” Still not going to change the way I say it. [BBC]
Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments — heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to bring back our regular column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet Jen!
(And if you’re interested in being featured as a Reader Revealed, shoot me an email with “Reader Revealed” in the subject line!) Keep reading »
If you are like me, this past week has been filled with anticipation for the return of “Arrested Development” on Netflix. So why not actually feed your craving for the Bluth family? No, I don’t mean gnaw off Buster’s other hand like a seal. I mean head over to the Brooklyn restaurant Three Letters for ”Final Countdown: Arrested Development Tasting Menu,” featuring all of your favorites from show: tuna plates or platters, cornballs, club sauce, and yes, even a dish inspired by Lindsay’s hot ham water. Keep reading »
On last night’s episode of “The Voice,” Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton opened the show with a staggeringly beautiful acoustic version of “Over You.” The couple, who live in Oklahoma, originally wrote the song to honor Shelton’s brother who passed away in 1990, but retooled it slightly to pay tribute to the victim’s of this week’s devastating tornado. Watch their performance above, and click here to find out how you can help the recovery and rebuilding effort. [YouTube via EW]
Jack, of JacksFilms, has made a career out of making fun of poorly written, badly worded, mostly illiterate Internet comments. For instance, there’s a disturbingly high number of people who confuse “rapper” and “raper.” It can make things really … awkward. In this, his 51st installment of the web series “Your Grammar Sucks,” Jack and his buddy Chad play a drinking game over shitty comments. It’s charmingly bro-tastic. [YouTube]
For the last six years, World Nutella Day founder Sara Rosso has been celebrating and publicizing the chocolate hazelnut holiday, and has amassed quite a following–including 40,000 likes on Facebook. WND encourages Nutella lovers to buy and eat more Nutella, so it came as quite a shock when Ferrero, Nutella’s manufacturer, sent Rosso a cease-and-desist letter last week and shut down the whole thing. Grinch status, right? Luckily the story doesn’t end there. Keep reading »
The other day, my BFF John DeVore IMed me to say that he has a new favorite TV show and that show is “Hannibal.” At first I was like, WTF, dude, what about “Game of Thrones”? But then I remembered that JDV brought “GoT” into my life and has generally never steered me wrong pop culture-wise (sitting shotgun when he drives, on the other hand…). So, last week, when I was laid up at home with a case of strep so bad I will probably never stop talking about it, I watched every episode of the first season that’s aired so far and ZOMG you guys, I HAVE A NEW FAVORITE SHOW, IT’S CALLED “HANNIBAL” and here are seven reasons you need to watch it. Keep reading »