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The Beardiest of Them All: World Beard & Moustache Championships

America has bred some odd competitions. One of the weirdest competitions we've found thus far, and felt the compelling need to share with you is the World Beard & Moustache Championships, an “international sport of bearding” competition that brings together those with the craziest beards every two years.

Prepare to be amazed by watching the below video of the 1991 Beard and Moustache Championship in Tacoma, Washington.

Thanks, Neatorama for digging up this gem of a video to show off America's infinite talents for creating rare beard beauties.

Listen and watch the reaction of the judges as they see the wondrous beard architecture of contestant, Dean Beacon who has managed to achieve the kind of facial hair greatness that would make the likes of Paul Bunyan cry.

We won't spoil the video with a description of what he created. Just watch. Trust us. Just watch.


Going for the Advertising Jugular: Ashton Kutcher's Battle with The Village Voice

Ashton Kutcher might be known as actor, prankster, and current replacement to Charlie Sheen on the television show, "Two and a Half Men."

But he’s also something else: a political activist. He and famed wife Demi Moore started the Demi and Ashton Foundation (DNA) that works to fight against human trafficking. And now Kutcher is in a twitter fight with the weekly newspaper, Village Voice.

The Village Voice recently mocked Kutcher’s anti-slavery efforts on their front cover. They accused him of building up the hype over sexual slavery with his “Real Men Don't Buy Girls” internet ad campaign that attempts to educate the public on child sex slavery.

Apparently, Kutcher saw the parody as fighting words, and took his battle to the mighty, Twitter. Sharp barbs were traded by both parties involved, and frankly, it's worth a visit to each party's Twitter account just to check out the newest one-ups.

Kutcher has attacked the newspaper where it hurts--their advertisers. In a recent tweet, he writes directly to an advertiser of the Village Voice:

"Hey @AmericanAir, are you aware that you are advertising on a site that supports the Sale of Human Beings (slavery)?."

Kutcher also tweeted earlier last week to the Village Voice whose classified site, backpage.com, ironically has been linked to a sex trade scandal:

"hey @villagevoice hows the lawsuit from the 15 year old victim who alleges you helped enslave them going?"

"speaking of data, maybe you can help me... How much $ did you[r] ‘escorts’ in you classifieds on backpage make last year?"

And the tweets keep coming.

According to Kutcher's twitter account, The Village Voice has already lost a few advertisers due to the actor's tweets.


James Franco Commemorates Actor Brad Renfro With Switchblades

In the latest James Franco project, the actor is selling a switchblade to commemorate his friend Brad Renfro, who passed away in 2008 due to a drug overdose.

Renfro is best known for his work in films like The Client and Tom and Huck, and co-starred with Franco in the 2002 film, Deuces Wild. The switchblade commemorated their time on the film, which was based in the 1950s, where the characters used switchblades.

The switchblade is engraved with the phrase, “BRAD RENFRO FOREVER.”

Franco collaborated with both LATAMA Italian cutlery and San Francisco-based Moon Editions, an engraving and printing company to produce the commemorative knife.

Those who had preordered the switchblade before June 23rd were able to purchase it at the reduced price of $100. In addition, Franco has autographed 100 switchblades to be sold. The knives are available for purchase at The Thing Quarterly.


Are You Still Eating Your Bras? Good, Because So is She.

TLC, Bravo and MTV never get tired of competing for who can have the most trainwrecks produced by their reality machines.

The prize goes to TLC, who just upped the ante with the debut of "Where Are They Now?", a show which tracks down subjects from previous seasons of  "My Strange Addiction" to see if they still have their strange and sometimes shocking addictions POST-reality TV.

Is the girl who eats couch cushions, still chowing down on her furniture?

How about the real life "Lars" from “Lars and the Real Girl”?  Did he get a doll divorce, or is he still loving every bit of plastic from his real life doll wife?

Or, how about the girl who sleeps with her blow dryer, while on?  Did she burn down her house yet?

You’re soon to find out.

Check out the video below to see the famous bra eater, the woman who eats toilet paper, the guy who loves his doll maybe a little too much, and other people who will make you feel better about yourself.


