When did guys start waxing their chests? All I have to say about that is: It’s got to stop. If we wanted you to look like us, we’d date us. We want guys to look like guys, no matter how hirsute that makes you. That’s why we love you. Because you are what we are not. True story: I think the first time I saw some guy’s chest hair waxed into a distinct shape was about seven years ago. I was on the set of an adult movie. The guy was Ron Jeremy. And his chest hair had been waxed into the shape of … a heart. It was both totally horrifying and vaguely endearing. Keep reading »
This advertisement is supposed to have us believe that if you chew HappyDent baking soda gum, your teeth will become whiter, brighter, and, oh, so much better. How does the company choose to convey this message? Frankly, I don’t know that selling us ladies on this product by way of a necklace made of human teeth — no matter how white they may be — is what’s going to make us rush out and buy their tooth-whitening gum. It’s rather creepy, isn’t it? Although, I do appreciate that it’s not telling us to lose our blubber, like PETA. But there’s just something cannibalistic about this advertisement. After the jump, check out a toothy closeup. [Copyranter] Keep reading »
Lately, everyone’s been trying to figure out if Lady Gaga is a lady, a dude, or something in between. Thank you, Mekara, for clearing that up for us. [Riley Dog] Keep reading »
Normally, I’m not big on low-budget documentaries. But this new video called “Our Hidden Culture” really got me thinking. It argues that we in the United States live in a “rape culture”—where unwanted sexual attention is constantly lavished on women (hello, cat callers), where sexual violence is constantly portrayed in music and on film (that’s you, Eminem), and where women are always expected to be sexual creatures (thanks, Victoria’s Secret). When these behaviors are accepted as the norm, of course we see sexual harassment, verbal abuse, discrimination and, yes, rape. The idea here is that sexual violence is as much of a social problem as a personal one. These little things become so commonplace that we may not even notice them, but it’s these very attitudes that lead to violence. Keep reading »
We all click on over to fashion blog “Sea of Shoes” to soak in the photos of heels we can’t afford and the sometimes crazy but otherwise inspired styling by both mother and daughter Aldridge. But what I mostly can’t get enough of is in the background of their photos—the ah-mazingly decorated home they live in. Have you ever seen a more glam dining room (above)? Sigh. Style/SWOON just posted a better look at their eclectic and slightly madcap interiors. Get a home tour, after the jump… Keep reading »
Reader Brenda saw this sign while driving around her parents’ neighborhood.
Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep reading »
When mother-of-three Carmen Blake, 27, unexpectedly went into labor, she called the hospital across the street from her house in Leicester, England, but was refused an ambulance. She was told to take a bath then walk over. Blake got in the tub but realized the baby was going to come, like, right away. She called the hospital back, but they still said they weren’t going to send anyone out. So the mother tried to hustle on over. She made it across the street before the baby, Mariah, started coming. Luckily, a physiotherapist happened to be walking by and was able to help deliver the baby on the pavement. The hospital is “disappointed that Ms. Blake was not happy with the advice and care she received.” Yeah, understatement of the year, guys. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »