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This One Terrifying Statistic Puts Gun Violence In The U.S. In Perspective

Shooters may have problems beyond access to guns, but that access makes it a lot easier for them to kill innocent victims. More »


6 Ways Women In Canada Have It So Much Better Than They Do In The U.S.

Better political representation? Check. Paid leave? Check. Leader who literally can’t stop talking about feminism? Check and check. More »


Budweiser Is Changing Its Name To “America” Until The Election, So Prepare To Get Drunk On America

Everyone from politicians to brands gets more patriotic during election years, and beer brewers are no different. More »


Gordon Ramsay Stomps On American Hearts When He Tastes Girl Scout Cookies For the First Time

Chef and professional hater (unless he’s working with kids) Gordon Ramsay tried Girl Scout cookies for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel last night. His first comment was, “Visually they look like dog biscuits,” and it’s all hilariously downhill from there.

But is he wrong? I, too, think the cookies are too small! More »


Buffalo Wild Wings Releases New Mountain Dew Wings, America Peaks

This is either the best thing because it’s the grossest thing, or it’s just pure gross and we’ve hit peak irony regarding disgusting foods released by the United States of America.Buffalo Wild Wings, the popular chicken wing chain, has decided to release a new flavor to drench all over their precious wings: Mountain Dew.Yes, the caffeinated saccharine… More »


In Honor Of Leslie Knope’s Last Hurrah, These Are Our Galentines

Tuesday night’s series finale of “Parks and Recreation” was the perfect swan song to a wonderful show that always delighted in the simple joys of life, instead of sneering at the world from a perch on high. But the best part of the show was its unabashed commitment to celebrating strong women. Amy Poehler’s Leslie… More »


Hershey’s Has Banned The Import Of British Chocolate

Update on the whole Cadbury Egg situation: No British chocolate will be imported into the United States anymore, after Hershey’s made a deal with the group Let’s Buy British Imports to cease the import of any British candies that have packaging that looks like Hershey’s packaging. Considering how many Hershey’s candies exist, that pretty much… More »


America Only Ranks 23rd In The World For Women’s Equality

The United States ranks 23rd out of 136 countries examined in the 2013 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, which measures equality for women based on political, economic and other factors. It looks like Cuba, Nicaragua and a bunch of other places have a lot they could teach us about women’s rights! [WEMore »


Ralph Lauren Unveils The Uniforms He Designed For The U.S. Olympic Team

Today in Things That Aren’t Cute: these uniforms Ralph Lauren designed for the U.S. Olympic Team. Blazers, berets, knee-length skirts — the company’s statement says the outfits aim to “embody the spirit of American athleticism and sportsmanship,” but I think they’re more “Phillips Exeter Academy, sailing, affected accents from a place that doesn’t exist, that… More »


Nerd Girl Porn: Hot Guys Wrapped In American Flags In Honor Of Flag Day!

Today is Flag Day, so we thought we’d celebrate in a way only The Frisky can: by bringing you some hot guys wrapped in flags. Enjoy! … More »


The USA: Where The Food Gets Grosser And Grosser

Have you eaten lunch yet? You might be about to lose it. Traditional American dishes are getting grosser and grosser. These stately favorites are packing cholesterol, saturated fats, and obscene portion sizes. It’s no surprise that the United States has obesity problems: Americans are quick to chow down on fast food, greasy snacks, and fried,… More »


The Seven Phallic Wonders Of The Modern World

Penises have caused many people to do many things. In the case of construction, builders keep on raising the bar, inch by inch! While most people look up at these buildings in awe, we’re pretty sure the architects looked down at their crotches for inspiration. In honor of the structures that remind us of our… More »


Slideshow: “Oh, Say Can You See…”

To properly celebrate our nation’s birth, you must do these three things tomorrow: grill food, watch fireworks, and wear something (anything) that involves stars or stripes. We’re here to help you with the third. Now, you have a couple options. You can go all out and wear only an American flag draped around your body,… More »