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Who Are The Women Against Sarah Palin?

“Ms. Palin frightens me both for my country and for my grandchildren.” — Jane B., 73

In late August, Lyra Kilston, 31, and Quinn Latimer, 30, two not-very-political editors for Modern Painters magazine, found themselves suddenly immersed in the Presidential campaign. Enraged over the selection of Governor Sarah Palin as the Republican vice presidential nominee, they sent an e-mail to 40 friends.

“We are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President,” the New Yorkers wrote. “She was chosen by John McCain specifically because he believes that American women will vote for any female candidate regardless of their qualifications. He is wrong.” Keep reading »

Vote Tomorrow, Get Free Stuff And Discounts!

Tomorrow is election day, and you’re voting, right? You better be. Not only will you get to have a hand in deciding who is going to rule our country for the next four years, but a bunch of companies are giving voters free stuff and discounts, too! After you’ve cast your vote, drink a cup of coffee, get a new sex toy, and pick up a new outfit. Aren’t you proud to be an American? Keep reading »

10 Tips for Overcoming Election Day Anxiety

After months and months of a heated, nail-biting, historic presidential race, Election Day is finally upon us, and if you’re like a lot of us who are passionately invested in the outcome, chances are the pressure and anxiety at this point is downright overwhelming. So after the jump, ten tips for overcoming Election Day anxiety (or, ten tips to at least survive the day, regardless of who wins)… Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Uggs For Men, Britney’s Album, And Gardasil

  • Ugg boots are trying to invade the male market. The ones pictured do look quite manly, don’t they? [MarieClaire.co.uk]
  • The track listing for Britney Spears’ upcoming album Circus is out.There’s a song called “Lace and Leather.” The only combination better than lace and leather is peanut butter and jelly. [E Online]
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    Robert Pattinson Records Song For “Twilight” Movie

    So, I basically spent the weekend reading “Twilight” and have moved on to the second book in the series and needless to say I’m hooked. More on that later, but in the meantime, Robert Pattinson recorded a song for the movie, out November 21, called “Never Think.” It’s quite Jeff Buckley-esque. Listen to it after the jump… Keep reading »

    Liveblogging “True Blood”!

    9:14 For the record, I am pretty sure I have the demon inside me, and his name is Mr. Wine.

    9:01 Wheeeeee, it’s time!
    9:02 For the record, I am eating a turkey sandwich. Also, I just love how bloooooody this show is. Well, that may have been a little much for me, considering how much mustard is on my sandwich.
    9:04 This show has an awesome opening sequence. I feel like there’s so much to notice.
    9:06 I get why blood would taste better warm, I guess, instead of on ice.
    9:08 Jason is a disaster. And I love that Amy is still all “mellow out” despite kidnapping a vampire.
    9:09 There’s vampire in yo’ cleavage. Are all vampires bisexual? I think so.
    9:11 Eww, I bet vamp blood is salty. Is V the new E? I think so. Jason is sooooo weak willed.
    9:14 For the record, I am pretty sure I have the demon inside me, and his name is Mr. Wine.
    9:15 Sookie and Bill need to celebrate being alive by having sex now. Instead, Jason is having sex again. Ever since I found out he’s Australian in real life, he’s more attractive. His sex scenes are RAUNCHY though.
    9:17 OH NO! The cat died! Anna Paquin kind of has bad skin.
    9:20 Jason is kind of Matthew McConaughey-esque. Eww, hello Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy is a raw foodist. Gag. I think she’s probs going to die.
    9:24 Who has the worst Southern accent on this show? I vote for Tara or Sookie.
    9:26 Oh Tara and her emotional detachment.
    9:28 Rene is the hottest under-appreciated guy on this show. Jason reminds me of those straight edge guys who don’t eat meat, but like to beat up on homeless people.
    9:31 Color me officially tired of Jason getting more naked screen time than Bill. Ugh.
    9:33 Amy reminds me of an interesting conundrum — is it better to be too good for the person you’re with, or have them be too good for you?
    9:35 For example, nothing Sam does will make him good enough for me to like him.
    9:37 I cannot believe Bill plays Wii.
    9:39 Poor gay vamp.
    9:41 Hello, are Sookie and Bill going to get it on before Bill goes away?! Hahaha, the vamps are flyering. Awesome.
    9:44 I’m sorry, but how is weak ass Sam supposed to protect Sookie?
    9:47 Ooooooh, Amy is more dangerous than a vamp? Could she be the killer?! Also, I am 99% sure I can do a better Southern accent than Tara. And Sookie. And Anna Paquin has an Oscar so that’s saying a lot.
    9:49 This is shallow, but thing that bugs me most about Sam is his hair. His hair is stupid and so is his facial scruff. Ack! Sookie just told Amy she’s staying at Bill’s because no one will go looking for her there. Amy is the effing killer, I just know it. Okay maybe I’m wrong. Whatever.
    9:52 SAM IS THE DOG! SAM IS THE DOG! Maybe? How is that possible? Sometimes him and the dog are together. Wait, maybe the dog is his little messenger, like one of those pigeons from World War I or II. But wait, the dog won’t look at her in her panties — must be lame old Sam. Ugh, this is so confusing.
    9:54 Okay, Dean the Dog is obvi Sam. But why do Sam’s clothes disappear when he shapeshifts back? And I still don’t understand how Sam and the dog have coexisted in the same space. There have been one or two scenes in previous episodes where the two of them were together. EXPLAIN IT TO ME WRITERS! Also, explain to me why I got no naked Sookie/Bill sex this episode. I am going to bed unsatisfied.

    Until next time. For the record, there are three episodes left this season.

    Sarah Palin Falls For A Prank Call From The French Prez

    This is basically amazing. Comedy duo the Masked Avengers dialed up Governor Sarah Palin and pretended to be Nicholas Sarkozy. In addition to discussing a song the president’s wife, Carla Bruni, wrote about Joe the Plumber, Sarah also seemed keen on going hunting with the foreign leader. Do the French even hunt? Anyway, this takes crank calling to a whole ‘nother level. I remember when I thought it was hilarious to call up parents of fellow students from my junior high and pretend I was calling about a delivery from “the condom store”. Keep reading »

    The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For November 1st-2nd 2008

    This weekend “Biography” highlights the four key players in the presidential election, just in time for Election Day, this Tuesday November 4th. And if you’re as enthralled with the resurgence of vampire culture as we are, check out the BIO channel on Saturday for “Secret Life of Vampires” at 5 pm. The program will be a study of vampire legends and the impact on pop culture. On Sunday you can watch “True Blood,” which dispels some vampire legends and fully embraces others. See what other Frisky-esque shows are airing this weekend after the jump. Keep reading »

    Quickies!: How To Hump A Vampire

  • We really want to screw Bill Compton from “True Blood,” so we’re going to pay a lot of attention to these tips for having sex with a vampire. [Daily Bedpost]
  • We’re going to highlight some photos of readers in their Halloween costumes, so send yours to tips@thefrisky.com. [The Frisky]
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    “True Blood” Live Blog This Sunday!

    So here’s the deal, peeps. Now that I am fully and completely crack-addicted to “True Blood”, I want to try this live blog thing again during Sunday night’s episode at 9pm on HBO. The last time I tried this, during the “Project Runway” season finale, it was a miserable failure, but we’ve got the kinks worked out. So join me for my super awesome, totally not nerdy “True Blood” live blog extravaganza on Sunday night at 9pm EST. Even if you’ve never watched the show before, this is the perfect night to start. The first commenter, get this, wins one night in the sack with Bill Compton/Stephen Moyer. I swear. Maybe. Be there or die! Keep reading »

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