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Weird European Music Videos, Tres Sexee?

January 14, 2011


Our L.A. writer friend Charlie Amter recently launched a labor-of-love blog called EUROPOPPED, what he describes as “a little epic sideblog” to “turn on more people to the crazy Euro music vids” he finds every day. And they ARE crazy. Or just foreign. Or maybe something is just getting lost in translation. Whatever the reason, it makes for entertaining time-killing, even if you can’t speak French or German…

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Was Facebook Created Just to Help a Geek Get a Girl?

September 27, 2010


According to the movie THE SOCIAL NETWORK (in theaters October 1st; we got a sneak preview last week), Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg –portrayed brilliantly by Jesse Eisenberg — was just trying to prove himself cool when he created the site while he was still a student at Harvard. He was a geek who couldn’t get the girl and couldn’t get into Harvard’s most exclusive social clubs and parties, and so he sought out to accumulate friends — or “friends” — the new-fangled way. Oh, and also, he might have kinda sorta “appropriated” the idea from some rich jock guys at Harvard. Though the best line in the movie, in Zuckerberg’s defense, spoken by Eisenberg (and possibly invented by script writer Aaron Sorkin), is this: “If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”

The pre-release buzz is that “this is the movie Facebook doesn’t want you to see” — it’s being described as a mean-spirited take-down of Zuckerberg and some kind of revenge move by his co-founder and ex-best-friend who collaborated with the filmmakers (Zuckerberg did not). Does this sound junior high enough to you? And yet, we have to say — and maybe it’s just because Zuckerberg is played by the impossible-to-dislike Eisenberg — we don’t see the big take-down. From our seats in the movie theater, Zuckerberg was just a typically nerdy-brilliant college student who was awkward with women (and tried to overcompensate for this by pretending to be an ass), incredibly ambitious, and easily swayed by the wrong people. It would be just your typical college dorm room story if it wasn’t for the billions of dollars involved.

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Katy Perry’s Cleavage Knows How to Get to Sesame Street

September 24, 2010


Or rather, how to get kicked off Sesame Street. Perry shot a music video with Elmo for the pre-schoolers’ show featuring a version of her “Hot n’ Cold” hit, this one about playing dress up (natch). Sesame Street does this all the time — kidifying a pop tune with the actual artist; check out Feist’s version of “1, 2, 3, 4″ for an excellent example. But this time around, the powers that be thought a low-cut, cleavage exposing, booberific outfit was appropriate for the wee ones (they even have Perry running around which makes ignoring the bouncing cleavage near impossible). A mesh colored top that accentuates the breastages may be cool for the MTV music awards, but for the love of all that’s good and pure, let’s keep Sesame Street a sex-free zone. Little girls have a hard enough time growing up in a world where they’re taught their greatest asset is their outward appearance, where their value is measured in sexiness — they don’t need to become aware of this pressure at two. Over the past week since the video was released online parents have complained, resulting in the show pulling it from their upcoming broadcast but allowing it on Katy Perry’s own YouTube channel for her more mature fans to enjoy.

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Know Your Meme

September 10, 2010


We’ve been long-time fans (well, long-time in terms of Internet years) of the website and podcast “Know Your Meme,” a “web series and online database dedicated to documenting Internet culture, one scientismic investigation at a time.” They give you information on the back-story, viral development and spin-offs of every crazy contemporary meme out there, from Auto-Tune to Double Rainbow to shit you’ve never even heard of. While the whole thing is kind of silly, the “scientists” (read: comedians) behind KYM actually do pose — and answer quite well — some smart and interesting questions about our fast-paced viral Internet culture. Take their report on Antoine Dodson/Bed Intruder: Are we laughing at Atoine or with him, as his flamboyant threats against his sister’s would-be rapist to a local news crew are Auto-tuned into a smash hit available on iTunes?

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Adam Lambert Macks with a Scissor Sister

September 9, 2010


Scissor Sisters are in the middle of the US leg of their tour to support their new album, Night Work, so Scissor Sisters News just released this update: Katy Perry Watches Adam Lambert Make Out with [lead singer] Jake Shears. Check it out to see the silly backstage shenanigans and get some serious kissing tips from Lambert (though did we really need to know what a Blumpkin Pie is?). We kind of love the low-budge quality of this news parody — it barely rivals the poor production values of our own basement parodies, making us feel like we can all be fabulous, gay pop stars!

