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We’re Going To The Chapel And We’re Gonna Get Arrested

We have a new duo to crown with the Stupidest Couple Award. Brian Dykes and Mindy McGhee got hitched at the Angel’s View Wedding Chapel in Tennessee. A few hours later, after closing time, they returned and robbed the place. An employee spotted them making off with the chapel’s cash box and recognized them from their wedding photo. They called the police, and the newlyweds were arrested at Denny’s a few hours later. (Because who needs a honeymoon when you can get a Grand Slam Breakfast?) “They look exactly the same in their mug shots,” opined Joyce Whaley, the chapel’s owner. [Lemondrop] Keep reading »

Bride Barters Her Way To Her Dream Wedding

Kerry Coryell wanted a nice wedding, but she and fiancé Kurt VanDerLinde couldn’t afford the costly photographer, limo, DJ, and all the other expenses that are part of a fancy ceremony and reception. But it was her dream! So, Coryell put an ad on Craigslist offering to barter for goods and services she couldn’t afford. Since she had done this before (instead of paying money for $8,000 worth of dental work), she figured it was worth a try. Here’s an excerpt from her ad:

“I am not at all superficial and my clothes usually come from garage sales. I never ask for anything for myself … but this day … just this one day, I want it to be mine, without limits, without settling. I hope you can help me.”

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Did A BJ Cause A Car Crash?

Australian tavern worker, Allyson White, was sitting in the passenger seat of a truck driven by an unnamed, unlicensed driver when it crashed in the hysterically named town of Humpty Doo. Now, the Australian media is reporting that White may have been partly responsible. Police are suspicious that she was giving the driver a BJ, distracting him enough to cause the crash. But White vehemently denies this. “It may have looked bad when police first arrived as my girls were hanging out all over the place. I also had a $5 note wedged between my boobs so they probably just assumed I was a sex worker or something and he’d already paid me,” she said, before showing a journalist the seat belt burn mark across her chest, which she suffered in the accident. “Fair enough he shouldn’t have been driving but I didn’t realize he was drunk and would never have got in the car if I did.” I think we’ve all learned an important lesson from this—no getting in cars with drunk dudes and no on-the-road hummers. We all remember a similar scene in “Parenthood,” no? [Northern Territory News] Keep reading »

What Not To Wear On Halloween If You’re A Guy

The Sexist has created another one of her hilarious roundups of the most horrifyingly awful, supposedly sexy Halloween costumes. This time, she takes on pseudo-sexy costumes for dudes, and they’re a real horror. (The worst of the “sexy” costumes for women is here.) While Sexy Pirate with a Big Sword and Sexy Cop in a Pair of Ridiculous Hotpants are strong contenders for the best of the worst, my favorite is the fireman you see here. He’s so much more than a fake tan male model with washboard abs in a bad fireman suit. He’s a guy with a rubber hose in his pants who wants to put out the fire in your burning loins. No problem doing that, dork. [The Sexist] Keep reading »

“No Toilet, No Bride” Campaign Gives Power To Indian Women

The “No Toilet, No Bride” campaign began in India about two years ago and gives women the right to refuse a suitor unless he promises to furnish their future home with a toilet. It’s unfathomable here in the U.S. to think of a toilet as a bargaining chip, but consider that about 665 million people in India don’t have access to latrines. They have to squat in fields to do their business. And those who do have access to a community latrine are regularly under the gaze of prying eyes and suffer urinary tract infections and kidney and liver problems. A lack of proper sanitation in the fields and communal toilets also contributes to the spread of diarrhea, typhoid, and malaria. Keep reading »

