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Surprise! Real Sex Ed Really Works. No, Really.

That's one way to teach it
We all know that abstinence-only education and purity balls, where you pledge to save yourself for Daddy and Jesus, do not actually prevent kids from doing sex to each other. (We do all know that, right?) But there’s a new study that suggests real sex ed actually does the very thing that fake sex ed pretends to do: keeps kids from doing sex. Read more on Surprise! Real Sex Ed Really Works. No, Really….
  Seriously Howard Kurtz STFU

I Did Yoga With Ben Bradlee’s Daughter-In-Law And She Didn’t Even Take Off Her Top

Last month, at our sister site Terrible News For Terrible People Dot Com, we brought you the story “Howard Kurtz Is A Dumb Asshole.” In it, we wondered why exactly media critic Howard Kurtz, currently at Fox News, had taken it upon himself to play Facebook Picture Scold about the beautiful portraits of Pari Bradlee, a yoga instructor who has never done anything to anybody except have the gall to marry legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee’s son. Read more on I Did Yoga With Ben Bradlee’s Daughter-In-Law And She Didn’t Even Take Off Her Top…
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Howard Kurtz Appoints Himself Chief Constabulary Of The Islamic Religious Police

Prepare to clutch your pearls, wonketeers. We have on our hands a tawdry display of vile sexuality that absolutely DEMANDS to be shown to the world. It seems that a politician errr, a journalist the private-citizen daughter-in-law of a retired journalist has put up some super-racy photos on the Facebooks! Gasp! and bring me a cool mint julep for my sensibilities have been affronted. And Howard Kurtz is ON THE CASE! Don’t remember who Howard Kurtz is? He used to be the host of CNN’s Reliable Sources, a teevee show dedicated to talking about the media, whereby media elites would talk to other media elites on the teevee about media folks on teevee and in journamilism. Apparently the show name Circle Jerk was already taken. After like a million years, he decided to jump ship for Fox News because apparently he was unable to express his full magnitude of dickishness at CNN. Fresh off getting his ass so fired from Daily Beast, Kurtz is fitting into his new role at Fox News nicely. Rather than report on actual news (you know, debt ceiling, Syria, immigration reform, Miley Cyrus), Kurtz bizarrely decided to attack Pari Bradlee, the daughter-in-law of respected Washington Post journalist Ben Bradlee: Her new [Facebook] profile picture, in a Swiss-cheese bra that leaves little to the imagination and long black leather sleeves and briefs, is so revealing that it drew a torrent of breathless comments. In another just-posted photo she is nude, shot from the back, twisting one arm behind her. Egads! We shall have to sexplore this unseemly graphic XXXXX-rated facebook stuff!  Read more on Howard Kurtz Appoints Himself Chief Constabulary Of The Islamic Religious Police…
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Relive Bob Woodward’s Epic Swordfight With H.R. Haldeman In ‘Watergate: The Videogame’

For someone who spends the day sitting at a computer with NPR playing in the background, Yr Doktor Zoom doesn’t actually use many NPR stories as the starting point for his Wonkets. Today, an exception: We heard this thing on the radio t’other day and knew we would have to write about it, because A) Watergate and B) Video game (video game stories have been good to us), not to mention C) “Timothy Leary shows up with drugs and you get in a fistfight with Nixon.” Wonkers of all ages, regardless of whether you even like video games, with their gratuitous violence and furries, you owe it to yourself to try “Watergate: The Videogame,” which can be played online free for nothing, requires no downloading, and if you get stuck some goofballs have even made a walkthrough already. (A “walkthrough” is a thing for videogames that helps you differentiate your ass from a hole in the ground, for example “Carl Bernstein” was Bob Woodward’s “walkthrough.”) Read more on Relive Bob Woodward’s Epic Swordfight With H.R. Haldeman In ‘Watergate: The Videogame’…
 

After getting the boot for trying to interview Algeria’s revolutionary army in the 1950s, the French have finally forgiven Ben Bradlee, the legendary editor of the Washington Post. Bradlee, 86, received the Legion of Honor from France last week. [NYP] Read more on …
 

A Good, Abundant Life

By guest contributor Ben Bradlee Sometimes I am embarrassed at how satisfied I am with my life. I’m 85 years old. My doctor has just told me I’m in good physical shape. Actually, he said, “wonderful” shape. I am surrounded by the people I love. I live in fabulous houses, spectacular enough to be featured in national magazines, yet comfortable enough for someone who values “comfortable” above “beautiful.” My kids are healthy and apparently happy. And the same for my 10 grandchildren. Read more on A Good, Abundant Life…
 

Washington Post Is Firing Everyone

Post executive editor Leonard “Junior” Downie sent out a scary memo today saying reporters would be forced to have actual beats, learn to write reasonably short articles and help make him feel like Ben Bradlee as the paper continues to lose circulation. Read more on Washington Post Is Firing Everyone…
 

Gossip Roundup: ‘Flying High’