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Crush of the Week: 6th Grader Performing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi”

May 25, 2010

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It may sound a little creepy, but we’re totally smitten with Greyson Chance (what a name!), the 6th grader who recently did a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at a school event. (In only a motherly sort of way, of course!) No singing lessons, only three years of piano! He’s so good even Ellen had him on her show to perform it, with Lady Gaga calling in to encourage him (lacking total appropriate zeal, if you ask us)…

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Christina Aguilera Replaces “Vajayjay” with “Woohoo”

May 11, 2010

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We’re predicting the big pop hit of the summer is here — and it’s a going to be an anthem for girls nights out all over the country. For Christina Aguilera’s new song “Woohoo” featuring Nicki Minaj (from her album Bionic out this June) is all about the joys of cunnilingus. Best line ever: “All the boys think it’s cake when they taste my (woohoo), you don’t even need a plate, just your face, ha.” Ha indeed! Of course, “all the boys” sounds like she’s open for a booming business — and you know, you’ve got to be careful about STDs even with cake tasting (oral herpes can become genital herpes like that!). We also must take issue with a few of the other lines: “I’m a little tipsy, play along with me” suggests women can’t be proud of their vulvas and want them pleasured exclusively unless they’re drunk. Ugh. “I know I probably shouldn’t but uhh I’m feeling good” suggests that good girls shouldn’t enjoy receiving oral attention, since that would be so unladylike. Ugh. That said, the overall message of the song — if you dare to think of this as a “One To Grow On” moment — is that women enjoy and deserve oral sex too. For far too long there’s been an imbalance, especially among young sexually active people, to think fellatio is de rigueur and cunnilingus is de gross. Here’s hoping this song, in all it’s crassness, helps even the playing field. Woohoo!

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Top 10 Songs About Bad Sex

May 6, 2010


There are plenty of bad songs about sex — and we’re guessing that they’re in heavy rotation when any cast member of Jersey Shore hooks up. But there are some truly excellent songs about bad sex. Here are a few lyric excerpts from some of our favorites (with thanks to our readers on Facebook and Twitter for help compiling this; although to the reader who nominated “Prostatic Fluid Asphyxiation” by Whitechapel — er, thanks, but no thanks). Let’s see if we can get up to 25, or even 100 — put your other suggestions in the comments section below!

1. “Do You Remember the First Time” by Pulp

You say you’ve got to go home
‘Cause he’s sitting on his own again this evening
And I know you’re gonna let him bore your pants off again
Oh now it’s half past eight, you’ll be late

You say you’ve never been sure
Though it makes good sense for you to live together
Still you bought a toy that can reach the places he never goes
And now it’s getting late, he’s so straight

2. “Please Please Me” by the Beatles [Rumor has it this was written for Lennon's wife Cynthia, who was apparently not very giving in the oral sex department. We'll never hear the line "Why do you make me blue?" quite the same way again.]

Last night I said these words to my girl
I know you never even try girl
Come on, come on, come on, come on,
Please please me oh yeah like I please you.
You don’t need me to show the way love
Why do I always have to say love
Come on, come on, come on, come on,
Please please me oh yeah like I please you.
I don’t want to sound complaining
But you know there’s always rain in my heart.
I do all the pleasing with you
It’s so hard to reason with you.
Oh yeah why do you make me blue.

3. “Stutter” by Elastica [Or, as we like to call it, Ballad of the Whiskey Dick.]

No need to whine, boy
Like a wind-up toy you stutter at my feet
And it’s never the time, boy
You’ve had too much wine to stumble up my street
Well it isn’t a problem
Nothing we can’t keep between the sheets
Tell me you’re mine, love
And I will not wait for other bedtime treats

Is there something you lack
When I’m flat on my back
Is there something that I can do for you?
It’s always something you hate
Or it’s something you ate
Tell me is it the way that I touch you?
Have you found a new mate
And is she really great
Is it just that I’m much too much for you?

Don’t feed me a line, boy
I can hear that voice you use upon the phone
And there’s no need to be coy
That is something you can do upon your own
Well it isn’t problem
Nothing we can’t solve so just relax
Am I on the wrong train, love
And will I have to tie you to the tracks

Is there something you lack
When I’m flat on my back
Is there something that I can do for you?
It’s always something you hate
Or it’s something you ate
Tell me is it the way that I touch you?
Have you found a new mate
And is she really great
Is it just that I’m much too much for you?

