I was at a bar this weekend, hanging out with some friends, when a guy came over to me. He began by telling me he was thinking about opening a bar, then preceded to ask me tons of questions, like what I thought made a successful place and whether having Guitar Hero would be a draw. He kept pressing me to answer questions that seemed a little lame, considering they were all hypothetical and he was clearly not going to be opening a bar, um, ever. It felt like an inquisition and almost seemed like he was using a technique from a book he had read (ask her questions so she thinks you’re interested!). Anyway, we’d love to hear some stories about the worst techniques ever used on you, because they’re guaranteed to make us all laugh, and we all need a good laugh on Mondays. Share yours in the comments. Keep reading »
I finally saw Atonement this weekend. I know, I’m really behind. It is really quite phenomenal how attractive James McAvoy is in that movie. The whole scene with him and Keira Knightly in the library was like a sexy version of Clue. You know — Mr. McAvoy and Ms. Knightly, in the library, with a step-ladder. Sexy. Keep reading »
Remember when you used to run to the grocery store to see if the latest issues of Tiger Beat and Big Bopper were on the stands so you could tear out the foldout posters of the hottest teen idols? Yeah well, we found tons of those clippings for sale on eBay. Here’s a retrospective on some of our favorite lover boys from the ’80s. Keep reading »
Harold and Kumar have cuter buns than White Castle and dare we say they would make a more delicious sandwich. The sexy and lovable twosome, John Cho and Kal Penn, are back in action; Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay opens today. While their comedic caper is getting great reviews, boys, you had our $10 at hello. Although, you may not get to have steamy prison sex or share a Crave Case with the stoners, we gotta say their fans are a good-looking crop too.
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The good news is this: the first date was a success – the quirky, out of the way Thai place he picked was charming and he paid for the dinner discreetly. He didn’t inhale beer like a frat boy on a mission from God to get drizzzunk. His listened intently to your every word, and never, ever mentioned any of his exes. The hug goodbye wasn’t awkward, in fact, the both of you simultaneously lingered for a brief, awesome moment. On your way home, as you batted away the hearts and rainbows swirling around your head like little candy-coated moons, he texts you that he had a great time and he hopes to see you soon.
Indulge me as I imagine the single word racing through your she-noggin like a unicorn galloping through a lollipop forest. That word is “ZOMG.”
But the second date looms, ladies, and it’s your date to screw up. Keep reading »
Holy crap! Remember Evan Dando, the studly, emotional lead singer of The Lemonheads? We thought he was dead. Not so! The singer made an appearance, looking exactly the same as he did 22 years ago when the band was formed, at the NME Awards this week. Umm, apparently The Lemonheads aren’t dead either and are currently in the studio recording a new album. Whatever, we hope they still play “It’s A Shame About Ray” at their live shows. Keep reading »
Guys have been flushing carcinogens out of their bodies since puberty, and they probably didn’t even know it! Researchers from the Cancer Council of Victoria in Australia found that men who masturbated more than five times each week were one-third less likely to develop prostate cancer. Sadly, sexual intercourse does not seem to have the same effect. This is not because men are more turned on by their hands, but rather, intercourse increases the risk of getting an STD, which might raise the risk of cancer. [Fox News] Keep reading »
Colin Beavan, his wife, and their young daughter have spent the last year trying to lead a no carbon impact lifestyle in New York City, blogging about the experience on “No Impact Man”. The experiment included, among other things, producing no trash except for what went into a compost, purchasing no goods except for food grown within a 250-mile radius, using no carbon-based transportation (very tough in NYC!), and using no paper products, including toilet paper. Colin was on The Colbert Report earlier this month explaining just how fun this experience has been. A book based on the blog will be released in 2009, which Colin promises, “will be printed and produced in some, yet to be determined, sustainable way.” Keep reading »
Have you ever dreamed that you slept with your father? Or rode a mechanical bull while a coworker watched? We have and were disturbed for months. Fortunately, dreams don’t always mean what you think they do, and having sex with your father is nothing to worry about, so long as it only happens in your subconscious. Here, we ask psychologist Veronica Tonay, Ph.D. to decode your crazy dreams each and every week, so that you can sleep at night, and dream some more.
THE DREAM IN QUESTION: I had a dream Brad Pitt and George Clooney made me their sidekick. George wanted to go to IHOP for pancakes. They tried to figure out the back way to get in so paparazzi wouldn’t catch me and take photos of me as their “lady friend.” I didn’t like the dress I was wearing. We arrived at the back entrance of IHOP. I was wrapped around the motorcycle with my crotch pressed into Brad’s back. It was more me and Brad, and George was nearby. I didn’t really care about George. I didn’t mind the paparazzi taking photos of me though. My hair was windswept. I looked fierce, storming towards the entrance in my boots and my wrap dress, feeling tiny between these two, big men. Brad kept rubbing the small of my back. It was a GLORIOUS dream. — Stealing Angelina’s Husband, New York, NY
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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Earth Day! I’m constantly reminded by my lovely yoga studio that I would be a better person (or at least a better person for the planet) if I went vegan and eliminated all animal products from my life. See, supposedly veganism is the best lifestyle for the planet because it’s the most energy efficient, saving a ton and a half of CO2 or equivalents per year. Additionally, vegans are always telling me that if we were to stop using all this land to raise and feed the cattle that we kill for meat, we could feed the entire world with the grain and stuff that could be produced on that land. I don’t know if that is 100% true, and I am too lazy to look it up, but I think it goes without saying that going without a big hunk of brie and a few slices of salami with your wine is a serious sacrifice. But what does the average carnivorous man think about vegans and would he ever date one, given the lifestyle adaptation that goes along with it? I polled the guys on my IM — their answers, after the jump. Keep reading »