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Diagnosing “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey”

I must admit I’ve really been enjoying “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” this season. Not so much as a TV show, but as more of a psychological guessing game. What the hell is wrong with these women? They must be the most screwed-up people on Bravo, putting the Atlanta and New York ladies to shame. When I was in school studying to be a counselor, they used to give us these case studies of patients who sought therapy. We would read about their issues and have to diagnose them according to the DSM IV, which is basically the bible of psychology. As I was catching up on some episodes of the circus that is “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” I was having a blast trying to match the ladies with a clinical diagnosis. Danielle Staub is like a textbook case of Borderline Personality Disorder. It’s serious, people—she needs help. I can so imagine them showing clips of her in psychology classes around the country. “Watch and learn, students. This is what BPD looks like.” After the jump, the results of my diagnostic guessing game. Keep reading »

10 Reasons Why I Saw “Shrek” This Weekend Instead Of “Sex And The City 2″

I know some ground rules have been placed on redundant “Sex and the City” conversations, but I’m pretty sure I am safe with this one. This weekend, I found myself with some flexible finances, four days of free time, and an urge to avoid serious thinking. All this added up to a friend and I planning to go see a movie on Friday night. We narrowed down our choices to “Sex and the City 2″ or “Shrek Forever After.” In the end, even though I watched the show religiously and was one of the many Carrie-clad individuals who showed up for the midnight screening of the first film, I chose “Shrek.” Here’s why. Keep reading »

New Dance Craze: The Surra De Bunda Is Perfect For Lazy Dudes

Dance craze alert! There’s a new raunchy dance coming out of Brazil called the Surra De Bunda. The general idea is that a guy sits on the ground with his legs outstretched. Yeah, that’s all he does. Then a scantily clad lady dances while he watches her butt. Then she puts her hands on his ankles and her feet on his shoulders and proceeds to buck his face with her butt like a feral donkey. It’s kind of NSFW, unless you work at a strip joint. Don’t get scared! They’re just dancing, kids. This is like every man’s dream come true. If this craze catches on in da club, strippers everywhere are going to be out of work and lap dances will be so last year. Check out Surra De Bunda in action, after the jump … you know, so you can learn how to do it. Or not. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Librarians Remix Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” With Nerdy Panache

You’ve seen the UC Berkeley a cappella group’s cover. You’ve seen the little girl doing the iPhone apps cover. Brace yourself for yet another cover of Lady Gaga‘s “Poker Face,” this time by pasty-lookin, camera-shy librarians.

Students and faculty at the University of Washington’s Information School remixed “Poker Face” into a quirky ode to librarianship called “Catalog” and it set my little nerd heart aflutter. Ca-ca-ca-catalog, ca-ca-ca-catalog! [BoingBoing] Keep reading »

Alicia Keys Addresses Interracial Dating In “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)”

Alicia Keys‘ new music video for “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)” addresses the heavy topic of interracial dating throughout the decades. I like the video, actually, because it shows how bigotry doesn’t necessarily disappear with time. But over at Feministing, our friend Courtney M. Martin — who’s also a Frisky contributor — is unimpressed. Martin found the “white dude in a truck and a bunch of angry black men” motif annoying, accusing Keys’ video of “fall[ing] into all of the tired stereotypes of the tragic interracial love story.”

Surely interracial dating is a complicated issue to deal with in a five minute-long music video, but maybe Alicia Keys could have been more original. What do you think? [Feministing] Keep reading »

Liveblogging “The Bachelorette” On May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day! What, you thought I would take a day off from The Frisky and “The Bachelorette”? Hellz no. Fire up the grill, stuff your face with burgers and dogs, and tap the keg — see ya for the second episode of “The Bachelorette” tonight at 8 p.m. Keep reading »

Hamsters Rap To Black Sheep In New Kia Commercial

I don’t think Kia Motors has improved the reputation of their cars, but the company has definitely stepped their advertising game up a few notches. Last year Kia introduced hamsters and people in their commercials, and to carry that theme in the latest commercial, Kia has rodents rapping and dancing to Black Sheep’s classic “The Choice Is Yours.” There’s no need for the “New York transit line” in this hilarious Kia commercial. Keep reading »

Wonder Woman Coming To The Big Screen. Please, Maybe?

Over the past few years, there have been a zillion and 12 super hero movies. And so it’s shocked me that “Wonder Woman: The Movie” hasn’t happened yet. I mean, the comic was great and the ’70s TV show starring Lynda Carter was a camp classic. I loved watching her wrestle bad guys with her lasso of truth and bullet-deflecting bracelets. It seems like such a natural. Evidently, the movie has had a long, twisted path. Rumors of the flick began in 2001, when producer Joel Silver started working on a screenplay which Sandra Bullock was rumored to be attached to. Then in 2005, it was announced that “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” auteur Joss Whedon was taking over the project. But studio execs didn’t like the direction he was going, and he abandoned ship in 2007. The movie looked dead in the water. But today, the chairman and CEO of Warner Brothers told shareholders in a presentation that he was working hard to bring it to the screen. Holler! I just have two words on who should play Wonder Woman: Zooey. Deschanel. [MTV] Keep reading »

This “Real Housewives Of New York City” Parody Is Spot-On


This parody of “The Real Housewives of New York City” is worth watching for the (drag) Jill impersonation alone. Seriously, the guy does Jill better than she does herself. Check it out. [via YouTube] Keep reading »

Get Frisky On The Beach: The Definitive Summer Reading List

It’s Memorial Day! Let the summer beach reading commence! I have two goals this summer—spend lots of time sitting on the beach (with sunscreen of course) and read lots o’ books while sitting on the beach. I believe I can achieve these goals. I’m placing a large Amazon order today, so I’ve been doing some research and thought I’d share. After the jump, my picks for the best beach reads this summer. Keep reading »

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