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Scott Hixson

My heroes are predominately literary figures. Some are authors. All are dead. I like to collect antiquated things. My prized possessions in this world are two typewriters and neither one of them has ink. You could say I like useless things, and you’d be right. Between my typewriters, vinyl, library of yellowing pages and English major I am, in essence, utterly useless. In a past life, I was a drop of ink on page 57 of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” I then became a sandy rock and I have not moved since. I often like chain-smoking because I find I would rather worry about killing time than killing myself slowly. I pretend my freckles are constellations. I’ve yet to find any discernible shapes. My teeth are too big for my head. I’m just like everybody else, but stretched out. This has led many to feel like they can criticize, as if skinny people are less conscious about their weight than obese people. I’ve had nicknames ranging from the relatively tame “Tree” to the more absurd, and frankly offensive, “Ethiopian dynamite." I got a brain tattooed on my chest to remind me to think more. It didn’t work. I’ve noticed since I reached manhood that elderly men hit on me more than any other demographic. I can’t quite figure out why. I like ghost stories though I don’t believe in the existence of ghosts. I stole yard gnomes from a neighbor’s garden when I was much younger. I thought I was part of something coined the National Gnome Liberation Front. I’m pretty sure the statute is up for that so I have no qualms. Also, they were mean neighbors. I consider the smell of old books an aphrodisiac, I think it’s the sign of a serious mental condition. I think MDMA is a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar and an Oreo on top on a rainy day. Whisox!

Mike Huckabee: "More power to them" in regards to Chick-fil-A "gay day"

The former 2008 presidential candidate says he is OK with “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick fil A”

Mike Huckabee, Arkansas’ former governor and outspoken social conservative, led support for Wednesday’s Chick-fil-A “appreciation day,” now the 2008 presidential candidate has said he is OK with gay-rights activists organizing a “kiss-in” at Chick-fil-A restaurants on Friday.

Mike Huckabee garnered support for Wednesday’s Chick-fil-A “appreciation day” after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy pronounced his company “guilty as charged” in support of the biblical definition of marriage.

This announcement sparked heated debates across the country from topics ranging from gay-rights, the first ammendment and the correlation between business and politics.

In providing support for Chick-fil-A appreciation day, Mike Huckabee posted to his Facebook page, “Let’s affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse.”

Now that Chick-fil-A “appreciation day” has come and gone, Mike Huckabee is speaking out about gay-rights activists’ plan for a Chick-fil-A “kiss-in” on Friday.

The Republican appeared Thursday on Fox and Friends and was asked his opinion of the “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick fil A.”

“Probably I won’t be there for that,” said Mike Huckabee. “But so what? That’s America. As long as they’re orderly, as long as they don’t disrupt the flow of customers and traffic – if they believe that will help their cause, to put people of the same sex kissing each other in a public place in front of families, if they believe that will encourage people to be more sympathetic, then. you know, more power to them.

“In America, I believe people have a right to do things that I might not agree with,” Huckabee continued. “What I don’t want to do is shut down the voices of Christians because they don’t like those voices.”

Drew Peterson goes on trial

The former Bolingbrook, Ill. police sergeant is accused of drowning his third wife, Kathleen Savio

Drew Peterson has been awaiting his trial date for three years since his arrest on charges he murdered his third wife Kathleen Savio. Now his day in court has finally arrived, but will the public hear from the accused? It doesn’t appear so.

Drew Peterson, the former sergeant in the Bolingbrook, Ill. Police department, has become something of a celebrity since his arrest with his outlandish and inappropriate behavior towards the media and the prosecutor’s case against him.

Peterson, 58, is accused of drowning Kathleen Savio in 2004 and using his experience in the police force to make the death appear as an accident.

