Listen up, people! I think I just discovered the Holy Grail of all internet fun. A friend of mine told me about this site called Chatroulette.com. It is literally a virtual, social roulette game. You log on (you need a web cam of some sort) and the site connects you randomly with another person in the world for a video chat. You can actually see and hear this person while you IM with them!! The future is here! For my first round, I was connected with Chad, an IT guy who works for Chatroulette. (He was doing some routine site checks.) I asked him what he wants the Friskyverse to know about the site. He replied, “That it’s fun!” No s**t, Chad. Too bad he was hot and I realized that I haven’t brushed my hair yet today and am still wearing my gym clothes. Bummer. [How come the first time I try it, I get a guy jerking off? Must be a fluke. Otherwise, totes SFW! — Editor] When I spun the virtual wheel again, I was connected to Anna, a 17-year-old girl hanging out with her cat. Whoever came up with this idea is a freaking genius. Try it now before the rest of the world catches on! Keep reading »
BeautifulPeople.com is an ultra PC online dating site where only the mega-hot are allowed to post profiles. In order to get listed, members go through a rigorous rating period whereby site managers inspect their pictures and determine whether they’re gorg enough to join the club. But after the holiday season, as members posted new photos of themselves, site managers noticed a HORRIFYING thing—some of their members had (gaaaaasp) put on a few pounds. So, the site kindly kicked out 5,000 members, encouraging them to reapply “when they’re looking their best” and go through the rating process again. The founder of the site explained this move saying, “As a business, we mourn the loss of any member, but the fact remains that our members demand the high standard of beauty be upheld. Letting fatties roam the site is a direct threat to our business model and the very concept for which BeautifulPeople.com was founded.”
While this whole thing smacks of a publicity stunt—just like I don’t believe Warren Beatty slept with 13,000 women, I don’t believe that this rinky dink dating site has 5,000 members who so obviously gained weight over the holidays—but if it’s true, pretty horrifying. [Telegraph] Keep reading »
Most Americans look to Barack Obama for change. So now, you can look to him when you’re changing your clothes. This cheeky website, Obama-Weather.com, shows you how to dress for the day according to illustrations of the Prez. Foggy and a bit chilly? He’s prepared in a parka and jeans. For wet days, a raincoat and an umbrella, depending on if there are light or heavy showers. When the weather’s nice, Mr. President gets decked out in a bright t-shirt and leather jacket.
OK … so where’s the Michelle version, please? [Obama-Weather.com] Keep reading »
Sit down. I’ve got some bad news to tell you. Hulu’s deputy chairman, Chase Carey, revealed at a conference this week that the watch-all-the-TV-you-want-for-free site won’t be gratis for much longer. As soon as next year, they’re looking into making Hulu a subscription service. “I think a free model is a very difficult way to capture the value of our content,” said Carey. “I think what we need to do is deliver that content to consumers in a way where they will appreciate the value.” I appreciate the value, Chase! Does that change anything? [EW] Keep reading »
It may be one of the world’s first safe-for-work boob sites, but that doesn’t mean your colleagues won’t quickly avert their eyes if they inadvertently catch you checking it out. Not for the faint of heart, MarvelousManBoobs is a new site devoted entirely to, well, man chests. Not all the guys who make the site have “boobs,” though — our fair prez, for example, gets a post for his hot, shirtless beach physique. Simon Cowell’s newly toned chest gets a nod as well. But most of the guys featured on the site are sporting tittays that might make some of us ladies jealous! [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
First, there was Hot Chicks Picking Up Dog Poop. Then, there was Hot Guys Showing Butt Crack. Now, hot on the heels of one of the most important websites of our time, there’s … Hot Chicks with Dogs with Boners? I — I — I don’t know what to say. I commend their ingenuity? I scratch my head and wonder who wants to look at attractive women posing with over-excited male dogs? To each his own, one imagines. Well played, canines, well played. Now, where can I find Hot Guys with Cats with Their Tongues Sticking Out, dammit? Keep reading »
I was slightly confused when my boyfriend started going on about the bad-ass of the week. I nodded dumbly figuring he was just speaking in boy-talk. But oh no, the continued references to the bad-ass continued so I finally decided to translate his statements into normal human speech. It turns out that he was actually making sense and that I just couldn’t fully comprehend the true awesomeness of the Bad Ass Of The Week website. Keep reading »
Let’s face it. Most websites suck. Doncha think? Generally, I especially loathe those wear-their-gimmick-on-their-sleeve sites, the ones that were created just so someone could get a book deal. But I love me some This Is Why You’re Fat. It’s hardcore, wet and sloppy, extreme, take-no-prisoners, get down and dirty food porn. And I, for one, cannot get enough of it. If you’re looking to drool over photographs of the most over the top food assemblages ever created, this is the omnivore pornography for which you have spent your whole life waiting. Co-created by Frisky contributors Richard Blakeley (of Gawker) and his girlfriend, Urlesque‘s Jessica Amason, this is the next food movement — 21st century shameless gluttony! — waiting to happen. After the jump, a few of my obscene favorites. Keep reading »
I still remember the day I realized my first love wasn’t perfect. We’d been together for about 2- 1/2 months and decided to go camping for the weekend. I wasn’t much of an outdoorsy person and ended up wearing, like, Keds on our long hike up to the campsite (which really wasn’t a campsite, but more of a clearing in the woods with enough room to pitch a tent). Rather than slow his pace and enjoy the beautiful day with me, my boyfriend laughed at my footwear and sped off, keeping a good ½ mile ahead of me all afternoon. It was then that I realized I loved him, but he hiked too damn fast (and was really kind of a jerk).
Loveyoubut.com celebrates exactly this kind of realization in a relationship. Created by Alex Holder and Ross Neil, the site is a “picture book about the moment in a relationship when you realize you don’t love someone completely, because there is just one little thing that keeps bothering you.” While I’d argue it’s often that one little thing that makes you realize just how unconditionally you do love someone — seriously, if you can love your man despite his hairy back or the loud slurpy sound he makes when he drinks beer, that’s when you know it’s real — the site is totally worth checking out. Filled with funky, hand-drawn portraits and great quips like, “I love you, but you still read articles about Princess Diana,” and “I love you, but you say ‘pacific’ instead of ‘specific’,” loveyoubut.com reminds us that no one is perfect, and sometimes what we don’t like about someone says a lot more about us than it does about the other person.
What’s your “I love you, but” quote? [via Nothing But Bonfires] Keep reading »