ABC – Can banning one school-yard word really change the world? Sheryl Sandberg says yes. Sandberg — the chief operating officer of Facebook and author of the best-selling book “Lean In” — is spearheading the launch of a campaign today to ban the word “bossy,” arguing the negative put-down stops girls from pursuing leadership roles. “We know that by middle school, more boys than girls want to lead,” Sandberg said, “and if you ask girls why they don’t want to lead, whether it’s the school project all the way on to running for office, they don’t want to be called bossy, and they don’t want to be disliked.” Sandberg said these attitudes begin early and continue into adulthood.”We call girls bossy on the playground,” Sandberg said. “We call them too aggressive or other B-words in the workplace. They’re bossy as little girls, and then they’re aggressive, political, shrill, too ambitious as women.” Sandberg’s organization Lean In is joining forces with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez to launch a public service campaign called “Ban Bossy.” The banbossy.com website gives tips for parents, kids, teachers and others about how to encourage young female leaders. “I was called bossy when I was in ninth grade,” Sandberg recalled. “My teacher took my best friend Mindy aside and she said, ‘You shouldn’t be friends with Sheryl. She’s bossy.’ And that hurt.”
I actually heard about this a couple days but thought it was an SNL skit. I guess though it’s real? Umm what in the fuck are we even talking about here? Banning the word Bossy? Huh? Where am I? What planet am I on? Is this Candid Camera? Is Ashton Kutcher going to sprint out of my closet? Seriously the chick spearheading this movement is the COO of Facebook? She got called Bossy in 9th grade and it hurt? What? Condoleezza Rice is part of this madness? Beyonce too? HOLY SHIT. We got Putin ragdolling the Ukraine right now and we’re worried about banning the word bossy? Fuck me.
PS – You know what the fastest way to get me not to take women seriously? Starting a national campaign to ban the word Bossy. What’s next? Ban the word “the”?
My buddy was diagnosed on Christmas day with leukemia. He has been putting up an unbelievable fight but has been pretty down lately. I was wondering if someone from the barstool crew could tweet at him saying something like “Heard your a tough bastard keep it up”. His twitter is @TheRealLynchMob. He is a Milton guy ,lives legit 1 minute from your office, and a huge stoolie. I’d appreciate it, and I know he definitely would, as this has been the roughest year of his life.
Ok so I got this email last night. Dude is a Stoolie through and through. Just keeping his sense of humor while dealing with this shit. I also noticed that one of his tweets said “Music is getting me through this treatment” so it hit me that we needed to put together the ultimate “Fuck You Cancer” playlist.
Challenge accepted. I asked all our writers for suggestions. Here is what I got so far. I’m trying to take this bro on a musical journey. I’m not sure what I think about super sad songs? Like Smitty gave me stuff that made me want to jump out a window. I don’t think that’s what we’re looking for. Anyway here is what I got right now. It’s probably an A+, but we need an A++.
(Source) – How many sexual partners have you had? If the answer is five then the search for ‘the one’ could be over. MSN have developed a love formula that can work out the key ingredients for a successful long lasting relationship, and it has revealed that the number of sexual partners someone has can affect their relationship success. According to the 2,000 men and women surveyed to create the formula, we are most likely to settle with lover number five. Exactly a quarter (25 per cent) of both men and women believe their partner should have had a fair amount of experience with four sexual partners before them – though one in five men (21 per cent) are holding onto tradition believing they should be their ideal woman’s FIRST partner.
I feel like whenever we talk about sex we need to put out a disclaimer first: I am not good at sex. I do not have a lot of it, I have even less of it with attractive women. I’m not a “good looking guy,” nor am I “in shape” or “hung.” So take none of this as me being braggadocious. But saying five people is the proper number of people to fuck before settling down is insane. It’s the 21st century. Kids are sexting and analing during recess. They’re probably fucking their 5th person while learning to make a lowercase, cursive Z. Five is bonkers. Classic scientists just making up some bullshit to vindicate their life choices. “Well I’ve only gotten laid once because I’ve spent the last 20 years in this white lab coat doing ‘studies’ so let’s keep this number real low and girls will be more willing to settle down with us.” For people who went to school for half their lives scientists really do have a lot of stupid fucking ideas.
PS – Who cares how many people your partner has fucked, honestly? You’ve got to be a real masochisitc asshole to even ask that. Ignorance is bliss. Just keep your fucking mouth shut and think you were both as pure as the driven snow when you first met.
