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So the kid who won the National Spelling Bee this past weekend, was asked to spell a word that, to him sounded like numbnut. I literally just spit my coffee all over my keyboard. Keep reading »
Last night on 360 with Anderson Cooper, when the reporter tried to get his guest, Donna Brazile, to cough up some personal information on the candidates, she coyly said, “But Anderson, you’re not my boo.” Which led ol’ Anderson to start using the word too, with hilarious, adorable, or horrifying results, depending on your perspective. Check out the clip above! Keep reading »
Barack Obama basically clinched the Democratic nomination for President last night and before he gave his monumental speech (he’s the first African-American to ever win the nomination for President of the United States), he and his insanely awesome, hot, purple-clad wife Michelle (we told you purple was on the up-and-up!) shared a fist bump. For some reason, this made me squeal in delight. I never realized how romantic and respectful and mutually appreciative and loving a frat-tastic fist bump could be. Could it be the new peck-on-the-cheek? Keep reading »
You’d think cell phones would have freed us up to do whatever we wanted, wherever we wanted since we no longer have to wait at home for the land-line to ring. Well, a study by researchers at Northeastern University found that most cell phone users stay within a 37-mile radius of their home, and almost half of them remained within a six-mile circle. Now, this study was conducted outside the U.S. because the FCC would never allow access to cell phone tower info, so perhaps we move around more than other people, but probably not. Even on a good day, the most I travel is 12 miles. It might be time for a road trip. [AHN] Keep reading »
Do women really need special “women’s” products? Sure, women have different needs when it comes to things like vitamins, but I use men’s razors and wear a men’s watch, and things have worked out okay for me. Jessa Crispin writes on The Smart Set that the for-women book category has gotten out of control — from travel books just for girls (that are largely anecdotal and not really “guides”) to women’s erotica. Keep reading to see five of the most stupid upcoming books that are just for us, no boys allowed. [The Smart Set] Keep reading »
There are a handful of songs in the running for the title of “Song of the Summer,” and London-born Estelle’s song “American Boy”, featuring Kanye West, is one of them. Jon and I tend to be a bit skeptical of hype, so we watched the video, and then talked about label whores and dating short people.
Jon: Fast Fact: I know that Estelle is performing at a Hamptons club this coming weekend. That’s all I know about her.
Catherine: I don’t know anything about her. Except that she has a bob and dances funny. And has a British accent. Keep reading »
I was never good at sports, but the one thing I could rock out at during recess was double-dutch. Bust profiled awesome Bay Area-based double-dutch crew, Double Dutchess, a few years ago and just posted this sweet video on their blog. The fact that they jump rope to hip-hop instead of “Miss Mary Mack” is a nice modern update. [Bust] Keep reading »
Yesterday, on a remote island, Greece’s first same-sex wedding took place. There were actually two: one between two men, and another between two women. The civil ceremonies were performed on the tiny island Tilos. “I know they’re people too, but couldn’t they have gone on doing what they were doing without getting our community involved?” one of the island’s residents said. While there are people, including Greece’s top prosecutor, who say any same-sex marriages will be nullified and considered illegal, Greek gay rights groups found a loophole in a 1982 law that seems to allow same-sex marriages. [NY Times] Keep reading »
Apparently sex gets better as you get older. Forty-six percent of the 1,000 adults born between 1946 and 1964 who were surveyed by Lavalife said they enjoyed sex more now than they did in their 20s and 30s. It’s nice to hear that these older people (i.e., our parents) are enjoying themselves, because of the 85 million baby boomers in North America, about 30 percent are single. But these boomers are also a little more promiscuous than the generation below them. Thirty-four percent of those polled by Lavalife said they’d have sex on a first date, compared with 17 percent of singles born between 1965 and 1982. Oh, and a quarter of sexually active boomers were open to threesomes. [Reuters] Keep reading »