Some good news before we sit down with a bowl of popcorn, a bottle of wine, and that Tivo’d episode of High School Confidential — one in four teens girls have an STD! The data, from 2003-04, probably reflects current rates of infection, which would coincide with recent government funding for sex education being funneled into abstinence-only education. Sounds like “Operation: Stop Our Daughters From Having Sex” is totally failing, with scabby results to show for it! [CNN] Keep reading »
Last night was the 2008 Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony where Frisky fave Madonna was honored. Enjoy the pictures! Keep reading »
I’m so excited about watching High School Confidential tonight, the new WE TV series that premiered last night (hence, it’s chillin’ in my Tivo lineup) that follows a group of high school girls as they tackle issues with sex, drugs, body image, etcetera. Like Lauren G., who’s battling a brain tumor; or Cate, the anorexic wrist cutter. So far the reviews have been mixed, with the New York Times saying, “Most of the episodes follow two subjects and end with their forced, pat self-appraisals.” The Washington Post snaps, “Somehow, even after following these girls from ninth through 12th grade, Confidential manages to make their stories boring.” Whatever. This show is going to be like a bunch of Lifetime movies wrapped into one (Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? meets She’s Too Young!), only with real girls. In the clip above, Kim discusses why intimacy shouldn’t include second or third base because “they’re pointless.” Oh, how young… [WE: High School Confidential] Keep reading »
What do you do in your bed? According to a British survey, sex is only the 10th most popular bedtime activity — after sleep, talking, TV, surfing the Internet, using the phone, work, and computer games. What?! How come eating Ben & Jerry’s out of the container didn’t make the list?! [Blog.Wired.com] Keep reading »
Flo Rida’s “Low” just ended its 10-week reign on top of the Billboard Hot 100. To mourn its loss, my friend Jon and I listen to it simultaneously, attempting to measure whether there’s a gender preference with music. We end up discussing shoes and dancing in the rain.
Catherine: Do you want to press play?
Jon: Okay, go. It sounds like Timbaland got up in here.
C: Crap. Mine is playing a commercial for Swiffer. Not so hip-hip.
J: Jeez. Keep reading »
Seriously. First Hugh Grant. Then Charlie Sheen. Now New York Governor Elliot Spitzer. So. Disappointing. Keep reading »
For the past few days, I have been listening to the song “Foxes Mate for Life” by Born Ruffians over and over again. It’s quite catchy. Basically, the chorus goes like this: “And I know foxes mate for life because they’re in love.” After hearing that line 15 times, I started wondering whether foxes actually mate for life or whether it just made a catchy chorus. It turns out that some species, like the Fennec fox and the Gray fox, do.
And then there are wolves. Wolves are generally monogamous, but sometimes they breed polygamously (if the male is unrelated and there’s enough prey around). Also, if one of the wolves kicks the bucket, the one that’s left might go find a new mate. The one animal species that actually mates for life is the anglerfish. They live very deep in the ocean, and the male bites his chosen female and hangs on. Eventually, their skin fuses and their bodies grow together. The male basically becomes a sperm-producing machine, and then he dies. I think I’d rather deal with the threat of someone cheating on me than have to deal with him being attached to me 24/7. Sometimes I just need my own space, ya know? [Born Ruffians, USA Today, BBC, and Project Wildlife] Keep reading »
Seriously! If you’re in the mood, send your local Planned Parenthood a muffin basket. We’re sure they’d appreciate it. [Nerve.com] Keep reading »
Sure the 50-Foot Woman can kick anyone’s butt, but now a new study has shown she’s at a higher risk to have to fight off skin cancer too. According to an Australian scientist, Dr. Catherine Olsen, from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, the tallest quarter of the 5,000 women she studied were 30% more likely to get melanoma than shorties. Dr. Olsen added, “We found this risk greater among women less than 50 years of age.” Is that just because tall women have more skin to show? Well, she and her colleagues from Italy, the USA, and Britain, are just not sure, but being naturally pasty or excessively tanning are still the strongest risk factors. So ladies, if you want to look trendy and orange like Paris Hilton, but not get the big C, you better stick to a spray tan….or you’ll end up looking like a California Raisin like Lindsay Lohan. [Fox News] Keep reading »