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 »
In need of a little Friday distraction? Us too. That’s why we’re entertaining ourselves with a hilarious Tumblr blog called Hipsters Have to Pee. The site re-blogs lookbook pics and sources street style and fashion spreads for models/posers/hipsters bent into weird shapes. Ever notice how they always do that awkward legs-together, shoulders slumped forward thing? Now it all makes sense—after those four PBRs of course they’d have to take a whiz.
So, please enjoy and have a good laugh. Just don’t pee yourself. [Hipsters Have to Pee via Fashion Indie]
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One of my most favorite pastimes is looking at awkward photos, especially of friends and loved ones. If they’re nice about it, I’ll even share my pics from 5th grade, when I wore an off-the-shoulder peasant top, frosted lipstick, and had big bangs. Fun stuff. I think the best awks pics I’ve seen are of my best friend when she was in middle school. Was there a reason why she wore a bolo tie in her 7th grade yearbook photo? Hours of laughter. Hours. A new blog, Before You Were Hot, documents the before and after of ugly ducklings becoming swans. Looking at awkwardly fug kids turn into hot adults is a good time guaranteed. Just trust me, you need to check it out. Some of my favorite fug-to-hottie transformations after the jump. [Urlesque] Keep reading »
Got a bad case of the Mondays? I know what you need! You need the Accidental Penis. Accidental Penis, unlike the deliberate penis you were perhaps lucky enough to get over the weekend, is a Tumblr blog devoted to all things that unintentionally look like wangs. While these photos are pretty SFW, you may want to wait until you get home to peruse. A side glance from a co-worker could cause some raised eyebrows. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Fact: The Frisky is an inspiration.
Evidence: Over a year ago, in April 2009, I made a Nerd Girl Porn slideshow of “hot guys reading.” Now there is a blog called just that and you can view it in all its glory here.
Downside: They didn’t give us any credit for discovering that an image of a dude reading a book could make someone all hot and bothered, but we’ll get over it. That said, I am going to go register HotGuysPumpingGas.com right now. Keep reading »
Meet Kevin, the hilarious dude behind the blog “My Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress.” A few months ago, Kevin’s wife of 12 years left him. And when she packed up her stuff, she left something behind—her wedding dress. And so Kevin hatched a plan to come up with 101 uses for said wedding dress and document each one. So far, he’s used the dress as a grill cover, dental floss, gym towel, shoe polish rag, and dog toy. Amazingly, it’s stayed relatively intact and clean until his most recent post, when he shoved it in his car’s gas tank instead of a gas cap. (That’s what’s going on in the photo above.) Oh, but Kevin’s got many more ideas. He plans to use the dress as a dust cloth for painting, a mop, a pasta strainer, etc. By the time he gets to the 101st use, he hopes to have a book deal. Good luck, dude. [My Ex-Wife's Wedding Dress] Keep reading »
In case you were thinking about having kids anytime soon, this new blog S**t My Kids Ruined will make you think twice. This alternative form of birth control features the worst that can happen when little hellians go on a rampage. The path of destruction left by an angry or curious child is not always so cute. It kind of makes me want to apologize to my mom and dad. You were probably right about not going to sleep with gum in my mouth. It really does always end up in your hair. First up, this lovely little Suzy Homemaker was just doing a little light baking. Secret ingredient? Baby powder. Delish! After the jump, a few more of my favorite kiddie crime scenes. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »