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The Boston Bruins posted this billboard outside the Boston Garden, warning their (male or lesbian) fans to steer clear of Philadelphia Flyers fans: “Never date a Flyers fan. Even if she shaves her moustache.” Oh, buuuuurn bro!

I guess it’s not enough to trash-talk another sports team’s players anymore and now you have… READ MORE »


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“My mom’s a secret Rastafarian. She loves Bob Marley … We sit around and we talk and we laugh and we do puzzles and we get in bed by 9:00.”Jenna Bush outs her mom as a reggae fiend on “Oprah.” The secrets about Laura Bush keep rolling in! Stir it up! [CNN] … READ MORE »


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Shock fell over the University of Virginia campus yesterday when students and faculty learned Yeardley Love, 22, a member of the lacrosse team, had been killed. Police charged George Huguely, a member of the #1-ranking men’s lacrosse team, in her death.

Police responded at 2:15 a.m. on Monday morning to a possible alcohol overdose… READ MORE »


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Years ago, I interviewed Tillamook Cheddar, a dog who creates art. I was reminded of Tillie when I saw the work of Alexander Esguerra. In these pieces, a couple covered in paint lies down on a blank canvas and has sex. The subjects are straight and gay, Caucasian and Chinese-American, married and adulterous — all… READ MORE »


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Uwe Mitzscherlich, a 39-year-old postman who lives in Germany, has married his cat, whose name is Cecilia and is 15 years old. This is probably the weirdest marriage I’ve heard of since the guy married the pillow. Or the woman married the Eiffel Tower. Apparently, if it exists, people will marry it. According to… READ MORE »


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Last week, the interwebs frothed over an email written by a Harvard Law student who is a member of their famed Law Review. The author of said email wrote that she could not rule out “the possibility that African Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to be less intelligent.” It’s a statement even more extreme… READ MORE »


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A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that women who suffered from domestic violence have higher health care costs, even after the abuse ends. Female victims of intimate partner violence average over $1,200 more in health care costs during the first two years after the abuse ends, compared with women… READ MORE »


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An Australian jury acquitted 23-year-old Nicholas Gonzales of rape because it refused to believe the alleged victim’s skinny jeans could have been removed without “collaboration.” Gonzales and the alleged victim, a 24-year-old woman, met for drinks in April 2008 and then returned to his house to listen to music. Gonzales claims they had consensual sex… READ MORE »


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At Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner, we were super surprised at some of the famous faces who turned up in the audience. So what did they have to say about the evening? After the jump, let’s play a little guessing game. Match the star above to their quote below. I’ll post the answers in… READ MORE »


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I moved to New York City on July 1, 2001, a few weeks after graduating from college. That means it’s almost my nine-year anniversary in this city and next year’s anniversary will make me officially a “New Yorker.” But I think that if you lived here on September 11, 2001 and stayed, you get to… READ MORE »


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“I can no longer remain silent because the United States continues to demand my extradition more to serve me on a platter to the media of the world than to pronounce a judgment concerning which an agreement was reached 33 years ago. I have had my share of dramas and joys, as we all have,… READ MORE »


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Sure, he might not have topped last year’s pirate gag, but Barack Obama was pretty darn funny at this weekend’s White House Correspondents Dinner, busting out some real zingers for the White House press corps and other Washington heavyweights like, uh, Jessica Simpson, Kim Kardashian, and Justin Bieber. “I’m glad only person whose ratings… READ MORE »