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The ‘F’ Word: Why Men Need to Embrace Feminism

“I’m not a feminist,” the young woman, languidly sipping a cider at the table across from me, said as she crinkled her nose in disgust. “I hear you,” her equally young and slow-sipping companion said. “I bet they got screwed over by some dude and that’s why they’re so angry.” “It’s bullshit,” the first added. “I believe in equality…” I felt anger swell up in my belly. I wanted to grab onto my bagel (beer is liquid bagel, right?) and hurl it at them with the ferocity of a tidal wave.I wanted to grab them by their shoulders and shake them until their their ungrateful heads popped off of their entitled necks. Equality!? You believe in equality!? How could you, then, not believe in feminism!? ...

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Wild Child: Donald Trump And The Great Fox Hunt

Meet Donald J. Trump, the trail he is blazing, for prestige and power is what he is craving. Development’s lagging, TV is passé, his combover has everyone thinking he’s gay. “It’s time for a change!” He screamed, “Now’s the date!” “I’ll shout and cuss until ‘Merica’s great!” So on the big trail Sir Donald’s been casting but, lo, his big mouth has everyone laughing. “I’ll build a wall!” He once said to the south. “You’ll no longer have to live so hand to mouth!” “You shut your face,” said Mexico city, “Your racist old jabs has everyone shitty. We make your clothes and we clean your crapper so you can live rich like an old flapper dapper.” “Watch what you say,” they said. “Toe the ...

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Why You Should Defend Your Right To Be Offensive

In his dystopian classic, 1984, famed author, George Orwell, creates a world in which every movement you make, every thought you ponder, your language and account of history is surveyed by the watchful eye of Big Brother. In Oceania any frivolous attempt at expression, liberation, contention is criminalized and curbed by a slew of thought police, television screens and those nearest and dearest to you. Oceania may be fictional but the potential for of us to become citizens of an expressionless state is all but a reality. Our government may not be installing television screens in our homes and a ministry completely dedicated to lobotomizing our desire for freewill may not exist but our thoughts, opinions and ideas are being carefully monitored by the new ...

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Rules Of Engagement: A.K.A How To Win A Fight!

If you’ve come looking for tips and tricks on how to buffer a knuckle duster blow or a survive a pull and tug of the old cojones in a street ball, you’ve come to the wrong place. I’m about to talk about something dirtier. Much, much dirtier – the good old Facebook rumble. You know how it begins. Some wise-ass has just gotten on the proverbial soap box and posted a status on a hot and heavy topic. An hour later, a stream of comments appear, all embracing various viewpoints and opinions. You want to jump in. You want to become one of the many now going for the jugular but something is holding you back. You don’t want to be that guy. You know, ...

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Six People You Should Never Sleep With

  Oh, sex. How we love thee. Here, let us count the ways. In, out, reverso-change-o (sometimes that helps), back to front, around and all the way down… way, way down. It’s almost impossible to believe that something so fun is good for you, too. But experts have long toted the benefits of giving the old dog a bone. Sex boosts your immune system and keeps your blood pressure in check. It also lowers stress levels and can be a good workout. Then there’s that glow only a good orgasm can give you…. Nonetheless, while (consensual) sex is akin to the feeling of a first-class ticket to Vegas, while you’re crapping bars of gold, on Prozac, there are just some things you don’t do. That ...

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Green Is Not The New Black

Why envy, jealousy and schadenfreude should be left in the back of the closet. Admit it. At one time or another, a quiet flush of anger has washed over your cheeks as you’ve eyed your partner getting attention from another. It could also have been that time a lithely modelesque figure walked past you, wearing painfully tight leggings, on your fat day. Then there was the time you read about a celebrity securing yet another multi-million dollar deal, the stupid piece of art work that made you feel you could have done better, or the old school buddy with the hottest wife… You’ve been jealous and if you say that you haven’t you’re lying. You certainly have, at one time or another, fallen into the ...

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What Would Bukowski Do? Life Lessons As Told By America’s Greatest Authors

We’ve gushed over them, sang praises to their name and title. They are the golden boys of the era of experimentation in American literature and even those that have never read Thompson, Bukowski or Burroughs, seem to love them. Image credit: flavourwire.com Sure, they never wrote the last great American novel, never had much to say about morals and had no desire to change the world. But the beauty of their prose lies in their pragmatic attitude towards the environment they grew up, developed alcoholism and/or drug abuse, and died in. Because of this I feel that, while they may not have been your first choice of baby sitter, they’d certainly offer up some good, honest, gin-soaked on life and life’s dilemmas. So, what would ...

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Men As Jeans: A Quirky Gals Guide To Finding The Perfect Fit

Ask any woman what it feels like when, after heaving and sucking their stomach in, they walk out of the department store change room, turn to face the poorly lit mirror and realize that they look absolutely amazing in the pair of jeans they’re trying on. In fact, finding the perfect fit is not just a mood booster for many women, it becomes a life-long quest through a challenging gauntlet of cuts, rises, tint and texture. We try on pair after pair to find the holy grail. We lie down on change room the floor to pull up a stove pipe. It makes us hate the fact that we are so goddamned dependent on solid food because our “filthy” eating habit is getting between us ...

