In the world of Facebook and Twitter, it’s beginning to feel like not much is sacred or private. On Tuesday, Sara Williams, wife of Twitter CEO Evan Williams, pushed the boundaries of discretion even further, when she tweeted about being in labor … while it was happening. She told her 14,000-plus followers when her water broke, when her contractions got painful, and when she got her epidural. And she’s not alone. Some women find it necessary to dish the deets of childbirth live via Twitter, including Erykah Badu. Keep reading »
For those of you who worry about wasting water while taking a shower, designer Jun Yasumoto has a solution for you. The Phyto-Purification bathroom is more like an ecosystem than a place to wash up. It’s super earth-friendly. The water from the shower and sink flows into a base, where it’s filtered, and then reused. In other words, this green bathroom recycles your water. The plants get H2O, and you get to live out your fantasy of showering outdoors. [Jun Yasumoto] Keep reading »
If you read our Condom Commandments, you know why you should use condoms. But let’s not discount the miraculous reasons to use rubbers. You may receive a religious message! One unsuspecting dude pulled off his jimmy to discover the Virgin Mary’s likeness crafted from the fruit of his loins. Check it out here. I wonder if this will encourage the Catholic Church to change their stance on birth control? More importantly, I wonder what he did with the condom? If he saved it, that’s gross. But if he threw it away, that’s blasphemous. Keep reading »
The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has approved and registered the Australian Sex Party. The party has some 3,000 members and was founded by Colin Edwards, a sex shop owner and vice president of Australia’s national adult entertainment association. Eventually, Edwards plans to run for political office on the Sex Party ticket. Talk about sleeping your way to the top. [ABC] Keep reading »
Did you know that the zip code 90210 actually covers a section of Los Angeles, not Beverly Hills? Yeah, we didn’t either, but it turns out the actual zip codes for Beverly Hills proper are 90211 and 90212. This confuses the Los Angeles police and fire departments. The power of ’90s television nostalgia is so strong that when they’d get a call from a 90210 zip code, they’d ignore it because they thought it was the Beverly Hills department’s responsibility. Beverly Hills city councilman John Mirisch tried to make things simpler for everyone and proposed that the community switch their 90210 zip code. Residents said: “Hell no!” They voted four-to-one against it. I wonder if the protest was as big as when West Beverly’s principal said Donna Martin couldn’t walk at graduation because she was caught drinking at prom. “Donna Martin Graduates!” [LA Times] Keep reading »
Admit it: When you go on a date with a cute guy, you don’t order a big, greasy quarter-pounder and a giant plate of fries, even if you really, really want to. A Canadian study has confirmed what we all know to be sad but true: Women eat smaller meals with fewer calories when dudes are around. Even chicks who chow down amidst both genders tend to go towards the lower end of the calorie scale. Basically, the more guys present, the fewer calories a woman consumes. Keep reading »
In June, 60-year-old grandpa John Moyer visited Walt Disney World. He was hanging in Toontown when he ran into Minnie Mouse. As he took a photo with her, he reached up and gave her fake-mouse boobs a little squeeze. Just for good measure, he patted her on the butt. The grandkids were watching. The woman playing Minnie complained to her boss, who had Moyer arrested, according to Click Orlando. This week, he went on trial and was just sentenced to two days in jail, 180 days probation, and 50 hours of community service — all of which he must do before he can head home to Pennsylvania.
The best part of this whole story? The courtroom exchanges. Keep reading »