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Lady Fish Love The Mustache

Apparently, we aren’t the only species that has a bizarre fascination with the furry friend of the upper lip. It seems that female Mexican molly fish prefer a mate with a mustache. Only some male members of the swimmers sport the whiskers, and a recent study done by German biologist Ingo Schlupp shows that these guys are getting lucky. Schlupp paired up lady mollies with males sporting various mustache lengths, including males sans facial hair, to see how long the ladies stayed interested in their suitor. The study also placed tanks full of females in front of a television showcasing male fish with different amounts of fuzz. Both experiments showed that female mollies were looking for a man with a mustache. But why? Keep reading »

I Have Borderline Personality Disorder

It’s hard, even now, to write the words, “I have Borderline Personality Disorder.” I hesitate before making the statement for so many reasons. The condition is a big mish-mosh of types of people and problems. You have to meet five out of nine criteria listed in the DSM-IV-TR for Borderline Personality Disorder, which means there are oodles of different combinations of said criteria and therefore so many different kinds of borderlines. I notice myself wanting to say I’m not like other borderlines, but isn’t that just like a borderline to present myself as special and unique and less scary/dangerous/weird/sick/unappealing than other borderlines? Still, one borderline is not like another. There are subtypes—discouraged borderline, self-destructive borderline, impulsive borderline, petulant borderline. There are typologies—the Queen, the Waif, the Hermit, and the Witch. Keep reading »

Bikini-Clad Stewardesses Scrub Down A Plane In A Russian Airline Commercial

Ugh, put this as Exhibit A in your “Objectification of Women” file: a commercial for Russian airline Avianova where sexy stewardesses strip down to bikinis on the tarmac, scrub down an airplane and suggestively drip soap suds all over their boobs. The kitschy scooby-dee-dooby-doo soundtrack is the only thing that doesn’t make me wanna vom. Nudity-free, but probably NSFW, unless your boss is down with soft core porn. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Quickies: Chris Brown Cried On Command & Lindsay Lohan Tweets 20 Things She Apparently Didn’t Do

  • R&B singer Lloyd claims he told Chris Brown to cry while performing at the BET Awards. We knew that was planned! [HipHopWired]
  • Sophia Sofia Coppola and Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars welcomed Cosima, their beautiful baby girl, last Friday. Cosima Coppola Mars. Coolest name ever. [PopCrunch]
  • Former Miss California, Carrie Prejean and her footballer boyfriend, Kyle Boller, won’t be single and independent for much longer; they are set to tie the knot this Independence Day weekend. [BumpShack]

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Today’s Lady News: Iceland’s Lesbian Prime Minister Marries Her Girlfriend

  • Iceland’s prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, married her girlfriend, Jonina Leosdottir, on Sunday, when the country’s same-sex marriage law became legalized. Congratulations! [AP]
  • Nevada’s Republican senatorial candidate, Sharron Angle, said she opposes legal abortion even in the case of rape and incest, while appearing on “The Bill Manders Show,” explaining, “I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives.” Angle also said she is “pro-responsible choice,” adding “there is a choice to abstain, [a] choice to do contraception.” [Huffington Post]

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Man Kills Stepdaughter For Crying During World Cup

I know most of us have been enjoying the World Cup with an appropriate amount of fervor, but then one psycho has to go and ruin it for the rest of us. A 27-year-old Texas man named Hector Castro has been accused of beating his 2-year-old stepdaughter to death because she wouldn’t stop crying while he was trying to watch the World Cup. It gets worse. He allegedly tried to shove a bolt down her throat to make it look like she had choked to death. The lunatic has been charged with murder and is being held on $1 million bail. I hope he gets his to the fullest extent of the law. What a tragedy. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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