Tomorrow is the Backstreet Boys’ 20th(!) anniversary. Yep, BSB has been around for two decades, and I have been a die-hard fan for pretty much that entire time. In fact, at one point my deep love for AJ McLean even informed my religious beliefs (I prayed every night for his hand in marriage). It seems like every week a new boy band emerges and then fades into obscurity just as quickly. So what’s the secret to BSB’s longevity? Well, besides being genuinely talented, charismatic, and appreciative of their fans, I’ve put together a list of 10 other reasons they’ve been around so long, illustrated by GIFs, obviously. Up-and-coming boy bands might want to take notes… Keep reading »
I hate both giving and receiving dating advice, mostly because it isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor. But when a younger lady, wet behind the ears on the dating scene, comes to me and asks questions, I feel obligated to share my hard-learned relationship truthisms. Even if they’re harsh. I’m not going to make it all fluffy unicorns. Dating is more like an unpredictable mastodon. Yes, I know she’ll probably ignore me, the young, irreverent laddess that she is, and go do exactly what the hell she wants to do just like I did when I was 19. And she’ll learn on her own, the hard way, the way all of us did, by getting kicked out of the guy-you-think-you’re-in-love-with’s birthday party and then vomiting in a gutter at 5 a.m. Or was that just me? But ohhh, if I can spare her the unnecessary heartache, the unnecessary vomit, the time spent composing unnecessary revenge emails, then dammit, I will give my most valiant effort! If someone had told me these things back then– when I had no idea how shit worked — I would have plugged my ears. So here goes, the things I know are true about dating, even though I wish they weren’t. Take heed. Or feel free to ignore and enjoy the GIFs. You’re going to do what you want to anyone. That’s the truth. Keep reading »
It has been a tough 24 hours. I would never be so glib as to suggest anything as silly and fluffy as a puppy GIF could ease the pain of those suffering in the aftermath of yesterday’s attack in Boston, and our thoughts and prayers are with them. But I thought all of you could use a few sweet puppy faces to warm your heart and make you smile. Keep reading »
It’s Celine Dion’s birthday tomorrow, and not a day goes by that I don’t thank the sweet lord that this woman was born. Celine Dion is awesome, and if you don’t agree with me, well, read on for 20 compelling reasons to love her, illustrated by some of my favorite Celine GIFs… Keep reading »
This has been a big week. The Supreme Court has been hearing arguments in two key gay marriage cases — the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 — and their eventual judgments will essentially reveal how the highest court in the land views the constitutionality of a ban on gay marriage. Supporters of marriage equality have been showing their support in a variety of ways, including changing their Facebook profile photos to some iteration of the equals sign in solidarity. Opponents of gay marriage have also been using Facebook to express their wildly cringeworthy, ignorant and discriminatory views. As this Sunday is the premiere of season three of “Game of Thrones,” here are 17 “GoT” GIFs reacting to some of the most inane (and public) anti-gay marriage status Facebook updates. Because marriage equality is coming and Westeros does not suffer fools. Keep reading »
Today’s is Mariah Carey’s birthday and it’s got me feeling emotions, specifically gratitude for all the wisdom about life and love that she has imparted through her music over the course of her career. So in honor of Mimi’s big day, I present to you 21 of those bits of wisdom, accompanied by GIFs of Mariah at her most divalicious. Keep reading »
All those coupled friends of yours, you’re genuinely happy that they’ve found someone whose morning breath makes them giddy. You’re thrilled that you’ll never have to field another late night phone call from them about how they are scared to choke on a ham sandwich and die alone like Mama Cass. Really, you’re glad they found ever-lasting love and left you alone to make a weekend of hand-washing your delicates.
The only issue: the second they fell in love, it’s like they got single amnesia and forgot what it felt like to eat peanut butter straight out of the jar for dinner on a Saturday night. Their memory of what it was like to be relegated to the pull-out couch at Christmas while your brother and his wife get to sleep in your bed was wiped out. They no longer recall what it was like to feel demoralized after going on 100 unsuccessful OK Cupid dates. And this is why they assume that you would like to bird sit for them for the next two weeks while they’re laying on the beach in Aruba. Because you have nothing better to do, right? Well, not really, but that doesn’t mean you want to deal with bird shit. And while you’re at it, here are some more things they shouldn’t assume you’d like to participate in just because you’re single. Keep reading »
So by now you’ve probably heard the news that Ryan Gosling has decided to take a break from acting. He has one upcoming acting project — “The Place Beyond The Pines,” out soon — but after he’s done promoting that, he’ll be blowing Tinseltown and pursuing other interests for the near future. He’s already got a directing project lined up, but as he’s surely still going to have lots of free time, I have some thoughts on how he could spend it. Click on for five suggestions, in Gosling GIF form, of course…. Keep reading »
Yesterday afternoon, HBO finally broke the bad news — they had officially canceled the critically acclaimed show “Enlightened.” The show, starring Laura Dern and written by Mike White, suffered in the ratings during its two seasons, but had a strong and loyal fan base who had spent the last few months taking to the interwebs to urge the network to give the show another season. Alas, it seems it was not meant to be. The second season concluded a few weeks ago, and White purposefully wrote the final episode with the possible cancelation in mind. Ideally, the show would be renewed, but if not, the second season ending tied things up for Amy Jellicoe in a somewhat neatish bow.
I came into watching “Enlightened” late — way late. I binge-watched every episode over the course of a week, and then watched the season — now series — finale with everyone else. I fell madly in love with this show for its idealism and its depth and I’m so, so, so disappointed it won’t be coming back for a third season. I’m not alone — my Twitter timeline is filled with devastated and angry tweets from loyal “Enlightened” fans. What are we to do now that we’ll never know whether Amy triumphs against Abbadon, or gets back together with Levi (Luke Wilson), or whether Levi maintains his sobriety, or Tyler and Eileen’s relationship survives the fallout of his involvement in Amy’s whistleblowing? And what about Dougie? I was just starting to really love Dougie! Sigh.
Clearly, we need to figure how to cope with this news. I have some ideas for how to deal with the cancellation of “Enlightened”… Keep reading »
You can usually whittle it down to a specific moment. I’m talking about the moment when you know you can never, ever, ever fuck a guy again. It has little to do with emotion or intellect or how nice he is. It’s a mandate issued directly from your vagina. It’s visceral. Unarguable. And once she’s made up her mind, ne’er shall she be persuaded again. Quoth an anonymous friend, “He was laying naked on my bed and said to me in baby talk, ‘Come cuddle with me.’ And that was it.”
After the jump, some more horrifying MYKYCNSHA (moments you knew you could never screw him again) courtesy of the women who lived through them. Our condolences … Keep reading »