7:30 pm, February 29th | by Laura Donovan
Criticizing political figures through “The Artist” parodies seems to be a growing trend this election season. A video under the MassStateGOP YouTube account posted a black and white joke video Wednesday titled “The Elitist,” an allusion to Oscar winning film, “The Artist” and swipe at Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
6:58 pm, February 29th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Two weeks ago, Georgetown student Sandra Fluke was denied in her bid to testify at the Senate contraception hearing. Today, Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut” and a “prostitute.”
6:30 pm, February 29th | by Hillary Reinsberg
We really thought we’d seen it all when it came to ridiculous liquors marketed specifically to women. Heck, we did a whole investigation on the subject just yesterday! But flying gracefully into in our inboxes today was a press release announcing this new little surprise: LITTLE BLACK DRESS VODKA.
5:54 pm, February 29th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Remember that awful movie Leap Year in which Amy Adams flies to Dublin to propose to her boyfriend on February 29, because apparently that’s the only day women are allowed to propose to men? Yeah, neither do we. And is that even a real thing? On this rare “leap day,” we investigate.
5:52 pm, February 29th | by Amy Tennery
EOD Wednesday: Apple is now worth more than Poland (think about that), women are more concerned with becoming homeless than men are and 51 percent of tea partiers report being in favor of birth control. It is a day of wonders indeed. Read on.
4:54 pm, February 29th | by Laura Donovan
Proofreading doesn’t seem to be a selling point for schools in Methuen, Massachusetts, as its district just accidentally sent parents a lunch menu with “KKK Chicken Tenders” as a listed meal item.
4:05 pm, February 29th | by Amy Tennery
Before Whitney Houston’s tragic death, Target decided to make light of (and cash in on) her turbulent, sometimes violent, relationship with Bobby Brown. They sold a card warning of the dangers of falling for “bad boys,” pointing to Houston as an example, in an attempted ‘funny’ way.
Of course, now that she’s dead, these jokes… well, they weren’t funny at all before; and now they’re more taboo than ever. So you can imagine the surprise of one Target shopper who came across the greeting cards in question this week.
3:21 pm, February 29th | by Laura Donovan
Senator Olympia Snowe, who abruptly announced her upcoming resignation Tuesday, told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that she stepped out in part because the Senate “[works] in a parallel universe with competing proposals, up or down votes.”
2:30 pm, February 29th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Yesterday, we took a look at all the ways your cell phone is negatively affecting your body. Needless to say, it left us feeling rather anxious, leading to a binge of “how to stop cell phone radiation” Google searches and purchases of anti-radiation phone cases. We thought we’d share our research.
1:45 pm, February 29th | by Laura Donovan
Ever sat around wondering, “When will I get my knight in shining armor?” (Or am I the only adult besides Charlotte from “Sex and the City” who does that?)
Abby Huntsman Livingston, one of former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman’s daughters, is mulling over the same thing — with regards to the Republican primaries.