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Facebook Relationship Status Change Ends In Tragedy

Last week I changed my relationship status on Facebook from “engaged” to “single”, since I had decided my break was now a breakup. Emma Forrester, a married woman in the U.K., changed her status to single too, only her husband responded by hacking her to death with a meat cleaver. Wayne Forrester told police he had been provoked by his wife changing her marital status on her Facebook entry, and had taken copious amounts of cocaine and alcohol before the murder. He’s been jailed for a minimum of 14 years. There’s really nothing I can say about this, because it’s insanely f–ked up. [Daily Mail U.K.] Keep reading »

Fly Girl Too Sexy

The U.K.’s daily newspaper, The Sun, proudly runs a bare-breasted model every day called the Page 3 Girl. A brainchild of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, it’s been a topless tradition since the fitting date of 1969 and the magazine’s sales rose 40% in a year. As we all know, sex sells. Ryan Air, a budget European airline, was also hoping to bank on sex appeal with a new ad for spring breakers that featured a model dressed in midriff revealing schoolgirl uniform. Unfortunately, the totally safe for work ad has raised libidos and concerns from the British Advertising Standards Agency. Ryan Air, who has had a whopping nine ads banned, tops the ASA’s list of offensive advertisers. The agency claims this ad inappropriately sexualizes underage schoolgirls, but oh baby, baby, didn’t Britney Spears already do that a decade ago? A spokesperson for Ryan Air released a statement giving the ASA the proverbial middle finger and refused to withdraw any of their ads. [Brand Republic via Jezebel] Keep reading »

The Ultimate Care…Down There

We’ve established this already, but commercials in the U.K. rule. This one, for some British brand of tampons, is no exception. Normally we’re not into calling our vaginas by anything associated with food, animals, or plant life, but this beav is awfully cute. [You Tube] Keep reading »

See Through Clothes Camera

The new T5000 Camera, which is taking off this weekend at a British exhibition, will also be taking off people’s clothes. ThruVision promises their crafty cameras can see through clothing to identify any contents a person maybe carrying. Using T-ray (natural electromagnetic waves) technology that has been applied by the European Space Agency on dying stars, the camera will give the photographer x-ray vision. It produces a picture that distinguishes items — flour from cocaine, a plastic toy from a real gun — along with an outline of the body. Sure, the camera may be designed to search for an actual weapon, but it also could be used to check if your new sexy boyfriend is packing heat. Better yet, with this baby, you can even investigate Brad Pitt’s suspicious package. You just have to get within 80-feet of the target and then wham, bam, thank you ma’am! [Coolest Gadgets] Keep reading »

Food Fight Foreplay

Supermarket commercials usually advertise fresh food, but this one for the U.K.’s MySupermarket.com is all about the fresh clients. In the funny ad, a British hottie starts a sexy/gross food fight after seeing his wife bent over the refrigerator. Let’s just say, it begins by asking “How low can you go?” and then ends with sausage. [Ad Week]
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Frisky Quote Of The Day: A Rihanna Concert-goer

“I was really looking forward to whipping out my umbrella during the song. I have been practicing the routine for weeks but it has all been for nothing!” — A Rihanna fan who is heartbroken that umbrellas have been banned from the singer’s U.K. tour to protect concert-goers from losing an eye [AHN]

[Okay, we admit it, it has been a bit of a Rihanna-filled day, but she is one of the Patron Saints of The Frisky. -- Editor] Keep reading »

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