Michelle Obama: One Expensive First Lady

This week the White House released its “Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff,” which includes the salary of every White House employee. And if I’ve learned anything from looking over the report it’s that we should forget about Barack, because Michelle has one expensive entourage. She has a $90,000 Chief of Staff, with a $40,000 assistant, an $84,000 Press Secretary with a $52,500 assistant, a $45,000 Correspondence Director with a $36,000 assistant, a $70,000 Director of Policy and Project, and four employees with salaries ranging from $50-75K who take care of her scheduling, travels, trips and events. As if these eleven, well-paid employees couldn’t get the job done, the first lady has yet another $60,000 special assistant––Sheesh. Also, can I get a job? [WhiteHouse.gov] Keep reading »

Who’s Up For A Round Of Anti-Feminist Bingo?

Frisky commenters are seriously freaking awesome. But I’ve blogged at a bunch of different sites and have heard some not so nice things — that I’m stupid, immature—even sexist. At least no one has called me “ugly” yet, but there’s still plenty of time!

With that in mind, the blog The Curvature linked to a list of “troll” bingo cards. Each fake bingo card has a list of typical of unkind/inaccurate remarks that trolls make. She’s got one for “anti-choice” comments, one for homophobic comments, fat hate comments, and a bunch of others.

My favorite card for “troll bingo” is one of the ones for anti-feminist comments—because seriously, how many times have you been asked “Is it that time of the month?” or “Can’t you take a joke?” when you make a feminist statement? Click through to see the “troll bingo” board and play! Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Jersey Girls Hit NYC

Here are the bubbie-licious “Real Housewives of New Jersey” are leaving their appearance on “Live With Regis And Kelly” looking so glamorous even “Sex and The City” stylist Patricia Field would approve. [NYC, 7/2/09] Keep reading »

Katherine Heigl Orgasms In “The Ugly Truth” Plus Five Other Movie Orgasms

Whoever thought of the premise for Katherine Heigl‘s orgasm in The Ugly Truth (her awful-looking upcoming flick with Gerard Butler) should be fired.

Hot blonde woman randomly receives a pair of remote control vibrating panties in a package at her front door, puts them on for a date, which somehow turns into a business meeting, and then starts orgasming in front of all her business colleagues when a little boy stumbles upon the remote control. Um, what? Bish, please! Like we said, pink slip.

Show them how it’s done, Meg Ryan. We compiled the best orgasms we could find on the YouTubes. Keep reading »

Why Do Good Friends Make Crappy Roommates?

Jimmy Fallon once joked about how choosing a friend as a roommate is never awesome:

“It doesn’t work out. You will fight each other––they have to much dirt on you. They’ll crush you in an argument for no reason. Like you’ll just say ‘Hey man the dishes have been in the sink for like two weeks and they’re your dishes. Are you gonna clean them or what?’ And they’ll say, ‘Yeah, remember when you had crabs in the sixth grade?’”

In the last month, I’ve learned that Fallon was so right. Keep reading »

Giles Deacon’s Collection For Swarovski Is Sharp, Literally

Giles Deacon has become a popular guy in the fashion world in recent years, especially for his innovative (and funny) Pac-Man-themed runway show at last year’s London Fashion Week. His latest work is a collaboration with Swarovski, which features felt cuffs and necklaces adorned with a mish-mash of pointy studs, crystals, and glorified safety pins fashioned with ribbon closures. The products are certainly conversation pieces, especially if you’re going for that “Xena: Warrior Princess” look. [Notcoture, Swarovski] Keep reading »

Sikhs Turn To Mens Fashion Shows And Beauty Pageants To Promote Turbans

You may call fashion your religion, but for some, religion really is fashion. Take the Sikhs, who wear turbans as a sign of commitment to their religion. Yet, more and more, youths are abandoning the headgear as well as facial hair, causing upset community members to react by promoting turbans as a fashion item. Reports the Calcutta Telegraph: “Sikh community leaders…are planning turban-tying contests and fashion shows to convey the message the turbaned look is ‘cool’.” Leaders have also called for fashion rags: “We need a Sikh fashion magazine to promote uncut hair, the beard and the turban as cool and clean. We should use persons like Manmohan Singh as role models,’’ said one representative. But that might prove hard to sway some kids like a Delhi teen named Rocky Singh who believes that, “faith is deeper than a turban.” Increasingly, religious fashion has sparked controversy, especially in France where President Sarkosy recently stated that burqas are “not welcome in France,” and his predecessor, Chirac, outlawed “religious symbols” in school, that targeted Islamic head scarves. [Telegraphindia.com] Keep reading »

Crave: Steven Shein Fangs Necklace

Keep this hush-hush. A few years ago, we wanted grillz. Not overly iced-out ones, but some fear-evoking metal fangs to go against our girly-girl exterior. We came to our senses, though, realizing that grillz would be one fashion faux pas we’d never be able to live down. But we recently found this Fangs Necklace, and not only does it satisfy our grillz fascination, but it also makes us feel a little like Sookie Stackhouse in “True Blood” — you know, because she doesn’t have fangs of her own. [$64, 80's Purple] Keep reading »

Man Wears Women’s Shoes, Confuses Us

Some things on the internet just don’t make sense. This man is the perfect example. Why is he wearing women’s shoes, and what made him pose for these pictures of him doing so? We’ll never know. All we can do is scratch our head… and laugh. [SadAndUseless.com] Keep reading »

Companies Strip Down To Boost Up

Employees coming to work at onebestway marketing and design company back in April didn’t spend too much time choosing their outfits – for one special Friday, everyone showed up for work “au natural”. In an effort to boost office morale, the English company participated in Naked Friday, thought up by business psychologist David Taylor. Taylor asked all employees of the company to drop trou for one day to help the office get “up close and personal.” Yeah, because I’d definitely be more at ease in the office with my ta-tas hanging out. In preparation for the big strip down, employees were asked to photocopy a body part and sketch a naked model to calm their worries. Fortunately, the employees’ Full Monty was a success – morale is up and the company has two new clients. Their not-so-casual Friday was filmed and will be shown on Virgin 1 next Thursday. [The Sun]

Businesses baring it all is part of a new trend as companies get creative with their sales tactics to boost low morale and profits caused by the economic slow-down. Even though sex sells some companies think just being naked is enough. Keep reading »

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