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This Is What 32 Inches Of Snow Looks Like

Did you hear? The Northeastern United States got hit by a blizzard yesterday and last night! If you live in the area, your local news is likely preempting all the awesome morning television you should be enjoying on this snow day, which is annoying. Anyway, a New Jersey man made this time-lapse video of the 32 inches of snow that hit his backyard. It’s pretty cool. Keep reading »

Feminism Explained (Sort Of)


Oh man. This YouTube video “Feminism Explained” is so freaking funny. Granted, the guy in the cartoon is basically arguing sexism does not exist, which is complete BS.

But I’ll be damned if I don’t know some feminists like this one (to be clear: not the “Men are bad” part, but the “It takes years to think like a proper feminist” part). And yes, this is pretty much what they sound like. Let it never be said I don’t have a sense of humor, y’all. [YouTube] Keep reading »

2 Santas Rob A Supermarket

“Ho ho … this is a hold-up.” That’s what I imagine two guys in Berlin saying when they walked into a supermarket yesterday wearing Santa costumes—red coats and big, bushy white beards. When a cashier asked them to take off the costumes, they pulled out guns and demanded all the money in the register. The cashier obliged and they ran off into the sunset. A police officer later said of the two, “They didn’t look like they were going to be passing out any presents when they came in.” We hope he was joking, but we just can’t tell .. [Newser] Keep reading »

Follow Friday! Where To Find The Frisky Staff On Twitter

Taking a cue from Twitter, I thought today would be an excellent opportunity to share our Twitter handles with each other so we have just one more way to keep in touch and follow one another’s comings and goings (especially as many of us prepare to take off from school and work for a holiday break). After the jump, find out how to follow some of The Frisky’s staffers on Twitter and please share your own Twitter address in the comments so other readers can hook up with you (not hook up in that way … hey, unless you want to!). Keep reading »

Norway Giving Its Reindeer Reflective Collars, And Not Just So They Look Cute

In Norway, reindeer are the noble animals that help Santa deliver presents. But they’re also a road hazard—500 of them are hit and killed each year, and many of these crashes leave drivers and passengers severely injured. And so the Norwegian government is tagging the animals with reflective collars or antler tags to make them more visible at night. So far, 2,000 of the nation’s 200,000 reindeer have been given these new accessories. This sounds like a great idea, but I have to ask—is this an initiation to save deer and drivers? Or is it a plot to make Rudolph’s shiny nose less special? [Newser]
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Today’s Lady News: Teens Are Not Having Babies Like They Used To

  • Kids: they are not having babies like they used to. The teen birth rate fell to a record low in 2009 in a six percent drop from 2008 figures. It’s the second year in a row that the birth rate among teens has fallen. [Washington Post]
  • Ladies Shoes Me is a new French dating site where women pick men just like they pick … shoes? WTF? Way to objectify men as just another item for women to consume. [TechCrunch]
  • “Glee” actress Jane Lynch, a lesbian, and Dan Savage, a gay advice columnist who pioneered the “It Gets Better Project,” open up about the current status of gay rights in the U.S. [Newsweek]

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