So you’re going camping, eh? What an excellent idea! Not sure what to bring with you? Well, we can help you out with that. Though be warned: When we say “camping,” we don’t mean camping of the pitch-a-tent-in-the-woods variety. We mean a very special kind of camping. We mean the sort that involves tacky decorations and drag queens. So what are you going to need to survive this camping trip of ours? Read on to find out! More
Topic: Camp Week
Creepy Things That Seem Real But Arenâ€™t is a series that explores modern urban legends, bringing you a new tale each week.
The previous summer, one of ducttapeâ€™s friends bought a house in the backwoods of Vermont. And when I say backwoods, I do mean backwoodsâ€”it was miles away from anything remotely resembling a town. It wasnâ€™t unusual for the friend to find various forms of wildlife in his yardâ€”deer, moose, coyotes, and so onâ€”and he and his wife would often hear the animalsâ€™ cries and howls. Occasionally, though, the noises would soundâ€¦ kind of odd. But ducttape brushed his friendâ€™s claims off as just typical woods soundsâ€”until he heard them for himself. More
So I know I just started this column last week and it’s a bit early to be going off-format, but when looking for a camp-themed video to decode this week, there were so many options that I couldn’t pick just one. Hence, I bring you not one but four great campy music videos, along with an abbreviated exegesis on each one. More
Much like Jamie mentioned in her post about sending her hypothetical kids to camp, summer camp was the first place I (as a gawky fifteen-year-old) gained a lot of much-needed confidence. It was a tennis camp, so I was already playing a sport I rocked at; I met cool girls from around the country who I’m still friends with; and I got my first kiss. More
What kind of a Camp Week would we be running over here if we didn’t put up some kind of tribute to John Waters? The Baltimore filmmaker is often imitated and alluded to, and here are some drawings done in his honor. Pink flamingos for everyone! More
If we’re talking campy fashion icons, Helena Bonham Carter is a must-mention. This delightful weirdo hits the red carpet in poofy gowns and frilly bows. Plus her movie characters have some of the best wardrobes on the silver screen. More
When I was but a wee lass, my parents sent me to summer arts camp. I had so much fun there I went back each year until I was way too old to still be going to camp, and then I cursed the five years they made you wait before you could be a counselor. You see, unlike during the school year, when I was friendless and miserable, camp gave me the first hint that there was nothing wrong with me, the kids I went to school with were just terrible little jerks, and someday I’d move to New York City and have lots of artsy friends and throw fun loft parties and eat ice cream for breakfast. Also, there were boys there. Cute boys.
Any children I may someday have are going to summer arts camp, too. (Or sports camp if they want, but I’m operating on the assumption that my kids will be just like me, and hence not into sports.) Here are some reasons why. More
I had my first kiss at summer camp and I’m going to tell you about it. It isn’t a sweet story of lakeside hand-holding and auditorium slow dancing, though. It’s a creepy and unsettling tale, and you’re going to be sorry I made you listen to it. Ready?
Did you know that basically every genre — horror, musical, dark comedy, let’s-switch-identities — has a camping movie? Turns out camp is a memory all screenwriters want to relive… or murder the counselors they may have hated when they were kids. We can’t really say, but here are nine movies to curl up with when you want to relive the fun and anxiety of first love, swimming lessons, and the big talent show. More
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Contrary to what the Jack and Jill trailer would have you believe, I remember a time when Adam Sandler at least tried to create funny characters. Then again, which campers here remember SNL‘s “Canteen Boy,” the nature-fanatic assistant scoutmaster who displayed acute characteristics of Asperger’s syndrome? To refresh your memory, most Canteen Boy sketches revolved around Sandler’s character being teased by fellow scouts for being a slow idiot. Yikes, SNL. More
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humprhies‘ weekend wedding has made it pretty much impossible to think of anything at all besides towering cakes, frilly gowns and dancing uncles. And since it’s Camp Week, we thought we’d show you some celebs who went nutty with their dresses. Eight celebrities, eight campy wedding gowns. More
No Camp Week is complete without the summer camp staple that is the color war, and we’ve decided to let famous people do our fighting for us. Playing for the blue team, we’ve got Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Avril Lavigne, along with other celebs who have dyed the hairs on their head navy, teal or aquamarine.
Summer camp: It’s one of the greatest universal experiences for our generation, what with the adventure of going away from home for a week or two and all of the different people we meet. So it’s no surprise that TV shows jumped on the bandwagon to put their characters into the great outdoors. The characters from One Tree Hill, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Family Guy, and moreÂ bond, run from bears, lose weight, and hook up. Yep, sounds like camp to us. More
Yep, you read that headline correctly: it’s Camp Week over here at Crushable. Instead of bumming you out with back-to-school stuff, we thought we’d celebrate one final hurrah of summer. More