Posts tagged "england"

Five Things You Might Not Know About Kate Middleton

Prince William’s longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton surprised us this week in a pair of yellow short-shorts and sequined halter top she wore to an ’80s-themed charity event she co-hosted. Typically, the 26-year-old wears dresses or suits of which the Queen would approve. What else don’t we know about her?

Madame Tussauds has already started…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 19, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: David Duchovny Poster Removed From Johnston & Murphy Store

Shoe company Johnston & Murphy removed a poster featuring David Duchovny from its New York City store window. The company’s corporate office instructed the store to take it down (following Duchovny’s admission that he was checking himself into rehab for sex addiction). [NY Post]…

By: Catherine Strawn / September 2, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: No Water Bottles In London, The World’s Most Powerful Women, And Divorce Rates

London, Ontario has banned the sale of bottled water at municipal buildings and facilities where water fountains are accessible. That’s one small step for mankind. [BBC]…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 29, 2008

Royal Mix-Up: Prince Charles Invites Dita Von Teese Over

Who can resist the charms of glamour queen Dita Von Teese? Not even stodgy Prince Charles, which is why he introduced himself to the attractive alabaster stranger at a Cartier event. When the Royal asked Ms. Dita what she did, she replied that she was a “dancer.” When Prince Charles unwittingly asked the dancer to…

By: Simcha / July 30, 2008

Talk About The Weather, Make Friends

In England, a welcome packet for Polish migrant workers advises them that a good way to start a conversation is to make a comment about the weather. One BBC writer tried out this bit of wisdom and found that in ten attempts at starting a conversation, only one person refused to answer his climate comment.

By: Catherine Strawn / July 22, 2008

If Britain’s S&M Scene Is Secret, Why Are So Many People Commenting?

BBC News published an article on Britain’s “secretive “S&M scene” yesterday, saying that Max Mosley’s antics are really opening people up. (He had a sadomasochistic session with five prostitutes, with whom he engaged in a concentration camp scenario.) The comments in response to the story are great though, because many BDSM practitioners defend their chose…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 15, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Cave Men, Private Rooms, And Smirting

Analysis of those painted caves in France suggests that the Upper Paleolithic people liked to sing — the paintings are located in the areas of the caves where singing, humming, and music would sound best. [LifeScience]
China’s government is cracking down on “entertainment venues,” including karaoke bars and discos, and new rules say that window…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 3, 2008

The Man Who Is Becoming A Woman

A 60-year-old man in England is freaking out, and if I were him, I would be, too. Terry Wright claims he started losing his hair and beard 10 years ago, and that over time, his skin has gotten softer, his breasts have grown, and he experiences hot flashes. Doctors found that he has really high…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 2, 2008

Martha Stewart Must Stay On This Side Of The Pond

Despite being, well, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart has been denied a visa by British authorities because of her criminal convictions. “Martha loves England and hopes this can be resolved and that she will be able to visit soon,” a spokesperson for Martha told Britain’s Telegraph newspaper. Until then, she’ll have to stick to visiting the…

By: Catherine Strawn / June 20, 2008

The Daily Squeeze, SATC Edition: As Big As Bond, Blue Shoes, And Fascinating Fascinators

The Sex and the City movie “is already on par with the success of the last Bond film” according to one theater in England. A few American women are as big in England as Bond? Whoa. [The Telegraph, U.K.]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 29, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Raids, Awkward Moments, And The End

Apparently some wives in the Philippines were sick of their husbands spending time in Quezon City’s sex dens, so they tipped off the police. So far, 15 establishments have been raided and more than 200 sex workers have been rescued. [Philippine Daily Inquirer]
Office works around Peterborough, England, are unsure as to whether they should…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 10, 2008

Fit For A Queen

There’s a new queen in England, and she’s got more poise than Her Majesty and more cleavage than Elton John. It’s 17-year-old, size 16 beauty queen Chloe Marshall! She’ll be strutting her stuff in the Miss England Pageant in July, but she’s already become a media darling. “What I am promoting is a healthy girl…

By: Simcha / April 2, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Drunk Driving, Unisex Undies, and Remembering

Sweden plans to introduce a new style of unisex underwear for hospital patients in an effort to save time and money. Currently, there are two styles of underwear for men and two for women. These boxer-style underwear, which are sure to flatter every bum, will most likely be introduced before summer. [Star Tribune]
People haven’t…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 22, 2008
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