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The Strange Evolution Of The Word “Dude”

Maybe two years ago, a strange word came out of my mouth: “dude.” I don’t know why it came to mind or what inspired me to use it exactly. But next thing I knew, the word was back in full force and, oh, pretty much everyone was saying it. So I was very excited to see a piece titled “History of the ‘Dude’” on a website called Good today. The piece charts the different uses of the word, and shows that it has gone through quite an evolution in the years. It started off in the 1800s being a word to describe a man who went slightly overboard with his penchant for fashion, kind of like the word “dandy.” Then in the American West, it took on the new connotation of a city dweller visiting a ranch. Keep reading »

The Cast Of “Inception” Dishes On Their Dreams

Everyone who’s seen “Inception” seems to agree that the flick is both trippy and mind-bending. And depending on whom you talk to, the whole thing either did or didn’t make sense. But writer Adam Vary over at Entertainment Weekly wondered how the movie affected the dreams of the people who made it. After the jump, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt let you into their REM sleep. [EW] Keep reading »

Little Girl Can Parallel Park Her Bike Better Than You Can Parallel Park Your Car

Today in awesome little girls, we have a young cutie-pie who can parallel park her bike with training wheels like Mario Andretti did laps at the Indianapolis 500. Step back, or you might get hurt! Just wait until she gets her driver’s license. [Urlesque] Keep reading »

Can “Ramona and Beezus” Live Up To The Books And TV Show?


“Ramona and Beezus” opens today, and even though I loved the Ramona books, I’m feeling apprehensive. Ramona came in second only to Nancy Drew for me when I was a kid, and I tore through all seven books in the series in rapid succession. (An eighth book was released in 1999, but I’ve never checked that one out.) I loved Ramona for being a tomboy who tells it like it is, who isn’t afraid to get dirty, and who regularly exercises her out-there imagination. I loved that she butted heads with her too-sensible, too popularity-focused big sister, Beezus. And I guess that’s what has me nervous here. From the previews, it looks like these two get along way, way too well. Aren’t they supposed to be at odds until those special moments when (a) they realize the other is truly hurting and come together or (b) are trying to pull a fast one on their parents?

I guess the other issue here is that I loved the television version of “Ramona,” starring a very young Sarah Polley. Keep reading »

6 Awesome Roles Intended For Men, But Cast As Women

Angelina Jolie looks so femme fatale-tastic staring out from the poster for “Salt,” with her black wig and heavily lined eyes, that it’s hard to imagine that the title role in the movie was actually written for a guy. But, yes, it’s true—Evelyn Salt was originally scripted as Edwin Salt. And lame name aside, the role was intended for Tom Cruise. It was only when Cruise backed out that the movie’s makers rethought the part and decided to cast Angelina instead. A seriously good move. [NPR]

Interestingly, this is not the first time a woman has played a role originally envisioned as a man. After the jump, some of our favorite examples. Keep reading »

Woman Vomits During On-Camera Wedding Toast


Yeah, this is how I feel about over-the-top, sentimental, cliche-filled wedding toasts too. I feel ya, sister. Keep reading »

“Love, Carla”: What “Mad Men”‘s Black Maid Would Say If She Had A Bigger Speaking Role

Betty Draper’s Parenting Skillz


When it comes to Betty Draper‘s parenting on “Mad Men,” people either roll their eyes at her for constantly barking orders at her kids and never seeming to care that much about who they are, what they say, or things they’re interested in or they applaud her for her authoritarianism and want to nominate her for Mother of the Year. So which camp do you fall in? Take a look at this montage of mama Betty to decide. And, just for the record, I’m in Camp A. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

Christina Aguilera Premieres Depressing New Video, “You Lost Me”

Christina Aguilera‘s latest album, Bionic, may not be selling, but that’s not stopping the songstress’s record label from churning out another music video. “You Lost Me” follows on the heels of “Not Myself Tonight,” the latter being a raunch-fest featuring Aguilera with a ball gag in her mouth. For the new video, she’s got pink-ish hair, baggy clothes, and the vibe is more “Beautiful” than “Dirrty.” It’s a breakup song, mostly, seemingly about a man who cheated. I’m not sure what this slow jam will do for her album sales, but at least she’s not prancing around in her underpants. Right? Keep reading »

Frisky Reader Revealed: She Goes To 11

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet I Go To 11, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »

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