What might happen if Dora the Explorer grew up and became a kickass crime fighter with explosives expertise and a penchant for dirty words? “Modern Family”‘s Ariel Winter shows us a whole other side of Dora. [College Humor]
I HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT TODAY, JUNE 28, 2012, IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY. A SPECIAL CAPS LOCK MEMORY FOR YOU IN HONOR OF THE DAY: I ONCE WORKED FOR SOMEONE WHO DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON AND SHE SENT AN URGENT E-MAIL TO OUR IT GUY SAYING THAT HER COMPUTER “WAS BROKEN” BECAUSE IT “WOULDN’T STOP TYPING IN ALL CAPITALS.” WE DIDN’T HAVE THE HEART TO DIVULGE THE SECRET OF THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON TO HER BECAUSE A) SHE WENT TO AN IVY LEAGUE COLLEGE AND PRIDED HERSELF ON BEING VERY SMART AND B) BECAUSE IT WAS TOO MUCH FUN. ENJOY YOUR DAY AND FEEL FREE TO TYPE IN ALL CAPS UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT.
When I saw on Twitter on Tuesday night that the iconic writer Nora Ephron had passed away, I felt the sort of panic you feel when someone you know in real life is in trouble. Though I’d met Nora Ephron several times in the past few years at parties, I could hardly say I knew her. Yet through her books and articles, which I’d read throughout my 20s, I felt not only like I really knew her but like she was a guardian angel figure in my life, an older aunt or a mom’s best friend who was always there with quick wit and common sense. Moreso than other second-wave women I admire — Gloria Steinem, Toni Morrison, Jane Fonda, Joan Baez — I would ask myself in moments of career crisis, What did Nora Ephron do when she went through this same thing? Like me, Nora Ephron had feminist sensibilities, but didn’t run in strict feminist circles. Like me, she was ambitious and talented, but wanted a family life, too. And most importantly, like me, she’d worked as a newspaper reporter, but really blossomed writing about herself. Keep reading »
The third season of TLC’s “Strange Sex” is back this Sunday and will include a segment about a man with a breastfeeding fetish. Yep. Jeff is sexually aroused by getting his wife Michelle pregnant and drinking her breast milk. He has been “feeding” off of her for the last year-and-a-half and claims that milk straight from the source cured his erectile dysfunction. (Wait. What!?)
“The first time I breast fed from Michelle, I just latched on and the milk started flowing and it was just such a huge turn on that I had to stop because I would have just finished right then and there,” Jeff confesses. Keep reading »
Remember this morning, when the Supreme Court upheld Obama’s health care law? That was awesome. But in the moments after the ruling came down, there was mass confusion about what it all meant. After all, Supreme Court rulings aren’t just like, YAY or NAY. They’re hundreds of complexly worded legal documents. So because both CNN and Fox News were concentrating so hard on being first with news of the ruling, instead of right, they both went to air with the wrong information. It’s a very “Dewey Defeats Truman” kind of moment, isn’t it? And it proves that reading really is fundamental.
I was scared to hear Lykke Li’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs” on the soon-to-be-released album Just Tell Me That You Want Me — A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac as it is my favorite song of all time. I know I like to exaggerate, but I am not exaggerating this time. It is seriously my favorite song. Hence, my expectations were ridiculously high. Honest reaction: I don’t hate it. OK … fine … I like it. It’s good. But Stevie Nicks is still my woman music goddess of life and all others will pale in comparison. You can listen Lykke Li’s version of the song here. After the jump, you can hear some other tracks on the album, which drops on August 14, from Best Coast and The New Pornographers. [Gorilla Vs Bear] Keep reading »