Posts tagged "frisky rant"

Frisky Rant: Why Highly Qualified Veteran Nurses Are Being Sent Back To School

What would you do if your employer told you that you had to go back to school for more training in your profession — even after years, maybe decades, working in a field you’ve already excelled in? Ask a nurse. New recommendations from the Institute of Medicine, a non-profit group that advises the government and…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 4, 2013

Frisky Rant: Your Public Marriage Proposal Isn’t About Love, It’s About Your Need for Attention

What is it with viral proposals? Every day there’s another one splashed across my Facebook feed – a flashmob proposal, a concert proposal, a fake airplane crash proposal, a proposal where a guy serenades a woman with Bruno Mars’ “Marry You,” a proposal on "Ellen," a proposal outside the “Today” show studio. King narcissist Kanye West…

By: Rachel Brisk / October 25, 2013

Frisky Rant: I Will Love My Dog Forever, Even After I Have Kids, Thanks

The first few months that I had my dog Lucca were rough. I adored her, make no mistake, but training a two-month-old puppy is no joke. I would set my alarm for the middle of the night so I could walk her, as her tiny bladder wasn't yet prepared to hold it all night. And while I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2013

Frisky Rant: You Are Not My Dad, So I Am Not Your ‘Sweetie’

I hear a lot of weird shit on the street. Many people, apparently, feel that they have license to say whatever they so please to me. Generally, it doesn’t bother me, but "sweetie"’ is where I draw the line. The other day I walked to grab a coffee and held the door for a respectable-looking…

By: Mary Odell / June 13, 2013

Frisky Rant: “Star Wars” Vs. “Star Trek” — J.J. Abrams Needs To Pick A Side!

I need to get something off my chest. I am really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really not happy that J.J. Abrams will be directing "Star Wars: Episode VII."…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2013

Frisky Rant: No Royal Baby On The Way Yet? None Of Our Business!

The royal wedding was a lot of fun. But today, I cringed for the newlyweds when I stumbled across the headline "Royal Couple May Not Be Able To Conceive." This is taking things way too far. First of all, William and Kate are still on their honeymoon. Can we give them five minutes to enjoy…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 19, 2011

Frisky Rant: Puh-lease, Pete Doherty Is NOT Fat

Last week, Babyshambles and Libertines’ frontman Pete Doherty showed off some serious hotness at the launch of his men’s accessory line. While his designs are gorgeous, people seemed more interested in calling the recently rehabbed rock star a heffer. From British papers to bitchy blogs, the poor dude was dubbed “fat” and “bloated.” And those…

By: Simcha / December 6, 2010

Frisky Rant: Taylor Momsen, Why Are You Flashing Your Audience?

Yes, you read that right. Seventeen-year-old Taylor Momsen purposefully bared her chest in the middle of a New York City concert this week. I can only guess it was part of Momsen's continuing desperate attempts to prove how unconcerned she is with the morals of society. Or a peek at just how badly she want…

By: Kelli Bender / October 22, 2010

Frisky Rant: Remaking A Crappy Movie In 3D, Still Makes It … Crappy

OK, moviemakers, I get it! 3D can add a little extra voodoo magic to a film. I've had THIS figured out since I visited the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" attraction at Disney World when I was two. Unfortunately, the novelty of the third dimension is rapidly wearing off. And it is only going to…

By: Kelli Bender / September 1, 2010

Frisky Rant: “Mad Men” Is Making Advertisers Comfortable With Sexism Again

Maybe it was because last night's episode of "Mad Men" was a little slow—my brain couldn't process that it was Christmas time—but I found myself actually paying attention to the commercials. Yes, commercials are always annoying, but last night's were particularly so. I couldn't help but be especially irked by the blatant sexism in the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 2, 2010

Frisky Rant: Leave The Texting Lingo Out Of Online Dating!

As I'm sure you've noticed in my writing on The Frisky, I'm guilty of speaking in what I call "Gossip Girl"-ese. Example: It's totes obvs that I like to shorten words for no real amazeballs reason. But whatevs. I have no doubt that this is seriously grating to some people, but on the blog --…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2010

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…

By: Kelli Bender / July 27, 2010

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…

By: Kelli Bender / July 21, 2010

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 14, 2010

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 wa…

By: Ami Angelowicz / July 7, 2010

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 22, 2010

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 21, 2010

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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2010

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 21, 2010

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 25, 2010