It’s been awhile since I read “Dating Confessions,” Nerve‘s community blog where readers confess their darkest dating and relationship-related secrets, but after someone posted a particularly interesting one on Current yesterday, I had to go check out what else I’ve been missing. Like community confessional blogs before it, “Dating Confessions” is at once seedy, sad, funny, hopeful, and heartbreaking — kind of like its topic, I guess. After the jump, the confession that got me reading again, plus 10 others that made me glad I’ve found a smooth spot on the rocky seas of romance.
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Lady Gaga topped all her crazy costumes with the one she wore to perform at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. Can you say headlights? She definitely made up for this, which shouldn’t have been worn in public. [6/21/09] Keep reading »
So sad. Ed McMahon passed away this morning at the Ronald Reagan/UCLA Medical Center at the age of 86. Our generation will always remember him for passing out ginormo Publisher’s Clearing House checks and for hosting “Star Search.” But to older folks, he’ll be remembered as Johnny Carson’s sidekick on the “Tonight Show,” thanks to his famous “Heeeeeeere”s Johnny” introduction. McMahon kept folks laughing for 30 years along with Johnny, and the hilarious chemistry they shared is now part of television history. Here’s a look back at some of McMahon’s funniest moments. Have a good chuckle, just like he’d want you to. Keep reading »
Yesterday we posted about Neda, the Iranian woman who was gunned down during protests in Tehran this weekend. Her brutal death was caught on camera and posted on YouTube, and many websites, including The Frisky, have posted it. She’s been deemed the “face” of the opposition movement in Iran, particularly representative of the women who have been at the forefront of the protests against the results of the corrupt presidential election. But some are wondering if Neda’s martrydom is appropriate and just. Keep reading »
Remember that girl from last week who claimed she’d asked for three small stars tattoos on her face and woke up to find 56? Well, she’s a liar, liar, pants on fire! The real story is that Kimberly, 18, asked for all 56 tattoos and was awake for the whole procedure. But her dad was furious when he saw the tattoos, so she freaked out and blamed the tattoo artist. Way to ruin a reputation, missy! Thankfully the poor artist behind this mess, Rouslan Tourmaniantz (who has an excessively tattooed and pierced face himself), is off the hook. But can you imagine the week he just went through? His mug was plastered all over the internet, including here at The Frisky. And even though he was in the right all along, this good samaritan agreed to pay for half of the laser surgery to remove the tattoos from Kimberly’s face because he didn’t want an unsatisfied client! No worries now, though—he won’t be paying for any damages. Keep reading »
What’s going on with the phallic imagery in these Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince posters? Young adult novelist Meg Cabot points out on her blog that there’s something strange, and clearly, um, preferential going on with Ron Weasley’s manly broomstick. Placed side-by-side, you see Ron’s thick and long broom pointing upwards, while Harry’s much smaller wand points down.
“Is this Daniel Radcliffe’s punishment because we’ve all seen him with his clothes off on YouTube?” questions Cabot hilariously. Maybe Warner Bros. execs have some secret plan for turning sidekick Ron into a teen hunk (he must feel pretty lousy, after all, when he’s got not only Daniel to contend with but also co-star Emma Watson, the world’s new It Girl). Cabot sure has a point about Ron’s beefy outfit and powerful stance: “If you were a teenaged girl, who would you rather go out with,” Cabot puts it simply. [MegCabot.com] Keep reading »
Miley Cyrus (and other celebs for that matter) can’t seem to learn that they shouldn’t be taking suggestive photos, because they will find their way onto the internet. Keep reading »
If you are single and out in the dating trenches, then you know how absurd and post-modern the whole fiasco has become with the invention of the internet. Wanna find love? Head to Match.com. Wanna tell that special someone how you feel? Send them a Gchat. When I go out with a new guy, I find myself asking ridiculous questions like, “How’s our email chemistry?” or “Can I date him if he doesn’t text?” I barely know how to react anymore when a dude calls me on the phone, so I seriously think my head might explode if I ever received a hand-written letter. I was totally born in the wrong century. I want a long courtship complete with calligraphied love notes, white gloves, red roses, and a carriage ride…you know, Jane Austen style. I know, I’ll keep dreaming. This is why I’m kind of obsessed with a new blog, Advertising for Love, started by Rutgers student Pam Epstein, while working on a dissertation about the transformation of love and marriage in nineteenth century America. Pam found a bunch of personal ads from that time period and was so charmed by them that she felt the need to share. Thank you, Pam. Now I can really see if dating was better in the 1800s. Here are some of my favorite selections. [Advertising for Love] Keep reading »
Hipsters came out in force last weekend to participate in a Jell-O mold competition in Brooklyn (despite the group’s penchant for veganism). These attractive jewel varieties took home the prize. Duo Kandice Levero and Julia Greene called their creation “Jell-O Cocktail Trumpery,” a collection of bright colored gems encased in gold-dusted settings. Some of the stones stood alone, massive hunks of mint green, dark purple, and translucent orange resting atop cocktail glasses. The team also molded orange and lime green teardrops (that look crazily like real semiprecious stones) set in gold and attached to necklace chains. Bill Cosby, eat your heart out.
Check out a few more Jell-O shots (har, har) after the jump. [Eat Me Daily] Keep reading »