A Gentleman’s Guide to Revenge

Is it better served hot, cold, or not at all? by Andrew Fiouzi Usually a trope reserved for telenovellas, thrillers and basically every Tarantino movie, revenge has recently made its way into national headlines. After being unceremoniously fired from her White House gig, former Celebrity Apprentice contestant Omarosa Manigault-Newman swiftly got her vengeance: “Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman released another alleged secret recording — that she claims took place one day after her firing by Chief of Staff John Kelly — of a phone call with President Trump, who seems unaware of her departure from the administration,” reported Axios. The tape was just another instance of a former Trump … Continue reading A Gentleman’s Guide to Revenge

Dude, She’s (Exactly 25 Percent) Out of Your League

LEE CELANO / REUTERS A massive new study of online dating finds that everyone dates aspirationally—and that a woman’s desirability peaks 32 years before a man’s does. by ROBINSON MEYER You’re at a party and you see someone cute across the room. They glance at you, maybe even smile for a second, then carry on with their conversation. You feel the room shrink, your heart rate quicken, your face go red: You’re crushing on this stranger, hard. But then the sensible part of your brain tells you to forget it: That person’s way, way out of your league. Wait a second, … Continue reading Dude, She’s (Exactly 25 Percent) Out of Your League

Truth Dumping: When Are You Being Honest, and When Are You Just Selfish?

Sometimes you have to be a hero and tell a lie by Tracy Moore Lying is selfish, but sometimes it’s nowhere near as selfish as telling the truth. Maybe you’re the guy who tells his girlfriend she’s “definitely getting a beer gut.” Or the guy who, in an exit interview, tells his bosses working there wasbullshit. Or the guy who tells his wife he constantly wants to have sex with other women. There’s a term for this: truth dumping. Do you fancy yourself a brutally honest, tell-it-like-it-is sort of guy, who takes pride in saying whatever he thinks no matter how it lands? … Continue reading Truth Dumping: When Are You Being Honest, and When Are You Just Selfish?

This 1,000-Year-Old Tapestry Proves a Dick Is Never Just a Dick

What can we make of the 93 penises in this priceless work of medieval art? by Miles Klee The Bayeux Tapestry, which actually a 230-foot long cloth embroidery, dates to the 11th century and narrates, in a sequence of images, the Norman conquest of England in the year 1066. But have you ever looked at all the dicks on it? Take a gander at this detail — paying specific attention to the little guy on the bottom. Check out that dick right there. via Wikimedia Commons Wow. He’s just letting it all hang out. No shame. “But,” I can already hear you saying, “why should … Continue reading This 1,000-Year-Old Tapestry Proves a Dick Is Never Just a Dick

What’s The Deal With Pussy Slapping?

by Tracy Moore Porn has indisputably given large portions of the population new sex things to try and enjoy, like shaving their crotches, doing anal and taking jizz shots to the face. But occasionally there are still those lingering sex acts that don’t seem to go completely mainstream, if only because people aren’t quite sure it’s real or if it’s just a porn thing. One of those things seems to be pussy slapping. Pussy slapping, also called cunt spanking, clit slapping, clit smacking, vagina slapping, and clit tapping, is pretty much what it sounds like. Though one might get the … Continue reading What’s The Deal With Pussy Slapping?

Gossiping Is Good

CHRISTOPHER DELORENZO The surprising virtues of talking behind people’s backs by BEN HEALY Word on the street is that gossip is the worst. An Ann Landers advice column once characterized it as “the faceless demon that breaks hearts and ruins careers.” The Talmud describes it as a “three-pronged tongue” that kills three people: the teller, the listener, and the person being gossiped about. And Blaise Pascal observed, not unreasonably, that “if people really knew what others said about them, there would not be four friends left in the world.” Convincing as these indictments seem, however, a significant body of research suggests … Continue reading Gossiping Is Good

The Gentleman’s Guide to Confronting the Fuck-Up in Your Friend Group

It may not always be easy for a guy to have a heart-to-heart with another guy, but sometimes it has to be done by Brian VanHooker Ah, the fuck up in your friend group. You know the one: The one guy who manages to be notably more of a fuck up than the rest of you. Perhaps he can’t keep a job, or still lives with his parents in the exact same room as he did when he was in high school, the same old posters of Rebecca Romijn on his wall. Maybe his brand of dickish hilarity no longer holds … Continue reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Confronting the Fuck-Up in Your Friend Group