NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton and his predecessor Ray Kelly have not been getting on of late. Last week, Kelly—who is promoting his book—accused Bratton of manipulating crime statistics. “Shame on him,” Bratton said at a press conference Tuesday. “Let him back up that accusation.” Aw yeah, back that thing up.
It's too bad the world is going to end next year, because sometimes it seems like it might actually be kind of okay: this is a video of Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, chosen by raffle to receive the ritual first homecoming kiss, greeting her fiancée Citlalic Snell on the pier—the first same-sex homecoming kiss in Navy history. The couple met in boot camp and kept their relationship secret until the September repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. "It's nice to be able to be myself," says Gaeta. [Virginian-Pilot]
Benetton, the advertising company that also allegedly makes clothes, has some new ads. You'll never guess what is happening in these ads: world leaders traditionally considered to be enemies are depicted kissing each other. The tagline: "UNHATE." We think that means: don't hate each other, we're all humans trying to get by on this crazy rock one day at a time, amirite? Although we can't be sure.
Gay liberation and women's liberation come full circle today: In "The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name," gay Elle writer Seth Plattner announces that he likes to make out with women sometimes, not because he is bisexual, but because he really likes sexual attention. He's like a drunk sorority girl at a frat party, but gay and at a cool bar in New York. Here is his confession:
Wondering how you will kiss your significant other in the future? Well, you, specifically, will be alone for the rest of your life, but the rest of us will be frenching non-stop over the internet via this little gadget.
A little late for Valentine's Day, GOOD Magazine presents this romantic compilation of some of the best kissing scenes caught on film. Plus, it comes with some interesting facts about the "science of kissing," which is called phlematology!
In this Valentine's-related contest from Thailand, couples aimed to break a world record by kissing non-stop for nearly two days. Contestants weren't allowed to sit or sleep, and they had to continue smooching even as they took bathroom breaks!