Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Page 1 Consider (06/11)

  • Just Got Lucky: It's official: Gilles Marini of "Sex and the City: The Movie" fame is officially the Diet Coke Guy of the 21st century. (Reuters)

  • Don't Worry, Be Gay: For insights into healthy marriages, social scientists are looking in an unexpected place -- the gays! A growing body of evidence shows that same-sex couples have a great deal to teach everyone else about marriage and relationships. Most studies show surprisingly few differences between committed gay couples and committed straight couples, but the differences that do emerge have shed light on the kinds of conflicts that can endanger heterosexual relationships. (NYT)

  • New York's Finest: Say what you will about 'em, but you've gotta love the men in blue. When Renaldo Clarke, the second man to climb the N.Y. Times tower on Thursday, got to the to the roof where the rescuers hauled him in, he began apologizing for creating so much commotion. Their response? "It’s OK, don’t worry, you’re crazy." The fact that Michael Olivier, who was involved in that unfortunate Sean Bell incident, can't take a bad picture to save his life only make me love the NYPD blue that much more. (AboutNY)

  • The More You Weigh, the More You Pay! Readers of The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News opened their papers Friday to see ads for a new airline called Derrie-Air, which purportedly charges passengers by the pound. (AP)

  • Just Two Girls From Little Rock: It wouldn't be an election year without Gennifer Flowers and Paula Jones, who have returned to sell tidbits of their encounters with Bill Clinton for $1.99 a, um, pop on the Internet. Funny thing is I thought Paula Jones' whole point was that she NEVER had sex with Gov. Clinton. Do I really need to pay $1.99 to hear that denial again? (AP)

  • Obama on the Nile: They nearly crucified Hillary Clinton "hinting" at it (even though she didn't), but Thomas Friedman has finally written the "Barack Obama sort of IS a Muslim" column that his advisers have been trying to prevent for over a year now. You know what, Barack Hussein Obama? It's completely OK that your dad was a Muslim. It's not only time for America to get over it (the rest of the world sure has), it's time for YOU to get over it. (Op-Ed)

  • Substitute for Love? The blogosphere is buzzing that Madonna has hired a high-price lawyer to help her ditch Guy Ritchie, with one headline screaming, "Remember When Guy Used to Look Happy?" I, for one, do not. But apparently this photo essay shows my memory is not what it used to be. (DishRag)

  • Like a Virgin: Muslim women are flocking to get hymen restoration as to not be shunned (or murdered) by the men in their lives. What a lovely way to life. (NYT)

  • Total Swinger: A good-luck gold thong and a '70s pornstache? Is Jason Giambi angling for a role on "Swingtown"? (NYT)

  • It's About Time: A lesbian couple who are both in their 80s will kick off wedding nuptials in California on Monday. (AP) I'll bet none of these lesbos will be there.

  • Weeding Out the Criminals: Yippie leader Dan Beal just got busted for money laundering. (If it was laundered, how come it wreaked of pot?) (NYT)


    Anonymous said...

    Madonna and Guy Ritchie have ZERO chemistry. Right after I heard Sean and his wife were splitting last year I immediately thought "That'll be it for Madonna and Guy then"...and Ta-Da! (OMG MADONNA + SEAN 4 EVA!)

    Anonymous said...

    Yeah, I feel kinda bad about having a major boner for Michael Olivier, but he's so hot.