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A Frog Wedding To Appease Rain God

Oh, Hindu rain god, won’t you please bless this Indian village with rain so defenseless, independent frogs won’t be forced to marry? Villagers in the northeastern In the northeastern state of Asam, marrying frogs is a local custom that villagers say appeases the rain god after a drought. There hasn’t been any rain for the past couple of months, one villager told Reuters. The villager added that she is sure the rain will come soon, now that they have performed the frog wedding. The villagers didn’t take any shortcuts even though this wedding was between amphibians rather than humans, and the priest adhered to Hindu wedding rituals. Local women even gave the “bride” a necklace that she wore with her traditional veil for her big day. “The marriage went off well. Our region is absolutely parched,” said the local priest. “We need rain. We don’t know what else to do.”

Check out the video of the marriage. Surprisingly, the frogs seem to be enjoying the festivities. Keep reading »

Sexist Principal Mandates “Pants For Boys, Dresses For Girls!”

Chelsea Sarvis, a senior at South Carolina’s Chapin High School, wants to wear pants to her graduation. But according to Principal Mike Satterfield (surprise, surprise, it’s a male), unless she wears a dress, she won’t be attending. That’s right—if she doesn’t conform to what I thought were antiquated stereotypes and flaunt a “feminine” frock, she won’t be able to go to her own graduation.
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NBC Hints At Obama’s Cool-Factor With Music Selection For “Inside The Obama White House”

Last night, part one of “Inside the Obama White House” aired on NBC with the dreamy Brian Williams hosting. The behind-the-scenes look at a day at the White House makes us want to quit our jobs to hang out in the Oval Office (or, you know, answer someone’s phone). Since Williams makes a point of pointing out the music staffers play, including the national security advisor’s preference for U2, we couldn’t help but notice the music NBC chose to accompany the hour-long special. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Dachshund Mothers Abandoned Tiger Baby

Oh let’s just start off Hump Day with this adorable sweetness. Bessie, a wire-haired dachshund, has stepped in as a maternal figure for this nameless tiger baby at a zoo in Germany. [6/2/09] Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Adult Movies: The Trend That Wouldn’t Die

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to surfing the Internet, Hustler has announced it’s got yet another adult movie spoofing the life and times of former vice-presidential candidate and governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. When it comes to XXX, Palin moves product, apparently. First, there was “Who’s Nailin’ Paylin?” Then, there was “Obama Is Nailin’ Palin.” (Guess we got that question answered.) Now, the X-rated empire Larry Flynt built is producing “Hollywood’s Nailin’ Palin,” in which, among other surely tawdry deeds, “Sarah Palin” gets it on with “Tina Fey” playing Sarah Palin on “SNL.” It’s all so confusing. In any case, the sure to be, um, fascinating latest homage to the politician who will not go away is set to be released early this summer. You know, if you’re into that sort of thing. By which I mean politics. [Sexaminer] Keep reading »

“The Real Housewives Of New Jersey”: Danielle’s Shady Past Is Revealed

So, the s**t hit the fan on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” last night, as Danielle’s seedy, coke-whorin’ past as “Beverly” was revealed and she pissed off all the women by taking the cha-cha too seriously at a dance class. Danielle first addressed rumors that she was a husband stealer, telling Jacqueline and Teresa that the rumors were BS, but then jumping on them for even thinking that it might be true. Danielle has got a point — for all this talk of loyalty, no one seems to have Danielle’s back and I kind of feel bad for her. Or I would, if she wasn’t so damn shady. And if she hadn’t put her paws all over delicious Albie. Keep reading »

Improv Everywhere Gives Newly Married Couple A Surprise Wedding Reception

Improv Everywhere pulls all sorts of stunts around the country, and their latest was a surprise wedding reception. They grabbed a bride and groom who had just been married at New York City Hall and invited them to participate in a free impromptu reception, complete with wedding cake, bridesmaids, toasts, and dancing. Hey, it beats spending months quibbling over flower arrangements and table settings. [via Nerve] Keep reading »

Quickies!: Go Inside The Obama White House

  • Don’t forget to watch the NBC special “Inside The Obama White House” tonight and tomorrow at 9pm. Above is an adorable sneak peak. [MSNBC]
  • That hottie Zac Efron is going to make a cameo alongside those other hotties on “Entourage” next season. [E! Online]
  • They’ve already found replacements for Heidi and Spencer on “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here” — Heidi’s sister Holly and Daniel Baldwin. [DListed] — DOWNGRADE!
  • “The Biggest Loser” contestant Filipe Fa accused trainer Jillian Michaels of giving her team drugs. Fortunately, the allegations were false. [Pop Eater] — If he wasn’t before, Fa is definitely looking like a big loser now!
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    Album Drop: The Latest Releases From Taking Back Sunday, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop, And Dave Matthews

    It’s new release Tuesday, so it’s time to take the latest tunes for a spin. This week, we listen to The Sounds, get a little bit country with Elvis Costello, band together with Dave Matthews, stick to our guns with Taking Back Sunday, and get snazzy with jazzy Iggy Pop. Keep reading »

    Concert Tickets, Without A Zillion Fees

    I hate when I buy concert tickets and the price of the ticket is practically doubled by excessive charges and fees. Well, tomorrow—that’s June 3rd, people—I’ll be able to dry my tears. To appease frustrated fans, LiveNation.com is nixing all service fees tomorrow for any tickets bought to amphitheater shows. “No Service Fee Wednesday” begins at 12:01am and lasts for 24 hours. And on scattered Wednesdays for the rest of the summer, Live Nation will be running other promotions. [Billboard]

    So here’s whose tickets we’re gonna snag for cheap tomorrow. Keep reading »

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