Posts tagged "france"

Wednesday Quickies!

Following in California's footsteps, the Massachusetts state senate voted to repeal a 1913 law that prevents the state from marrying out-of-state couples if their marriages would not be legal in their home states. [NY Times] Remember the "Liberty Fries" fiasco? Well, the hoity-toity French are embracing the American hamburger now. [NY Times] Acting out a…

By: Annika Harris / July 16, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Red Bull In France, Peanuts And Asthma, And Condoms In The Gaza Strip

France started selling Red Bull with taurine after 12 years of having only caffeine in the formula. Things could get crazy. [Reuters]…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 16, 2008

There Will Not Be Blood (For Some Virgins)

Last month, a French judge annulled a couple's marriage because the woman wasn't actually a virgin. Perhaps because other women don't want to have a similar fate, or disappoint their future husbands with bloodless sheets, some are undergoing hymen reconstruction before getting married, spending as much as $5,250 at private clinics in France, or traveling…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 15, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Cave Men, Private Rooms, And Smirting

Analysis of those painted caves in France suggests that the Upper Paleolithic people liked to sing -- the paintings are located in the areas of the caves where singing, humming, and music would sound best. [LifeScience] China's government is cracking down on "entertainment venues," including karaoke bars and discos, and new rules say that window…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 3, 2008

Faux-Virgin Rejected By French Court

Lately virginity has seemed trendier than skinny pants. But just like the slim slacks, chastity also doesn’t fit everyone’s style. When our cool Catherine posted about Australian FHM’s poll where 28% of men said they hoped to marry virgins, we all shrugged -- a guy can dream can’t he? We here at The Frisky have…

By: Simcha / June 6, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Yves Saint Laurent, 1936-2008

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died yesterday of a brain tumor at the age of 71. YSL epitomized crazy, chic, snooty (and I mean that in a good way) French style and pioneered the lady pantsuit. If we were still using the term, we would call him fierce. [Bloomberg.com]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 2, 2008

Slideshow: Natalie Portman Is A Girl Who Likes Ruffles

As a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival, Natalie must have had to travel to France with a lot of fancy dress for all those red-carpet appearances. Her favorite style right now seems to be anything involving ruffles, and while on other people we might be more critical of this choice, Natalie makes ruffle…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 27, 2008

Sexified Schweppes Ad

Apparently everything is sexier in France. In this ad, Schweppes has managed to make its drinks, or at least this particular drinker of its drinks, so hot and bothered that she rolls fruit all over her naked body. Doesn't it make you want to sip a fruit-flavored soda? No? Yeah, me neither. [via Shape+Colour] Previously:

By: Catherine Strawn / May 9, 2008

Will Models Be Getting Larger?

France's lower house of parliament adopted a bill today that would make it illegal for anyone, including fashion mags, advertisers, and websites, to incite extreme thinness. The bill still needs to be approved by the National Assembly and then go through the Senate, so who knows whether it will actually go into effect, especially because…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 15, 2008

The Daily Hotness: Gaspard Ulliel

Who?, you may be asking. Does it really matter? Honestly, this might be the most exciting Daily Hotness yet, as we just stumbled upon his photos yesterday and our knees instantly went weak in the way that only pouty lipped French men can cause. Gaspard is indeed a French actor, who you may have caught…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 11, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: SATC Vacays, Sex Toys, And Housing In Paris

A travel company plans to take advantage of the May 30 release of the Sex and the City movie by offering theme vacations, which will cost $15,000 to $24,000 for a four-day tour. Save your money, people. If you want to go to Saks, Barneys, Tiffany, and Patricia Field, we'd be happy to give you…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 2, 2008

More Champagne!

That bubbly stuff you buy at the liquor store for $9.99 and call "champagne" is probably not champagne. I hate to break it to you, but it is most likely sparkling wine, which sounds a whole lot less classy, but that's the truth. Only sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France can be…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 13, 2008

French Museum Teaches Kids About Kissing

“Sex -- What’s the big deal?” A French Museum of Science and Industry exhibit for children is asking that very question. The “cheeky, hands-on” experience is adapted from a book by Zep and Hélène Brulle and features a comic girl and boy as hosts. Kid visitors, unlike most adult sexual experiences, start off “Being i…

By: Simcha / March 13, 2008

France Gets A New Figurehead

According to a recent national study of sex lives, one in five French dudes, from ages 18-24, “has no interest in sex” and the abstinence rate in men under 35 is double that of the ladies’. To counteract the shocking switch, French women have become more aggressive and have even doubled their number of partner…

By: Simcha / March 10, 2008

FCC Forbidden Fruit

The inventors of the tongue kiss have done it again! A new TV ad from the Association de Producteurs des Fruits, featuring a variety of fruit and positions, is so sexy, it makes The L Word look like they don’t show enough nipple. Juicy, fresh, and raw, the ad is the number two hit o…

By: Simcha / February 28, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Infections, Housing Shortages, and Incomes

It's possible that your pet is the one giving you UTIs. A study at the University of Minnesota found that E. coli strains, including the ones that cause urinary tract infections, can easily pass between people and their pets. Now they just have to figure out whether this actually increases the risk of a UTI,…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2008

International Pick-Up Artists: Who’s Got Game?

"Your eyes are the same color as my Porsche." While this pick-up line may have success in Germany, according to a Times Online article on international dating styles, all men find themselves constantly fumbling for a way to impress the ladies. From handling finances to feminism, guys around the globe chimed in with their whiny…

By: Simcha / February 8, 2008

Hot Piece of Ass: Jean Sarkozy

Sacré bleu! Check out the heat radiating off French prez Nicolas Sarkozy's son Jean! The man is but a boy, we're sorry to report, having just turned 20 years old this year. Also unfortunate? He was in court this week for leaving the scene of a car accident. Hey, we never said this was "Hot…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 5, 2007
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