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The Daily Show Threesome

Jon Stewart is a sexy motherf*#%er. The suit, the smirk, the wit, he makes us Frisky gals weak in the knees. Sigh, but of course we’re not the only ones. Comedy Central Insider has been assembling the 25 Sexiest Daily Show Moments, which is quite a daunting task since Stewart is at the top of his game day after day. Sure, some of the selections include correspondents like the girl crushable Rachael Harris, but there’s still mucho Stewart manliness. And the countdown to #1 isn’t over yet! So we would like to respectfully submit our favorite menage a trois moment from the show: Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, and Stewart, dancing and wrestling. The boys are all fired up and grabby, swoooon. [Fark]
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South Dakota Sustains Guilt-Tripping Abortion Law

In a recent court decision, South Dakota will enforce a law that forces doctors into guilt-tripping their patients before performing an abortion. As if making the decision isn’t hard enough, now the government requires doctors to read an statement to women that says an abortion will “terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being” and may lead you to commit suicide. Um. Yeah. While the court claimed the “burden of proof” rested squarely on Planned Parenthood, perhaps there should be some actual proof to the ludicrous suicide link within the law. Although the safe sex organization argued that making doctors read the statement aloud to their patients was an infringement on the First Amendment, since the medical professionals don’t agree with the ideology, the court still wouldn’t budge. Now that’s scarier than unwanted children! [The International Herald Tribune] Keep reading »

Soy: Fart Away Your Risk For Breast Cancer and Hot Flashes

From tofu to chocolate milk, soy has been sweepin’ the nation. In addition to helping lactose intolerant freelance writers enjoy a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal every now and again, the lil’ bean is chock full of calcium, protein, fiber, iron, zinc, and magnesium, plus it’s the only vegetable that can give you amino acids. But the nutritional goodies are just the tip of where the health benefits begin for us ladies. According to new studies, soy will fend off hot flashes from the ‘pause (although it will not stop you from getting dragged to see Menopause the Musical with your mom who laughs waaaaaay too hard at the jokey rhymes). Soy also reduces the risk of developing breast cancer by 18% in women with a high BMI (body mass index). Not sure how high your BMI is? Check out this chart while you chow down on a delicious Tofutti ice cream sandwich. [Health World and Health Castle] Keep reading »

John McCain And Nancy Reagan Drifted Apart After The Presidential Candidate’s Divorce

When Nancy Reagan endorsed presidential candidate John McCain back in March, all she said was, “Ronnie [Ronald Reagan] and I always waited until everything was decided, and then we endorsed. Well, obviously this is the nominee of the party.” And that was it. Today, the LA Times writes that this mild endorsement might be the result of John McCain’s divorce from first wife Carol in 1980. Apparently, the Reagans were very fond of Carol, and even high-powered splits result in a division of friends. McCain may or may not have started dating Cindy before he and Carol were separated (there seems to be some discrepancies with the dates), and his marriage to Cindy within weeks of his divorce (they applied for a marriage license before McCain’s divorce had gone through) upset many Republicans. [LA Times] Keep reading »

Alert: Queen Bees Attacking Tonight

The N Network has a new show, Queen Bees, premiering tonight at 9 p.m., and I’m not ashamed to admit that my Friday night is looking up. The show is not about nature, but does feature queen bees, or biyatches, in their natural, swanky habitat. Host Yoanna House (America’s Next Top Model, Cycle Two) will try to change these self-described mean girls, who were nominated by family and friends, into nice girls by giving them soul-bettering tasks, and whoever shows the most growth wins $25,000. Keep reading »

The Washingtonienne Comes To HBO

Did you guys ever read the book The Washingtonienne? I didn’t, because I listened to the book on tape. Anyway, The Washingtonienne was a book based on the anonymous blog written by Washington, D.C. political aide, Jessica Cutler a few years back, which detailed her sexual exploits with various high-powered political types (lots of times for money and gifts), including a state Representative or something. Anyway, it was slutty and juicy and had lots of sex in it, including anal. So yeah! HBO has green-lit a pilot! Produced by Sarah Jessica Parker! Which means it will totally be a DC-based Sex And The City rip-off only with more butt sex. Can’t wait. [Variety and Amazon] Keep reading »

Forget To Buy A Wedding Gift? Put Money In The Couple’s Bank

A wedding hall in Jerusalem now offers couples the option of renting a credit card machine so guests can swipe their card, type in an amount, and, voilà, instant wedding gift, no shopping or check-writing required. The machine costs about $155 to rent, so couples would have to evaluate whether they think guests will actually use the machine. What would the invitations say, “We accept all major credit cards”? A Reuters story says that guests to weddings in Israel already give money to couples, rather than table settings and the like, and this isn’t that big a change, but do you think it would fly in the U.S.? [Reuters] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Online Abortions, David Beckhams Fave Food, And An Online Soap Opera

  • In some countries where abortion is prohibited, women are going on line to buy medications to help them terminate the pregnancy. Almost 11 percent of the women needed a surgical procedure after taking the medication. [BBC]
  • David Beckham said the thing he misses most about England since moving to LA is the food. He might be the only person in the world who feels this way. [AHN]
  • A racy online soap opera called In The Moment, depicts gay LA and promotes safe sex. Over the last few months, tens of thousands of viewers have watched the show. [LA Times]
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    Thursday Quickes!

  • Sunglasses beat out bags in the race for must-have luxury item. [NY Times]
  • Wait, doesn’t every woman keep baby bats in their bras? [Asylum]
  • Finally a legitimate excuse! It’s illegal in 18 states to go down on a guy. Check out the rest of these naughty nookie regulations. [Tango]
  • 13 Truths About Men That They Will Lie About Until They Die (But We Are Insightful Enough to Figure Out No Matter How Much They Deny). [College Candy]
  • Obama better get some extra security — Reverand Jesse Jackson is after his precious goods! [Dlisted]
  • Brit-Brit and Madonna as X-rated mummies? [POPWRAP]
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    The Original Plastic Flamingo Company Is Bankrupt

    The company that manufactured those fabulous (or tacky, depending on your point of view) lawn flamingos for 50 years filed for bankruptcy last week. But have no fear, your lawn ornament needs will be met by another company! The molds and copyrights were sold to another company last year for $263,748, and since the flamingos sell for $10 to $20 for two (one standing erect, one bending over), the company will only need to sell 26, 375 packs of two to make up their investment. Such a deal for them! And if you thought the flamingo lawn ornaments weren’t very realistic, you are in fact mistaken. Donald Featherstone, who designed them in 1957, sculpted them from clay, modeling his flamingos after photos in National Geographic. [TheBostonChannel.com] Keep reading »

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