The new blog Hungover Owls is exactly the kind of pure silliness I live for. It features pictures of owls looking kind of busted, as if they’d had a wild night of boozing, and, as a bonus, we see their ridiculous morning-after thought bubble. Now that I think about it, owls always look kind of hung over. Like this fellow who is thinking, “My brain is screaming. I don’t have time for this s#@t.” We suggest some aspirin and a nap in that tree hole, buddy. Not so wise anymore, eh? [Hungover Owls] Keep reading »
It’s the age-old story. Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl and has two kids with her. Girl starts a blog. Boy starts a blog.
Boy and girl get divorced. Boy and girl join together to write a blog about what it’s like to be divorced parents living within walking distance of one another in New York City and trying to keep their kids off the psych ward. Keep reading »
History can be hilarious! Consider words with meanings that have changed over time (remember when “gay” meant happy, like “Grandmother is so gay”?), sexist advertisements that could elicit modern-day lawsuits and library books that now seem grossly inappropriate.
As luck would have it, Michigan librarians Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly discovered that the latter yields an especially large amount of laugh-worthy material. So much, in fact, that it’s become a personal hobby for them to weed out amusing/borderline-obscene books to post on their website, Awful Library Books. Keep reading »
Wednesday is one of the saddest days of the week because it’s already been three days since a new “Mad Men” episode aired and we still have four more days to go until the next one. But, fear not, my friends, we have blogs to fill the lonely days between Sundays and remind us why we keep going during the week. Take the Tumblr, Pete Campbell’s Bitchface, for example, where you can see “everyone’s favorite little s**t” making his “beautifully bitchy facial expressions” whenever you want. Do you have a favorite “Mad Men” -themed blog? Share the link in the comments. [via Jezebel] Keep reading »
Guys never learn. Or maybe they do? If you’ve noticed your man shaping up and becoming classier lately, perhaps it’s because he’s been reading our new favorite blog, The Rules of a Gentleman. Each day, a new tip or rule about gentlemanly behavior or lifestyle is posted. We love some of the old world-y suggestions, like number 34, “Cufflinks when appropriate are never optional,” or number 28, “Opening the door for a lady is not optional, and will never go out of style” (Andy Rutledge). Perhaps our favorite rule: “Items that shouldn’t match = Watch, belt, slacks, socks and shoes.” Damn straight. Now go and learn something. [The Rules of a Gentleman] Keep reading »
Adele is on maternity leave following the birth of her daughter Mila. During Mila’s naps, Adele likes to imagine what her baby girl might be dreaming about and then captures it in photographs like the one above. Cannot. Stop. Cooing. Jessica says it looks like hipster Anne Geddes on crack, but I think it’s straight-up adorable. Check out a few more, after the jump … [Mila's Daydreams] Keep reading »
It is a proven fact that if you take two already cute things, combine them, and put them on the internet, that women will have spontaneous squeal-gasms and probably land you a book deal. Take for example: Puppies and babies, Hello Kitty and miniature objects, singing toddlers and Beyoncé, Obama and children. To that end, there is a blog called Cute Boys with Cupcakes. It is pictures of cute boys with cupcakes, and you will like it.
In other news, The Frisky would like to announce the launch of its forthcoming sister blog: Toddlers In Hello Kitty Costumes Dancing To “Single Ladies” While Obama Eats Cupcakes With Ryan Gosling. You will like it too. [Cute Boys with Cupcakes] Keep reading »
I am a complete catalog whore. I love the styling of the clothes in the J.Crew catalog, the ramshackle, shabby chic-ness of the Anthropologie catalog, and the total randomness of some of the furniture placements in the CB2 and West Elm catalogs. Someone has taken that obsession a step further and has imagined the lives led by the imaginary people in home catalogs. On the hilarious new blog Catalog Living, comedian/actor/writer Molly Erdman has cast “Gary” and “Elaine” as the two main — but unseen — characters in the absurd life situations implied by home catalog photographs. For example, the caption for the photo above:
Elaine was not amused by Gary’s passive-aggressive response to her request to “garnish the cocktails.”
Check out more dry-witted captions for catalog scenes, after the jump … Keep reading »
We love a lot of stuff here at The Frisky — shoe porn, hunky photos of Taylor Lautner — but what we love most are the ladies. Any old news outlet, like ABC or The New York Times, will tell you about the Gulf oil spill or Supreme Court confirmation hearings. But you know if there’s a news story relating specifically to women — whether it’s a new birth control method or new insights into the male mind — we’ve got you covered. We have tons of male readers, too, which is cool. But we’d like to think the news and stories we bring you is especially and fun for women.
However, some women’s studies experts who examine media for a living say that blogs for women (“ladyblogs”) like The Frisky are troublesome. UC Berkeley history professor Ruth Rosen recently spoke to National Public Radio about a recent blog post she wrote for the news site, Talking Points Memo. Her concern is that ladyblogs have become like the “woman’s pages” in newspapers, segregated sections for “women’s news,” and fluffier content like recipes and gardening tips, which men typically don’t read. Do “ladyblogs” amount, she asks, to “gender apartheid” online> Keep reading »
Here’s one to add to your “procrastination” bookmarks tab: a photo blog called Girls of eBay. The name pretty much says it all—there, you’ll find snaps taken from actual eBay sales with cute ladies modeling the merch. For the most part, Girls of eBay falls in the fashion blog category, largely showing off hipster kids and indie peaches styled in interesting ways. But there are often a few “what not to wear” pics thrown in there, the type of pictures that just make you go, Ohhh nooooes. [Girls of eBay] Keep reading »