An NYU Student Who Pays Her Tuition By Making Pornos

Porn star Lorelei Lee, who took her stage name from Marilyn Monroe’s iconic bombshell in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” has been nominated for three Adult Video News Awards. But don’t underestimate her—she’s a serious smartie who is getting a master’s degree from NYU’s coveted creative writing program and has published short stories in $pread magazine and the Denver Quarterly. Still, she’s not your typical movie-of-the-week character who strips or hooks to pay her way through school. Interestingly, her porn career barely covers the bills from the bursar’s office. Her daily rate on a film is $1,400, and she estimates that her earnings from porn are somewhere around $30,000 to $60,000 a year. We say that the porn diva should study screenwriting, so maybe she can pick up some additional money by penning some of her movies. If so, I hope we can look forward to more plot-driven dialogue in our skin flicks. And to heroes beyond the pizza delivery boy. [Gothamist] Keep reading »

“No Toilet, No Bride” Campaign Gives Power To Indian Women

The “No Toilet, No Bride” campaign began in India about two years ago and gives women the right to refuse a suitor unless he promises to furnish their future home with a toilet or latrine. It’s unfathomable here in the U.S. to think of a toilet as a bargaining chip, but consider that about 665 million people in India don’t have access to latrines — they have to squat in fields to do their business. And those that do have access to a community latrine are regularly under the gaze of prying eyes and suffer urinary tract infections and kidney and liver problems. A lack of proper sanitation in the fields and the communal toilets also contributes to the spread of diarrhea, typhoid, and malaria. As “No Toilet, No Bride” spreads across India’s rural areas, women are able to be more exclusive when choosing a potential husband because the practice of aborting female fetuses in favor of male ones has caused more eligible bachelors than potential brides. The women and their parents can, therefore, be more selective when making a match. But as more toilets are being built in India, one class of women are losing their jobs. Women in the untouchables caste, the lowest in India’s social order, often found jobs cleaning human waste by waste. Now, they’ll have to find other means of supporting themselves. [The Washington Post via Impact Lab] Keep reading »

Lady Journalist Contemplates Putting Mints In Vagina In Name Of Journalism

When male journalists go deep, they go to Iraq. When female journalists go deep, they put a “vagina mint” in their hoo-ha. Since we here at The Frisky are ahead of the curve on all things vagina-related, we told you about Linger vagina mints way back in August. They’re like Altoids for your vagina. We didn’t try the product ourselves, because our cooters are fresh like that, but we did ask some dudes what they thought of the idea. Mostly, their responses were, like, “Ew, gross.” Over at Mother Jones, writer Jen Phillips got herself a tin of vagina Altoids and almost took the product for a test-drive. Then she read the box, which says they’re “for novelty use only.” So, wary of a yeast infection, she decided not to Linger. That’s gonzo journalism for you? [Mother Jones] Keep reading »

Quickies: The D.C. Sniper’s Intended Target Is Revealed & R. Kelly Can’t Read

  • Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of D.C. sniper John Muhammad, has written about her mentally and emotionally abusive relationship with him in Scared Silent. She says she was the intended target of his bloody rampage. [Lemondrop]
  • Courtney Love has ditched her Twitter account just like Miley Cyrus. Love’s account was allegedly shut down after she made a series of inflammatory tweets calling fashion designer Dawn Simorangkir a “nasty lying hosebag thief.” [PopEater] — No worries. Daughter Frances Bean Cobain will keep up with the hilarious hate comments.

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Woman Jumped For Crappy Karaoke Singing

I have listened to some pretty bad karaoke performances in my lifetime. Some have left me feeling disappointed; others have inspired me to stuff a napkin in my ear to dull the sound, but never have I felt like inflicting bodily harm on the performer. Apparently, that isn’t the case for everyone. A 25-year-old Connecticut woman was jumped and beaten by six ladies because they didn’t like the way she sang a Spanish song at karaoke night at Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe in Stamford. The feral women knocked the singer down, punched her, and pulled her hair, leaving her with multiple bruises and a chipped tooth. The women—all under the legal drinking age, natch—were arraigned on assault charges. C’mon gals, you’re supposed to throw tomatoes at bad performers, not fists! Or, better yet, you could always just—I dunno—leave the bar? [NY Post] Keep reading »

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