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If Britain’s S&M Scene Is Secret, Why Are So Many People Commenting?

BBC News published an article on Britain’s “secretive “S&M scene” yesterday, saying that Max Mosley’s antics are really opening people up. (He had a sadomasochistic session with five prostitutes, with whom he engaged in a concentration camp scenario.) The comments in response to the story are great though, because many BDSM practitioners defend their chosen sex life. One even sort of confirms yesterday’s post about being born with the desire for S&M: “I don’t really indulge in S&M (it just hurts, frankly, which is a good way to tell if it’s for you).” Other commenters are upset with the BBC for printing the story: “It’s clear to me that England is becoming more Satanic in nature every day, and the people who work for the BBC must take some responsibility for that.” Let’s blame the war in Iraq on the BBC, while we’re at it. [BBC] Keep reading »

Romance On TV: Bachelor Aaron Buerge Is Still As D-Baggy As Ever

To be honest, despite being a loyal viewer, I have hated most of the guys picked to be The Bachelor. In fact, the only guy featured on the show who I could honestly see myself being hot for was Ryan Sutter, the guy Trista, the first Bachelorette gave the final rose to and who she later married. He was friggin’ hot and he seemed nice and he wrote poetry (terrible poetry but I disgress) and he was a fireman. What’s not to love? The rest of The Bachelor‘s have ranged from mediocre (Andrew Firestone) to downright awful (Alex Michel). But the worst of the worst of the worst was Bachelor Aaron Buerge from season two. He was, in a word, a total d-bag. And by the looks of last night’s Where Are They Now? special, he is still just as heinous as ever. For the record, he shows how a fist bump shouldn’t be done. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Topless Sunbathing, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Dirty Mouth, And Dating A Dinosaur

  • Topless sunbathing, nudity, and other indecent behavior has resulted in 79 arrests recently in Dubai. Just like the sex-on-the-beach couple, these people were detained because their behavior was “disturbing families enjoying the beach,” according to a spokesman for Dubai’s Criminal Investigation Department. [AP via CBS News]
  • Jake Gyllenhaal isn’t allowed to swear in Reese Witherspoon’s house, for the kids’ sake. “Jake used to swear like a sailor, but not anymore,” a source told Star magazine. “If he does, he has to apologize.” [AHN]
  • Nine reasons not to date a T-Rex. [Mingle2]
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    South Carolina Is So Gay

    No seriously, the board of tourism SAYS SO. On an ad! South Carolina, in an attempt to encourage more gay tourism to the state, recently revealed their “South Carolina Is So Gay” ad campaign. We don’t know whether this is super awesome or just kind of lazy on the part of the marketing department who could have come up with something a little more clever. [Via Boinkology] Keep reading »

    Masterpiece Theater: This Is Art

    See that photo to the left? It took me 15 minutes to make. I’m sure you’re thinking, “That piece of ‘art’ looks like crap. Any four year old could have made it.” You may be right, but I’m proud of “Striped Mountains,” as I call my creation. I made it at ThisIsSand.com. It is much more difficult to create things with sand than you would think. In fact, when I started working on this creation, I had it in my head that I would be able to spell “The Frisky” in colored sand. That was a pipe dream. [ThisIsSand.com] Keep reading »

    Monday Quickies!

  • Just ask for it. The female version of the “happy ending” massage is no longer taboo. [Tango]
  • A 10-year-old Yemeni bride has successfully divorced her husband. [Los Angeles Times]
  • “Man Showers” are the new trend in pre-wedding bonding. [Boston Herald]
  • The next time you try on a swimsuit, look for the rusty razor blade in the crotch. [copyranter]
  • Scary: Flint, MI police can now arrest anyone wearing saggy pants. [Shine]
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    Christian Bale On Heath Ledger & The Joker

    Countdown to The Dark Knight! Christian Slater Bale, the film’s Batman, was on The Today Show this morning and got to talking about co-star Heath Ledger. He disputes the rumors that part of the reason Heath was doing drugs that resulted in an accidental overdose is because he was “too immersed” in the character of the Joker. Clip above. Keep reading »

    British Family Walks In On Hotel Workers Bumpin’

    A British family who traveled to a Black Sea resort in Bulgaria did not have a relaxing vacation. Ricky Dearn, his wife, and their three kids came back to their hotel room and found two hotel staffers — a waiter and a cleaner — gettin’ busy. “They just rushed out giggling, holding their clothes,” Ricky said. Not only that, but the family was among dozens of other guests who suffered severe food poisoning. Perhaps they got a chance to relax upon returning to England. [Sify] Keep reading »

    Vogue Italia’s “Black Issue” Gets A Distribution Increase

    While all the techies were clamoring for the new iPhone last Friday, fashionistas were trying to secure Vogue Italia‘s monumental “Black Issue” — all of the featured models are Black and all the featured content addresses Black women. But don’t fret if you haven’t gotten your copy yet. Conde Nast has increased distribution by 40 percent in the U.S. and Italian copies earmarked for return will be sent to the U.S. The company will also print an additional 10,000 copies to keep up with demand for the issue. Cheers to Vogue Italia for taking this giant leap toward diversity. Now let’s hope special issues like this won’t be necessary in the future. And we’ll be watching the runways in September to see diversity in practice. [WWD] Keep reading »

    Skin Cancer: Tanorexia Takes Its Toll

    Summer is all about showing some skin while you’re having fun in the sun and tanning goes with the territory. Sadly, as well know, getting that bronze glow can also be life threatening. While fat roll tan lines, raccoon eyes from your sunglasses, or even the dreaded Oompa Loompa-like burn are cause for concern in the short term, there are health risks on the horizon. The rate of melanoma among white women between the ages of 15 and 39 has doubled over the past 30 years. There are almost 14 cases out of every 100,000 young women. Yikes! [Indeed. I got a sunburn this weekend. -- Editor] The medical establishment says the tanning trend is to blame for the tally. So, if you’re still inspired to look like your tanorexic celeb heroines, try a cocktail of self tanner and sunscreen or beware! Have you ever seen the old ladies that look like lobsters lying around the retirement community pools in Florida? They will make you turn white as a ghost! [Truemors] Keep reading »

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