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Hustler nails juicy sex scandal!, Flynt on the hunt for more?

In 2007, adult, adult industry, amazing story, American News, celebrity, celebrity justice, Christian right, court, Crazy news, democrats, entertainment, fetish, hollywood, hottie, Justice, larry flynt, law and order, Life, Louisiana, love, model, naked, new york, nudists, Odd News, party, People, political sex scandal, politics, porn, Porn stars, prostitutes, religion, republicans, Senate, sex, sex industry, sex scandal, Society, stunt, Swim wear, Uncategorized, United States, USA, washington, Whitehouse, World News, X rated on July 11, 2007 at 8:28 pm

 

In June we reported that Hustle Magazine publisher Larry Flynt was on the hunt for a new Washington political sex scandal.

An advertisement in the Washington Post from Flynt was seeking individuals who have had “a sexual encounter with a current member of the United States Congress or a high-ranking government official”.

And now it appears that Flynt, a Democratic Party sympathiser, has got his meat.

Earlier in the week a Republican US Senator from the state of Louisiana, David Vitter contacted media and apologized for what he said was “a very serious sin” and that he had “asked for and received forgiveness from God and from my wife in confession and marriage counseling.”

 Senator Vitter

This was apparently tied to the so called DC Madam scandal that has been rocking the US Capital for some months now, leaving resignations from various US government officials in it’s wake.

 DC Madam

Now, Hustler is claiming credit for the outing, saying Vitter confessed after one of it’s journalist reported finding the senator’s number in the escort service’s phone records.

“Larry Flynt’s ongoing investigation into the dirty secrets of prominent elected officials has exposed another hypocrite,” Hustler said.

Some questions remain; will there be more political sex scandals to come? And, was someone payed the US $1million to uncover this latest sex scandal?

CNN has more goss on the juicy political scandal.

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Scientists figure out why we hate/love Barbra Streisand.

In 2007, amazing story, American News, Art, australia, celebrity, civilisation, comedy, Crazy news, entertainment, hollywood, Humans, Humour, Life, music, Odd News, party, psychological, psychologist, science, Society, study, UK, USA on July 11, 2007 at 4:43 pm

 

Love it?

Or

Hate it?

An Australian researcher claims to have discovered why singers like Barbra Streisand and Barry Manilow; make people (like me) feel either angry and irritated, or happy and uplifted, Australian Broadcasting Corp reports.

Dr Emery Schubert says he had a gut instinct aboeut why some people found some songs schmalzy, while others found the tunes uplifting and inspiring.

But he decided to find out for sure by studying people’s reactions to songs.

“We know, psychologically, that one of the things that makes people like music is simply familiarity,” Dr Schubert said.

“So if you know a piece of music well enough you will start to like it.

“You may well attribute it to the features of the music – something about the melody and the harmony and so forth, but we also do note there’s a psychological effect.

“The other issue that [I was] interested in [was] the emotional effect.

“The new research that’s just come out is identifying a new measure, a new feature. Basically it comes down to this – if you can measure the emotion that a piece of music is trying to convey, and if you rate that by the particular listener, you [can] also measure the emotion that the listener is experiencing as a result of listening, and you take the difference of those two you get what’s called the ‘Differential Affect Gap’.

“The bigger that gap is – so, for example, if the piece of music expresses a lot of emotion but you are left unmoved by it, it’s a big Differential Affect Gap.

“What seems to happen is that when that’s big, people don’t like the music as much. When the two measures are connected, if they’re congruent between the expressed emotion and the felt emotion, people tend to like the piece more.”

Man arrives for wedding 1 year too early, travels 5600kms before realising.

In 2007, 2008, Air travel, amazing story, canada, Crazy news, EU, europe, Humour, Society, Tool of the Week, transport, UK, wedding on July 11, 2007 at 4:19 pm

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Talk about unfashionably early.

An expat Welshman flew across the Atlantic from Canada, expecting to attend a wedding, only to find out when he arrived that it wasn’t to occur in 2007 but in 2008, British media reports.

David Best sent friend David Barclay an email at the start of 2007 which mentioned his wedding date of July 6.

Despite receiving no invitation, and thinking it was a bit odd to have a wedding on a Friday, expat teacher Barclay nonetheless booked his flights and jetted the 5600km from Toronto to Cardiff, in Wales.

“I booked my ticket, paid $1175 to fly into Cardiff, got the old suit cleaned, the goatee trimmed, the head shaved – I was going to be the belle of the ball,” Mr Barclay told BBC Radio.

“I called his mum to find his number and then I called him up and I said, ‘When and where is this wedding? It’s in a couple of days and I’d just like to know where I’m going.’

“He said to me, ‘Mate, it’s not this year, it’s next year. 2008 not 2007.”

Only then did a whole list of other strange occurrences start to make any sense.

“I called his mum up and she didn’t mention it at all. I didn’t get an invitation, it was just on an email and I mentioned it to a friend we’re both friends with and he didn’t know what I was talking about,” Mr Barclay said.

“All these things came together and I thought, ‘Oh no, you berk.’ I’m a year early and my mates are loving it, aren’t they?

“At least it has assured me a mention in the speech next year, I reckon. Same time next year – I’ll be there.”

World’s biggest mushroom?

In 2007, Crazy news, mexico, natural world, Odd News, Worlds most on July 11, 2007 at 4:05 pm

A MORE than 20kg mushroom has been picked in a forest in Mexico’s southernmost state of Chiapas, university officials said today.

The white mushroom, macrocybe titans, measured a towering 70cm tall, was found near Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, according to the Southern Border University Centre.

0556224300.jpg  El mushroom.