Between the mama’s boy, the softie, the geek, the sensitive ponytail man, the teddy bear, and the by the books square, there is one common chant: Nice guys finish last. It’s a chorus I’ve heard from Green Day to the likes of my brother, but after a few bad boys break your heart, even a motorcycle mama would like to take a true gentleman for a spin.
So, when a sneaker wearing lawyer asked me out, I figured this was my chance to do good. He was a real meat and potatoes kind of guy, but date after date, our conversations never waned. Normally I can chew ‘em up and spit ‘em out, but this guy was just so nice — but that was actually all I could say about him when my friends pried. He pulled out my chair, picked up tabs, opened doors, and liked me to be on top. As we got close, I saw some serious potential, but I still wanted to loosen his tie.
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Yeah, we know, Jeff Buckley is sadly deceased. But that didn’t stop his cover of the Leonard Cohen tune “Hallelujah” from going to the top of the iTunes downloads chart this week did it? The song, released originally in 1984, and then re-recorded by Buckley ten years later, was performed by American Idol hopeful Jason Castro a few weeks ago and since then the song has seen a major resurgence. While it’s always been a popular song to cover, both before and after Buckley did it, to see his version leap in sales is amazing. While the original is incredible, Buckley’s version has always been a favorite. And as an artist, so was he. [JeffBuckley.com] Keep reading »
We get it, it’s for a role (playing John Lennon killer Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27). But still. Eww. [IMDB: Chapter 27] Keep reading »
When it comes to contraception, women have a lot of options. Between the pills, the implants, the sponges, the diaphragms, the injections, etc., our ovaries are all over the place. While we seem to be filled with a never-ending amount of options and responsibility, men get off (literally) by relying on us. Let’s face it, the surgical vasectomy doesn’t sound so fun and if we ladies had a nickel for every complaint about a condom we heard, we’d all be rich. So while the battle of the baby-less baby-making rages on, at The Future of Male Contraception Convention in Seattle this week, there appeared to be some hope that the playing field will be leveled. More info, after the jump…
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Seventy-percent of college aged women say they’ve had a man mistake their friendliness for a come on. (We speculate that by the time you hit 30, that could easily be raised to 100%.) What is it with guys? Just because we’re trying not to be a bitch conductor 24/7, doesn’t mean we want them to ride our caboose. But then again the opposite problem is worse — when we’re trying to get it on with a dude and he just thinks we’re being nice. Ugh, so frustrating! Well, in either case, a new study has proven that it’s not your outfit, your make-up, or your personality’s fault. According to the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, men have trouble reading non-verbal clues whether they are sexual or just plain polite. Keep reading »
With all of this Eliot Spitzer business going on, we started wondering, “If we were a high-priced prostitute, which governor would we want to do?” because, let’s face it, Eliot leaves something to be desired. So here are the five best-looking governors this country has to offer. Keep reading »
In Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day, Delysia Lafosse has to choose between three men: the rich club owner who gave her a job and an apartment, the young producer who could give her the lead role in his musical, and the poor piano player. Well, the poor piano player is played by Lee Pace, which makes the decision an easy one, in our opinion. We didn’t get into Pushing Daisies last fall, but maybe we’ll give it another chance if watching it means we’ll get to see Lee and his incredible eyebrows every week. Keep reading »
Holy controversy Batman! I am an unabashed lover of toe cleavage — that little to major peek of toe that sometimes shows in low-cut high heels — and usually prefer a little cleave rather than none at all. But I was surprised to discover that there are people out there who are avidly opposed to toe cleavage in all it’s forms, from just a hint of big toe crook to all five toe bases exposed in all their glory. Of course, there are others who totally fetishize toe cleavage, like the person behind the blog Perversions of the High-Heeled Pump, who posts tons of celebrity pictures of celebrity toe cleave, not to mention vaguely creepy videos. In my opinion, I think a little toe cleavage is very sexy, and the fashion industry agrees with me. According to Wikipedia, “‘toe-cleavage shoes sans stockings’ are part of the ‘unwritten dress code’ of the ‘Voguette’, as dictated by the magazine’s longtime editor in chief Anna Wintour — ‘even in the bitter New York winter’.” And Manolo Blahnik famously said, “the secret of toe cleavage, a very important part of the sexuality of the shoe is that you must only show the first two cracks.” Word. But what about guys? Are they cognizant of toe cleavage? And if so, how do they feel about it? After the jump, thoughts from The Sensitive Guy, The Hipster Guy, and The Experienced Guy. Keep reading »
Women can be a little crazy after a breakup — hello, Heather Mills! But men have the ability to go equally nuts. An Australia man is auctioning off his life on eBay — house, car, job, clothes, and friends — because he wants to start over. He says that his ex-wife heard about his idea: “Her last comment was, ‘It seems a bit mental to me.’” The auction starts June 22. [Reuters and A Life 4 Sale] Keep reading »
Dang, remember when Joseph Gordon-Levitt played little Tommy Solomon, the youngest alien on 3rd Rock From The Sun, alongside John Lithgow and the annoying French Stewart? Homeboy has grown up! Now starring in Kimberly Pierce’s Stop Loss with Ryan Phillippe (about a group of soldiers sent back to Iraq for another tour of duty), Gordon-Levitt is 27 and majorly fine. Speaking of war, Gordon-Levitt is currently filming G.I. Joe, in which he plays Cobra Commander. Maybe this is a dude flick we’ll actually want to see. Keep reading »