How does New Jersey guy Jesse Wellens keep his love alive with his lady? He torments her with some good ol’ fashioned pranks. And how does she show her appreciation for said pranks? She gets him back … good … with some special brownies. When I stumbled across their videos, I seriously peed my pants. I’m always a sucker for a well-executed prank. In a sick way it’s kind of romantic—freaking out the person you love for a laugh. Laughter seems to be their secret ingredient for a happy life together. And maybe a dash of Ex-Lax here and there. The prank above proves that confetti + baby powder + car = a really angry girlfriend. See more of their hilarious pranks after the jump. [Asylum] Keep reading »
And there she is, folks. The winner of “America’s Next Top Model” cycle 13, aka, the shorty season. In last night’s episode, red-headed space case Nicole—who, uh, loves motorcycles and thrill-seeking?—beat out sweet-as-humble-pie Laura, the bull-castrater from Kentucky. Far too many times in this season, Tyra declared that something was happening, “for the first time in ‘Top Model’ history,” as if that were eons and eons. The twist for the finale—instead of three girls doing the Cover Girl photo shoot and commercial, only two made it through to the last episode. I would have questioned this decision since it doesn’t lend itself to maximum drama, except that these were actually my two favorite girls from the season—Nicole, amusing since she perpetually seemed like she had taken too much ritalin, and Laura, adorable showing up to judging in clothes sewed by her grandma. Keep reading »
Boys, if you’re going to propose “in public,” there’s a couple things you want to stay away from. Jumbotrons. Clowns. Twitter. Oh, for the love of all things holy, don’t propose over Twitter. Just take your romance 2.0 cues from this guy, Justin, who proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Marissa, over Tumblr and made strangers like me uncontrollably bawl. It’s a three-hanky performance. [justin.tumblr.com] Keep reading »
While Chanel has traditionally been one of those “serious” fashion houses, it seems like the label has been experiencing a playful re-branding thanks to those on the inside (see Karl Lagerfeld’s campy Spring/Summer 2010 runway show) and those on the outside who have taken a more lighthearted approach to the fashions. To wit, this fun stop-motion video of Chanel bags, shoes, jewelry, and clothing dancing around to bubbly French pop music. The project is brought to you by the V magazine team, who shot a very sexy Chanel-clad Natalie Portman for this month’s cover. This clip kind of makes us want to empty our shoe closet and direct our own fashion short. [YouTube] Keep reading »
While I totally know that the idea behind this iPhone app is kind of sexist — “Eww, gross, who wants to hear a woman poop?!” — I also want it. I may be 30-years-old, but I still get a lil’ shy when doing a numero dos in a public restroom — or in my own bathroom when the new BF is over. The creators of the Cover Up app — buy it for 99 cents — could have toned down the overtly feminine design (it looks like a makeup compact!), but let’s face it — have you ever met a dude who was poo shy? The app sounds various “embarrassing noise” maskers, like a blow-dryer, shower, and hand-dryer, so no one suspects you’re doing anything but a quick tinkle. The app does not, however, mask any unpleasant odors. [Trendhunter] Keep reading »
The above documentary by CBS’s “60 Minutes” discusses the swine flu epidemic of 1976 and the federal government-sponsored inoculations that possibly caused 500 people to get Guillain-Barré syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes the body’s immune system to attack the peripheral nervous system. At first, sufferers feel a tingling sensation in the legs, but weakness and the sensations can spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until certain muscles or the whole body is paralyzed. In extreme cases, the disorder is life-threatening, because the paralysis affects breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. The patient is often put on a respirator to help with breathing and is watched closely for other problems. The government cut short its vaccination program after 10 weeks because of the public backlash that resulted after 25 people died from Guillain-Barré. Keep reading »
I don’t watch that show “Styl’d” on MTV because 11 p.m. is past my bedtime and I don’t understand why the title has the missing “e” and an odd apostrophe, but I might be interested in seeing a spin-off featuring worst employee ever, Tara. Tara is one of the gals competing for, uh, something (a contract with a stylist’s company or agency?), but she totes hates her boss, despite acting nice to her face. But behind the scenes, in this outtake, Tara licks her boss’s glasses, puts her toothbrush in the toilet, and spits in her orange juice. (After gargling with it! Nice touch!) It’s revolting.
It made me wonder — have any of you ever exacted revenge upon a boss, coworker, or any other enemy with this kind of behavior? I used to work at a coffee shop in college and hated some of my regular customers, but the worst I ever did to them was swap non-fat milk for whole. Fess up, naughty kids! Keep reading »