* Reliable Source: Fox News will not stage a party after the Radio & Television Correspondents Association Dinner. . . White House to host small “social dinner” tomorrow night to celebrate Ben Franklin‘s 300th birthday. [WP] * Under the Dome: “Law & Order” plot line strikes the GOP the wrong way. . . Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) seek temporary memorial in the Capitol Rotunda for soldiers killed in Iraq. [The Hill] * Page Six: New book claims that Laura Bush took “hormone adjustment” to conceive twins. . . Blind item asks, “Which political reporter attends so-called ‘circuit parties’ while flying high on ecstasy?” [NYP] * Inside the Beltway: Ben Bradlee is visiting the South Pacific for The New Yorker. . . PETA wants Antonin Scalia to stop killing fish. [WT] * Rush & Molloy: Giuliani hits the ground in Iowa. . . Photos of Pataki‘s daughter downing tequila land on the Internet. [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: ‘Flying High’…
 

Daily Briefing: ‘A Good Deal’

* Ben Bradlee says Richard Armitage probably revealed Valerie Plame‘s identity to Bob Woodward. [NYT] * Sen. Feingold‘s call for a censure of Bush has caused a “fierce debate on Capitol Hill that is likely to persist throughout the congressional campaign season.” [WP] * Fellow Democratic senators refuse to comment on censure resolution; Sens. Clinton and Kerry deflect inquires. [WP] * Rumsfeld suggests that troop levels in Iraq could temporarily increase to coincide with religious pilgrimage. [NYT] * Senate Judiciary Committee takes testimony from executives of top oil corporations, this time under oath. [WP, NYT, W$J] * Bush, on brief tour to tout Medicare, says drug plan is “a good deal” and “makes a lot of sense.” [WP, NYT] * FBI photographed Pittsburgh antiwar group in 2002. [WP] * House Republicans support temporary restrictions on lobbying. [NYT] * Senate Republicans reject new budget rule that would have made fiscal changes harder to pass. [NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: ‘A Good Deal’…
 

Gossip Roundup: Stephanopoulos’s Nails

* Reliable Source: Bush will divert Air Force One today to vote in the Texas primary. . . David Boies‘ wife chartered two planes to bring 50 of his best friends –including Tom Brokaw, Charlie Rose, Ted Olsen, Walter Isaacson, Tom Friedman, Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn and Margaret Carlson– to Vegas for his surprise 65th birthday party. . . Alan Greenspan turned 80 yesterday; book advance could reach $8m. . . George Stephanopoulos gets manicures. . . Jenna Bush dined at the Capital Grille on Saturday. . . Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) attended the Oscars. . . Martin Sheen seen praying at St. Stephen’s Church. [WP] * Under the Dome: Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) has cast 17,532 roll-call votes. [The Hill] * Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Katie Holmes‘ character in “Thank You for Smoking” was inspired by Maureen Dowd. [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Stephanopoulos’s Nails…
 

Sally Quinn Cordially Invites You to the Opening of Her Safe Room

We know know what Sally Quinn does in those hours when she’s not being the fabulous semi-employed spouse of Ben Bradlee: She’s about two Reynold’s Wrap-tubes short of being a member in the tin foil hat brigade, an ultra-prepared, paranoid (“Federal emergency authorities ‘not only lie, they don’t tell the truth.'”) urban survivalist who always carries a “N95 particle mask” and a jar of peanut butter. (Kinky.) On Monday, apparently between Chalabi-stalking appointments, she gave a talk to the Citizen’s Association of Georgetown, and she made it clear the lengths to which she’ll go to ensure her household is adequately prepared: “[S]he’d tried putting an N95 on Sparky, her now-deceased Shih Tzu, but it didn’t work.” We’re sure she’ll get right on a solution. Meanwhile, one quibble: Quinn has designated her laundry room as emergency shelter because it’s “easy to seal off.” However, “her food supply is heavy on the beans, ‘because they’re nutritious.'” No doubt, but sealing off a room full of people eating mostly beans? Maybe that’s what the masks are for. Read more on Sally Quinn Cordially Invites You to the Opening of Her Safe Room…
 

Gossip Roundup: Angelina and Ari

• Reliable Source: Angelina Jolie proves a distraction at Capitol Hill conference on HIV/AIDS. Richard Branson also testifies: “If this were the U.S., there would be a war room set up.”. . . Lynne Cheney visits and revisits Pottery Barn. . . Connie Mack (R-Fl.) is divorcing. [WP] • Under the Dome: Five Hall of Fame baseball players dragged out to talk about steroid legislation. . . Letter from two Democrat lawmakers regarding Plan B may have influenced FDA commissioner to resign. . . John Dingell (D-Mich.), Mark Foley (R-Fla.), Pat Roberts, ABC’s John Cochran, Howard Fineman, Matt Cooper, and Ben Bradlee attend screening of “Flightplan” hosted by Dan Glickman. [The Hill] • Inside the Beltway: Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents found themselves hounded for ice by confused hurricane victims. [WT] • Lloyd Grove’s Lowdown: Gloria Steinem says ’08 is too soon for Hillary. [NYDN] • Rush & Molloy: Ari Fleischer is working for Bud Selig. [NYDN] Read more on Gossip Roundup: Angelina and Ari…