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I Don’t Blame Guys For Taking Up Too Much Space On Public Transit — It’s Awesome!

I Don't Blame Guys For Taking Up Too Much Space On Public Transit -- It's Awesome!
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I’m sure by now that everyone has seen Men Taking Up Too Much Space On the Train, a genius Tumblr that more than adequately demonstrates the fact that we teach women to take up as little space as possible and teach the opposite to men. The blog draws regular ire from dudes, and the person (woman? I don’t know) who curates the blog is happy to just rip apart their responses, so good luck with that, guys. The most common excuse guys give is “We sit that way because we have dicks.” Ironically, I’m pretty sure that “because we have dicks” is the basic justification that’s been used an immeasurable number of times over history to do things like deny women the right to vote or own land or have autonomy over our own bodies, harass us in public all the fucking time, and block us from adequate and equal access to healthcare, but WHATEVS. Another thing people like to do with this Tumblr is write in to mock the blog by saying things like “Oh yeah you’re so oppressed because guys are taking up a lot of space on the train,” which kind of completely misses the point. So I feel like it’s my duty to say here that the point is that we teach men and women to dignify their bodies differently, and that’s worth questioning.

That being said. Keep reading »

The 300 Sandwiches Lady Got Engaged At Sandwich #257

The 300 Sandwiches Lady Got Engaged At Sandwich #257
300 Sandwiches
Sandwich Boyfriend Expected To Propose After Girlfriend Prepares 300th Snack
Stephanie Smith is making her bf 300 sandwiches to earn a ring. Read More »

Stephanie Smith and Eric Schulte — best known as the “300 Sandwiches” blogger and her boyfriend, Poor Man’s Alexander Skarsgaard — are engaged … but it only took 257 sandwiches for him to put a ring on it. Smith and Schulte gained notoriety last September, when Smith began her quest for a book deal, I mean her blog, detailing her boyfriend’s (joking!) promise to propose if she made him 300 sandwiches. The blog featured recipes for, yes, each of the sandwiches she was making him on that romantic journey, garnering Smith and Schulte quite a bit of positive and negative attention. Smith got her book deal, but it came with a good amount of scorn from the internet, including The Frisky, for the inherent retro sexism of their bargain. Earlier today, Smith posted on her blog that Schulte had proposed and she had said yes. (And then he said, “Now get back in the kitchen and make me my 258th sandwich!” Just kidding.) Keep reading »

I Adore The Way “Humans Of New York” Covered Celebs At The Met Gala

Humans Of New York,” a collection of street-style photos and interviews gathered throughout the city, is one of my favorite blogs in the world. I love how refreshingly honest and vulnerable it is in capturing people’s stories. Apparently, I’m not the only one — Vogue invited HONY creator Brandon Stanton to cover the Met Gala. Stanton usually photographs everyday people, so at the Met, he treated his celebrity subjects just like any other New Yorker he’d stop on the street. His street-style photos of the event are presented the same way his everyday photos are : captioned by a simple quotation without the subject’s name. Keep reading »

“300 Sandwiches” Blogger Lands Book Deal, Of Course

Well, I think we all saw this coming from a mile away, but it doesn’t make it any less annoying: Stephanie Smith, the New York Post reporter who went on a quest to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches in exchange for an engagement ring, has gotten a book deal. The book will be published by Zink Inc, a new Random House imprint run by Men’s Health editor in chief David Zinczenko, who said, “ When [Stephanie] told us about her romantic, passionate, and very funny quest to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches, our first reaction was, ‘That’s a book.’” No shit, Dave. Why do you think Stephanie came up with the idea in the first place? For a ring, sure, and the internet was quick to roll its eyes in response, but we live in an age where the quickest route to a book deal is to have some sort of ridiculous gimmick. Smith’s “300 Sandwiches” blog is actually just low-hanging fruit … coming to bookstores near you on Valentine’s Day 2015, natch. [NY Post]

“Game Of Thrones”‘ King In The North Is Just One Man Who Takes Up Too Much Space On The Train

