“My dick grew 2 inches longer just by watching this.” — Bernie
“Visitors to the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk are used to seeing otters, sharks, rays and jellyfish, but now they can add deer to the list. One adventurous deer surprised spectators by hopping into the seal tank afternoon. Aquarium publicist Dave Sigworth said that there was a crowd of people around the indoor/outdoor seal tank at around 1:45 p.m. for a public feeding. “The deer swam across the river and came up to our courtyard. Much to its surprise, and the surprise of everyone around, it jumped right over the wall into the seal exhibit.” Maritime employees quickly sprang into action, shuttling people inside so they wouldn’t startle the deer. They also kept the seals in the indoor portion of the tank. The deer paddled around in the water for about 20 to 30 minutes while workers set up a ramp so it would be able to leave. Eventually it was able to get its forelegs out of the water and start to pull itself up. One employee grabbed it by the scruff of its neck and helped it out. It then bolted around the side of the building, hopped into the river and swam away.” w/ photo
“Two grief-stricken Manhattanites have frantically papered Park Slope with fliers offering hundreds of dollars for the safe return of their closest companion — a beloved monkey doll named Bongo. Bonni Marcus and Jack Zinzi said their best friend went missing on Sunday night during a routine outing to their favorite Flatbush Avenue restaurant, El Gran Castillo de Jagua. The disappearance occurred around 7 pm, as Marcus and Zinzi were walking from their car near Seventh Avenue to the eatery. “I walked over to the restaurant, sat down, ordered the food, and reached into my pocket to put Bongo on the table — and saw that he was gone,” Zinzi said. “I tore the car apart. I was in a bad way. Bongo really means a lot to me, so I kind of broke down. “It happened so fast, because I couldn’t have been in the restaurant 10 minutes before I realized he was gone,” Zinzi continued. “Somebody must have come along and thought he was as cute as I know he is.” It’s unclear if police have been notified, but any decent gumshoe would have no problem tracking down a missing person with this description: Peach skin, jet-black eyes, perpetual smile stitched on his face, eight inches tall.” w/ photo
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“These are New York’s ‘Freegans’, who enjoy the world’s cheapest barbecues, having scavenged their food solely from dustbins. Freeganism, which began in the mid-1990s, is an anti-consumerist lifestyle where people employ alternative living strategies – and these New Yorkers showed how to have a free summer feast. American politicians may have only just agreed on a way to attempt to clear the country’s national debt of $14 trillion, but these ladies and gents have a cheaper option that will give President Obama food for thought. The Big Apple members – many of whom have high-earning jobs by day – spend their evenings bin-diving to collect fresh produce discarded by cafes and supermarkets. The group, who organize monthly ‘trash tours’ so that people can seek the best places for free food, sourced potatoes, peppers, packaged salads, yogurts, pasta, bread rolls and hummus and made their own burgers and barbecue food from the ingredients.” w/ photos
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“For all that rock n’ roll is full of songs that involve large, hirsute males boasting about their sexual prowess and remarkable ability to metabolize alcohol, rock songs that actually examine what it means to be a man are very few and far between. This, of course, is hardly surprising — men have never been encouraged to express their feelings, and even in our enlightened post-feminist world where everyone is supposed to be in touch with their emotions, there’s still a pretty substantial societal pressure on men to be strong and silent and emotionally inscrutable… Here are the 10 best rock songs about masculinity.” w/ videos