This Sunday, Sasha Obama wore this ASOS unicorn sweater to a basketball game, and the internet promptly exploded shortly afterward. People rushed to snatch up the sweater, which was on sale for $20, and it sold out almost immediately. For a while, there was talk of the sweater being indefinitely unavailable. TRAGEDY. As it turns out, it will be restocked on December 2! Get your credit cards ready! Follow ASOS’s Twitter for updates on the oh-so-famous sweater. [ASOS via Huffington Post]
Well, this blows. It’s just come to my attention that a special GroupOn was offered last summer in Mongolia, advertising discounted unicorn rides. If this doesn’t make you squee with joy and sing the theme to “The Last Unicorn,” I don’t want to know you.
The ad reads:
Unlike bigfoot, Santa Claus and the perfect men, unicorns really exist. Today’s Groupon offers full proof with a one-day unicorn-back riding from The Horse Whispers.
The ad goes onto explain that all unicorns will be “USA imported” and if you like, you can choose to ride the unicorn horseback style or enjoy it via a “magic pumpkin,” which appears to be a carriage built to “Cinderella”-style specifications. Keep reading »
Bless you, Lisa Frank, for helping me build my unicorn sticker collection and making sure my school supplies were covered with the mythical, rainbow-colored creatures. I know I was not alone in my girlhood unicorn fantasy. Most young girls indulge in some kind of animal enthusiasm. But some experts think there’s a deeper reason for this. Engaging in an obsession, with unicorns, horses, or dolphins specifically, may help young girls become strong women. Why? They help us claim our power. “They’re all active, they’re all sources of power and motion and transformation … these are all borderland creatures; gateway animals to other worlds. They help us imagine wonderful other ways of being in the world. They let us be cowgirls and oceanographers and mermaids and princesses,” says scientist Laurel Braitman. Find out what important qualities each animal represents after the jump. Keep reading »
Baby, it is cold outside. What we wouldn’t give for that mythical garment that both keeps us warm and enlivens our wardrobe with a little imagination. Does such a thing exist? Why yes! This crewneck’s red and gray stripes will go great with any of the neutrals in your closet, the snuggly wool with banded sleeves is sensible and warm, and that red unicorn on the front? She takes this sweater from basic to majestic.
Ordinarily, we wouldn’t call eating corn a “magical” experience. (Delicious, perhaps.) But these super cute Uni-Corn Holders might just make the act of chomping into a cob transcend the ordinary. Keep your fingers butter-free by stabbing colorful unicorn horns into the sides of the summertime treat. At the very least, these festive utensils will add some charm to any barbecue or picnic.
A good man is as hard to find as a unicorn these days. But this uniboy, who looks like he was magically teleported from the ’80s, is oh-so-real. There’s nothing quite like a man with a rainbow hornhawk, hooves, and pink high tops to make an ordinary night unforgettable. Apparently, unicorn role-play is becoming more mainstream and less mythical. As far as I understand, it’s a subcategory of the Furry Fandom world. In case you don’t know what that is (I only know because Dan Savage taught me)—it’s people who are into humans with animal attributes. Think boytaurs. You learn something new every day. [Erooups]
After the jump, some more super sexy, supernatural unicorns that will put a spell on you. Abracadabra! Keep reading »
Yes, it’s Friday. You’re going out with the girlfriends, but perhaps you have yet to meet that special someone. You work for the weekend, and then … there’s no guy to throw yourself at the bar. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I know I do. If you’re feeling a little datelessly down, have no fear. Because the Serenading Unicorn is here to serenade you. At the Serenading Unicorn website, this soft, fluffy unicorn will sing you dreamy tunes by Boyz II Men, Michael Bolton, and Culture Club. This unicorn’s love is for real. Not like that guy from last weekend, who never called you back, dammit. I think the Serenading Unicorn’s heart-stopping, beach-side, and oddly phallic rendition of “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me” is my favorite. What’s yours? [Serenading Unicorn via Urlesque] Keep reading »