Martha Stewart, aka thegoodlonglife, is in the market for a younger man. (Match.com)
May 1, 2013:
- You’ve Got Male: Are you single, male and looking for a rich, 71-year-old ex-con to settle down with? If so, Martha Stewart, a former model, is available but there’s going to be competition. The business mogul announced on the ‘Today’ show she joined Match.com in an effort to “… have breakfast with somebody … I’d like to go to bed with somebody. Sleep with somebody.” She was flooded with so many offers she’s enlisted her niece’s husband, the author of the book “Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating,” to sort through the men to find a suitable mate. Ready to cook up some love? Check out thegoodlonglife on Match.com.
- From Russia with …: Speaking of love, Russians really love their dictators. Today is May Day, aka International Worker’s Day, a holiday celebrated by Billy Bragg and many other people in 80 or so countries. In Russia, people are strutting around with large photographs of former Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, who, way back in time, was responsible for the deaths of millions and nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Stalin has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity under once and current and future President Vladimir Putin, according to recent polls. Today, Putin restored a “communist relic by restoring a labor medal introduced under Josef Stalin,” reports Reuters.
- Another Reason To Avoid Crack: A New York man accused of swindling a lottery winner out of millions of dollars will serve at least one year in prison for theft. Prosecutors said Andy Ashkar, while working at his dad’s store, sold the winning scratch-off ticket to Robert Miles, but convinced the maintenance worker, who said he had been smoking crack cocaine, that is was only worth $5,000. Miles, on the witness stand, said Ashkar told him, “They don’t sell $5 million tickets in the hood.” Miles agreed to accept $4,000 for the ticket and Ashkar held onto it for six years before trying to cash it in. It is unclear if Miles will ever get his millions.
- Hot Air?: Climate change is tougher on women, according to a resolution introduced by House Democrats, and subsequent food shortages could even drive poor women to “transactional sex” for survival. The resolution calls on Congress to use “gender-specific frameworks in developing policies to address climate change.”
- Net(flix) loss: Netflix lost more than 1,700 movies today due to expiring licenses, including what very well may be Erik Estrada’s finest film. But don’t despair, for a mere $10 per month you can view the purged Warner Bros., MGM and Universal movies via a new streaming service.