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“Tiger Blood” Energy Drink Is Here, Sadly

Move over, Four Loko — there’s a new drink in town to facilitate poor decisions. Tiger Blood, a limited time $4-a-pop energy drink by the makers of Love Energy Potion and other classy beverages, is here to keep you WINNING. Full of chipped warlock fangs and Adonis DNA, the fruit punch flavored energy drink allows you to “take more drugs than anyone can survive. Be different, have a different brain, and a different heart. When you feel Tiger Blood in your veins, you’ll realize dying’s for fools and that can’t is the cancer of happen. Period. The end.” (Or, um, not.) While Charlie Sheen is not in any way affiliated with Tiger Blood, I’m sure it receives his full stamp of approval. [Oh No They Didn’t! via Harcos Labs] Keep reading »

We Mourn The Loss Of The Penis Spine

Men, guess what? Your peni were supposed to have a spines like the peens of the bean weevil (left) and the marmoset. From a scientific perspective, said penile spine is meant to “grip the walls of the female’s opening” for more productive fertilization. The penis spine is also thought to clean other male sperm out by abrading the female vagina after she’s been doing it with multiple males. Tsk tsk, slutasauruses. Gosh, the penis spine sounds lovely and very comfortable. Unfortunately, our DNA took an unexpected turn and the gene required to form the penis spine molecularly short circuited. In turn, our men developed bigger brains and our women a penchant for monogamy. A very sweet evolutionary tale. Maybe I’ll write an illustrated children’s book about it. [Live Science] Keep reading »

Facebook Won’t Let Breast Cancer Survivor Post Pics Of Her Boobs

A British breast cancer survivor has had her Facebook page blocked after she posted photos of her reconstructed breasts after surgery. Melissa Tullett of Kent, 40, had a double mastectomy and posted pics of her new tatas for all to see, including nipples that had been tattooed on her new rack. But Facebook said Tullett broke the site’s terms of use regarding nudity and temporarily suspended her account until she removed the pics. Tullett told the BBC she was just trying to be inspirational. “It was to show other women that after such an ordeal you can come out of it with your dignity and your womanhood again, and that it’s not all frightening,” Tullett insisted. She told the local newspaper in Kent, “I felt bullied and picked on. It really upset me, I’m really impressed with the way my breasts look now. I think my breasts look fabulous. The photo is not offensive.”

Meh. I’m with Facebook on this one. Keep reading »

Pregnant Commuter Kept Track Of How Much You Suck At Giving Up Your Seat

Most of us would like to think that if we saw a pregnant, elderly or handicapped person on the train or subway, we would offer up our seat in a jiffy. But a nifty social experiment done on the New York City subway by Elizabeth Carey Smith of Brooklyn, New York, during her recent pregnancy found that while she was offered a seat the majority of the time, good manners were not guaranteed. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin in HBO Movie

  • Julianne Moore will play Sarah Palin in an HBO film adaptation of Game Change, a book about the 2008 election by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. Julianne as Sarah? Make a joyful noise! [Oh No They Didn’t!]
  • Not surprisingly, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor found it quite annoying that so many news outlets commented on her single, childless status during her nomination and hearings. [The Atlantic Monthly]
  • What’s not to love about a 91-year-old lady who knits boobies for fun? [The Daily What]

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How USC Frat Boys Are Silently Judging You (And Plotting To Rape You)

The barfy things that frat boys do know no bounds. Fellow ladyblog Jezebel obtained an email yesterday which was allegedly written by a brother in USC’s Kappa Sigma fraternity instructing his brethren on how to “rate” their conquests. There’s a numbered scale, people. Oh, and rape jokes. Keep reading »

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