Topic: Offensive

Quiz: Can You Tell The Real Nail Polish Color Names From The Made Up Ones?

Quiz: Can You Tell The Real Nail Polish Color Names From The Made Up Ones?

Nail polish color names, amirite ladies? Anyone who takes more than a passing interest in nail polish knows that they can be a little bit over the top sometimes. And by “over the top,” I mean “named after the trashiest aspects of female-oriented culture, and sometimes random foods.” I’m not going to go so far as to call them anti-feminist, as some (like “pornstar”) are only offensive to the anti-porn brigades, and we can choose our choice, etc. I also think a lot of them are pretty tongue-in-cheek, because with names like that, you have got to be joking at least a little, right? Nonetheless, I think the people who name the nail polishes would agree that in an effort to capture people’s attention, they often turn to the ridiculous and the inflammatory. To illustrate my point, I made a quiz. Can you tell the real nail polish color names from the ones I made up? Answers are at the end! More »

Gallery: German Vogue Lifts An Idea Straight From Zoolander With Unironically Hobo-Themed Editorial

Gallery: German Vogue Lifts An Idea Straight From Zoolander With Unironically Hobo-Themed Editorial

Being homeless is so hot right now! I mean, why else would everybody be doing it? You get to wear cool shabby clothes, have a ton of fun with layers, and go all Eat Pray Love by paring down your earthly possessions to only what can fit in a shopping cart. It’s not like it’s totally scary and shitty to be homeless, or like it’s something that happens to people very much against their will. It’s basically like going to a giant street party that never ends. More »

Horribly Offensive T-Shirts For Girls

Horribly Offensive T-Shirts For Girls

Remember when J.C. Penney released a shirt where a girl proclaimed she was “too pretty for homework so she made her brother do it for her?” That was weird, right? Now Forever 21 has released this “Allergic to Algebra” shirt. As someone who has a legitimate allergy to Euclidean planes* I find this shirt particularly offensive and demeaning to fellow sufferers. I imagine it’s also demeaning to smart girls everywhere. But not as offensive as these shirts! Check out the worst shirts in the universe.

*yes, I know this is more of a geometry thing, but, as Barbie meant to say, elaborate math jokes are hard. More »