Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: Taking Her Last Name

By now you’ve probably heard about Michael Buday, the guy who wanted to take the last name of his wife, Diana Bijon, when they married in California. It took two years, a sexual discrimination suit, and a change in California law before he was able to do so. While women have an easy time taking their husband’s last name, there is no place on the marriage license application, and driver’s license, for the groom to choose the bride’s surname. Clearly, this is ridiculous and there’s not much more to say about that, except good for Mr. and Mrs. Bijon for taking their fight all the way. But it got me thinking about the notion of changing your last name in marriage anyway — is this something guys would actually consider? I posed the question to the guys on my IM and, needless to say, they probably won’t be taking your last name anytime soon. Check their responses, after the jump. Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Lost Rings, Monkey Porn, And Breast Cancer

  • This is a really sad story. A woman who was in a car accident was airlifted to a hospital and eventually died, survived by her husband, a four-year-old and a one-year-old. At some point when she was in the hospital, her engagement and wedding rings, which she designed, went missing. Now there’s a $20,000 award for them, because her husband wants her sons to have something that belonged to her. [CNN]
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    2 Girls, 1 Baby Stewie

    I am extremely juvenile so I love being grossed out. So does darling little Stewie from Family Guy. Watch him as he watches “2 Girls 1 Cup” and try not to get the insane giggles. Keep reading »

    U.S. Representative Proposes Ban On Men’s Magazines At Military Bases

    U.S. Representative Paul Broun (R-Ga) has introduced a bill that would ban all sexually explicit material from military bases overseas, including Playboy, Penthouse, and Maxim magazines — currently there is a ban on “porn” enforced, but there is a loophole. Critics of the bill say it would be bad for morale.

    A Department of Defense committee that reviews materials sold on bases ruled last year that magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse are not pornographic. But Broun’s Military Honor and Decency Act includes language that could make those magazines eligible for the ban…. Broun, a Marine veteran, told Newsweek recently that the magazines sold in military exchanges are partly responsible for a rise in sexual assaults in the military and other problems.

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    Quick Pic: That Is Scar Jo’s Engagement Ring

    Our limited knowledge of jewels tells us this is a cushion cut diamond with a gold band. Purdy. [Costume Institute Gala, New York, 5/5/08] Keep reading »

    Star Couplings: Angelina’s Uterus Ruins Our Future Love Life

  • According to Star, Angelina is having twin girls, There goes our hopes for our future second husband. [Dlisted]
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    National Pet Week: This Dog Challenges Your Pet To A Cute-Off

    Don’t forget! It’s National Pet Week! You don’t want anyone to think this little nugget of love is cuter than your pet, do you? If not, send pictures to tips@thefrisky.com. At the end of the week we’ll post the ones that made us melt into a puddle of our own tears. Keep reading »

    Young Men Are Where It’s At For Kim Cattrall

    Kim Cattrall is 51, and her boyfriend of four years is 23 years younger than her. That means he would have just been born when she was finishing college. But that ain’t no thing for Kim, who said, “I find a lot of men can’t always keep up with me!” What do you think about dating a guy who’s way younger? [AHN]
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    The Daily Hotness: Indiana Jones

    And we do mean Indiana Jones not Harrison Ford. Love Harrison, but this hotness dedication is specific to his whip cracking character, who shall be returning to the big screen in Indiana Jones and the Kingdown of the Crystal Skull, out May 22nd. We decided to go for a photo of vintage Indy because honestly — and not to be an ageist, but c’mon — he was hottest back in the day. I really think Banana Republic owes their stock market boom to Indy and his khaki style. Keep reading »

    Get Ready For Jenna Bush’s Wedding!

    While making plans for the weekend, don’t forget to think about how you’ll celebrate Jenna Bush’s nuptials. Residents of Crawford, TX, where the wedding will take place, are really getting into it despite the fact that few, if any, of the town’s residents have been invited. One gift shop plans to serve punch and cake this weekend, a couple stores are selling coffee mugs commemorating the event, and an angel statue that overlooks the main intersection in Crawford will wear a veil and carry a bouquet on Saturday. Even Bush protesters are taking the day off: “You don’t blame the children for the sins of their parents,” said Carl Rising-Moore, who has protested during every Bush visit here the past several years. “I don’t want to spoil her day.” Aww, sweet. [AP]

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