The Hobopocalyse continues unabated: the stock market is at its lowest in twelve years, unemployment is at its highest in decades, and nobody knows how bad it’s going to get. But the good news is, I didn’t have to pitchfork-fight mole people for canned food today. Your 401K might be tanking, but canned food will always be valuable. And so will the shoulders of those you love and who love you back, even if, at this moment, some shoulders have to bear a greater weight than others.
According to a recent article in Newsweek, you can expect unemployed men, recent victims of the Great Recession of this still very new century, to revert to their lowest common gender stereotype. That means boorish frat boys decorating their fortresses of solitude with posters of bikini-clad hotties and crushing beer cans against their thick, Neanderthal skulls. And, for certain, a lot of men are being laid off. Since the economy began to crater in late-2007, four-fifths of the nearly four million people who have lost their jobs have been dudes. Keep reading »
After liveblogging four hours of “The Bachelor” over the last two days, it’s no wonder I cannot get Poo-Poo Bach (as he was renamed last night), Sloppy Seconds (aka Molly), and Melissa out of my mind. As a result, it inspired this week’s Thoughts From Guys On Our IM topic, specifically breakups, and how much effort a couple should put in to saving a relationship before calling it quits. As I wrote about yesterday, “The Bachelor” hit a little close to home for me (not in a crying way, just in a “oh, I can relate to that” way), as I felt like in my breakup, I was given the option of trying to save what my fiance and I had. But how do guys feel about how much time and effort they should put into trying to make things work? Or are they more likely to throw in the towel as soon as the going gets rough? Between yesterday and today, I IM’d them to find out. Keep reading »
Paul Rudd’s new flick “I Love You, Man” is set to open next week, but I just can’t wait that long to see him! So, like some stalker ex-girlfriend, er, I mean fan, I’ve gone through all of his stuff and compiled a list of Paul Rudd’s finest moments — and I mean finest. If you want to see his bare butt, keep reading for 10 Reasons We’d Love To Love Rudd: Keep reading »
TheBabyWebsite.com has released what are considered to be Britain’s most unfortunate baby names. Seymour Butts and Ivana Tinkle aren’t on the list, but some of the names include Mary Christmas, Paige Turner, and Doug Hole. Isn’t this a form of child abuse? Anyway, this got the Frisky girls and I talking about what we’d do if a we were interested in or were dating had an unusual or horrible name. Would you be too embarrassed to even tell your friends you were dating a guy with, say, the last name “Hymen”? Would you even give the dude a chance? After the jump, the list of guy names that are potential dealbreakers. .
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Men like women with a little junk in their trunk. But can women say the same thing about a man’s rear end? Men have always been so concerned with toning their arms, pecs or abs, that their booty gets neglected and goes unnoticed. But all of that is changing! According to The New York Times men are becoming more aware of how attractive it is to flaunt a nice backside and are spending more time working out their gluteus maximus. They are also investing more effort into finding clothes that accentuate their butt. Retailers are catching on to the trend as well and are designing trousers that aren’t too tight (the Frisky jury is still out on dudes in skinny jeans), too baggy (because this trend should have been out of style a long time ago), but just right. The cut of a pair of pants can flatter man’s derriere or make it look flat like a pancake. Personally, I’ve always liked a man with a little bit of an ass. It takes some of the attention away from how big mine is. Plus a non-existent ass on anyone is just not sexy. More cushion for the pushin’ fellas. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Women, take note: when the appearance of men’s toenails suggest that we are either vying for a Guinness World Record — or preparing for an underground cage fighting match — feel free to mention that they’ve gotten a tad long. We don’t mind. Keep reading »
Short guys got the, um, short end of the stick. They have trouble getting girls. They make less money (an extra inch is equal to an additional $30,000 salary). And they can’t find clothes that fit. Men who are on the shorter side don’t find their sizes at department stores and retailers — there’s no size “petit” (that’s the masculine of petite). Their basic options: to shop in the kids department, which is cheaper, but demoralizing, or to get bigger clothes tailored, which can result in odd proportions. There is another choice they can make, though: to suck up the fact that they are vertically challenged and shop at stores made for short men. It’s true, there aren’t many, but The Wall Street Journal featured one this week. It’s called “Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ and Under” and sizes start at 34 extra-short. While it’s wonderful that there’s a place that sells clothes that fit the one in three men in this country who are under 5’8″, wouldn’t it suck to have to answer the question, “Where did you get that handsome suit?” For women, I imagine an equivalently named store would be “Sandra’s For Women Whose Bra Size Is 34AA and Smaller.” Keep reading »
According to “Page Six,” Parker Posey tipped a babelicious bartender 50 bucks on two glasses of wine. Clearly the recession isn’t affecting her hot pocket! But Parker, baby girl, hitting on a bartender is like trying to hold a rainbow. Sure, something about a man serving you is pretty darn seductive, but every girl in the room is getting his attention. Certain men are just hazardous to date because of how they earn their paycheck doesn’t allow them to value you. Here are some jobs that taint your chance at romance… Keep reading »
I haven’t met many men that like to be dominated on a regular basis, but most gals I know like to take charge in the bedroom, at least from time to time. Aside from obvious dominate/submissive relationships, how do regular ol’ Joes feel about women taking charge between the sheets, both is subtle ways — directing the positions and the pace — and with more obvious methods — spanking, restraints, etc.? I went to the guys on my IM to find out how they feel about being dominated. Keep reading »