We’ve all been there, brother…
Crossing all racial, cultural, and national borders is the frustration understood by men worldwide and experienced in most visceral form by a 38-year-old man in the Chinese coastal city of Suzhou who just couldn’t take it anymore.
According to witnesses the 38-year-old man leaped the equivalent seven stories to his death after repeatedly begging his girlfriend to just … stop … shopping.
Need a hug? Then Madison, Wis., is where you should head, but you better make it snappy. The gendarmes are cracking down on fee-for-service hugging, cuddling, spooning, and snuggling.
The Associated Press explains:
Wisconsin’s ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison’s boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.
Corpseman: Death did not them part.
We’ve all heard of couples who are close, but this one may have been a little too close for their own good. From the Inquisitir comes the story of a Belgium woman was so distraught over her hubby’s passing that she decided to keep his death a secret and slept alongside his badly decomposing body for an entire year.
After Harry Reid invoked the “nuclear option,” I wondered… how many appointments and nominations do Presidents typically make? How many appointments did George Washington make? How many did Woodrow Wilson make? How about Nixon? Bush? Obama?
The answer is harder to find than I thought it would be. But admittedly, I did not spend a massive time searching.
La via del tren subterraneo es peligrosa.
Forgive this departure from the usual daily grind. I am taking liberties here partly based on the excellent example set by Renee Nal yesterday. If you haven’t read her post focusing on a thoughtful birthday gift that two Romanian teens created for their mother, it’s here and I urge you to read it. Besides, if you’re looking for hard, up-to-the-minute news, I refer you to LU’s “Around the Web” section, which has a freshly minted capsule report on a rise in public masturbation in Vancouver.
Two brothers from Bucharest, Romania, Toma and Paul Alexandru, found a sweet and clever way to celebrate their mother’s 55th birthday. They took old childhood photos and recreated them, even working to duplicate gestures and clothing.
WNCN reported yesterday, Continue reading
Certain copies of the book that spawned the phrase “mommy porn” have been found to be a little more sexual then the author hoped, if by sexual you mean sexually transmitted disease (STD), as reported by the right-of-center news portal Breitbart.com on Nov. 15, 2013.
Two Belgian scientists checked out the top ten borrowed books from the city of Antwerp’s main public library in a study to determine levels of toxins and bacteria the public may be exposed to.
… No satisfaction
If thine eye offend thee…
A Chinese man frustrated over “being single,” as MailOnline delicately puts it, cut off his own penis, then, in agony, headed to a hospital where he hoped emergency personnel could undo the damage.
But that is not where 26-year-old Yang Hu’s terribly bad day ends. When he reached the hospital (by bicycle!), Yang realized that he had failed to bring his penis along with him. He rushed home, but by the time he pedaled back, doctors told him his severed member had been without blood flow for too long and that the two could no longer be reunited.
First there was Monet, whose paintings were so vague and unfinished-looking that one contemporary scornfully dismissed them “impressionist.” Then there was Matisse, whose unorthodox use of color was so brash and offensive that a critic assailed them as the work of a “wild beast,” which in French is fauve.
Is Clayton Pettet next? And if so, what abusive handle will present-day scoffers among the critics attach to his work (assuming there are scoffers)?
Silent meals at military academies supposedly builds character.
Shut up and eat — literally.
If you’re looking for idle chatter or any other kind of verbal interaction with your dining companions, eat somewhere other than Eat, a restaurant in Brooklyn’s trendy Greenpoint section. Mum’s the word once you’re at table.
So how golden is silence? How does $40 four courses of organic, locally sourced food sound (or how would it sound if you were permitted to speak)?
NFL wide receiver and self-shooting victim Plaxico Burress.
Talk about your cosmic justice! The Evansville Courier Press reports (h/t Steven Ein) that 21-year-old Arthur L. Jones committed a Plaxico Burress after shooting another man Monday night.
According to Evansville police, Jones shot Johnny E. Phillips, 26, three times near the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Delaware Street just before 9:30 p.m. (For those with an interest in anatomy, the intersection of Sixth and Delaware is located directly beneath the sternum. Rimshot!)
Even the most diehard libertarian would agree there are certain activities that should be off-limits when seated behind the wheel of a 3-ton vehicle, especially when said vehicle is barreling along the Interstate at high speeds. One is texting. Another is reading a book.
A third is suggested by a report from CBS Chicago (h/t WBBM) about a couple apparently engaged in coitus while traveling east on I-290.