4. “Pour Some Sugar on Me” by Def Leppard [Okay, we think that someone accidentally nominated this as a bad song about sex, but (a) we happen...okay Em happens to love it, especially at karaoke bars, and (b) we think the sex described in this song sounds both unpleasantly sticky and also totally unsatisfying to the female participant. Unless of course they were talking about female ejaculation, but that was probably too advanced for the 80s.]

Take a bottle, shake it up
Break the bubble, break it up

Pour some sugar on me, ooh, in the name of love
Pour some sugar on me, c’mon fire me up
Pour your sugar on me, oh, I can’t get enough
I’m hot, sticky sweet from my head to my feet yeah

You gotta squeeze a little, squeeze a little, tease a little more
Easy operator come-a-knockin’ on my door
Sometime, anytime, sugar me sweet
Little miss innocent sugar me, yeah
Give a little more

5. “Not Big” by Lily Allen [As she said when she introduced the song in concert, "We've always got our fingers, ladies."]

Now listen I think you and me have come to the end of our time,
What do you want some kind of reaction?
Well, OK, that’s fine,
Alright, how would it make you feel if I said you never made me cum?
In the year and a half that we spent together,
Yeah, I never really had much fun.

All those times that I said I was sober,
Well I’m afraid I lied,
I’d be lying next to you, you next to me,
All the while I was high as a kite.
I could see it in your face as you break it to me gentle,
Yeah, you really must think you’re great,
Let’s see how you feel in a couple of weeks,
When I work my way through your mates.

I never wanted it to end up this way,
You’ve only got yourself to blame,
I’m gonna tell the world you’re rubbish in bed now
And that you’re small in the game.

I saw you thought this was gonna be easy,
Well, you’re out of luck.
Yeah, let’s rewind, let’s turn back time to when you couldn’t get it up,
You know what it should’ve ended there,
That’s when I should’ve shown you the door.
As if that weren’t enough to deal with,
You became premature.

I’m sorry if you feel that I’m being kinda mental,
But you left me in such a state.
But now I’m gonna do what you did to me,
Gonna reciprocate.

You’re not big, you’re not clever,
No, you ain’t a big brother
Not big what so ever.

6. “Minnesoter” by Dandy Warhols

Yeah, I could rock her
Like a doctor
If I found a way to get her off first
I could own her, the crazy loner,
If I found my way to Minnesoter.

In a slumber, I’m sawing lumber
I saw my baby dance a Latin
number with her shirt off
Man her skin’s soft
But in a mood she`d rather
if I jerked off.

7. “Jizz in My Pants” by The Lonely Island, featured on Saturday Night Live

Lock eyes from across the room
Down my drink, while the rhythms boom
Take your hand and skip the names
No need here for the silly games
Make our way through the smoke and crowd
The club is the sky and I’m on your cloud
Move in close as the lasers fly
Our bodies touch and the angels cry
Leave this place go back to yours
Our lips first touch outside your doors
A whole night what we’ve got in store
Whisper in my ear that you want some more
And I jizz in my pants

This really never happens you can take my word
I won’t apologize, that’s just absurd
Mainly your fault from the way that you dance
And now I jizz in my pants

Don’t tell your friends or I’ll say you’re a slut
Plus it’s your fault, you were rubbing my butt
I’m very sensitive, some would say that’s a plus
Now I’ll go home and change

8. “Not Fair” by Lily Allen [This woman has made the bad sex revenge song an art form.]

Oh, he treats me with respect,
He says he loves me all the time,
He calls me 15 times a day,
He likes to make sure that I’m fine,
You know I’ve never met a man,
Whose made me feel quite so secure,
He’s not like all them other boys,
They’re all so dumb and immature.

There’s just one thing,
That’s getting in the way,
When we go up to bed you’re just no good,
It’s such a shame!
I look into your eyes,
I want to get to know you,
And then you make this noise,
and its apparently it’s all over

Oh you’re supposed to care,
But you never make me scream,
You never make me scream,

Oh it’s not fair,
And it’s really not ok,
It’s really not ok,
It’s really not ok,

Oh you’re supposed to care,
But all you do is take,
Yeah, all you do is take.

I lay here in this wet patch
in the middle of the bed,
I’m feeling pretty damn hard done by
I spent ages giving head.

Then I remember all the nice things
that you’ve ever said to me,
maybe I’m just over reacting
maybe you’re the one for me.