Peterson’s trial has been delayed numerous times during recent years as litigators and appellate courts debated the decision to allow hearsay evidence in the trial. Such hearsay evidence includes statements allegedly made by Kathleen Salvio and Stacy Peterson, Drew Peterson’s fourth wife who has been missing since 2007, regarding threats made against them by Drew Peterson. One such piece of hearsay evidence may include testimony from Stacy Peterson that she saw Drew Peterson return home around the time of Salvio’s death with women’s clothing.

Peterson’s attorney remains confident that prosecutor’s have no case.

“We have always said, and this has never changed: They simply don’t have any evidence. They have conjecture, rumor, speculation, hearsay, but they don’t have any evidence. Even a predispositioned jury is going to want to hear evidence, and they don’t have any,” Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky, told ABC News.

Brodsky continued, ““First, they are not going to be able to say that (the death investigation was botched) because it wasn’t. By saying that if they had done a better job in the investigation, then they would have been able to prosecute Drew Peterson, that lowers the burden of proof. Where you don’t have evidence, you presume innocence.”

“I don’t know why they are prosecuting this. I am serious. This case should never have been brought,” Brodsky added. “If they can prosecute Drew Peterson on this garbage, rumor, back fence gossip, then nobody’s safe.”

One of the biggest questions in the trial is whether Drew Peterson will take the witness stand in his defense, but judging by Peterson’s abrasive character, that possibility is looking less and less likely.

“There’s no upside. If you put him on and they hate him, that could push it over the edge,” said former Cook County, Ill. Prosecutor and DuPage County, Ill. judge, Brian Telander.

“All those trophy fish you see hanging on the wall have one thing in common,” another attorney added bluntly under the condition of anonymity. “They opened their mouths.”

Attorney San Amirante, who represented infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy and later became a Cook County judge, said of the trial, “I can’t fathom a circumstance in which he’d testify, but it’s up to him.”

Regarding Peterson’s behavior towards the media and the case in general while in custody, Richard Kling, a professor at Chicago Kent College of Law, put it succinctly: “Drew’s worst enemy was himself.”

“My belief is the jury wants to hear from the defendant,” said former Cook County and DuPage County prosecutor, Paul DeLuca. “But if he gets up there and makes the jury angry, that’s not good at all.”

Julie Newmar opens up about latest Dark Knight trilogy

The actress who portrayed Catwoman during the 1960s is dissatisfied with the Batman revival


Julie Newmar, 78, the original Catwoman on the televised Batman series in the 1960s who starred alongside Adam West, has expressed dissatisfaction with the direction Christopher Nolan’s latest Dark Knight trilogy has headed.

Julie Newmar, who has admitted to not seeing the latest installment in the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, spoke of Nolan’s creations. “It’s dark,” she said. “I think that we had so much fun in the ‘60s – 1966 to 1968. And then Vietnam came and things got darker and darker and darker.”

Newmar added that she was a fan of Michelle Pfeiffer’s portrayal of Catwoman in the 1992 Batman Returns.

“I do admire Michelle Pfeiffer as an actress and I haven’t seen the new show, I haven’t seen Anne yet and I’m sure she’s divine,” Newmar said.

Julie Newmar added that, unlike Anne Hathaway, she did not have to go through months of training in order to do the many fight scenes.

“I remember sitting back in the fight scenes – Catwoman would just sort of sit back in the fight scenes and file her nails like that, you know, she couldn’t be bothered with all that nonsense,” said a laughing Julie Newmar.

Julie Newmar was one of three actresses to portray the Catwoman character on the Batman series. Eartha Kitt passed away in 2008, and Lee Meriwether starred in the role in the series’ 1966 movie debut. Halle Berry took over the role in the 2004 film Catwoman.

Julie Newmar declined to say who her favorite portrayal of the Catwoman character is, but didn’t hesitate to name a favorite Batman – her ‘60s co-star Adam West, attributing his success, in part, to his lack of costuming.

“I think he fit the part better than anyone,” Newmar said of West. “With all the costumes they have to wear now, there’s a lot you can’t see anymore. You know, when you have everything sort of padded out and very macho … it’s as if the costume acts for you.”

