Far be it from me to intrude on anyone’s kink or sexual choices as I am of that school of action and thought that if what you are doing doesn’t infringe upon anyone else’s rights and if you act within the letter of the law, have at it. Still, see the offbeat newsworthy items below. I didn’t comment because there is nothing I could add, really. Some are wacky, some obvious and some I am just not so sure about and I just say “huh” over.
1.) The Idaho State Liquor Division found the name Five Wives Vodka offensive , banning the new liquor from the state. “We feel Five Wives Vodka concept is offensive to a prominent segment of our population and will not be carried,” Howard Wasserstein, deputy director of the Liquor Division, explained in a letter.
Steve Conlin, partner and vice president of marketing at Ogden’s Own Distillery, producer of Five Wives Vodka, fired back with: “We can only presume he means Mormons.”
This ban comes just one month after the state of Alabama banned Dirty Bastard Beer.
2.) The Candle Association reports that 90% of candles are purchased by women, so Yankee Candle Company has released candles for men, with scents such as “Riding Mower,” “First Down,” “2×4” and “Man Town” Priced at $17.99 or $27.99.
3.) A 36-year-old lady married herself. Friends and family were encouraged to “blow kisses to the world” after Nadien Schweigert married her ‘inner groom’. After her painful divorce six years ago, where her two kids went to live with her ex, the North Dakota newly self-newlywed wanted to celebrate how far she had come in her personal development.
“Six years ago I would’ve handled a problem by going out and drinking,” Schweigert, who is a yoga teacher in Fargo, claimed. The lady also treated herself to dates to “invest” in her relationship. Schweigert is not the first person who had walked down the isle solo. In 2010 a Taiwanese woman married herself.
And speaking of marriage…
4.) Duaveed Hakhainhaguadole met his new bride Clara at L. A.’s Bad Behavior sex shop. No, Clara is not a customer of the store, or even a worker there, she’s a mannequin. Buying a replica of her “lady garden,” which he fills with gun oil, Duaveed even enjoys’ a sex life with his inanimate bride and an actual ordained minister married the couple…at a different sex shop.
And speaking of sex…
5.) As I have reported previously, the most comprehensive study of abstinence education found there was no clear sign that it delayed teenage sex. And for the first time ever our federal abstinence programs received their first cut in financing from the Senate appropriations committee since 2001. Eleven state health departments rejected abstinence education this year, while legislatures in Colorado, Iowa and Washington passed laws that could kill it there too.