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Blake Mycoskie makes me want to become a better person. While on a trip to Argentina, this admirable entrepreneur visited impoverished children in villages where few had shoes. Mycoskie then had an epiphany: why not create a lightweight slip-on shoe with a breathable canvas top and leather insole for these children? Gee, sounds like an awesome idea. Although most people dream of changing the world in some significant way, Mycoskie actually put this thoughts to actions. He created a shoe company that would donate a pair of shoes to a child in need each time a pair was purchased.

And just like that, TOMS: Shoes for Tomorrow was born. Mycoskie never worked in fashion, but I gotta admit, TOMS are pretty freakin’ stylish. It’s no wonder why stores like Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, and Bloomingdale’s ordered about 41,000 pairs from TOMS spring and summer collections. The great thing about TOMS is not only do they provide a pair to a child in need, they’re a snug fit for your foot and perfect no matter where you are– beach, city, hiking, etc. These incredible shoes have the ability to prevent soil-transmitted diseases, which penetrate through bare skin, prevent the infection of cuts/sores, and in some cases, allow children to attend school. Please, I encourage you all to purchase a pair of TOMS if you haven’t already; they’re worth every penny.

— Jeanine Guzman

American Apparel fills a niche in America’s retail landscape. The store is known for its basics, its ads and its prices. I first heard of American Apparel back in 2007 when they had the liquid and metallic leggings that Rihanna was seen wearing. I went to the store, found the leggings and paused: $40 for leggings? No chance, at least not here. (more…)

Jerk is proud to announce that a good chunk of our editorial staff competed in Syracuse University’s annual drag show, and finished in second place! Kudos goes out to Jessie Assimon, Nina Elias, Sam Morgenstern, Beckett Noyes, Kelsie Testa for filming, and last but certainly not our very own “Boyonce” star, Greg Miller!

You are seriously doing yourself a disservice if you don’t watch this entire video!

~Krystie Yandoli, Blog Editor


This week, Jerk brings you a list of our first favorite songs, most of which are highly embarrassing, but that’s what we do for you.

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Yes Jessica, you ripped off John Mellencamp and confused us all!!

Sometimes, we here at Jerk will turn on the radio and start bobbing our heads to one song, only to discover it is another. Damnit! Here is our tribute to songs that sound alike: the good, the bad and the WTF? (click on pop-out player to see the playlist).

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Some chauvinist ass from (feel free to not click on the link as I’d really hate to drive traffic to this moron’s website) has this to say about some articles we wrote about female masturbation:

This is from a University, not some random shit hole on the internet. I guess this is reflective of what colleges are becoming- a joke.

Although meant to be an insult, I’ll take it as a compliment from someone who supports the author of “Men are Better than Women,” Dick Masterson. I’d love to believe this website is tongue-in-cheek, but I really don’t think it is.

The links to our amazing articles can be found here (yeah, we’re totally modest):

The Hysterical History of Female Masturbation

Heavy Petting

Pussy Whipped

Whatever, at least we piss off the right people.


Saying goodbye to 2009 won’t be a terribly sad thing. Sure, it had its high points overall, but there’s something really exciting about the anticipation of a new year and a clean slate. 2010 is filled with promise and potential for greatness, so I decided to share my New Year’s resolutions:

1. Be a better JERK.
2. Do a more consistent job of staying in touch with friends.
3. Learn the “Bad Romance” and “Single Ladies” dances.
4. Officially declare my second major.
5. Finish reading “The Fountainhead” (that I started reading in 2007).

What are your resolutions?

~Krystie Yandoli