austria

Gay Walk Signals Prevail Over Homophobes In Austria

The city council of Linz, Austria has overruled the anti-gay Freedom Party to bring back its (get this) gay-themed traffic lights.

A spokesman for the Freedom Party said that “traffic lights are for traffic and should not be misused to impart advice on how to live your life.” What is with anti-gayMore »


There Is No Hope For Love: 115-Year Tortoise Marriage Ends In Divorce

The end of a romance usually begins with the first sly traces of resentment, jealousy or rage. For tortoise couple Bibi and Poldi, the end of their 115-year relationship began with a bite. According to their keepers at Austria’s Klagenfurt Zoo, the pair can no longer stand to be around one another, and have taken… More »


An Astroturf House For The Mini-Golf Fanatic

Isn’t it sad when the grass on your house is greener than the grass in your yard? This “Beetlejuice”-esque house in Austria features Escher-style staircases to nowhere and an exterior covered entirely in astroturf. Whatever makes you happy. [If It’s Hip It’s Here] … More »


Volunteers Pose Naked In Austria

Austria is getting ready to host the Euro 2008 soccer competition, and over the weekend, U.S. photographer Spencer Tunick gathered 1,840 people for a photo in an Austrian soccer stadium. They volunteered to pose naked and weren’t even allowed to wear underwear, sunglasses, or a smile. If you’re never fully dressed without a smile, the… More »


Pick Up An Austrian

Out-of-towners visiting Austria for the Euro 2008 soccer competition will receive a free guide, which includes a few essential phrases (i.e., Do you have a sliced sugared pancake with plum compote?). I guess flirting with locals was deemed essential, because the books a phrase for picking up members of the opposite sex: “Servas, fesche Katz.” More »


Today In Terribleness: Sexual Assault, Crying Rape, And That Austrian Psycho

A University of Connecticut student recounts being sexually assaulted on campus, fighting back against her attacker, and then being assaulted AGAIN by onlookers. [DailyCampus.com]
A woman who was having an affair, cried “rape” when she was caught by her husband because she says she feared for her life — her husband shot her lover and… More »


Today In Terribleness: Polygamists, Evil Dads, And Girl Hating Gamers

More than half of the teen girls taken from the polygamist compound in Texas earlier this month have children or are pregnant. A total of 463 children were taken into custody by Child Protective Services. [CNN]
An Austrian man kept his daughter prisoner for 24 years, raped her, and fathered all six of her children. More »