#StopTheKnot

It’s no secret that these days people (*cough* me *cough*) are all about the man bun. I mean, ALL. ABOUT. IT.

There’s even an Instagram handle dedicated to capturing all of the men out there rocking the trendy look as they go about their days. Hello, @ManBunMonday.

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Yet despite the booming popularity, there is a group of activists called Derick Watts & The Sunday Blues that have a serious problem with the man bun…or at least one specific breed of man bun. That being the man “top knot.”

DW & TSB have committed to their belief with a #StopTheKnot crusade. Recently, they posted a video of themselves going out into society and cutting off the top knots of poor, unsuspecting men in public. They justify their actions by claiming that the top knot is “not functional” and “looks like you’re balancing a rubber band on your head.”

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Regardless of their logic (or lack thereof), the video is hilarious and went viral with over 5 million views in one week. Whether this was a ploy to get YouTube famous or an extreme act of cyber (and physical) bullying, you have to respect their ability to entertain.

Posted by Iman

A Match Made in Netflix

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If you’ve online dated lately (yes – Tinder counts), you may have noticed a common theme – everyone, yes EVERYONE lists “Netflix” as one of their interests. ‘Cause I mean, who HASN’T spent a few days on the couch with nothing to eat but a bag of Cheetos watching Scandal in 8 hour increments…

Since Netflix binging has become such a universal (hobby? pastime?), some TV lovers decided to create a concept for a dating app that matches singles based on Netflix habits and preferences – appropriately named Binger. Would you rather spend your Friday nights tuned into House of Cards than shooting back Fireball at your local dive bar? Binger has the person for you!

Unfortunately for us, this app does not exist (yet), because Netflix’s API is closed (if you are like me and had to look that up, it means that data from Netflix cannot be used in apps). But Binger is hoping that people can help spread the word to convince Netflix that it needs to happen. So that people can #BeAloneTogether.

Because why should we need to leave the house to date these days? (Sarcasm, people).

Posted by Erin D

I Vow To…

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I hate weddings. Okay, let me rephrase that. I hate the idea of marriage, but love the sh&%show that unfolds after the “I dos” are over, also known as the reception. I’ve only been to a few weddings in my short lifetime, but when I go I always have an internal major freak out during the vows. As the couple stands at the alter mumbling “through sickness and health…” and all those other cheesy meaningless words, I sit there over-analyzing their body language and wondering if they’re freaking out as much as I am about the fact that they’re stuck with the same person FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES. Marriage is creepy, people.

Anyways enough on how weird our society is…luckily times are changing and all weddings aren’t filled with the traditional hogwash of yesteryear. Today, we have same-sex marriage, second marriages, fifth marriages, transsexual marriages — you name it, it’s cool, and for that reason I’m starting to find weddings a little more entertaining than rusty organs and crying flower girls.

Recently a NASCAR driver got married to a model, surprise surprise.  Anyway, the vows were absolutely adorable. Why? Because some of them were from Mr. Scott to the model’s pint-sized daughter, achieving waterworks from the audience, which is ultimately the goal of any wedding, right? Check out the vid here:

This guy won father of the year before he even became a father! And, for that reason, I may have actually shed a tear during a wedding — even if it was on YouTube.

Posted by Christina

 

Congratulations, America: We’ve Got Another Four Years of the Kardashians

For a country that refuses to let its President and leader of the free world be in power for more than eight years, we’ve let the Kardashians rule society for 10 years. We’re way past just watching an innocent reality show and have let these people infiltrate our lives in every which way—clothing, make up, hair products, product endorsements, fashion week, nail polish—hell, even CNN reports on this family.

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And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse… they sign a $100 million deal to stay on E! for another four years. Congratulations, America. You’ve officially f*%ked yourself.

As Page Six reports, “The deal covers at least four more seasons of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ as well as spinoffs, which have included ‘Kourtney and Khloé Take the Hamptons.’ E! executives also believe the family’s huge social media following will fuel future digital projects. Jenner had previously been rumored to be in talks about a Kardashian YouTube channel.”

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Prepare for additional pop culture domination, more spinoffs and new beauty standards. Super. Wake me up in 2019.

Posted by Tracy

And You Thought Pumpkin Spice Was Weird…

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Extra extra, read all about it! Looks like the worlds of food and safe sex have truly collided. (A sentence that I really wish I didn’t have to say). Russian designer, Marina Malygina, has taken it upon herself to combine two of many people’s favorite pleasures: pizza and sex.

Unfortunately, I’m not kidding. After admitting that she was inspired by a Friends episode when Joey attempts to answer one of life’s hardest questions – “Which would you give up, food or sex?” she decided that no one should ever have to make that choice. (If you could see my face while I write this post, my eyes are rolling all over the place).

