For some ungodly reason, these two guys wanted to feel their wives’ labor pains for themselves. Sweet? Strange? Well, it’s definitely something. After technicians hooked electrode simulators onto the guys’ abdomens, they electrocuted them (!) over and over to simulate labor. Yowza! The dudes start out laughing but that doesn’t last long. Check out the video, and then for Goddess’ sake - thank your mom. BONUS: If your twisted self enjoyed watching that, click here to see two different guys do it in Dutch. Thanks to Read More
Officials in Osaka, Japan are keeping their heads down this week after their mayor, Toru Hashimoto, made some uncool comments about the country’s role in keeping "comfort women" during World War II. His exact (-ish) words were (as translated and quoted by Japanese media): "In the circumstances in which bullets are flying like rain and wind, the soldiers are running around at the risk of losing their lives. If you want them to have a rest in such a situation, a comfort women system is necessary. Anyone can understand that. Read More
Friends of Planned Parenthood in North Carolina donned their best bustles and pumps yesterday to fight the state’s latest anti-woman bill, HB730. The gals dressed up '60s style to show just how out-of-date the bill’s proposals are. They said they “love a good vintage look – but not when it’s running state legislature.” Genius! What is it about this bill that's got their knickers in a twist? Are you sitting down? It's a doozy. Read More
Remember the dreaded “humor gap” idea about men always being funnier than women? And that bogus pseudo-science Vanity Fair piece on the topic? Oy vey. I wish that was the only case of weird dudes telling the world women aren’t funny, but alas, the shoddily lobbed insults keep coming. If only we had a sweet comedienne to put this shit show to rest. OH WAIT, WE DO. It’s Ellie Kemper from Bridesmaids and The Office, hey girl! This week she wrote an article for GQ about the unfunniness of men, and it’s perfect. Read More
If Angelina’s double mastectomy has you thinking about your own cancer prevention options, here’s a heads up. What Jolie calls her “faulty gene,” BRCA1, is one of two genetic mutations that increase a woman’s chances of having breast and ovarian cancer. Not many people have these kinds of mutations, but for those who do, odds are they’ll develop the disease at some point in their lives. Read More
  Rejoice - the high priestess of grunge hits the road solo this June! It’s been ages since she first claimed her throne as a '90s punk rock icon (Frances Bean isn’t a sprout anymore), but trust us - this mama hasn’t lost her edge. When Hole played at Brooklyn’s Public Assembly last year, there were murmurs about a possible reunion tour (yes please!). For now, Courtney is heading off on her own with some new backing bandmates and a fresh set of songs. If you’d do anything to see her, you better act fast – she’s only playing nine shows. Read More
  Meet Emma Watkins, a 23-year-old dancer from Australia, and your new Wiggle! If you don’t already know and love the Wiggles (which is totally possible if you’re over age five) let me fill you in. For over two decades, four grown men in different colored shirts and striped leggings have finger-wagged their way into the hearts of babies and little kids worldwide. They’ve been Australia’s top-grossing entertainers, they’ve had multiple TV shows, and they’ve written such lyrical treasures as Toot Toot Chugga Chugga and Fruit Salad, Yummy Yummy. Read More
Have you heard? The Banana Stand from Arrested Development has sprung to life and popped up in a few lucky cities. Our own N.Y.C. is a stop on the Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand World Tour, and if you’re buy-curious about those bananas, I can tell you all about ‘em. This Monday, the Banana Stand was perched in front of the Rockefeller Centre in the middle of Manhattan. The line was up the block and around the corner, spanning two solid blocks around 6th Avenue and 49th Street. Read More
  Would your friends describe you as a mama's girl and/or Motherboy? Mother's Day is this Sunday, and if you've yet to find the perfect gift, look no further. Tell that mama how you feel with these cute Mother's Day cards from Flavorwire. Here are my personal faves.         And the (surprisingly raunchy) one you've been waiting for:     See the full set on Flavorwire, and check out their Arrested Development V-Day cards while you’re at it. Because it's never too late to tell that special someone they're hotter than a cornballer. Read More
Meet your newest art crush! Dilek Baykara is a New Jersey native now living and working in Brooklyn.  Her illustrations are part fairytale and part art nouveau, with intricate detailing and a few pop culture references tossed in. Some look like they belong in the childrens’ books of your dreams: flappers in feathers, celestial moonscapes, Bowie in the sky with diamonds. Check out these Gatsby-esque numbers:     If you like what you see and live nearby, girl’s got a solo show starting May 30th at N.Y.C.’s Superchief Gallery. Read More