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Malaysian Jet Declared Lost, No Survivors

Flight MH370 crashed in the southern Indian Ocean leaving no survivors, Prime Minister Najib Razak said today, citing new analysis of satellite data that pegged the plane’s last known position was in a “remote location” west of Perth “far from any possible landing sites.” Continued Razak, as per CNN and other breaking reports, “it is therefore with deep sadness and regret that I must inform you that, according to this new data, Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.” Read more on Newser…

Why Did Nobody Tell Me About The Unicorn Ride Groupon?

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Well, this blows. It’s just come to my attention that a special GroupOn was offered last summer in Mongolia, advertising discounted unicorn rides. If this doesn’t make you squee with joy and sing the theme to “The Last Unicorn,” I don’t want to know you.

The ad reads:

Unlike bigfoot, Santa Claus and the perfect men, unicorns really exist. Today’s Groupon offers full proof with a one-day unicorn-back riding from The Horse Whispers.

The ad goes onto explain that all unicorns will be “USA imported” and if you like, you can choose to ride the unicorn horseback style or enjoy it via a “magic pumpkin,” which appears to be a carriage built to “Cinderella”-style specifications. Keep reading »

An Online Dating Offer You Can’t Refuse: Free Man With Every Shoe Purchase

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Today I read about a merger that makes sense, but in a sorta creepy way: shoe-shopping and online dating. A Malaysian shoe store called Shoes Shoes Shoes has teamed up with a dating website to “give away” a man with every shoe purchase in an ingenious marketing stunt they call “Shoe Dating.” Here’s the lowdown, after the jump… Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Malaysian Women Say Caning Was Good For Them

  • This is terribly sad: Three Malaysian women, who were caned under the country’s Islamic laws, said the punishment was good for them. The 17-year-old who was caned for having sex out of wedlock has been quoted in a Malaysian newspaper saying, “I deeply regret my actions as I should have married before having sex.” [MSNBC]
  • Surprise, surprise: young women at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this week in Washington, D.C., have a lot of the same criticisms of how women in politics are treated as liberals do. One woman, Andrea Tantaros, said she can’t stand when people comment on female politicans’ looks. “Guess what? Barack Obama is looking pretty darn tired these days too but I don’t see anyone analyzing his bags,” Tantaros said. Agreed! [CBS News]
  • According to a study on women in the workplace released by the nonprofit Catalyst, female M.B.A.-holders lag behind men in pay, positions and promotions. The study of 9,000 respondents also found women received an average $4,600 less at their first job, despite comparable experience. [Wall Street Journal]

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The Daily Squeeze: All My Children Casting, A Celeb Fashion Line, And Avril’s Kuala Lumpur Concert

  • All My Children is looking for an Iraq war vet to play an Iraq war vet. How meta. [NPR]
  • David Arquette and Ben Harper are funding a new clothing line called Propr that will be unveiled at New York Fashion Week in September. [Showbiz Spy]
  • Malysia’s government has asked the promoters of Avril Lavigne concert tour to postpone her show in Kuala Lumpur because it could mar the country’s independence day celebrations. [Reuters]
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    Graphic Lives Of Malaysian Politicians Can’t Be Censored Online

    The majority of Malaysia’s population is Muslim, and government censors do quite a bit of cutting to keep overly sexual scenes out of movies and other forms of entertainment. These days, they’re having a much more difficult time keeping naughty information out of the news, as two of the country’s top politicians are involved in sexual exploits that are being written about all over the internet. The first man, Anwar Ibrahim, a former deputy prime minister, is accused of sodomy, a crime that can carry a punishment of up to 20 years in prison. The other, Najib Razak, the deputy prime minister and heir to the current prime minister, has been linked to a woman who was brutally killed in 2006. Since widespread internet censorship is very difficult, Malaysians are learning a lot more about their government officials’ lives than they’re used to. [NY Times] Keep reading »

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