Alex, our wonderful video producer, wants to apologize for the
ghetto-ness rough-around-the-edges-ness of today’s What Are We Wearing episode. It’s our first time using the green screen and, well, there are some kinks to work out. Personally, I think its lack of perfection gives it even more personality! And what fun it is to show off our outfits in such a wide variety of locales (Paris! Nicaragua! A panda and/or sloth sanctuary! The junnnnngle!) without actually leaving the office. Ohhh, the possibilities…
More than 30 seniors at Scripps Ranch High School near San Diego have been disciplined for making a twerking video and posting it on YouTube. The students who appeared in the video may be banned from prom and prohibited from attending their own graduation for shaking their asses on school property.
Allegedly, this whole twerk-a-thon started as these things usually do. One student asked others during 6th period media class, “Who wants to be videotaped twerking?” And, naturally, 33 girls volunteered to be taped all over the school, twerking and doing handstands. Probably because they were ready to graduate already and/or bored and/or fans of that video of Miley Cyrus twerking in a unicorn onesie. I know I enjoyed it. Keep reading »
When I was a kid, my oral fixation was gum. Grape or blueberry Hubba Bubba. I used to take my ABC gum and hide it in my dollhouse, under my bedside table, behind my book shelf for “later.” And then I would go on a “treasure hunt” for my gum and when I would “find it,” I would start chewing it again. I was so deep into gum that I slept with it in my mouth. It usually ended up in my hair in the morning which did not make my mother happy. While I thought my experimentation with chewing gum was totally normal, I made a point of making fun of Alex, the kid in my second grade class who picked his nose and ate it. I made up a song that I sang about his nasty habit to my friends:
Everybody knows, Alex picks his nose, his nose
Wipes it on his shirt and eats it for dessert
Eat it, Alex!
I wish you could hear me sing it because the melody is really bluesy and soulful. Anyhow, as it turns out, Alex was doing it right. University of Saskatchewan biochemistry professor Scott Napper is convinced that there are major health benefits to picking your nose and eating it. He is doing some major snot research to back his claim up. Keep reading »
Last one, we swear! If you get Morgan fucking Freeman to read Rebecca Martinson’s Delta Gamma sorority letter, you better believe we’re going to post it. Okay, maybe it’s not Morgan Freeman himself, but a Morgan Freeman sound-a-like named Josh Robert Thompson — and it’s pretty damn convincing. This could change everything. Think about “Shawshank Redemption,” for one. What if Morgan Freeman’s character Red had been all, “ANDY! Don’t be a cunt punt! Dig us out of prison!” How much better would that movie have been, really? [HyperVocal]
Let’s travel back to a time when aerobics was a lifestyle and spandex was a religion. When there was no shame in wearing a fashion belt as an exercising accoutrement, and there was a fine line between working out and making a soft core porn. Man, the ’80s were awesome. We’ve collected of our favorite 80s workout videos to get you pumped for your health! First up, Alysssa Milano’s classic 1988 teen workout vid, “Teen Steam,” wherein Alyssa and a couple of her gal pals de-stress from parents and boys with a little bedroom workout. I’m pretty sure I used to have the VHS of this.
Plus, eight more vintage vids after the jump!
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While we humans might delight in dressing up our cat friends as adorable little pieces of sushi, don’t think for one second they’re enjoying this. Because they are not. [Laughing Squid]
Why anyone would pay 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney money to talk about anything, I don’t know, but I guess it’s mutually beneficial. He has to pay the bills on that car-elevator somehow. Anyway, quoting from the book of Luke in the Bible, Romney encouraged the recent grads of Southern Virginia University to “launch out into the deep.” But what exactly did this mean? Find work that you love? Pay off those student loans before Sallie Mae hunts you down like a dog?
No. Get married. Keep reading »
Allow me to share with you the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen today … but first, let me set the scene: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are out on the town, shopping in — where else? — Paris, and man, that Kim is so super pregnant. I feel sort of bad for her, like having all that extra belly and boobs and butt to carry around on her little body could be causing her physical pain. But even if all that stuff were, in fact, causing her physical pain, her dumbass babydaddy Kanye could not care less, and he doesn’t care if you know it. Please watch as Kanye jumps out of his black Porsche and wanders over to the passenger side in what almost (almost!) appears to be an attempt to help Kim exit the vehicle… and then he just stands there and waits for her to get out. And then! They walk up onto the curb to enter — where else? — Givenchy… and he stands there and waits for her to open the door once again. SMDH. Would it be completely out of line for me to say that even Kim Kardashian deserves better? [Concrete Loop]
I know it happened on Monday, but I am behind on life. Please forgive me. That’s just the pace I’m moving at these days. If you are slow like me and/or don’t watch “The Voice” because it’s gotten annoying with all its striving to be like a sports season, I will watch for you and let you know when there’s something you need to know about. OK! You need to know about Sarah Simmons and her cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Wild Horses.” This is one of my favorite songs and it’s been covered extensively, so I think it’s hard to blow this record out the box. In my opinion, Sarah did. I watched it 17 times last night before bed and yes, I cried a little. What of it? It spoke to my spirit animal, which very well may be a wild horse. After the jump, I’ve included Sarah’s version of Joan Osbourne’s “One Of Us” that she sang for the auditions. Also quite BEEEP. Keep reading »