Check This Out: Gets A Job

Imagine a world where all public figures—regardless of whether they are real or not—got their just dues by landing themselves new jobs. That’s the goal of GetsAJob.com, a comedic cartoon blog by Aaron Bowersock, that imagines celebs and historic figures in such scenarios. In “Ariel (the Little Mermaid) gets a job as a stripper,” you see the red-headed Disney character struggling to mount a pole while two onlookers ask, “Should we be worried that she’s only sixteen?” “Nah, dude. She’s half-fish. It’s already pretty f**ked up.” Some other classics include the “The Hamburglar gets a job as a high school career adviser,” “The Terminator gets a job as an elderly-assistance robot,” and “Michael Vick gets a job as an activist.” We can’t help but wonder what Aaron would dream up for us…A Frisky blogger gets a job as….? Suggestions? Click after the jump to see a few others… [Gets A Job] Keep reading »

Revenge of the Nerds: Four Reasons Women Dig Geeks

When my boyfriend announced that he was getting Lasik surgery a few months ago, I was unnerved. Glasses are my thing—one of those obscure attributes that immediately attracts me to somebody, no matter how brutish or repelling the rest of his personality may be. For one of my girlfriends, it’s large veins on a man’s forearms. For another, it’s a defined jaw line (to the extent that she lists Michael Bolton and Ed Harris as her top celebrity crushes because of it). For me, it’s a hot pair of … lenses. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Lenny Kravitz Celebrates 20 Years In The Music Industry

Lenny still looks young enough to be his daughter Zoe‘s brother. [London, 6/24/09] Keep reading »

Everything Is Coming Up Roses

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Apparently June is National Rose Month and we feel just terrible for allowing this momentous, 30-day holiday pass unmarked until now. In order to make it up to both you and the hallowed month in question, we’ve trolled the net for a few rosey things to help you celebrate the precious few days left.

First up is this rather cute strapless rose printed dress. The full skirt is great and the dark background means you can pair it with boots, opaque tights and a leather jacket well into the fall. [$58, Kimchi Blue, Urban Outfitters]

iPhone Apps You Shouldn’t Be Without

I have to admit, before last night, I had never downloaded an app. I protested profusely against them for as long as I could, but now I find myself wanting to download more and more. (I went through the same routine with the iPhone, insisting that nothing could be more confusing and unnecessary than having a phone, iPod, and internet combined into one, but when I was given the device as a gift, I soon came to love, er, be obsessed with it.) Keep reading »

Body Politics: Sex Statues Cause Controversy In Berlin

Creator of the infamous Body Worlds exhibitions, anatomist Gunther “Doctor Death” von Hagens, is the shock jock of dead peeps. While much controversy surrounded his displays with skinned corpses riding bikes and playing chess, his new show has an even more scandalous, ahem, position. In his most recent exhibit in Berlin, “Life Cycle,” there is a scene of two people having sex, reverse cowgirl style. But has he finally pushed things too far?
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Could These Heelless Shoes Be Any More Hideous?

Raphael Young’s uncle, Alexandre Narcy, spent the entirety of his working life designing shoes for Yves Saint Laurent. To this day, Narcy’s influences can be seen in many of the classic YSL shapes. His nephew, however, didn’t quite get the shoe design gene, as you can see from the monstrosity of an ankle boot above. We’re all for going without heels every now and again, but these are just trying too hard to be clever, don’t you think?

Pointed, quilted, metallic and weird as hell, Young’s heelless creations are a classic case of Too Much Going On and could definitely do with some paring down. Or maybe they’re just beyond saving…what do you think? [Fashionologie]
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Blood Suckers & Flesh Eaters: Medieval Medical Practices Are Back With A Vengance

I am completely traumatized. This morning I went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist, expecting to just have the big shot doc shine a light up my nose and then merrily skip off to work. Oh, how wrong I was. After sticking something scary looking up my nose, my doctor declared, “Yep, we need to cauterize your nose.” WTF? I avoided science in college, so maybe I was mistaking cauterization for something else. He couldn’t mean that Medieval procedure where “doctors” burn your skin with a fire hot poker to stop excessive bleeding…could he? Well, that’s exactly what he meant. I tried reasoning with him. Surely a procedure I am sure I saw done in “Lord of the Rings,” was not the most modern or medically effective. My squeals for help went unregistered and the next thing I knew… Keep reading »

Rachel Maddow Talks About Being A Butch Anti-”Anchorbabe”

Rachel Maddow just doesn’t give a flying f**k about “being pretty,” thank you very much. But she still has to put up with a lot of annoying busybodying. You know: “Rachel, if you just put more makeup on, why, you’d look so lovely!” Keep reading »

Danielle Staub: The Real Story Behind The Real Housewife

Well, well, well. She may have thrown Cop Without A Badge on the table on the “Last Supper” episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey,” and said that there were only two things true in the book—that she’d changed her name and that she’d been arrested. But it looks like Danielle Staub is a liar, liar, pants on fire. The Smoking Gun has done an extensive investigation and recovered the actual court documents from her 1986 proceedings. They are saying that everything in Cop Without A Badge is true, plus some. After the jump, the details of Danielle’s actual wrongdoings. Keep reading »

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