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The TSA: “It’s Our Business To Touch Yours”


One reason I’m grateful I don’t have to travel anywhere this holiday season is because I won’t have to deal with that new TSA pat-down policy in which some guy or gal in a uniform gets to fondle my junk in search of bombs and other fun terrorist-y stuff. “Saturday Night Live” did a pretty hilarious spoof about the new policy, as if it were one of those late-night escort service ads. Check it out above! And while you’re at it, {encode=”tips@thefrisky.com” title=”email us”} about any of your particularly interesting run-ins with a handsy TSA officer after this holiday weekend. Keep reading »

Woman Is Shocked To Discover Her Thanksgiving Turkey Is Pregnant


This woman is happy carving the Thanksgiving turkey … until she discovers what she thinks is a cooked fetus inside her bird. “You got a pregnant turkey!” a family member cries. Just kidding! Her husband just stuffed a Cornish game hen inside the turkey before putting it in the oven to cook. Thanksgiving pranks are the best! Keep reading »

7 Shocking Things You Might Discover By Snooping On Your S.O.

Yeah, we know, snooping is wrong. It’s unethical. It demonstrates a lack of respect and trust. But it’s just so goddamn hard to resist! I’m a Scorpio, which means I am curious by nature (hence my career as a Super Serious Journalist), and I’ve never met a medicine cabinet or open email account that I didn’t have the intense desire to peek at. For the most part, my snooping has resulted in a big fat wad of nothing, though one time I discovered a woman I was babysitting for was pregnant again before her husband knew. When it comes to significant others, snooping can be especially tempting, but the results of that clandestine investigating can be far more fruitful — and hurtful — than finding out the woman who pays you $10 an hour to watch TV with her toddler is about to add a screaming baby to the roster. Here are seven shocking things you may not want to find out about when snooping on your S.O. Keep reading »

Pope Says Condom Use “Justified” For Male Prostitutes, I’m Not Impressed

Hey, great news, male prostitutes with HIV/AIDS! The Pope has given you his blessing to use condoms! In the upcoming book Light of the World: The Pope, the Church and the Signs of the Times, Pope Benedict XVI concedes that in very rare cases, condom use could be considered justified to help stop the spread of AIDS. The example he specifically uses is for that of male prostitutes, for whom condom use “can be a first in the direction of moralization a first assumption of responsibility.” When the media was quick to jump all over this statement as a reversal of the Catholics Church’s long-standing policy banning contraceptives, the Church was quick to clarify that the Pope’s statement was no such thing. Because, I mean, let’s face it, the Catholic Church certainly doesn’t believe male prostitutes (with AIDS!) are getting into heaven anyway. Keep reading »

Jessica Simpson And Fiance Are Transfixed By Her New Engagement Ring

The newly engaged pair look like they’ve been up all night, lulled into a trance by the shiny, red bauble on Jessica’s finger. Get some shut-eye, you two! [NYC, 11/21/10] Keep reading »

10 Amazing iPhone Auto-Correct Fails

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It never ceases to amaze me how positively confused the iPhone’s auto correct function can be. I don’t know many times I’ve been rushing to type a text to a friend or dude and had the auto correct turn “cook” into “c**k” or “dream” into “drunk.” But other unlucky folks have faced far worse auto-correct fails and the best of the best are featured on the hilarious blog Damn You Auto Correct! Here are 10 of my faves, starting with this shocking message a dad sent to his son.
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