The 24,000 emails that Sarah Palin sent and received while she was governor of Alaska didn’t turn out to be filled with salacious and incriminating tidbits, like many reporters had hoped. But as editor Michael Solomon discovered, they were full of beautiful verse. And thus, Michael has put together a collection of 50 Palin poems in the volume Hope Like Heck: The Selected Poems of Sarah Palin.
After the jump, two lovely selections. Keep reading »
I am aware that I am an extremely quirky individual. I don’t hide it, I embrace it. I enjoy the moment when new people in my life discover that I won’t drink tap water or touch a cat. It makes me feel closer to them. I also cherish the moments when I uncover the idiosyncrasies of others. How endearing that this person will only wipe with a certain brand of toilet paper! Our quirks make us lovable, so might as well own them. After the jump, the Frisky staff shares their weirdest quirks. What are yours? Please share in the comments. We promise not to judge you. Keep reading »
Breast implants are safe … kind of …. according to a new report by the Food and Drug Administration that declares silicone boob jobs have an expiration date of five to 10 years. “Breast implants are not lifetime devices,” the report says. “The longer a woman has silicone gel-filled breast implants, the more likely she is to experience complications.” The biggest complications — ick, ick, ick! — are tissue hardening around the implant or the implant rupturing and leaking into a woman’s body. Statistics about how often fake titties are removed are surprising: The FDA also noted that 1 in 5 women who get breast implants (regardless of whether its for cosmetic reasons or reconstruction surgery) will need another operation in 10 years. When a woman gets implants for cosmetic reasons — which the American Society of Plastic Surgeon acknowledges is the primary reason women get boob jobs — there’s a 1-in-5 chance they’ll need to be removed within 10 years. And when her implants are part of a reconstruction, such as after a mastectomy, there’s a 1-in-2 chance the implants will need to be removed within five years. In other words, instead of looking at a boob job as something to keep your girls perky until you die, think of plastic surgery as a temporary investment. Or just a risk. [AFP] Keep reading »
Since the royal couple have announced their engagement, we have been inundated with news of their every breath and kept abreast of their general goings on. There’s so much royal news that it’s difficult to take it all in. Usually I glaze over it. Kate styles herself? Pippa has a nice bum? I can get veneers with Willy and Kate’s face? Who cares. Today, however, I came across two truly noteworthy royal news items. Check them out after the jump. Keep reading »
So, unlike most of the New York-based Frisky crew, I live just outside of Portland, Oregon. I love my place, which is a one-bedroom in a condo complex (the owner rents it out) that I share with my boyfriend, Nick. Maybe it’s due to growing up with a scientist father who had a large shelf in the living room dedicated to manta ray exoskeletons, but my favorite spaces are the ones that tell stories about the people who live there and spark conversations with the people who visit. I’ve tried to fill my apartment with weird and interesting things that make me happy and comfortable. Click through for a little tour!
Having a type is one thing. I mean, there are a zillion celebs out there whose new beaus physically resemble their exes. But Reggie Bush has taken things to the next level. As Kim Kardashian plans her televised wedding to Kris Humphries, Reggie has a new lady of his own—model Melissa Molinaro. And she doesn’t just resemble Kim. She is that girl from the Old Navy commercial who impersonated Kim and did such a good job that many people actually thought it was her. Keep reading »