Have You Had To Move Back In With Your Folks?

Despite reports to the contrary, the recession seems to be alive and well–especially if you ask those of us in our 20s and 30s who are still looking for jobs, and who might have had to move back home. I know all too well what that’s like. When I was 26, I returned from a graduate program abroad and spent two months living at my parents’ suburban two-story house. It was the home I grew up in, and coming back to it in my mid-20s felt like a grand failure. I spent every day on Craigslist, searching through terrible job after terrible job. I took a series of low-paying positions, and would sometimes work two or three shifts a day, borrowing my parents’ car to get there. I saved some money and was able to put a deposit on a two-bedroom apartment with a friend and regrouped.

Eventually, I got a better job (well, better-paying, at least) and life stabilized. But I’ll never be able to thank my parents enough for allowing me to come home. Have you ever had to move back in with your folks? Keep reading »

Dr. Drew Has A Boatload To Say About Brangelina

“Just add up a couple things. There’s no such thing as ‘I was a heroin addict.’ That doesn’t exist in nature. Something is going on with [her] addiction. Or she’s in recovery. And I don’t see any evidence that’s the case. So we’ve got one person who’s a heroin addict. Which is a chronic lifelong condition, period. We have another person who has said things like, ‘Well, Jennifer [Aniston] was into long-term relationships, that’s just her way of looking at things.’ I mean, that demeaning attitude towards other people’s emotions. Now put those two people together and you have got a really volatile situation. And they’re constantly creating things to weld themselves together. Which is only going to serve to make a more nuclear eruption. There will be some sort of meltdown that will be phenomenal when it does happen.”

Dr. Drew gives his completely random psychological diagnosis of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s relationship based on, I guess, interviews he’s read of theirs. I’m all for passing judgment on famous people, but this assessment seems based on little tidbits of info taken completely out of context. Stick to what you’re good at, Dr. Drew, which is, uh, what again? [Huffington Post via Dlisted] Keep reading »

Joanne’s Favorite Things Of 2010

The blog Your It List has asked a bunch of cool tastemaker types to reveal their favorite things of 2010. They didn’t ask us for ours, but we’re going to share ‘em anyway. You’ve read Julie’s and Amelia’s, now here’s Joanne’s … Keep reading »

Fashion Flashback: Below The Belt

This photo, taken over 100 years ago, captures what may be the most refined, fashionable boxing match ever waged. Mike Tyson might rock a scary face tattoo, but would he be brave enough to enter the ring wearing a heavily embellished floral hat? Keep reading »

Blank Is The New Blank: Our Pop Culture Predictions For 2011

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It’s very nearly 2011, which means it is time to come up with some slightly arbitrary pop culture predictions for what we can expect in the new year! Regardless of whether or not you’re ready to give up on all the glorious things in 2010, things are changing and we are all just along for the ride. First up in our pop culture predictions, Willow Smith is the new Rihanna. The 9-year-old progeny of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith already has a hit with “Whip My Hair” and Rihanna’s stylists have already taken over on making her a pint-size fashion icon/ (I refuse to use the word “fashionista” out of principle.) She might even be getting her own clothing line with her adorable brother, Jaden! [Hollywood Life]

Etsy’s “Congratulations, You Got Bad Touched” Rape Greeting Card

This greeting card belongs on Regretsy, not Etsy: it says “Congratulations, you got bad touched!” and is advertised by the Etsy seller “youstupidbitch” as “Get creeped on, get raped? Know someone that has? Then this card is for them.” It depicts a naked woman sitting next to a shower drain with her hands on her head, possibly in distress. And it’s only $2.50 each! I’m assuming this card was uploaded by the seller and will likely get yanked down by the sensitive, liberal-minded folks over at Etsy as soon as they become aware of it. (But considering the seller also offers a wedding-themed greeting card that says, “Congratulations! She’ll make a great starter wife,” the seller might not just be screwing around.) You can see a full screengrab of the Etsy.com page after the jump. Keep reading »

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