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Today’s Lady News: McEnroe Makes A Bad Call On Female Tennis Players

  • Tennis legend John McEnroe said in a CBS conference call that female tennis players just might not be up to the challenges of the game: “I think that it’s asking too much of the women. They shouldn’t be playing as many events as the men. … You shouldn’t push them to play more than they’re capable of,” McEnroe said. “They should be required to be in less events, there should be less events for the women. It seems it takes an actual meltdown on the court or women quitting the game altogether before they realize there’s a need to change the schedule.” Um, I think that’s what people used to say about female doctors and lawyers, too. [Salon]
  • Is Helen Mirren really sparking a trend of over-50s ladies in bikinis? We doubt it. But yay for body acceptance at all ages? [Daily Mail]

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A Boyz II Men Valentine’s Day Cruise!

Sorry, but if you need to find me next Valentine’s Day — I’ll be on the Boyz II Men Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas. That’s right: Motown-Philly singers Boyz II Men are hosting a frickin’ LOVE cruise Valentine’s Day 2011, featuring a live performance, formal prom night and Boyz II Men singles mixer. And the opportunity to renew your wedding vows onboard with Boyz II Men. Because true love often comes accompanied by a cheesesteak and in matching sweater vests!

The first hundred passengers to sign up get $50 off. I’m so there. [Carnival] Keep reading »

AIDS Group Files Complaint Against Larry Flynt Over Condom-less Porn

AIDS activists have filed a workplace safety complaint against Hustler honcho Larry Flynt over the amount of condom-less sex in all of his skin flicks. On Thursday, activists descended upon Los Angeles’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health office with 100 DVDs to show that only one scene in one porno showed a performer using a condom. Condoms, of course, help protect against the spread of HIV. Keep reading »

Today In Terribleness: Tiger Cub Found In Luggage At Bangkok Airport

Think drug trafficking is reprehensible? Get a load out of tiger trafficking. When a 31-year-old Thai woman arose suspicion at the Bangkok, Thailand, international airport recently, authorities ran her luggage through the X-ray scan to take a look. Turns out, she was smuggling a tiger cub inside a suitcase of stuffed animals. The poor little guy was doped up on more drugs than a Deadhead. Keep reading »

Time Capsule: Color Film From 1922


This clip from a 1922 Kodak color film test is one of the earlier color films in existence. Watching it, I can’t help wondering about the actresses shown. What were their lives like on the heels of women’s suffrage and the cusp of the flipper era? Were they married? Did they go on to have families? Did they leave this world with dreams fulfilled? One thing I know: They looked lovely in 1922. [via Kottke.org] Keep reading »

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