Flight attendants and Maine women protest by going shirtless.
What happens when life serves you lemons? You take matters into your own hands. Which is how it came to be that flight attendants for the now-defunct Air Comet have decided to try to recoup back pay by getting naked for a calendar. Following their lead, women in Portland, Maine rcently decided to protest society's taciturn relationship with female toplessness.
What would you do with a 6-month post-wedding vacation?
An Irish travel agency, RunawayBrideAndGroom.com, is looking for one lucky couple to spend six months checking out honeymoon locales in Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. In addition to the months of pampering, obliviousness to the future hardships and absurd amounts of sex, the couple will also pocket a cool $27K while on this vacation.
Some in Tampa find mobile strippers offensive. But others think they're pretty righteous.
The gentleman's club Déjà Vu decided to pump a little public interest their way by engaging in a some Marketing 101. The company has a large vehicle featuring see-through sides, a pole and young ladies clad in only bikinis, presumably gyrating for onlookers.
Sometimes sexual harassment and great health care butt heads.
Evidently, many Dutch patients feel that some level of sexual gratification ought to be included in their hospital care, since sexual harassment seems to be gaining popularity with among some invalids. And who's to argue with that logic? Dutch nurses, that's who. The nurse's union, RU91, wants the government and the people of the Netherlands to know that patients should keep their hands and their propositions to themselves with their "I Draw The Line Here" campaign.
When traveling to the United Arab Emirates PLEASE remember local customs or go to jail.
Dubai, the crown jewel of the UAE, has an interesting relationship with the tourists and the ex-pats fueling its economy. When you come for the tax-free living, you still have to pay attention to their social mores. Thing like boozing, sex and even heavy petting in public are likely to get you tossed in the clink. A couple recently found that out the hard way.
The story of Rapunzel retold, but with Germans and a less-than-happy ending.
A young German tried to get his Rapunzel on and spent the night in the slammer like MC Hammer. He climbed up to his girlfriend's second-story window, but she was so spooked she called the police and they arrested the man. Though the mix-up was explained, the man's outstanding warrant was not so easily assuaged.
People continue to set the bar high with their creative marriage proposals.
A man from the island of Great Britain decided to improve the film Avatar by adding a little emotion to it. The fellow ducked away from the previews or some such and the screen rolled with a video of him singing a Lou Reed standard. When the song ended, he popped the question and the audience ended up being friends and family, rather than the only 50 English-speaking people who had not seen Avatar.
Starting a honeymoon in a hospital or a jailhouse is not fun.
Most women have it pretty easy on their wedding day. The months of planning, dieting, haggling, bargaining with God and breath-holding (sorta) move into the rearview mirror if everyone does their damned job and manages to stow their petty bullsh. Occasionally, a woman will pitch an extra level of difficulty into the miasma of wedding day mayhem. One woman starts her honeymoon by having a baby, and another kicks things off from a jailhouse.
Some parents in Indiana are not happy with a matchmaking fund-raiser for teens.
Dating and romantic relationships are really important, yet most people are only so-so at them. Learning things like etiquette, fork usage and the rules regarding when (and when not) to call shouldn't be things people learn by humiliating trial and error. And let's not even get started on how unreasonable it is to expect most youngsters to simply say "sounds fair" when you tell them that having sex is dangerous and they should avoid it at all costs until marriage. But one thing we can do is avoid exposing kids to the mindfark that is matchmaking too early. Indiana parents agree.