Mummy Found in 1959 Playmate’s House

Officials in Los Angeles County are trying to identify a mummified body found in the house of cult film actress and Playboy’s Miss July 1959 Yvette Vickers.  The body is suspected to be of Vickers herself.

A neighbor discovered the body last week, after entering her house upon noticing cobwebs and yellowing letters in the house’s mailbox.  The body was discovered in an upstairs room, with a space heater still running.  It was thought the body may have been undiscovered anywhere from months to a year–meaning presumably the LA area electrical companies are right on top of cutting off electricity to homes (unless, of course, she had autopay set up–in which case, we might see a bunch more cases like this in the future?)

It’s expected to take up to a week to establish the identity of the body.

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Playboy: One Good Idea, One Bad

Playboy made the news a couple times in the past couple of weeks.

First, in a move that seems to follow a long run of questionable moves related to the Internet, they announced that they are going to start a “Safe For Work” web site, called The Smoking Jacket, to compete with Maxim, Stuff and Esquire.

Just what the web needs, another web site devoted to content guys will find interesting (other than porn).

Of course, their articles have always had a reputation for being solid reading–but I’m not sure most workplaces will get past the stigma.

At the same time, they’ve also announced that they’re following Hollywood’s latest trend, and will go with a 3D centerfold in the June issue (hit stands yesterday?). No word on how the image(s) will translate to being scanned and put on the web–but I’m sure we’ll find out.

Former Girl Next Door Kendra Wilkinson also made the news this week for threatening to sue someone for trying to sell commercially copies of a gang bang movie she made years back–apparently the same movie she tried herself to sell a couple years back.  I’d link to an article, but I don’t have the energy or desire to find anything related to that story again.

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Girls Gone Wild Reality Show

I generally hate reality shows. I’m generally not a Mark Cuban fan. Put the two together, and you get…a travesty.

At least at first. But Cuban, or at least his HDNet network, is taking another stab–and this time they may hit a home run.

The series is titled “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America.” It will run for 12 weeks starting next week as part of HDNet’s “Guys Night in” lineup.

I generally think that a “Guys Night In” concept is…well, stupid. But if they have a lineup of shows like this, and they do it right, they might have a winner–other than the fact that if they do it right, it would have to be on a premium channel level (might be anyway?), and most woman in their right minds…well…let’s just say a lot of wives wouldn’t appreciate it.

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Strippers to the Rescue–Again

As another state looks at cutting their budget in these tight times–New York Governor David Peterson has proposed $11 million in program cutbacks for after school programs–at least one local strip clubs have stepped up to try and help out.

Illusion Gentleman’s Club on Long Island is starting to charge a voluntary surcharge on admission, funds from which will go to help restore some of the after school activities. Former “Long Island Lolita” Amy Fisher will be among those dancing for the weekend.

A stripper pole tax was introduced in Texas in 2007, and has so far raised more than $13.6 million. I wonder if local governments have considered using this type of tax to fund new sports stadiums?

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Talking Sex Robot Unveiled

Douglas Hines is a happily married inventor from New Jersey, who spent three years trying to find a market for his artificial intelligence technology.  Failing to find a match, he turned to a different avenue.

Last month at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, he unveiled the result–Roxxxy, the world’s most sophisticated sex robot.

Some of the features:

  • soft silicone “skin” that is warmed via tubes that wind through the body
  • a rigid skeleton that can be contorted into almost any natural position
  • sensors in her hands and genital areas that will trigger vocal responses from her when touched–she even shudders to simulate orgasm
  • voice recognition software that analyzes the speakers words and uses pattern-recognition software to match them against a database containing hundreds of appropriate responses
  • five preloaded personalities, from Frigid Farrah to Wild Wendy
  • a three-hour rechargeable battery

Despite the $7,000 price tag that accompanies the sex robot, Hines claims that he has received more than 4,000 pre-orders and 20,000 requests for more information at his TrueCompanion.com web site.

Personally, I think we’ll take the same approach we do with all of Apple’s technology releases–wait until the second generation is released with a camera, USB hub, and other features that couldn’t quite be worked into the first generation…

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Seattle Crook Not Too Smart

Seattle police were dispatched to a local peep show strip club last Saturday at 2am to arrest a patron.  Not an unruly guest, or someone causing problems with dancers–but rather someone who was trying to break into the dancers dressing room.

Because, you know, apparently there he might be able to see them…oh, wait, that’s right–it was a strip club!

The man had entered stall #7 (personally, I’d never go to a club with stalls), and climbed into the ceiling through panels.  His plan failed when his legs fell through the glass ceiling above one of the dancers (that’s right, they have glass ceilings).

Damages were severe enough that the club, normally open 24 hours a day, had to temporarily shut down.

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