Girl Talk: My First Chat Room Girl Friend Became My First IRL Girlfriend

I’d stay up until 3 or 4 a.m. the room lit with a pink glow, filled with the sound of fingers tapping on a keyboard. I was 16 when I joined Girlpunk.net. This all-girl forum quickly became a window out of my small town. It made me feel like the life I wanted was possible—punk shows, wild clothes, sneaking into clubs. These were the girl friends I always dreamed of. Dream girls who I would trade studded clothes with, and dance all lanky and cool next to. Girls to fall asleep with, side by side. Keep reading »

Frisky Reader Revealed: BelongSomewhere

Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind the avatars. So we decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet belongsomewhere, one of our most prolific commenters. Keep reading »

“LOL,” “OMG,” “♥” And “Muffin Top” Added To The Oxford English Dictionary

OMFG, I am LMAO. Apparently, the Oxford English Dictionary announced some new additions to its iconic pages this week. A few of the words being taken into the fold: “LOL,” “OMG,” and “♥.” And yes, they are fully aware of the fact that these are not actually words. The OED calls them “initialisms” and explains “there often seems to be a bit more than simple abbreviation going on.” They say the expressions can be an “informal, gossipy mode of expression” or can “parody the level of unreflective enthusiasm or overstatement that can sometimes appear in online discourse.” So highbrow for text talk, no?

Also interesting: apparently, the first use of OMG appeared in a letter in 1917. And LOL goes back to 1960, only then it meant “little old lady.” Keep reading »

You Wear It Well: 9 Dudes Who Love The Lumberjack Look

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We love the lumberjack look — and apparently so do some of Hollywood’s hottest guys. After the jump, we’ve curated a collection of gorgeous dudes in flannel and plaid who would make Paul Bunyan very proud.

Jake Gyllenhaal Pimps Out His Mom


Jake Gyllenhaal went on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night to chat about his new flick, “Source Code,” and ended up talking about everything but. He discussed turning 30 and the rumors that he’s gay. But the best part of the interview was when he talked about his mama. “My mom is a pretty badass chick,” he said. “My mother is just recently single. So if there are any awesome guys around her age that are awesome, too, maybe you should look my mom up.” Any takers? [PopWrap] Keep reading »

The World Rack Map

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Those Russians are always giving us a run for our money. Our D-cup average is not enough to stand up to their giant Russian racks! And China is officially the new world head quarters for the Itty-Bitty Tittty Committee. I shall pack my things and head to where I breast belong. Keep reading »

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