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So You Want To Date A Hi-Fi Girl?

Here’s why she’ll always be late and you’ll always be footing the bill. There’s something about a high maintenance girl, aside from being impeccably polished, that makes you turn your head. It may be the confidence they exude or good breeding or a combination of both. I don’t know, I’m not going to guess. I’d much rather gawk. However, is all as pristine as the nails of a hi-fi (a.k.a high maintenance) girl when you’re in a relationship with her? Your uptown girl will definitely be wonderful to look at. She may even have several degrees under her belt and a wonderful career or burgeoning inheritance, but your relationship will be led by two things: bad timing and dinner bills. By breaking down the routine ...

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Communist Chic: Will You Join The RED-volution

Let me start my dip into fashion with a disclaimer: there is nothing, NOTHING, chic about communism. I should know, having experienced the “sexiness” of Milosevic’s Yugoslavia. With such “joy” did we inherit the wayward bureaucratic system of Josip Broz Tito where finding accountability was akin to finding a needle in a hay stack. Wages? What were they again? Truth? Another anomaly. Though we did have a few little entities to keep us on our toes: oppression, censorship, dictatorship, war. And that’s just the tip of the utopian iceberg. We weren’t the only ones. Other communist countries didn’t fare better. Mao Zedong’s “Great Leap Forward” leapt straight into a communalized nightmare. The South Americas still, to this day, deal with the remnants of the “new ...

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Why Whiskey Is Like American Foreign Policy

Chin chin, you Jan Kees, Johnnys, good ol’ boys and Aunt Jemimas. Being an American, with your loud and proud swagger, ability to tote a few guns and endless bounds of patriotism, can be pretty sweet. Just as sweet as the sharp and fragrant notes of a decadent whiskey. The similarities don’t stop at character alone. Your foreign policy can be just as brassy, loud and gun-totingly nationalistic as a barrel full of fine rye. So raise your glasses in the air and celebrate the reasons why your whiskey-driven alcoholism is exactly like your attitude to international affairs. 1) You’re at every party…even when others wish you weren’t.  Like the spike in a prom night’s punch bowl, American defense forces, their allied conglomerates and a ...

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Why You Should Wear The Latest Flower Power Trends In Jest!

It seems every couple of years we’re growing out our bangs, flaring out our jeans and widening our lenses for the umpteenth time because the fashion world, much like our collective conscious, seems to crave the wildness of the seventies. Image Credit: Marie Claire UK. It’s a given by now. Sure, in contrast to the prim and proper sixties, the seventies bewildered our sights and senses with new sounds, new wars and new drugs. And this brave new world, that spewed forth more trends than iTunes has remastered versions of Pagan Baby, was experienced by those who grew up in the post-WWII era – the baby boomer. They didn’t know of the Great War but they sure as hell had plenty of other stimuli to ...

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The Dump On Trump: Fashion Tips We Can Learn From The Presidential Hopeful

It’s seems like yesterday when, in true pomp and obtusene, Donald Trump descended the escalators of the Trump Towers in New York and announced his run for presidency. In front of a stars and stripes backdrop, the Republican candidate appeared as unwavering as his comb-over, citing that other candidates didn’t stand a chance in curbing the Islamic State because they couldn’t even figure out how to run an unworkable air-conditioner. And his digs didn’t stop there. Trump went on to roast America. Image Credit: LA Times. According to Trump, America was no longer victorious. The state was grossly unemployed, despite statistics that suggest otherwise. The GDP was also at a negative zero (it is not) and America is becoming a third world country. And don’t ...

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It’s A Cinch!

The bare bones of waist-training As I sit here and type, my lower ribcage is filing for divorce, my back feels like it needs a slathering of Bengay and my stomach is lodged somewhere in my throat, gurgling away like a baby. Yes, I’m wearing a corset. Yes, it is my sixth hour and yes, I am desperate to rip the darned thing off and finally let it all hang out. However, that would defeat the purpose. As any good tight lacer would tell you, an enviable, teeny tiny, bee-stung waist is the product of time, good diet and patience. As a way of staying on track, I resort back to my cinch-spiration, a collection of photos that are supposed to motivate me for another ...

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You’ve Been Steampunked!

2016 You’ve been Steampunked! The Essentials to (Mad) Maxing out your wardrobe <IMAGE CREDIT: www.shearwaterperformingarts.com> Roll over, 2015 and yield to the mighty tunes of fashion’s hottest trend in town – steampunk. A subculture that embodies a mix of science-fiction and fantasy with a 19th century industrial kicker, steampunk is sometimes fashion’s answer to what the world would look like after an apocalyptic nightmare and, at other times, a style that encapsulates an alternative universe where the Victorian era was never left behind and everything works on steam. All in all, regardless of what your preference, steampunk is a look worth embracing and, with a little help, your nod to post-Armageddon chic can be a fashionista’s dream. Here are three loose and fast rules that ...

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