Ever wondered what corner of Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s brain Green Eggs and Ham came from? As it turns out, it came from the part that takes dares. The iconic book was conceived after a dare to write a book containing 50 words or less (it comes in at 50 exactly).
In this video, the chief curator of the Mandeville Special Collections Library at UC San Diego, Lynda Claassen, walks through Geisel’s writing and illustration process, using his working notes and illustrations for Green Eggs and Ham. Check it out! [h/t BOOOOOOOM!]
Today I came across this video from Anet Antošová, a Czech dance instructor specializing in twerking, and I cannot look away from her YouTube channel. I legit followed her on Instagram. SOMEONE RESCUE ME FROM ANET ANTOŠOVÁ’S BUTT.
Normally I’d be like “WOW, that’s a lot of White chicks appropriating Black culture,” but it’s the Czech Republic, where varying shades of what would in America be “White folks” constitutes ethnic diversity. Besides, it’s a fitness workshop. I’d love to have that kind of back flexibility and glute strength. Antošová is clearly a talented dancer and it looks like a lot of fun. Keep reading »
On Sunday, January 11, “Girls” fourth season premieres on HBO. The trailer shows Hannah at grad school in Iowa, Marnie pursuing her singing career (with Desi), and Shoshana having a rough time adjusting to post-collegiate life. Here are our predictions for Season 4 in BINGO form.
Hey, wanna hear some FUCKING TERRIFYING news? The Stanley Mansion is building a hedge maze! WHY. WHY, STANLEY MANSION.
The Stanley Mansion was Stephen King’s inspiration for the Overlook Hotel from the book (and movie) The Shining. The mansion has decided to host a public contest to design a 61,500 square foot hedge maze made from currant bushes. In other words, our nightmares are becoming a reality! Great. Keep reading »
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Every Monday, I’ll be livetweeting a new, exhaustingly long episode of “The Bachelor” on both my personal (@xoamelia) and The Frisky’s Twitter accounts, giving a detailed, hilarious, wine-and-weed-influenced critique of “Prince Farming” (oh go fuck yourself with that nickname, Chris Harrison) and his search for a woman willing to move to
a post-apocalyptic hell tundra Iowa. Every Tuesday, I will be recapping the show with some form of an infographic, because three hours actually forming sentences to describe my feelings about this shitshow is enough for all of us. Above, my first impressions of “the girls.”
Let’s be clear: there’s nothing “strange” about men dressing up as women; if that’s what you’re into, whether it’s just for fun, or a sexual kink, or you moonlight as a drag queen, go for it. But there is something a little odd about “maskers,” men who dress up in head-to-toe latex female doll outfits, including totally fucking nightmare-inducing face masks. Listen, if that’s what you’re into, as the dudes featured on the season premiere of “My Strange Addiction” apparently are, I’ll support your right to do just that, and acknowledge what’s strange to me might not be strange to you, but I probably am not going to want to stare your flat, expressionless, plastic face for too long as, sorry, it terrifies me. We’ll see how long I last when the episode airs on January 7.