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Chilean Cheater Offered $100K To Be Spokes-miner For Infidelity Site

Last week, Chilean miner Yonni Barrios charmed the world when he emerged from being trapped for two months underground and headed straight into the warm, loving embrace of his mistress, Susana Valenzuela. Now the Tiger Woods of mining has been offered a $100K contract with the infidelity-promoting website AshleyMadison.com, to be the Spanish-speaking spokesperson in ads and on TV. Keep reading »

Husbands Can Hit Wives As Long As They Don’t Leave Marks, UAE Court Rules

Good news, domestic abusers! An Islamic court in the United Arab Emirates has ruled a husband or father can “discipline” his wife and children as long as he does not leave any marks. This decision follows a ruling where a man was taken to court for slapping his wife, injuring her bottom lip and teeth, and kicking his 23-year-old daughter, causing her to bruise. Keep reading »

Study: Guys Like Ladies In Red

Looking for a man? Of course you are (HA). Then dig out that crimson wrap dress and those sparkly red pumps. A new study from the University of Rochester found that men prefer a woman in red. The study showed men either a photo of a woman in red or one of a woman in green. Study participants were then given a folder with 24 potential questions to ask the two women: Men who were shown the woman in red asked significantly more about how to get her attention than the woman in green. Keep reading »

I Have TMJD

When I was a kid, I never chewed gum. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to see who could blow the biggest bubble with my friends. I loved all the fruity flavors gum had to offer; it was a tropical fruit world that I longed to be a part of. No, I didn’t chew gum for the same reason I didn’t eat whole apples—mine were always sliced. For as long as I can remember, eating simple things like this hurt my jaw. It clicked and cracked and was painful to the point where I didn’t want to eat. To this day, the idea of opening my mouth wide and wrapping my mouth around a big, red, juicy apple gives me pain. Keep reading »

Christine O’Donnell Gets Auto-Tuned


I’m still not over the magicalness of auto-tuning. Especially when applied to Christine “I’m Not A Witch” O’Donnell. This brought a tear to my eye. But that’s probably because I was laughing so hard. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Meghan McCain Calls Christine O’Donnell A “Nut Job”

A lot of politicians operate by cloak-and-dagger. Rumors are spread, pictures are released, a love child is dug up. But this Sunday, during a TV interview, Meghan McCain, the Daily Beast columnist and John McCain‘s 26-year-old daughter, straight-up called Delaware GOP candidate Christine O’Donnell a “nut job.”

Speaking on ABC’s “This Week,” Meghan said. “No matter what, Christine O’Donnell is making a mockery of running for public office. She has no real history, no real success in any kind of business. And what that sends to my generation is, one day, you can just wake up and run for Senate, no matter how [much] lack of experience you have. It just turns people off, because she’s seen as a nut job.”

Not surprisingly, O’Donnell’s camp promptly issued a huffy response: Keep reading »

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