March 28, 2012On The Wire - March 28, 2012
NEW AGERS SWARM TO FRENCH MOUNTAIN
The End Of Tourism - For decades, New Agers have flocked to Pic de Bugarach, a mountain in France that they think has eerie powers and is one of the Earth's major chakras and an "alien garage." It even inspired the mountain in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." But as the Mayan apocalypse date of December 21, 2012, nears, more and more oddballs have been flocking to a New Age commune there to await the end. They've boosted the local economy, but they're also freaking out villagers with their bizarre rituals, like climbing the mountain naked. The mayor hopes it will return to normal after December 21, but he's asked the army to monitor it out of fear of mass suicides if the world doesn't end. Although he says that personally, he'll throw a party and supply the wine and cheese himself.
March 27, 2012On The Wire - March 27, 2012
EDWARDS LINKED TO CALL GIRL RING (CAREFUL! NOTE SUBJECT!) Just Creating A Job For A Working Girl - John Edwards' sex life is back in the news again. DNAinfo.com reported that New York soccer mom and accused millionaire madam Anna Gristina told investigators that during ...
March 26, 2012On The Wire - March 26, 2012
WHAT PEOPLE WOULD GIVE UP FOR THE INTERNET Windows To Their Souls - Here's further proof that modern people are really getting addicted to the Internet. BCG, the Boston Consulting Group, asked Americans what it would take to get them to give up Internet access for a ...
March 23, 2012On The Wire - March 23, 2012
$107,850 LEMON Bad Karma - Consumer Reports has declared the $107,850 electric sports car, the Fisker Karma, which was built with millions of dollars of taxpayer green energy subsidies, as the most "troublesome" car they've ever tested. Right after the initial speed ...
March 22, 2012On The Wire - March 22, 2012
EXERCISE GIVES WOMEN ORGASMS (CAREFUL! NOTE SUBJECT!) Please Wipe Down The Bench When You're Done - A survey of women by Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, found that about five percent of the women they ...
March 21, 2012On The Wire - March 21, 2012
HOW TO SPOT A TERRORIST You Just Might Be An Idiot If... - The New Jersey office of Homeland Security has created a training video that tells airport agents not to use race or religion to profile terrorists. Instead, they suggest looking for certain behaviors. For ...
March 20, 2012On The Wire - March 20, 2012
SANTORUM LEANS FARTHER RIGHT You've Gotta Be Yanking Me! - Rick Santorum promised that if elected, he would "vigorously" enforce obscenity laws and crack down on Internet porn. He accused Obama of turning "a blind eye to those who wish to preserve our culture from the ...
March 19, 2012On The Wire - March 19, 2012
WOMEN BUMFUZZLE MEN WITH JUST A LOOK Just Quit Now - A 2009 study proved that after a short interaction with an attractive woman, men experienced a decline in mental performance. Now, researchers at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands have proven that it ...
March 16, 2012On The Wire - March 16, 2012
BIDEN SPEAKS The Dude's A-Bidin' - Vice President Joe Biden appeared at a Democratic fundraiser in Georgetown Monday and slammed Republicans as being out of touch with the common man. The fundraiser was held at one of the homes of the Senate's richest member, John Kerry, ...
March 14, 2012On The Wire - March 14, 2012
CONTRACEPTIVE CRAZINESS Strike? Does That Mean They're Professionals? - In response to the question of insurance coverage of contraception, a feminist group called Liberal Ladies Who Lunch has launched a website, SexStrike.org, to urge women to go on strike and refuse to ...