Newmar had a hand in designing her own costume for the original series, a costume considered provocative for the time.

“Let’s just say I re-designed it. I put the gold belt around my hips, because it just looked better there,” said Newmar. “The neckline was up to here [points to throat] I didn’t think it was very revealing at all.”

With an astonishing figure measuring, at one point, 38-23-38, it’s no surprise that Julie Newmar wanted to be revealing.

Newmar said playing the role of Catwoman was an honor and, of her place in television history, “It’s nice to be immortal.”

In addition to appearing on the Batman series, Julie Newmar appeared on famed series such as the Twilight Zone, My Living Doll, ChiPs, Fantasy Island and According to Jim. Newmar’s film accolades include appearances in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mackenna’s Gold and Ghosts Can’t Do It.

Swiss athlete expelled from London Olympics following racist tweet

Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella made disparaging comments towards the South Korean team following loss


A Swiss athlete has been expelled from the 2012 London Olympics for disparaging comments made towards the South Korean soccer team made via Twitter.

The expelled Swiss athlete, Michel Morganella, was dismissed from the Olympic Games Monday after he posted a racist tweet after his team’s 2-1 loss to the South Korean soccer team.

According to Reuters, the tweet, deemed highly offensive and racist, began “I punch you, South Koreans, go burn…” and ended with Morganella’s characterization of South Koreans as “Mongoloids.”

“Je les tous Defonce Coréens, allez vous tous Bruler, bande de trisos!” read the alleged tweet.

Morganella’s Twitter account has been deactivated, but not before the player directed another tweet towards the South Koreans.

“Je fonsde out les coreen allez sout vous lebru. Ahahahhahahaah deban zotre,” read the tweet, which roughly translates as, “I f—k all Koreans, go all burn yourselves. Ahahahaha bunch of ‘tards,” according to The Next Web.

Morganella was immediately dismissed from the Olympics by his Swiss teammates for his conduct, which “gravely insulted and violated” the dignity of South Korea.

“As a member of the Swiss Olympic mission he gravely discriminated, insulted and violated the dignity of the South Korean football team and the South Korean people,” said Swiss team chief Gian Gilli.

Gilli added, “As a consequence of this behavior Michel Morganella, having conferred with the Swiss Football Association, is immediately stripped of his Olympic accreditation and all future participation in the Olympic tournament. The Swiss team will now focus entirely on the next match. I wish the team inner peace and serenity.”

He continued, “We would like to apologize, especially to the South Korea National Olympic Committee and the South Korea Football Association for the behavior of the player. We hope that he [Morganella] will draw the necessary lessons for his still young football career.”

The expelled Swiss athlete offered his own public apology, “I made a huge mistake after the disappointing result. I wish to apologize to the people in South Korea and their team, but also to the Swiss delegation and Swiss football in general. I obviously accept the consequences for my actions.”

Switzerland will continue without Morganella, next playing Mexico in Group B on August 1.

The expulsion of Morganella marks the second athlete to be dismissed from this year’s Olympics following poor Twitter taste. Greek triple jumper Paraskevi “Voula” Papachristou was dismissed from the games two days prior to their start following a racist tweet regarding African immigrants in Greece.

“With so many Africans in Greece … at least the West Nile mosquitos will eat homemade food!!!” she tweeted.

According to the International Olympic Committee, who have put out official social media guidelines, all tweets, Facebook posts, blog posts, etc. “should at all times conform to the Olympic spirit and fundamental principles of Olympism as contained in the Olympic Charter, be dignified and in good taste, and not contain vulgar or obscene words or images.”

Snoop Lion & the Jungle set to debut August 3 in Toronto

Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, is exploring the world of reggae with newest LP, “Reincarnated”

Snoop Lion, the alter-ego of legendary rapper Snoop Dogg, has teamed with superstar music producer Diplo for his newest album, Reincarnated, a strictly reggae project.

