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Star Trek Goes Gay, Finally

Back in the ’90s, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” commissioned an episode involving gay characters in love. The script for “Blood And Fire” was about a deathly bloodworm epidemic, a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, and it was also the first time the multi-cultural show would have included homosexuals in any of their plots. Unfortunately, although creator Gene Roddenberry wanted to include positive representations of the gay community on his show, Paramount Studios wasn’t as forward thinking. But, like communicator/cell phones, the episode featuring gay lovers didn’t get made for real, until recently. Thanks to the fan artist project “Star Trek: Phase II”, the show will boldly go gay in a webisode! Working with the original writer, David Gerrold, and his premise, the fan crew also adapted the script about Kirk’s gay nephew to deal with the topical issue of same sex marriage. You can check out the first half of the webisode tomorrow on YouTube, but if you just want to see the sexy parts, check out the video above. [io9] Keep reading »

Sex Can Sell Anything, Even Fast Food

This Arby’s commercial always makes us laugh, and it kind of puts us in the mood for some of those yummy curly fries. But isn’t it strange that sexually charged ads can sell fast food? There is nothing attractive about the gross feeling you get after eating a cheeseburger and a large fry. Do you ever feel like getting it on after pigging out? We certainly don’t. And despite Burger King’s new Flame by BK fragrance, the smell of deep-fried food can be nausea-inducing. Even so, the technique seems to work. Fast food restaurants use sex to sell burgers all the time. In fact, we should probably add the cute fast-food girl to the before-marriage sex list for guys. Check out a German Burger King commercial for the chain’s Long Chicken Sandwich after the jump…
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Obit: The First Lady Of “Star Trek,” Majel Roddenberry

Majel Roddenberry, the widow of “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry, died yesterday from leukemia at the age of 76. Though she was married to the show’s creator, she also was a key part of the show’s success from the very beginning. She became known for playing numerous characters, including Nurse Chapel on the original series, the voice of the ship’s computer, and Counselor Troi’s crazy mom on “The Next Generation.” She just finished recording voice over work for the newest “Star Trek” movie, which means her legacy will live on a little longer. [AP] Keep reading »

Why Are Men And Women So Different?

Yet another new report over-generalizes about the sexes to explain why men and women seem to be from different planets. After the jump, science reveals why women love cuddling, watching chick flicks, and obsessing over details, while men hate shopping and never seem to get very cold. Keep reading »

Quickies: Own A Chunk Of Scarlett Johannson’s Snot

  • Scarlett Johannson’s boogers and snot are worth thousands. She’s auctioning off her dirty mucas filled tissue on eBay for charity. [PerezHilton]
  • The Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced today. Our favorite couple Brad and Angie both picked up nods. Check out the full list. [CNN]
  • Betsey Johnson might be doing a “recession-friendly” line, potentially with H&M or Target. Whee! Cartwheels! [Perez Hilton]
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    Bush Makes The Most Of His Time Left In Office & Continues To Mess With Your Vagina

    Last night, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow talked about one of the scariest things Bush has ever planned. After reports of sanctioned water board torture got slapped on an eight-year-long list of other horrors this week, it’s hard to imagine the Bush/Cheney administration understands the meaning of “conscience.” Yet, that appears to be their lame duck attempt to prevent a woman from having the right to choose. According to Bush’s latest “right of conscience” federal regulation, medical professionals can refuse to provide birth control, abortions, Plan B, and IUD’s if they don’t want to, on the basis that it offends their beliefs. You know, because we patients really want a political opinion when we’re merely looking for personal health care! While the bill is set to go into effect this week, don’t fear, women of America. According to The Wall Street Journal, Obama and his administration already have that at the top of their to “Undo To Do” list! Now, fingers crossed they’ll also take care of “the global gag rule” which has halted funding for family planning services around the world. [Lawyers USA/DC Dicta] Keep reading »

    The 15 Best Videos Of 2008

    It’s been a big year! I just spent the last few hours pouring through the hundreds of videos we’ve posted on The Frisky, trying to determine which 15 were the funniest, the cutest, the most inspiring, simply the BEST. It was a tough call, but we hope you’ll agree that the 15 videos after the jump, which we wrote about this year on The Frisky are worth rewatching again and again and again. Keep reading »

    The Winter Solstice Brings New Beginnings

    The Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere occurs this weekend, so get ready for new beginnings. The Winter Solstice marks the time in the year when the Sun is farthest away from the northern hemisphere, which causes the longest night and shortest day of the year. It was celebrated as a time of rebirth for ancient people because it meant the return of the life-giving sun. And they had some very interesting ways of celebrating, like a group of women ripping a man to shreds! More, after the jump… Keep reading »

    Baby, Can I “Smell Yo Dick” For Reals?

    About a year ago, rapper Riskay had a recommendation for all the ladies who think their man is cheating. She suggested suspicious lovers should ask to “Smell Yo Dick.” While the song was an underground hit, a woman was just beaten for using that line on her cheating husband. Just a straight shot south on the Florida Turnpike will get you from Riskay’s home in Bartow to the real scene of the “smell yo dick” crime in Port St. Lucie. After the 37-year-old victim followed her man into the bathroom to get wind of the truth, he punched her in the face and kicked her to the ground. The dude has been missing ever since, but his battered wife of three years refuses to press charges. Penis sniffing and prosecution dodging, ah, the things we do for love! [TCPalm] Keep reading »

    The Greatest & Gayest Headlines Of 2008

    With the passing of Proposition 8, 2008 has left a bad taste in a lot of our mouths. But it would be sad to let a year full of PR triumphs for one of the hardest working and most outspoken communities slip by without acknowledging all the honors and milestones that have been achieved! So, forget the h8terade, from the death of “don’t ask, don’t tell” to the first openly gay prime time news anchor, there were a lot of wins to be proud of — just take a look at the long list of Great Gay Headlines In 2008! Keep reading »

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