I’ve got good news for the 8-year-old girl/gay boy inside of all of us. Your parents may have ruined Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and maybe even where babies come from, but they can’t take away the mythical, magical, magnificent Unicorn! It lives! Granted, in captivity, but a beautiful unicorn has been prancing around a nature preserve in Italy. Its mother, who was rescued after being hit by a car, gave birth at the facility to the now 10-month old baby roe deer. While scientists claim the horn is a genetic mutation, this “Unicorn” is still proof of what seemed to be just a fabled fantasy. Here’s hoping there’s a mermaid out there too! [Telegraph via Dlisted] Keep reading »
A bridal store in Charlotte, NC, went bankrupt and left a bunch of brides without wedding dresses, some just weeks away from getting married. I laughed a little bit because some of the women in the video are crying, but then I thought about how frustrating that would be — not only did they lose “the dress” that they probably spent months looking for, but some spent as much as $5,000 and don’t even have a dress to show for it. Perhaps they should make up their lost money by forgoing a dress and getting married in the nude. [CNN] Keep reading »
So the Democratic race for the nomination is finally over (yay, no more Hardball dominating our Tivo!), but just in case you missed any of the details, Slate has put together a brilliant 8 minute synopsis of how it all went down. Think of it as video Cliff Notes. [Slate]
P.S. Fox News, referring to Michelle Obama as Barack Obama’s “baby mama” is insanely disrespectful. [Jezebel] Keep reading »
Just a few days ago the U.K. hosted its third World Naked Bike Ride, an event to protest dependency on cars and draw awareness to the plight of riders sharing the road. The parade of barely costumed characters looks like Burning Man on wheels. With the attendance doubling to 500, there were two times the bicycles, twice the fun and of course, double the booty. Keep reading »
I hate diets. While Americans spend billions of dollars a year making themselves miserable trying to loose some extra weight, I eat cake, wear bikinis that clearly show my stretch marks, and try to keep a healthy attitude about my appearance. Sure, sometimes my muffin top gets to me, but dieting just seems like a form of self-hatred when it involves eating pre-packaged low-cal food. Yuck!
But just like technology, Japan seems to have one up on us in the dieting category. In an article in fitness magazine, Fytte, Japanese women submitted the top 10 weight loss programs that worked for them. Much to my surprise, they actually sound fun. From #4 — Pelvis Exercises that include hula hooping — to #8 — taking a bath in scented salts for 45 minutes a day — slimming down never sounded so good! Who knows, maybe I’ll finally cave on this dieting stigma and learn to put my tummy to good use with belly dancing. [Calorie Lab]
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As I’ve written before, I’ve never been a bridesmaid, though I almost was one until my friend’s wedding got canceled on account of the groom being a total d-bag. But, so far, I have three bridesmaids for my totally-unplanned wedding next summer (maybe, you know, if we get our crap together) and I am already wondering if they secretly resent me for choosing them. I just watched 27 Dresses (begrudgingly, at first, but then I loved it) and realized that being a bridesmaid can really, really suck and that bridesmaids’ dresses are never worn again, no matter what anyone says — my favorite line in the movie is when every bride tells Katherine Heigl’s character, “You can shorten it and wear it again!”, to which she always sarcastically replies, “So true.” Anyway, I decided to poll some ladies about their experience as bridesmaids and asked for a final verdict — does being a bridesmaid rule or suck? Their responses after the jump…. Keep reading »
I took a lot of women’s studies classes in college and even spelled women as “womyn” for a while, but I’ve never quite understood menstrual art. I have a lil’ soft spot for all the artists on this list, but it was loads of humorous fun pulling the lyrics for our Top Five Menstrual Songs:
5. “Cause my swag is serious/Something heavy like a first-day period.” — Janet Jackson, “Feedback”, Discipline
I’m confused. Janet’s periods are heavy on the first day? That sucks.
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We often hear about women trying to lose weight before their wedding, but here’s a story about a man doing so, and it’s not just a few extra pounds. Manuel Uribe, who has dropped 550 lbs. over the last two years, celebrates his 43rd birthday today, and his wish is to be able to walk down the aisle on his wedding — he hasn’t been able to leave his bed for the last six years. Still, his fiancée said they have a real relationship, including sex, and the only real issue is that her parents were concerned that her first husband, also obese, had died of respiratory failure. Manuel, who lives in Mexico, says his obesity began when he lived in the U.S. about 10 years ago and consumed a diet of junk food and soft drinks. “It is all because of the junk food,” he said. [CBS News] Keep reading »
Nerve.com and the Independent Film Channel teamed up to produce a list of “The 50 Worst Sex Scenes In Cinema”, and while the list is seriously impressive and I found myself laughing out loud remembering the terribleness of the love scene in Howard The Duck, I also noticed that a few of the chosen scenes featured rape. There’s Irréversible, Hollowman, and Crank (well, that one is described as “rape-esque”). Obviously, this is a “worst” list, not a “best” list so it’s not like the editors are applauding the sexiness of these scenes, but I think it’s kind of weird to consider a rape scene (like the incredibly disturbing one in Irréversible) as a sex scene at all. Anyway, what do you all think? [Oh, and FYI, #1 is that god awful butter scene in Last Tango In Paris.) [IFC.com -- A few of the images and all of the videos are NSFW] Keep reading »