The website “I Write Like” analyzes a block of text and tells you which famous author the writing is reminiscent of. Depending on what article I put in, my writing style is either similar to Jane Austen (um, boring?) or Stephen King (supermarket trash?). Writing like Stephenie Meyer, the woman behind the hugely popular Twilight series, is even easier. Clearly. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
“Mad Men” is back with a freaking vengeance. I am going to skip over Don’s rough sex with a prostitute (amazing!), Sally Draper’s ‘tude toward her new step-dad (love her!), and Joan Holloway’s bodacious bod (HAWT!), and focus on all that “John and Marsha” business between Peggy Olson and new employee Joey. (How cute is he, by the way?) Was anyone else as lost as I was? I thought I was prepared for 1964 pop culture references since I had done my research, but alas I was as ignorant as ever. After the jump, “John and Marsha” explained. Keep reading »
Sure, “True Blood” and “Mad Men” don’t have a whole lot in common—”True Blood” is a fast-paced vampire dystopia that manages to be as sexy as it is gory, while “Mad Men” is a hyper-real slow burn about advertising dudes in the 1960s. And yet, these two shows are starting to be linked in my mind because they now air back-to-back on Sunday nights. But maybe these shows have more in common than meets the eye? Last night, there was a sex scene in “Mad Men” that reminded me a whole lot of that freaky Bill Compton moment on “True Blood” a few weeks ago. I’ll explain what I mean after the jump, for folks who haven’t had a chance to watch yet. Keep reading »
The first promo for the fifth season of “Dexter” was shown at Comic-Con this weekend in San Diego and, damn, does it look like it’s going to be crazy. In the aftermath of Rita’s death, Dexter arouses Quinn’s suspicions, Aster and Cody’s heartbroken rage, and his own first feelings of … guilt? Cannot wait for this show to come back at the end of September. Keep reading »
Our girl Sara Benincasa does a lot of awesome impressions, but her Peggy Olson is so dead-on, it’s almost like the overachiever transported herself to 2010. In anticipation of tonight’s season four premiere of “Mad Men,” “Peggy” plopped herself down in front of her 1964 laptop and recorded a vlog on just what’s been going down at Sterling Cooper Draper Price since we last saw them. It seems everyone in the office is very preoccupied with little Sally Draper’s lisp … [YouTube] Keep reading »
I’m not what you’d call a Justin Bieber fan. He’s super young so it’s not like I can relate to any of his music, not to mention his swooped forward hair freaks me out. Still, I have to say, I’ve kind of always liked the way his girlish voice sounded as he croons “whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoaaa” on that song “Baby.” It’s kind of groovy. So then my friend sent me a link to a remix of the song by rapper/producer El-P, and damn if that’s not my new summer jam! The track is mashed up with Paul McCartney and Wings’ “Live and Let Die” and the results are, well, insane. I love it. You might hate it. Regardless, it’s Bieber like you’ve never heard him before. If you’ve heard him at all. Keep reading »
In honor of the season four premiere of “Mad Men” on Sunday, July 25th at 10/9 Central on AMC, this weekend The Frisky is re-posting a few of our favorite “Mad Men”-inspired essays.
It’s one thing to switch on the TV for “Mad Men” each week, vicariously sip whiskey and smoke stogies with Don Draper and Co., and experience (or re-experience) life in the 1960s. I, like most other women in America, jumped at the chance to give my look a makeover complete with red lips, the pencil skirts, the swooping coifs, and the tight cardigans that give Joan, Betty, and Peggy their sexy, vintage sizzle. Hell, I even found myself harboring the urge to tie on a frilly apron and bake something wholesome for my husband. It’s fun, escapist even, to dabble in outdated social stereotypes and play the victim to those womanizing ways that dominated the “Mad Men” era. We’re safe in the knowledge that times have changed, and we can go back to being empowered, successful, respected alpha-females whenever we feel like it. Or so I thought. Keep reading »