Whatever the reason, there often comes a time in our lives when reading takes a back seat to, you know, everything else. Maybe your crazy schedule leaves you no time to go to the library, let alone relax with a good book. Maybe Twitter has ruined your ability to read anything longer than 140 characters. Maybe you were so traumatized by the endless assigned readings in college that you can’t remember what it’s like to read for fun (seriously, I didn’t voluntarily pick up a book for at least a year after graduation). We’re celebrating Rad Reads Week here at The Frisky, which just happens to be the perfect time to rediscover the magic of a good book. Wondering how to get back in the habit? Check out our 10 tips, after the jump! Keep reading »
Last week, we told you about Jackie Samuels, the woman who is selling her cuddling services to men looking for a consensual, non-sexual 60 minutes (for $60) of intimacy. Well, our friends over at the Elvis Duran Show spent a good 10 minutes talking about the Cuddle Slut, as I’ve taken to affectionately calling her (for the record, I consider myself a cuddle slut, as I love to cuddle, though I have not yet been savvy enough to charge), and her Snuggery business on their show the other day. Listen to the whole hilarious segment, after the jump! Keep reading »
Louis C.K. just got 100 percent lamer, in my opinion. I just watched this rape joke reel put together by the feminist org, the Women’s Media Center, to show that Daniel Tosh’s not-funny rape joke last week was not an abheration to comedy. (You can read the whole backstory here.) Tosh has made plenty of other not-funny rape jokes in the past and both Dave Chapelle and Louis C.K. — who came to Tosh’s defense on Twitter — have wasted some precious comedy capital as well. As the WMC puts it, these are all rape jokes that comedians make for cheap laughs. They do nothing to make a statement about our culture. I hope that one day Louis’ daughters grow up and ask him, “Daddy, why were you making jokes about rape?” (Daniel Tosh, you can kindly not procreate, kthx.) [Women's Media Center] (Put your headphones on at work, because the audio is NSFW.)
[Personally, I think most of these jokes are being presented out of context. Some of them -- having seen them in full context -- are actually "good" rape jokes in my opinion, while others are cheap. Kind of hard to judge their quality when taken out of context though. Or, as George Carlin's voice references at the end, out of their full construct. -- Editor]
Beep, beep! Happy Rad Reads Week! All week we’ll be going off on books we love, books we don’t love, books we love to see dudes reading, books that dudes like to see us reading, books books books boooooooks! To kick things off, we’re sharing the books we currently have sitting on our nightstands. And we want to see yours next! Send photos of your nightstand, with a little bit about the books sitting there, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “My Nightstand!” and we’ll run a slideshow of them at the end of the week! For now, here are the books chillin’ next to our beds right now…
I haven’t watched last night’s “True Blood” yet, but I asked Sophie, our marketing manager, to tell me about something interesting that happened on the show but doesn’t actually spoil anything particularly important plot-wise. While she hinted that something kinda shocking at the end, she said the most interesting but not plot-essential development was that Eric attempted to glamour Alcide into not being horny for Sookie anymore. But did it work? You’ll have to watch the first and second clips above to find out! I, for one, hope that nothing stands in the way of us seeing Alcide nekkid in future episodes. That would be a shame.