For the last few weeks I’ve been dabbling with the idea of doing a post like this. Y’all know me– I live in the Comments section of this site and I love, love, love hearing what y’all have to say about all things pop and culture. About two weeks ago I actually started writing this; I had just read Devonte‘s comment on one of our Revenge recaps and I was like OMG everybody needs to see this, lol. It’s too late to put Devonte‘s in this collection but please go here and read it because his use of the phrase “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” will redefine your life as you know it. Anyway, today I ended up on another website and they were doing something hilarious called “Ratchet Ramblings” to celebrate their best comments of the week so I was like, okay yeah. It’s officially time to do this! Click inside for just a few of my fave moments from the Comments section of the greatest site on Earth, Pink Is The New Blog!
PITNBR swile71 said something people the world over must have been thinking while watching Simon Cowell and Britney Spears on The Tonight Show. And for that, we thank you:
What the hell is going on with Simon’s face? He looks all swollen and frozen. Must be too much botox. Brit looks great!
PITNBR Megan weighed in as we discussed the possibility (or impossibility) of reclaiming the word “slut” and all the messages about sexuality that come with it. Her perspective was fresh and much-needed:
I’m 22 and I feel like I’m judged because I haven’t had sex yet. It’s not for a religious reason or because I’m waiting until marriage, I just haven’t been in love yet. I don’t even like telling people because they always think it’s weird. So for one, it should go both ways. Secondly, I agree with Kate. Are we really okay with telling our daughters it’s okay to sleep around with whoever they want because it feels good? That doesn’t seem like a good message to me. Sex is normal and should not be shamed, but it’s also not some frivolous activity that doesn’t have consequences. Like you said Shannon, if someone is going to be promoting sleeping around because it’s “empowering”, then you also have to have real conversations about keeping yourself safe.
PITNBR Amanda had me cracking up. I just loved how she was patiently waiting (along with a lot of you) for Trent to post one particular celebrity Hallowe’en pic:
Trent – thank you! I was starting to think we wouldn’t get the annual Alyson/Alexis snap this year! They always look so adorable in costume!
PITNBR Keegan, thank you for making me Google “Willam Belli” because of the Jessica Simpson & Family Hallowe’en post. And… you weren’t wrong, lmao:
Er… On first glance, I kind of thought Jessica was RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni Willam Belli!
PITNBRS Joan & Britney were having a blast on the Revenge recap. It’s always fun to meet your soul-sister online. Oh and yeah, the Revenge recaps get hella INTENSE:
Funny that you say that Kara Clarke just flat out scared you because the actress is coming off playing Nancy’s Botwin’s sister on ‘Weeds’ and, let’s me tell you, SHE WAS WILD! lol I think she’s scares me more than she’s scaring you! I mean, when this woman learns the truth about Victoria and Co. she’s gonna be drowning some people! lol
Ugh. I hate Mason. I cannot stand him. He is a repulsive character. He is my Reveng-y Dolores Umbridge. I just cannot stomach him. Someone kill him and Padma. Yeah, I SAID IT. OFF WITH PADMA! lol (I’m in a weird mood today. lol)
I truly believe Amanda and Emily get each other and hold no real grudge between one and another. As I told you last week, they have a complicated relationship, using each other in their own way, but both with a full understanding that they ultimately care for each other. Now, when either one feels threatened, craziness seem to follow. I wonder what Fauxmanda/Emily is going to do now that Mason is poking on their business. (Did I mention I HATE Mason? OK. Just checking.)
LOL, I think you are my soul-sister, Joan! I love Weeds and HP and was going to comment, but you said everything I was going to!
PITNBR Cheryl was sooo not feeling Levi Johnston & Sunny Oglesby‘s new wedding pictures. I can’t blame her, but I can and will start using the phrase “Ick Nast.”
They look like brother and sister. Ick Nast.
PITNBR R.Gill made a very apt observation about Taylor Swift‘s “Sexy” (or not) Cosmopolitan photo shoot:
Does it seem weird I kinda think her face looks like David Bowie on the cover shot…
PITNBR cringefest and I had a total lurve fest… after she came at me over my headline title for Diablo Cody‘s new series:
“Showtime’s ‘The United States Of Tara’ Writer…” Uh? This headline is whack. That writer has a name and a recognizable one at that. I somehow doubt I’d ever see “Showtime’s ‘The United States Of Tara’ Actress to star in a new ABC series” as a headline here. Regardless, I have grown to like you quite a bit, Shannon, but I had to point this out. :)
Anyway, I am curious to see how Cody transitions to a more puritanical network. Young Adult had me cringing almost the whole time.
And PITNBR laurenl weighed in during an intense (and still ongoing) discussion about Lady Gaga‘s comments on Adele‘s weight. Many of us had a lot to say about Gaga‘s interview, but I like that laurenl offered a real, constructive way for us (and Gaga) to make whatever points we want to make about body image and the media. She also said ‘eff the establishment’ which made me quite happy:
One way to make a difference regarding this issue is to support magazines who publish real-women body image advertisements (remember the dove campaign?) and support the products who choose to ethically avoid the hyper-perfect women and over airbrushing. I put my money where my ethics are. Eff the establishment that holds me to an unrealistic standard…. Eff them.
There were, of course, a million other comments that had me laughing, crying, and Googling like cray. These were just a few of them. Love you guys! Love the comments! Love Devonte, lol!