Snoop Lion, also known as Snoop Dogg, DJ Snoopadelic or, of course, Calvin Broadus Jr., and Diplo, Thomas Wesley Pentz, are working to reinvent the nature of the legendary West Coast rapper’s career as Snoop Lion recently discovered his inner Rastafarian while in Jamaica.

“Rap is not a challenge to me,” Snoop lion spoke at a gathering of journalists and friends at Manhattan’s Miss Lily’s restaurant Monday. “With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can’t f—k with me in rap … I’ve won every accolade you can get in rap, they call me ‘Uncle Snoop’ in rap. When you’re an uncle, it’s time to find something new … I want to feel like a kid again.”

Diplo produced the entire Reincarnation album under his pseudonym, Major Lazer, and spoke highly of Snoop Dogg’s sudden career shift. According to Diplo, the album contains “some of the best” music he’s ever made. “He wanted to do real reggae,” Diplo said. “To sing and find a new voice. It was a dream to work on an entire record [as opposed to a single]. That’s very rare.”

Snoop Lion, 40, spoke of his transition from Dogg to Lion, “It’s not that I want to become Snoop Dogg on a reggae track,” Snoop Lion said. “I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion. I didn’t know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, ‘Snoop Dogg.” And he looked me in my eyes and said, ‘No more. You are the light; you are the lion.’ From that moment on, it’s like I had started to understand why I was there.”

The album’s debut single, La La La, is already available on iTunes. The single features popular Reggae singer, Jovi Rockwell, singing background vocals over tropical melodies. Snoop’s vocals are laid back, as always, and the accompanying video harkens back to low-fi productions like 2007’s Sexual Eruption

Snoop Lion spoke of another track on the Reincarnated LP, No Guns Allowed. “There’s a lot of killing going on in this world, and nobody ever speaks on it until it happens. And I’m tired of it … It’s so tragic that people are still doing stupid things with guns,” Snoop Lion spoke of the song. “I could never have made a song called ‘No guns Allowed,’ because I’m supposed to be a gangster and we supposed to keep one on us at all times … But after looking at my life and what it is now and my kids, and all the things that go on in life, I feel like it should be no guns allowed.”

When MTV’s Sway asked legendary reggae musician Bob Marley’s son, Rohan Marley, if Snoop’s sudden transformation seemed suspicious, Rohan responded, “Music is universal. Jamaica is just part of music, so we were open to Snoop.”

Snoop Lion continued to speak of his career transformation, saying, “I’ve always wanted to perform for kids and my grandmother, people around the world who really love me and can’t really accept the music that I make. This reggae music is music of love – happiness and sadness.”

The Reincarnation LP is set for release later this year on the Vice label. According to the rapper’s website, the first live appearance of Snoop Lion & the Jungle will be at Toronto’s Caribana 2012 on August 3.

Jonah Lehrer resigns from "The New Yorker" in wake of scandal

The 31-year-old author admitted to fabricating quotes he attributed to legendary musician Bob Dylan

Jonah Lehrer has resigned from his position as staff writer for The New Yorker after it was revealed he fabricated quotations that he attributed to legendary musician Bob Dylan in his book Imagine: How Creativity Works. Obviously, Lehrer learned a thing or two about creativity as it appears a few of the quotes he used did “not exist.”

Jonah Lehrer, according to a spokesperson at The New Yorker, wrote six articles for the magazine, beginning in July 2008, in addition to writing for the magazine’s online content. Lehrer joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in June of 2012. His last article for the magazine was published in March 2012.

According to an article published in Tablet magazine, Jonah Lehrer fabricated quotes from Bob Dylan in this best-selling book. It was just last month that Jonah Lehrer gave a public apology for recycling content from The Wall Street Journal, Wired and other publications for use in blog posts for The New Yorker, an act his editor coined “a mistake.”

