On Friday, I was vegging out on the beach, enjoying an Italian ice and the latest issue of Lucky, when I got a text from a friend: Sarah Palin was peacing out as the governor of Alaska at the end of the month. For the next hour, I compulsively read the news on my iPhone, trying to make sense of Palin’s semi-loopy announcement.
“[I want to] fight for all our children’s future from outside the governor’s office,” she said. “I thought about how much fun other governors have as lame ducks. They maybe travel around their state, travel to other states, maybe take their overseas international trade missions. I’m not going to put Alaskans through that. I promised efficiencies and effectiveness.”
[New York Times]
Um, Sarah, remember 10 months ago when you ran for freaking VICE PRESIDENT? What if McCain had won the election and had some inevitable health problem? You could have landed plop in the Oval Office. Would you up and quit then? Also, you think the best way to by efficient and effective is to…hand the reigns over to someone else? Keep reading »
The line between a bob and a bowl cut is a fine one, determined by just a few snips of a hairdresser’s scissors. Do the bangs blend right into the rest of the hair? Are the edges rounded? If so, you’ve got a bowl cut, the style you might have had back when your mom was still deciding how you wore your hair. Keep reading »
I will never forget the feeling in my stomach the night I found out the guy I was dating was still sleeping with his ex.
The fact that he was canoodling with any other woman behind my back was bad enough. The fact that it was ex added insult to injury. But what really made me want to throw up was that she was a complete and utter train wreck.
We all know train wrecks. She’s your college roommate who drank every night, never went to class and slept with the football team. She’s your friend whose favorite hobbies are causing drama and being self-destructive. She’s all the girls from “Rock of Love.” And sometimes, she’s the girl your man leaves you for. Keep reading »
We’ve all been there: casually strolling through the self help section of Barnes & Noble trying not to make eye contact with anybody. But maybe you can save yourself the awkwardness: a Canadian study has found that if a person’s self-esteem is already in the toilet, reciting positive self-help mantras are useless. In fact, they could actually make you feel worse!
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Screenwriter Diablo Cody’s latest endeavor, following “Juno,” is a decidedly more bloody affair. The horror flick, “Jennifer’s Body,” stars Megan Fox (groan), a guyliner-wearing Adam Brody (swoon!), and a typically wholesome Amanda Seyfried, and tells to story of a murderous high school hottie. Jennifer apparently has a thing for killing dudes, so I suppose there’s some sort of a girl power message going on. I’m a Megan Fox hater, but even I might put aside my distaste and see this flick — it looks hilariously awesome. NSFW (language issues) trailer, after the jump! Keep reading »
We’ve already mentioned how sales of lipstick and home hair dye have been on the rise since the beginning of the recession, and now the Telegraph U.K. is reporting that “racy underwear” is selling at a record rate, too — at least in England. Keep reading »
This might be the one case when you refer to “light balls” without making a Freudian slip. Behold the testicular-shaped lamp designed by Dima Loginoff, called “Male.” Turning a guy on has never been so easy. [Inventorspot.com] Keep reading »
My imaginary redneck boyfriend, Levi Johnston, is still runnin’ that tobacco spittin’ mouth of his. (Actually, I don’t know if he actually chews/spits tobacco, I’m just being admittedly stereotypical about rednecks.) This time he’s chatting with New York, a city, by the way, he tells the mag he doesn’t like. Levi tells the mag, “There’s too many people. I can’t wait to get home.” Levi really realized home was where his heart was when he was dragged to the Republican National Convention and told to wave and smile, prompting the media to suggest he would be moving to Washington, D.C. with the Palin family had the McCain ticket won the Presidency. Of the convention he says, “That was ridiculous…. I ain’t never moving.” Well, shucks. Keep reading »
If you were a child of the ’80s like me, you probably grew up collecting the Garbage Pail Kids. In my day, the Kids were not just a trading card hobby—they were a status symbol. Having an entire collection made you an icon at my elementary school, and that’s what I was determined to become. I always spent summers in Long Island visiting my grandparents, and while most kids would get all worked up about going to the beach…not me. I spent the entire summer with the goal to collect every Garbage Pail Kid in the 4th series—both the A and B decks. You “Pail Junkies” know what I’m talking about. Every Kid had two different names. By the end of the summer, Bloated Blair and Swollen Sue Ellen (same art work, different names) proudly completed my collection. When I returned to 3rd grade that fall, my popularity soared to new heights when I brought my Pail album in for show-and-tell. This album still sits in my parent’s garage in mint condition. I am determined to have it become my number one family heirloom—who cares about jewelry?
For those of you feeling nostalgic for better times—in my opinion Pokémon doesn’t hold a candle to the Kids—check out this Garbage Pail Kids Quiz that will seriously test your knowledge. I am happy to say that I scored 94%. Not to brag or anything. What’s your favorite Garbage Pail Kids memory? [Mental Floss] Keep reading »
It’s almost socially acceptable these days to become a cat lady, but apparently rabbit ladies get arrested? 47-year-old Miriam Sakewitz was sentenced to ninety days in jail after violating her probation by having fifteen rabbits in her Oregon hotel room. The lapin-obsessed woman’s original arrest came in 2006 when the po-po found more than 150 rabbits chillin’ at her house…plus a load of bunny corpses in the freezer. She was arrested and pleaded “no contest” to charges of animal neglect and wasn’t allowed near her furry friends for five years of probation. Whoops! I guess when you’ve got nearly 200 bunnies taking over your casa, it’s simply a more literal translation of animal husbandry but how shady is it to rent a room for the occasion? [AssociatedPress] Keep reading »