We’re sure your record collection is as hot as you are! And now you can be an art model. While you’re lying around watching your favorite vinyls spin, you too could become immortalized as a living album cover aka a Sleeve Face. Check out this clever instructional video, dress the part, get in place, and with the click of a button your could make a famous cover shot come alive! Send your pics to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And gentlemen…we would love to find a man who can fill out Sticky Fingers.
You can serve the entire country in the military, but the military won’t let you serve yourself. Did you know that our troops in Iraq aren’t allowed porn? (If only The Frisky’s cookies could talk, we’d never get drafted!) Our poor overseas personnel who are risking their lives aren’t even allowed to have dirty magazines. All they get are visits from Jessica Simpson. While the no porno rule supposedly isn’t strictly enforced for combat troops, it just got a contractor sent home. ITT small-arms repairman Brian Sayler was given a free lap dance and some DVDs while on leave visiting his hometown. A Stoughton, Massachusetts stripper named Cassidey gave him some of her films for free, which he brought back to Iraq with him. When his bunk was searched, the poor patriot was promptly fired. Isn’t this the wrong battle to be fighting? [Boston Magazine] Keep reading »
It always annoyed me a little that on Facebook my mini-feed would say, “Catherine just updated their About Me,” but I never gave too much thought to it. Well, Facebook just announced that they’ve updated it to say either “his” or “her.” This is great for people who care about matching nouns with pronouns, but not so good for transgendered members of the Facebook community. Luckily, Facebook will allow people to manually opt out of the gender classification. “We have a lot of respect for these communities, which is why it will still be possible to remove gender entirely from your account,” said Facebook product manager Naomi Gleit. It’s nice to know they’re sensitive to this, isn’t it? [CNET] Keep reading »
Um, wow. I am kind of speechless. The New York Daily News reports that a new modeling show has come to town, this one called Britain’s Missing Top Model. The U.K. show features models with various disabilities, like missing limbs, partial paralysis, and hearing loss. The show wants to challenge society’s traditional notions of beauty, which sounds great to me, but I also know that none of these women are going to be bigger than a size four, so that’s a standard of beauty no one is really willing to face yet either. Anyway, Marie Claire U.K. editor Marie O’Riordan serves as a judge for Missing Top Model, and says, “I do believe the program could help challenge our attitudes to disability. I want to see the winner shake up the fashion industry. These young women shouldn’t be invisible to the fashion world just because they are disabled.” Can we just ask one question? What is the deal with the title? “Missing” Model? What does that mean? [The NY Daily News] Keep reading »
The Brits might love their TV even more than we do, or maybe fewer of them have DV-R. A new poll revealed that a fifth of those surveyed regularly shun family, friends, and partners so they won’t miss their favorite TV shows. Some planned vacations around TV schedules, and 17 percent of women between 16 to 24 said they will either speed up or skip sex so they can watch TV. “Loyal fans let little stand in the way of seeing their favorite show,” said The Sun Tiscali TV director Simon Hunt. Yeah, heaven forbid life get in the way of TV. [Sify] Keep reading »
1. Janet Jackson, “If” You may be saying to yourself, “Wait, why not ‘Rhythm Nation’?” Because everyone assumes that “Rhythm Nation” is Janet’s best dance video, but it’s not. “If” is much dirtier. See for yourself.
Oh no they didn’t! Karolina Kurkova, the Victoria’s Secret supermodel that Elle recently posted about in the forums, has been called fat by the Brazilian press. The smack talk started after a show in Sao Paulo, where Kurkova walked the runway with more meat on her bones than usual. And gasp, she has cellulite on her booty. Um, good for her! And for the record, we think she looks sexier than ever. [Fox News]
The first gay pride parade was supposed to take place in Cuba yesterday, but just minutes before the unofficial march was set to begin, two of its organizers were detained. The activists were going to deliver a set of demands to the justice department, which included an apology from the government for its past repression and incarceration of openly gay people. [The Guardian, U.K.] Keep reading »