I was watching the vintage “Real World” marathon this past weekend on MTV. On the San Francisco season, you may remember that episode where Rachel goes to a coffee shop to give her number to a dude. It doesn’t end up working out, but oh man, this scene gave me a crazy bout of dating nostalgia. I started remembering all the things I used to have to do (most of them terribly embarrassing) when I liked someone. Before the days of Facebook and Google, it took some serious ingenuity just to figure out a guy’s last name. I had to stalk a guy at Little Caesar’s Pizza every day after work just to get his phone number! That’s a lot of individual pizzas to order on an allowance! You have to really like the person to put in that kind of financial commitment. And if they like you back? Whoa. Now it’s all a mouse click away. It’s just too easy. Let’s reminisce some of those extinct pre-Internet dating rituals. Keep reading »
Speaking of ’90s musicians, Donnie Wahlberg recently tweeted this photo of the New Kids hanging out in what looks like a locker room(?!), mustached and shirtless (with the exception of Jonathan Knight, who’s sporting a modest white T and bearing an uncomfortable resemblance to Adrien Brody). So, what do you think of the guys’ new facial hair? Are your loins still tingling for these aging dreamboats? [TooFab]
Basically, if I had my way, I’d spend all of my time thinking about and researching the ’90s. But since that’s not a viable career option, I suppose this gallery of 10 ’90s superstars will have to do. After the jump, what happened to the guy from Teenage Fanclub, the dude from Suede, and eight others you probably haven’t thought about in a while.
It’s the ’90s, so turn down the Spice Girls, get off your cellular, dial up your modem and let’s get this party started.
At first glance, this 1990 track by rockers Extreme seems like a really sweet love song. But then you start thinking about it — what is “more than words to show you feel that your love for me is real”? A blow job? Anal? OK, fine, maybe I’m just a cynic. Keep reading »
Versace Jeans ad circa 1991: Shudder. Although, we’re sure Ricky Martin doesn’t mind. [Tumblr] Keep reading »
Here’s a reminder of the days when indie fashion was fun, lighthearted, and embracing of all different body types. Remember the label X-Girl? (If it was before your time, it’s a definite must-know just to increase your cultural cred.) The line of sporty tees and A-line dresses was developed in the ’90s by rock goddess and Sonic Youth lead singer Kim Gordon
and designer Daisy von Furth. The two wanted to challenge the fashion industry’s elite outlook and high prices. Daisy’s explanation of X-Girl sums up the way we wish more people would think about fashion these days, being that, “We’re used to shopping in thrift stores … so for us to pay $60 for something, that’s like the most we’re ever going to pay … unless my mother’s paying.” Check out this footage from a 1994 X-Girl fashion show, set in the streets of Soho. We bet you’ll also recognize some fun, familiar faces in there, too. [YouTube
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We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say, you bitches crack us up! So in honor of you, our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the Internet, here are our five favorite comments from last week:
(Don’t) Leave Britney Alone!
“bruce buchanan” from Quick Pic: Should Britney Spears Buy These Sunglasses?
There’s a new Chris Crocker on the Internet! When we spotted Britney trying on some wayfarer sunglasses, we decided to play gal pal and asked you guys to give her a yay or nay on buying the frames. What did our friend Bruce say? “britney rules she is the best girl and entertainer ever,bruce.”
Whoa, hope Aretha Franklin doesn’t read this. She’s already pissed at Tina Turner for getting called the Queen! Keep reading »