What can we say about Cosmopolitan today that wasn’t true about Cosmopolitan in the past? According to the very first commercial that promoted the magazine brand in the UK, not much.
The 1972 commercial, unearthed by Copyranter, features a number of women talking to men. Specifically, the men are asking women how they managed to pull off things like affording nice cars and cooking delicious meals (things women totally couldn’t do at all in the 70s, or something), and the women respond with a page from Cosmpolitan. Then a male announcer says that women can learn all sorts of things from Cosmopolitan. Things about men. Read more and watch the video here…
What are moms reading in the carpool lane these days? Well, it’s not The Help. It’s a new trilogy called Fifty Shades, it’s notorious for its sex scenes, and it seems like every mother with a blog account is raving about it…
“In case you’re wondering why every suburban housewife from Philadelphia to Connecticut has been sending all her calls straight to voice mail. Fifty. Freaking. Shades.” – Suburbabble
“I am not in the habit of reading erotica, but this trilogy makes it seem okay, even for Westchester county. ” – StaceyKnows
“There is life in this book, outside of the bedroom, and in fact, there are even tons of ‘vanilla moments’ to make the harder stuff go down easier for some of us who might be apprehensive with these kinds of ‘scenes’.” – Maryse.net
Even moms in NYC have caught the Fifty Shades bug. According to The New York Post:
“I found myself explaining what BDSM [bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism] was to some of the moms at Saturday morning basketball,” says power publicist Alison Brod, who hails “Fifty Shades” as “the new kabbalah for female bonding in this city.”
A raunchy book that mothers across the country can’t put down? This was too intriguing to pass up, so on Tuesday night I downloaded the book for myself (lord knows I wasn’t about to read a physical copy on the subway) for $7 on Amazon.com. Keep reading »
The Frisky staff is not just good for updates on the contents of Snooki’s womb and baby sloth videos. We also, like, read books and know stuff. Here are the books we’ve been kicking back with this week (and losing sleep over). Make sure to tell us what you’re reading this week in the comments!
Not only can Flo the Wonderdog do a great jump off a high-dive board, but she’s also a pro when it comes to scrambling up the diving board ladder. She’s also not afraid of the pool slide, and skitters down it like a champ. Color us impressed. [Boing Boing]
The nice folks over at Vintage Ads compiled a collection of the faces of Betty Crocker throughout the years. It’s nice to see that while the visage may have changed, the commitment to a perfectly curled coif and magenta sweater sets has remained. [Vintage Ads]
Could there be two worlds set more far apart than that of party monster baseball player Kenny Powers and the genteel universe of butlers, maids and secret eavesdropping at Downton Abbey? And yet! When the two come together, something more than magical occurs. It’ll have you wondering why it took so long for someone to sloppily edit these two TV shows together.