I only got in serious trouble once when I was a teen — I was a well-behaved dork, what can I say? I had been stealing change from a bowl of coins my dad had been saving and, once discovered, he made me collect signatures for some sort of political petition in exchange for not telling my mom what a little thief I was. I got off the hook pretty easy, I have to say. But 16-year-old Kirstin Rausch’s dad is not as easygoing, though he is almost as creative. See, Kristin had her friends over at her house later than she was supposed to, so as punishment, her dad took out an ad — with her photo! — for 30 hours of free babysitting in the local newspaper. This seems way harsh to me, and if I were a parent, I don’t know that I would want some teen being forced to babysit my kids for no money. Anyway, the public shaming is really the bigger punishment, isn’t it? Did her dad force her to wear that terrible hair bow on national TV too? How did your parents punish you when you broke the rules as a teen? [CBS News
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Apparently, Brits have a habit of cutting off their noses to spite their faces on principle. Well, that’s according to Naturally Random, which posted this missing bike flyer that was found on Abagond’s Pics. I actually think the flyer probably relieved some of the frustration the owner felt, even though the bike probably will never be returned. Keep reading »
We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week in this column, we shout out to our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet. And you can get in on the action too. Tell us your favorite comments of the week below. Keep reading »
A new “man-cation” destination called the Lynx Lodge is opening up outside of Sydney, Australia, offering men a paradise locale and a bevy of models on the staff. Lynx Lodge amenities include breakfast in bed, sexy wake-up calls from staff, and back rubs on request! But Lynx body spray (known in the U.S. as Axe) is adamant the “man-cation”-ers will not be in the company of prostitutes, The New York Post reports. Instead, gentlemen can enjoy chaste games of Twister with female staffers, as well a front row seat for mud wrestling.
Paying money to play Twister with a woman who won’t go home with you at night? That’s the new definition of “depressing.” [New York Post] Keep reading »
This is all sorts of messed up so I’m just gonna dive right in. A midwife in China is accused of sewing a woman’s anus shut during labor? Why? Because she was allegedly unhappy with her tip. First of all, you have to tip a midwife? Is this standard practice around the world? Weird. Also, disgusting. According to reports, before the woman went into labor, her husband tipped the midwife the equivalent of $15, which, if tipping your mid-wife is a standard thing, sounds pretty cheap to me too. But I digress. So, the victim says she was told by the midwife that she was going to alleviate her hemorrhoid pains, but instead says the pissed-off midwife sewed her anus closed using a needle and thread. The midwife told investigators that she did treat the patient’s hemorrhoids but that she did not stitch her no-no hole closed. Where I come from, anuses don’t stitch themselves, so I’m dubious. Also, I am grossed out and am going to go barf now. [Life of Guangzhou] Keep reading »
Facepalm. What kind of bull hooey is this? LEGO has these thingies called “minifigures,” which are little LEGO people dressed up in different outfits. There’s a spaceman. A cowboy. A magician. A deep sea diver. A zombie with a shovel and a chicken drumstick. And even a kick-ass robot! But all of those minifigures — and more — apparently have tiny little yellow LEGO penises. (OK, not really. But they are all boy LEGOs.) The only two that are women are a cheerleader and a nurse.
Geez Louise. I’m actually shocked there’s no secretary or waitress. Keep reading »
There are certain types of photos that are not appropriate for Facebook. Such as nudie pics or pics of a crime being committed or say … pics of your baby sucking on a bong. Keep reading »
In Switzerland, vending machines are about to get a makeover. In addition to being able to pick up snacks, sodas, and condoms, soon women will be able to stick their quarters in the slot and purchase a pregnancy test. Keep reading »
When I was younger, my friends and I used to take Mad Libs and fill in every blank space with dirty words and then laugh at how naughty we were. Using this as a base for my maturity level, you can imagine how happy I was when I came across a Gawker piece about a New York Times article that can be read very differently than intended. The NYT article is about the increase of farmers growing smaller and sweeter watermelons instead of the larger “picnic” watermelons. You can understand when the word “water” is dropped and you are left with just melons, that things get a little silly. Read on to see the best quotes from the story that can be taken the wrong way. Keep reading »
A space usually reserved for window washers and people calling themselves “The Human Fly,” the towering sides of skyscrapers are now being taking over by Project Bandaloop
. This dance troupe travels the world, trying to redefine how people perceive their surroundings. In this case, that means bounding around on the sides of buildings and freaking me out. I think we’ve found Amelia’s next exercise regime
to try out! Keep reading »