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A Bunch Of Scottish Guys Have Started A Gentlemen’s Sewing Club

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Oh boys — isn’t it adorable when they start learning how to take care of themselves? For example, take the Scottish dudes behind the Gentlemen’s Sewing Club — a new monthly night of drinking and sewing that takes place in Glasgow. Male members learn everything from hemming and sewing on buttons, to alterations and simple pattern cutting. They’ll also be “sharing tips and stories about being modern gentlemen.”

Aw, men be doing things for themselves. Seriously, this club sounds totally the cutest. And their official club drink is the whiskey sour. [Gentlemen Sewing]

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The British singer Morrissey is a notoriously ornery guy — and we love him for it. On last night’s episode of “The Colbert Report,” Morrissey and Stephen Colbert went head to head over Morrissey’s strict vegetarian stance and his total distaste for the British royal family. God love Morrissey: he’s like the oldest teenager in the world.

Check out his performance on last night’s show after the jump!

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When Winning Is Losing: Man Dies After Winning Roach Eating Contest

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File under: Another Unfortunate Florida Story. (The file is getting thick, FYI.) A man in West Palm Beach, Florida, died after winning a roach eating contest. Edward Archbold, 32, ate more roaches and worms than any other contestant in the contest, held at a local reptile store (again, only in Florida). Archbold (pictured) ate 20 creepy crawlies, but before he could claim his prize — a python from owner Ben Siegal — Archbold began vomiting. Archobold then collapsed and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. “He seemed like kind of a wild guy – he was wearing a bandanna, wrist bands and a shirt that said ‘Event Staff,’” said Siegal. “He was brought there by his friend, and he was trying to win the snake for him.”

The roaches the contestants ate were discoid roaches, which are apparently eaten by people around the world. “They’re clean — raised for exotic pet feed,” Siegel said. “We sell expensive animals, and these bugs are perfectly safe.” Around 30 people participated in the contest, but Archbold was the only one to become ill. According to the store’s attorney, all contest participants were  “entirely aware of what they were doing” and “signed thorough waivers accepting responsibility for their participation in this unique and unorthodox contest.” [Miami Herald]

Worst Dude Of The Day: “Queen Of Versailles” CEO Threatens To Fire Employees If Obama Is Elected

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Do you guys remember hearing about the documentary “Queen of Versailles”? The movie is about David Siegel and his wife Jackie (pictured), a billionaire couple who attempted to build the biggest private home in the world. Mr. Siegel makes his money running a timeshare real estate company called Westgate Resorts, and yesterday, the guy sent out an email to all of his employees which detailed how he would be forced to downsize the company if President Obama is re-elected. Of course, he stated:

The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration. Of course, as your employer, I can’t tell you whom to vote for, and I certainly wouldn’t interfere with your right to vote for whomever you choose.

Hahahahha. Oh, you’re not telling people who vote for, but you are telling them that their jobs are threatened by another four years of President Obama.

Did I mention this guy is a bazillionaire?

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The End Is Nigh: Costco Starts Sells Andy Warhols Now

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Costco, the big box retailer, sells virtually everything — engagement rings, meats, coffins — and now they’re extending their empire to the art market.

Apparently Costco used to sell fine art, but stopped after the authenticity of a couple of Picasso paintings it sold was questioned. The store began relisting art a couple of weeks ago, and have already sold eight of the 10 pieces listed on the company’s website, including two framed lithographs by Henri Matisse and a framed screen print by Andy Warhol. The store is also selling works by living artists, many of whom could never have imagined their work being sold in such a mass market way. “It’s a really great way to get exposure for my work in a way I wouldn’t be able to get on my own,” said artist Heather Robinson. “I know their customers are really important to them, and they have a really loyal following.” Keep reading »

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