Nothing says Independence Day quite like exercising your freedom to go commando! Thanks to certain female celebrities who can’t keep their cha-cha’s away from paparazzi camera lenses, lots of women have developed a fear of going panty-free, since they’d like to keep their privates, well…private. But I’m here to tell you why you should consider saying goodbye to undies, if only just for the holiday (aside from the fact that it just sounds patriotic). It’s what our forefathers would have wanted… Keep reading »
For some stupid reason, I decided to start a nutrition cleanse this week, right before my friends hold their annual Fourth of July barbecue. To prevent me from regretting my decision to “get healthy,” I’ve decided to put together a list of red, white and blue, health-conscious and yummy foods in hopes that they’ll lure me away from the Coney Island Smothered Hot Dogs and toward the fruits and veggies. Consider these healthy alternatives for your Independence Day bash, because you don’t have to get the meat sweats to eat patriotically. ‘MERICA! Fuck. Yeah.
According to prominent horror critics, the things that scare us as a culture usually have a lot to do with whatever we repress and suppress. Horror is about the thin boundary between the outside and the inside being broken — both literally, as in the piercing of skin, and metaphorically, as in the destruction of innocence or psychological disillusionment.
Horror is also a very individual thing, and what scares some of us has no impact on others. For me, it’s tight, small, cramped spaces — there’s probably some psychoanalytic Freudian reason for that, but I’m afraid to look too deep. But for others, it’s aliens, or disease outbreak, or serial killers, or kittens (I don’t judge). What scares us does in some ways define us.
After the jump, seven anxiety-producing movies that terrify and scare the bejesus out of The Frisky staff. And share the movie that makes your heartbeat race in the comments!
Rosie the Riveter wasn’t a real person, but she did symbolize a generation of patriotic American women and early feminism. When the U.S. needed workers for factories during WWII, women answered the call, working in shipyards, steel mills, warehouses, etc. Rosie the Riveter was the nickname given to women working in war-time industries at this crucial time. These women, no doubt, helped win the war. Check out our interpretation of Rosie the Riveter’s style after the jump. Keep reading »
Independence Day is upon us, and the entire country will be celebrating the land of the free with picnics, music festivals, and parties galore. Whether you’re planning a beach day or roaming your city’s streets, you just gotta take care of yourself! To make sure you’re still going strong when the fireworks go off, check out these tips to keep you happy and healthy the whole day. Keep reading »
Even though there’s some debate over whether Betsy Ross created the first American flag, she’s the person you think of first when it comes to the stars and stripes. She’s a model of patriotism and her legend is hard to forget during this time of celebrating Independence Day. And now you can look like this American icon for all the BBQs and firework displays this weekend. Keep reading »
The Fourth of July is just over a month away (47 days, to be exact), which means you still have plenty of time to order this scary Norma Kamali eagle tank top from Walmart. Dressing in red, white, and blue is easy and expected; wearing our national bird shows true patriotism. [$8, Walmart] Keep reading »
The 4th of July is one of the times men really make themselves useful. I mean, think about it, this holiday has two main components: fireworks and grilling. Lighting things on fire and cooking with fire are some of the only things men can generally actually do better than us gals. So you can imagine my disappointment when I found a slew of videos that involve men messing up this holiday. It’s okay though, because these vids are hilarious. Revel in their stupidity with me, above and after the jump. Keep reading »
The 4th of July is rapidly approaching and I’ve been busy figuring out how I’m going to go to all the barbecue parties and picnics I said I’d go to! (I mean, how could I say no to juicy burgers, grilled veggies and cold drinks with all my friends and family?) Anyway, I know I have plenty of capable people who can work the grill as well as Bobby Flay so I can definitely count on a delicious meal. They’ve got the grill and the charcoal ready, but the last time I went to an outdoor grilling party, I noticed that all their tools have seen better days. I’m looking to replace their ratty and singed oven mitts with a suede bbq grilling mitt instead. There are some things that they didn’t know they need too like the magic seasoning sheets that lay on the perfect flavor. For more outdoor entertaining tools that will make your 4th of July (and beyond!) tastier, check out the slideshow! Keep reading »
I’m planning to spend the 4th of July at some friends’ rooftop BBQ in Brooklyn, where, if we’re lucky, we’ll get a view of some fireworks over the Hudson, and if we’re unlucky, we’ll drown our sorrows in lotsa beer. If you haven’t yet figured out what you’re doing tomorrow, Mapquest might be able to help you. Just zoom in to your city, click on their special fireworks icon on the right and see what Independence Day events are going on in your area. It’d be better if they had, like, a “hot guy” icon or “tastiest mini red, white and blue cupcakes” icon, but, whatever, beggars can’t be choosers, I guess. However you decide to celebrate America’s birthday, have a wonderful time and a great holiday weekend! [via Jaunted] Keep reading »