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Happy Eat-And-Argue-With-Family day to all us American hams! If you’re in need of another carb at the table but all out of unique ideas, blogger Stavvers has an idea you can steal.
I am making sourdough. I started the starter on Saturday afternoon…I bunged something a little bit unconventional in the starter: yeast from my vagina.
Yes, Stavvers (who has already hashtagged the event with the delightful #c**tsourdough) used as “much vaginal yeast as I could scrape off a dildo I put in my vagina” in her sourdough starter and is now sitting around seeing if she can get some dough out of it. Of course this is getting a lot of vocal side-eye, all gleefully documented in a blog post where she describes the process in detail.
So there you go. If those Pillsbury rolls just aren’t getting it done this year, I guess you could try some vag biscuits. Happy Thanksgiving!
The seemingly endless pregnancy of Amber Fillerup, of the ‘shirtgate’ episode, is finally coming to an end. The human Barbie entered the hospital last night and quickly provided a sexy gram photo to alert her fans of the coming event. The photo already has nearly 70,000 likes.
Predictions on the name selection have already begun with choices swinging between “some hipster/old timey name” or something omgFrawnchy sounding.
Gawker Media is shutting down Defamer, Millihelen, Kitchenette, Valleywag, and several other sites in order to ”focus intensely on politics, broadly considered, and the 2016 campaign”.
Several folks have obviously been canned as part of the “reorganization”, with Millihelen’s Jane Marie taking to twitter to share her displeasure.
It is rumored that the changes are being made because Gawker began hemorrhaging advertisers after they outed a random married executive, and are part of Nick Denton’s pleadge to make Gawker “20 percent nicer”.
Joanna Goddard, she’s a cool Brooklyn mom ok, has joined the hordes of bloggers rushing to hitch their names to the Paris tragedy hashwagon. She put up an eye-dabbing post about teaching children how to feel the feelings of all the feels.
After such heartbreaking events in the news this weekend, it makes you think even more about how teach empathy to children…
And what’s the best way, you ask? Affiliate linking books about kindness, of course. Hey, no reason you can’t be sad about a tragedy AND make some money off of it, right?
Yep, post a picture of herself smiling and twirling in front of the Arc de Triomphe. Look, I understand that bloggers and social media stars cannot privately acknowledge any tragedy because private prayers don’t come with hashtags. But maybe chill on the ‘gee my heart is breaking for you, but here’s a pic of me having a grand ole time in front of one of your landmarks in better times!’ posts, guys.
I’m kind of busy lately so here’s some little news bits I never got around to posting the past couple of weeks.
Amber Venz, RStyle queen, finally gave birth to her daughter. She and husband Baxter Box chose the name Birdie. Birdie Box. She’s enjoying her postpartum leave by taking little Birdie Box for walks in outfits like this. Ok then. And if you’re into nursery decor you’ll be thrilled to know she went with the GOMI Forums favorite color scheme of grey and white (combined with what looks like some sort of mintish color on the walls).
Socality Barbie announced her retirement and the internet crapped its pants.
And finally, a bunch of supposed internet celebs are going on Season 28 of ‘The Amazing Race’ and pretty much nobody cares.
Feel free to add any other newsie bits that I missed!
By now you’ve probably heard about the teenaged “Instagram model” who dramatically claimed she would be flouncing from social media because it ruins lives or something. Because the media loves photogenic white girls with first world social causes, Essena O’Neill became an overnight sensation for her “brave” choice.
After posting a bunch of stuff to her social media complaining about how social media sucks (while posturing herself as the Bringer Of Truth) she finally started to get some backlash. In her final youtube video she talked about a trip to Los Angeles, implying she was there as some kind of celebrity/working model being chased by agencies and saying all the rich and famous people she met while there were “miserable”. Unfortunately the folks whose couch she crashed on are also Toobers, and posted a lovely response – the gist of it being Essena was just a broke nobody who crashed at their house and ate all their food while hooking up with their guy friends.
