Racoon-eyed "Gossip Girl" star Taylor Momsen, who also fronts the post-grunge band "The Pretty Reckless," set her dog's neutered balls ablaze in a fire pit in her band's studio. Think about that for a second.
OK. Now, being a teenager is often tough. Teenage angst can make young people do pretty reckless things. But when an adolescent's pyromaniac stage--a virtual rite of passage--meets a dog's neutered testicles, well that's bush league. It's a violent display against the very core of the masculine identity.