A Washington, DC woman got caught with her pants down when the toilet she was using exploded suddenly. Apparently, a mechanical failure of epic proportions was triggered by her flush. She was rushed to the hospital with serious, not non-life threatening injuries. Well, this doesn’t give me any sort of anxiety about flushing. At. All. Let this story be a lesson to us all: flush with caution. Scary stuff can happen anywhere, even on the crapper. Click through to see some of the craziest toilet tales of all time. [Newslite]
“Just because you’re an actor or make films or whatever doesn’t mean you’re not entitled to your own personal privacy … If that is sieged in some way, it feels unjust. It feels wrong … It’s an adjustment, but I think there are certain instances where you give a lot of yourself and finally you have to kind of put your foot down and say ‘Oh wait, I’m taking it back.’ “
– Scarlett Johansson on her right to privacy after the nude pic scandal. Having your personal phone or computer hacked is a bum rap. It’s a violation and I empathize with her indignation about that. On the other hand, famous or not, if you take a nude photo or video, you have to assume that there is a chance — however slight — that it might get out there in the world. It’s impossible not to be aware of that, even as an anonymous Jane. Quadruple that for a celebrity. I’m glad she’s putting her foot down in regards to her privacy and working with the FBI to bust those responsible, but she had to have known that there were hackers out there ready and eager to leak her nudie pics. [MTV]
Scientists are hard at work on a pill that will limit the effects of alcohol on our brains, so that we can drink more without acting stupid. An experimental “sober pill” was given to a group of mice who, despite being sufficiently sauced, did not act like drunken a**holes. Uh, how do drunk mice normally act? Anyhow, the point is the pill works by shutting down the immune response of certain cells in the brain. Even thought the mice were wasted, this pill made their reflexes sharper and their balance better. “When a mouse gets drunk, it is quite similar to a human that’s drunk. It can’t work its motor co-ordination properly. If you stop these immune cells from working, the animals didn’t get drunk,” one of the researchers explained. How exciting for us. Well, maybe not. Does the thought of a sober pill frighten anyone else? All I can think of are all the possible ways humans will find to abuse this pill. It seems counter-intuitive to shut down our normal brain functions just so we can throw back a few more cocktails without slurring. [Daily Mail]
What do you think? Would you pop a sober pill before a night of drinking?
I am going to refrain from going into too much detail and say that I, like most women, have one awful ex. I’ve dated lots of dudes in my years on the scene and there is no other man that compares to him in the badness department. I’ve lived with a low-level and persistent fear of running into him. I’m not afraid of him, but rather afraid of how I would behave if I saw him.
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Megan Fox is cleaning up her image. Literally. This summer she announced her decision to get the Marilyn Monroe tattoo removed from her forearm because she no longer wished to attract negative attention into her life. The latest rumor is that she plans to point the laser at two more of her tats. “Marilyn is almost gone and [Megan] has identified two other tattoos to go. She doesn’t regret having her tattoos but having grown up a lot in the last few months, she no longer identifies with certain things that inspired her when she was a teenager,” said an unidentified friend. Hmm. Sounds reliable. I wonder if Megan stopped believing in gilded butterflies? I guess we will just have to wait and see if any more of her ink disappears. [ONTD]
Megan is not the only celeb to regret going under the (ink) gun. Keep on clicking to see other celebs who’ve had tats 86′d.