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Amazon’s Pro-Date Rape T-Shirt

Um, wow. Color us stupified. This t-shirt is currently for sale on Amazon.com and comes in TWELVE different styles. Appalled? Head on over to Jezebel to get the contact info for Amazon in order to complain your anti-date rape ass off. Keep reading »

The Top Ten Most Pissed Off Breakup Songs

10. “Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth/Blowing down the backroads headin’ south/Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth/You’re an idiot, babe/It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe.” — Bob Dylan, “Idiot Wind”
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Prostitute Has Sex For Gas Card

Our economy is in such a state that women are actually having sex in exchange for gasoline. Police in Fort Work, KY, arrested a woman last week after going undercover and discovering that she would have sex for a $100 gas card and other gifts. The 34-year-old was charged with prostitution AND “doing business without an occupational license.” [WLWT.com] Keep reading »

Why We Keep Things

In a study by Stanford researchers, when people were given the choice between an iPod and $100, most chose the money. But when they were given an iPod and asked whether they’d like to trade it for $100, they were more likely to keep the iPod. Clearly, the amount of money the iPod is worth wasn’t an issue, nor was how much the subjects liked the iPod, and researcher Brian Knutson calls this the endowment effect. Basically, when something is yours, you want to protect and keep it, even if you don’t really like it. This explains why I have a junk drawer of things I don’t really want or need — I haven’t evolved enough to stop hoarding. [LiveScience] Keep reading »

90210 Spin-Off: The Bitch Is Back

Be still my beating heart! TV’s hottest bitch ever, Shannen Doherty, is in talks to be in the CW’s Beverly Hills 90210 spin-off playing everyone’s favorite Walsh, Brenda. The thought that the Kelly/Brenda fued might continue into their thirties, thrills my soul to its very core. And for the record, brunettes rule, blondes DROOL. [DListed] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Sex Offenders, The Tuatara, And Wednesdays

  • The MySpace profiles of 370 Missouri sex offenders have been removed in recent months. The internet is getting safer by the minute. [KansasCity.com]
  • The tuatara, a spiny reptile that’s about 30 inches long, could become extinct. Because of rising temperatures, the endangered tuatara may produce all male offspring by 2085, as nest temperature determines the sex of offspring. [LiveScience]
  • Psychologists say that Wednesday is the most depressing day of the week. [MarieClaire.co.uk]
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    Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of July 2nd 2008

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  • Vanessa Hudgens Identified “Basically what we’re going to do is dance,” Vanessa Hudgens promises in the song Sneakernight. And she delivers on her first solo album Identified. Just like her claim to fame, High School Musical, you’ll definitely dance to this alone in your room and hide the case from your boyfriend. But poptastic Hudgens puts the pleasure in guilty.
  • Deltron 3030 Deltron Event II Fresh and futuristic, the hip-hop hotties of Deltron 3030 have done it again! On their second record, Deltron Event II, the super group of studs space out beats into pure groovable goodness. Dan the Automator, Del tha Funky Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala will rock you outta this world!
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    Tuesday Quickies!

  • Are Madonna and New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez gettin’ it on? [Us Weekly]
  • Guys’ relationship dealbreakers. [Tango]
  • Women miss three times as many birth control pills as they think. Sign up for a free daily reminder from Memo To Me [Daily Bedpost]
  • Do certain circumstances/situations allow for wiggle room in the girl code, or are friends’ exes off limits forever? [College Candy]
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    Why Men Go Ga-Ga

    News flash, the less clothes you wear the more stupid stuff guys will say to you. A recent study (who funds these things?) has shown that men’s brains nearly shut down into instant gratification mode when they see a scantily clad lady. They tend to zero in on your visible assets and fumble for words, hence dumb-founded phrases like, “Huminah-huminah!” (Refer to above dramatization.) Drool may be another side affect. Also, when they can’t get the object of their desire, they will grab what’s around — chocolate, beer, some other chick. So, bottom line, if your man’s fat, it’s because you’re so damn good looking and he can’t resist you. Or if you’re single, and you’re looking for a smarty pants, keep wearing turtlenecks. [Men's Health]

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    Cliques Determine How Teenage Girls Think About Weight

    According to a new study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, the peer groups teenage girls identify with influences how they think about weight. Among the group of 236 girls between 13 and 18 who were surveyed, those who identified with athletic peers, aka jocks, weren’t very concerned about their weight; burnouts believed their peers valued thinness; girls who didn’t belong to any particular group were most likely to use “slimming strategies”; and, perhaps most surprisingly, girls who identified with non-conformist peers were more likely to be actively trying to lose weight. We thought “non-conformist” meant you didn’t care about society’s standards, including those concerning weight. Maybe they’re worried about fitting into their skinny jeans? [EurekAlert!] Keep reading »

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