Posts tagged "politicians"

This Dog Bears An Uncanny Resemblance To Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin is sort of like the small-boned Chuck Norris of world leaders — think an unassuming Renaissance man who will straight-up end you. (If you aren’t well-versed in the art of Putin, might I point you in the direction of his 8 most ridiculous publicity stunts?) The man has his own personal bear, for…

By: Rachel Krause / September 20, 2013

Superfluous Study Says Republican Women Are More Feminine Than Democrats

Big news in science land: A new study from UCLA’s Department of Psychology has found that Republican women have more feminine facial features than their Democratic counterparts. Researchers examined the facial features of women in Congress and rated them based on adherence to standards of “gender-typical femininity.” Those faces were then judged by students, who…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 22, 2012

A “Game Of Thrones” American Political Primer

We’re all pretty much obsessed with “Game of Thrones” — couldn’t you tell? — so this handy chart, highlighting what American political figure goes with which “Game of Thrones” character is right on the money.

By: Julie Gerstein / April 29, 2012

Election Day Is Tomorrow — Tell Us Why You’re Going To Vote!

As if you could forget with all the attack ads gumming up TV right now, tomorrow is Election Day. Presidential elections are definitely a lot more exciting, but midterms are actually pretty important, too. If you care about forwarding President Obama‘s agenda — or would give all the Girl Scout cookies in your cupboard to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 1, 2010

Female French Politician’s Sexy Slip-Up

People who live in France are laughing and shaking their heads—once again— at Rachida Dati, a former justice minister, who mistakenly said “fellation” (which means fellatio, or oral sex, in French) instead of “inflation” during a televised interview. Dati’s gaffe: “Some demand profitability of 20 to 25 per cent even when there is hardly any…

By: Leonora Epstein / September 27, 2010

Quickies!: Michael Jackson And Farrah Fawcett Teach About Love

Looking back, we can learn a lot about love from Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett. [Your Tango] — I like remembering Farrah as the “ultimate smiler.”
Imitation of Christ designer Tara Subkoff has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. If not operated on, the tumor could kill her in two years. [The Cut]
Kalpen Modi,…

By: Annika Harris / July 7, 2009

A British Diplomat Is Caught In A Speedo

When British ambassador, diplomat, and spy Sir John Sawer isn’t in the office or engaged in covert activity, he likes to romp on the beach in super tight bathing trunks. At least, that’s what the pictures his wife posted on Facebook showed. Some Brits are freaking out that the soon-to-be prez of the Secret Intelligence…

By: Nikki Dowling / July 7, 2009

Senator Feingold Loves Wilco And Four Other Rockin’ Politicians

Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold loves cheese, and he has great taste in music. In fact, the politico posts videos featuring the bands he loves in “Fein-tunes.” This month, he sang the praises of Midwestern indie group Wilco. It’s proof that sometimes Washington can back more than legislation. It can back that ass up, too. [Pitchfork]…

By: Simcha / May 24, 2009

“Outrage” Documentary Outs Allegedly Gay Conservatives

“Capitol Hill is packed with gay staffers,” says the narrator of “Outrage,” a documentary by filmmaker Kirby Dick that seeks to expose closeted gay conservatives who publicly oppose gay rights. The film features several men discussing their relationships with various politicians, including former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, Florida Governor Charlie Crist,…

By: Annika Harris / April 30, 2009

Graphic Lives Of Malaysian Politicians Can’t Be Censored Online

The majority of Malaysia’s population is Muslim, and government censors do quite a bit of cutting to keep overly sexual scenes out of movies and other forms of entertainment. These days, they’re having a much more difficult time keeping naughty information out of the news, as two of the country’s top politicians are involved i…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 4, 2008

Slideshow: Political PDA!

With all the hullabaloo over Barack and Michelle Obama’s much watched fist-bump on Tuesday, we started thinking about how it compared to other political public displays of affection. Who could forget the never-ending kiss at the Democratic National Convention between Al and Tipper Gore? Some people are still holding back their lunch. Republican Presidential nominee…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 6, 2008

Can You Unsubscribe From An Ex’s Mailing List?

I’m being kind of stalked right now. Not in a scary way, but in an annoying way. A guy that I had a dalliance with many years ago has made a career change from bartender to candidate for a rather high position in state government. A few months ago he messaged me on Friendster, alerting…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 20, 2008