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IDating: Apple to Make App for Dating and Mating

There's an app for ordering food and there's an app for cashing in checks. There's even an app for confession, so you don't have to get off your lazy sinful ass to go to church.

Now, I present to you, the next logical step in this app progression: iDating.

What is iDating? Well, those geniuses at Apple have just patented ANOTHER app which would follow in the steps of technology for social media networking. Quintessentially, Apple has joined the likes of Match.com and eHarmony to create a dating service.

Here's how it works: Similar to other dating sites, users input their demographic information and other common interests that they would like to share with other singles into the app. However, the brilliance of the app is in its spontaneity--those who subscribe to the app on their iPhones will see instantly who around them have the same interest.

And presto, you've got yourself an icebreaker! No need for a wingman. Birds and the bees can be cyberfied, after all!

The problem is, you'll have to muster up the courage to talk to a random stranger who happens to like the Black Eyed Peas as much as you do.

But hey, apps can't do everything for you.


Study: Facebook Not a Total Social Wasteland

Remember the movie Funny People in which Adam Sandler played a standup comic that performed for Myspace?

And remember, how during that performance, Sandler made a joke about the “more friends you have on Myspace, the less friends you have in real life?

Hilarious, right?

Although this theory might prove true for Myspace, according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project, the opposite may be true for Facebook Users.

Last year, the Pew Internet and American Life Project conducted a study of 2,255 adults to “examine social networking sites” and explore “overall social networks and how use of these technologies is related to trust, tolerance, social support, and community and political engagement.”

How did Facebook users compare to non-Facebook users and general internet users?

The study revealed that if a person used Facebook more than several times a day, they had a strong link to their friends, showing that, on average, they have 9%  more close, core ties in their overall social network compared with other internet users.

Furthermore, Facebook friends can act as "emotional support" as well as an "instrumental aid" (i.e. “you're sick? here's some chicken soup! I saw your status!”).

The study also revealed that Facebook users tend to be more politically active than non-facebook users and that the average Facebook user has never met 7% percent of their “friends”, which is pretty low compared to other social networks.

So, suck it, Sandler.


Obedient Wives Club: Women Must Sexually Submit to Keep a Man From Cheating

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The Obedient Wives Club, a.k.a, man's best friend, is teaching Indonesian women that the only way to keep a man from cheating is to be sexually submissive.

Oh, so that's what we've been doing wrong!

The club, which debuted in Malaysia, has been so successful that, like Wal-Mart and McDonald's, it's now opening a second branch in the country.

First Indonesia, then the worldddddd! Keep those fingers crossed Taliban!

So, in recognition that not all of you can fly to Indonesia and take this class, I'd thought I'd give you two general guidelines:

1. The first rule on the Obedient Wives Club is, you never talk about Obedient Wives Club.

2. The second rule is ALWAYS PUT OUT, even if you're on your period, cranky or spiritually bankrupt. PUT OUT.

So screw you, free will and gender equality--I will no longer be poisoned by your fancy "ideals."


Equal Equality: Gender Makes No Difference When It Comes to Infidelity

We know the age-old arguments about the differences of sexual proclivity between the genders, but did you know that all might be a fallacy?

For example, it's always been implied that men can sleep with a country and be considered gods among the species.

But for a woman to do so would prompt questions like, “Have you gone to the clinic to make sure your vagina hasn't fallen out yet?”

Apparently, science has indicated that gender plays absolutely no role when it comes to cheating on your spouse or significant other.

Joris Lammers and his group of researchers have discovered that promiscuity and infidelity have nothing to do with gender, but instead, power.

Is it too late for me to make another Anthony Weiner joke?

In a recent study, Lammers and his team surveyed 1561 men and women in non-management, management, middle management, and top management positions.

They found that both men and women in top management positions were more confident and therefore more likely to be unfaithful due to a strong link between power and unfaithfulness.

In explaining the correlation between gender, power and infidelity, Lammer stated, “People often assume that powerful men may be more likely to cheat because they have risk-taking personalities or because of distance, such as frequent business trips that many powerful people go on. We found little correlation between either of the two.”

The glass ceiling has finally been shattered.


