Posts tagged "london"

Some Very Polite Counter-Protesters Convinced UK Anti-Choice Group Abort67 To Pack Up Their Protest And Go Away

The UK anti-choice abortion protesting group Abort67 — the group that got an epic takedown from a pregnant passerby last week — was counter-protested near an abortion clinic in London. The very polite counter-protesters put a sign up in front of Abort67’s giant picture of an aborted fetus that said, “My body, my choice.” One…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

Watch A Pregnant Woman Tear Some Anti-Choice Protesters A New One

A UK anti-choice group, Abort67, had set up outside of a London abortion clinic with a giant picture of an aborted fetus and had been filming their protest — and possibly the women going into the clinic — when this woman happened upon the Abort67 protesters being asked to turn their cameras off and move…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 4, 2014

Three Women Freed From Decades Of Captivity In London

A couple in their 60s was arrested in London for holding three women as slaves for 30 years. Police say the women — one 69, one 57, and one 30 — had been brainwashed and kept in “invisible handcuffs.”  The youngest woman had allegedly spent her entire life inside the house. Eventually one of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2013

“Shakespeare In Love” Is Coming To A Stage Near You

As much as the trend of turning popular movies into Broadway musicals (“Once,” “Hairspray,” “Billy Elliot,” “Matilda,” “Ghost,” maybe “The Princess Bride”) makes me worry about that we’ll never see another original idea ever again, I can’t say I don’t enjoy the adaptations. The latest movie to see its moment under the stage lights i…

By: Claire Hannum / November 15, 2013

“Performance Art” Is Now A Gay College Student Having Anal Sex In An Art Gallery

There’s a stigma around virginity, so gay college student Clayton Pettet, 19, is doing his part by having anal sex inside an art gallery in front of a live audience on January 25th. Pettet’s performance art will be called “Art School Stole My Virginity” and will include first-time butt sex with a friend and the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 25, 2013

Armed Man Busted At Buckingham Palace

A man carrying a knife tried to muscle his way into Buckingham Palace today but was stopped by police and arrested. He tried to get in through the everyday entrance to the right of the ceremonial central gates, the Daily Beast reports. The 44-year-old is now being held at a London police station, the Guardian notes. Read more on Newser…

By: Newser / October 14, 2013

London Taxi Ad Depicts Woman Who Was Either Just Raped Or Caught In A Rainstorm

There are less obtuse ways of explaining the concept of a “rainstorm” in an advertisement, Data Cars. Because this one is looking a liiiiitle rapey, according to some anti-rape activists.

The London taxi company distributed 200,000 postcards which depicted this image — a woman in the rain, wearing a strapless dress and clutching…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 15, 2013

London’s Got A Fatberg Problem

There’s fat, and then there’s fat. In the tunnels under London’s Thames River, there’s a pretty monumental fat situation. The Thames Water utility company has found a 15-ton bus-shaped lump of fat (yes, actual fat) stuck in the drains under South London. The lump — get ready to gag! — is apparently full of sanitary…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 6, 2013

Not This Crap Again: London Mayor Boris Johnson Thinks Educated Women Need Still To Find Husbands

During the launch of the World Islamic Economic Forum, the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, spoke with Malaysian Prime Minister about the role of women in education. After the the PM  noted that 68 percent of college graduates in Malaysia are now women, Johnson just had to add that “they’ve got to find men to…

By: Mary Odell / July 9, 2013

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett Is The Heroine Of Yesterday’s London Terrorist Attack

By now you’ve probably heard about a disturbing terrorist attack in London yesterday: two Islamic extremists murdered a British soldier by hacking him to death with knives and then ranting to passersby wielding camera phones that the murder was in retaliation for Muslim lives lost.

But many terrible stories have a hero inside…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 23, 2013

15-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Acid Attack Against London Woman

Last month a 28-year-old woman answered the door of her East London home to have a bottle of acid squirted in her face and on the pet chihuahua in her arms. She shut the door and rinsed her face with water, but her face has still been been permanently scarred by the acid; her dog…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 13, 2013

Let’s All Go To The Cat Cafe, Shall We?

The Japanese are generally better at everything — including cats. For years, they’ve had cat cafes, where overworked people with not enough space can go to pet kittens. Now some cat-tastic enterprising Londoners are trying to take that idea global. They want to open a lovely space called Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, where cat lover…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2013

Shirtless Prince Harry Immortalized In London Gay Bar Mural

“Pride” takes on a whole new meaning at Manbar, a London gay bar that just got its own shirtless Prince Harry mural — our royalty is more bangable than your royalty, Swedes. Manbar commissioned artist Mike Bliss to put a shirtless Hot Ginge outside its Charing Cross pub and surprise, surprise, it’s quite popular with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 26, 2012

Lady Gaga Learned Everything She Knows From Leigh Bowery

While I really can’t stand much of Lady Gaga’s music, the bitch does know how to style herself so that everybody’s talking about her all the time. Like, take the weird outfit she wore to the airport in Spain this past weekend. It’s so bulbous and ungainly and unflattering, but in a totally pointed way.

By: Julie Gerstein / September 25, 2012

Movie Theater Uses Ninjas To Deal With Rude People

Have you ever gone to the movies and sat behind someone who’s talking and texting and throwing popcorn and thought, I wish a ninja were here to kick that guy’s ass? Well if you’re watching a movie at the Prince Charles Cinema in London, your wish could very well come true, thanks to a new…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 19, 2012

We Want To Go To There: London’s Hot Tub Cinema

I love movies. I love hot tubs. I love champagne. I love rooftop parties. I love London. Hot Tub Cinema just happens to be a combination of all of those things, so obviously I want to get in on the action. For the past year, Hot Tub Cinema has been putting on rooftop hot tu…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 14, 2012

Race Imboden Totally Wins The Gold Medal For Best Haircut

Race Imboden is a 19-year-old DJ from Park Slope and a member of the U.S. Olympic fencing team who was eliminated from competition by Italian fencer Andrea Baldini. As much as we’ll miss his athletic skills and dramatic lunges, we must admit we’re going to miss his partially shaved, self-described “classical mad man haircut” eve…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 2, 2012

“Downton Abbey” Left The Manor For The Olympics

The cast of “Downton Abbey” — both upstairs and downstairs — attended the Olympic Opening Ceremony last Friday. They posed for a group shot in front of the stadium, with Mr. Bates in something of a compromised position. But! Where’s the Dowager Countess? You know she wouldn’t dare mingle with the hoi polloi. And speaking…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 31, 2012

The 15 Hottest Female Olympians

We spent a good amount of time objectifying the hot male Olympians competing in this year’s summer Olympic games, so we thought it only fair that we focus our attentions on the ladies of the games, too. The 15 women (and there are countless others we couldn’t fit into this slideshow) featured here are hot…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2012

Must Haves: Union Jack Fashion For Olympics Fans

We’ve got Olympic Fever here at The Frisky, and the only prescription? More Union Jack! Yep, the original red, white, and blue is back in style in a big way thanks to the upcoming London games, showing up on everything from purses to dresses to sunglasses. Click through to check out 10 crazy awesome piece…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 21, 2012
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