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Frisky Rant: Why Are Adults Wearing Silly Bandz?

When I was kid, I was a big trend follower. I got a Furby and carried it in a basket around school and tried to teach it bad words. I threw a fit when I left my Tamagotchi at home during a family trip, and came back to find it sick from being surrounded by its own digital poops for over 48 hours. Basically I was a little bit of a fad whore, riding whatever wave was popular. But once I hit a certain age—I’ll say 13—it stopped and I realized that I spent most of my childhood buying ridiculous plastic contraptions to seem cool, only to have them replaced by something even more hip. But these days, there is an outlier that has managed to be the “it” thing with both kids and adults. Silly Bandz. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Proposing On Twitter Is Lame

This week, I tweeted about how I wished I was at Comic-Con, what was going on with my Frisky posts, and how awesome “True Blood” is, especially crazy-pants Franklin. This is the kind of light fare most people post on Twitter, because the site is a place to put links to amusing cat videos or comment about how much you love flossing. Basically, a home for the somewhat interesting things you don’t mind sharing with a group of semi-strangers. That is why I was pretty bewildered and slightly appalled when I found out people have started proposing on Twitter. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Danielle Staub May Have A Point

I’ve had a couple of days to process the “unbeweavable” episode of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” that aired on Monday night. In case you missed it, it came complete with name calling, hair pulling, broken boots, dirty accusations, police reports, and of course, subsequent lawsuits. But believe it or not, I’m feeling mildly sympathetic toward Danielle Staub. Maybe all of her fears about being attacked were not unfounded after all? Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: I’m On Team Vienna

Not that I was really on team anyone before, but I’ve watched the Jake and Vienna breakup special. Actually, I watched it twice, once alone and once with Aunt Mildred the body language expert, hoping to gain a new perspective. I always hated Vienna. When I watched her on “The Bachelor,” I thought she was a whiny, immature drama queen. That hasn’t changed. I still think she is. Maybe a little trashy. Maybe a little desperate for attention. Maybe just really young and naïve about the world. I thought I would still hate her on the breakup special. I wanted to. I thought I would side with Jake. Wrong. Like it or not, I’m totally on her team. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: It’s Time To Boycott “The Bachelor”

The announcement that Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi have split is the straw breaking this camel’s back. I think I’ve had just about enough of “The Bachelor.” I have known for a long time that the relationships born and bred in front of a camera are a shamfest (except for maybe Ryan and Trista) but it took me a while to catch onto the fact that the show is really nothing more than a shameless promotional vehicle for launching the entertainment careers of the young, hot, and fame-hungry. Let’s review the evidence at hand, shall we? Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: I’m Concerned For “The Real Housewives Of New Jersey”

It’s been all fun and games with the drama on the “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” — until now. While I was laughing at the drama between Danielle Staub and everyone else last season, I’m certainly not laughing anymore. We’ve gone from some amusing table throwing to unwarranted paranoia, possibly serious revenge plots, and an entourage of convicts. Am I the only one (besides the Manzo clan) who thinks that Danielle is seriously mentally ill and capable of doing harm to herself or someone else? Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: The Mommy Wars Go Digital

Mommy bloggers are crazy. No, not because they blog about every mind-numbingly boring burp and giggle — because they do it despite the fact that their readers are just vicious to them. For example, The New York Daily News tells us about mommy blogger Shellie Ross, who lived every mother‘s worst nightmare when she found her 2-year-old drowned in a pool. Less than an hour after she found the child’s body, she tweeted (“micro-blogged”) her Twitter followers to ask for their prayers — what kind of compassionate response did she get? People blamed her for her son’s death and someone even accused her usage of Twitter as the reason for his drowning.

It’s no secret that telling mothers they’re crappy parents is an American pastime. But the Daily News asks an interesting question: Is this “you’re a terrible mom!” judgment and hatred-spewing actually cyberbullying? And I say yes, yes, yes. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: I’m Pissed That Kate Gosselin Got Voted Off “DWTS”

Did Kate Gosselin really get the boot from “Dancing With The Stars” last night? Whine, whine, whimper. I know, I know—she’s genuinely one of the worst dancers the show has ever seen. I am aware that I’m probably going to hell for saying this but I want—no need—her to stay on the show. Why? Because she is my reason for watching. Because miraculously she seems to keep getting worse every week. And because she makes me belly laugh, darnit. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Sex Addicted Isn’t Just The Way Guys Are

There’s always that one guy. You know, the one who undoes our progress as human beings. The man who claims we are powerless victims to our biological urges. Enter T. Byram Karasu, a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, who in a piece on The Daily Beast argues that Tiger Woods’ sexcapades were a completely “innate and natural phenomenon.” In fact, he says sex addiction is “a new name for the old evolutionary concept—the innate urge to impregnate as many females as possible … in this sense, every man is a sex addict or was one at some point in his life.” He thinks this only becomes a problem within the context of the institution of marriage. He doesn’t believe sex addiction is a real problem and advocates viewing the addiction as “a time-limited condition” and “accept[ing] the man for who he is, and wait[ing] until his desires extinguish.” He writes, “Let’s stop pathologizing every human behavior, like male libido.” [The Daily Beast]

Hold the phone, dude. I have a few issues here. Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Figure Skater Johnny Weir Was Robbed!

Have you seen “Be Good Johnny Weir,” the new Sundance reality show about the figure skating phenom who can do Lady Gaga and Victor Petrenko justice? Well, if your answer is no, you need more glam and ice bling in your life! Nobody brings it like Johnny, the booty-shaking bad boy ballerina with a heart of gold. He’s known for designing his own sparkly costumes — and his even more colorful sound bites. But he’s not all flash and talk; Johnny gave some seriously stunning Olympic performances in Vancouver!

The weird thing is, you’d think a guy who elevates athleticism to art and expresses himself with emotional performances and original costuming would be applauded in an individual, elegant sport like figure skating. But, as we saw this week at the Olympics, where he was robbed of a well-deserved medal, there seem to be invisible point deductions that “protect” the event from having a flamboyant face. Keep reading »

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