In a radically out of character turn of events, the Pope has given the go-ahead to safe sex time. Well, some of the time. Pope Benedict XVI has condoned the use of condoms in some scenarios to stop the spread of AIDS. In an interview with a German journalist, the pope said using condoms was not “a real or moral solution,” but also admitted that “there may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility.” So while it’s still a sin for us ladies to use them, at least it’s a step in the right direction.
American drinking glasses depicting characters from the Wizard of Oz, Superman and Wonder Woman have been found to contain illegal amounts of both lead and cadmium. The glasses were labelled with a variety of brands included MacDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney and Burger King. Some contained up to 1000 times the legal amount of lead. All were made in China, and one importer of the glasses is arguing that they are marketed at adults and therefore legal. This is because as long as kids aren’t using them, toxic amounts of lead and cadmium are a-ok by the feds.
When a country that’s lead by a dictator, who many would say has a negligible grip on reality, starts bragging about their uranium enrichment program, it’s time to start worrying. The U.S. envoy that deals with American policy towards North Korea is making a visit to Seoul, South Korea today to discuss recent reports that the North now possesses a disturbingly sophisticated uranium enrichment lab. Though North Korean officials say the lab will be used to generate electricity, it’s potential for use in creating nuclear weapons inspired the yanks to take the trip.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country, whose population currently sits at 75 million, could feed a population of 150 million. His solution to this apparently rampant underpopulation problem? Start breeding Iranian teenage girls. Ahmedinejad is urging girls to marry at the age of 16 as part of his plan to rectify the situation. The move, aside from being creepy and misogynistic, is also likely to exacerbate the country’s already dire unemployment rate, which currently sits at around 9 percent.
This is just too much fun not to share. Please take a moment from your busy day to watch as Oprah’s studio audience goes mental when she announces they’ve hit the jackpot that is Oprah’s “ultimate favourite things” episode. There’s nothing more entertaining than watching grown men weep over the prospect of free hair products and kitchenware. Watch for the guy praying hysterically in the aisle. He really likes non-stick teflon baking pans.