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Should Women Suing “Girls Gone Wild” Be Allowed To Stay Anonymous?

Four women, who were between the ages of 13 and 17 when they were filmed flashing their breasts by “Girls Gone Wild” goons, have asked to pursue their lawsuit without being named. The women, who are now in their 20s, said when they appeared in the “Girls Gone Wild” videos as teens in Panama City, Florida, they were ridiculed and forced to leave their schools. Their lawyers battled in court recently, arguing that as the women sue Joe Francis for exploitation, there is no need for their identities to be revealed. “Their names” — in addition to their breasts — “are going to be everywhere,” attorney Rachael Pontikes argued. Alas, an unsympathetic FL judge rejected their request and now the women have filed an appeal.

But this debate isn’t just about boobs, exploitation and poor judgment. It’s also about journalism! Keep reading »

Guy In Michigan Has His Sex Doll “Reincarnated”

I’ll have to file this story under “I Thought I Had Heard Everything, but I Hadn’t Heard This One.” Dave Cat, 37, hasn’t dated a real woman in a decade. Who’s the Michigan telemarketer been boning? His $6,500 RealDoll sex doll, Sidore. Tragically, after years of pressing synthetic skin to human skin, Sidore started to fall apart. So what did Dave, who calls himself a “doll husband,” do? Take her out with the garbage? No. He had her “reincarnated.” He returned Sidore to her original makers and had them make an exact duplicate of her. Now, the two are back to canoodling on the sofa and having sex on a regular basis. (Want to know how they do it? With lube and electric blanket.) If you want to find out more about these two crazy lovebirds, read the rest of their story at Asylum. Keep reading »

From Wall Street To Waffles: Trading In The Life You Have For The Life You Want

New Yorker Garrett Hoelscher spent three years in investment banking before he decided he really couldn’t take it anymore. That’s when he traded in his business suits for a waffle iron and hatched a plan to sell waffles on the tops of ski mountains. His business, Waffle Shrine, has yet to sell a single waffle, but Hoelscher is hoping he can create a mountaintop waffle empire in the next few years. Keep reading »

Balloon Boy’s Dad Makes An Infomercial

Richard Heene, the man behind the Balloon Boy hoax, is back with a BRILLIANT new invention … the Bear Scratch. If you “itch like the son of a twitch,” Heene insists the only way to get a “deep, deep penetrating scratch” is to rub up against a tree like a bear. Only not a real tree—a tree he made. Just “stick, screw, sway, and scratch” for a mere $19.99. I’m sorry, but is this guy on meth? I’m very frightened. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Barack Obama And Jon Stewart Trade Quips, Deep Thoughts


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Last night, for the first time since he was elected president, Barack Obama appeared on “The Daily Show.” After making some small talk about the set, the two got down to brass tacks. Jon Stewart asked point blank, “Are we the people we were waiting for?” Obama responded carefully, “I’m feeling great about where the American people are considering what we’ve gone through. We’ve gone through the two toughest years anytime since the Depression.” See part one of the interview here and part two after the jump. Are you heading to the Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend? Keep reading »

Do Not Want: The Unintentional Penis Tattoo

A 21-year-old Australian tattoo artist is facing two counts of assault after inking an unwanted tattoo on his friend’s back. The 25-year-old victim didn’t really want a tattoo in the first place, but the artist in question convinced him to get a ying yang symbol with some dragons. That sounds fugly enough, yet even fuglier was the 16-inch penis and a gay slur he emerged with. The peen-tooist will now have to face a jury while the dude with the d**k on his back will have to face some serious time under the laser. [Metro] Keep reading »

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