A fan of the Brewers named Robin held up a sign for outfielder Ryan Braun asking for his hand in marriage. Unfortunately, the former Rookie Of The Year* was not the only one to see the homemade poster complete with her actual mobile phone number. Things did not work out.
Back in the spring of 1973, some things got really weird with Major League baseball. Yankees Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson decided that they needed their lives to start going in another direction. And to jumpstart things, instead of running away from their families, they decided to swapped wives, homes and families. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck may be making a movie about it.
A woman in Brooksville, Florida unfriended her live-in boyfriend whilst in a pique about something or other. And that very umbrage came back many-fold as the live-in boyfriend confronted his lady about the unfriending and her status change to single (and, implicitly, ready to mingle). Eventually, the fracas came to such a boil that John Law was called to the feuding couple's mutual residence.
A couple in California decided that a little lung infection wasn't going to ruin their weekend wedding plans. As there were upwards of 500 guests attending from as far as away as Korea, they decided not to delay their nuptials. Instead, they went ahead with the ceremony--with the bride in the church and the groom in the hospital--via Skype. Everyone wins!
Men in the Land of the Rising Sun are losing their libidos. The story goes that 36 percent of boys ages 16 to 19 in Japan have "little to no interest" in sex. Over 80 percent of 20-year-old Japanese dudes are currently not dating anyone. And half of the two decaders have NEVER had a girlfriend (note: some writers were into their 20s before they had their first girlfriends, so let's not judge). Dig this: the young ladies are even more uninterested in sex.
Within some circles of belief, marrying a handful of ladies is commonplace. We're talking about circles containing people with mildly different sensibilities than those of your run-of-the-mill Judeo-Christian American. One Indian man has 39 wives, a boatload of kids and grandkids, and is doing it all for Jesus.
In a spot of weird news, a Kathmandu Hindu temple is outlawing PDA. Evidently, courting young lovers use the temple's grounds of canoodling and the pandits think they should take it more seriously. To whit, anyone found courting will be hit with a fine that amounts to about $7. Take that, young libertines.
Since overthrowing the Shah in 1979, the leaders of Iran have tried to oppose Western influence. This time around, they've decided that Valentine's Day is not appropriate for the Persian people. Some people want to switch it with a holiday called Mehregan but we all know that Hallmark probably won't take this sitting down.
You ever see a really tall dude and a woman of average to less-than-average height and catch yourself saying or thinking, "it must be awkward to get sexy"? Well, a pair of tall people have finally decided to take our feelings into consideration. Californians Wayne and Laurie Hallquist measure a cool 13' 4.35" between them, and the Guinness Book says they're the tallest couple on the planet.
It's rough out there, friends. Unemployment is high. Banks are taking a harder stance on foreclosures. And something else that's really crappy. But America's happiest people, swingers (don't argue with me about this), are really starting to feel the pinch too. NYC swingers clubs are getting beat up by the economy. And a woman in Illinois TRIED to beat up a cop with a sex toy over an unpaid bill. BUT not all sex toy stories are bad news. A hilarious and uplifting tale about when to say when.
A couple comprised of one Tom Freeman and one Katherine Doyle have had their world turned upside down. A little back story: in London, a homosexual couple can commit to each other in the eyes of the law and of the crown by way of civil union, whereas a heterosexual pair must have a wedding. But Doyle and Freeman would prefer a civil union to a plain Jane marriage.
You've probably heard this a million times before, but some activist judges really think it's their job to push public policy… even if they have to get their hands dirty. A judge from Intercourse, PA took it upon himself to make sure that various women were in desperate need of barrier protection from pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease, and handed them condoms inside of acorns.
Fast food has really taken a thumping in the last few decades. To the point that visiting them is either a guilty pleasure or a punchline. The king of all fast food chains has decided to take back its birthright with the McWedding. Is it a strange wedding venue or just another sign of the apocalypse?
Is a child bride slightly OK if betrothed to a child husband? In some weird news, a Syrian family has decided to lock up an engagement before the good ones are all taken. A woman in Taiwan never had that option, and had to marry herself. Strange love, indeed.
Apple's Steve Jobs said (paraphrasing!) to get an Android if you want to watch porn rather than his iPhone. And now he's taking sexting on headfirst. Apple has a product coming out of 2008 patent that will allow users (and parents!) to filter objectionable text message content. Will this really change anything for anyone? Could this have stopped Brett Favre?