I love Demetri Martin's bit about how adding the word "ladies" to the end of a sentence automatically makes you sound like a creep. I admit, the word "ladies" often makes me cringe, though some of my guy friends seem to think it's classy. I guess it's better than referring to a group of women as "girls" or "my b*tches!" . . . but still. What say you?
This razor commercial from Down Under (no, really!) turns bikini hair removal into a sing-along. But just who does the Wilkinson Sword company think it's advertising to? Very few women I know consider "mowing the lawn" a "favorite thing to do," and I can safely say that none of us sing about it. With the cheery suburban setting and lyrics like "whatever shape your topiary," I just kept waiting for a curtain-matches-the-drapes joke.
So what has Barbie taught us after these 50 years of her existence as the doll ideal we should all aspire to? Well, let's see. That we can do anything, as long as we look good doing it! Me, I prefer the Sarah Haskins Regular Lady Barbie — "Wine, liberal arts education and regular Ken sold separately."
Something's a-brewin' in the world of masculinity. It's called the "bromance," and it's an attempt by straight men to be friends without being all gay about it. Unfortunately, it's kind of homophobic, and it's spawned an insulting credo, "Bros before hos," which pits girlfriends as the bromance's public enemy number one. To find out what I'm talking about and to watch a video about bromances read more
Watching this compilation of women's faces as they get the wax strips ripped off their lady parts is much like watching a horror film. You know, when women are wandering around in the dark, as the psycho is right behind them with a machete? You want to say, "Don't do it!" but all you can do is watch. I love how one of the waxers says, "This will be absolutely painless." Ha! Riiight.
This ballad imagines what nirvana it would be to be a bro instead of a girl. Apparently, you'd get to stink, watch bad television, and be as nasty as you want to be. Maybe it's just the crew I run with, but, uh. . .I don't think you need a sex-change for the privileges of being a slob.
Akiko, the Japanese woman behind Man Bra, provides a couple reasons for its invention, primarily the need that moobs-sporting men all over have to hitch up their moobies for a smoother look under those power suits. But this reporter sneaks in another reason at the end of this clip: Akiko thinks it will make men "gentler and more caring" once they know what women have to go through. What do you think?
And talking to your mom about cleaning out your girl parts with "Effectol" was not considered creepy. "For a clean, fresh feeling of gentle, effective douching..."