Birthday Boobs for Baby: Mom Buys Boob Job For 7-Year-Old Daughter

Teaching a baby to pole dance is one thing, but giving a baby boobs (and I don't mean in a PC breastfeeding is cool kind of way)...well, maybe that's questionable.

Meet Sarah Burge a.k.a. “The Human Barbie”.

The addicted to plastic mom recently made headlines by giving her seven-year-old daughter Poppy a£6,000 breast enlargementvoucher to use when she turns 16.

Think of it as a Double D-sized trust fund.

And what little girl doesn't dream of the day she can get artificial breasts?

These are important lessons in life for a kid, people. You know, don’t talk to strangers…share your toys… the bigger the better the boob…

Clearly my parents failed me in so many ways.

See exhibit A: my chest.


Dirty Talk: Jane Lynch and Bill Maher Perform the Weinerlogues

Jane Lynch and Bill Maher have inched into the final frontier with Weinergate 2011 (as compared to the memorable Weinergates of 2010, 2009, and my favorite, 1907).

Have they managed to do the most overplayed news story of 2011 in a new and original way?

Oh, have they ever!

Bill Maher, the sometimes infuriating moderator of Real Time, decided to do a dramatic reading on his show of those sexually-charged and a tad bit embarrassing (if not for content, for simply wording) texts on his show. He recruited Jane Lynch, Glee goddess and future host of the Emmys and a woman with a knack for impeccable timing and scary perkiness.

What transpires in these few minutes is a  hilarious moment of highly NSFW comedy.  Check it out for yourself below and see WHY these jokes might be fresh for one more week.


Meet the Adult Version of Rebecca Black

Norway has once again one-upped themselves to America by taking our most valuable recent export (Rebecca Black) and further exploiting her with their own version.

Meet Tonje Langetaig, whose name doesn't roll off the tongue in quite the same way.

I mean, she's no Rebecca, but who doesn’t love a “little pretty girl trapped inside a grownup’s body” that just wants to "live a glamorous life"?

In her video, the marvelous Tonje can be heard singing her profound lyrics, “I don’t want to be a crappy housewife/when I'm six feet under, when I'm dead/I don't want dirt on me, put makeup instead" in 3:27 minutes of pure bliss.

 


Average Joes Use Real Estate To Mate With Dates

Left to Right: Ralph Sutton and Jim Norton. Photo: Tamara Beckwith

Jim Norton says that when ladies see the view from his living room and kitchen, it makes them more likely to follow him to his bedroom.

Are you an ugly guy who is in desperate need of some p-o-o-n? Are you a Judd Apatow protagonist?

Forget about self-improvement and work on what you really need to fix:  your apartment!

According to the New York Post, ugly fellows in the fine city of New York are using their luxurious pads to score ladies.

No wonder so many homeless men are single! Hello! You boys fix yourself up with an overpriced studio somewhere in Manhattan with just-right windows and wham! Ladies will be falling from the sky. Metaphorically speaking, of course.

Can I borrow your apartment for the weekend?


The $163 Pimple Popper Ring

Pimple Popper RingYes, there is now a ring that looks a popped pimple.

Some brainiac at Etsy thought this was an amazing idea.

Obviously, some misunderstood creative genius…obviously.

Now call me cheap or old-fashioned, but why want what you can do yourself?

Get yourself a good pair of nail clippers, some bad skin and MAKE ART HAPPEN.

And save yourself  163 dollars while at it. Win-win!


Amy Poehler Bonds Over Boob-Bumping In Short Film

Have you seen this video yet?

Although, I have yet to run amock on the streets and find myself boob-bumping Amy Poehler, as a new inhabitant of New York, I can say that the video registered with some of my experiences.

Boob bumping, as demonstrated in the video below, is a classic tie between women's souls. When you bump boobs with a woman, you can't go back. You are more than friends, you are "soul sisters."

When Amy is derailed by a vengeful pack of oranges, the girls in the video, who are busy rushing everywhere in the search of pastries and WILL NOT compromise their weed or booze budgets (thank you very much), she reminds them that they boob-bumped and are therefore linked in a way that God can never take away.

Watch the entertaining 7 minute film and learn the ways of sacred womanhood the Ya-Yas could never teach you.