Topic: Culture

Why Luke Skywalker Is Sexy

Why Luke Skywalker Is Sexy

As a Star Wars fan, I wince whenever I see an article about Star Wars characters because I know that Luke Skywalker is likely to be lambasted within (as discussed in the TheGloss’s recent Fuck, Marry, Kill where almost %50 of you wanted Luke off’d). The liberal use of “Sun-In,” the tunic- and poncho- based wardrobe, the limpid blue eyes . . . he’s an easy mark for those who like style and sass.

But how can you like Star Wars if you have only disdain for Luke? That’s like loving Citizen Kane, except for the Orson Welles parts (Joseph Cotten’s character was so much cooler, right?). I can’t make you find shaggy 70’s hair and tunics sexy, but on the subject of Luke, I implore you to look again. More »

Illustrated Guide: 10 Things You Need To Know About Prom (From Someone Who Never Went)

Illustrated Guide: 10 Things You Need To Know About Prom (From Someone Who Never Went)

Prom is a formal event for high school students that takes place near the end of senior year… but it’s so much more than that. Prom is also a very important event in a young woman’s life. You might say it’s the most important thing she ever does (besides get married, obviously).

Here’s a true testament to the massive significance of prom: I know everything about it and I didn’t even go*. Prom’s influence is so far-reaching, so pervasive, so unquantifiable that I know pretty much all there is to know about it, thanks to pop culture. Here, I’ve helpfully narrowed down the 10 most important things about prom in one helpful Illustrated Guide. More »

We Heard From Joe Millionaire, He Sounds Really Nice, Self-Aware

We Heard From Joe Millionaire, He Sounds Really Nice, Self-Aware

Well, now we feel terrible.

Yesterday we ran a post where we mentioned that we thought Joe Millionaire (Evan Marriott) was a terrible person because of and interview he gave years ago stating that he wanted a blond with a cute little bubble butt. Sometimes we just throw out vitriol. Then we got the following incredibly nice, self aware letter from him. Ugh! He is a person! Sometimes we forget reality stars are people! We are jerks. We told him the following letter changed our opinion of him, and that we think it will change yours, too. Though the goatee still isn’t working for him. We stand by that. He explains: More »