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Reproduction, Us Weekly-style: Celebrity Look-a-Like Sperm Donors

August 3, 2009

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sperm_bankAt the Cryobank sperm bank in (natch) L.A., you can select a donor based on which celebrity he resembles

Online dating neophytes will sometimes get lured into a blind date with someone whose profile boasts that they bear a striking resemblance to, say, Robert Pattinson. It takes only one — okay, maybe two or three — dating disappointments before the neophyte realizes that (a) some people have a very loose definition of “resemblance”; and (b) someone who truly believes that he resembles Robert Pattinson makes a terrible date. (Unless he does, actually, resemble Robert Pattinson, in which case you might be willing to give him a pass in the personality department for the night.) Seriously, though: Anyone who thinks they’re a celeb look-a-like is probably also still convinced they’re as special as their momma always told them they were.

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Not-So-Flat Stanley

July 9, 2009

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prostitute_tombstonephoto via Hamburger Morgenpost

At first glance, this news story about a German prostitute’s tombstone being deemed “too slutty” seemed like just another one of those “Oddly Enough” stories that every paper traffics in (“Drunken Tractor Driver Leads Police on Slow Chase” et al). Until we got to the part about how the tombstone in question was designed by none other than illustrator Tomi Ungerer, best known for the classic — and brilliantly illustrated– children’s book Flat Stanley. (The book which launched a million grade-school projects.) Consider our minds blown. Apparently Ungerer was a long-time friend of Domenica Niehoff, who died earlier this year of a lung illness. Niehoff campaigned tirelessly for the rights of sex workers; thanks in large part to her advocacy work, Germany legalized prostitution in 2002. To honor her achievements, she was the first (retired) sex worker to be buried in Ohlsdorf Cemetery’s Garden of Women.

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Off for Memorial Day

May 25, 2009

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You can expect our usual Monday posts (horoscopes, dream interpretation, etc) tomorrow. Peace.


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Don’t Be Caught Dead Reading That

April 20, 2009

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You read the New York Times weekend edition cover to cover; you spice up cocktail party conversation by quoting Proust and Kant; you adore obscure indie shorts on SundanceChannel.com. You’re an intellectual who never shies away from metaphysical debates or multi-syllabic words. BUT…you’ve got a deep dark secret: you’re addicted to trashy romance novels or, worse, you read Playboy — and not for the articles! Don’t worry, your secret is safe on the commute home with Clever Covers

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