Listen, it’s not new for companies that make hair removal products and tools to focus their messaging on how “gross” body hair is, in particular on a woman. I don’t think I’ve ever met a hair removal ad that made me feel great or even neutral about my body hair. But these new ads from Veet are lame on a whole other level, as they try to make the case that somehow body hair on a woman is not normal or natural and that if you have it, you are a … wait for it … MANNNNNNNN. There are a few versions of the ad (see more after the jump) all of which basically make clear — in a lighthearted, silly way, don’t take it so seriously, you fucking hairy feminist — that even the tiniest bit of body hair, hair that has emerged since you shaved yesterday, means you look like a gross, brutish man and you should be embarrassed for anyone to see you in such a state of un-groomed nastiness. (Which is why you need Veet, duh.) Well, I have a fuckload of stubble on my legs, I do not know what’s happening with my arm pit situation, my bush will do what it wants, and none of these things have anything to do with my femininity or perceived femininity, so please shove off, Veet. [via Jezebel] Keep reading »
Let it be made perfectly clear by this Louisiana State University student’s perfect 10 routine that the Olympics are not the only place to watch incredible gymnastics. Junior Lloimincia Hall nailed her highly entertaining floor routine earlier this year, video for which is now making the rounds on the internet — and it’s easy to see why. Best part is, her teammates couldn’t even contain their excitement when she was done. Before the judges’ scores could even be tallied, they were out on the mat celebrating her perfect score with her. Get it, girl! [via Buzzfeed]
I was totally in my element watching last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, basking in the hotness that is Luke Bryan and contemplating my love-hate relationship with Taylor Swift, when Stevie Nicks showed up and totally changed the game. She took the stage with Lady Antebellum for a medley of Lady A’s tune “Golden,” and— wait for it— Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon.” In that moment, dreams came true. I didn’t even mind that Hillary Scott was a bit pitchy at times, because it was THAT magical. It was like watching the Power Rangers get together for the first time. Check it out for yourself and thank us later.
Yay! “Saturday Night Live”‘s International Nasty Girls (aka the show’s female cast members and the group behind the song, “(Do It On My) Twin Bed”) are back with a new unbashashadly slutty girl power anthem called “Dongs All Over The World.” It’s about travel sex, which I know a thing or two about. Catch them dongs like Pokemon, ladies!
Bringing dead celebrities “back to life” via hologram is hella morbid. But the very-much-alive Janelle Monae performing via hologram with M.I.A. on “Bad Girls”? That’s really fucking cool. (Maybe if Justin Bieber only performed via hologram, he would show up to his concerts on time.) [YouTube via AV Club]
Today is the 86th birthday of one of the most beloved writers of our generation, Maya Angelou! The Wake Forest University professor is perhaps most famous for her 1969 memoir I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, as well as reading a poem at President Bill Clinton’s first inauguration, winning the Pulitzer Prize for one of her poetry collections, and a nomination for an Emmy for her work on the TV series “Roots.” Oh, and let’s not forget the Presidential Medal Of Freedom! Angelou is a lifelong civil rights activist, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, and was the first-ever Black female cable car conductor in San Francisco. She was friends with Martin Luther King, Jr., Coretta Scott King and James Baldwin and these days is friends with none other than Oprah Winfrey. In memory of her birthday, I poked around YouTube looking for a good video of Angelou reading one of her poems, but I settled on this snippet from “Oprah’s Master Class.” It’s a short, lovely meditation on being human and a reminder why Maya Angelou is a national treasure. [Biography.com, YouTube]
I’m still a little bummed that Johnny Depp broke up with Vanessa Paradis and is now engaged to 27-year-old Amber Heard, but I do think it’s pretty rad that he’s rocking a blingin’ man-gagement ring. Johnny stopped by “The Late Show With David Letterman” and explained that the reason why he’s rocking a “woman’s engagement ring” because it was too big for Heard. Instead of getting it sized down, Johnny did what bohemian movie stars can do and bought Amber another ring (with a bigger rock) and kept this one for himself. I would expect nothing less from a man who likes to wear five scarves at once. [via Refinery 29]
Incredibly tragic news out of Frisky HQ: today is our beloved Ami Angelowicz’s last day at The Frisky. After nearly five years and 4,923 posts, Ami is headed on to her next grand adventure, running Investigation Discovery’s blog CrimeFeed.com. (Don’t worry, I’ve already started to concoct ways to make her absence as unnoticeable as possible. She’ll still be writing for us on occasion and I will totally look the other way if she just wants to keep working from her desk.) We’re all so sad to see her go, but extremely excited for her as well and wanted to send her off with some delicious Voga Italia cocktails (and Sauza tequila for Jess!), a poem and a few parting gifts. Check out some video we took at yesterday’s little goodbye party above, check out the full text of our epic “Ode to Ami,” and offer your own well wishes in the comments! We love you, Ami! Keep reading »
You know that thing where you feel really, really embarrassed for someone you don’t even know? Where you cringe watching what’s happening to them? Where you squirm instead and think Oh my God I feel so bad for you that this exists? That’s how I feel about this 1996 clip of Jon Hamm on a dating show called “The Big Date.” Self-professed “foot fetishist” Mary needs a “sexy, hot man” who knows how to give a good foot massage. ”Jon” doesn’t just give a good foot massage, he gives a fabulous foot massage. “The Big Date” has been canceled. But clips of Jon Hamm promising an evening of “fabulosity” live on the Internet forever. [YouTube via BuzzFeed]