Smart Girls Who Do Stupid Things


TV Guide Loves Liz Lemon; Expresses This Love In An Interesting Manner

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There’s so much going on here that I can only assume that whoever wrote this
a) is in possession of the best sense of humor ever
b) has the most lenient boss ever.
Perhaps a combination of a and b could explain it as well.

Please note that this poll is sponsored by Summer’s Eve aka the company that makes douches, in smells like Island Splash.

What Is The Deal With Dyson?: Vacuum Cleaners Explored

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Dyson has come out with a new “City” vacuum cleaner. Because it’s smaller, and you have less space in cities, so that’s why it’s called that.

They have wisely avoided emulating the design of their last and most famous model, which is the color and style of the most hideous car ever seen:

I was always under the impression that designer James Dyson did not actually make money off of these $400 vacuum cleaners, and had firmly placed them in my Segway category of invention (for items that get a lot of hype but are not actually purchased by anyone). But those Dyson commercials that always feature James seem to have paid off, as he was worth $1.1 billon dollars as of 2008. He’s also written an entire autobiography about his life, entitled (yes) Against the Odds: An Autobiography.

Dyson really doesn’t know what he’s up against. His vacuum cleaners may have extra-strength suction or whatever, but they are nowhere near as cool as the robot vaccum cleaner, as seen in this excellent scene from Gilmore Girls:

I Dare You To Be Cooler, Rachel Maddow

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“CA: What, in your opinion, is the greatest challenge facing feminism today?

RM: Feminism is itself a challenge. Feminism is a challenge to the way things are in the world. It is by definition an oppositional movement, because it’s trying to accomplish something. I’ve never felt like feminism was a consciousness raising effort in isolation. Everything about feminism is about getting something in the world to get better for women, and to get the world to be less stupid on gender bifurcation terms. I think that feminism over time gets better, or it gets better and worse and better and worse at achieving the goals that it’s trying to achieve, but the overall mission stays the same. I guess I don’t think of it as feminism versus anti-feminism; I sort of think of it as feminism versus the world. I don’t think of it as a competition; there’s no winning. In feminism, you’re always trying to make stuff better. It’s opposition to which you cannot attribute a tally.”

The Feministing Five: Rachel Maddow [Feministing]

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