Men can be remarkably thin-skinned. Sometimes even a compliment will send us reeling. We think things through too much (which might not ring true with what you think of guys, but stay with me here). Even the nicest thing can be misconstrued as an attack on our manhood and genitalia, which are inextricably linked, and we’ll retire to hours of crying on the couch while drinking and watching football, thinking about the horrible, horrible things that you’ve said.
Well, maybe not to that extreme. I can promise you that we will drink and watch football though. Here’s a look at some common compliments that guys will often take as insults.
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Even former President Bill Clinton can’t resist Brad Pitt’s charms. The two were yucking it up at the Clinton Global Initiative conference. Guess some dudes are lucky enough to find true bromance, without Craigslist’s help. [New York City, 9/25/09] Keep reading »
Here’s the latest entry into the celebrity doll house: the fine folks at Lego have decided to make an action figure of Jake Gyllenhaal in the upcoming movie “Prince of Persia.” But, um, didn’t they forget something? And by that, I mean his insane hotness. Couldn’t they have at least given us a set of more chiseled abs or some seriously brooding eyes? Hopefully, if they ever decide to make a figure of Jake in “Donnie Darko” or “Brokeback Mountain,” they’ll go for a more true-to-life approach. [People] Keep reading »
Spandex shapewear doesn’t have such a great rep, previously making appearances in bad ’80s music videos and being the culprit behind embarrassing hookup moments. But things might be turning around. DKNY is about to give the oh-so-trendy Spanx a run for its money by launching a new line of tummy-tucking underwear that is meant to be a bit cooler, thanks to neon pink and blue colors. Grazia has pointed out that maybe there’s a trend beginning here, since the presentation of Topshop‘s “Unique” collection was filled with workout-like looks—sports bra-like bandeau tops were paired with Spandex biker shorts under jean shorts. Keep reading »
Homelessness is having a “moment.” There are windows at Barneys embracing the sad, unfortunate reality and W magazine gave Sasha Pivovarova designer bags to pose with as she channeled a homeless woman. It’s one thing to have fashion and editorials take inspiration from homelessness. We’re certainly not saying it’s right, but in the time of a recession, life on the street is certainly many people’s reality. But it’s quite another for a toy brand to create a doll who has a deadbeat father and homeless mother.
Yes, that’s right. Mattel has created an American Girl doll named Gwen Thompson who, according to the book written about her, lives in a car with her family, because they are homeless. Her father walked out on the family, leaving her mother alone to raise Gwen. Keep reading »
This Marios top connects with leggings for those who need help keeping things together. So organized! [HighSnobette.com] Keep reading »
Julia Grovenburg of Arkansas is giving the woman with two vaginas
a run for her money in the race for Medical Anomaly of the Year. She was already pregnant
when she went for a sonogram and—surprise!—the doc discovered that a second, younger, baby was in there as well. In other words, she’s carrying two babies that aren’t twins—they were conceived three weeks apart. This phenomenon is called “superfetation” and it’s very rare. Pretty freaky, no? [Lemondrop
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Man, it’s been a long week, and the god of Friday isn’t letting us slide into the weekend with ease. We must apologize for the less-than-stellar quality of the following photos. Our camera broke halfway through taking them. Here’s to hoping tomorrow will be a better day. How’s your Friday going?