Plastic Surgery Makes The Olds Look Young

The always ingenious Copyranter points us to a couple of super-creepy ads from Canadian plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne R. Perron. In the future, you may need a walker, but, don’t worry, your face will be forever freakishly young. After the jump, check out what weirdness is in store for the dudes. Keep reading »

Folgers Continues Its Reign As Most Sexist Instant Coffee Brand Ever


Folgers has a long history of creating mega sexist commercials advertising their brand of instant coffee. You can watch a ton of the vintage ads online, most of which have to do with a woman doing her wifely duty by having her husband’s coffee ready first thing when he wakes up. Whatever, clearly things have not changed. In this new ad, which started airing around the holidays and has been getting on my nerves, a daughter — who looks to be a full-grown adult, potentially home for the holidays — comes into the kitchen in the morning and her dad comments on how late she came home. Her response is that she’s not 16 anymore and anyhoo, Dad won’t have to worry about that anymore because — hand reaches out — SHE’S ENGAGED!!!! Monitoring her curfew is now in the hands of her future hubby, aww shucks! WTF, really? This commercial wouldn’t have bugged me as much if it had, say, been a mom and a daughter or a dad and a son, but something tells me Folgers didn’t even consider that. Daddies have to watch over their Little Baby Girls until Little Baby Girls meet their husbands and become his problem. GAG. (Also, who drinks instant coffee anymore besides my grandmother?) Keep reading »

Dater X: I Got Dumped For Christmas

Fine, I’ll admit it. I had many a daydream about how I was going to spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s. I was looking forward to a staycation and getting to spend lots of time with the Architect. We’d been dating for a month and a half and I imagined us heading out in the snow to museums, cuddling up on the couch to watch TV shows, going to parties as a couple, and having sleepovers where, for once, we could actually sleep in. So my stomach got that just-belly-flopped-off-the-high-dive feeling when he called on Christmas Eve and said, “Can we talk?”

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Mara Hoffman Knit Mini

Unless they’re splashy formal wear, skirts tend to be pretty basic—sort of like how an LBD or a pair of jeans functions in your wardrobe. That’s why we’re loving the creativity in Mara Hoffman’s knit mini skirt, which brings a punch to an everyday look with its black, white, and purple print. Added bonus: it’s made from merino wool and baby alpaca, so the skirt will keep your derrière extra warm this winter. [$140, Bona Drag] Keep reading »

Gaga Haters Butcher “Poker Face”

The Westboro Baptist Church has temporarily turned their attention away from hating f*gs to hating Lady Gaga. First, they issued a missive claiming that God hates the current Queen of pop music. Then First Daughter of the Hate Brigade, Megan Phelps, dressed up (rather pathetically, we might add) as Gaga and recorded her own version of the song “Poker Face.” If these people weren’t so laughably pathetic, they would be scary. Listen to Megan’s first and only pop music effort, after the jump … Keep reading »

Alexa Ray Joel, Evangelist For “Heartbreak-Related Depression”

When songstress Alexa Ray Joel landed in the hospital after trying to OD on a handful of homeopathic pain pills in her NYC apartment, our hearts went out to her. Joel, 24, was apparently distraught over her breakup with band mate Jimmy Riot, 38, and swallowed the pills in a “cry for attention.” And no matter how famous your parents are—in Alexa’s case, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley—breakups always make you feel like s**t. The good news is Joel is finding positive ways to work through her issues: She’s writing songs and she told New York Daily News she is at work on a project to teach “young girls with something I feel I know a great deal about: heartbreak-related depression.” Wait—what? Don’t nearly all breakups cause “heartbreak-related depression,” especially if you’re on the being-dumped side of things? Keep reading »

Fashion Flunk—Did Lindsay Copy This Dress Design?

Oftentimes, plagiarism comes from the most obvious of sources. Did you seriously think that your professor wouldn’t notice the unattributed passage you grabbed from your own course packet?

So perhaps it’s not surprising to see what Fashionista points out: One of Lindsay Lohan‘s dress designs for her expanded 6126 line looks strikingly similar to a Jen Kao ’09 dress … one that LiLo even wore herself.

Hmm … what do you think? Blatant copy? Or creative inspiration? [Fashionista] Keep reading »

Barack Obama Appoints A Transgendered Woman To A Major Post

Amanda Simpson, Barack Obama‘s new appointee to the Commerce Department, looks like your average powerful woman with well-coiffed hair and a skirt suit. But a few years ago, Amanda was a dude. Simpson is a former test pilot who has worked for assorted aerospace defense companies for 30 years. She also ran for the Arizona House of Representatives and was a delegate for Hillary Clinton at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. She isn’t the first transgendered woman appointed to a government post —that honor went to Senior Policy Adviser Diego Sanchez last year—but she is certainly one of the few. “I hope that I will soon be one of hundreds, and that this appointment opens future opportunities for many others,” she said. [ABC] Keep reading »

Kate Winslet Is A Heavenly Creature

According to a survey of 2,000 British women, Kate Winslet has the “Most Desired Body of the Decade.” This newfound title makes me giddy for a number of reasons—I’ve been a worshipper at the temple of Kate forever. Sure, her body is amazing and she’s obviously a goddess, but what I think makes her so amazing is her love and acceptance of herself. As a woman, especially a woman in Hollywood, that is no easy feat. Yet she has never waivered, which makes her a true role model. Kate is always comfortable in her skin, always at home in her body, always navigating gracefully through her life. No wonder many women want to be her. Keep reading »

GuySpeak/GirlSpeak: Money Changes Everything

Happy New Year, everyone! Let’s start 2010 off right with a steaming hot GuySpeak/GirlSpeak, where we take the advice given by guys to girls over at GuySpeak, chop it up, then serve our words of wisdom. This week’s topic: the awkward world of couples and money.

What do you think of a guy that makes over $250k/yr, spends freely on himself but will not help a long term girlfriend out when she falls on hard times? P.S.–the girlfriend regularly prepares meals for him, does his laundry. Other than she is a doormat and he is a creep. Why do guys not help out financially?

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