Stumped for a gift for your guy that isn’t GTA4 or the latest 10-blade razor? Have no fear! The Frisky has teamed up with Thrillist to bring you the top guy stuff that doesn’t suck—like these sweet limited edition classic sneaks! You can thank us after your BF is done thanking you.
Gear: Fila Retro Sneakers/Duds
For a limited time only, Fila’s brought back a healthy stock of their hottest vintage track jackets, plus a smattering of classic kicks, like the the summer-ready White Line and the prominently-tongued 70s Fitness, which’ll make you either as derangedly successful as Arnold, or as hopelessly deranged as Mike Katz. [Shop.Fila.com] Keep reading »
So, remember that teen pregnancy pact story we wrote about yesterday that was featured in Time? Well, one of our frequent commenters, Go-To-Girl, pointed us to a blog post she wrote where she theorizes that the pact story is actually a bit of a scam. After doing some serious number crunching and some nosing around the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s statistic, Go-To-Girl figured out that the percentage of teen pregnancies that the school reflects is actually lower than the lowest state pregnancy rate in the nation (North Dakota) — which she says blows a hole in the “pregnancy outbreak” story hook. Additionally, the pact aspect is also in question according to Go-To-Girl’s research. More info, after the jump… Keep reading »
Saturday is Prince William’s 26th birthday, and he is concerned about his thinning hair. One Mail on Sunday reporter said that part of the reason William has stopped going out so much is because he’s self-conscious about the back of his head. For his birthday, William will celebrate at Highgrove, the family estate, instead of going out on the town. Prince Charles is said to have given William the key to the extensive wine cellar, and William’s favorite drink, the “crack baby” will also be served. (Crack Babies are fresh passion fruit mixed with vodka and champagne and served in a little shot glass.) William, don’t worry about your thinning hair. As a prince, I’m sure people can overlook this, plus, you’re really tall. If you don’t stoop to other people’s level, no one will ever notice. Also, that beret-style hat is a good look for you. [CBS News] Keep reading »
We were unnerved by Strawberry Shortcake‘s updated look, and when we first saw an article about My Little Pony, we feared for the worst. What could they do to already unrealistic plastic ponies? Thankfully, it seems that our favorite horses are not getting a makeover, but that celebs are designing limited edition ponies. LeAnn Rimes, Deborah (Debbie) Gibson, graffiti artist/designer Claw Money, Japanese manga artist Junko Mizuno, and Spanish illustrator Catalina Estrada have all decorated 18-inch tall versions of the plastic horses, and they will be unveiled at a gallery event in New York City in September, when they’ll be auctioned. Rest easy, kids, this relic of childhood is safe…for now. [CBS News] Keep reading »
Shoulder pads are a trend I do not see myself following. [New York City, 6/19/08] Keep reading »
Despite being, well, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart has been denied a visa by British authorities because of her criminal convictions. “Martha loves England and hopes this can be resolved and that she will be able to visit soon,” a spokesperson for Martha told Britain’s Telegraph newspaper. Until then, she’ll have to stick to visiting the estates of Henry and Edsel Ford in Dearborn, MI. [Sydney Morning Herald, The Martha Blog] Keep reading »
When I was in elementary school, saying you were going to sue someone was the cool thing to do. If your frenemy did something to annoy you, you would say, for example, “Steal my juice box, and I’ll sue you!” Suffice it to say no suing went on back then. Oh, how the times have changed. A 12 year old in Canada just took her dad to court, suing him after he grounded her for disobeying his orders to stay off the internet. He had banned her from going on a school trip after she used a friend’s computer to chat on websites he had blocked at home and posted pictures of herself online that Dad considered inappropriate. With the help of a public defender, she went to court and the judge ruled that the father’s punishment was too severe. Getting grounded is severe punishment? [AHN] Keep reading »
You’ve heard about the mood swings, cravings, mania, and general awfulness your wife will be “blessed” with throughout her nine-month journey to motherhood. Here are five things your parent-friends will never tell you about pregnancy, probably because they’d just assume forget about them altogether:
Miscarriage. It seems to be almost inevitable. We’re not sure of the statistics, but an unscientific survey we did of three friends showed that every woman in the world will have at least one miscarriage. As a guy, you’d think that your rub-some-dirt-on-it-and-get-back-in-the-game attitude that you learned from your high school football coach (who was banging one of your classmates by the way) would be helpful. It’s not. Let her sister/mom/friends console her because you suck at it. Meanwhile, you’ll have some extra time to create a new, winning game plan. Keep reading »
Only way classier than a mullet. This is one of those times where I go, “Dammit, why wasn’t I born a Vanderbilt? Then I could afford this dress from Rebecca Taylor, even when it ISN’T on sale!” I love everything about it. It makes my teeth sweat. [$216, ShopBop.com] Keep reading »
When two people first start dating, they put on their best sides. They reveal only snippets of information to each other, leaving the full story for when the person really gets to know them. Basically, we wait until we have them tangled in our web of niceties to crush them with the sad truth that we are really an awful, despicable person.
All kidding aside, there are some serious issues you need to figure out before you make the plunge and change your Facebook status from “Single” to “In a Relationship.” Here’s a look at 5 potential dealbreakers, and how to spot them. Keep reading »