Oh, beer advertisements. What would I blog about without you? Bud Light Lime’s UFC sponsorship seamlessly blends panty-clad “ring girl” Arianny Celeste with “Bud Light” stamped on her ass (klassy!), lime slices gingerly covering her lady bits, and ultimate fighting/sexual innuendo like “I like a guy that can go more than one round!” Ay carumba, this is more softcore than some porns I’ve seen.
Men, don’t you resent being advertised to in this way? Or are you A-OK with the whole “tits, beer, more tits” thing? [AdWeek] Keep reading »
“I hardly drink now. I used to drink every single day. I’m more into getting fit, going to the gym, eating healthy because then you feel better about yourself … If I was stretched out, I would look like a supermodel. But I’m like compact, so I look like 160 pounds.”
—Snooki, always the modest one, talks to Star Magazine about her recent weight loss and general push to eat better and exercise more. But we’re not as interested in that part of things. Um, did we hear that right? Snooki is hardly drinking? This turn of events will probably make “Jersey Shore” far less entertaining, but after her getting arrested on the boardwalk in broad daylight for public intoxication last season, I have to say it sounds like a good thing. [Radar Online] Keep reading »
Last weekend, I stood on the subway platform, thumbing through a magazine and grumbling about how the next train wouldn’t arrive for another 11 minutes. As I waited, more and more feet descended the stairs. Two pairs caught my attention — one was manicured with bright red polish and strapped into a sky high silver sandals, the other was in electric blue stilettos. Both pairs of ankles wobbled as their owners awkwardly lowered their feet. It seemed like at any moment, one—or maybe both—of them would come plummeting down the stairs. A few unsteady steps later, two women appeared in full view—both their faces were flushed and they clung to each other’s arms for dear life. “Wha a you lookin’ at,” one of them slurred to a guy who shook his head as they passed.
These girls were trashed. It was only 8 p.m.
Watching them zig and zag down the subway platform, I felt adrenaline rush through me. I felt like I should do something. But what? These are adults. They’re just having fun, I thought. They can take care of themselves.
But then another part of me thought: how naive. Keep reading »
“There is no justice for drunk women,” begins Andrea Peysner’s New York Post column, “It’s Open Season For Predators In Uniform,” about the acquittal of a cop accused of raping a drunk woman in her apartment. “A Manhattan jury yesterday had to decide whom it hated more: a rotten police officer who admitted he lied, cheated, cuddled, kissed and groped a drunken woman. Or the woman herself … But there never was any contest. The jury loathed her on sight.” Peysner, it should be noted, is known for her extremely conservative views. I generally consider her a wack job, so I was shocked to read that she was just as appalled as I am by the results of this case.
As a young woman who has also been drunk on many occasions, this case has resonated deeply with me. It has, in particular, reminded me of a night I had eight years ago. I am now wondering how a jury of my peers would have judged me had the night gone differently. Keep reading »
“I have a great hangover cure. I take a cold shower in the morning and then I go into the sauna and drink a lot of water throughout the day. Green tea also helps!”
—Gwyneth Paltrow on how she recovers from a night of drinking. That sounds nice … if I had access to a sauna. For those of us who don’t have spas in our homes, I have my own hangover remedy: a hamburger (or a slice of pizza, whichever is in closer proximity), a Diet Coke, a large bottle of water, and as many Advil as I can handle. Once I get myself vertical, a jog around the block always sets me straight. Share your hangover cures in the comments — or tweet them using the hashtag #poorwomanscure. [Us Weekly] Keep reading »
Speaking of strange beauty advice
from celebrities, Kelly Bensimon
is probably not a reliable source for anything other than acting a fool on reality TV. But girlfriend does
have great hair, so her “DIY Hair Cocktail” recipe is worth a listen. Kelly posted a YouTube video of herself on massaging olive oil, salt, lemon and vodka into her locks — supposedly on the advice of her hairdresser pal, who promised it’d give Kelly’s ‘do a “beachy” look. Sounds more like a “drunky” look to me. Any idea if vodka/lemon/salt/olive oil works — or does it just make you smell like a sorority girl on her 21st birthday? Kelly stops the video before we see the results! [YouTube
] Keep reading »
Oh, yes, ladies, cupcake vodka is an actual thing! Cupcake Vineyards sells 14 wines but also vodkas with “creamy cupcake undertones.” OK, we’re listening. Cupcake vodka comes in four delicious flavors, including original, vanilla frosting, chocolate devil’s food, and lemon chiffon. Obviously the Cupcake Vodka PR people need to send The Frisky sample bottles so we can — hiccup! — deliver a full review to our readers. [Cupcake Vodka via The Hairpin] Keep reading »
A new study done at the University of Texas at Austin found that alcohol may actually make you smarter. But how is this possible when I act so dumb after a few, you ask? Well, researchers found that alcohol impairs certain parts of the brain while it stimulates others. When alcohol hits your bloodstream, dopamine is released, which acts as a learning aid for our brains. So, while you may forget the name of the dude you made out with while intoxicated, your subconscious synapses will be popping off like firecrackers. And when you wake up the next day with a hangover, you will have learned never to drink that much again. Aren’t you smart. [UPI] Keep reading »
“I am on the drunk diet. I live my life as I want to, creatively. I like to drink whiskey and stuff while I am working. But the deal is I’ve got to work out every day, and I work out hung over if I am hung over. And it’s about the cross-training and keeping yourself inspired. I have to say, I do a ton of yoga.”
—Lady Gaga tells People magazine how she keeps in shape. Right, because there’s nothing like Downward Dogging with a throbbing headache and the smell of whiskey seeping from your pores. In the same interview, Gaga reveals that her hair is falling out. This diet might be one reason why. [PopEater] Keep reading »