Following the publication of the article in Tablet, it became clear that The New Yorker and Lehrer’s publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, had had enough.

David Remnick, editor for The New Yorker, met with Jonah Lehrer on Sunday night and accepted the author’s resignation from the magazine. “This is a terrifically sad situation,” said Remnick in a statement. “but, in the end, what is most important is the integrity of what we publish and what we stand for.”

Print copies of Imagine have been scheduled to be recalled by the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, in the wake of this latest literary scandal.

Jonah Lehrer issued a statement through his publisher in which he offered a public apology.

“The lies are over now,” Lehrer said. “I understand the gravity of my position. I want to apologize to everyone I have let down, especially my editors and readers.”

Lehrer continued, “I will do my best to correct the record and ensure that my misquotations and mistakes are fixed. I have resigned my position as staff writer at The New Yorker.”

Michael C. Moynihan, a journalist for Tablet magazine, was the first to investigate the validity of the quotes attributed to Bob Dylan. According to Moynihan, Jonah Lehrer repeatedly lied about where he attained the quoted material during Moynihan’s investigation.

“Over the next three weeks, Lehrer stonewalled, misled and, eventually, outright lied to me. Yesterday, Lehrer finally confessed that he has never met or corresponded with Jeff Rosen, Dylan’s manager; he has never seen an unexpurgated version of Dylan’s interview for No Direction Home, something he offered up to stymie my search; that a missing quote he claimed could be found in an episode of Dylan’s ‘Theme Time Radio Hour’ cannot, in fact, be found there; and that a 1995 radio interview, supposedly available in a printed collection of Dylan interviews called The Fiddler Now Unspoke, also didn’t exist. When, three weeks after our first contact, I asked Lehrer to explain his deceptions, he responded, for the first time in our communication, forthrightly: ‘I couldn’t find the original sources,’ he said. ‘I panicked. And I’m deeply sorry for lying.”

Jonah Lehrer, 31, admitted in his statement, “I told Mr. Moynihan that they (the quotes in question) were from archival interview footage provided to me by Dylan’s representatives. This was a lie spoken in a moment of panic. When Mr. Moynihan followed up, I continued to lie, and say things I should not have said”

Through his literary agent, Andrew Wylie, Jonah Lehrer declined to be interviewed.

Raul Castro: Cuba willing to meet with U.S. as equals

Castro: “If they want confrontation, it’s better settled in baseball.”

Raul Castro, President of the island nation of Cuba, said Thursday at the end of the Revolution Day ceremony that his government is willing to sit down for talks with the United States government, as long as the conversation is between equals.

Raul Castro, who succeeded his older brother Fidel as President of Cuba, grabbed the microphone at the Revolution Day ceremony came to a close and echoed statements he had made prior, saying no topic is off-limits, including U.S. concerns about democracy, freedom of the press and human rights.

“Any day they want, the table is set. This has already been said through diplomatic channels,” Raul Castro stated. “If they want to talk, we will talk.”

Castro added that the U.S. would have to be prepared to hear Cuban complaints about the same issues within the U.S. and Europe.

“We are nobody’s colony, nobody’s puppet,” Castro said of his nation.

There has not been diplomatic relations between Castro’s Cuba and the U.S. for over five decades. The 1959 Revolution spurred fears within the U.S. of the influx of socialism just 90 miles from the American coast.

The 50-year-old U.S. embargo prohibits nearly all trade and travel to the island. The U.S. government insists it will not lift the embargo until Raul Castro and his administration address human rights violations within Cuba and institute democratic reforms.

According to CBS News’ Portia Siegelbaum, Raul Castro spoke of the U.S. allegations of human rights violations in Cuba during his speech, accusing the U.S. and its European allies of “inventing” the issue of human rights.

The U.S. presence at Guantanamo Bay proves to be a sticking point for Raul Castro and his regime, who have demanded the base be shut down and have accused the U.S. of torturing suspects held within the military prison.

