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Just How Much Did Sex Cost, Anyway?

Meet the new Sex.com! Same as the old Sex.com!

So, you remember that whole thing about Sex.com, the URL fraudulently obtained by forged documents and used to generate briefcases of lettuce then invested in “a Mexican shrimp farm, a Tijuana strip club called the Bolero, and a Napster-like file-sharing site operating out of the Gaza Strip?”

I bet you do! I’m not even hinting at the sleaze this URL attracted; it is the shit magnet to shit on all shit magnets. The case has not one but two books written about it. One is Kieren McCarthy‘s Sex.com; the other is The Sex.com Chronicles by lawyer Charles Carreon.

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Man Loses Twitter “Joke” Appeal for Threatening to Blow Up Robin Hood

Stephen Fry from Happy Birthday to GNU

The man convicted of “menace” after he Tweeted a “joke” threat about blowing up Doncaster-Sheffield’s Robin Hood Airport has lost his appeal. (Yes!!! It’s really called Robin Hood Airport!!). Don’t worry, though; Oscar Wilde agreed to pay his fine.

That’s not the real Oscar Wilde — he’s still dead, last I heard — but actor Stephen Fry, who played Wilde in Wilde and quit Twitter recently after suggesting women don’t enjoy sex, which pissed a few of them off (and surely some men who felt obliged to differ).

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