PPS – “What’s You Number?” used to be on HBO 10 times a day and I actually didn’t hate it at all.
Click for the Video if You Feel Like Crying Your Face Off
HOPKINTON, Mass. —A member of the Massachusetts Canine Rescue Team diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer is being euthanized Wednesday, but the dog got to complete one last search with her team. Machiko, a 5-year-old black Lab, was diagnosed with bone cancer three weeks ago and is currently only walking on three legs. As a final goodbye to Machiko, who also goes by Mishi, the rescue team conducted a mock search inside Hopkinton State Park Tuesday evening. “She’s my partner, she’s my friend, and she’s a family member,” Mishi’s handler Russ Doucette said.More than a dozen volunteers and friends came to see the dog’s final search. It was an emotional evening for those who have spent years training Mishi.
I wrote this blog at 1am last night. I honestly started crying before I even started watching the video. Like just reading the first sentence made me cry. So you can imagine how bad it was when I actually pressed play. Probably one of the most heartwrenching videos I’ve ever watched. I literally sat alone in my office bawling my face off. Just another shining example of the bond between man and dog. If you’ve never had a dog you can never understand it. And if you’ve never had a dog your really haven’t lived. I know I’ve said it before but this is yet another example of that old quote. “Dogs lives are too short, that’s really their only fault.”
Cue the Cry Selfie…NAILED IT!
OH HELLS NO! You know what the difference between Larry Bird and Dougie Buckets is besides both being white? EVERYTHING. You don’t try to recreate the Mona Lisa and you don’t try to recreate arguably the most famous SI cover of all time. I guarantee you Larry is pissed about this and so am I.
PS – I’d like to have intercourse with the girl on the right from Creighton. Just saying…
Double PS – Keep doing you NESN
Too Big, Too Strong, Too Fast ,Too American, Too Stoolie!
Mike Reiss – Sometimes the New England Patriots lose players in free agency and it seems like an unwillingness to move enough off their negotiating stance is the primary reason. What unfolded late Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning was something altogether different. When cornerback Aqib Talib reached a six-year, $57 million contract with the Denver Broncos that included $26 million in bonuses and guarantees, it was simply a case of another team taking things to the outer-most limits that didn’t seem possible when the process began. The Patriots weren’t going there because of Talib’s injury history, and when the emotion is stripped away from the shock of the team losing its No. 1 corner, can you honestly blame them? I can’t… “I don’t ever believe in selling your soul for a bowl of [porridge],” Kraft said recently on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Well, the Broncos just heated up one extra-large bowl of porridge.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Look, we go through this every March. The Free Agency period starts and it’s like Black Friday. GMs around the league go maniacally racing in for the Doorbuster deals while Belichick looks like he’s still in bed. It always feels like other fanbases get what they want this time of year, but for us it’s an exercise in patience, self denial and delayed gratification. Belichick might as well be trimming a bonsai tree while the John Elway is running around closing deals. And as always, he’s going to get hammered for this. We’re going to hear all the same annual bellyaching about how he got caught with his pants down and misread the market didn’t understand how valuable Talib is, yadda yadda yadda. Much of it from the same people who questioned him bringing in a “risk” like Talib in the first place.
But this wasn’t a case of Belichick getting blindsided or any such nonsense. He’s got a system and he’s sticking to it. It’s the same system that’s given us 13 years (and counting) of unparalleled success in an era where everything is set up to prevent that from happening. The system works. And a major component of that system is to not go throwing money around like a drunken sailor on leave. The Patriots knew exactly how much they were willing to spend on Talib. And it wasn’t $57 million with $26 million guaranteed, that’s for damn sure. Not for a 28 year old injury prone corner who can’t finish seasons, has a history of punching out teammates and cab drivers and might be a mental case. Not to mention all the times he got busted for pot in college and now he’s living in a state where it’s legal but banned by the NFL. Yeah, good luck with that, Elway. The bottom line is that Talib did a great job keeping the screwcap on his crazy in the year and a half he was in New England. And on the rare occasions he was 100% healthy, he was great. When he was any less than 100% he got flambe’d on a regular basis (witness the number Steve Smith did on him this year). It’s part of the reason he was available for a 4th rounder in 2012 and $5mil last year. Does that sound like a guy you give $57m/$26 GTD to? Not unless you’re into trading your soul for a bowl of porridge. And neither I nor Mr. Kraft nor Belichick believe in that.
So good luck in Denver, Aqib. Keep your head on a swivel. @JerryThornton1