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So That’s What Happens When You Offer Blow Jobs In Exchange For Chicken McNuggets

What happens when you offer oral sex in exchange for an order of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets? I’m sure you’ve asked yourself this very question a number of times as you passed the golden arches, dreaming of eating an order of heavily processed chicken product, but not quite being able to scrape up the $3.41 for the luxury. We’ve all been there. But who among us has had the guts to find out?

Los Angeles woman, Khadijah Baseer, had the courage to find out. The 31-year-old stood outside her local Mickey D’s drive-thru and told a number of male customers that she would blow them if they bought her an order of Chicken McNuggets. Her venture did not go well. She never got any nuggets. All she got was a lousy misdemeanor solicitation charge. We admire her for trying. We dearly hope she was at least trading her services for a 20-piece nuggets. Otherwise she was severely devaluing herself. [Oddity Central]

The French Can Even Sexualize Friggin’ Weight Watchers Ads

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First of all, we need to discuss: the French have Weight Watchers? Whatever happened to French Women Don’t Get Fat? Zut alors! Excuse me while I call Le Boyfriend toute suite to inform him of this stunning factoid, as his most beloved leisure time activity is to sneer at Americans licking Cheeto dust from between their fingers.

But of course, since France does have Weight Watchers, they will find a way to make it sexy. Super-sexy. Phallic-foods-enticingly-fed-into-glossed-and-lipsticked-mouths-super-sexy. 

See images from the French Weight Watchers campaign after the jump:

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Today’s Lady News: Sexist “Letterman” Comedy Booker Removed From Job

  • The “Late Show With David Letterman” comic booker who made a sexist comment about female comedians in the New York Times this weekend has been removed from his job. Eddie Brill, who booked comics for the past 11 years and only booked one female comic on the show during all of 2011, told the newspaper he didn’t feel most female comics were “authentic.” He was reportedly removed from his post for speaking to the press without authorization, however — not for the content of his comments. [Mirth Mag]
  • Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., included LGBT folks in her call for unity in a speech in Atlanta on the celebration of her father’s birthday. [The GA Voice]
  • The New York Times takes a look at the historical role of priests’ wives. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Hot Links: What’s A “Donorsexual”? Plus, Taylor Swift Can’t Deal With Your Privacy Obsession!

  • Meet Trent Arsenault. He’s a 36-year-old virgin, yet he has fathered 14 kids through sperm donation.. He likes to call himself a “donorsexual”; I like to call him a chronic masturbator. [Huffington Post
  • “I can’t deal with someone who’s obsessed with privacy. People kind of care if there are two famous people dating. But no one cares that much. If you care about privacy to the point where we need to dig a tunnel under this restaurant so that we can leave? I can’t do that. … If you need to put me down a lot in order to level the playing field or something? If you are threatened by some part of what I do and want to cut me down to size in order to make it even? That won’t work either.” — Taylor Swift on dating guys who can’t deal with her level of fame in the new issue of Vogue. Read more from her interview — and see a bunch more photos from the shoot! — at the link! [theBERRY]
  • The Gloss asks, “Why are manic pixie dream girls getting dumber?” Wonder if Hello Giggles will chime in… [The Gloss] Keep reading »

Amazing Female Tech Prodigy Passes Away At 16

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One of the tech world’s youngest and most impressive female leaders passed away this week, following complications from an epileptic seizure. Arfa Karim was just 16 years old, but had already served as a Microsoft certified professional for seven years, which means she was programming and developing computers. The Pakistani teen was the youngest person ever to be certified, receiving her certification in 2005 at the age of nine. The child prodigy piqued the interest of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who invited Karim and her family to visit the company’s Redmond, Washington, campus. In fact, Gates paid for Karim’s hospital stay, and had wanted to move her to the United States for further treatment, but doctors felt that her condition was too delicate for her to be moved.

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Today’s Lady News: Letterman’s Comedy Booker Makes Dig At Female Comics

  • “The Late Show with David Letterman”‘s comedy booker, Eddie Brill, was profiled in The New York Times this weekend, and was asked about how only one woman (Karen Rontowski) was booked on the show during all of 2011. “There are a lot less female comics who are authentic,” he said. “I see a lot of female comics who, to please an audience, will act like men.” Now that he’s being criticized for his sexist attitude and commentary, Eddie Brill is accusing the reporter, Jason Zimon, of having it out for him. The reporter just says he was accurately quoting what the “Letterman” booker said … and, well, the fact that he only booked one woman on his show all year kind of speaks for itself, doesn’t it?  [New York Times, Mediaite, Mirth Mag] Keep reading »
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