SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) – In Argentina, when a lost child is spotted on the beach, people take the matter into their own hands. Literally. When someone sees a child lost on the beach, they begin to clap their hands. The sound of the clapping immediately spreads to others nearby, and soon everyone in the immediate area is clapping their hands. The sound is unmistakable.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- It was morning rounds in the hospital and the entire medical team stood in the patient’s room. A test result was late, and the patient, a friendly, middle-aged man, jokingly asked his doctor whom he should yell at.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- News that "Lost's" Doug Hutchison, 51, had married a 16-year-old girl sparked outrage -- both over the general skeeviness of it (the groom is four years older than the bride's father), and the fact that such a partnership is actually legal with parental permission in Las Vegas. (But a marriage between two gay adults? Nope.)
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Officials in Canada just dusted off an old standby in sex education: scaring the living daylights out of young people. More specifically, convincing them that by having sex they will end up an unlovable mess of warts and oozing sores -- until they die a premature death. Only this time the message is delivered in a hip new package: It's an anti-syphilis PSA masquerading as a dating site, PlentyofSyph.com.
SAUSALITO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- Last month, when the New York congressman Anthony Weiner finally admitted that he had lied, that his Twitter account had not been hacked, that he in fact had sent a picture of his thinly clad undercarriage to a stranger in Seattle, I asked my wife of six years, mother of our three children, what she thought. More specifically, I asked which would upset her more: to learn that I was sending racy self-portraits to random women, Weiner-style, or to discover I was having an actual affair.
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Liz Di Bernardo