Politician Raffles Off A Boob Job To Raise Campaign Cash

In America, the politicians act like big boobs. But in Venezuala, one politician is raffling them off. Gustavo Rojas is running as an alternate on the country’s General Assembly and is raffling off free breast implants at $6 a ticket to fundraise for his campaign. Rojas admitted his method of fundraising is unusual, but claimed it’s no different than raffling off a TV set. Hmm. The word I’d use would be “opportunistic”: According to the country’s Plastic Surgery Society, 30,000 people got breast implants in 2006. We’ll have to wait until the election at the end of September to find out if auctioning off a new pair of breasts is a bankable campaign strategy. [AP] Keep reading »

Ben Folds, Nick Hornby And Pomplamoose Team Up For “Things That You Think”


Ben Folds must have loved collaborating with Nick Hornby so much on that Levi Johnston song that he had to do it again for “Things That You Think” (which totally reminds me of “You Don’t Know Me”). Pomplamoose makes a super-adorable appearance, but I kind of love Nick Hornby’s grumpy old-man voiceovers. Isn’t this kind of the cutest nerd friendship ever? Here’s to more writers in music videos! [YouTube] Keep reading »

Boob Tube: Must-See TV For The Week Of August 30, 2010

It’s the week before Labor Day, which means we are pretty much in the television wasteland before new fall shows start. But, alas, there are some great things to tide you over. We’ve got the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reunion episode, which looks like it’ll be a humdinger. Plus, new episodes of our faves “Bachelor Pad,” “Project Runway,” and “True Blood.” Previews after the jump.
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The Celebrity Vegan Brigade

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I was on the subway yesterday when a proselytizing vegan came pushing through the car screaming, “Our bodies were not meant to be a graveyard for dead animals!” The woman next to me quipped that she was “on her way to eat some ribs”; the cranky old man yelled, “What are you doing here?” I just shifted uncomfortably in my seat as the emaciated veganator flashed her crazy eyes and weird, homemade brochures at unenthusiastic passengers. Not that there’s anything wrong with choosing a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, but I didn’t know there were vegan conversions going on. Reformed vegan Angelina Jolie claims that red meat helps her stay sexy. “I joke that a big, juicy steak is my beauty secret … but seriously, I love red meat. I was a vegan for a long time, and it nearly killed me. I found I was not getting enough nutrition,” she recently told reporters. Take that you vegan fundamentalists! [Celebitchy]

After the jump, some more members of the celebrity vegan brigade who we think may need a good steak.

Yummy Gummi Bear Rug

As a candy, we think gummi bears are just OK. But as an artistic medium, well, they really shine. Chinese American artist YaYa Chou employs the chewy, gummy creations to fantastical effect. Chou’s “Gummi Bear Series” features sculptures coated in the tiny bears — like this meta faux bear rug made out of the saccharine treats. Delicious. [YaYa Chou] Keep reading »

Where Are The Ladies At? 18 Reasons Your Company Might Be A Sausagefest

For those of us interested in gender parity in the workplace, it was a crazy weekend. On Saturday, a blog on The Wall Street Journal‘s website published a piece about the dearth of women entrepreneurs in tech startups and what various folks are doing to balance the ratio. Then on Sunday, writer Michael Arrington, a senior editor at the technology blog TechCrunch, wrote a somewhat-snippy response called “Too Few Women In Tech? Stop Blaming The Men” that revealed both his frustration and defensiveness. Arrington’s position? If women aren’t becoming entreprenuers, it’s their own fault. In fact, women may have it easier launching startups, Arrington wrote, because everyone is so aware of the gender imbalance that the women may get preferential treatment. Keep reading »

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