Everything about “Achy Breaky 2″ — the “hip hop” version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by the rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus — is an embarrassment to vibrations we call “sound.” I don’t think anyone would call this monstrosity “hip hop.” Or country music. Or a song, really. From the sexy alien ladies twerking, to the appearance by Larry King, to the reference to his daughter Miley’s song “Wrecking Ball,” it’s more like a cesspool of poor decision-making. Watch — and listen! — at your own risk. The Cyrus family might be a greater threat to the quality of American pop culture than originally thought. [YouTube]
Atlantic City, New Jersey, has always been known as the place where your most impossible dreams can come true (or is that just me?), but this week’s Bacon Week Festival is taking the adventures to new heights. The festival is taking over the Tropicana Casino and Resort with goodies like bacon milkshakes, bacon toothpaste and and bacon-infused vodka.
For your Valentine’s Day needs, the festival includes bacon covered in chocolate and shaped like roses as well as — wait for it — bacon cupcakes. Let’s be real, that cupcake sounds like the highlight of the whole week. Attendee James Sanders did us the favor of explaining the layers of a satisfying bacon-chomping experience: Keep reading »
…it might look something like this. Plushenko is favored to win the individual men’s gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, but I’m pretty sure he could up his chances even more by just skating to “Pony” live. Ride it, my pony! [YouTube]
I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Beyonce and Jay Z’s collab “Drunk In Love” any more than I already do, but then I saw U.S. Olympic ice-dancing duo Meryl Davis and Charlie White skate to it (by which I mean, the music was synced and dubbed over their routine) and, well, my love increased tenfold. Is it that Beyonce makes ice dancing better or that ice dancing makes Beyonce better? Hard to say. Regardless, this routine is ***flawless.
This “Don’t Get Raped” public service announcement seems like pretty great satire from a bunch of college (high school?) kids. Well, until you remember “advice” like this is pretty much what launched the SlutWalk protests in the first place. Don’t dress like a slut. Don’t drink. Don’t flirt. Don’t hook up. Instead of teaching men not to coerce or force women into sex, it’s much easier to police women’s behavior by telling them everything in this video in all seriousness. [Vimeo]
Michael Sam, a football player who recently graduated from the University of Missouri, publicly came out as gay in a video posted to The New York Times’ website this weekend. “I’m coming out now because I want to own my truth,” Sam said. “I didn’t want anyone to break a story without me telling it. … I can’t tell society to agree with this or not agree with this, but hopefully society will rally around this and support me, too. ”
As Missouri’s most valuable player and one of the top defensive linemen in college football, the 24-year-old Texan is expected to be an early-round NFL draft pick. He would be the first-ever openly gay player in the NFL. Keep reading »
I can only hope that at the age of 100, I still have my best friend around to gossip about pop culture phenomena in the year 2079. Irene and Alice, who have been BFFs for 94 (!) years, appeared on “The Steve Harvey Show” this week to share their incisive observations on things like selfies (“where you take a picture of yourself and put it on Facebook”), twerking (nothing like the “1, 2, 3 shuffle”) and Justin Bieber (“he’s not doing something right”). Couldn’t have said it better myself. [Thought Catalogue]
Ravijour, a Japanese lingerie brand, has created a bra that only unlocks when its wearer is in true love. I can’t make this stuff up. The bra, called the True Love Tester, “protects” you from players at the bar or from moving too fast with someone you don’t totally like. Essentially, it’s a purity bra. No fun allowed unless he’s the one, otherwise, that lingerie stays put. Sure, it’s questionable on an ideological level (what’s wrong with hooking up with people you’re not in love with?), but it’s also practically rocket science. Keep reading »