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Psychic Or Psycho? Clairvoyant Claims She Was Beat Up By Rivals

Thirty-five-year old Connecticut woman Janet Lee, aka “the foremost psychic in New England,” called the police in July to report that she was attacked outside her Greenwich office. So who dunnit? Lee claimed it was a gang of rival psychics. What, is there like a psychic mafia? I wonder what the motive could possibly be: “She sees more dead people than we do … let’s beat her up!” The gang of psychics allegedly left threatening messages on her phone before they came to “get” Lee. Only one thing stood in the way of their capture — Lee didn’t quite seem to know their names. Wait … I thought she was psychic? Is this story sounding a wee bit far-fetched to anyone else? After a thorough investigation, police have deemed it crazytown and are now charging Lee for falsely reporting a crime. Police think she may have been beaten up by someone she knows. Or better yet … maybe it was a ghost? [AOL] Keep reading »

When Naming A Company, Make Sure The Initials Aren’t TIT

The Wisconsin Tourism Federation has recently made a very big decision. Rather than stick with the acronym “WTF” and continue to be made fun of by sites like Boing Boing and Language Log, they’ve done a little switcheroo. They are now the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin, or “TFW.” Here are some other organizations with laughable acronyms that might want to consider doing the same.
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Stripper With A Taser Gun Is On the Run!


For those fascinated with stripper-on-stripper violence, have we got a story for you. Well, technically, it’s stripper-on-cocktail waitress violence. Anyway, at Cabaret North, a topless club in Fort Worth, Texas, exotic dancer Kathleen Bennett got in an argument with waitress Jennifer McReynolds. As they exchanged words, a manager fired Bennett. A few minutes later, Bennett was caught on tape tasering McReynolds. McReynolds apparently followed her as she fled the club, so Bennett tasered her again. Police are still looking for Bennett. Note to self: the next time I feel the urge to fight a woman with weapon-length nails—just let her win. A taser to the face evidently causes a black eye. [DListed] Keep reading »

Is Being A Female Bank Robber A Feminist Act?

In the past week, six banks in New England were robbed. A woman in a hoodie would stroll up to a teller and either pass them a note or tell them that she had a bomb. Sometimes she’d ask for a large amount of money, sometimes just $1000. In none of the robberies did she actually produce a bomb. Yesterday, Connecticut police finally caught up to this robber, 34-year-old Heather Brown. Brown is pretty unique because only 6.2 percent of bank robbers in the U.S. are women. Though that number has swelled from 4.9 percent in 2002. So, is she doing this as a feminist act? Because of Brown’s gender and the small sums of money she generally took, people are pretty fascinated by her. One internet rumor has it that Brown was giving away the money she stole to the poor. If she’s a modern Robin Hood, I think I smell a little bit of a girl crush coming on. Well, maybe not in that hoodie. [CNN] Keep reading »

Ms. Olympia Isn’t Worth As Much As Mr. Olympia

I was in Las Vegas for Joe Weider’s Olympia Weekend 2009, and male and female bodybuilders competed for the titles of Mr. and Ms. Olympia. While I can’t understand why any woman would want to tone her body to such an extreme level, I’ll be the first to admit that these women’s bodies looked wicked sick (and I mean that in a favorable way), especially since the female body isn’t supposed to be this muscular. I can’t even fathom how many hours they must spend weightlifting, consuming supplements, and exercising to get their bodies into competitive shape. I was really surprised, however, to learn that despite working as hard as the male competitors (or maybe even harder because the female form isn’t meant to be this built), Ms. Olympia is awarded a significantly less amount of prize money than Mr. Olympia. Keep reading »

Robbers Steal $400K Worth Of Underwear And Pantyhose

Last week in an intricately planned heist, thieves stole about $400,000 worth of underwear, tights, garters, stockings, and shoes from a truck making deliveries to the chain store Next. How? They cut open the sides of the parked vehicle. The Leicestershire Police have no leads, and only know that the robbery occurred between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. Given the sheer quantity of items stolen, they believe that there was probably more than one thief and that a vehicle was used to move the goods. In an effort to gather information, cops have asked people to “keep a lookout for anyone selling the items described” or to contact them “if you know someone who has acquired items similar to those we described … and you are suspicious of how they obtained them.” Basically, the po po has absolutely no idea who stole this stuff and are totally screwed unless someone walks by sporting it all at once. What we want to know is, why are these people wasting their time robbing pantyhose trucks? With those cop-confounding skills, they could be robbing banks. Perhaps they’re gathering pantyhose disguises for the largest bank robbery ever? [Metro] Keep reading »

Ex From Hell: Pilot Stalks Former Girlfriend Via Plane


A California pilot has been arrested for flying his airplane repeatedly over his ex-girlfriend’s house. The 51-year-old guy, who was previously served with a restraining order for his sky-high stalking, angered residents by continuing to fly low over her town multiple times per day. This wacko dude also dropped fliers that said super mean things about his estranged lover and even contained racial slurs. Officials think the pilot has been using his plane to harass his ex for about a year now. We say it’s time for him to get some serious therapy, and his pilot’s license revoked. [CNN] Keep reading »

Quickies: Huge Friggin’ Baby Born In Indonesia

  • A 19-pound baby was born in Indonesia. So glad it did not pop out of my vagina. [Babble]
  • Justin Timberlake has been cast as Facebook founding president Sean Parker in the movie about the making of the social networking site. [Gawker]
  • 10 Spanking Tips. Do I really need to say anything more? [Em & Lo]

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New Favorite Website: The Museum Of Kitsch


Allee Willis’ bio calls her a one-woman creative think tank, and I have to agree. She won a Grammy for the song “Beverly Hills Cop,” and also wrote the theme for “Friends.” Her newest endeavor is pretty awesome. It’s an online Museum of Kitsch, so there are no tickets required or field trips or keeping hands to myself. New kitsch is photographed and uploaded daily to the site in categories such as “Disco,” “Empowerment,” “Food,” “Toys,” “Parties” and “Hippies.” Any half-enthusiastic pop anthropologist could die happy in here. Keep reading »

Show Your Lefty Love!

Holla, Barack Obama! If you’ve got lefty pride, wave your south paw in the air! Seriously, I am one proud lefty. Since I was little, I always thought of being left-handed as something that made me unique and special. I love that look of unwarranted admiration I receive when someone first discovers I’m a lefty. “Oh! I didn’t know you were left-handed,” they’ll say. “Yup! Born that way,” I reply smugly. Sure … sitting at dinner tables is a complex process and don’t even get me started about the blatant disrespect in regards to the lack of scissors, notebooks, and school desks for our kind. Thankfully, the days of lefties being freaks are over. In fact, it seems like scientists are obsessed with finding out more about us proud few—they’re constantly doing studies to find out what makes us so freaking cool. After the jump, some things studies have shown about south paws. Keep reading »

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