Jenny Slate is one of our favorite comediennes and we’re huge fans of her Marcel the Shell character. This past week, she was on “Conan” and discussed the origin of the magical Marcel voice — which is almost as creepy as it is cute — and the amazing viral videos that have turned Marcel into a star. Marcel is also a book, titled Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me, and there are other characters featured, with other voices inspired by Jenny’s grandmas. Watch as she demonstrates. [Team Coco]
Men, let’s not forget the real reason you should celebrate Valentine’s Day: so you can get laid. [Styleite]
Madonna has returned! The Material Girl has laid low for a few years, but the new video for her song “Give Me All Your Luvin’” proves that 30+ years after rising to fame, she still somehow looks, sounds, and even moves like no time has passed. That’s the extent to which I will allow myself to compliment the pop star’s recent musical debut.
I shouldn’t “hate” on someone who was just resurrected from the grave, but after watching the video, I am tempted to believe that Madonna may actually be a zombie trying to turn me by way of music video zombification. I was literally stuck in a trance-like, brain-dead state after exposing my senses to the neuron-murdering chant: “L-U-V Madonna, Y-O-U, you wanna” compounded by the confused high school football-themed visual diarrhea. Keep reading »
In the last month, I have not watched any Ryan Gosling movies, even though one night, “The Notebook” and “Blue Valentine” were on at the same time. I haven’t clicked on any links with his name in the headline. Save for my Goservention update posts — and this one, which Julie gave me permission to write — I have not written about Ryan at all on The Frisky. As a result, I’ve started to see the appeal of other men, both famous (Michael Fassbender in “Shame”) and not-so-famous, and have gotten back in touch with who I am without a Ryan Gosling obsession. The other day, Jessica said to me, “It’s been good for you. It’s been good for all of us,” and I kind of wanted to tell her to shut her piehole, but then I realized she was maybe right. Maybe taking a break from Ryan Gosling was good for me. Maybe I had turned a corner and would never … would never need him again.
All of that positive thinking changed this morning, when I read that Time Warner Cable -- my cable provider! — would be making eight of Gosling’s films available On Demand this month, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Keep reading »
Coffee! It’s the completely safe stimulant of choice of marathon runners, football players … and the band Heart. This totally bizarre ’80s commercial from the National Coffee Association tries to convince us that rockers were mainlining coffee, not cocaine, before shows. As if! “Because coffee gives you the serenity to dream it, and the vitality to do it!” Um, sure, whatever you say weirdos. [YouTube]
Magazine 13 rounded up some of the most awkward books ever. Like Down Home Gynecology. Oh no. Please don’t tell me. I don’t even want to know. Check out a few of the titles we can’t believe actually exist.