It's the balls-stuck-to-your-legs time of summer, which means for you, we hope, hanging out with lots of bikini-clad women. That makes judging a woman's appearance easy. Where it can get tricky is later on at the bars, clubs, house party, McDonald's Playpen--wherever you're meeting gals, trying to figure out what kind of girl she is. But you can glean some valuable information about a woman based on her summer dress. That knowledge can help you score a date with a sweetheart, or a pants party with a babe who just wants a summer fling.
We spoke with MTV Style's Chrissy Mahlmeister, a connoisseur of all things dresses and woman, and packaged her comments in a user-friendly diagram with pictures. This is no fool-proof guide to understanding what her summer dress means, but knowledge rooted in experience and the notion that some stereotypes are highly accurate.
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Infographic by Gavin Alaoen
Kanye West takes a lot of heat for being a self-involved d-bag with an ego fatter than the asses on the ladies he likes. We're not here to quibble with that. Hell, Kanye wouldn't even quibble with that. Have you heard "Runaway"? What we will do, though, is say that after running all of Kanye's albums through the word cloud machine at Wordle in anticipation of next week's release of Watch the Throne, we're reconsidering Kanye's asshattedness.
Here's why: When you take a look at the words Kanye has used across his five albums, you see that he's maturing from a vulnerable young man into a confident and, yes, slightly egomaniacal, old man. His early albums are peppered with words like "trying," "money" and "study" that indicate that he's on his grind, both with his education and in the rap game. Those albums also have lots of emotional words like "Jesus," "forever," "Mama" and "brother." Such a sweet young boy he was.
As Kanye gets older, he gets angrier. The arrangement of the words on these clouds is totally random, but it's a funny coincidence that the words "Love just stop" align on the cloud made from 808s & Heartbreak, Kanye's most vulnerable album. And then it's no coincidence that the cloud constructed from the words in My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy contains the most curse words. Kanye was kind of angry on that one.
As always it's the word cloud with all of the artist's lyrics that tend to be the most interesting. Kanye's is just an amalgamation of a bunch of commonly used words. Meaning, for as much as people want Kanye to be some super villain, he's pretty much just a regular dude.
Getting your ass kicked is certainly no fun. But looking like you got your ass kicked is even worse. Sometimes you can lose a fight and still hit the club with barely a scratch on your face. But these MMA fighters don't have it so good. By the looks on their bloodied, defeated faces, it seems the club hit them first.
[from L-R: Brock Lesnar, Rory MacDonald, Mark Hominick, John Howard, Diego Sanchez, Chris Tuchscherer, Shane Carwin, James Head, Nik Lentz]
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The Smurfs are cute and funny but they're also quite troubled. The names that identify each miniature blue creature aren't merely names picked out by parents, rather they're adjectives that for many of them indicate mental illnesses of varying severity. If you see "The Smurfs" this weekend (or some old cartoons) you may have a hard time noticing anything but their various afflictions--nine of them are depicted below in a handy infographic (reference intended).
If there were a Psychiatrist Smurf, he would have made a killing. But in his absence, we reviewed the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and now present you the diagnoses for Grouchy Smurf, Jokey Smurf and more.
Illustration by Chris Marano