How to Survive the Office Christmas Party from The Awkwardista

office christmas party

It’s the holiday season again and you know what that means. It’s time for gift giving, merriment, and the office Christmas party. Spending eight hours with your co-workers five days a week isn’t enough. Now you have to dedicate a few of the precious hours you spend away from the office to them in the form of an awkward social event.

Making it through the potential catastrophe known as the office Christmas party isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Just follow my advice.

Dress up. It’s Christmas. It’s time to show your holiday cheer by wearing that reindeer sweater you bought on clearance last year. [Read more...]

4 (More) Web Series to Watch – Party Girl Edition

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‘Tis the season! Here are four more web series that were submitted in 2013, all with episodes about partying. To submit your series, email FnS publisher Jacki Schklar with “FnS web series” in the subject line.

Drunk Girls In Heels

Drunk Girls In Heels is a fabulous web series, and also a live show (playing Dec. 5 and 19 in NY). In ep Day Drink Jen is worried about drinking and accomplishing her to do list, but the gals teach her that partying is no hindrance to everyday activities.

Good Intentions

Cynthia had a rough day, so Carmen tries to make her the perfect “bad day cure” drink…with Good Intentions, of course.

Bad Nannies [Read more...]

TRADITIONAL FAMILY: Mom’s Secret to Stretching the Dollar – Daily Fiber Films

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Daily Fiber Films is a collective of writers, actors, and filmmakers- all working professionals- who do these projects for “the love of the comedy game”. We develop the script and then on the day of shooting, actors are encouraged to go with the instincts and improvise. TRADITIONAL FAMILY is a great example.

The lead, ERICKA KREUTZ, is an amazingly talented actress and improvised most all of her dialogue. You’d probably recognize her from tv roles and about three national commercials running right now. If the relationship between her and the baby seems genuine, that’s because it’s her son, Beckett, in his first on camera role. He was a natural as well!

Am I a Feminist, or What? ~ The Official Reference Chart

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There seems to be mass confusion over what it actually means to be a Feminist. Don’t get me started on what it means to be a Humanist and how that is misinterpreted. If you going with “I am an Egalitarian Humanist” then more power to you, just make sure you represent and don’t just label.  During mature discussion, 20-somethings feel the need to pipe in and let us all know their exact/simple definition of the term “Feminist”, not really how the affiliation has come to be embodied in 2013. “A Feminist is anyone who believes that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities!” they say. REALLY? Because I’d never heard that before! You’re a GOOD little reader! Well…if you also consider the reputation and behavior of any institution of thought, it is a little more complicated to discern. We have all heard that definition, and some of us who have been around the block a little more than you and have the truth figured out. So put on your listening ears a little more often my young know-it-all Feminist Facebook friend. Next time you hear someone speaking about their definition or expression of Feminism, you will know the real answer.

 

You’ve Come a Long Way, Slutty Nurse! A Feminist Retrospective of Slutty Halloween Costumes

by K A B L O O E Y

Halloween isn’t ’till tomorrow, but I’m already tired of hearing about how horrible costumes for women have become.  They’re ubiquitous, these hard-hitting journalistic exposes from the Slut Aisle at Party City. I guess with no hurricane to blow reporters sideways as they tell us it’s windy out, they’ve got to talk about something.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and just say it: the women’s movement must have worked, because kids these days have it way better than we did.  When I was a young woman, my costume career choices were limited – I could be a slutty French maid or a slutty nurse, period.

Now? A girl’s options are a veritable skankiness rainbow.  No longer is she limited by traditional gender roles. If she wants to be a cowgirl, hockey player or SWAT Commander, there’s a sexy costume to make her dream a reality.  Her older brother’s dressing up as a lumberjack and her younger one as an astronaut?  She can do the exact same thing! See?

slutty costumes 1slutty costumes 2That’s not to mention the strides made away from the race-baiting, stereotypical costumes of the past. I remember a time when you could actually walk into a costume store and buy a Sexy Indian Maiden outfit with its own little rubber tomahawk. That’s not so today: she’s a Native American Tomahawk Hottie, now. [Read more...]

