Something most people don’t know about me: I grew up in an aerobics household. No, it wasn’t my mom who was into it, although, I occasionally joined her as she danced along to the “Jazzercise” video tape. It was my dad who was the aerobics star. He spent most of the ’80s as the only man at the gym who regularly attended aerobics classes. This is particularly comical considering my dad is a 6’3″ ex-college basketball player. But he loved aerobics and he used to take me to classes with him. He was a celebrity at the gym; all the teachers knew him by name. He even considered becoming a certified aerobics instructor at one point. Hence, my deep appreciation for aerobics. Now to my point: I just stumbled upon this video from the 1988 Crystal Light National Aerobics Championship hosted by Alan Thicke and it made me very, very happy . As a side note, I should mention that my dad never wore unitards or made those ridiculous faces. But these aerobics competitors really went there. The theatrics of it all! Amazing. [Buzzfeed]
Real talk: Both Ami and I are obsessive Tetris players. We both play Tetris on our iPhones on our travels to and from work. It’s my subway escape. I have mastered how to play while embarking and disembarking from the train and I can play virtually anywhere. Ami’s high score (she’s only been playing a couple of months) is 205,746. Mine is 568,600. I’ve played no less than, like, 13,000 games on my phone. Like, my phone might as well just be for Tetris and text messages. I, uh, might have a problem.
It occurred to me that Tetris might not just be a game of fitting shapes into other shapes originally invented by Russians (true story): It might also be a metaphor! For life! And love! And so Ami and I have come up with a list of 13 rules of Tetris that also apply to dating. Keep reading »
It’s really hard being pretty. That’s the sentiment held by the Rebecca Blacks of 2012, Double Take, who have made a simply horrific track called “Hot Problems.” Because “hot girls we have problems too, we’re just like you except we’re hot.” Clearly, two of their problems are 1) they can’t sing and 2) they will have no friends once their pals catch this video. [YouTube]
One of the best parts of my day as a blogger is searching through stock photos. Sometimes I stumble upon a ridiculous photo or … a wealth of them. It’s like mining for gold. And then, just like that, hours of my day disappear. I came across this gem recently. This man seems to be practicing his upper cut on a woman’s vagina … at the gym. But why? We’ll never know. That’s the magic of stock photography. Here are some more awkward crotch stock photos.
The year was 1961. Vincent Price needed a black cat for his new movie, “Tales of Terror.” An open audition was held. The results, captured by Life magazine photographer Ralph Crane, are a little ridiculous, a little spooky, and totally awesome. See more photos from the series over at Bored Panda.