9. “Walk of Shame” by Shayna Ferm and the Upper Deckers

You gotta walk off the walk of shame
still can’t remember his name
and you hope he lost your number
and that he used a rubber
walk walk walk of shame
girl, girl

Remember that guy with the lazy eye
who was dancin’ so close
the one with that banana in his pocket
that your friends said was really gross
you let him buy you another mai tai
and then you showed him your boobs
now you’re walkin’ home thinkin’ ’bout quittin’ drinkin’
and you’re singin’ yourself this tune

You lost all your pride
girl you ain’t got no ride
walk walk walk of shame
still can’t remember his name
it’s a cold and lonely mornin’
people drivin’ by and pointin’

10. The Bad in Bed Song

You’re the worst sex I ever had
It was so fucking bad
You could never find my clit
Even if i drew a map to it

There were other problems too…
How you wouldn’t let me touch your Jewfro
I should have seen that warning
How your hair had to be all perfect
Cause you were filming in the morning

Yeah, you’re a big fat star
Everybody knows who you are
You probably fucked every girl in this bar…poorly!

Don’t push my head down there
Cause baby I’m telling you, that’s a lot of hair
Try Nair
Or we’ll give you a buzz cut
Ooooh ooh try Nair

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One-Night Stand Wisdom from ’80s Song Lyrics

March 29, 2010


When we published “How to Greet a Former One-Night Stand” on our site last week, Madamoiselle L suggested the worst way ever to do so: “Hey, how are you doing? Oh, I’d like you to meet your son.” To which Spes responded, “Wasn’t there an ’80s song about that?” Reader SS to the rescue! “Googling this was much more fun than folding laundry,” posted SS, “which is what I’m supposed to be doing.” So here, thanks to SS (and Madamoiselle L and Spes for the inspiration), are the weirdest — or, at least, most specific — lyrics about a one-night stand that we’ve ever heard. Our favorite part? The nifty foreshadowing in the note she leaves on the night-stand. Our least favorite? The unprotected sex with a stranger part. Oh, the ’80s! So… who can top this? Post your favorite one-night stand songs and lyrics in the comments section below…

“All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You” by Heart

It was a rainy night
When he came into sight,
Standing by the road,
No umbrella, no coat.
So I pulled up alongside
And I offered him a ride.
He accepted with a smile,
So we drove for a while.
I didn’t ask him his name,
This lonely boy in the rain.
Fate, tell me it’s right,
Is this love at first sight?
Please don’t make it wrong,
Just stay for the night.

All I wanna do is make love to you
Say you will
You want me too
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

So we found this hotel,
It was a place I knew well
We made magic that night.
Oh, he did everything right
He brought the woman out of me,
So many times, easily
And in the morning when he woke all
I left him was a note
I told him
I am the flower you are the seed
We walked in the garden
We planted a tree
Don’t try to find me,
Please don’t you dare
Just live in my memory,
You’ll always be there

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

Oh, oooh, we made love
Love like strangers
All night long
We made love

Then it happened one day,
We came round the same way
You can imagine his surprise
When he saw his own eyes
I said please, please understand
I’m in love with another man
And what he couldn’t give me
Was the one little thing that you can

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I wanna do is make love to you
Come on say you will, you want me too

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew

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The Wisdom of John Mayer, Tweeted

January 19, 2010

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Say what you will about John Mayer’s music — here marks the spot where Lo censored Em’s compliments about “Your Body Is a Wonderland” as a matter of principle — his Tweets are some of the funniest in the biz. (Okay, so he doesn’t have a lot of competition. Britney Spears: “How’s everyone’s 2010 going so far?”) Anyway, love him or hate him — or, most likely, a combination of the two — we thought you’d appreciate some of his Tweet-wisdom (twisdom?) on the topics of love, sex, bodily functions, and other important stuff. Here are a dozen of our favorites from the last month or so — you can follow him yourself at Twitter.com/JohnCMayer:

  1. What 1 area of your body gets touched the least? I’m going to guess sub-scrotal flange, but it could also be knee cleavage.
  2. If you call a girl 62 times and she’s sleeping, does it read in the morning as one missed call or 62? Asking for a friend.
  3. Waitresses of Vegas, be advised: I have no wife, children or endorsements. In other words, I have nothing to offer you.
  4. I wish I could take all you lonely hearts to a movie tonight. Maybe some Chinese food. Nothing crazy. [Tweeted Christmas Eve]
  5. It’s never the part of the karaoke where you’re singing. It’s the long instrumentals/solos that make you feel like a jack’s ass.
  6. I need to get back into the gym. I’m all for having boobs against my chest but not when they’re mine.

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