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Dick of the Week: William Giraldi

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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photo via flickr William Giraldi wrote a personal essay for The Baffler called “This Brat’s for You.” Have you encountered this polished turd being bandied about the internet yet? In the piece, Giraldi bemoans the fact that he got paternity leave from his employer for the birth of his first child, became so utterly bored by [...]

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Top 10 Love Lessons from “The Bachelor” (Wedding “Crashers” Episode)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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photo via ABC’s The Bachelor Last night’s third episode of ABC’s “The Bachelor” continued the season’s new style of embracing the humor along with the histrionics (often via some heavy-handed editing at the women’s expense). For examples of this trend, see Ellen DeGeneres’s recent season recap: Is Chris Soules so boring that the producers’ only recourse [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from “The Bachelor” (Prince Farming’s First Dates)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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photo via ABC’s The Bachelor Last night’s second episode of ABC’s “The Bachelor” proved to be quite entertaining, despite Prince Farming having the personality of a soybean. The producers seemed to pepper the episode with the kind of zany, kooky, funny stuff usually reserved for the closing credits — in order to make up for Chris [...]

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What Did You Think of Jeremy Renner’s “Globes” Joke?

Monday, January 12, 2015

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screen shot from the Golden Globes on NBC J. Lo wore one of her, shall we say, memorable numbers to the 2015 Golden Globes, the kind of outfit that draws the unblinking stare of even the gayest gay man like greedy raiders of a lost ark. So when she and Jeremy Renner were about to [...]

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Top 10 Things We Hope the “Fifty Shades” Movie Does Better Than the Book

Friday, January 9, 2015

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photo via the movie website The film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, the first book in the mega-selling erotic trilogy by E.L. James, is almost here! It arrives in theaters Valentine’s Day weekend (ladies, get your limos ready!). With the casting of Jamie Dornan (The Fall) as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson (The Social Network) [...]

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Photos of the Week: Weird & Wacky Wedding Cake Topppers

Thursday, January 8, 2015

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The season premiere this week of “The Bachelor” got us thinking of nuptials, both solid and doomed. So we turned to Getty to see what a wedding search would yield, and we were barraged with a bunch of weird, wacky and, in some cases, downright wonderful wedding toppers. View image | gettyimages.com   View image [...]

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Top 5 Love Lessons from “The Bachelor” (Prince Farming’s Season Premiere)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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photo via ABC’s The Bachelor It’s been a long, grueling wait, but last night we finally got our fix with the live season premiere of ABC’s “The Bachelor”! This season features “Prince Farming” and Bachelorette runner-up, Chris Soules — a guy who’s so deep in the Iowa boondocks, the closest Starbucks is over an hour [...]

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A Line-by-Line Take Down of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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The song performed in the 1949 musical “Neptune’s Daughter” ’Tis the season to be sexist, with the “traditional” Xmas pop played on an eternal loop, reinforcing old gender stereotypes about boys only wanting cowboy boots and guns while girls insist on walking, talking dollies. There’s the infernal Love, Actually movie which, despite its charming British [...]

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Blog Snog: Sex Acts As Represented by Thanksgiving Dinner Dishes

Friday, November 21, 2014

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photo via The Frisky The Frisky: Sex Acts As Represented by Thanksgiving Dinner Dishes Nerve Classics: “Feast,” a short story that includes mashed potatoes in places you won’t believe! PopSugar: Your Holiday Guide to Staying Healthy & Happy This Season YourTango: 9 Ways To Make Sure His Family Doesn’t Hate You This Holiday 150 Shades of Play: Get your Xmas [...]

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This Week in Great Subliminal Phalluses from History

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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We just finished Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion for our book club last night. It was a spirited debate, which went a little something like this: - Harris is self-centered, arrogant and off-putting. - But you just don’t know him like we do. - He condones drug use. - And that’s [...]

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