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Lesson Learned: Probably Not A Good Idea To Call 911 After A Bad Mani

OK, we get the disappointment and annoyance when you get a crappy manicure. Most of the time, however, we just shut up, begrudgingly hand over the 15 bucks and live with it. That’s not the case with one Florida woman who decided to call 911 after something (it’s not quite clear what) went wrong during her manicure. She ended up calling 911 several times—once because she wasn’t satisfied with the officer who arrived on the scene and a couple other times because she claimed her long nails kept hitting the “redial” button on her phone. The end result? Jail. Yup. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Brett Favre’s Accuser Says The NFL Is Sexist

  • Brett Favre will be fined $50,000 — but not suspended — by the National Football League for not cooperating with an investigation into his shady behavior. In response to Favre’s punishment, his alleged victim, former New York Jets employee Jenn Sterger, is trashing the NHL for being sexist and claiming she provided insufficient evidence. “Today’s decision is an affront to all females and shows once again that, despite tough talk, the NFL remains the good old boys’ league,” Sterger said through a lawyer. I couldn’t agree more, frankly. [TMZ.com]
  • Did you miss MTV’s abortion special, “No Easy Decision,” last night with teen mom Markai Durham from “16 & Pregnant”? You can watch the whole show here. [MTV]

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Oh, The Things You Can Buy At The Dollar Store

Recently, while perusing the dollar store with a wad of ones burning a hole in my pocket, my friend Matt found this bath thing. Uh, what exactly is a “New Century Sanitarian Thing”? Dollar store, you so craaaaazy! Keep reading »

White House Bans Shirtless Photos Of President Obama

Barack Obama will not be your Matthew McConaughey. (Dammit.) The White House has delivered “strict instructions” to the press pool not to use telescopic lenses to photograph the president on his vacation in Hawaii. Why must they protect his privacy so? According to The New York Times, the White House doesn’t want any “sneaky attempts to take pictures of a shirtless leader of the free world.” No shirtless Obama photos? Whaaaaat? Keep reading »

Photographer Brings “Star Wars” To Snowpocalypse

Photographer and model Henry Hargreaves found a unique way to pass the time in his Williamsburg, Brooklyn neighborhood during the “Snowpocalypse.” He photoshopped images from “Star Wars,” AT-AT walkers, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and C-3P0, and Tauntauns, into snowy, urban landscapes. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

Brett Favre Fined, Not Suspended, For Sexting Peen Photos To Jenn Sterger

Quarterback Brett Favre will be fined up to $50,000, but not suspended, for allegedly sexting photos of his peen to a former New York Jets employee who was not interested, claims NFL.com. Football justice strikes again! Keep reading »

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