This week’s New York magazine cover story, meant to help us get to know front-runner New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, is, unintentionally perhaps, peppered with witty one-liners that would make RuPaul and Michelle Visage jealous. The highlight is Mayor Bloomberg’s little cameo where he gestures toward a woman in a very tight floor-length gown standing nearby and says to Quinn, “Look at the ass on her.” Sure, this can be seen as objectifying skeeviness, but when, in the next paragraph, Quinn talks about how Bloomberg doesn’t like her in flat boots, you get the picture that these two are the catty, shade-throwing queens of City Hall. They should really throw a ball and read politicians all night. I’d attend. Below, some of their best lines. Oh, and if you’re not familiar with Bloomberg, you should check out his parody Twitter account, @ElBloombito. [New York Magazine]
Apparently, there’s a big debate going on in THE WORLD about the state of Coco’s caboose. Put your mind at ease. She insists her ass is 100 percent real. It’s just gotten bigger because she has hit the ripe old age of 32 and she’s getting bigger in all the right places. Lucky her. Her ass realness is confirmed by the official “Doctors” jiggle test (a thinly veiled excuse for everyone to stare at her ass). I can’t believe Tyra Banks didn’t think of the jiggle test first. I guess she was too busy tooching.
So that settles it. Coco’s butt is real because it’s jiggly like her breast implants and not hard like those weird, silicone butt implants and because it has its own personality. But before large booties were the big thing in Hollywood, Coco suffered with that behind of hers. People called her fat. Her own grandmother tried to smother that thing by putting a girdle on her when she was only nine years old. If only granny could see her now. [WOW]
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I have a couple or 10 friends who are seriously tatted up. And one of ‘em even has a butt tattoo. But his butt tattoo is nowhere near as serious as the tattoo this anonymous lady got on her bum. I get feeling your dark side, but feeling it enough that you want to sit on it every day? Well, that is serious.
You know you were curious about what would happen when Coco’s ass and aerial yoga made each other’s acquaintance. Well, here you go. I happen to know that this pose is called Monkey. I know this because I’ve done aerial yoga. But my butt never looks quite like that. Coincidentally, “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen just came on my Spotify mix. As Freddie Mercury says, “Fat bottomed girls make the rocking world go ’round.” Indeed. [Buzzfeed]
Can we please stop calling everything shallow and marketed towards women sexist and anti-feminist? The Frisky included one of the print incarnations of Reebok’s ass-vertising
for their new EasyTone shoes in our round up of 2009′s most sexist commercials, implying that it was anti-feminist by writing that commercials like these basically say, “Who cares about health care reform when you can be out toning your a**?” The thing is, toning your ass and being smart, politically-motivated, etc. are not mutually exclusive. When you watch the commercial above do you really think “Hey, I can continue caring about political decisions that will affect my life OR I can try to get in shape and have an ass worth watching on TV? If so, the problem isn’t so much the advertising as it is the ongoing misconception that hot girls can’t be smart. Keep reading »