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A Brief, Yet Slightly Disturbing, History Of The Condom

In case you were curious about the evolution of the condom—you know that rubber thingy that people hate to use but have to—here is an illustrated look at its history, by Corinne Marshall and Jordan Monsell. Next time a dude complains about wearing one, just remind him that you could try it the old-fashioned way and have him put his ween in a tortoise’s a** or a pig intestine. He’ll have that thing on in a jiffy. I’m almost picturing the caption for 2020: “Banana Ointment.” [Mad Atoms] Keep reading »

OMG! What’s Got This Cat So Shocked?

With all the shenanigans going down this week, it’s hard to say what has this kitty all crazy-eyed. Could it be the Kim Kardashian and Reggie Bush breakup? The first look at an inevitable Michelle McGee sex tape? Crocs for cats? We may never know. Keep reading »

What Are Your Springtime Resolutions?

Winter sucks. It’s officially over now, I know, but I’ve found myself thinking about its long dark days now that I’ve been enjoying my comfortable outdoor freedom. I’ve been stopping to smell the flowers (magnolias and not roses yet, it’s true, but the point of the saying remains!). I read a book on my porch, about Shakespeare’s post-mortem rise to fame! Suddenly, I find myself slipping out of grumpy carbohydrate hibernation and building up plans and goals. Which got me thinking … what’s with New Year’s resolutions anyway? You make them at the coldest and unfriendliest time of the year. No sooner have you resolved to run a mile then the skies dump a blizzard on you — so back inside you go. I propose a revolution. A springtime resolutions revolution! Keep reading »

If You’re Pregnant, Can Your Baby Get Pregnant?

Xeni Jardin at Boing Boing points us to this hilarious Yahoo! Answers question: “Can your baby get pregnant if you have sex while pregnant?” WOW. Sometimes, people boggle my mind. But, hey, what is the answer? Inquiring minds want to know: If you’re a woman, and you have a girl baby inside of you, and then you, you know, “do it,” can the baby inside of you get pregnant, like, too? Make sure you know the answer before things go horribly, terribly wrong. [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Quickies: A Jailed Woman Calls 911 For Help & “Secret Life” Tackles Abortion

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Wacked-Out Bride Flashes, Beats Bouncer

A Welsh lesbian wedding party turned saucy, then bloody, and finally litigious when the bride, caught up in a fight with a bar bouncer, bared her breasts, and then struck him in the head with her stiletto heel. No one disputes those facts, but the genesis of the argument is debated: The bride and her bride say the bouncer was at fault because of a previous altercation, and that she only flashed him because he had similarly “pulled my t*** out” years earlier. Read more Keep reading »

Facebook Gives You Syphilis?!?! Or Not.

In certain cities in the U.K., there’s been a fourfold increase in the number of syphilis cases. And these cities have one thing in common — they are where Facebook is most popular. Public health officials think that social networking sites are making it much easier for syphilis-ridden horndogs to find casual sex partners, and so Facebook is urging users to “take precautions” and be careful about getting busy with people they’ve met online. But here’s the thing: Are people really meeting sex partners through Facebook? And giving them syphilis? I have promiscuous friends, and none of us has ever gotten the syph, but then again, I don’t think we’ve ever used Facebook to solicit sex either. Whatever happened to those PSAs warning kids not to meet people they meet online? Just because chat rooms are old news doesn’t mean the internet love shack is closed for business and innocent kids aren’t at risk. I think the proper method of anti-Facyphilis marketing is to make posters that say: “Hitler had syphilis. Don’t be a Nazi. Wear a frickin’ condom!” [Newser] Keep reading »

Is Your Go-To Internet Password One Of The 500 Worst?

Artist Kate Bingaman-Burt took the 500 worst passwords from Mark Burnett and Dave Kleiman’s book Perfect Password: Selection, Protection, Authentication and compiled them in this 16″ by 20″ screen-printed zine. Looks like we’ll have to come up with something better than “naughty” from now on. Is your go-to secret phrase on there? [kate*/Flickr via NOTCOT] Keep reading »

“Bootyclipse” Is Booty Shaking Without The Booty

The other day I came across the video art of Dennis Knopf, whose “Bootyclipse” video series takes “booty shaking” videos and removes the booty shaking part. If you’re not familiar with the concept, sometimes amateur booty-shakers set up webcams, videotape themselves shaking their booties for the camera, and then upload said booty shaking video to YouTube. Knopf isolated the few seconds before the woman steps into the frame and starts shaking her booty, looped those seconds, and, voila, “Bootyclipse” was born. This one, “indian booty dance,” is my favorite. The original caption reads: “me bored ass [sic] hell doin a lil dance to Punjabi MC.” [YouTube] Keep reading »

With KattySaks, Kitty Can Use A Litterbox Discreetly

A house cat is a wonderful thing: they curl up in your lap, they gaze pensively out the window, they wind their tails around your legs. But the litter box part? Not so much. Unsightly, stinky, and in the way no matter where you put it, a litter box can be a real pain for everyone but Kitty. Now a company called KattySaks has created a line of fancy kitty litter box covers that may not conceal the box but sure turn it into something far more dramatic. Le Dresser (seen here) is for that feline with a thing for antiques. There’s another one that converts the box into a “surf shack,” which I guess fits with the whole litter/sand thing. And yet another looks like a “beach bus”: “Hop on the bus and become the coolest cat at the beach!” At $39.99, they’re a relatively inexpensive way to hide the box, contain the odors, and keep your cat feeling special. [KattySaks via Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

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