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 »
There are two camps in The Frisky office — the Goslingites [Ahem, see the reasons to love him, below. -- Editor] and the JGL-ers. I happen to fall squarely in the latter camp — and so I’m thrilled that today is Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s 31st birthday. Never change, JGL! In honor of his birthing day, I’ve assembled a list of 31 reasons we love JGL. Get on board, why don’t you?
So we might be just a litttttle bit obsessed with “Downton Abbey,” but it appears we’re not the only ones. The folks over at New York magazine made a collection of “Downton Abbey” paper dolls, so that devoted fans can act out their “Downton” dreams like perfectly mature 6-year-old girls. Check out the rest of the astounding “Downton” collection after the jump.
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That Whitney Houston impersonation is getting filed under “Too Soon” for, like, a year. But you know who is still alive who Maya Rudolph can impersonate when she hosts “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow night? Oh, just a little actor and musician named Meatloaf. [NBC.com]
This is a generalization, but I am pretty sure that most people who are very passionate about fonts are cat people. So it makes sense, in a weird way, to depict cats as fonts. Helvetica is just so hip, isn’t he? See some more of my favorite cats as fonts and even more at the link. [Buzzfeed]
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