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Cheetos, Cats, & Other Items Used As Weapons

How exactly can Cheetos be used as a weapon? It’s not 100% clear from the police report, but evidently Chester’s delicious cheese doodles somehow figured into a domestic assault when a verbal fight turned really bad between a Tennessee couple. I think I would believe this story a little more if it were between two young siblings, but the fact that the couple are both in their 40s makes this somewhat bizarre. While the account sounds absurd, in the grand scheme of crazy, this is just another example to add to the list. After the jump, some of my favorite items turned into weapons during fights. Keep reading »

Woman Allegedly Punched By NYC Cop

A NYC cop allegedly punched a woman, grabbed her breasts and told her he was going to “treat her like a woman.”

Chrissie Brodigan, 32, tells Gothamist she exited a NYC subway with her pet pug, who was throwing up, when a cop tried to issue her a ticket for not carrying the dog inside a container. She became upset when the cop allegedly said, “If you’re going to act like a woman, I’m going to treat you like a woman.” Brodigan says the officer punched her in the back, leaving her bruised, as well as grabbed her breasts and pinched them. (This photo, pulled from Gothamist, shows her alleged bruises.) Keep reading »

Get Hot Goods (In More Than One Way) For Cheap!

Screw eBay, this morning on the “The Today Show” we learned of an auction site way better (and cheaper) than Meg Whitman’s site. Retired Detective Tom Lane came up with a website to sell off all of the stolen goods police stations seize, calling it PropertyRoom.com. Profits are split with the individual precincts that hand over the goods—and all of the merch has been exhaustively advertised for it’s real owner(s) before being put up for grabs. (And don’t worry, if you recognize an item that’s yours on the website, they’ll get it back to you when you prove it’s yours.) Want a mack truck? How about a diamond engagement ring? Or clothes and bags and bikes? [The Today Show] Keep reading »

Shooting For Sperm

In “you are nastier than sin” news, word is that some woman is selling the semen of pro athletes to (desperate) women who yearn to have a baby by a baller. Or better yet collect child support from one. It seems she’s collected the sperm of a dozen athletes and is ready to sell off her collection to the highest bidder. Continue reading Keep reading »

Quick Pic: How Many Hail Marys Will This Ad Agency Be Saying?

The British Advertising Standards Authority banned this Federici ice cream ad after readers complained about the nun’s “seductive pose.” Yeah, we don’t like thinking about what she was going to do with that spoon, either. Keep reading »

Album Drop: New Releases From Moby, Jeremih, Rob Thomas, and Wilco

It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week’s big releases are from electronic madman, Moby, Midwestern guitar slingers, Wilco, sensitive man goin’ at it solo, Rob Thomas, and “Birthday Sex” boytoy, Jeremih. Yes, it’s an all male line-up. You’ll beg to put it in your… iTunes. Keep reading »

5-Year-Old Is Sole Survivor Of A Plane Crash

Yemenia Airways Flight 626 very sadly crashed early this morning in the Indian Ocean. And of the 142 passengers and 11 crewmembers on board, the sole survivor is a 5-year-old boy. The flight was set to land at the Comoros Islands having originated in France, but descended through bad weather and lost contact with air traffic control. In 2007, faults had been reported with this jet and it seems that the 70-mile per hour winds the plane faced on landing got the best of it. Very scarily, this is the second airbus to crash into the ocean this month. On the other hand, there is one very fortunate survivor. [ABC] Keep reading »

Vibe Magazine Folds

The demise of the magazine industry continues. VIBE magazine has folded. This comes just after fellow music magazine Blender went the way of the gun, so this loss was not entirely unexpected with the drop in music buys coupled with a crash in ad sales. VIBE was started by music producer (who worked on Michael Jackson‘s Thriller to name just one) Quincy Jones and catered to specifically to urban music like hip-hop and R&B. The folding of VIBE leaves Teh Source as the only magazine to target hip hop and R&B music. Bummer. As we always like to find the silver lining in things, we’ll take this as an opportunity to post super sexy T.I.’s VIBE cover from last year. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Miami Social, Will You Watch?

I have a confession to make. I’ve never been to South Beach. Gasp! I have been to Miami, if you count the airport. South Beach was on my list of places to visit until I watched a clip of Bravo’s “Miami Social,” which has turned me off from the tourist destination. Keep reading »

BBC’s Hard News Reporting: Deranged Teens Obsessed With Japanese Fashion

According to the BBC, the newest fashion movement to capture the obsession of British teens is a Japanese style called manba, which involves this weird blackface situation and Kiss makeup. The youth culture is meant to be rebellious and anti-conformist, and places women as the higher sex. Naturally, manba is the package deal and comes with its own genre of music and dance moves that involve hand movements that make the dancer look like a traffic director on speed. The BBC talked with two manba-obsessed teens (which constitutes a movement, clearly), one of whom is a young boy who will either grow up to be a drag queen or star in Britain’s next Will and Grace spinoff. He says, “I was always into Japanese fashion…my first reaction to manba was like, ‘oh my god what is that?” Then I found I actually quite like it. I’m not a very confident person, but when I have my makeup on i’m more confident.” Be sure to click through to watch the hilarious dance video, which if it weren’t made by the BBC, could be a contender for a YouTube hit. [BBC] Keep reading »

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