“We will continue to fight such a flagrant violation. […] Never, under any circumstance, will we stop trying to recover that piece of ground,” first Vice President Jose Ramon Machado Ventura said during the Revolution Day ceremony keynote address.

According to Granma, the official newspaper of the Communist party, Raul Castro warned “this is a peaceful island that likes to dance and make friends with everyone including the United States. Still it is a stubborn country. If they want confrontation, it’s better settled in baseball, where we win some and lose some. On other occasions we never lose.”

Cancer drug vorinostat flushes HIV virus out of hiding, according to recent clinical trial

The finding marks the first step in a search for a cure for AIDS

The cancer drug vorinostat is reported to flush out the HIV virus from its “hiding” places in white blood cells, according to scientists within the U.S. who have said this finding marks the beginning of work to find a cure for AIDS.

The cancer drug is able to expose the virus as it hides dormant in patients’ white blood cells. The ability of the HIV genome, or reproductive code, to remain dormant in cells and revive after decades poses a grave threat to the search for a cure.

Being able to target the virus as it lies hidden within a patient’s white blood cells allows scientists to target the host white blood cells and effectively flush out the virus.

HIV is a retrovirus that inserts its DNA into the genome of host white blood cells, CD4+T cells in this study, and causes the cells to produce more of the virus while some of it may go dormant.

In this recent study, scientists used the chemotherapy cancer drug vorinostat to highlight the HIV virus as it lay dormant in the CD4+T cells of eight trial patients.

The patients were also given antiretroviral drugs, which prevents the HIV virus from multiplying. These antiretroviral drugs must be taken for life as they do not kill the virus that is hidden away lying dormant.

“It is the beginning of work toward a cure for AIDS,” David Margolis told the AFP as the International AIDS Conference was underway in Washington. Margolis is the co-author of the study published in the journal Nature.

“After a single dose of the drug, at least for a moment in time, (vorinostat) is flushing the virus out of hiding,” Margolis said of the trial. As of yet, vorinostat is the first drug ever shown to flush the HIV virus out of hiding.

”This is proof of the concept, of the idea that the virus can be specifically targeted in a patient by a drug, and essentially opens up the way for this class of drugs to be studied for use in this way,” Margolis added.

The researchers who conducted the study cautioned that this was simply an early indication and that vorinostat may have some toxic effects.

“We know that many cells that produce HIV die in the process. We know many cells that produce HIV can be identified and killed by the immune system. As far as we can tell, all the viruses floating around while patients are taking therapy don’t get into cells because they are blocked by the therapy.

“There is a possibility that this could work. But […] if it is only 99 percent true and one percent of the virus escapes, it won’t succeed. That is why we have to be careful about our work and what we claim about it,” Margolis said of the study.

According to HIV researcher Steven Deeks, the research provides “the first evidence that […] a cure might one day be feasible.”

“These data from the lab of David Margolis are genuinely exciting for those exploring pathways to achieving a cure for AIDS,” said Oxford University HIV researcher John Frater.

As is common with many early clinical trials, the study raised many concerns, including the ethical dilemma of giving a possibly toxic drug to HIV patients as well as whether other types of reservoir cells, including those in the brain, would respond to the vorinostat treatment.

“Thus there is a long way to go before we will know if this can work to completely eradicate HIV from an infected person,” said HIV immunologist Quentin Sattentau.

Over 34 million people around the world are infected with the HIV virus, which has caused approximately 30 million AIDS-related deaths since the disease first emerged in the early 1980s.

According to Margolis’ press release, “This work provides compelling evidence for a new strategy to directly attack and eradicate latent HIV infection. Long-term, widespread use of antiretrovirals has personal and public health consequences, including side effects, financial costs, and community resistance. We must seek other ways to end the epidemic, and this research provides new hope for a strategy to eradicate HIV completely from the body.”

