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Statue Tries To Commit Suicide … Sort Of

In a not-so-brilliant move, the organizers of an art installation called “Even Horizon” bolted life-sized, bronze statues to a variety of New York buildings, including a ledge of the Empire State building. Since this landmark is pretty notorious for suicides, it’s no surprise that the statue prompted tons of 911 calls. Cops rushed to the scene before realizing that the potential jumper wasn’t even alive to begin with. The police department is getting pretty used to calls as passers-by freak out, thinking the statue is real and about to jump. If this is the reaction the artist was hoping for, he’s certainly been successful. But I don’t think irritating cops and scaring New Yorkers is the best way to gain popularity. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Follow “Romeo and Juliet” On Twitter?

“Romeo and Juliet” is finally coming into the internet age. “Such Tweet Sorrow” is an experimental production that follows a contemporary story arc loosely based on the original tragedy, but unfolds via Twitter messages and videos posted to YouTube. The collaboration between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Mudlark, which produces mobile phone entertainment, allows the characters to tweet their improvised lines and interact with the audience over a five-week period. The cast is helped along by a prewritten storyline and diary that outlines their character’s state at any time in the story. Like the original, “Such Tweet Sorrow” opens up with the Capulets and Montagues engaged in a bitter rivalry, but organizers have no idea where or how the updated version will end. This new adventure has already begun, but you can catch up via the live timeline SuchTweetSorrow.com. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Rub Strangers With Sunscreen And Other Awesome Summer Jobs

A French resort is currently hiring sunscreen butlers. You heard me right—they are on the hunt for young, attractive French-speaking applicants to rub suntan lotion on sexy sunbathers for $1,160 a week. They call folks who do this job “creamers” and have deemed this position as the “job of the summer.”

While we are well aware that unattractive people lie in the sun, too, pulling in close to $14K for three months work while perfecting your own tan sounds like a pretty sweet deal. Here are a few other summer dream jobs to track down. Keep reading »

Spencer Pratt, This Is Your Future: Woman Knocks Man Out … With Her Chest

I can only imagine the back pain that would be caused by having 40 LL boobs. But, oh, there are other hazards, too. The woman in this video tells a story about almost suffocating her boyfriend with her chest while she was on top. Seriously, the dude passed out. Are you sure you want them to be that big, Heidi Montag? [ABC News] Keep reading »

Old And Fat Are In During Recessions

Get ready to eat, drink, and age naturally because two new studies show that old and fat are in vogue during times of economic hardship. Well, not exactly “old” but “mature” and not exactly fat but “taller and heavier.” The two studies, one using American movie actresses from 1932 to 1995, the other surveying Playboy Playmates from 1960 to 2000, found that beauty icons tend to be slightly taller, heavier, and more mature-looking with larger waists and less babyish facial features when money is tight. Why? Biologically baby-faced features are associated with neediness and small waists and big hips with fertility, while women with smaller eyes, larger chins and bigger bodies tend to be more independent and stronger emotionally. The theory is that when times get tough, it might be better to shack up with a woman who is a survivor rather than someone who looks hungry. Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of April 9th 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week we’re going to 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 »

Would You Use A Video To Apply To College?

When I was applying to college, I thought it was kind of sweet and very “green” that I could do the whole thing online. But now, peeps have taken things a bit too far. Four schools—Tufts, George Mason, William and Mary, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland—are encouraging students to submit a video application in lieu of writing the old essay. About 5 to 10 percent of their applications came by way of video this year. In other words, these kids took the easy way out. But, hey, I’m not too upset because some have gone viral and are now available for our viewing pleasure online. For example, check out Amelia Downs’ “Math Dances” above. Keep reading »

Airline To Start Charging Pee Fee And Other Corporate Penny-Pinching

Discount European airline Ryanair has decided they will charge $1.50 for their passengers to use the toilet. The idea is part of the “Ryanair Cost Saving Proposal,” which they put in their in-flight magazine. The logic is that people should use restrooms in the airports before getting on the plane. This will also allow them to take out a couple of toilets from each plane, allowing up to six extra seats in the cabin and reducing fares by about 5 percent. [Newser]

I guess that European flights are shorter than the trip from LAX to JFK. However, if they’re charging for bathrooms, I think bathroom sex should probably be allowed. But seriously, remember when we got warm cookies and champagne on flights? Or, like, free peanuts? I’m sick of things being taken away until we have to pay for everything, not just on airplanes but everywhere. Here are a few more examples of ridiculous fees. Keep reading »

5 Things That Happen If You Barf In A NYC Subway Car

There are three things any person, anywhere in the world, who uses the subway is deathly afraid of happening:

  1. The subway gets stuck underground while the mariachi band is inside your car.
  2. A crazy guy pulls a knife on you.
  3. You barf.

Most people will be lucky enough to never experience their public transportation worst nightmare. But not me. No, not me!

On Tuesday afternoon, thanks to a startling lack of common sense on my part, I went into the New York City subway system when I had food poisoning. Keep reading »

Woman Loses $40K, Husband, And Job Because Of Psychic Addiction

Sex addiction. Shopping addiction. Psychic addiction? This week in The Daily Mail, British TV executive Samantha Brick wrote all about her obsession with consulting psychics—between the ages of 18 and 36, she spent almost $40K consulting them, getting so dependent on their guidance that she couldn’t so much as paint her hallway without getting a reading. (Her psychic’s premonition: yellow.) Oh, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg with the decisions Samantha let psychics make for her. When she was 33, a psychic told her that she was going to move to Los Angeles and that her marriage was over. She initially balked. But when a week later, she got a job offer in L.A., she took it—and had divorce papers drawn up, since her psychic must’ve been right about the marriage, too. And that’s not all. When a psychic said her sister’s marriage was in decline, she spread the rumor to her family. Only it wasn’t true—and her relationship with her sister was forever damaged. When a psychic told her to quit her job and start her own production company, she did it and refinanced her house to raise the funds. Two years later, she was bankrupt and her home was in foreclosure. Keep reading »

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