What do you get when you combine celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and a backhoe? This sounds like the beginning of a raunchy riddle, but it’s totally real, and the answer may surprise you. Apparently Oliver was excavating a basement for a new restaurant in Manchester when he stumbled upon some legit buried treasure, including the predictable cache of guns, gold, and jewelry, and one not-so-predictable discovery: Joy Division and New Order master tapes. The total value of the basement loot has been estimated at £1.1 million (nearly 2 million dollars). Oliver has donated all of his findings to the treasury, so it’s unclear what will happen to the haul, but one result of this post-punk surprise is certain: Gothpocalypse! [NME]
Yee haw! An 18-year-old woman is accused of leading police on a slow-speed car chase while wearing nothing but cowboy boots.
Police in Corpus Christi, Texas, say they found Taylor Burnham in her birthday suit and boots standing between a fence and a Jeep, according to KRIS TV. After seeing the cops, police say Burnham jumped in her Jeep and took off at a whopping 30 miles per hour. Read more…
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ ad campaigns are usually an 11 on the eyeroll scale, only a point behind Axe Body Spray. Their latest ad features a woman whose body is all covered up for once, but she’s wearing a neck brace because her little boyfriend from “Portlandia” “went vegan and knocked the bottom out of” her. And we get a solid eight seconds of the camera lingering on her derriere.
While I don’t doubt that lying on your couch all day eating wings doesn’t make for good lovemaking, this PETA ad perhaps overstates the benefits of boning a vegan. Personally, every meat/dairy-abstaining dude I’ve ever boned was pale, sickly-looking and evangelical about getting me to eat raw cacao. Sexy? Not a chance. While I’m sure there are plenty of vegan/vegetarian dudes who are, heh, animals in the sack, methinks this body brace nonsense is just a tad wishful thinking. [YouTube via Yahoo]
Valentine’s Day is a weird holiday in many ways.
Although it started out as a day to honor one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, since the 1840s, it has been a manufactured holiday used to sell cards, chocolate, flowers and other romantic gifts.
But romance is in the eye of the beholder and not every person or relationship appreciates the one-size-fits-all approach to gifts of love.
Especially someone who is weird. Read more…
Are these celebrities crazy or did they really see UFOs? (Okay, yes, they’re probably all crazy anyway, but that doesn’t answer the second question: could they be weirdos who happen to be spot-on about alien spacecraft?) Read more…
Most couples book weekend getaways to get closer to their partner. But for some, a stay at a “Divorce Hotel” will finally tear them apart forever and at a bargain price! In the Netherlands, “divorce hotels” are allowing couples to arrange divorces over the course of a weekend complete with legal documentation! During the stay, couples meet with a mediator and a series of do-it-all lawyers who split assets, agree on alimony payments and arrange visitation rights for a single fixed fee. Keep reading »