Sometimes good guys are actually “good” guys. They treat people well, they help old ladies across the street, their good intentions are matched by their positive (not necessarily chipper or anything, but at leastnice) personality.
And sometimes good guys are just jerks. Keep reading »
Call it the “Pretty Woman” syndrome: When a salesperson at a store is too snotty or insolent for words. Whether we’re talking Urban Outfitters or Louis Vuitton, a snotty, bitchy, over-the-top entitled shop person can totally ruin your day. And while a good salesperson can convince you to buy something you don’t need or actually want, a bad one can have you in tears.
As someone who’s worked in service before — at about a zillion coffee shops — I understand that sometimes a retail employee is simply having a bad day. But when a salesclerk wields their power over you in a disrespectful or humiliating way, it can make you feel like you don’t actually deserve to be there.
And that’s the crux of it isn’t it? The idea that some of us deserve to shop at a particular store, and others don’t. Keep reading »
In one corner we have Rush Limbaugh, the blowhardy conservative talk radio host who recently referred to law student Sandra Fluke as a “slut” because she wanted to testify on Capitol Hill about birth control. To wit, Rush said, “If we are going to pay for your contraceptives, and thus pay for you to have sex, we want something for it. We want you post the videos online so we can all watch.” Stay classy. In the other corner, we have former “Growing Pains” teen hearthrob Kirk Cameron, who told Piers Morgan that he believes homosexuality is a pox on the Earth. ”I think that it’s … unnatural,” he said. “I think that it’s detrimental, and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
Who Is The Crazier Jerkasaurus Rex?
- Rush Limbaugh! (82%, 559 Votes)
- Kirk Cameron! (18%, 121 Votes)
Total Voters: 680
“I’ve found that, what I now want the most in a woman is—I want a partner. I want someone who is my partner in life. Who supports me, and I support her. I can share all my experiences in life with her, and she can share hers back with me. Not only do we love each other, but we accept, embrace, nurture, and care for each other.”
–That’s Tucker Max, the guy who wrote I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, and the man who’s made a living off of being a professional d-bag, claiming that he’s now interested in finding a woman to settle down with. It’s more likely that Max’s old slimeball schtick was no longer effective, so he’s now dedicated himself to pulling off Sensitive Feelings Guy Who’s Secretly a Rampant Shitbird. That’s my guess, anyway. [Forbes]
Jessica and Hunter are a couple of LA airheads looking for spiritual guidance. So they’ve decided to sign up for an ashtanga yoga class — whatever, Gwyneth Paltrow’s doing it. But can they actually handle the intensity
of an ashtanga yoga class? And can an ashtanga yoga class handle them? (Probably not.) [YouTube
] Keep reading »
A long time ago, right before I met the man who would become my husband, I dated a guy named Gary,* a new-age rocket scientist who excelled in many things, including the art of self-promotion.
I remember that cold February night, a week before Valentine’s Day, when we were driving in his car. He had played his guitar and sung songs at his church that day and was giving me the post-mortem on his performance. Keep reading »
Rich Santos, Marie Claire‘s male dating columnist, wants to know why women love jerks. (This question is the male equivalent of us wondering why men are so drawn to high-maintenance bitches.) To find out, I IM’d my friend Katrina*, who has dated more jerks than I’ve dated fixer-uppers (another common guy type women are drawn to), to find out why they have such a powerful hold over her.
*Name has been changed Keep reading »