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Barack Obama On Being A Dad

“I grew up without a father around. I have certain memories of him taking me to my first jazz concert and giving me my first basketball as a Christmas present. But he left when I was two years old. And even though my sister and I were lucky enough to be raised by a wonderful mother and caring grandparents, I always felt his absence and wondered what it would have been like if he had been a greater presence in my life. I still do. It is perhaps for this reason that fatherhood is so important to me, and why I’ve tried so hard to be there for my own children.”

Barack Obama shares his thoughts on being a dad in an essay in the latest issue of People, just in time for Father’s Day. Man, this is one adorable family. Keep reading »

A Really Creepy Way To Eat Your Hot Dog

I already dislike hot dogs, but the Happy Hot Dog Man brings my distaste to a whole new level. These kind of antics are fine for Play-Doh, but not for wieners. I do not want my hot dog to have arms, legs, eyes, the ability to dance, or wear outfits. I have serious concerns about the child (or adult) who complains that the standard hot dog is “not fun enough to eat.” [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Who Should Pippa Middleton Date Next?

Butt men of the world, be on notice—Pippa Middleton is single. The word on the street is that her newfound celebrity status has strained her relationship with boyfriend Alex Loudon—a cricket player turned broker—and that they have officially broken up. “It is common knowledge in their close circle of friends that Pippa and Alex have recently split up, a “friend” shared with the press. [People]

So who should Pippa date now? Our suggestions after the jump. Keep reading »

Meet The Mannequin Man

Ned Nefner, 38, is happily married to his 6-foot-tall mannequin wife, Teagan. The two met back in the ’80s when Ned spent some time in a Children’s Home. Teagan was just a head when they began their relationship. Over time, he built her a body and eventually the two were married in 1986. You can follow Ned and Teagan’s adventures as they sojourn back to the site of their meeting on their Facebook page, The Guy Pushing the Mannequin. “I hope it doesn’t rain because when it does, it fogs up the camera and the pictures don’t come out really good. We want to take a picture outside of the old Children’s Home on State Street,” he said of their trip. While we don’t want to s**t on Ned’s happy marriage, the clinical term for his condition is known as agalmatophilia, a sexual attraction to mannequins. [The Hairpin, Watertown Daily Times] Keep reading »

Reading Sarah Palin’s Email: The 8 Best Nuggets

Oh, and you think your emails are private? On Friday, the state of Alaska released more than 24,000 emails sent and received by Sarah Palin while she was governor. Which means that many a journalist spent their weekend sifting through every word. So what did they find? The highlights after the jump. Keep reading »

Department Of WTF: A Mother/Daughter Womb Transplant

Here’s some exceptionally weird science for you. Sara Ottosson, 25, was born without a uterus and is taking part in what could be the world’s first womb transplant. The donor? Her mom—Eva Otosson, 56, a businesswoman who runs a lighting corporation in the UK. “[Sara] needs the womb and if I’m the best donor for her … well, go on,” explains Eva. “She needs it more than me. I’ve had two daughters so it’s served me well.”

If this all works, Sara could carry a baby in the very same womb she herself gestated in. Keep reading »

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