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R.I.P., Jay Reatard: A Eulogy In His Own Words

This cover of Death + Taxes with Jay Reatard, who passed away this week at age 29, is so eerie, like most of the art he left behind. The titles of songs like “DOA”, “An Ugly Death” and even his last nihilistic single (a surprise hit on MTV), “It Ain’t Gonna Save Me,” are enough to give us the chills, let alone this prophetic explanation of his process as a musician, from an interview with The New York Times:

“It’s like a Polaroid picture. I’m just trying to get the idea out before the inspiration is gone. Everything I do is motivated by the fear of running out of time.”

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Win This! “Us: Americans Talk About Love”

When you pick up a book about “love,” you shouldn’t expect anything. Love is one of those things that’s hard to describe and even harder to understand. We can’t really know what love is until we’re in it, and the love between two people is unique, so even if you’ve been in love, you’ll never understand another couple’s relationship. When I read Us: Americans Talk About Love, edited by social anthropologist John Bowe (published Jan. 5), I mistakenly thought that I’d be reading true love story after true love story, 300+ pages of happy endings. But Us isn’t about love stories; it is personalized experiences with love: all the highs and lows, messiness and simplicity. And talking about love probably turned out better stories. Seriously, I read through this in, like, two days over the Christmas vacation. Keep reading »

Win This! Us: Americans Talk About Love

Love is one of those things that’s hard to describe and even harder to understand. We can’t really know what love is until we’re in it, and the love between two people is unique, so even if you’ve been in love, you’ll never understand another couple’s relationship. Us: Americans Talk About Love lets us peek into strangers’ love lives with 44 stories collected by social anthropologist John Bowe. As told by a homeless thirtysomething, a married aerobics instructor who fell for a woman, a senior who still smooches her husband on a regular basis, a brokenhearted man who has dated more than 300 women since his wife’s death, and more, these oral reports from across the United States prove that love is anything but uniform. [$10.88, Amazon.com]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away a copy of Us: Americans Talk About Love, but you have to work if you want it! Send an email to contests@thefrisky.com with the subject line “Love Book” telling us how you knew you were in love for the first time and how old you were by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, Jan. 15. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Keep reading »

Photographer Meg Wachter Dumps SpaghettiOs On Her Pal

In her series “Dumped!,” Brooklyn-based photographer Meg Wachter pours everything from Pepto-Bismol to cottage cheese to Fruit Loops on her friends’ heads and snaps their reactions. Is it wrong that I find these pics strangely erotic? [Meg Wachter Photo] Keep reading »

In A Few Years, This Workout Video Will Be Blackmail Material


If, in the future, I ever have a daughter, I will very much hope that her dream in life is not to be a pop tart (doctor? marine biologist?) and that no one will ever consider buying her this video called “How To Be A Pop Star” from Bella Dancerella. Even though it comes with a very special pink, glittery faux microphone headset. Also, I think it’s cruel that they cast a 14-year-old for this thing. She’s no doubt been mocked mercilessly for her performance ever since. Keep reading »

Is Conan O’Brien Going To Be In A Porn Movie?

Now that his late night talk show host job is in jeopardy, Conan O’Brien is trying to figure out what to do next. Is he seriously considering taking a porn company up on their offer to star in a hardcore movie? Find out! Keep reading »

Good To The Last Drop


Sadly, we can identify with this poor kitty who just wants the last little taste of ice cream at the bottom of the carton. Just … one more … almost there … meh. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Quickies: “Jersey Shore” Gets A Song & Rachel Zoe Has A New Taylor

  • Songstress Sara Bareilles wrote a song about the “Jersey Shore.” And she’s “gonna pretend her hair don’t bend” and that “whoever looks good, bitch, I look better.” [Oh No They Didn't]
  • Because there’s an app for everything, you can spend $0.99 to find out whose been defriending you on Facebook. [ABC]
  • Rumors abound that Kathy Hilton’s sisters will star in the next edition of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Prepare yourselves. [The Daily Truffle]
  • Rue McClanahan is in a nursing facility after suffering a stroke. Dear God, not Blanche! [Dlisted]

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Samantha Bee Does “Law & Order”

There was a time in my life—let’s call it “being unemployed”—where I watched a terrifying amount of “Law & Order.” It got to the point where I recognized the writers’ favorite tricks (The kids did it! They did it to save the state of Israel!), where the gong/gavel sound invaded my dreams, and where I’d know I’d already seen an episode but re-watched it anyway because I couldn’t quite remember how the story unfolded. Once I got a job, I swore off “Law & Order” and resisted its ripped-from-the-headlines temptations. But I will absolutely be watching tomorrow night. Why? Because Samantha Bee, aka the sugar in the coffee that is “The Daily Show,” will be starring in it as a talk show host who had an affair with a female staffer and opens her car door one morning to find a package from an extortionist. Yes, the story is an obvious play on the David Letterman scandal—only, in true “Law & Order” form, a body drops. In the episode, Samantha’s character even takes words directly out of Letterman’s mouth, saying, “I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been having a pretty lousy week.” [NY Daily News]
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Joe Biden Criticized For Overtly Sexual Hennessy Ads, Kinda


It truly hurts how painfully awesome The Onion continues to be, and their spoof videos are even better than their articles since they require the reporters to keep a straight face while delivering the news. In this week’s spoof, Vice President Joe Biden got a lot of crap for starring in sexy Hennessy ads. According to a faux Hennessy spokesman, “Biden’s sly trademark grin and international playboy status made him the perfect face for the luxury brand.” Word. I think it’s about time Joe “Silver Fox” Biden gets a little attention; Obama isn’t the only hottie in Washington D.C.! [The Onion]
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