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According to the 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits study conducted by Harris Interactive, 9% of Americans admit to using their phone to send text messages during sex. Among the 18-34 age group, that figure stands at 20%. I’m going on the record as not believing the results of this study. Until researchers can verify the results…

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I brought my daughter to the park on Sunday in hopes of spending an afternoon playing together. About four seconds after we arrived, she had introduced herself to three kids and two adults, including this introduction: “Hi, Moms. My name is Clara.” She’s so much like her mother in this regard. She spent the next…

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In a fascinating turn of events, Mormons, including many high ranking officials, have begun to leave their faith after venturing onto the Internet and discovering that “credible evidence that the church’s founder, Joseph Smith, was a polygamist and that the Book of Mormon and other scriptures were rife with historical anomalies.” They could’ve just watched…

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This is the second day in a row that I write about Pope Francis, and in a fairly positive light both times. Today, it’s just one sentence, spoken yesterday by the pope and reported in the New York Times among many other places: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has…

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Last week, a group of seventeen boys marched up and down Cardiff, Wales’s Whitchurch High School’s hallways chanting, “We want to wear shorts.” They did so while wearing skirts. In the midst of a heat wave in the United Kingdom, 15-year-old Tyrone Evelyn and his friends took drastic measures to feel more comfortable in school.…

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In an effort to be more accessible to the people, Pope Francis has forgone much of the security that the Vatican recommends and that his predecessors used with regularity, including bullet proof vehicles and large numbers of highly visible security personal. This has resulted in some tense moments for church officials, including last week’s papal…

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The New York Times reports that there are men who are having butt enhancement surgery in an effort to increase the size of their derriere. This is not fiction. It’s an actually a thing.  Apparently these men are dissatisfied with the size of their buttocks and want a larger and more shapely backside. Here’s the…

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More evidence that the 1970s were the strangest time in America: In 1970, Sesame Street’s Ernie’s signature song “Rubber Duckie” reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s absolutely inexplicable.

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Best story of the day: An iPad-wielding Australian man has been banned from his local gym after he covertly captured photos of patrons working out and posted them to Facebook to mock them. The unidentified jerk from Queensland, the second-largest state in Australia, was kicked out after 4chan and Reddit users posted screen grabs of…

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Tom Sykes of The Daily Beast reports on Kate Middleton’s busting of what he refers to as one of the last taboos of pregnancy: Kate Middleton stood up for new mums everywhere when she walked out of hospital yesterday, completely unembarrassed by her post-partum tummy. This thoroughly modern royal was apparently determined to lend a…

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