You’ll Have A Ball (And Eat Some) At The Testicle Festival

If you’re in or around Oakdale, CA, today and enjoy eating rocky mountain oysters, make sure to stop by the Rotary’s Testicle Festival. Approximately 400 lbs. of “cowboy caviar,” aka bull testicles, will be marinated in red wine, garlic, olive oil, and herbs overnight, breaded, and then deep fried. The event is a little pricey — $50 in advance or $65 at the door — but it’s all for a good cause. The proceeds will benefit the Oakland Cowboy Museum. All of a sudden, I’m not so hungry for dinner. Keep reading to watch bull testicles being prepared for a past festival. But don’t say I didn’t warn you. Keep reading »

“Guest Of Cindy Sherman” Explores Famous Girlfriend Syndrome

Besides “Sunshine Cleaning” and “I Love You, Man,” one of the movies I am dying to see right now is “Guest Of Cindy Sherman,” a documentary directed by artist-turned-TV host, Paul Hasegawa-Overacker, aka Paul H-O. The movie is about the unlikely love affair he had with Sherman, a feminist artist/photographer famous for transforming herself into different characters which she shot as self-portraits. The film seems especially interesting because it’s directed from the perspective of a hanger-on who becomes personally involved with one of the most revered figures of the art world he follows so closely. In a way, it’s a fitting film to see now, with the recession resulting in so many lost jobs, particularly among men, making women the breadwinners for many families. Sherman and H-O hardly had the prototypical relationship, but her incredible fame hid him in the shadows. At least until now. Check out the trailer above, and click after the jump to see a few of Sherman’s photographs. Keep reading »

When Not To Shop When You’re Trying To Spend Less

If you’re trying to be good about keeping a budget, the week before you get your period you might want to stay away from Madewell, or J.Crew, or Gilt Groupe, or whatever store makes you want to pull out your credit card. According to a study by professor Karen Pine of the University of Hertfordshire in England, women were more likely to make impulse buys or overspend during the later stages of their menstrual cycle. Pine told the BBC that women use shopping as way of regulating their intense emotions. Besides all of the hormonal changes in our brains, it’s possible that we spend more at this particular point in our cycle because we want to dress to impress when we’re fertile. Pine’s research found that most of the purchases made were for adornment, i.e., jewelry, makeup, and high heels. This explains why I absolutely had to buy a new nail polish after work on Friday. Yes, it was an impulse buy, but it was a damn good one. Essie E-Nuff is E-Nuff is the perfect color for now: a coral-y red that is nearly fluorescent (the product photo really doesn’t do it justice). [BBC] Keep reading »

Women Who Rock: Gilda Radner

March is National Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating by sharing a lady we admire each weekday.

GILDA RADNER (1946-1989)

She strides across the stage trailing that impossible cloud of wild curly hair behind her. She stops, smiles sweetly, and sings, “Let’s talk dirty to the animals.” Or she’s Rosanne Rosanna Dana reading a viewer’s question: “I have a question about breastfeeding. Do I have to keep my breast in the refrigerator between feedings?” As Baba Wawa might say, Gilda Radner was a “wiving wegend,” adding just enough absurdity to the most mundane situations to make her a star on “Saturday Night Live,” and to fill concert halls.

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We’re Still Alive!

You may have noticed that The Frisky has been having some troubles today — in fact, if you can see this message, I am super stoked! Even though we’ve been relatively unavailable for a good portion of the afternoon — thanks server database! — we hope you’ll still read everything we did manage to post today once we’re completely up and running. Keep reading »

Quote Of The Day: Gisele Bundchen On Being Part Of The Brady Bunch

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady’s relationship didn’t start off on the right foot. Shortly after the two got together, Brady’s ex, Bridget Moynahan, announced she was pregnant with his baby. But Brady and Bundchen soldiered on, and got married in February. Here’s what she has to say about playing stepmother to John Edward Thomas Moynahan:

“I understand that he has a mom, and I respect that, but to me it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child. I feel it is, 100 percent. I want him to have a great relationship with his mom, because that’s important, but I love him the same way as if he were mine. I already feel like he’s my son, from the first day.”

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Crave: Nine West Emilian Sneaker

Clearly, we’re not sneaker women because we can’t find a pair of kicks that are stylish and make us feel as sexy as a pair of stilettos. But these by New Balance for Nine West are just plain fun. And with our feet firmly planted on the floor and no need for posing, we might actually have some fun too. Oh yeah, and they’re also good for when we want to pretend to go to the gym. [$89, NineWest.com] Keep reading »

Zac Efron’s Sexy Ear Wax, Plus Other Celebrity Grooming Misses

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ZOMG, did you hear?! Zac Efron, when he went to a premiere, tots forgot to use a q-tip and he had mad ear wax buildup! Stars really are just like us! Keep clicking for more celebs who forgot to fine tune their grooming before going out and about.

Lily Allen Has No Patience For Bad Bedroom Skills

We’re loving Lily Allen’s retro chic white jumpsuit and bangs-in-her-eyes-yet-polished ‘do for her “Not Fair” video. Plus, I enjoy a song that takes a boy to task for utter uselessness in bed. Keep reading »

Is Netflix Tearing Apart Your Relationship?

Shared taste in books, movies, or music can bring two people together. But they can cause tiffs, too, if you don’t share the same preferences. It used to be the debate over who controls the TV remote control was a big deal in a relationship, but as technology has progressed, so have our entertainment-related arguments. In Sunday’s New York Times, writer Michael Wilson considered the battles that wage in households that share a Netflix account. Wilson spoke to couples whose tastes in movies (and watching habits) didn’t mesh, and arguments ensued over who got the next pick in the Netflix queue.

Most of the fights, however, seem to be about how long the couples keep movies without watching them. Louis Marino had “The English Patient” for six months because his wife didn’t want to watch it. They never did see it before sending it back. Tom Smith has decided to limit the amount of time his girlfriend can keep a movie, because she’s really slow about getting to them. Greg Albrecht’s fiancee returns his DVDs after a week, regardless of whether he’s gotten to watch them. The fact that people are setting limits on how long their significant other keeps a movie goes against the whole point of Netflix — that you can get whatever movie you want and keep it until you’re ready to give it back. But why don’t couples just cancel their accounts or move to a less expensive plan if they’re only going to get to one DVD a month? Keep reading »

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