Man aisle debuts in Manhattan

Westside Market NYC at 110th Street and Broadway has unveiled an item intended solely for men

Man aisle: for your one-stop-shop. A New York City grocery store launched the city’s first “man aisle” to make shopping a less arduous task for men. The portion of the store dedicated to dude-only items includes everything from condoms to steak sauce to razors and liquor.

“It’s your essentials,” Ian Joskowitz, 43, the chief operating officer of Westside Market NYC, explained. “It’s your water, alcohol, soaps, shampoos, deodorants, razors.

“If you’re going to have some guys over to watch a game, you can pretty much stand here – not move two feet – and get your beer, barbecue sauce, chips, whatever. It’s all right here!”

Joskowitz and the store’s CEO, George Zoitas, came up with the idea for the man aisle after reading an ESPN study that revealed more and more men are shopping for their families. What was 14 percent in the 1980s has now risen to 31 percent.

The two began to brainstorm ideas for what they originally termed, “The Man Isle.”

“We picked a couple of joke items – we could have chosen any ordinary coffee, but we picked Chock full o’Nuts,” Joskowitz chuckled. “But then a couple of us got a little overboard, so we tried to tone it down to not offend anyone.”

“Guys don’t like taking lists when they go shopping,” Zoitas added. “This helps them remember what they need.”

If the concept of the man aisle is a success, Zoitas and Joskowitz plan to expand it to four other locations in Manhattan and New Jersey.

“We think this is going to be a lot of fun,” Joskowitz said.

Westside Market NYC, located at 110th Street and Broadway in Manhattan, has also created a “Men’s Supermarket Survival Guide.” According to a press release from the market, the guide contains, “helpful tips and tricks for saving time, money and picking out the best ingredients.”

“I think it’s a great idea,” Andy Huber, 23, of Harlem said of the man aisle. “I don’t like to spend much time in the grocery store, so having this aisle makes things much easier for me.”

But, not everyone is convinced man aisles are such a great idea. According to Business Insider, “The average dolt might roll his eyes at this, but for the rest of us with a functioning brain, we have to ask ourselves: Just what were marketers thinking when they rolled out man aisles?” One can only imagine they had “visions of scraggly men-children lost in the feminine hygiene section” running through their minds.

The question remains: If the idea for a man aisle came about from seeing that more men are shopping for their families, then why does the man aisle only contain items intended for men? It seems it’s more of a “bachelor’s aisle” than a “man-shopping-for-his-family-aisle.”

Carly Rae Jepsen: Nude photos exist but have not been published

The Canadian-born pop artist is cooperating with Vancouver police in the computer hacking investigation

Carly Rae Jepsen just earlier this week took to Twitter to deny rumors that she appeared in a sex-tape, now actual nude photos of the pop singer are being shopped around to media outlets and Cary Rae Jepsen has taken to the authorities to find the culprit who hacked her personal computer.

Carly Rae Jepsen, who smashed the Billboard charts this summer with her infectious hit Call Me Maybe, is reportedly cooperating with police as they investigate the alleged theft of personal photos from her computer, according to ABC News.

As of yet, there has been no word from the Jepsen camp regarding the current police investigation, which began in mid-March. Carly Rae Jepsen took to Twitter earlier this week to deny rumors that she appeared in a sex-tape.

“Crazy morning. Discovered that someone put up a sex tape claiming to be me. Ridiculous. Obviously not me,” the Canadian-born artist tweeted July 23.

Carly Rae Jepsen, 26, is just another in a string of celebrities to fall victim to hackers. In 2011, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and an alleged 50 other celebrities had their computers hacked by Christopher Chaney.

According to the FBI, Cheney hacked into the emails and cell phones of a large number of celebrities beginning in December 2010 and posted racy photos of the stars on the Internet.

Chaney eventually pleaded guilty to nine felony counts, including unauthorized computer access and wiretapping as part of a plea agreement.

Now that it has been revealed Carly Rae Jepsen took nude photos of herself, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the reported sex-tape is her, as well… maybe…