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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 »
If you think Four Loko will put hair on your chest (or maybe even kill you), consider the Dieci. Brooklyn coffee shop The Pulp & The Bean began serving the drink that they are calling “coffee porn in a cup” and “20 ounces of just thunder” this week. The Dieci is 10 shots of pure espresso. Yes, TEN. And it’s not for the faint of heart … literally. Doctors have warned that you should not attempt to imbibe the Dieci unless you are young and healthy. Um, I don’t drink anything with the word “die” in its name (yeah, I know “dieci” is 10 in Italian, but still), but I’ll look forward to the funny videos of daring people doing asinine crap while high on espresso. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
It’s a movie plot unfortunately come to life. Earlier this week, movie publicist Ronni Chasen—who represented big-time flicks like “Alice In Wonderland” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”—was shot while driving her car home from the “Burlesque” premiere after-party. Police were originally at a loss to why someone would fire five shots into Chasen’s vehicle and then drive away, leaving her body to be found the next morning. Officials were considering everything from a car jacking to road rage. Now, after examining the crime scene and video footage from the section of Sunset Boulevard where Chasen was killed, police believe that someone planned the murder. They think that a car was ordered to follow Chasen, eventually pulling alongside her and firing the fatal shots. The details of the murder have yet to be sorted out, but police are continuing to examine video footage and 911 calls, while Chasen’s family and friends are offering a $100,000 reward for any helpful information. [Newser] Keep reading »
Pete and Alisha Arnold made national headlines when, via their site, BirthOrNot.com, the couple asked the public to vote on whether they should have a baby or an abortion. But it appears this was actually an anti-choice publicity stunt.
I cannot handle this much nonsense after 4 p.m. on a Friday, but for you, dear Frisky readers, I will try. Keep reading »