on Sep 05, 2012
by Kase WickmanOne of the cardinal rules of phone sex, as explained in the new indie comedy “For a Good Time, Call...” is this: Don’t lead the conversation to a sexy place until the other person does. While speaking with Ari Graynor, the film’s star and executive producer, who may be most familiar from the recent release “Celeste and Jesse Forever” or as hot mess Caroline in 2008’s “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” we can’t say that we followed that rule. At all. Read More
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on Aug 27, 2012
We all have 'em: that thing we cook when we don't want to think about cooking; our favorite home-cooked dinner that's quick and easy, but a few steps above a bowl of cereal or peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwich for dinner.
When I was a kid, my mom hated cooking and my dad had very strict restrictions on what he wanted to eat. That meant we basically ate the same 7 dinners, in rotation, week after week. Sunday was always steak; Friday was always roast chicken. In between there was (I think...this was a long time ago now) brisket, veal chops, pot roast, and spaghetti. Read More
on Aug 17, 2012
Thanks to the intrepid reporters over at New York Magazine, the truth to a long-held belief among many children of the 80's can finally be revealed. Toni Basil's "Mickey," the cheerleader-style video that was once a staple of MTV (back when it stood for "Music Television") does not contain references to being poked in the brown eye, despite the line "Come on and give it to me, any way you can. Any way you wanna do it, I'll take it like a man!"
As it turns out, "Mickey" was a remake of an original 1970s song by a band name Racey, who were signing about a girl named Kitty. Read More
on Aug 14, 2012
People, I've been having a rotten day. Maybe you have been, too. But I dare you -- I DARE YOU -- to watch this video and remain in a bad mood. It is a scientifically proven fact that if you watch a video where a dog swims with wild dolphins (yes! a dog! dolphins! water! swimming! interspecies cuteness!) you will not be able to maintain a bad mood. This fact was scientifically proven by me, just now.
Watch it and get ready to feel awesome. They should bottle this stuff. Read More
on Aug 14, 2012
Once upon a time, Helen Gurley Brown called herself a "non-militant feminist." She called herself that, she says, because, at the time, she was "so busy defending the idea that women should be adorable and adoring to men, I was so caught up in the idea that men were not the enemy and that we must defend and protect and love men...that I just wanted to sort of indicate, I guess, that I wasn’t mad at men." The truth is, barely anyone else considered Gurley Brown to be much of a feminist at all, especially the leaders of the women's movement. Read More