Finally, after three days of people asking why she was still on social media if it’s so horrible, she deleted her instagram account and youtube videos yesterday. Not that she’s actually left social media completely – she’s still validation fishing over on Vimeo. As of this post she has 4 videos up of Essena talking about Essena, with the latest video being Essena talking about how everyone is talking about Essena.
She’s also started a new blog called “Let’s Be Game Changers”, the focus of which seems to be Essena begging for donations, claiming she can’t pay her rent without the money she was making from her promotional gram posts. Guess she should have lined up some income before flouncing out of the money-for-posts gram game, eh?
But when Fisher returned home, he was dripping wet, distressed and alone. The father had fallen into the Logan River cradling his son in his arms, and let go. The six-month-old’s body was found downstream the next morning.
Apparently the husband was high on a combination of substances and allegations swirled that he was having “delusions” at the time of the incident. He was charged with murder.
The case has now been settled in court as the father pleaded guilty to manslaughter and some drug charges. He was sentenced to 7 1/2 years, with parole eligibility after 3 1/2 years. Since he has already spent over three years in jail he could possibly be released by the end of 2015.
It was Halloween this past Saturday, and your favorite bloggers really put in 50% this year. In case you missed it here are a few of the costumes put up by people who are supposedly super creative.
Amber of Barefoot Blonde didn’t wear a formal gown for once. Evidently she was having contractions all day and didn’t feel like doing a costume, though that didn’t stop her from coordinating her outfit with her baby and dog.
Ole Messica is still chugging along at What I Wore, and despite promising that this year’s costume would make her famous Marie Antoinette “look like child’s play”, she simply threw on her old wedding dress and slapped on some black lipstick.
And finally, Jenna of That Wife. In case you didn’t know she is a super ladycoder woman in tech now, so obviously she went for a “pun” costume based on her Silicon Valley relevance. Of course that wasn’t enough for Jenna The Kardashian Of Tech – she later changed into a Marilyn Monroe getup for her night of “drinking and dancing”.
Hope you hams had a fun and safe Halloween weekend!
Almost a year after SAY Media decided to dump XOJane, The Pratt Pack finally found a new money spout. The footer now says “XOJANE is part of the Time Inc. Style Network”…and what was the first order of business for the new owners?
Yep, staff cleanouts. Seems Emily McCombs, best editor ever, is the first one out the door. In a facebook post she says she was left “hanging for several days” while she worked for free on “good faith”, but Time HR finally called and said there was no position for her at their company.
I asked who was going to run the site and they seemed confused, responding “…Why, because that’s what you do?” They said they have people internally who can handle the various aspects of my job.
Ouch, apply cold water to affected area. Meanwhile the new kid not only kept her job but got the desk right next to Jane herself. I’m sure they’re all super feminist and “above it” but now that XOBFFHEARTEYES has gone corporate I do hope the details about that work environment start spilling out on social media soon. Those stories would certainly be more interesting than anything on XOJane the past year.
YouTube Red starts rolling out today for U.S. residents, and since the announcement a week ago vloggers have been flipping out. In case you aren’t aware of what YouTube Red will entail, here’s a summary.
YouTube Red lets you enjoy videos across all of YouTube without ads, while also letting you save videos to watch offline on your phone or tablet and play videos in the background, all for $9.99 a month.
The main issue for content creators seems to be that if they don’t agree to YouTube’s new terms they might have their videos “hidden from public view on both the ad-supported and ad-free tiers”.
Some vloggers have “partnered” with YouTube and will be available through the subscription model only, so if your favorite vlogger has partnered up to be a “Creator” you’ll have to shell out the ten bucks a month to see their videos. However, YouTube says users will “still be able to enjoy YouTube”, but claims “with YouTube Red, you’ll be able to support the people who make your favorite videos while watching what you want, when you want, on any device you want, uninterrupted.”
Ever wonder what happened to Ghost Bev? Well apparently after her tragic death her poltergeist got a job pushing Younique makeup. She’s got a new facebook and everything! She’s even created Lashes By Beverly to help her on her journey to the top of the lash slinging ladder.
I assume she’d be even more successful if she weren’t deceased, but it’s nice to see Younique embracing such diversity in their employees.
A source says they are doing it to “create closure for the fans”.