Three designers — Yu Kyung Ha, Won Min Jung, and Kwon Young Hee — won this year’s Red Dot design award for their ingenious new creation: a pizza box that can be broken up into individual pizza-sized plates. How has this never happened before? I’m a huge fan of anything that helps better engineer my ability to get pizza into my mouth. Designers, we salute you. [Gizmodo]
Girls, you need to step up your game. This video from Latvian artist Orphic Oxtra takes things to a whole ‘nother level. Acid-faced dancing girls? Check. Undulating leotards? Check. Totally magical experience? Triple check. [Know Your Meme]
We didn’t think it was possible for Donald Trump to top last year’s cast of crazies on “Celebrity Apprentice,” but with Aubrey O’Day, Teresa Giudice, Dee Snider, and Victoria Gotti, amongst others, duking it out in the new season starting tonight, we’re ready to be proven wrong. Check out out a preview of the new season above! And don’t forget to tune in for the premiere tonight at 9 p.m.! [NBC.com] Keep reading »
I don’t know much about the Tampa Bay Rays (kidding, I don’t know anything about them), but I do know I can get behind their recent decision to replace their old mascot with the Internet-nerd-friendly DJ Cat. Nice move.
Dear Woman With The Rolling Suitcase Who Stole My Cab This Morning,
Did you think I wouldn’t notice? That I wouldn’t see you roll past me, stop no more than eight feet in front of me, and raise your arm just like mine had been raised for 15 minutes? Did you think I was so involved in my text conversation with my friend Steve — about whether it’s possible/weird to poop with a baby in a Bjorn strapped to your chest — that I wouldn’t see you blatantly invading my taxi territory? I can think of no other explanation for the lack of subtlety you displayed in defying the laws of cab hailing. Keep reading »
Back in 1985, cartoonist Alison Bechdel drew a “Dykes To Watch Out For” cartoon describing the three rules that govern whether or not she will see a movie, which she called “The Bechdel Test“:
- It has to have two women in it who have names,
- Who talk to each other,
- About something besides a man.
Bechdel’s point was that the majority of mainstream films relegate women to the role of “girlfriend,” “wife” or “princess in a tower who needs to be saved by a knight in shining arming” and this is problematic for women’s substantive representation in film. Unfortunately, 25 years later, a lot of movies still don’t pass the Bechdel test, including 2012 Oscar nominees. Keep reading »