Wednesday, April 23, 2008

NEWS--veinglory

Fetish fashion goes mainstream (again, see picture). "Telling people what to do comes naturally to Gillian McKeith and now she has the look to match. The 48-year-old food guru squeezed into a PVC catsuit, complete with whip and high heels, for a photoshoot to promote her new book, The complete A-Z guide of healthy life." -- Daily Mail (personally I think see looks even sillier than Madonna did as a Dom. You have to be able to carry this look off with real conviction)

"Harlequin, the leading publisher of romance and women’s fiction, announced today that LibreDigital will now handle all of its digital book projects, including its e-books, as well as online browsing capabilities via widgets and its Browse the Book tool ... LibreDigital is the division of NewsStand that handles digital books for publishers such as HarperCollins, Bloomsbury and Hachette." -- Publishers Weekly

"Rumours of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of fellow passengers in communal taxis wearing gold rings ... Purported victims, 14 of whom were also detained by police, claimed that sorcerers simply touched them to make their genitals shrink or disappear, in what some residents said was an attempt to extort cash with the promise of a cure." Beleive it or not this is a common panic in several cultures, called "koro" and defined as a "culture bound syndrome involving perceived genitalia shrinkage". I can see the ER paranormal now, 'The Tale of the Penis Theif' -- Reuters UK

So, is this fish-on-fish bestiality?: "A fish species, which is all female, has survived for 70,000 years without reproducing sexually, experts believe ... The species, found in Texas and Mexico, interacts with males of other species to trigger its reproduction process ... 'Maybe there is still occasional sex with strangers that keeps the species alive. Future research may give us some answers.'" -- BBC Scotland

1 comment:

Linda said...

Gillian McKeith in a PVC catsuit made me want to lose my lunch. Ugh.