I hate Black Friday for a lot of reasons: Because it so neatly encapsulates the total delusion of consumer culture; because most of the things you can get deals on are completely unnecessary; because I’m not a huge proponent of any sort of fanaticism but especially fanaticism over spending money; because it forces retail employees to work hours they should be spending with their families at the risk of being fired; because it provides such a stark contrast between mobs our culture accepts (mobs spending money) and mobs it doesn’t (protesters fighting injustice). I also hate it because the people who claim there’s a “war on Christmas” as a Christian holiday are often the same people who are proponents of Black Friday, a day that reduces Christmas to a secularized consumer holiday, because it’s good for the economy or something. I hate it because it entrenches consumer goods as status symbols. I hate it because it points out how many of us Americans are living in poverty, how desperate we are to provide our children with a normal, capitalist American lifestyle, and how easy it is for giant corporations to pull our strings. Keep reading »
I fully support any charity organization that consists of hot men whose motto is “Proudly Getting Naked For Club And Community.” Meet The Warwick Rowers: a rowing team who are raising funds for their charity, Sport Allies, which advocates for the fight against bullying and homophobia in school and sport. These humble (and ridiculously hot) gents have generated sales for their cause by posing naked in team calendars and other products that serve as eye candy AND help raise awareness for LGBT rights in sport. Check out their 2015 calendar above to get a sneak peek at the goods, and don’t forget to order yours here!
I love the versatility of the word fuck. Most people who know me have learned to embrace my potty mouth rather than scold me for it, which is probably why my coworker Sophie immediately thought of me when she saw this “I Don’t Give A Fuck” neon artwork which is currently being auctioned off for charity…and a children’s charity, no less. Heh. Keep reading »
It’s not only the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that gets Benedict Cumberbatch in a giving mood. To raise awareness for cancer research through TK Maxx’s Give Up Clothes For Good Drive, an exhibition by photographer Jason Bell will feature images of the “Sherlock” actor and other celebs in various states of undress. The other celebs will be Kate Winslet, Liam Neeson, Cynthia Nixon from “Sex & The City,” Elijah Wood, “Jerry Hal, Hugh Bonneville from “Downton Abbey” and others. Cumberbitches can see their man doing his best Mr. Darcy impression at La Galleria Pall Mall in London from September 16 until the 20th. See the full pic after the jump! [Metro UK] Keep reading »
Actor Seth Rogen gave an opening statement before a Senate hearing at Capitol Hill Wednesday, addressing the topic of Alzheimer’s disease and speaking on how it has affected his wife’s family.
Known for his roles in comedies such as “Knocked Up,” “Pineapple Express,” and “Freaks and Geeks,” the actor brought some of his trademark humor to his speech, but didn’t mince words when it came to discussing what he called “the ugly truth” of the disease. Watch Seth Rogen’s plea on HLN…
Drivers in Iowa who rolled down their window to give a few bucks to a homeless guy asking for help on Christmas Eve got a surprise gift in return. Read more on Newser…