Noteworthy or Cringeworthy


Penis plant holds forth

The horticulture world is all aflutter now that a rare, tall phallic shape plant Amorphophallus decus-silvae, known by the Netherland locals as the “penis plant” has bloomed for the first time in over two decades.

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On a mission with M&Ms

The amazing interrogator in chief is at it again. This time, U.S. Representative Katie Porter, brought props of M&Ms and large sacs of rice to last week’s House Oversight Committee to illustrate how big oil companies are deceiving the public.

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Tucker’s attack on father bonding goes tits up

Like the total boob he is, Tucker Carlson of Fox News latched onto news that U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took family leave to care for his newborn twins with his husband Chasten. Unable to swallow any departure from patriarchal dictates of childrearing, Carlson snidely remarked on air: “Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed. No word on how that went.” 

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Stones hit no longer sounds so good

Under public pressure, The Rolling Stones have retired one of their biggest hit songs written by Jagger though both he and Richards say they’re not sure what all the fuss is about. Brown Sugar from their Sticky Fingers album is about as offensive as it gets when it comes to exploiting the history of slavery and sexualizing black women.

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Womb weirdness

Anderson Cooper is letting it be known that his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, was sweet but also wacko. The CNN anchor says that after she was told by her gynecologist that her uterus was in good shape, the then 85-year-old offered, more than once, to carry a child for him.

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A time for Believing

Thirty years ago this Thanksgiving weekend, Anita Hill was testifying before a Senate justice commission about the fitness of Clarence Thomas to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. We all know how that turned out.

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