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Quick Vid: Barack Obama Kills A Fly & PETA Flips Out.

When I watched this, I was pretty impressed with Obama’s fast hands and ninja-like focus. When a fly buzzes around my head there’s usually nothing I can do, but Obama smacked that little sucker dead. PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, however, were not pleased. This crazy organization said they wished he had not killed the bug. They’re sending him a Katcha Bug Humane Bug Catcher, which allows people to trap a bug inside and release it later. Puhleeeze! PETA needs to realize that if they continue to get upset about things like killing flies NO ONE is going to take them seriously. Wait, too late. [AP]
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An Open Letter To Steve Zalewski

Dear Steve,

We hear from Star magazine that you’re trying to sell some tapes, which show Danielle Staub giving you your “routine blow job,” as Teresa once eloquently phrased it. Some kind advice: Don’t do it. For the sake of our eyes not running away from their sockets, if nothing else. While we understand that you’re upset because you had to spend thousands of dollars on Danielle (even though she outright says that she only dates men for their money), you don’t really need to make this quick buck. Everyone totally thought you were gross for getting fellatio from her, but then we totally loved when you were holding in your laughs during the break-up scene, so why not quit while you’re ahead? Destroy the videos, save your reputation (or what’s left of it), and just continue on down the path of life, wearing your Ed Hardy hats that almost cover your premature bald spot. K?

Sincerely,
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Your Hotel Awaits…

Imagine your ideal vacay. Now, quick, what are you doing? How do you feel? What does your room look like? If you’re anything like me, vacation means design-savvy hotel, great food, lots of post-dinner stuffed-to-the-gills walks and nice weather. For you it may entail hiking the Appalachian Trail in Asheville, or standing atop Peak 9 in Breckenridge on a cold, sunny morning. Or maybe it’s just heading down to the white-sand beach at 9 a.m. and not leaving until diner. For all those people out there that travel based on emotion and how a place feels and makes them feel, listen up: You can now book a hotel by surveying those thoughts. Hotels.com now provides a search website that appeals to the senses—it’s called, not so cleverly, “The Visualiser.“ (One word on it though: It’s still in try-out format and was made to be test-driven in the UK, so the hotel prices are in pounds, but you get the idea anyways!) Keep reading »

Where Do You Wish To Wake Up Tomorrow?

Where do you wish to wake up tomorrow? That’s the question posed to over 1500 people (and counting) in a fantastic new online video series produced by Crush & Lovely and Delltree. The “Fifty People, One Question” project works like this: the producers stake out a busy area in an urban neighborhood, ask 50 people the same question, film their responses, and then edit them together into a short video segment that gets posted online. The project began in New Orleans, and after such a warm response, moved to New York and is now traveling to cities all over, “trying to capture a little slice of humanity.” The project searched for “nothing more than some fresh answers and found a few dreams instead.” Watch the Brooklyn video above and then answer the question yourself in comments: where do you wish to wake up tomorrow? [via Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Lessons From Dad: Pick Out Good Vino

We’re celebrating dads this week in preparation for Father’s Day this Sunday, June 21. What’s the best thing your father ever taught you? Tell us by sending an email to tips@thefrisky.com or tweeting @thefrisky. Keep reading »

Bruno Gets Flack From Gay Rights Groups

Once again Bruno is in the hot seat, and this time we don’t mean Eminem’s face. “Bruno,” one of Sacha Baron Cohen’s many alter-egos, will make his big screen debut on July 10, but the film is already receiving non-fashion related critique. In the film/mockumentary, Cohen (aka Borat and Ali G) plays the-not-the-brightest-bulb-in-the-shed, homosexual Austrian fashion commentator Bruno. Though fans have eagerly waited for the films release for years, gay rights groups are not exactly chomping at the bit. In a recent New York Times article, Rashad Robinson, senior director of media programs for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation states, “Some people in our community may like this movie, but many are not going to be OK with it…Sacha Baron Cohen’s well-meaning attempt at satire is problematic in many places and outright offensive in others.” Translation: people won’t understand Bruno is a joke.

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Quickies!: Stephanie Pratt Opens Up About Bulimia

  • Stephanie Pratt opens up to Us Weekly about her recent struggle with bulimia. She said it was very difficult to work with “skinny girls.” [Us Magazine] — Uh, is the size zero blonde referring to herself with that statement?
  • Chris Brown’s attorney was denied rights to view confidential LAPD files regarding Rihanna’s case. [Perez] Boo-frickin-hoo.

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Chinese Man Reinvents The (Bicycle) Wheel

Guan Baihua has done something that most thought was unnecessary until now — he’s reinvented the wheel. After dreaming of creating a new wheel for two decades, Guan says he came up with the idea for triangular and pentagonal wheels after he realized a three-sided pencil didn’t make his hand bump up and down when rolled. The weight of his bicycle, which he has been patented already, rests on rolling tracks set above the wheels. Hard to imagine? Watch the video above. [Reuters]
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The Drunkorexic Diet

How’s this for a scary trend? Apparently some college-aged women follow what’s being called a “drunkorexic” diet that involves binge drinking and then offsetting those calories by not eating. Stats show that about 30% of 18-24 year old women now participate in some form of drunkorexia. So why are so many women doing it? Well, the desire to be skinny can compete with a person’s desire to participate in the social scene. Dr. Douglas Bunnell, director of outpatient clinical services for the Renfrew Center, said to The New York Times, “Binge drinking is almost cool and hip, and losing weight and being thin is a cultural imperative for young women in America. Mixing both is not surprising, and it has reached a tipping point in terms of public awareness.” Can you say dangerous? The calories in alcohol lack any nutritional value and are hardly a supplement for, you know, food just aren’t the same. And how in the hell do these people pass up a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich when they wake up with a nasty hangover? [NationalEatingDisorders.org]

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Women Crash Into An IHOP After Dining And Dashing

Sometimes people do smart things. Like, really really smart. Take for example, this group of four women in Detroit. After a meal at the International House of Pancakes (please tell me they got the Butterscotch Rocks ‘cakes), these gals decided to skip out on their bill. They took off, a waitress chasing them out the door to get their license plate number as they piled into a Mercury Cougar. Then, the driver lost control of the car, and it went careening into…the side of the restaurant. Everyone ran. But then the driver had to come back to get her car and apologize for the incident. Turns out, she had $200 in cash in her wallet, and totally let her friends talk her into bailing.

The only time I’ve ever skipped out on a bill was when I kept (kept) asking the waitress for a check, and an hour later, she still hadn’t brought it. So I left without paying, conscience clear. Have you ever dined and dashed? Keep reading »

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