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Does Your Computer Screen Need Cleaning? This Pug Would Like To Help You.

It’s not every day we clean our computer screens, is it? And those of us who watched the “Intervention” episode with Allison, who huffed computer duster, know that too much of that kind of thing can leave a girl a little loco. So, what to do? Hire a pug to do it, of course! All you have to do is click here, and a very adorable puglet will get right to work cleaning your computer screen. With his (her?) tongue. It’s so convenient! And cute. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

When Robots Kiss

In this strange video, two robots, their internal workings exposed, lean in for a kiss. Is this the most romantic thing since Romeo and Juliet or what? OK, maybe not. Keep reading »

Oops! We Missed National Go-Topless Day!

We’re not exactly sure how we missed it, but apparently last Sunday was “National Go-Topless Day.” Groups of women gathered in New York City, Venice Beach, and other hot spots around the country, and took off their tops to support women’s right to go au naturale in public, just like men. I love this video because it illustrates just how prudish we are as a country. Hardly any of the gals are filmed below their necks, even those who have shirts on. Why? Presumably because they aren’t wearing bras. Gasp! By the way, if you ever get the desire to shed your shirt in the outside world, you can do it legally in New York—the only state that supports our right to bear breasts. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

The Science Of Harry Potter And Other College Classes You Wish You Could Take

All around the country, you can hear the sound of college students hitting bookstores with new reading lists and buying mini-fridges in which they will store zero food and a whole lot of beer. Ah, I miss college. Earlier today, I read about a class at Occidental College called, simply, “Stupidity,” which I really wish I’d been able to take, even though the course description is a snoozefest. (“Stupidity is neither ignorance nor organicity, but rather, a corollary of knowing and an element of normalcy, the double of intelligence rather than its opposite. Stupidity is always the name of the Other, and it is the sign of the feminine.” Huh?) So in honor of back to school, here are some other off-the-wall classes you can actually enroll in at higher education establishments across the country. Yes, the student loans are totally worth it. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Nick Jonas Wants To Be Your Commander In Chief & Naked Man Hijacks Bus

  • Nick Jonas says he’s always wanted to be president. [U.S. News] — I’m not even thinking about the year 2040 yet.
  • Kelly Osbourne has revealed her past Vicodin addiction in her book Fierce, due out in September. [Access Hollywood] — You’d think someone whose father had such terrible bouts with addiction would stay away from drugs. But then again, common sense and addiction don’t really go together.
  • Heidi Montag-Pratt has thanked Anderson Cooper for ripping apart her performance of “Body Language” at the Miss Universe Pageant, an event he called a “fresh new way to embarrass herself.” [PopEater] — Score one for Anderson!

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The Friday Roundup: It Happened This Week On The Frisky

Man, this week was a downer! Senator Ted Kennedy, a champion of women’s rights, passed away. Chris Brown avoided jail time for beating the crap out of Rihanna. Someone thought it’d be a good idea for Kate Gosselin to host “The View.” And teenagers in Phoenix did some nasty things with tampons and alcohol.

At least Anna Wintour nailed her “Letterman” interview. (Yay, “The September Issue” is out tonight! Well, in New York, anyway.) After the jump, see what else happened this week on The Frisky! Keep reading »

Viral Videos On YouTube Can Now Earn You Megabucks

It used to be that only Google’s YouTube users who “regularly produce videos that reach a wide audience” were able to make money from ad revenue sales on their videos. But now, Google is explanding its partnership program so those with one-hit wonders can cash in, too. If a video gets enough views, users automatically get a message saying, “Enable Revenue Sharing.” If you see this link, click on it to get a share of the revenue YouTube makes from selling ads on your video page. We hope this will be very good news for the couple who made “JK Wedding Entrance Dance,” which got over 10 million views but never made them a dime. And for the owner of that darn bulldog on a skateboard. [News AU] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Actress & Ex-Playmate Accuses “Entourage” Guys Of Getting Handsy

  • Actress Irina Voronina said the men of “Entourage” were “very rude and unprofessional” on set and alleged that she and another actress were fired for wanting personal space. The former Playboy Playmate, who had a guest role on the show, told a gossip column, “If there is a shot where we’re all in the limo and the camera is rolling, it’s us all having fun, they have their hands all over us and then when the cameras stop I expect them to reel back to being normal, but they continued the partying off camera and we made that clear.” (Presumably she means they made it clear they wanted the guys’ hands off.) HBO, which is responsible for “Entourage,” denies there were any problems on set.—[Fox News]—But … but … Jeremy Piven seemed like such a nice guy! Next you’re going to tell me Joe Francis hit a woman!
  • Ed ReBrook, a defense attorney in West Virginia who defended a rapist convicted of targeting prostitutes, repeatedly referred to the women as “whores” and “street tramps” in the courtroom. “You cannot rape the willing,” ReBrook said, according to the blog, Curvature. “They got in those automobiles with the intention of having sex for money. I would be horrified if any of the women in my life were raped, but I’m talking about decent, honorable women.” [The Curvature]—Hey, new boyfriend, ladies!!!
  • Have you ever used Plan B emergency contraception? You can help out a history professor who is writing a book about EC by taking her survey. [Our Bodies, Ourselves]
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    Jaycee Lee Dugard: Her Kidnapper Calls A Reporter And Her Stepdad Appears On “Today”


    Holy creepy. Last night, Philip Garrido, the man who allegedly kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard, kept her in a compound in his backyard, raped her, and fathered her two children, called a reporter from jail. Listen to the recording above. He says, “In the end you’re going to find the most powerful heart-warming story.” Yeah, somehow I just don’t think that’s gonna be the case. Happy Friday! More info on this horrific case, after the jump… Keep reading »

    Child Abuse Charges For Phoenix Family Who Abandoned Their 8-Year-Old Girl After Rape

    Finally, some good news to come out of this sad story: Phoenix police will pursue felony child abuse charges for the parents, Liberian refugees, who abandoned their eight-year-old daughter in July — after she was allegedly gang-raped by four boys — because they were ashamed.

    The boys, ages 10 to 14, who are also Liberian refugees, allegedly lured the eight-year-old girl to a storage shed, by promising her chewing gum, where the alleged assault took place. When the parents learned their daughter had been raped, they apparently told police they did not want her to return home. She has been living in protective custody since the incident.

    Ditching their kid is not the main reason police are pursuing abuse charges, however. According to the Associated Press, the young girl and her family have been referred to Child Protective Services in Phoenix five times since the girl was four years old. Altogether, past reports (including several times the young girl was found by neighbors or police to be wandering around the neighborhood by herself stealing or begging for food) could comprise felony child abuse. [Fox News]
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