The Problem With Calling Women 'Females'

For as long as I can remember, I've been immediately skeptical of men who use the word "female" to describe women. Before I was able to put my finger on what exactly bothered me about their use of the word, I simply relied on historical record: The men I liked and respected weren't running around talking about females… »2/05/15 3:55pm2/05/15 3:55pm


1984 Olympics PSA Used Celebrities To Encourage Folks Not To Drive

Apparently, in the run-up to the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, there was much ado being made about how the legendary SoCal traffic would multiply exponentially in the face of such a massive, international gathering. So Caltrans, which keeps all manner of transportation running smoothly in the Golden State,… »7/31/12 8:30pm7/31/12 8:30pm

Lamar Odom, Just Involved In An Accident That Killed A 15-Year-Old, Is Spokesman For "Life Insurance Awareness Month"

Per the website of LIFE Foundation: A Non-Profit Organization, "beginning in August, [Lamar] Odom's story will be broadcast nationally in TV and radio public service announcements (PSAs). The PSAs will also be available on LIFE's website during the September campaign at Include links to LIFE's… »7/22/11 1:00am7/22/11 1:00am

Aaron Rodgers Does Not Think You Should Drive Drunk Or Uninformed About Car Insurance

Super Bowl XLV MVP Aaron Rodgers has spent a portion of his locked-out off-season in the company of David Gruber, a personal-injury attorney whose office number includes the word "HURT." Together, they've filmed a pair of commercials, the first of which urges Wisconsinites to enjoy "fun, festivals, music, and, of… »7/15/11 12:30am7/15/11 12:30am

Yao Ming May Actually Be Stopping People From Eating Shark Fin Soup

Hardworking team-player, all-around swell guy, and chronic injury victim Yao Ming has been campaigning for a while against the indefensible Chinese tradition of exterminating the world's sharks by finning the creatures and throwing them back into the ocean to die slowly so nouveau riche assholes can slurp broth at a… »4/28/11 3:05pm4/28/11 3:05pm