A church in Auckland, New Zealand has found a novel way of drumming up little publicity: advertisements in poor taste. St. Matthews In The City church decided to depict Mary and Joseph in bed in order to start a conversation or two. Some find it blasphemous... some find it hilarious... either way, the church knew what it was doing.
Tricia Giordano is set to graduate with a master's degree in organizational management from Ashford University in the lovely Clinton, Iowa. After her earning her diploma, the 34-year old Floridian will dash across campus, change into her wedding day finery and get her nuptials on.
Korean law enforcement bros have been busting up brothels left, right, center and behind since a statute was passed in 2004 banning sex for money as an occupation. But entrepreneurs in the field of prostitution have branched out into the usual venues (like massage parlors) and unusual ones: kissing booths.
You know how relationships are "hard?" And you more or less can't live with women (or men) AND can't live without them? Well, per BoingBoing, a man has decided to quit the old "human" romance rat race. A fella called Sal9000 isn't giving up on love, just love with things that are three-dimensional. The phenomenon of love and infatuation with animated characters is called Otaku and a dude has taken it to the extreme by marrying a video game character named Nene Anegasaki from a Nintendo DS* game called Love Plus.
It is possible for good writers produce enjoyable works of literature highlighted with comically bad sex scenes. The 17th Literary Review Bad Sex In Fiction Award is what happens, homes. This year's winner is Jonathan Littell and he's taken home the hardware for a particularly bad passage in his 2006 book The Kindly Ones. The work won France's Prix Goncourt award for excellence in literature but that didn't stop it from having some comically bad sex scenes.
Pop culture has made plenty of hay (hey hey hey) of people doing very brave things in the name of love. Damsels in distress are saved. Parents lift cars over their heads, but rarely do we see a wife doing something death-defying for her husband. That's why a Midwestern woman is our significant other of the week. She turned narc (AKA criminal informant) to take some time off of her husband's jail sentence and did she deliver.
A convict in Sicily decided he'd rather remain in prison than remain under house arrest with his wife.The man, one Santo Gambino, was put in jail for illegally dumping toxic materials and, due to overcrowded prisons in the boot-shaped nation, was later released to house arrest. Unfortunately, being released from the pokey does not make one a free man. Gambino was not home long before he trudged back to the police precinct and asked that he be re-incarcerated.
Good news, for all the single mamas in Kelantan, Malaysia: a state representative wants local legislators and magistrates to marry you. The chairwoman of the state's family and health committee thinks that dudes with good, stable jobs should up their "quota" for wives. Polygamy is legal in Malaysia for Muslim men.
Usually when a couple gets arrested on their wedding night, it involves alcohol, an absurd fight and people waking up in a jail cell. If the arrest takes place at the reception, it will generally involve the groom's old rugby buddies and/or the sister's idiot younger brother. But a Sevierville, TN couple decided, instead, to rob the chapel in which they were made man and wife.
A truck driver from DeKalb County, Georgia sought treatment for his erectile dysfunction from Boston Men's Health Center. They gave him a syringe of a proprietary compound and told him to inject his junk with the formula thrice a week. He did so and suffered complications from the get-go. The resulting priapism damaged the man's package and he won roughly $9 million. Elsewhere, a Swede blacked out from drinking and wound up with a phallus tattooed on his leg.
Ever been on a really bad first date? Sure you have. He's dismissive of your opinions. She complains non-stop. There's no spark there, whatsoever, and you're both polite enough to continue the farce through dinner, a movie and a very awkward cup of coffee. What about having the guy steal your car?
According to the New York Daily News, a Chinese company, Gigimo, has been selling a kit to fake one's virginity (retails for about $30 and could be called "priceless" in a Mastercard ad). Some conservatives in Egypt do not care for this kind of virginity chicanery, however.
A fight between former common law spouses in Pasadena, Texas took a turn for the ugly and their pets suffered the consequences. The non-couple were in an argument over the ownership of some jewelry that the man had gifted to the woman but took back after the split. The woman took her revenge on the family pets. In a burst of Zeus-ian comeuppance, she kidnapped and fried their the goldfish from his home and ate them. The man was incensed and called the police.
An autorickshaw driver (it's like a fancy pants golfcart) was hired by a 26-year old American tourist called Whitney (she sounds hot) to squire her around the city of Jaipur during a short stay. The cabbie's name is Harish Hotala and after a few days in the American woman's company, he was absolutely smitten and in love and proposed successfully to the tourist. Love at first sight... what what.
Outside of Kanye's epic scene-stealing fail, the Video Music Awards had a few other big moments. And one of them was Lady Gaga's date Kermit The Frog. It turns out that Kermit and Miss Piggy are still together and he's just friends with Lady Gaga. While Kermit has never lied to us before, something feels really off with this scenario.
According to the University At Buffalo's website, Dr. Gregory Homish has been studying the behavior and satisfaction of couples for a decade. He has come to the conclusion that couples with similar vices (alcohol and cigarettes in this case) and levels of engagement in said vices are likely to be more content with their relationship.