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Can You Judge A Politician Based On His Baby-Holding Abilities?

I’m not sure, but Barack Obama supporters certainly have a lot of cute examples if they decide to use that as campaign fodder. Oh wait! They have! “Yes We Can (Hold Babies)” has already launched and it’s filled with adorableness. But what about McCain? While there’s no site called “Country First (Babies Too!)” (snatching that URL up, pronto!), I tried to find a picture of McCain doing some infant nuzzling on AP. No such luck. After the jump, the closest thing I could find…. Keep reading »

Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week of October 7th 2008

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Gmail To Prevent Drunk Messaging (Well, On The Weekends, At Least)

We’ve all been there, we’ve had a bit too much to drink — more than some of us would care to admit — and suddenly, calling, texting, or emailing an old flame seems like the best. Idea. Ever!! You know it never goes well and the humiliation the next morning is worse than the raging hangover. It’s not just old flames we drunkenly reach out to, either — there are also estranged friends and family members, old (or, worse, current) bosses and co-workers, and random cuties online. Back when Friendster was the social networking site du jour and I was nursing a broken heart and wounded ego, I spent more than one wine-soaked evening exchanging messages with attractive, 28-38 year-old men in my area, messages I hope stay as buried as that broken relationship I was trying to get over.

On occasions like those, it would have been nice to have someone — anyone! — stop me and say, “Wendy, do you really want to send that message? Are you sure it’s not just the booze talking?” I can’t guarantee I wouldn’t have pushed “send” just the same, but still, maybe a voice of reason would have saved me from one or two of my more embarrassing drunken messaging mishaps. If Gmail has anything to say about it, all of us are about to have that much-needed voice of reason in our lives…well, on the weekends, anyway (and provided you don’t suck at math).

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Get Your Rocks Off: The Filthy Youth’s Breakup Mix

We’ve already endorsed Ed Westwick, the lad who acts the role of playboy Chuck Bass on Gossip Girl. So, when we heard that he’s in a UK-based band called the Filthy Youth, he became too perfect for words. Ed aside, the Filthy Youth’s indie punk beats are the kind that make you want to drink Jameson straight up and not bathe for a few days (in a good way, of course). After the jump, the band’s list of breakup songs, which they described as, “a few soppy…and the others are for getting yourself back up!” Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Biden PDA, Tina Fey’s Book, And A Really Expensive Pair Of Shoes

  • If the cute photos of the Obamas smooching weren’t enough political PDA for you, check out this slideshow of the Bidens’ greatest moments. [Huffington Post]
  • Tina Fey’s writing a book of essays! [NY Times]
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    Quickies!: Madonna Would Like A Haircut

  • Madonna wants to cut her hair, but supposedly Guy Ritchie won’t let her. Doesn’t he realize she needs to express herself? [AHN]
  • Why do all the girls on “Entourage” look like models? [College Candy]
  • Every girl should know how to tie a proper Windsor knot. [Tie-A-Tie.net]
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    The Benefits Of Having A Dishwasher

    The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 American Housing Survey was released today, revealing that housing units in this country increased by 3.8 million from 2005 to 2007. In total, there are 124.4 million housing units, 110.7 of them occupied; however, not all of them are created equal:

  • 70.8 million occupied homes have dishwashers
  • 91.3 million have washing machines
  • 88.5 million have clothes dryers
  • 70.4 million have central air-conditioning
  • I haven’t had a dishwasher since I lived with my parents, but that’s okay because I live alone and don’t generate many dirty dishes. However, I think dishwashers greatly aid relationships. Unlike decades ago when these machines didn’t exist, doing the dishes or washing clothes doesn’t take much time or energy. Instead, all you have to do is press a button and wait. If you live with others, even friends, dirty dishes are a frequent cause of arguments, so having a dishwasher should mean there’s less to fight about — but then there’s the question of who has to load it and who has to unload it. For a couple to be truly well-matched, one should like to load and the other unload. Maybe I should put an ad on Craigslist: SWU looking for ML (that’s male loader — I prefer putting the dishes back in their cupboards). [U.S. Census Bureau] Keep reading »

    Commenter’s Ball: Our Five Favorite Comments Of The Week

    We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, here are our five favorite comments from last week:

    Best Butt Joke
    Scapegoat from “The Monogamist: What Marriage Feels Like”
    The Frisky’s awesomest newlywed, Annemarie, said she didn’t feel any different with her ring on her finger. However, “Scapegoat” pointed out, there maybe another ring in married life that might muster some deeper feelings, or as she puts it — “Now you also have to give up the butt.”

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    Sarah Palin Misquotes Madeleine Albright & Starbucks Coffee Cup At The Same Time!

    This weekend, Sarah Palin made another boo-boo. At a rally in California, the Vice-Presidential candidate made the case for supporting the Republican ticket and then quoted Madeleine Albright, with the assistance of Starbucks. “I’m reading on my Starbucks mocha cup, okay?” she said. “The quote of the day… It was Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and UN ambassador. … Now she said it, I didn’t. She said, ‘There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women.’” Well, actually, Albright (whom the crowd booed, FYI) said, “There’s a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t help other women.” Now, depending on your point of view, these two quotes are either basically the same or not the same at all, but either way, Albright wasn’t stoked on Palin using her quote for political gain.

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    We See Chick Flicks: Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist

    I decided to see “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” because even though “Rachel Getting Married” looked good, I knew I couldn’t handle a movie with so many ups and downs on a Friday night. I dragged two friends to the not-so-highly acclaimed movie, which Fandango classifies as “teen movie” and “comedy,” and I was nervous they would kill me when it was horrible. But the entire theater, including me and my friends, laughed and cheered through the entire film.

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