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Ready, Set, Squee: It’s Your Puppy Bowl X Starting Lineup!

The Super Bowl is on Sunday evening, I think? Not entirely sure, but what matters is that the Puppy Bowl is definitely on Animal Planet at 3 p.m. EST and LET ME TELL YOU, the starting lineup this year is more adorable than ever before. Click through to squee until you can squee no longer at all the 55 wide-eyed, head-tilted furballs who will be playing this year.

WTFootball: Here’s How Your Favorite Internet Writers Think Super Bowl XLIX Will Go

WTFootball: Here's How Your Favorite Internet Writers Think Super Bowl XLIX Will Go

People tend to think that your fearless Frisky staff doesn’t care about football with the same fervor that we care about, say, black honey lipstick, but that is only partially a lie because you probably forgot about a little thing called the Halftime show (also, commercials) (also, two out of six of us really do love football, how dare you be so heteronormative). But despite our varying degrees of interest in this Sunday’s sport ball match, it turns out we all had fairly strong (read: bonkers) opinions on how it would all turn out.

We took to the Internet to ask our friends from other sites you might read to see if they were similarly invested, or at the least, similarly clueless. It turns out the majority of the people we know are morons. Read on, because the predictions below are absolutely what you should be placing your prop bets on. Keep reading »

How To Throw A Super Bowl Party In Any Amount Of Time

The Super Bowl is here, and everyone is rejoicing because it means they can watch ads, puppies, grown men playing a sport that will eventually kill them and Katy Perry. If you’re going to a Super Bowl party, awesome. It’s nice to have friends, right? If you’re not, fuck the haters, and throw your own. “But, I don’t like football! I hate sports. I don’t get the rules,” you say. Whatever, fool. Do you like yelling and eating chicken wings? Yes, you do, because it’s fun. And even if you think that the NFL’s domestic violence policy is an absolute nightmare (it is) and that football players are overpaid and dumb (yes and no, it’s complicated), it doesn’t matter. The Super Bowl is a great excuse to throw a party.

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Super Bowl Halftime Performances Of The 2000s, Ranked

Some watch the Super Bowl for the sports. Some watch it for the ads. Most watch it for the halftime show, that great spectacle of money and talent both perceived and actual. I love the Super Bowl for all of it. I like football, even though I recognize that it can be very, very bad. I know advertising is horrible, but Super Bowl ads are fun, sorta? And most of the performers that stand on a stage for 15 minutes during halftime and sing songs and dodge pyrotechnics are either really, really great or really, really horrid. This year, Katy Perry will strap on a bra that shoots footballs and penalty flags and sing 2-3 of her hits before descending into the stage in a cloud of glitter, whipped cream and sapphire blue hair extensions. In preparation for this event, I’ve ranked the Super Bowl halftime performances of the 2000s, only because that is all I can really remember. Let’s get started. Keep reading »

Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

  • Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC]
  • Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is being grilled over her stance that waterboarding is torture. [The Guardian]
  • If policing strategies that position officers as members of the community rather than being removed from or above the community have been proven to work, why don’t we use them? [The Daily Beast] Keep reading »

PETA Made Me Do It: The 7 Types Of Sexist PETA Ads That Turned Me To Meat

Remember all of those GoDaddy ads that featured NASCAR driver Danica Patrick fake-stripping? PETA had no problem with those. Those were fine. But once GoDaddy created an ad that featured a woman selling a puppy on a GoDaddy-hosted site, A LINE WAS CROSSED. Of course, PETA’s rationale for their objection was as thin as their objection to most of the ads they speak out against — they argued that the ad featured a puppy mill, but as far as I can tell, it was just a barn.

So yeah, my issue with the whole situation is that Super Bowl ads that objectify women are just fine to PETA, but god help if an animal is even cast in an advertisement. I know it’s not PETA’s job to fight for women’s rights, but you’d think that an organization whose central belief is ostensibly that all life is equally valuable would posit women and men as equally valuable, too. (Which is laughable anyway; they not only believe in kill shelters, they run one of the largest kill shelters in the country and kill animals they can’t place faster than other kill shelters.) But they don’t, and they have a long history of selling women as only sexually valuable and normalizing violence toward women in their ads. Keep reading »

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