Thank you thank you thank you to Whitney Jefferson at Jezebel (or whatever minion did this screenshot side-by-side) for putting in the work that I could not.
Exciting news, trusty and loyal steeds! I’m working on an actual BOOK (“You remember books…primitive versions of the DVD”), entitled The Book of Jezebel. It is, you guessed it, an encyclopedia about the site Jezebel. Lots of cool people are involved, but the head honchos consist of the always impressive feminists Anna Holmes and Kate Harding. Please stay tuned, and help me with my first task:
What are words that start in F that have something to do with anything that you think that someone who reads Jezebel might care about?
Think outside the box; people, places, things, adjectives. I want you for your BRAINstorming, not your body.
It is officially the last day of the year 2010, whatever that means to you! Let’s refer to the next year as 2000 + 11. And now, the superlatives for best and worst of the best and worst end of the year lists:
The Daily Beast Award for Best Overall Horrible and Excessive Lists
We get it, your whole staff is on vacation. Write a fucking article. Half of them don’t even have bylines.
The 10 Best Graphic Novels and Comics of 2010 [EW]
No one read these and no one will. Until next year.
2010’s Unsafe Skies [The Daily Beast]
30 Sexiest Stars of 2010 [EW]
Are they sexier or less sexy than last year?!
2010 Obsessions: Year of the mistress [CNN]
“‘In society, one out of every two marriages ends in divorce and in some societies it seems like one out of every one,’ Glass said. ‘We want to see these marriages survive. You want to see a Sandra Bullock and a Jesse James who are so diverse succeed. When we don’t see that, it kind of makes us feel vulnerable.'”
Or we’re just bitchy gossips.
The New York Times Makes New York the Center of the Universe, as per the Usual
The 110 Things New Yorkers Talked About in 2010
“55. Oh, the irony: Gawker is hacked.”
Irony? Or justice?
The Best Way to Ruin My Night/Whole Year. WHISKEY SOURS FOR THE WIN
20 Worst Hangover Drinks [The Daily Beast]
Top Scientific Breakthroughs of 2010 [Wired]
The Top 10 Animal Photobombers Of 2010 [Buzzfeed]
2010’s Most Bizarre Reality TV Moment: What’s your pick? [EW]
Any of them?
The Best of the Best of the Year
Brian Williams for the win, every time.
The Best Fake Rumors of 2010
Gawker has a lot, see their header:
The Year In Mariah Carey [Jezebel]
Featuring excellent GIF’s like this one:
What’s sad is that this list is not even close to comprehensive, just a smattering of what the internet has to offer. Did I miss any particularly poignant Best or Worst of lists?
And for your New Years Eve Party, check out this list of Memorable Songs Played on New Year’s Eve.
The Mothership came a callin’ here at Smart Girls. Emily’s post “The Helen Mirren Hypothesis” was republished on Jezebel, making it a very happy Christmas indeed. Props to her (you can read more at her fresh-off-the-presses blog, Rosie Says) and all my faithful contributors and mentionables, who make me far smarter and interesting to read. And of course the loyal readers, both new and old! Stick around, we’ll make it worth your while.
In the spirit of the holidays, not that anyone particularly needs a reminder, Feministing has a nice guide to giving, for those who get overwhelmed by The New York Times screaming “DON’T FORGET! REMEMBER THE NEEDIEST!” A few that I’m into: Planned Parenthood for sure, as well as Feeding America. But of course, it means more if it’s really your jam.