Posts tagged "russia"

Madonna Speaks Out For Pussy Riot At Moscow Concert

Last night at her concert in Moscow, Madonna appealed for the release of Pussy Riot, a feminist punk band which has been jailed for five months after speaking out publicly against President Vladimir Putin. This video sent chills up and down my arms as Madonna spoke about censorship, democracy and freedom. What an incredible reminder not…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2012

Enjoy This Shar Pei Nursing A Couple Of Tiger Cubs

Animals are great in that sometimes they help each other out, despite the fact that in different circumstances, they would be at each other's throats. Take for example this Shar Pei dog named Cleopatra, who was enlisted to help nurse a couple of orphaned tiger cubs at a zoo in Sochi, Russia.  "[Cleo] accepted them…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 8, 2012

Yet Another Radio Station Is Giving Away A Mail Order Bride As A Prize

Watch out, the stupidity is spreading from Down Under: Just like a New Zealand radio station did earlier this year, Canada's 100.3 FM is hosting a "win a wife" contest. The winner receives airfare to Russia, 13 nights accommodation, and $500 to spend with his mail-order bride. 100.3 FM will hook up some sad sack…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2011

Bikini-Clad Stewardesses Scrub Down A Plane In A Russian Airline Commercial

Ugh, put this as Exhibit A in your "Objectification of Women" file: a commercial for Russian airline Avianova where sexy stewardesses strip down to bikinis on the tarmac, scrub down an airplane and suggestively drip soap suds all over their boobs. The kitschy scooby-dee-dooby-doo soundtrack is the only thing that doesn't make me wanna vom.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2010

Quick Pic: Britney Spears Boob Tattoo

Guess nothing says "Number One Fan" like getting a celeb's image tattooed on your chest. Britney is slated to visit Russia soon and will probably appreciate 18-year-old Savina's gesture. You know who won't? Savina, when she gets older and, hopefully, wiser. [Buzzfeed]…

By: Zandile Blay / July 22, 2009

In Russia, The Po-Po Is Brad Pitt

File this one in the "are you kidding me" bin: I'm not completely believing the Jalopnik and AP story, but apparently, local traffic cops in Omsk, Russia, are wearing cardboard cutouts of Brad Pitt over their faces as a way of getting motorists to slow down and obey traffic laws—and it's working! Can you imagine?

By: Nina Carbone / June 22, 2009

Rich Men Don’t Like Sequins Or Fake Tans

Russia ranks second (behind the U.S.) in wealthy bachelors, which makes sense, because the country has 110 billionaires and 130,000 millionaires. Hoping to cash in by selling women guides on how to marry rich, a bunch of authors have written books on the subject. In the book Marry A Millionaire, socialite authors Oksana Robski and…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 5, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Bye-Bye Bald Men, Physical Therapy, And Russian Regulations

Those of us who have a thing for baldies might soon be out of luck, as researchers have identified a gene linked to hair loss. [MSNBC] Women who experience dyspareunia, aka painful sex, might benefit from physical therapy, where you learn to relax and control your pelvic floor muscles. [ABC News] In Russia, a bill…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 26, 2008
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