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Diamonds From Tequila

Diamonds can be made out of many materials, even your dead dog’s ashes, and now booze-hounds may be able to get bling made from their alcohol of choice: tequila. Now, technically the diamonds a team of researchers in Mexico have made from 80-proof tequila blanco are diamond films, used in machinery that operates at high temperatures or in harsh conditions, but maybe someday, someone will put a ring on my finger made from Patron. [New Scientist] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Pink Bark, Menstrual Emails, And Narcissistic Men

  • Pine bark extract supposedly reduces menstrual pain. [Medical News Today]
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    Wednesday Quickies!

  • Tori Spelling’s dog Mimi La Rue died at the age of 11. This makes me want to go home and hug Lucca. [Perez Hilton]
  • Even proper Brits accidentally say sexual things. [Daily Bedpost]
  • Some summer trends aren’t worth following. [College Candy]
  • Lily Tomlin shares a guide to hiring women from 1943. [Shine]
  • Literally get Michelle Obama’s look for only $99. [Politico.com]
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    Katy Perry On The Young And The Restless Mag

    Our girl Katy Perry made a guest appearance on soap opera The Young and the Restless last week. On the show, she was photographed for the cover of the new magazine Restless Style, and the cover will be unveiled on the show on June 27. But the magazine sort of exists even though it’s fictional! Like, they really did a photo shoot and there’s an article about her! Anyway, I have been trying to figure out how to wear a really long strand of pearls like what she’s got on (sadly, mine aren’t Chanel), so if you have any style suggestions, please let me know — keep in mind that I’m not a rock star, and the vintage dress with “Like A Virgin” gloves and fishnets probably wouldn’t work on me. [Restless Style] Keep reading »

    Danger! Beware Of Thong!

    A woman in Los Angeles is suing Victoria’s Secret over a defective thong. Um, one could argue, they’re all defective, after all, we’re talking about paying for a permanent wedgie here. But seriously, 52-year old Macrida Patterson is taking the lingerie line to court because she claims a “design problem” caused a metallic decoration on her “V-string” to come loose. When she went to put the panties on, the ornament hit her in the eye causing damage to her cornea. Eye-yi-yi, there is just an ever growing number of reasons why we love coverage! [Smoking Gun and CNN] Keep reading »

    Porn, Starring Grandpa

    Competition is stiff in the porn industry (Get it? Stiff? Ha.), and specializing is really the way to go. Since most porn features strapping, young men and women, the niche that’s more open — and actually doing quite well in Japan — is that involving old people. The stars are balding or gray, their skin sagging, but stars like Shigeo Tokuda, 74, have no problem undressing for the camera. Shigeo has appeared in about 350(!) adult films over the past 14 years, and his wife and daughter have no idea. Elder-porn seems to appeal to older people who can’t relate to the young ‘uns, and younger people like it because there is this something that only an older generation has and the young people do not possess,” said director Gaichi Kono. Sadly though, there is age discrimination in this line of work. While a popular young actress might earn $100,000 per film, a “mature” one might only be paid $2,000. That’s why it’s so important to love your job. [Time] Keep reading »

    Transform Your Face Into A Whole Lotta Ugly

    Top Row: Original, Child, Teen; Middle Row: Afro-Caribbean, East Asian, Masculinese; Bottom Row: Modigliani, 50% Ape, Manga

    How much do I love fun online gizmos which allow you to upload a photo and distort your appearance in bizarre ways? The Face Transformer allows you to see what you’d look like as a baby, a teenager (always uglier, fyi) Afro-Caribbean, East-Asian, Manga cartoon, or muse of Modigliani, amongst others. Needless to say, I look scary as anything other than a young adult white woman. Though I do think I am a touch fetching as a Manga cartoon. Now go have fun! [The Face Transformer] Keep reading »

    He Says/She Says: The Ting Tings’ “Great DJ”

    I tend to like guy-girl duos and upbeat music, so I made my friend Nathan listen to the Ting Tings’ song “Great DJ.” Katie White and Jules De Martino come from England, and they named themselves the Ting Tings because Katie worked with a girl named Ting Ting and thought it sounded lovely, “like the ‘ting’ you hear when you get an idea.” Have a listen and let us know whether you’re inspired. Keep reading »

    Prom Crosses The Pond

    Here’s a switch: there’s an American teen invasion in Britain. High schoolers in the U.K. who see movies like Napoleon Dynamite and Mean Girls want proms of their very own. Over the past few years Hummer limos, tuxedo rentals, and candy-colored ball gowns have been selling/renting like hot cakes across the country. Really, of all our American traditions — baseball, putting cheese on everything, driving on the right side of the road — why, oh why, did they pick this one? To the senior class of the U.K., let The Frisky save you $1000 bucks and some emotional scarring — forget the frills, kids. Stay home, buy a six-pack, crank up the radio, and invite your date over. The best things about prom night are free. [Wall Street Journal] Keep reading »

    Top Five Songs That Objectify Men

    5. “My man gives real loving that’s why I call him Killer/He’s not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am, he’s a thriller/He takes his time and does everything right/Knocks me out with one shot for the rest of the night/He’s a real smooth brother, never in a rush/And he gives me goose pimples with every single touch” — Salt ‘N’ Pepa featuring En Vogue, “Whatta Man”, Very Necessary
    This is, like, the ultimate man objectification song. Remember how awesome the video was, with Pepa in the bathtub? I wish Salt could get it together so there could be a real reunion.
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