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 »
Life lesson from The Golden Girls: Socializing with friends and family can improve cognition and might prevent dementia in older women, according to a study in The American Journal of Public Health. [Medical News Today]