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Xzibit! Paxil! Get Ready To Use These Proper Nouns In Scrabble

Hold on to your tiles, people. Scrabble has changed its rules. Starting in June, if you buy a new Scrabble board, proper nouns will officially be fair play in the classic word game. A Scrabble spokesperson explained that this is to “introduce an element of popular culture into the game.” They continued, “This is one of a number of twists and challenges included that we believe existing fans will enjoy and will also enable younger fans and families to get involved.” It’s the first change in the game’s rules since 1948. [BBC]

So what names, places, and brand names should you start playing? After the jump, a handy cheat sheet. Keep reading »

Apparently There’s A Class System For Strippers

Nicole Hughes, a former stripper for the Penthouse Executive Club, is suing for “mental anguish, emotional distress, humiliation and loss of reputation” and an undisclosed amount of money after being portrayed on a billboard as a Scores stripper. “I just felt so betrayed. How could they do all that and not tell me?” Hughes says. She claims that she signed a contract saying that she would receive $4 per photo and they would only be used in association with the Penthouse name. Her first mistake was selling her pics for $4—a really bad business decision, but I digress. The club’s management said that they were legally able to do whatever they wanted with the pics. Even though she was allegedly never paid her $4, what upset her most was that she didn’t want to be seen as that kind of stripper. She feels Penthouse has a much more reputable image than Scores. Really? Does this strike anyone else as kind of funny? A stripper is a stripper is a stripper, right? Apparently not. Keep reading »

Beware The Pig Cat!

First, there was Spider Pig. Then, there was Spider Cat. Now, there’s … Pig Cat! It’s totally cuter than Spider Pig and Spider Cat combined. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Lesbirdians? Turns Out Animals Can Be Gay, Too!

Not sure how I missed this one last week, but according to a New York Times Magazine article, animals can be gay, just like humans. The Laysan albatross, which is considered one of the most monogamous species of birds in the animal kingdom, is not always as heterosexual as scientists once believed. As it turns out, many of these lovebirds are lesbians, or … lesbirdans? (Sorry, had to.) But the albatross isn’t the only example of a homosexual creature in the animal kingdom. Various forms of same-sex sexual activity has been observed in over 450 animal species including flamingos, dolphins, bison, beetles warthogs, koalas, and orangutans. So, basically, almost any kind of animal imaginable can be gay, although it’s less common in some species than others. And scientists have been keeping this kind of under the radar. Why? Keep reading »

Today, Let’s Feel Sorry For Brenda

I saw this photo, and I was like, “Man, I feel really bad for this Brenda chick.” When I look at something like this, I wonder what the back story is. Let’s say the guy’s name is Elron. And he lives in Michiana. And he went to high school with Brenda, but he only admired her from afar, because she was sort of popular in a nerdy kind of way, and he was one of those guys who hung out behind the gym smoking cigarettes, looking angry and kicking at the dirt. One time, Brenda glanced at him, but that was it. Then, 15 years later, he was on this dating site, and he looked through what must have been 2,679 dating profiles — until, one day, he came across a special one. He clicked on it. It was Brenda. The Brenda. The love of his whole damn life. So, he sat down, and he wrote her a 5,349-word email, proclaiming his love for her, that he would die for her, that he would tattoo her name all over his body, if only she would respond and agree to marry him. He was so sure that she would respond in the affirmative that he got her name tattooed on his back, like, 100 times. When he got back home, he found out that she had blocked his profile. After that, the rest of his life pretty much sucked. That is, until, one day, he met another woman, and, get this, it turned out her name was Brenda, too, and they got married, and had kids, and everything worked out in the end. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Take Off Your Clothes (And Cover Up With Paint) For Breast Cancer

A body paint competition called Body Canvas took place recently in Australia, with proceeds from the event going to the country’s National Breast Cancer Foundation. While some of the human canvases turned out kinda scary (we can’t show you most of them since the models are in fact nude), it’s certainly an attention-grabbing way to raise money for a good cause. Keep reading »

Playboy Bunny Costumes On Sale For The First Time

Move it, Easter bunny. There’s a new bunny in town — a Playboy bunny, that is. In honor of its 50th anniversary, Playboy will sell a limited edition set of bunny costumes similar to those worn by waitresses at Playboy Clubs. The $67 bunny costumes — complete with ears and a bunny tail — are available through the website of U.K. sex toys and lingerie retailer AnnSummers.com, which promises the bunny costume “will help women exude the confidence, elegance and glamour of a true Playboy Bunny.”

Uh huh. Seriously.

I, for one, am very excited about this. I totally have my outfit now for a saucy “feminist-activist Gloria Steinem goes undercover at the Playboy Club to write a scathing exposé” role-playing session. [New York Post] Keep reading »

Blog Captures The True Terror That Is The Easter Bunny

Easter is about the fam sharing a ham, egg hunts, and apparently, according to The Chicago Tribune, scaring the crap out of your little bundle of joy. Just look at this poor kid terrified by a giant bunny, er, fur-covered human with giant teeth and big glassy eyes. On second thought, no wonder this kid is screaming, I’m right there with ya. I want my mommy! From now on, I’ll just take my bunnies chocolate or real. But at least the photos are funny. So, if you thought Santa could be sketchy, Jolly Old St. Nick has got nuthin’ on a the Easter Bunnies of doom collected on this site. [Chicago Tribune] Keep reading »

Unicorn, The Other White Meat

Have you ever seen a unicorn? If your answer is no, it’s because you’ve never been to County Meath, Ireland. Apparently, that’s where they’ve been stashing them all, specifically at Radiant Farms. The sisters who run the farm have taken “a cue from the Kobe beef industry … they massage each unicorn’s coat with Guinness daily and fatten them on a diet comprised entirely of candy corn.” Mmm, beer and candy and unicorns! Sounds like heaven! And now you can get a serving of all those sparkly vitamins for $9.99, thanks to ThinkGeek.com. If you’re nutrition conscious or a fantasy nerd, see just what they’re made of, after the jump! Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of April 2nd 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 »

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