Every Retailer Is Lying To You About Your Waist Size. Particularly Old Navy

THE SHOT — Those 36-inch pants at H&M? They're actually a 37. And don't even get us started on Old Navy, which spins more fibs about your true pant size than Maggie Gallagher drunk at a marriage convention. Though I firmly believe high-end designers like Jil Sander and J. Lindeberg also lie, just in the other direction.

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Queerty

—  John Wright

Pakman on FRC’s McClusky: ‘He’s either flat-out lying or he doesn’t know what his own organization says’

David Pakman continues to slam dunk, this time with an assist from yours truly:

*Our piece on the horse: No, no, FRC doesn’t do the whole people/animals thing. Ya know, except on the first page of one of their anti-gay brochures, complete with a graphic of a horse [G-A-Y]

**EARLIER Pakman: Pakman takes on McClusky [G-A-Y]

Pakman (and Signorile) take on Terry Jones [G-A-Y]

Pakman takes on Labarbera [G-A-Y]




Good As You

—  John Wright

BlogHer10 exhibit hall: I wasn’t lying – here’s the ‘tampon of the future’

I figure this post will freak out a good chunk of the readership, but hey, how often do I talk about feminine products in the coffeehouse? I mean it’s just an item that most pre-menopausal women throw into the shopping cart on a regular basis.

Tampon of the Future

Anyway, this was the item I was joking with Lizz Winstead about on Twitter yesterday, calling it a “tampon of the future.”

At BlogHer10, there are so many major vendors here, including a “Fox for Family” exhibit with a giant Great Dane posing with attendees for the latest Marmaduke movie, that it’s hard to figure out what’s blogworthy. So I picked what I thought was the most appropriate, unique and interesting one – the RepHesh booth, featuring its Brilliant tampons. (BTW, I’m not compensated for the post, other than the swag everyone receives for walking up).

So one of the women behind the booth came out to do her pitch; I mentioned my tampon of the future remark and she actually confirmed that for me – this is the first major change in tampon technology (boy is it bizarre saying that) since the 1920s. Why does that not surprise me? Just shove a rag up there.

Anyway, the big change is that each tampon is infused with natural active ingredients (L-lactide and citric acid). During your menstrual cycle your pH will shoot up to 7.4. These substances in the tampon help maintain the pH in your vagina at the normal range of 3.5-4.5. Basically, this means fewer “fun” things going on in that environment.

One of the funny exchanges while at the booth – the representative was hawking one of its other pH balancing gel products to use when Mother Nature isn’t calling. She says to me:

“It really helps out after all of that semen gets in you.”

I say:

“Well, I don’t have to worry about that.”

She says:

“Thank goodness, all that semen can be nasty to your pH.”

I was close to ROTFLOL on that one. No, this definitely isn’t Netroots Nation.
Pam’s House Blend – Front Page

—  John Wright