Theory: Mitt Romney Brainwashed Himself

This video of Mitt Romney flipping out on a Des Moines radio host in 2007 has gone viral-ish. While Romney's insistence on a set of beliefs that many Americans (who believe in just as strange, albeit more popular things) would interpret as bizarre is unsettling, what's strangest about the video is how this 2007… » 11/06/12 4:00pm 11/06/12 4:00pm

Who Is Mitt Romney's Pop Culture Twin?

According to German folklore, doppelgängers are sort of like evil twins, spiritual negatives who look identical to living people but who are actual paranormal presences who walk the earth causing rambunction. Since he lumbered onto the national scene in 2008, I've struggled to determine where I've seen Mitt Romney's… » 9/10/12 6:00pm 9/10/12 6:00pm

Headdesk-y Miss USA Contestant Can't Name a Positive Female Role Model

Wanna hear something bananas? A contestant at this weekend's Miss USA Pageant (A.K.A. The Susan B. Anthony Consortium for High-Minded Ladies) was asked a question about positive depictions of women in pop culture and ended up saying something dumb. Can we continue or was your computer totally ruined by your surprised… » 6/04/12 3:50pm 6/04/12 3:50pm

State Department Kids Treated to Educational Lecture About Hookers

The Secret Service's failure to be serviced in secret is now the hottest topic in DC area elementary schools after yesterday's ill-advised Take Your Child to Work Day at the US State Department. The State Department just so happens to be investigating a certain Secret Service for having certain sex with certain… » 4/27/12 4:20pm 4/27/12 4:20pm

Molly Ringwald Tells Reddit Secret of Youth is 'Blood of Kristen…

Reddit, the internet's sometimes lovable, often exasperating socially awkward child prodigy of a brother, occasionally invites celebrities (and meme subjects) to answer questions from the site's commentariat. Last night, former Brat Packer and current grown up actress Molly Ringwald offered herself as an interview… » 4/26/12 3:10pm 4/26/12 3:10pm

Pageant Mom Defends Dressing 3-Year-Old As Pretty Woman Prostitute

Wendy Dickey, the mom whose 3-year-old daughter wore a hooker getup for a Pretty Woman routine on Toddlers & Tiaras, defended her costume choices to TMZ, saying the child-size sex worker ensemble is "less revealing than gymnastics wear and swimsuits," and "a lot less harmful." Earlier, we pointed out that she could… » 9/08/11 10:35am 9/08/11 10:35am

British Professor: Prostitution Is Not All Bubble Baths And Bordellos

In Montana, former cathouses and bordellos are now tourist attractions, where, according to the Economist, Big Sky Country enthusiasts can dream of the notorious Madam Ida, who "distributed gilt neckties to favoured customers." (No doubt against a backdrop of crushed red velvet and giant, filigree mirrors.) Americans… » 2/29/08 3:00pm 2/29/08 3:00pm

Sales Clerks At Fancy Stores: What Is Up Their Butts Anyway?

Americans are purchasing luxury goods at the lowest rate in three whole years, and luxury goods stores are fighting back with a sophisticated new method to determine whether customers are enjoying their shopping experiences, reports today's Wall Street Journal. The method is called "facial coding," and it involves… » 11/01/07 4:30pm 11/01/07 4:30pm