Anthony Weiner is Back… And Other News.

Anthony Weiner

Former US Representative Anthony Weiner, best known for sending pictures of his weiner to random women, is contemplating running for New York City Mayor this year.

The Democrat, who resigned in 2011 over the sexting scandal, is looking to make a comeback, if the public is ready for him. Anthony Weiner gave a lengthy interview in this weekend’s New York Times Magazine, which details his political aspirations, his life with former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, and the aftermath of his scandal. National Post

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New YorkNew York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art got a huge gift today. Cosmetics tycoon Leonard Lauder has promised the museum his collection of 78 Cubist paintings, drawing and sculptures. It includes pieces from Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Leger. The total value? More than $1 billion. Or 13% of Lauders’ personal fortune. In a statement, Lauder, 80, said his gift was for “the people who live and work in New York and those from around the world who come to visit our great arts institutions”. Or they could just go see the Museum of Modern Art’s cubist collection. How many cubes does New York really need? New York Times

RehSometimes it takes a Facebook message to get the police to intervene. After Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17 year-old Canadian girl, committed suicide last week, her mother took to Facebook claiming the Nova Scotia justice system “failed” her daughter. Parsons’ parents say their daughter had been deeply depressed since an alleged gang rape in 2011. Afterwards a picture of the incident as passed around and Rehtaeh was bullied. Although an initial investigation into the attack concluded that there was insufficient evidence to lay charges, after seeing the amount of public outrage the case received, the Nova Scotia government now says it’s looking into reviewing the case. National Post

Ken CuccinelliSomeone loves the missionary position: Virginia attorney general and Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli wants to ban oral and anal sex for both gay people AND straight people. Last month, a three-judge panel ruled that a section of Virginia’s “Crimes Against Nature” statute that outlaws sodomy between consenting adults is unconstitutional based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2003 known as Lawrence v. Texas. But Cuccinelli wasn’t too happy about that so he has filed a petition with the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, hoping to revive the prohibition on consensual anal and oral sex. The court, however,  issued a short, two-sentence statement denying the petition. Huffington Post

Hamilton TrashHow to lose $10 million in 10 years: Step 1: Let family/friends/acquaintances mooch off of you. Step 2: Buy a souped-up Cadillac Escalade with a vanity license plate reading “BABIPHAT”. Less than 10 years after cashing in her $10.5 million lottery ticket, Hamilton, Ontario resident Sharon Tirabassi is broke and taking the bus to per part-time job. A combination of careless spending, stupid decisions, and family handouts caused Tirabassi to blow through her winnings so quickly. But Tirabassi is happier today, she says lies, adding life has more purpose now than when she was shopping. The Toronto Star

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