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Sum Poosie: A Pink Energy Drink That Tastes Like … Cherry 7Up!

Wait, what did you think I was going to write?

Sum Poosie is a “vagina-themed” energy drink that tastes like cherry and was created by a guy who turned down a job offer from Red Bull in 1996. “Basically, it’s an energy drink, but it’s like the ‘Girls Gone Wild’ of energy drinks,” the drink’s distributor Levar Turner, who is under the impression that is a selling point, told blogger Amanda Hess at TBD.com. “There are a million and one energy drinks. We needed to stand out. What better way than with Sum Poosie?”

So. How does Sum Poosie stand out? Bottles with boobies, boobies, boobies. Keep reading »

Would You Dress Like A Mental Patient For Halloween?

Amanda Hess has kicked off her annual homage to insane and insanely offensive Halloween costumes for ladies, and this year’s first installment is a real doozy. “Which costume will reign as the year’s most utterly disagreeable foray into hypersexualized make-believe?” Hess wonders. It’s hard to say. Seen here is the perfect outfit for the clinically insane among us. Nothing says, “I’m sexy!” like a straight jacket, right? You can look like a true 5150 for a mere $55.95. Keep an eye on Hess’ blog in the days between now and Halloween for the best of sexy costumes gone horrifyingly wrong. [TBD, costumes available at Yandy.com] Keep reading »

Follow That Blogger: Amanda Hess Premieres New Blog On TBD.com

You may recognize the name Amanda Hess because she used to write The Sexist column for Washington City Paper. Not long ago, though, a new Washington, D.C.-based site, TBD, stole her away, and today Hess launched her new blog: “Amanda Hess: Sex and gender at work, in bed, and on the street.” Hess has a unique way of combining the sexual and the political, the feminist and the politically incorrect, the racy and the insightful. We recommend this lady blogger as one to keep on reading. [Amanda Hess] Keep reading »

Female Bloggers Ask, Is Taylor Swift Bad For Women?

Let me start off by saying a few things: I’m a feminist; I love Taylor Swift; and I also respect the minds of bloggers Kate Harding of Broadsheet and Amanda Hess of The Sexist.

But I really disagree with both of them, as well as with Sady Doyle on Bitch magazine’s She Pop blog, about Taylor Swift, specifically how detrimental it supposedly is that Swift’s songs “reinforce some not-so-woman-friendly stereotypes in extremely annoying ways,” as Harding wrote.

I know. Heavy stuff for a Monday. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: The Tucker Max Funny-Making Formula

  • Amanda Hess at The Sexist blog braved “I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell” scribe Tucker Max‘s website for a mathematical breakdown of his hilarious jokes about Mexicans, gays, women and the disabled. A general formula for Tucker-ian humor: [Universally recognized bad thing] + [surprise reversal] x ["edge"] x ["shock value"] = Tucker Max joke. [The Sexist]
  • Brigham Young University, a Mormon college, canceled a Greek tragedy hours before curtain at the Annual Greek Festival. Content in “The Bakkhai,” to be performed by the University of Utah, was deemed inappropriate for BYU students. Director Larry West indicated this referred to sex, wine and “losing one’s inhibitions.” [UWire.com]—Seriously, this school didn’t realize a Greek tragedy wouldn’t involve lots of sex?
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