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Skype Helps Gay Couple Get Wed Legally


Just when you thought the interwebs couldn’t get any more awesome, it goes and performs a sweet new function in the name of love! The world’s first “gay digital wedding” allowed Texans Thomas Mark Reed and Dante Karl Walkup to get legally married in D.C., without so much as leaving Dallas. Keep reading »

Woman Claims She Was Cuffed To Chair And Had Ticket Ripped Up For Refusing Full Body Scan

I’m not usually one to claim women are misrepresenting the truth when they say something bad has happened to them. I like it when someone claims something happened and the video tape of the incident actually proves them right. I’ve listened to radio personality Meg McLain describe an airport ordeal where she refused a full-body scan, and watched the long, audio-less CCTV tape of the incident, and “exaggerating” is the word that comes to mind. McLain said she was grabbed by the arm, her ticket was ripped up and she was handcuffed to a chair as she sobbed. While she was definitely handcuffed to a chair and the TSA agents do not look like they are listening to her, it’s not quite the drama she describes on air. Keep reading »

Your Daily Cry: Faithful Dog Edition

Wayne Giroux was killed by a drunk driver nearly five months ago, but Wayne’s dog Spot doesn’t know that. Everyday, Spot sits along the roadside and waits for her owner to come home. Says Wayne’s son, Paul, “If you ever find anything like that that loves you that much, it’s the most precious gift in the world.” [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Big-Breasted Woman Told She Was “Too Sensual” For A Promotion

Uh oh. We’ve heard this story before. Amy-Erin Blakely of Orlando, Florida, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit claiming she was fired from her job at The Devereux Foundation for complaining that managers made comments about her big breasts. Blakely also said she was told that her co-workers couldn’t concentrate in meetings because her boobs were such a distraction and that someone in management “talked about how large her breasts were and that she needed to ‘hide them,’” said her lawyer, Gloria Allred. Worst of all, she alleged that she was told by a manager she would not be promoted above her position as assistant executive director because she was “too sensual”! Keep reading »

Watch Out, Meryl Streep. There’s A New Robot Actress In Town

Meet Geminoid-F, the robot actress out of Tokyo looking to steal movie roles from human actresses in Tinseltown. The lady bot has already landed her first role in a stage play in the role of an android, which shouldn’t be much of a stretch. The ‘bot is puppetered by a real person back stage who controls the techno-actress’s voice and movements. Her costar says she seems a bit “distant.” Must be all those microchips getting in the way of real emoting. [Gawker] Keep reading »

HuffPo’s New Divorce Section — Smart Idea Or Too Cynical?

This week, the Huffington Post launched a groundbreaking new category of content for a news blog or lifestyle magazine: a section devoted to divorce. Chock-full of advice, how-tos (for navigating the holidays, finding a lawyer, breaking it to the kids, etc.), celeb divorce news, and insightful personal essays, there is no dearth of content on the section’s home page. Editor-at-large Nora Ephron and Arianna Huffington cooked up the idea last summer while hanging out in the Hamptons and have been working to bring it to life ever since … Keep reading »

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