Fun fact: Jay Z apparently did away with his Jay-Z hyphen around three years ago. Of course, most of us didn’t pay attention. We liked the hyphen. We wanted it at our parties and movie outings. The rapper made the name change official in June, following the release of his latest album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. And finally, our little hyphen friend realized he’d have to look elsewhere for love.
So he did what so many have done before him, and sought out companionship via Craigslist: Keep reading »
Admit it, you’ve had a frenemy or two in your life. We may not mean to get in these weird passive-aggressive one-upping relationships, but suddenly there you are, saying something like, “You are so brave to wear your hair like that.” Here, “Happy Endings” (R.I.P.) actress Eliza Coupe and Lauryn Kahn play nasty, vindictive, totally hilarious frenemies. This is the most recent in the “Frenemies” series, but it’s worth it to watch all three. [Funny Or Die]
When it comes to judging — or rather, assessing — the appearance, weight, and other such physical attributes of People That Are Not Me, I am forgiving to the point that someone close to me refers to me (endearingly? maybe? I hope?) as “Shallow Hal” (post-hypnotherapeutic incantation, obviously). It’s not that I can’t see it, I just don’t care; what you look like means absolutely nothing to me. I tend to see a person with a personality, rather than a body with a face. And yet, when it comes to myself, I am cruel as can be. I say things to and about myself so callous and demeaning, I literally would not say them to my worst enemy. Look, I don’t even have a worst enemy, but in the event that I did, I would not be even half as mean to them as I am to myself. Body Dysmorphic Disorder: I got it on lock. Comedian Annie Lederman (who, by the way, looks really familiar, and I’m not sure if it’s because I ran into her at a party or something or because she bears a striking resemblance to Emily VanCamp, nor will I ever know, but we do have one mutual friend on Facebook) did an uncanny job of capturing the dichotomy between what you see when you look at me, which is an average, acceptably attractive human female, and what I see when I look in the mirror, which is Danny Devito. ACCURATE. [Annie Lederman via Huffington Post]
Aubrey Plaza, as an actress, does dead-eyed and monotone-voiced really well. Which is why she’s actually perfect to play Daria, in a live-action version of the popular MTV cartoon. She basically is Daria, right? Unfortch, this movie isn’t real (yet!), but the faux trailer is a good start. [College Humor]
Listen up, potential wedding guests. You’re gonna wanna come to our wedding, okay? The Kerr and Solano clans are a lot of fun. But guys, we are going to need a headcount, so that we can make sure we have enough booze and snacks for all y’all. So kindly make it your beeswax to fill out this RSVP card and let us know whether you’ll be partying with us or if you’re gonna be totally lame. In case you can’t read the small print, we’ve helpfully enlarged the card, after the jump! [Reddit] Keep reading »
Twerking. It’s the “Dougie” of 2013, the Macarena of the zeitgeist. It also appears to be a very popular YouTube extracurricular activity — and not just amongst the Miley Cyruses of the world. This Huffington Post Comedy video sets a bunch of twerkin’ dudes to the sweet sounds of classical music. It really elevates it, don’t you think? [Huffington Post]
Old people: they do what they want. And if they’re feeling pervy and want to ask a reporter “How’s ya dick hangin’?”, well, so be it. I am not going to get in the way of a centenarian trying to make a love connection. Are you? [YouTube via BroBible]
Remind me again why cardboard cutouts of celebrities and film characters exist and are available for purchase? Oh, wait, nevermind, somebody else beat you to it, and it’s whoever made it their life’s mission to chronicle the mundane daily activities of Severus Snape. Aside from teaching Potions, Professor Snape also enjoys sulking on Valentine’s Day, going trick or treating, playing hide and seek, running on the treadmill, and basking in the great outdoors. He even wakes up in strange locations covered in glitter and awash in unidentified pills, like me on
Tuesday Saturday morning! He’s just like one of us! Except better, being that he is the Half Blood Prince and all. [Snape Does Things]
You were thinking you needed some sort of work diversion that combined your love of cats with your passion for wintry weather? Oh good, because there’s Catflakes, a website that provides users with hours of simulated cat-snowflake-hybrid fun. Catflakes allows you to adjust the type and speed of your catflakes, so you can enjoy a light dusting of catflakes, or a heavy blizzard of catflakes, take your pick! And in the event that cats really bum you out, well, there’s a special Grumpy Cat-flavored option just for you.
So yeah, if you need me, I’ll be enjoying the catflakes for the next few glorious hours. [Catflakes]
About a year after I first started working at The Frisky, Jessica was going through a bunch of old papers and somehow unearthed my résumé. I can’t believe they actually let me work here, because my (very brief) summary of education and accomplishments did not look all that unlike this hand-written document by a 20-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat. Same references and everything, it’s crazy. It is not likely that my inchoate job application will one day sell for $50,000, but hey, you never know. [Complex]