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The Daily Squeeze: Marilyn Monroe’s Receipt, Casual Sex, And A Tragic Death

  • A hair salon receipt from the Beverly Hills’ Elizabeth Arden salon signed by Marilyn Monroe (who paid $15 for a treatment) will be auctioned today at Christie’s, with its estimated value between $1,500 and $2,000. What exactly does one do with something like this, hang it beside her dressing table? [Christie's]
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    Tuesday Quickies!

  • Check out this internet dating-inspired wedding cake. [Engadget]
  • American Idol winner Ruben Studdard just applied for a marriage license in Alabama. Will he sing at his own wedding? [AHN]
  • The best boutique department store in the world, Paris’ Colette, is coming to the U.S.! [Fashionista]
  • Chinese government bans lesbians from donating blood. [Boinkology]
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    Obama & McCain Condoms: Protection You Can Count On

    The November elections seem close, and now the political powerhouses of John McCain and Barack Obama are getting even closer to the things that matter most to us. Both are faces imprinted on a line of condoms — but we gotta ask…who would you rather have protecting YOUR crotch? [ObamaCondoms.com and McCainCondoms.com] Keep reading »

    First Female Nominated For Four Stars

    There’s a new nominee for Four Star General and she kicks some serious butt! Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody worked her way up over a 33-year career in the Military to being in charge of supplies and rations and is already the top-ranking female in the US Military. But she didn’t stop there! Now, Ms. Dunwoody is officially the first female to be nominated for the position of Four Star General. “I am very honored but also very humbled today with this announcement,” said Dunwoody about the tribute. “This nomination only reaffirms what I have known to be true about the military throughout my career… the doors continue to open for men and women in uniform.” [CNN] Keep reading »

    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of June 24th 2008

    MUSIC

  • Girl Talk, Feed The Animals
    Whether you need to start a party or just like to dance with yourself, Girl Talk’s fourth album, Feed The Animals is the kind of unceasingly hot record that is mixed to booty-shakin’ perfection. The follow up to his Night Ripper record, Girl Talk aka, Gregg Gillis, is as irresistible as his beats. He is a true DJ who reconstitutes your favorite tracks like David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel and even the Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Bridge into a whole new interconnected playlist that would make even Ruth Bader Ginsberg get down. Best of all, Girl Talk likes to give it away. The album is free to download! (Well, it’s actually being released Coldplay-style, and he’s accepting donations of any amount.)
  • Motley Crue, Saints of LA
    Everything from the 80’s is making a comeback. There’s a new Motley Crue on shelves with the same LA sound and miraculously the same line-up. Skip over the pop fluff of the title track “Saints of LA”, and go for the metal meat of “Mothereffer of the Year”. We could watch Tommy drum for another 20 years and totally get why Pam Anderson can’t seem to let him go.
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    Sex On TV: “Call Girl” Has Family Values

    The second episode of Secret Diary of a Call Girl aired last night on Showtime, and Belle came out of it as a really endearing character. Basically, she goes to a sex party with a creepy, clingy guy. At the party, she meets and starts hooking up with her favorite author and a couple other people (yes, an orgy). She ditches her date, the guy who paid her to go with him to the party (he’ll get a refund, I’m sure) to go home with the author and his friend. As they’re getting into the car, she gets a bunch of messages from her family saying her sister’s having a baby. She abandons the hot author and the prospect of having an orgy, and goes straight to the hospital wearing her feather-accented outfit. I was really proud of Belle for leaving, even though her sister was pissed that she wasn’t there for the actual birth. Keep reading »

    Weird Marriage Laws That We Just Don’t Understand

    Jenn Thompson at Mental Floss is on a roll! After yesterday’s “Origin of Wedding Traditions” article, today she’s got a follow-up on wedding laws that are still on the books. Would be guilty or not guilty of these ridiculous crimes?
    1. In North Carolina, it’s against the law to check into a hotel room pretending you’re married. But what about all the harmless husband and wife role-playing games? Verdict: GUILTY.
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    Masturbating Walrus Dies

    Ayveq, a 2,700-pound Pacific walrus who lived at the New York Aquarium passed away on Sunday of a bacterial infection. Ayveq loved to whistle and flip his flippers at the glass to attract attention, but he may be best known for regularly masturbating. “Ayveq’s frequent public self-gratification made him the Coney Island institution’s singular attraction,” wrote The Brooklyn Paper. May you find a mate in heaven so you can give your fins a rest, Ayveq. [The Brooklyn Paper via NYMag.com] Keep reading »

    Arranged Marriages: The Solution For Busy People?

    According to an AP article, some busy singles are asking their parents to find their spouse for them. Why spend time going on endless bad dates when you can have your parents select your soulmate? Proponents of arranged marriages say the process takes the guesswork out of picking a partner, relieves the stress of having too many choices, and puts your future in the hands of those whose experience you may trust more than your own. While this way of matching people is popular among certain cultures, I can’t imagine asking my mother to find me a husband. I’d rather mess up on my own than blame my mother for picking someone I may or may not like, even if that means six months of bad dates. [AP via AM New York] Keep reading »

    Sports Bra To The Rescue!

    An American hiker stranded in the Bavarian Alps used her sports bra as a signal, and she attracted the attention of lumberjacks. She had attached it to a cable and when the cable car started moving up the mountain, the bra reached a worker at the base. “She’s a very smart girl, and she acted very resourcefully,” said Berchtesgaden police officer Lorenz Rasp. “She kept her shirt and jacket for warmth, but thought the sports bra could work as a signal.” This Lily of France bra could save your life one day. [AP] Keep reading »

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