Oh, Odd Future. Tyler the Creator, et al, love causing trouble and controversy. Last night, their show in Boston was shut down by the cops — but that’s not all! Their New York “pop-up shop” is still going strong. And in typical uninformed incendiary Odd Future fashion, they’re referring to it as “the sweatshop.” Because you know, sweatshop jokes are super duper funny. Keep reading »
This triple banana is winning. I know “winning” is a played out catchphrase at this point, but if “Bachelorette” Courtney can use it in reference to Ben Boring Flajnik, than I can use it in reference to this fabulous fruit mutation. Seriously, how did this happen? And will it ever happen again? I would really like to slice this beast and put it in my cereal. Dream breakfast. [Boing Boing]
Well, hallelujah, today just got elevated by the curious joy of Teresa Giudice’s mysterious three-head! Yes, Andy Cohen’s fave Jersey girls return to Bravo on Sunday, April 22, presumably with more red wine, drama and pasta fagioli. This season, it looks like some of the bad blood that played out at the season three reunion show between Teresa, Jacqueline and Caroline continues to deliciously fester. Yay, grown women! Check out the preview after the jump!
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In their Rolling Stone cover story earlier this year, The Black Keys had some choice words for Nickelback: “Rock ‘n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit.” Now in an interview with MTV News, the Keys are apologizing for their statements. Well, kinda. Actually, as bandmember Patrick Carney put it, “That was the worst apology.” Check out the clip to see why.
Barbie is recognizable for many reasons, not the least of which is her long blonde hair and warped 39-18-33 measurements, but photographer Sarah Haney has taken that impenetrable plastic smile and put an entirely different spin on it. The photo series presents the familiar doll in some frankly unfamiliar situations, like being apprehended by the police, stripping for money, and nursing a hangover. The black and white, grainy film-still quality of the images lends a haunting, overcast vibe that doesn’t spare Ken, either: he drinks alone at night, has affairs, and dresses in women’s clothing. It’s fascinating to see the childhood toy depicted in a way that makes her beatific smile seem all too eerie. See a few more after the jump and at the link. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Last night, TLC’s “My Crazy Obsession” took us inside Stanley’s world. It’s a world of diapers, baby powder, onsies, pacifiers and bottles. The 31-year-old is proud to to call himself an adult baby for the last 18 years. He gets satisfaction from acting like a toddler up to eight hours a day and says, “It’s not sexual.” Although there are people who do baby role playing in a sexual way, Stanley’s more into crib toys than sex toys. Sadly, he says this obsession stems from an abusive childhood, and the adult baby role play helps him feel the safety he didn’t feel as a child. Much like the urine drinker on “My Strange Addiction,” it felt vaguely exploitative to watch Stanley get burped and swaddled. I felt almost too uncomfortable to watch. I hope in addition to seeking an “adult baby mommy” that he’ll find the help he needs to feel safe and cared for in the world. Like, without giant diapers.