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RoadFacebook study finds narcissistic users spend most time on site: "Mehdizadeh found that Facebook users who were highly narcissistic with low-self esteem tended to spend the most time on Facebook and were highly self-promoting than those with high self-esteem and low narcissism regardless of gender."

Britney RoadBritney Spears gets the manga treatment from Takashi Murakami.

RoadLindsay Lohan freed from prison.

RoadMeg Whitman pays conservative bloggers thousands of dollars to say nice things about her: "In December of 2009, Red County received $20,000 from the Meg Whitman campaign, which has sent the site $15,000 a month since then. The money is ostensibly for advertising, yet by conventional measures the numbers don’t add up."

RoadRussian gay rights activists appeal to European Court of Human Rightsover refusal of a Moscow official to authorize protests demanding his resignation in 2009.

RoadJake Pavelka shows off his biathlon bod.

 road Genital piercers not who you think they are.

RoadHalifax scam artist Keith Fudge, who ripped off $20,000 in sales from a gay bar there, is sighted.

Art_smith RoadOprah chef Art Smith marries his partner Jesus Salgueiro at the Lincoln Memorial in D.C.

RoadLevi Johnston's letter of intent to be mayor of Wasilla.

RoadLISTEN: The first single from Hercules and Love Affair mastermind Andy Butler's new label.

RoadAttention Target shoppers: Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson Wentz in aisle 3. "A rep for Wentz and Simpson-Wentz did not immediately comment. A rep for HRC referred us to MoveOn.org, the liberal group that's spearheading a boycott of Target."

RoadShuffler.fm lets you discover new music blogs while you listen.

Navy RoadNavy Chief who hazed Joseph Rocha may retire with full pension: "The senior chief petty officer, who from 2005 to 2006 led a Bahrain-based canine unit that was plagued by widespread documented abuse, denied much of his alleged misconduct in February during a retirement board hearing, a proceeding normally reserved for commissioned officers."

 road Jensen Ackles plays some shirtless soccer.

RoadMark Wahlberg: Marky Mark is dead to me.

RoadThe NYT presents a Q&A about gay-friendly spots in Buenos Aires.

RoadShirley Sherrod turns down job offer from Agriculture Department.

RoadJonathan Groff set to make West End debut, talks about his parents: "His father trained horses for harness-racing and his mother taught PE at a local school. But despite the conservative nature of their community, neither his decision to be an actor nor his homosexuality fazed them, he says. Both are flying to London to see his performance in Deathtrap – the first time his 57-year-old father has left the US. 'When I wanted to be an actor, my dad understood it, as he has his passion for horses,' he says. 'And the interesting thing about coming out is that everyone in their life – gay or straight – in a way comes out. Like debutantes, they have a coming out, saying, 'Look, this is who I am'.'"

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  1. Perhaps someone could enlighten me as to why an update on Levi Johnston's mayoral intentions is news with a homosexual tendency. This blog covers the extended Palin family rather heavily, but last time I checked, not one of them is gay nor has the least interesting thing to say. I understand covering the half-term media whore because she makes gay-bashing remarks, but why that includes the rest of the sorry family is a mystery to me.

    Posted by: Will | Aug 25, 2010 3:18:42 PM


  2. and Jake P makes the term biathlon take on new shades of meaning LOL

    Posted by: David B. 2 | Aug 25, 2010 3:46:49 PM


  3. GTFO Will, (He is included because he is hot and a friend of gays, why wouldn't he be covered?)

    LEVI FOR MAYOR! I really like the kid, he is dumb as a post and knows it. He is judgmental and ass-backwards and takes things like thousands of gay dudes wanting to see him naked in stride! These are good qualities! Go Levi!

    Also, Wasilla is a FUCKING HOLE, you cant ruin this place so go for it Levi!

    (Also the porn-parody they made has SUCH a look a like for Levi, it was as good as the real thing.)

    Posted by: Fenrox | Aug 25, 2010 3:47:46 PM


  4. will and fenrox, why do you both hate america? Why? What did america ever do to deserve your hatred?

    Marky mark wahlberg..made my fuckin' day with that one. That's the funniest sentence I've read in a while. he...sucks out loud!

    Posted by: TANK | Aug 25, 2010 3:58:55 PM


  5. Thank you for playing Fenrox, but I regret to say your explanation is about as salient and cohesive as Dr. Laura on LSD. I do believe, however, that we could rustle up some Lee Press-On Nails or a carton of Jiffy Pop in consolation for your efforts. Have a nice day.

    Posted by: Will | Aug 25, 2010 4:06:06 PM


  6. "Perhaps a more efficacious approach would be to simply sit in a piercer's lair and see who comes in."

    How classy of the LA Times. Piercers are no more or less deranged than hair stylists...and we don't go around calling salons "lairs".

    Posted by: Kurt | Aug 25, 2010 7:16:13 PM


  7. "Facebook study finds narcissistic users spend most time on site..."

    And in other news, the sky is blue.

    Posted by: latebrosus | Aug 25, 2010 7:19:13 PM


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