In our weight-and-beauty-obsessed culture, there’s something almost fetishized and taboo about an image of a skinny girl eating a big, honking burger. That’s why I’m oddly obsessed with a new site aptly titled, Skinny Girls, Big Sandwiches. It’s a blog “dedicated to skinny girls chowing down and stuffing their gullets full of sandwiches … or tacos, wraps, burritos, hoagies, subs, hamburgers, sloppy joes, paninis, tortas … or just about any combination of meat and bread products.” After the jump, some of my favorite featured photographs. Keep reading »
OK, so it didn’t arrive in time for my fifth birthday, but this is proof that a little girl’s dreams do come true! There is, as we speak, a pink bunny so big you can spot it on Google Earth! Viennese art collective, Gelatin, has created the 30-foot-high, 200-foot-long stuffed animal on a mountainside in the North of Italy. Best part, it’s meant to be played with! This soft and silly bunny will be on display until 2025, although we recommend getting there before the dirt, dust, snow, bed bugs and other elements beat you to it. Now, if you can’t make it over to Italy, you can get up close with a few perfectly pink and fluffy photos after the jump… [The Guardian] Keep reading »
We thought they’d last “Forever” after a viral video of a bride and groom dancing down the aisle hit YouTube. But, alas, a new video has surfaced with the couple in divorce court. Well, not really, but a production company wanted to continue the fun and choreographed a divorce parody version of the wedding original. Check it out. Keep reading »
Nothing has made us giggle as hard this morning as this “Colbert Report” clip about 17-year-old Freesia Jackson, who was nailed by her school officials for possession of a controlled substance: her birth control pills. Popping a baby-blocker in the cafeteria earned this little trollop a two-week suspension from school. Keep reading »
I’m a little confused about what people were thinking when they made this infomercial for the “Shake Weight,” but I’m pretty sure they were all men. Why else would they be claiming that giving handjobs shaking a barbell makes womens’ arms look better? Keep reading »
Usually when a man finds himself tied to a bed, he’s having a freaky good time. But for one husband, who was cheating on his wife with two women, what sounded like sexy time with one of his lovers was really a revenge plot. When she found out her man was sleeping around, instead of going after her husband’s two lovers, the wife contacted them and they banded together in the name of scorned women everywhere. The girls got scheming, and a few days later put their very “9 to 5″ plan into action. The husband thought he was meeting lover Therese Ziemann for a tryst at a Wisconsin motel. He allowed her to tie him to the bed with the sheets and to blindfold him for a “massage.” Ziemann quickly texted the man’s wife, his second lover and, just for kicks, her own sister, who was secretly waiting outside. The women burst into the room and began taunting the bound man. But they really “stuck it to him” when Ziemann super-glued his penis to his stomach. The man eventually got loose by chewing off his sheet cuffs and calling the police. Now, the women face charges of assault and false imprisonment for their creative revenge tactic. Too bad that the whole cheating-on-your-wife-with-multiple-women part isn’t punishable by law. [MSNBC] Keep reading »
It’s amazing what you can sell on Craigslist these days. But instead of being amused, one mother got the shock of her life when she looked online and saw that her baby was up for adoption. A woman tipped off Massachusetts mother, Brenna, after she saw an ad on Craigslist for the adoption of Brenna’s son, Jacob. Worried and confused, Brenna checked out the ad. Turns out some man was using her son’s picture in an online adoption scam. The post advertised the adoption of a Canadian baby boy living in a orphanage in Cameroon, even though Jacob was safe at home in Massachusetts. He’d taken the picture of Jacob from his family’s public blog on WordPress. [CNN] Keep reading »
Mark McGrath and his band Sugar Ray are really into cougars. So much so, that they’ve named their latest album Music for Cougars. While I’m slightly offended that they’re targeting such a specific demographic (oh, and I normally want to vom in my mouth upon hearing the term ‘cougar’), McGrath and his buddies are totally into these ladies. About the word, McGrath says, “There’s no negative slant. It’s a word of empowerment. Cougars are great!” He’s particularly fond of Vicki from “The Real Housewives of Orange County.” He even titled the track “She’s Got The (Woo-Hoo)!” after her customary greeting from the show. While the blonde O.C. mom may be flattered, I have to say if there was ever a reason not to purchase an album, I think naming a song after the most unbearable woman on a Bravo series would be a pretty solid rationale. [People] Keep reading »
Cambodia put the kibosh on a “Miss Land Mine” beauty pageant today, forbidding women who have been injured by land mines to strut their stuff.
According to the Miss Landmine Cambodia 2009 web site, 20 women, ages 18 to 48, who had been disabled by a land mine sometime since 1979, had hoped to compete. Pageant officials say the Miss Land Mine pageant, which took place in Angola last year, not only raises awareness about land mines, but it gives disabled women with prosthetic arms and legs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to vie for a beauty queen crown. Keep reading »
Trina Thompson graduated in April with a bachelor’s degree from Monroe College in New York. It’s now August, and she still hasn’t been able to find a job. Now, Thompson is suing Monroe, saying the Office of Career Advancement hasn’t provided her with the leads and career advice that was promised.
There are two sides to every story, and we’re not sure which to take here. From what she’s been quoted as saying in an interview with the New York Post, Thompson comes across seeming as though she expected the career services department to do all her job-searching for her. We have no idea what Thompson has done in her attempts to get a job, but a position doesn’t fall into a girl’s lap simply because she completed her degree. Career services can only do so much. Whatever university you attend—be it Harvard or a community college—can merely give you some tools. It’s up to you to put them to use. Keep reading »