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Playing Ukelele Can Save the World

Last week we saw Amanda Palmer perform live (and totally drunk-Tweeted her afterward, oops) — but right before the show, we saw her hubby, author Neil Gaiman, read a new, unpublished short story. (To seven hundred freakin’ people, holy shit — some of them queued all day to get a good seat!) Anyway, as a […]

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Top 10 Sauciest Jokes from Phyllis Diller, RIP

photo by Allan Warren via WikiCommons It’s been a bad week for successful creative types. And, unfortunately, the drama surrounding director Tony Scott’s demise has taken away some of the attention the passing on Monday of comedy genius Phyllis Diller deserves. New York Magazine has a wonderful ode to her groundbreaking career, putting it into […]

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Top 10 American Sex Scandals

Sex scandals are as American as (sticking your wiener in an) apple pie. (Or should we say your Anthony Weiner?) The really unforgettable scandals leave us with a particular phrase or image burned into our brains. We could be a hundred years old and senile and we will still be able to recall Lorena Bobbitt […]

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Top 10 Movie Couples We Want to Double-Date

Double-dating is at least as hard as plain old dating. First of all, there’s two of them and two of you, which means there are four potential relationships to negotiate — you’re trying to find a couple with whom you have four-way chemistry. That’s Nobel-level stuff happening there. And then there’s the lack of sex […]

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Great Music to Have Sex To: Patrick Watson

photo via Flickr Or maybe we should say “great music to make love to” (if we actually used that terminology). It definitely works for making out to. Not frantic rip-off-each-others’-clothes sessions, but more deliberate, sensual interludes that last longer than an hour, the kind earnest teenagers in love engage in. Patrick Watson, the Montreal-based band (fronted by singer-songwriter […]

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The Final Word on Vajazzling?

photo via flickr When Jennifer Love Hewitt went on Conan recently, he asked her about vajazzling — the act of adorning one’s genitals with crystals — and she responded,  “It makes you feel saucy, and I don’t know, it’s kind of fun to walk around and just think that nobody has any idea how shiny it […]

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Top 10 Summer Movies to See (a Guess)

Spider-who? Bat-who? Bourne-who? Forget the summer action blockbusters. This season we’re much more interested in the softer, sassier, saucier flicks. Instead of aliens, action and adventure, sex, love, family and friendship are the big themes with these movies. Women make up a majority of the lead roles (for a change). Most are indie. And for […]

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Top 10 Celebrities with the Best Porn Star Names, Round 2

photo via AMC In response to our post “Top 10 Celebrities with Awesome Porn Names,” we got enough great additional ideas to warrant round two! 1) January Jones (thx to Sofia) 2) Whitney Cummings (thx to ThisGuy) 3) Cobie Smulders (thx to Sage) the next 4 thx to sr123: 4) Dick Armey (ed note: after all, the guy is a […]

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The Best Commencement Speech of 2012

Commencement season is wrapping up and everyone’s coming out with their “Best Commencement Speeches of 2012” lists — all with the usual suspects, of course: Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Mitt Romney, Michael Bloomberg, Brian Williams, Katie Couric, Oprah Winfrey… yeah, yeah, yeah, a few jokes, some heartfelt platitudes, lots of security. Yawn. But our hands-down absolute favorite […]

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Guess the Celebrity Casual Sex Quote

photo via “The Voice” Most of the time when celebrities are interviewed, they blab on about how talented the director was or what their craft means to them (yawn). But every now and then they’ll open up about something a little more racy. See if you can match up the following celebrities to their quotes […]

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Friends with Kids

photo via FriendsWithKids.com Note: This review is written by Em, who loved the movie Friends with Kids. It’s really hard to talk about the new movie Friends with Kids (written, directed, produced by, and starring Jennifer Westfeldt of Kissing Jessica Stein) without a massive plot spoiler, because the closing line is one of the dirtiest, […]

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Coming Soon: Lovelace, Inferno & Cherry (Movies, Not Axe Body Spray Scents)

Yesterday we discussed celebrities with porn names. Today we’re talking about celebrities in porn movies. Okay, not actual skin flicks. No, movies about skin flicks. Just as there are two modern movie versions of Snow White coming out at the same time (our money’s on Charlize Theron’s evil queen kicking Julia Roberts’ queen’s ass), there […]

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Top 20 Celebrities with Awesome Porn Names

A recent article in Salon about trends in porn names (disturbingly, there is apparently a “direct correlation between trendy baby names and porn stars’ names”) got us thinking about celebrities whose names are perfectly designed for a post-career-slump porno. Here are our top 10 favorite male and female celebrities with porn names: Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (she […]

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The Top 10 Most Realistic Sex Scenes of the Year

A.k.a the Top 10 Best Sex Scenes of 2011. Because what makes a sex scene great — at least in our opinion — is when there is some genuine realism in it: maybe heads get bonked or tears are shed or body parts fail or giggles erupt. Call it skinema verite. To view this list with […]

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The Oscars: If the Academy Weren’t So Afraid of Sex

photo via Flickr When the Oscars primarily entail being lectured by a bunch of narcissistic celebrities about how awesome and important their jobs are, when the highlight is Sacha Baron Cohen spilling the Bisquick ashes of Kim Jong Il all over “Bryan” Seacrest’s $1000 suit on the red carpet, and when the most scandalous moment […]

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Top 10 Sex Scandals of 2011

photo of DSK graffiti via Flickr It’s the most top-10-list time of year! And we’re not even going to try to resist its allure. 2011 was no stranger to sex scandals (is any year?). Most were political and/or not really all that surprising. And so, without further ado….(click on the link for a summary of […]