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Florida’s Plan To Obliterate Bull Testicles From Cars

Some lawmakers in Florida are hoping to make it illegal for motorists to dangle fake bull testicles from the back of their vehicles. These novelty items, sold under names like “Truck Nutz,” and come in many colors, as shown above. While the Florida Senate voted to ban the fake testicles, the House version of a broader transportation bill does not include such a proposal. The anti-bull testicle bill’s [Say that five times fast! -- Editor] sponsor doubts it will succeed. You know what? He needs to get some balls. [Reuters and TruckNutz.com] Keep reading »

Don’t Drink The Bathwater, Even If It Is Beer

Beer is a tasty beverage, but I’m not sure I would want to immerse myself in a tub of the stuff. In the Czech Republic, the Chodovar Family Brewery offers just that. The beer is warm, not steaming, and herbs and beer foam float at the surface. Klara, a balneologist (balneology=the science of baths) at the brewery says a beer bath can soothe muscles, warm joints, and heal the complexion. Supposedly, it’s not as sticky as a bar floor, so maybe I would enjoy soaking up some hops. Bubbles are overrated, anyway. [Sydney Morning Herald] Keep reading »

Dirty, Unwanted Text Messages

The people who work at cell phone stores have a lot of power. They know a lot personal information about you, and they know your number. One employee at a Sprint Nextel store in Dayton, OH, is being sued because he reportedly texted a female customer regarding her looks and requested to have dinner with her. Then, he sent her full-frontal nude photos of himself, she reported. The male employee says the customer was totally into him and she even initiated the texting and “expressed her appreciation for receiving such photographs.” Their phone records will reveal all. [Dayton Daily News] Keep reading »

Shhh! It’s The National Day Of Silence!

Today is the National Day Of Silence, which brings attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. This year’s event is being held in memory of Lawrence King, a California 8th-grader who was shot and killed by a classmate because of his sexual orientation. Though we can’t literally keep our trap shut all day, we are going to try and blog as quietly as we can. [DayOfSilence.org] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Playing Gay, Guy’s Mistakes, And Faking Emotions

  • Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey are playing gay lovers in the upcoming movie I Love You Phillip Morris. They went out to a a gay bar together in Miami to “get into character.” [AHN]
  • Read the top ten mistakes guys make in bed. Do they really think they are supposed to look like porn stars? That’s just funny. [Fox News]
  • Happiness is easier to fake than disgust or fear. [Reuters] Keep reading »
  • The Empire State Building Celebrates Mariah

    The Empire State Building, which often changes the colors of its lights at night to reflect holidays, is going to be awash in lavender, pink, and white this weekend in honor of Mariah Carey. If this is true, we are kind of going to hurl. We like Mimi A LOT, but this is ridic. The dang Pope didn’t get any special colors! [Towleroad] Keep reading »

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