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A teen sex comedy girls can get behind with the best tagline EVER

A teen sex comedy girls can get behind with the best tagline EVER

“How come there are so many movies about a teenage boy who wants to have sex and this is the only one about a teenage girl who wants to have sex?” Thank you! We’ve been wondering all our lives where decent depictions of young female sexuality have been. Apparently in Norway. We haven’t seen it yet, but by all accounts the Scandinavian film TURN ME ON, DAMMIT! — an adaptation of the Norwegian novel of the same name — is refreshing, honest and hilarious. The film won “Best Screenplay” at the Tribeca Film Festival, “Best Debut Film” at the Rome Film Festival and “Best European First Feature” at Mons International Love Film Festival. And critics have been singing its praises:

Design Dish: Why every home needs a fuzzy accessory & LA Auto Show's coolest cars

Design Dish: Why every home needs a fuzzy accessory & LA Auto Show's coolest cars

LA Auto Show: The Batmobile is so passé. Each year, top automotive design teams compete at the LA Auto Show to create “Hollywood’s Next Movie Car,” submitting outlandish designs accompanied by concepts for their feature films. I think somebody should consider pumping funding into the “341 Parkour,” a short, chubby vehicle that would help the star of ANNIE GET THE GRANNIES! solve the mystery of the missing granny robots. Who doesn’t want to see that movie?

HAPPY, HAPPY: Crazy couple swapping on a snowy Norweigan hillside

HAPPY, HAPPY: Crazy couple swapping on a snowy Norweigan hillside

Set on a snowy, Norwegian mountainside, HAPPY, HAPPY – a World Cinema Jury Prize winner at this year’s festival – tells the story of Kaja, a wife and mother who eagerly seeks friendship in Elisabeth and Sigve, the exciting (they adopted an Ethiopian boy!) and precariously tall couple coming to live in their guest house. Kaja’s obvious longing for affection is due in large part to the negligence of her husband, a latent homosexual whose “hunting excursions” and weird, outdoor Tee-Pee of Solitude – called a “lavoo” in Norwegian – ain’t fooling nobody. Soon, Kaja’s need to please bumps up (literally) against Sigve’s desire to be taken seriously by his wife, whose dalliances back in the city instigated their move to the mountain in the first place. A few sweaty rolls on the floor later and a couple-swap has taken place. Oh, and there’s some really messed up stuff going on with the kids, one of whom tries to “enslave” the other by beating him with a wet dish towel.

Time-Lapse auroras over Norway

Time-Lapse auroras over Norway

The Aurora from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo. NASA’s feature for their daily “Astronomy Picture of the Day” today is breathtaking. Instead of a photograph, they posted this time lapse shot by Terje Sorgjerd “in and around Kirkenes and Pas National Park bordering Russia” during -25 degree Celsius (-13 degree Fahrenheit) temperatures. NASA explains: ….earlier this…

Laid: Luscious sex toys for men and women.

Laid: Luscious sex toys for men and women.

With every passing day, it seems like it gets easier and easier to find well made, well designed, body friendly sex toys–something we’re quite pleased about. Today we discovered a new company to oo and ah over: the Norway-based Laid. Though their selection of toys is currently limited to two cock rings and a dildo,…