NOW THAT’S CUTE!!! Office Freakout ~ Aaron Ballard

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Aaron Ballard plays Nancy, who becomes undone at the sight of anything cute. The short was an official selection of The 2013 Chicago Comedy Film Festival.

www.aaronballard.org

 

Beverly Sparks Ramajones’ Campaign for President. Or something.

Marié Lake’s Excess Hollywood Indiegogo Campaign

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Hi Funny Not Slutty ladies. It’s Marié Lake, host of Excess Hollywood. After watching one too many obsequious interviews by Billy Bush gushing over Suri Cruise, I decided to launch some web sketches and the first incarnation of Excess Hollywood, set in Palmdale, California was born with Jeremy Miller (Growing Pains) as my co-host. Now we are launching a full-blown web sit-com with my character Beverly Sparks-Ramajones joined by Brian Kiley (Conan writer) and Drew Doege (the infamous Chloe Sevegny sketches on the web). If you love celebrities, parody and celebrity-obsession please contribute. If you don’t but want a cameo, contribute bigger — we love nepotism in Palmdale. In any case, thanks for watching!

To contribute: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/excess-hollywood–2

Soldier reunited with a**hole cat ~ Jen Tullock

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Just..the best cat video ever made.

Jen Tullock is an actor, writer and, comedian. Her work has been featured at Second City, Broadway Comedy Club, The People’s Improv Theater, New York Stage and Film Festival, and Anthology Film Center. She is currently the co-host of The Morning After on Heritage Radio Network. Her debut rap album, Jenatari, was released in 2011.

The Loss of 30 Rock ~ Ginny Leise

Last night I began a conversation with a co-worker with one the most reliable moves in my chatting repertoire.

“So…Do you watch 30 Rock?”

“Actually, I just started watching it recently,” she replied.

And just like that, I underwent an uncontrollable physiologically reaction and began to cry because that’s appropriate workplace behavior.

Not big, messy tears. Rather the tears that just fill your eyes and yet still completely betray the fact that you’re on the verge of a fullblown meltdown, heaving, snotting, you know, the works.

“You. Are. So. Lucky,” I said, blinking furiously. “You get to experience each episode for the first time.”

I have a long history of inexplicably crying at inopportune moments—a certain college admissions interview comes to mind. This crying jag, I fear, spouted from somewhere deeper. 30 Rock means a lot to me. Over the years, its made me laugh so hard and totally boggled my mind with its brilliance. As this last season comes to a close, I’m grieving  like Liz Lemon after she realizes Sandwich Day is over and not coming again for another year. But this time Sandwich Day will never come again. Ever. [Read more...]

Timothy Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Mommy Week Book

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About the Author:

Timothy Ferriss, called “The Superman of Silicon Valley” is author of  “The 4-Hour Body“, the #1 New York Times best seller “The 4-Hour Workweek.” as well as the newly released “The 4-Hour Chef.” Now Timothy has broken down lifestyle barriers for his mommy readers with his newest book release – “The 4-Hour Mommy Week.”

Description:

Kids, kids, kids.  All day, every day, right? Being a mom doesn’t have to be a 24/7 soul-crushing grind. Do you really need to spend hours on end cradling babies or tiger-momming your tweens?  That sort of outmoded helicopter parenting only leads to a downward spiral of juvenile detention, herpes and an obsession with Maroon Five. It doesn’t have to be that way.

And that’s why Timothey Ferriss wrote “The 4-Hour Mommy Week.”

Excerpt:

What’s the secret to being the best mom you can be? Surprisingly, it’s by spending less time with your children.  How do you do that without being brought up on charges?  It’s incredibly easy! Everyone’s a great parent to a kid they never see! [Read more...]