TLC has firmly established itself as the freakshow network, where Americans can gawk at people who are different, from the Duggars to Sister Wives to Extreme Couponing and My Strange Addiction. And now, on November 25, comes a one-hour special called Extreme Cougar Wives.
It looks like renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has gone all Doug Hutchison and married a teenager. His nineteen-year-old wife Vanessa Shiann Weaver was an intern in his lab, and calls herself his "protege." Their age difference: 46 years.
If you want to date your son's high school best friend, I guess that's your prerogative. But...why are you telling your story to the Daily Mail?
"Despite their disparate backgrounds, lack of mutual interests, and seemingly insurmountable gap in age, former Miss Kentucky finalist Amber Williams, 26, and multimillionaire real estate mogul Chester R. Williams II, 61, [...] somehow continue to make their marriage work." [Onion]
A piece in today's Guardian gives Madonna a big attagirl for her younger boyfriend. Ok, but at this point should Madonna be a poster child for anything but...Madonna-ness?
The recent, seeming pandemic of female teachers sleeping with male students has led some shrinks to suggest that maybe teen-lust isn't as sick as we always thought: it's the norm.