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The woman recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world’s tallest woman died yesterday at age 53. Sandy Allen, who was 7 feet 7 inches, had grown to more than six feet by age 10, and she passed the seven-foot mark by 16. Her speedy growth was caused by a tumor on her pituitary gland, which she had removed in 1977. Earlier in her life, Sandy was uncomfortable with her height, but being recognized by Guinness in 1974 helped her accept and even laugh at her size. She spoke to school groups about how about different is okay and wore shirts that said “The weather up here is fine.” [AP via CBS News] Keep reading »
We all have an abundance of random T-shirts, boxers and sweatpants. You know, stuff that you wouldn’t want to be caught dead in, but is extremely comfortable. So, it’s pretty easy to get into a style rut when it comes to lounge wear. To combat this problem, we came up with 10 picks for sexy, yet comfortable lounge wear. And we’re pretty sure you won’t be ashamed when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Keep reading »
Through YouTube videos like “Gem Sweater” and “Blame My Booty”, this corn-fed Iowa girl has gotten the whole Internet freaky for her beat-boxin’, hip-shakin’, laugh-makin’ hits. Covered in gold spandex unitards and a mop of blond curls that would put even Dolly Parton to shame, Leslie has inspired a cult following as enthusiastic as her awesome boogie. Last night, she brought the house down at the Bust 15th Anniversary Party with silly lyrics and neon fringe from her crotch to her toes. I bought a pink “Shazam I’m Glamorous!” t-shirt from her mom/costumer and waited in line so I could get her to autograph it. But let me tell you, Leslie was worth the wait! Check out a video of her awesomeness, after the jump…
I once dated someone that had a thing for pretty feet. It didn’t really bother me because he usually only admired my feet. But sometimes, especially in the summer, he would introduce me to someone and ask, “Doesn’t she have pretty feet?” This would freak me out because beauty is subjective and I didn’t want so-and-so thinking, “Uh, not really.” So today, I came across this really funny diagram of sexual fetishes and started thinking about the ones that aren’t too bad and the ones that would totally freak me out. [Cracked via Tango] Keep reading »
Last night, The Frisky’s Emily and I celebrated 15 years of Bust magazine in a circus tent packed with crafty, sassy, stylish babes and their gay boyfriends. Performances by booty beat internet icon Leslie Hall (who autographed the concert t-shirt her mom sold me), burlesque style strippers like Peekaboo Pointe, Amy Sedaris, DJ JD Samson from Le Tigre, and drag king lounge act lover Murray Hill are how these girls like to get down! The ladies of Bust are a good time — and not just because they gave away 500 vibrators to the crowd. Since 1993, they’ve also given women’s mags an irresistible edge. In a market flooded with stupid self-help tips and fashion for stick figures, they showcase women who are hip, hot, and, above all, their outrageous selves. The mag is not afraid to support the freaks and geeks that are flying in the face of traditional pre-packaged celebs. They put revolutionary people in print, without discriminating based on looks and marketing machines. They go for vigilantes with vaginas who are shaping our generation of bad ass bitches. Like their favorite women, Bust does what it wants and it really has an eye — they’ve featured cover girls like Amy Poehler, Beth Ditto, Bjork and Charlotte Gainsbourg. So, congratulations Bust! You keep the magazine rack well-rounded. Keep reading »
OK, so call us crazy, but this tool bag would make the chicest handbag because it has the same classic shape as some high-end purses, it’s just more unexpected. Made of rugged, durable canvas and moisture-resistant vinyl, this tool bag would make the perfect everyday purse because its natural and cognac colors go with pretty much everything. Although we’d caution against loading it up with non-essentials, because the steel-framed opening will add weight. We’d feel so chic wearing this with a floral summer dress. [$42.99, Home Network Supply (including photo credit)] Keep reading »
- Jonas Brothers A Little Bit Longer
The Jonas Brothers have put out! Sadly, we mean just another record. Despite the suggestive title, the handsome teen trio won’t give it or the music biz up anytime soon and they’re pretty hip for being squares.
- The Cure “The Perfect Boy (Mix 13)”
While Robert Smith has been a bit of a Debbie Downer, singing sad songs since the ’90s, it looks like even he’s coming back with the ’80s. The Cure just released a new single, “The Perfect Boy”, and it’s as sexy as the guy it’s about. No word on whether Smith has wiped off his runny mascara and smeared lipstick look too, but hey, at least he still sounds good!
We probably learned about female condoms in eighth-grade health class, but did you do anything with the knowledge that they exist? We didn’t, mostly because they seem unwieldy. A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health shows that women who were placed in an experimental four-session female condom skills training intervention were much more likely to use female condoms, and they still used male condoms, as well. So, with a few classes, these women were more likely to use two kinds of protection. But we don’t know anyone who has ever used a female condom, have you ever tried? Keep reading »
If three (or four, five or six) is beginning to become a crowd in your relationship, it’s time to take action. While you can never make your boyfriend give up his friends, nudging them out of his life is well within your power. According to Janette Barber, author of the best-selling book “Breaking the Rules, Last Ditch Tactics for Landing the Man of Your Dreams”, all it takes to make your man break ties with his annoying pals is your showing him their true colors. “And if for some odd reason that fails,” she says, “there are always ways to drive them away!” For strategies on how to show your guy’s most irksome friends the door, read on… Keep reading »