- District photographer makes $50,000 on errant Winfrey digit. (Photo: Associated Press)
PAPS IN D.C. make bank off Oprah's sixth toe: "A friend noticed something weird about the photo. If you looked closely—really closely—at Winfrey’s bare feet, it appeared that she had six toes. Drummond quickly enlarged the photo of the digit in question and had to agree. Drummond re-sent the picture with the enlarged toe to his photo agency in New York, after which it hit the Web like wildfire. Six-Toed Oprah ended up selling to Star magazine, gossip sites and newspapers all over the world. It was a sensation: 'Either Oprah Winfrey is rockin’ a sixth toe or that’s one mighty corn!' observed celebrity gossip site TMZ.com. In the end, Drummond says, he raked in more than $50,000 from that one image, and he’s still collecting residuals from it."
AFTER THE JUMP: Dudes don't care about royal wedding; Equality Maryland executive director is fired; Planned Parenthood tries a new marketing campaign:
MEN IN THE UNITED STATES do not care that Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting hitched.
EQUALITY MARYLAND has pushed out executive director Morgan Meneses-Sheets among anonymous reports that board members disagreed with Menesses-Sheets "over some of her decisions in carrying out the group’s efforts to pass a same-sex marriage bill and transgender non-discrimination bill in the Maryland Legislature."
THE EAST COAST RAPIST's attacks raise the idea of texting 911.
HOW THE MYTH OF FEMALE SEXLESSNESS perpetuates, via Amanda Marcotte: "If women are free from desire, straight men are free to see women as consumable goods for purchase. What name you call them---wife, prostitute---depends mainly on the price. Such a system means you're never really rejected. That peanut butter at the store doesn't look at you and say, 'Nah.' You either can afford it or you can't. Reducing women to that is comforting, I suppose."
WAS YOUR EASTER CELEBRATION CONSUMED BY PAGAN RITUAL? The Washington Times shakes off the "climate of political correctness [that] makes us look over our shoulder for an ACLU God-talk monitor" to remind egg-hunters of the true meaning of the holiday: "Now, I don’t have anything against chocolate bunnies and candy eggs—we consumed our fair share yesterday. But I grieve over the reality that there are people all around us searching for truth and meaning in their lives, and what they got instead was a wad of fake grass and a few jelly beans. The true story of Easter does not have a sugar-coated surface. It is composed of both the awful reality of our sin and the even-more-awesome reality of Jesus’ suffering and death."
PLANNED PARENTHOOD in Virginia Beach has got a new sign: "Planning for Parenthood is sacred work."