Yes, folks. That means that pizza condoms now exist. Named “Seriax,” each condom arrives in a wrapper that looks like a mini pepperoni pizza while the packaging (no pun intended) is a classic pizza box; a box that says, “extra tasting” and “long pleasure” on it…Oof.

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No word has been given about possible flavoring but I think we can all agree that we hope those don’t roll out (the puns are just too easy) next. But hey, if you’re one of those people who is looking for your sexy time to include one of the least-sexy foods (in my opinion) then, by all means, have at it.

For me, pizza – and Friends – will never be the same.

Posted by Amy

Puppy Love

It has hit that point in my life where I have decided I need a companion. No, I’m not asking for a ring, I’m asking for a DOG! Recently, every corner I turn in Boston is peppered with pooches (in sweaters!) and I just can’t resist the urge to pet every single one of them. And while having an office dog is awesome because I’m able to get my puppy-love fix at work (shout out to Lulu!), I would do anything to get a dog of my very own.

Now unfortunately, dogs are a huge expense, my building doesn’t allow animals, and with working full-time, it seems that every factor in adopting a pup is working against me. So, in order to get my daily fix of furry friends, (besides trying to cuddle with Lu whenever she walks by) I’ve been doing some MAJOR Instagram following of puppies from across the world. I break down my favorites below:

*Please note that I am partial to any poodle-mix, mini anything and extra fluffy*

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This is @hugothedoodle. A mini Goldendoodle living in San Francisco. He lives right across from the Google headquarters and goes to the beach every weekend right by the Golden Gate Bridge. Essentially, he’s living the dream.

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@ned_the_cavoodle is an Australian Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle, otherwise known as a Cavoodle. He is almost always wearing a bandana and is another beach pup.

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Another goldendoodle obsession I have is with @finnegan_theodore. Finn is only a few months old and already sponsored by Pupbox!

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This is another fluffy pup named Hugo. @CaptainHugo2 is an Olde English Sheepdog, it’s debatable if he can actually see where he’s going behind that fur.

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This is Harry, of @banksandharry. He is half Schnauzer, half Bichon. Don’t tell his brother Banks, but I like Harry just a little bit better :)

Now that a significant portion of my Instagram feed is filled with these adorable dogs, it makes the longing for one just a liiiittle bit easier. But if you’re looking for a pet sitter, you know who to call ;)

Posted by Carli

Tinder, Hinge & Grindr – Oh My!

We’ve all seen the Instagram accounts dedicated to the unsavory messages women receive through various dating sites or have had a friend who had a friend who met a guy through Tinder only to find out that he only ever goes on dates if he has a Groupon to use – let’s be real, the dating world is scary.  While I’m lucky enough to be off the market, my roommates are not, and through them I learn extensively of the trials and tribulations that come with this new age of Internet dating.  While the horror stories are real (yes, some men do skip the niceties and simply ask for a physical encounter) the thing that surprises me most about many of their stories is the sheer organization it takes to keep up with the thousands of ways to meet someone now a days. I mean keeping all these apps straight is like a second job – you have:

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This one pairs you only with people that you have mutual Facebook friends or friends of friends with.

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We all know this one…to swipe left or right, that is the question!

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This one eliminates the creep factor prevalent with Tinder, because it requires the girl to initiate the convo – no more generically gross messages from the desperate hordes of boys men.

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Taking a different approach, this one provides you one match a day. If you’re into it you can start a convo and if you’re not the app asks why so it can better tailor your options.

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Not one for the ladies but still technically a ‘dating’ app of sorts.

And these are just the FREE ones!!!

My roommate, Jen*, is one of the most enthusiastic daters I know – she even has a separate folder on her iPhone for all of her dating apps. So it was during one of our typical girl chats (yes, men it happens when women live together – we watch Bravo, dish on the men in our lives and usually eat pizza) that we got to talking about how she keeps all the men she meets through these various dating apps straight. The short of it – she doesn’t.

At any given time she can have up to four men in the rotation (right now it’s John, Tim and Nate)*. Now don’t get me wrong, she’s NOT promiscuous (believe it or not some girls still like to leave a little mystery) she’s just busy and likes to keep her options her open.  But finding a partner is like having a second job in this day and age. So we came up with a proposition – someone needs to create an app that’s sole purpose is to track the various members of the opposite sex that one meets through apps like these. Something simple that could pull from your existing apps and aggregate basic information – name, age, profession and when your next date with X is so that you never accidentally call Joe, Jim.

So, to all you computer programmers that read m.blog (I know you’re out there, everyone has a guilty pleasure!) get crackin,’ because this is the next multi-million dollar idea, guaranteed!

*All names have been changed to protect the innocent :)

Posted by Gillian