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A 56-Year-Old Virgin!


Last week, a retired school teacher named Deborah Parish came before the Texas Board of Education to argue for sex education in schools. “Kids are not ready to be parents, nor are they ready to have AIDS,” she said. I don’t think anyone’s ever ready to have AIDS, but that’s besides the point. “I don’t think any of these people know you can have sexual satisfaction without taking your clothes off,” she said. “OK, embarrassment, I’m 56 years old and I’m a virgin … technically.” A few minutes later, Deborah was interrupted and told that she had arrived to the hearing a day late for that particular topic. The Board was currently discussing physical education and alcohol awareness. [Gawker] — Awwwwkard. Keep reading »

Condom Ads Suggest You Rub One Out

This is another one of those ads that I just can’t figure out. It’s for condoms, apparently. Or a condom shop? I’m confused. And there’s something in there about rubbing one out, from what I gather. I Believe in Advertising‘s explanation doesn’t exactly help either: “Metaphor of the condoms like rubber gum and his utilization ‘to erase’ evidences.” HUH? WHAT? Totally confused. Maybe, if you use condoms, there will be no traces of … something … bad? I don’t know! Practice safe sex. That’s all I can figure out. Maybe one of you can explain it to me? [I Believe in Advertising] Keep reading »

What’s Your Most Bizarre Fear?

Almost everyone suffers from some kind of phobia. The most common ones? Fear of spiders (Arachnophobia), heights (Acrophobia), enclosed spaces (Claustrophobia), even clowns (Coulrophobia). But have you ever heard of Genuphobia? Yeah, me neither. But 25-year-old-Brit Sarah Lister knows waaay too much about this condition—it’s a crippling fear of knees. When she experiences the merest sight or the gentlest touch of anyone’s kneecaps, Sarah goes from peaced out to passed out in five seconds. Kneecaps send her into a dizzying panic, leaving her flustered, angry and sweating profusely. This crazy fear makes the average day at the beach or summer night out to see her fiancé play football a total nightmare. She fears that her Genuphobia could ruin her upcoming wedding and she is determined to tame her kneecap nightmare with a strict regimen of hypnotherapy. [Daily Mail]

Now would probably be a good time to admit that I have my own really bizarro phobia … a fear of fireworks. Keep reading »

A Lottery Winner’s Dream: Women Wrestling In Not Much Clothing


Here’s more proof that people who can’t order a beer shouldn’t be able to win the lottery. Three years ago, Jay Vargas became the youngest Powerball winner in history and banked $17 million smackeroos at age 19. The South Carolina native swore he’d use the money wisely. “I [don't] have the temptation to go out and buy 15 cars or 50 houses, or a big mansion with 50-plus rooms,” he said. No, he wanted to use the money for good. To follow a dream. So he packed up, moved to Florida and founded Wrestilicious, a wrestling league for scantily-clad women. So far, Jay has shot the promo above and made a pilot episode. Now all he needs is a network to pick it up. I hope it works out, ’cause I want to see who’d win—Draculator or Malibu McKenzie. [Asylum] Keep reading »

Woman Wears Sign To Atone For Cheating

Jess Duttry, a 19-year-old in Ohio, cheated on her fiancé and when she came clean about it, he instantly broke it off and demanded the ring back. But Jess wasn’t about to let him go that easily. Over the weekend, she stood in a supermarket parking lot, wearing a signboard sandwiched around her that read on the front, “I cheated. Honk if I deserve a second chance.” On the back it said: “I honestly love him.” (This sounds familiar.) While this move gets an “A” for effort and a “C” for creativity, I’m kinda guessing her dude couldn’t have been too happy to have her indiscretion announced to the entire town outside the local Stop N’ Shop. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done to get a significant other to take you back when you hardcore messed up? Did it work? [AOL News] Keep reading »

3-D TVs Coming To Your Home By … Next Year

Just when I’ve finally figured out what each and every button on my flatscreen TV’s remote control does, electronics companies are ready to sell me the next must-have boob tube incarnation: 3-D TV. Both Sony and Panasonic have announced that they will be releasing 3-D TVs in 2010, and Mitsubishi and JVC are working on them too. Yes, these new sets will involve wearing goofy 3-D glasses and lord knows what they’ll cost, but does this pique your interest? [CNN] Keep reading »

Syphilis Test Gets North Carolinians Walmart Or McDonald’s Gift Cards

Rates of syphilis in Forsyth, NC have tripled in one year, so health officials there have come up with a novel idea to entice people to get tested. Folks who undergo testing are awarded with a $10 gift card to either Walmart or McDonald’s. Now, I know people need some kind of incentive to get tested, but can’t we think of a better idea than trading syphilis for diabetes, heart disease, and high cholesterol? The Walmart card could be beneficial, but I wonder how the corporation feels about being used to lure potential syphilis sufferers. At least the gift card provides a silver lining if a person tests positive. [F-Listed] Keep reading »

Exclusive! The Creator Of Hot Chicks Picking Up Dog Poo And Hot Chicks With Dogs With Boners Speaks!

Recently, we here at The Frisky came across two unusual websites that got our attention. What were they? Hot Chicks Picking up Dog S**t and Hot Chicks with Dogs with Boners. So, What’s up with the babes and dog doo? we considered. Who wants to look at pictures of cute girls posing with turned-on pugs? we wanted to know. What was this all about? Then, seemingly out of nowhere, a mysterious email arrived in our in-box. And lo and behold! It was from one of the two minds behind what are surely the most important websites of our time — or, you know, the month of September. After the jump, their secret identities revealed and the fascinating story behind what could become a dog poop and canine boners empire. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: John Stamos Is The Life Of The Arty

Restaurant Tratorria Dopo Teatro in Manhattan has started a Wall Of Fame for celebrity art. And their first honoree to be hung is Uncle Jesse John Stamos, of course! Painted by Jim Warren, the portrait is a collage of The Stamos’ most classic moments. Who do you think they should immortalize next? [via Grub Street]

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“Pimp Your Vocab” Book Teaches British Parents About Teenglish

I learned two things from Pimp Your Vocab by Lucy Tobin, a book that attempts to decipher British kids’ “Teenglish.” Numbero uno: no matter how hard adults try to pin down and define teenage slang, they always end up sounding hopelessly out of touch and weird. I mean, really, peeps felt the need to include “cool beans” in this volume!? Isn’t that from, like, forevs ago? Also, when you define “woop woop” as “noise made to denote happiness,” well, we can’t help but laugh. BTW, British kids have some very, very odd slang. Apparently, in England “blud” means friend and “soz” is sorry. After the jump, check out some other vocab that I’m really glad hasn’t reached the States. Keep reading »

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