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“Rent a Husband” in Moscow

The city will begin offering “husband” services to its residents.

Photo by Flickr user JD Hancock.

The city of Moscow will soon be launching a “Rent-a-Husband” program, available to its residents as a public service. Taking a cue from private companies that already provide these kinds of services to Russian consumers, the administration’s Rent-a-Husband plan will loan out “husbands” for tasks traditionally carried by men to paying customers. Need a leaky pipe plugged up? Have a broken window that needs to be replaced? These husbands will not only fix things around your house but also perform uncompromising binary expressions of gender and masculinity!

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Jerry Brown Takes Away 48,000 State Employees' Cellphones

In an effort to get California's unruly budget under control, Jerry Brown is taking away the taxpayer-provided cellphones of 48,000 state employees.

In an effort to get California's unruly budget under control, Jerry Brown is taking away the taxpayer-provided cellphones of half of the 96,000 state employees who have them. The savings? Twenty million dollars a year.

"It is difficult for me to believe that 40 percent of all state employees must be equipped with tax-payer funded cell phones," Brown said in a written statement. "The current number of phones out there is astounding."

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