Between getting the perfect presents, handling your hangovers after holiday parties, family time, and seasonal snacking followed by weight gain, the holiday season puts a lot of pressure on a person. That’s why you’ve got to take a load off with a video that understands what you’re going through. EverythingIsTerrible.com doesn’t just make everything OK, it makes it hilarious! Keep reading »
I’m a big ol’ Ani DiFranco fan, but even I’ll admit that song lyrics about feminist stuff don’t inspire a lot of catchy head-bopping. Check out this video of singer Nellie McKay, though, who shows off her lyrical ability—as well as mad ukelele skillz!—in “Mother Of Pearl,” a pretty funny song about feminism. Lyrics that’ll make you giggle, after the jump … Keep reading »
Blogger Lauren Leto, whoever you are, I love you. Your snarky list describing different authors and the people who read them made Amelia’s and my morning. Who reads Jodi Picoult? “Your mom when she’s at her time of the month.” Emily Griffin? “Women who give their boyfriend marriage ultimatums.” Sylvia Plath? “Girls who keep journals.” Yes, indeed! In the spirit of your list, I’ve composed my own, based on music … Keep reading »
There are nine days until Christmas. I don’t know if you understand what that means in tabloid time, but I’m going to tell you anyway: There is going to be a huge push to make something significant happen in Hollywood. We’re talking love, people. In the next two weeks, major love will be happening in the tabloids, and maybe even in reality too. And because you maybe only care just enough to read this blog, we’ve read all the tabloids for you and compiled the SparkNotes-style version here. Live, learn, and love, people. And Happy Kwanznakkuhsmas!
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You know, one should never jump to conclusions too quickly. For example, maybe you’ve seen a music video or two this year, and thought, “This is the worst music video of the year.” But then, late in December, you see a music video that is quite possibly not only the worst video of the year, but the worst video of the decade, the century — heck, maybe ever. Say hello to “Anything U Want” from Kississings. Between the talking butts, the random humpings, and the foul fashions, I am going to go out on a limb here and say this is the worst music video of 2009. Oh, and the song sucks, too. Watch at your own peril. [Videos.antville.org] Keep reading »
All I want for Hannukah is sweet new tunes! And although there are only three albums out this week, they are so good they’ll be in our CD player forevah, or until we get that MP3 jammy we’ve been asking for. But I digress, on with the hotness! We’ve got Alicia Keys playing footloose and fancy-free. Robin Thicke’s showing up Dr. Drew with his “Sex Therapy.” And Animal Collective, the experimental indie group, who made arguably the best album of the year, Merriweather Post Pavillion, won’t let 2009 get away until it’s played out with their awesomeness. Happy holidays, indeed! So, let’s get in to the groove after the jump.
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I should be offended by this, but I am laughing too hard. This Babelgum video is a parody of the “making of” a fictional Disney movie, “Rachel and the Dragon.” The film features Disney’s first ever-Jewish American Princess, Rachel, played by Sarah Silverman. Her supporting cast? All members of the tribe, of course. Seth Rogen as Prince Joshua, Fran Drescher as the Fairy God-Yenta, and Larry David and Mel Brooks as her minature yorkies, Dolce and Gabbana. Who will play the dragon? I vote for Ben Stiller. After the watching the video, I kind of think this would make an amazing animated film and, of course, do wonders to dispel the myth that Disney is anti-Semetic. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
On my way to meet Patti Stanger, third-generation matchmaker and crazy-successful businesswoman, I imagined that she might know of a tattooed, emo millionaire who is just perfect for me. That, of course, didn’t happen. But she did greet me with, “I love The Frisky! I get Google alerts!” Overall, Patti was immaculate, tiny, and well-spoken. Like a Jewish mother, she offered up the sushi on her plate, saying, “Try one. Don’t worry; there are no calories in them!” One thing was exceptionally clear from our chat—home girl is crazy busy these days. She not only stars in but also executive-produces her Bravo show, “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” which begins its third season on January 19. She is still running her now decade-old matchmaking service, Millionaire’s Club, and recently wrote a bestselling book, Become Your Own Matchmaker: 8 Easy Steps for Attracting Your Perfect Mate, out in paperback on December 29. Plus, she has a radio show on XM Pink 24 called “PS I Love You,” every Thursday at 7 p.m. (EST), and has launched her own online dating site, PsXoXo.com.
After the jump, hear what Patti has to say about attracting the right dudes and letting go of the wrong ones. Oh, and the secret to dating in your 20s! Keep reading »