Glamorous Tartan Holiday

We’d be happy with having this red tartan bag just because it’s perfect for transporting our tiny valuables–like our favorite lipstick, coins, or jewelry. But MAC sweetened the deal by adding VIVA GLAM V lipstick and lip gloss to the ‘Tis Noble to Give VIVA GLAM Lip Bag. What’s even better? All proceeds go to the MAC AIDS Fund to help support people living with HIV/AIDS.

[$36.00 MAC]

“Charity Sex”: During The Holidays, Should Sex Be Treated As A Gift?

Here’s a curious article over at Fox News, “Charity Sex: The Gift That Keeps On Giving.” “Charity sex” (not to be confused with “pity sex”) is, according to the author, “a gift you give to your partner, and to yourself. Maybe you do it because he’s all wound up, and sex relaxes him. Maybe you do it because she’s feeling a little down, and sex gives her a boost … ” For now I’m going to ignore the other parts of the article that go on to advise that while engaging in charity sex you should count on “faking it until you make it” (as in trying to force yourself to get into the mood) and forgetting about having an amazing orgasm. Instead, let’s look at the idea of sexual gifting (“So this holiday season, don’t be a sexual scrooge. Give the gift of charity sex!”). In response to the article, one like-minded blogger over at Cafe Mom begs men to pretend they’re broke so as to get “creative” with their gifts and give the ultimately free present of a go in the sack. Keep reading »

Dear Wendy Updates: “Real World Weary” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from “Real World Weary,” a recent college grad who found herself underemployed and with a suddenly depleted social circle as her friends found jobs elsewhere and moved away.

“I feel disconnected and lost, like everyone’s moving forward with their lives and I’m stuck in place. [...] My mom keeps assuring me that when I get a job everything will fall into place and my Grand Adventure will begin. In the meantime, how do I regain my sanity and my social life?”

After the jump, find out if she’s managed to regain her sanity and social life and if her “Grand Adventure” has finally begun. Keep reading »

Would You Defend A Gay Kid Coming Out To His Mom?

In the following clip from the ABC show “What Would You Do?” a teenage boy comes out to his mom and she berates him mercilessly. Will a good Samaritan step in and say something to the irate and upset mother? Or will people simply consider the exchange a private matter? It’s a tough question–about the dueling right of a family to handle issues privately, and the desire to step in to protect a hurting child. So what would you do? [ABC via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Tommy Lee Up In Arms Over Whale Masturbation

“We understand you refuse to release this frustrated whale because he is your chief sperm bank, and we know from SeaWorld’s own director of safety … that the way you get his sperm is by having someone get into the pool and masturbate him with a cow’s vagina filled with hot water. Even in my wildest days with Motley Crue, I never could’ve imagined something so sick and twisted.”

Tommy Lee sounds off in a letter to Sea World about an issue that keeps him up at night—the fact that they haven’t released killer whale Tilikum into the wild and use him for his sperm. Tilikum pulled 40-year-old trainer Dawn Brancheau underwater last year and drowned her, and has been linked to two other trainer deaths as well. [Newser] Keep reading »

Closet Confessions: Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers is far from your typical style icon. But hey, she’s Joan friggin’ Rivers. So what the hell, Bluefly.com, why not do a Closet Confessions with her? Predictably Joan’s closet is full of old lady jackets — albeit ones by Valentino — and glitzy Vegas costumes. Her daughter Melissa’s closet is similarly boring, but at least the pair has an interesting theory on how they invented the word “vintage.” As with anything Joan Rivers, this Closet Confession is full of pearls of craggy wisdom: “Fashion should always be fun, it should be enjoyed, and if you take yourself too seriously, you’re an idiot. That’s why I hate Victoria Beckham.” Meow! [LiveStream.com] Keep reading »

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