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Boston Bruins Ad Says Philly Ladies (And Their Moustaches) Are Ugly

The Boston Bruins posted this billboard outside the Boston Garden, warning their (male or lesbian) fans to steer clear of Philadelphia Flyers fans: “Never date a Flyers fan. Even if she shaves her moustache.” Oh, buuuuurn bro!

I guess it’s not enough to trash-talk another sports team’s players anymore and now you have to tell ‘em their women are ugly? Way to tap into, like, seven different macho impulses at once, Bruins. [MyFoxPhilly] Keep reading »

Quotable: Laura Bush And Bob Marley Are Tight

“My mom’s a secret Rastafarian. She loves Bob Marley … We sit around and we talk and we laugh and we do puzzles and we get in bed by 9:00.”

Jenna Bush outs her mom as a reggae fiend on “Oprah.” The secrets about Laura Bush keep rolling in! Stir it up! [CNN] Keep reading »

UVA Lacrosse Player George Huguely Charged In Death Of Yeardley Love

Shock fell over the University of Virginia campus yesterday when students and faculty learned Yeardley Love, 22, a member of the lacrosse team, had been killed. Police charged George Huguely, a member of the #1-ranking men’s lacrosse team, in her death.

Police responded at 2:15 a.m. on Monday morning to a possible alcohol overdose at Love’s apartment, after her body had been found by her roommate. But police said Love had “obvious physical trauma” to her body, although it did not appear a weapon was used. Huguely, who was found at his apartment nearby, was questioned and charged with first-degree murder.

Police told reporters Love and Huguely “have had a romantic relationship” in the past, but it was unclear what their status was at the time of her death. This morning, Huguely’s lawyer, Francis Lawrence, said, “We are confident that Ms. Love’s death was not intended, but an accident with a tragic outcome.”

Love, a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, who was originally from Cockeysville, Maryland, was only weeks away from graduation. Keep reading »

Couples Create Art By Having Sex On A Blank Canvas

Years ago, I interviewed Tillamook Cheddar, a dog who creates art. I was reminded of Tillie when I saw the work of Alexander Esguerra. In these pieces, a couple covered in paint lies down on a blank canvas and has sex. The subjects are straight and gay, Caucasian and Chinese-American, married and adulterous — all of which makes you wonder what kind of picture a certain type of couple creates while making love. The one on the left looks like an orgy. The one on the right looks like they were going at it standing up. If you want to get an eyeful in person, Esguerra’s “It’s Just Sex” show opens May 22 at 676 Broadway in Manhattan. Keep reading »

Man Marries Cat


Uwe Mitzscherlich, a 39-year-old postman who lives in Germany, has married his cat, whose name is Cecilia and is 15 years old. This is probably the weirdest marriage I’ve heard of since the guy married the pillow. Or the woman married the Eiffel Tower. Apparently, if it exists, people will marry it. According to the BBC, the asthmatic cat is dying, and Mitzscherlich wanted to tie the knot before she kicked the bucket. “Cecilia is such a trusting creature,” Mitzscherlich said, giving me the willies. “We cuddle all the time and she has always slept in my bed.” I really don’t want to hear about their honeymoon night, frankly. [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

The Frenemies Behind Harvard Race Email Scandal

Last week, the interwebs frothed over an email written by a Harvard Law student who is a member of their famed Law Review. The author of said email wrote that she could not rule out “the possibility that African Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to be less intelligent.” It’s a statement even more extreme than the one that got Larry Summers in deep doo-doo a while back. This email was forwarded to the website Above the Law and while they kept the writer’s name under wraps, other websites began to identify the author as third-year law student Stephanie Grace. (Above, on the left.) Harvard top brass quickly denounced the email and folks started petitioning the judge Grace was set to clerk for to make sure she didn’t get the position.

So how did this whole nasty thing start? Supposedly, with one friend confronting another about sleeping with a third friend’s ex-boyfriend. Keep reading »

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