"Game Of Thrones"' King In The North Is Just One Man Of Many Who Take Up Too Much Space On The Train
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Ask the average subway-riding woman what her number one public transportation pet peeve is and chances are good she’ll say, “Men taking up too much room because they seem to think they’ve got watermelons for testicles” or something to that effect. Yes, men who sit with their legs spread wide like they’re holding a yoga ball between their knees are everywhere. Including Westeros! I was clicking around a new Tumblr blog called Men Taking Up Too Much Space On The Train and stumbled upon this familiar face — it’s Robb Stark from “Game of Thrones”! Just look at actor Richard Madden sitting on the London tube like its the Iron Throne, his mighty manhood requiring so much excess room that the person to his left is seemingly forced to sit on the edge of his seat. Please. Everyone knows it’s little sister Arya who has the biggest balls in the Stark family. [Men Taking Up Too Much Space On The Train]

Are They Hot Dogs Or Legs?

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You’re probably looking for something to do while eating lunch at your desk that will both provide the much-needed 10-minute stress relief from your day and make it appear that you’re still working. Look no further than Hot-Dog Legs, a Tumblr that posts pictures of wieners that look like pairs of legs and visa-versa, and asks “Are they hot dogs or legs??” Believe it or not, some of them are really hard to tell apart, especially without sauerkraut or buns. The best part is that the answer is never revealed, so you can play every day this week or for the rest of your life. After the jump, a few pairs of wieners-or-legs that stumped me. Knees are so ambiguous. [Hot-Dog Legs] Keep reading »

5 Menswear Blogs You Should Know About Right Now

Beyond the glossy magazines lies a vast blogosphere dedicated to helping men dress better. And like most areas of cyberspace, much of it is a mishmash of uninspiring dribble inserted into a sea of second-rate snapshots. But it’s not all bad news. A new crop of trend spotters is rising from the internet’s ashes to challenge well-established blog brands like The Sartorialist and A Continuous Lean (which, if you haven’t heard of them, are most definitely worth checking out). These are the up-and-comers that are worth a couple of clicks. Read more at Ask Men…

F**k Your Noguchi Coffee Table — No, Really

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I firmly believe that the glut of home how-to and design blogs exist solely to make me feel bad about myself (and my narcissism). They make me jealous. My apartment will never contain a cheekily reupholstered couch (the cat will just ruin it), or a darling set of succulent plants (I kill everything), or a well-appointed and tasteful set of throw cushions (again, the cat).

It’s irksome, but I deal in my own way, which is to throw side eye at anyone who tells me about how they decoupaged a set of dinner plates. The guy/gal behind the Tumblr “Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table” has their own method of dealing. And that’s giving all the “fuck yous” to these preciously curated homes. Fuck your hat branch, indeed! [Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table]

New Fave Tumblr: White Men Wearing Google Glass

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Have you seen Google Glass yet? It’s the impossibly expensive ($1,500) new toy Google recently unleashed. What it is: An attachment one affixes to your eyeglasses that allows you to snap photos and record video with the blink of an eye. A sort of creepy, futuristic “Jetsons”-type gadget, Google Glass is basically like affixing a computer to your head. You can watch videos, record videos, take photos and browse the web, via the glass.

Consequently, nerdy guys love it. And because it’s currently only available on a limited basis, and just to the very connected, nerdy white Silicon Valley guys have been caught wearing their Google Glasses out on the town — and they look pretty funny. And thankfully, White Men Wearing Google Glass, a Tumblr devoted to chronicling the travels and travails of white guys with Google Glass affixed to their glasses, captures it all. Keep reading »

Science Blogger Shocks Internet With Obvious Indication Of Her Gender

If you’re a Facebook sort of person, you might be familiar with the page I Fucking Love Science and its PG-13 counterpart Science is Awesome, both run by the same person. Or you might be familiar with the pages, but not the person. I say that because apparently many of those who like the page and follow its posts had no idea of the identity of Elise Andrew, an English blogger by way of Canada. Which, in and of itself is no bad thing. Though Andrew hasdone interviews before and mentions her gender in the page’s About, IFLS and SiA are both written in a general style without out much personal interjection from her, and certainly everybody has a right to release only so much info as they want to on the internet.

What’s notable, or perhaps depressingly mundane, about the reaction to a recent post in which Andrew plugged her Twitter feed, the avatar of which is a picture of her face, is the number of people who A) were excited to share their shock that a science blog was run by a woman or B) figured this was license to share their opinion on her relative attractiveness. Read more…

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