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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 do a number at Prince Harry’s upcoming birthday party in September, he had no idea he’d get more show than he bargained for. After the damage, er booking, was done, an aide informed the culturally clueless Prince Charles about Dita’s contributions to the art of striptease and he was mortified. After all, what would his mummy think?! We think under those suits and floral hats, there’s a side to the Queen that likes to get down — or at least appreciate a woman who can. But we’ll have to wait and see if the real tassel-twirling burlesque show will go on at Buckingham Palace. [Daily Star]

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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. Yes, weather is a good way to start off a conversation, because it’s universal and no one can really be offended when you say, “My, it’s awfully humid out,” now can they? But really, this piece of advice can be extended a bit further. I tend to start random conversations with strangers just by mumbling some observation half to myself, and some people think I’m talking to them and respond, while others just look at me like I’m a crazy person talking to her invisible friend. [BBC] Keep reading »

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 chosen sex life. One even sort of confirms yesterday’s post about being born with the desire for S&M: “I don’t really indulge in S&M (it just hurts, frankly, which is a good way to tell if it’s for you).” Other commenters are upset with the BBC for printing the story: “It’s clear to me that England is becoming more Satanic in nature every day, and the people who work for the BBC must take some responsibility for that.” Let’s blame the war in Iraq on the BBC, while we’re at it. [BBC] Keep reading »

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 windows must be installed on private rooms so there’s no funny business and the staff must dress modestly and “not be too exposing.” [Reuters]
  • England’s smoking ban has assisted people in flirting (by way of the new “smirting” phenomena — that’s smoking and flirting combined), but hurt dry cleaners. [BBC]
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    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 levels of estrogen, but they can’t figure out what is causing it or how to reverse what has happened to him. Terry is a father of five and lives in Birmingham, England, and he said the neighborhood kids call him she-man. Kids can be so mean. [AHN] Keep reading »

    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 estates of Henry and Edsel Ford in Dearborn, MI. [Sydney Morning Herald, The Martha Blog] Keep reading »

    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.]
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    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 kiss or shake hands when they greet clients and colleagues of the opposite sex. A poll showed that 19 percent had clashed faces with a client or coworker when aiming to kiss opposite cheeks, and six percent had accidentally groped a colleague or client when one had gone in for a kiss and the other a handshake. Awkward. [PeterboroughToday.co.uk]
  • Think you might be in the wrong relationship? Check out this list. [Radar]
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    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 who looks after herself and doesn’t try to force her body to be something its not,” Chloe told Hello Magazine, which was excited to get her to slip into something less comfortable — the white rhinestone bikini she’ll be confidently wearing in the competition. Proudly flying in the face of skinny minnie pageant girls like the tragically dumb blonde Miss Teen South Carolina, Chloe is a refreshingly smart spokesmodel who is bravely going where no plus-size girl has gone before. This pretty warrior princess couldn’t be happier to show off her ambition. “It’s what I was born to do – posing for the camera. And as I keep saying, I love my body. People seem desperate to get me to say that I don’t, that deep down I’m not happy and would rather be thin, but the fact is I wouldn’t change myself at all.” We wouldn’t change a thing either, hot stuff! [Dlisted] Keep reading »

    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 been getting the message that driving drunk kills, so a British health care trust sponsored the making of a sexy ad. Hopefully cleavage and moaning will get the message across. [Times Online]
  • Psychologists in Sweden are finding that men and women are better at remembering different things. Women seem to be better at remembering words, objects, pictures, and everyday events, while men excel at symbolic, non-linguistic information. Also, women seem to be better at remember faces. [ScienceDaily]
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