In a New York Post expose that made my stomach turn, I learned that rich, Manhattan mothers have discovered the most despicable way imaginable to bypass long lines at Disney World: hiring disabled people to pose as family members so their precious children don’t have to wait in line.
According to the rules of the theme park, patrons with a wheelchair or motorized scooter can bring up to six guests to a “more convenient entrance.” The only other way to get preferential treatment at Disney World is to purchase a VIP Tour Package for $300-plus an hour, which includes a personal guide and fast passes. But even with the package, the park warns patrons that there “may be a waiting period before boarding.” In comparison, these “black-market Disney guides,” as they’re being called, cost about $130 an hour and are allegedly more efficient when it comes to cutting the line. Keep reading »
A new statute in Swaziland, a country where albino children are sacrificed for use in magic potions, forbids witches from flying their broomsticks higher than 500 feet in the air.
“A witch on a broomstick should not fly above the [500 foot] limit,” said the director of the Civil Aviation Authority. No word on what the punishment is for for witches flying below 500 feet. But it’s an interesting restriction considering the fact that Swazi brooms are short bundles sticks without handles that witches typically use to fling potions around, not as their primary from of transportation.
The new law, which also forbids remote-controlled toy planes or kites from flying above 500 feet, was implemented after a private investigator was arrested for flying a toy helicopter he was using to do surveillance too high.
Well, I guess I won’t be visiting Swaziland anytime soon because I only travel by broomstick. Bummer. [Times Live]
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The New York Times’ Marcus Mabry scored an interview with my idol, RuPaul Charles. Obvs, I’m totally jealous. But I can put my feelings aside and say that this video has further solidified Ru’s status as my Life Hero. The “Drag Race” star talked about many interesting subjects including counter culture, gay icons, LGBTQ rights and his new single, “Lick It,” featuring Lady Bunny. But that doesn’t do the interview justice. There’s some seriously deep shit going on under his wig (or in this case, his cowboy hat). After the jump a few things he said that I would like to kiki about with him further with him over a plate of Tic Tacs. Ru, call me. Please. Keep reading »
We all wish we could sing like the late Whitney Houston. Most of us are keyed into reality enough to know that will never happen and that time we sang “The Greatest Love of All” at our 3rd grade talent show would be the last time we’d ever be brave enough to sing a Whitney Song in public. We understand that we have to settle for a life time of singing “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” in the shower, where the acoustics are most forgiving. But there are others of us who are still gutsy enough to attempt a Whitney song in public.
One such brave soul was on a recent American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York. In fact, she sang so many Whitney songs that the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City when she refused to stop singing.”The woman was being disruptive and was removed from the plane for interfering with the flight crew. There was a federal air marshal on the aircraft, who subdued the woman and put her in cuffs and removed her from the plane,” said a Kansas City International Airport spokesman. Keep reading »
It’s only a matter of time now before Tanning Mom makes her dream of becoming a famous actress come true. Her pitch to star in a porn of her own was rejected by Vivid Entertainment. But as fate would have it, another production company has recognized all of Patty K’s untapped potential. Lucas Entertainment, a company that produces a gay porn, has decided to give Tanning Mom her big break. Wait for it. Tanning Mom will have a cameo in the latest installment of series called “Kings of New York.” Oh yes, she will! Keep reading »
According to 105-year-old Texas grandmother Pearl Cantrell, the thing we should all be doing to stay alive forever is eating bacon. That’s what’s kept Pearl going strong. She loves bacon so much that she eats it every day. Because of her dedication to cured meat, the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile showed up on Pearl’s doorstep with a crap ton of bacon and a ticket to ride. I don’t know what more there is for a bacon enthusiast to experience in life once they’ve taken a ride in the Weinermobile.
Sadly, I suspect that bacon may not be as beneficial to the rest of us as it has been for Pearl. Rumor is that it clogs your arteries and stuff. [Huffington Post]
I respect Joe’s enthusiasm about connecting with Eileen again. However, a lady usually doesn’t love it when a guy she’s met once STALKS HER IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD. Also, I don’t want to be the one to break it to Joe, but there’s a very good chance that Eileen purposefully gave him the wrong number. Should I email or do you want to? You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He’ll be really sad that you’re not Eileen, but I think it’s in his best interest to know how he might be able to approach this sort of thing in the future. NOT LIKE THIS. [Gothamist]