The aggressive good cheer of the holidays affects everyone differently: you can get carried along in a tidal wave of joy and eggnog, or it can remind you of what you don’t have: Cleaver-like parents or a significant other to share it all with, let alone one who lets Jon Hamm talk him or her into buying you a Mercedes. And if you’ve suffered a recent loss in your family, the season can be heartbreaking. More
God, I’m sorry, I just find this royal birth watch business a bit boring. I mean, we know what’s going to happen, right? She’s going to have a baby. Whether it is a boy or a girl, it will inherit the throne, one day, like a bajillion years from now, because the royals live FOREVER. I suppose there’s some suspense to whether it will be a boy or a girl, or if they will name it Diana, but not enough. But take heart! These completely unexpected things could happen. More
It seems like journalists are really devoting a lot of time to preparing for the Royal Baby. AS I AM A JOURNALIST I am trying to do that, too. Here is what I am doing. Made some ravioli, quietly hoped … More
They’re being kept off one Bocce ball court. “Women,” Mr. Cohen said, “do not have the strength or stamina and play for the sake of playing the game; they don’t play strategically.” More
What’s America doing this Monday? Sitting around and being sad its birthday is over, mostly. I had a conversation with it, and it went something like this: More
The Department of Justice is trying to take a more serious stance on Title IX violations. Those are the provisions that prevent students from being sexually assaulted or harassed at university. More
Oh, God, seriously you guys. Have you ever had a good Fourth of July? I’ve never had a good Fourth of July. I think it’s almost impossible to have a good Fourth of July unless you’re the kind of person … More
There are going to be babies with three parents! It’s a really good thing! More
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I know that we’ve been joking about whether or not Kim Kardashian and Kanye West‘s baby would be named Kimye, or if it would have a different name that started with a K. For instance, “Klassy.” Klassy Kardashian had a great ring to it.
No, it’s so much better than that. More
I feel like there’s little TheGloss can say on the topic of James Gandolfini‘s death, save that it is terrible and tragic for anyone to die unexpectedly at 51. Fortunately, in those 51 years, Gandolfini played on of the best characters on television. His depiction of Tony Soprano will live on forever as an emblem of a certain kind of masculinity. But as for speaking about him, we should probably leave that to people like Edie Falco, who played his onscreen wife on The Sopranos. More
Why does the GOP keep doing this to me? Don’t they know I love capitalism? I probably would have voted for McCain. I mean, I did not, but I considered it until Palin. But every time they throw something up like, “Let’s make abortion funny” I realize I will never be able to align myself with this party, ever. WHY ARE THEY DESTROYING THEMSELVES FOR ME, PERSONALLY? More
It’s finally happened. Kim Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl. And she beat out Kate Middleton, so I guess she can feel good about that, if we assume that birthing is some sort of bizarre competition. According to … More
You are doing so much for your dad’s health just by being alive! Go you. Really, he should be buying you a present this weekend. He should buy you a present every weekend, because you are the reason he is so fit. More