The PR Newswire- Review
New National Study Shows Gays More Likely Than Non-Gays to Book Travel Online
"According to a recent nationwide survey, gay, lesbian and bisexual (GLB) adults who are online are more likely to book hotel reservations through online portals than heterosexual onlineadults."
This nationwide survey contained a subsample of only N=177 GLB adults, so the margin of error is a kind of large. But I'm not going to focus on methdology. Some lines I found amusing in this release include:
"About one-half (52%) of GLB respondents were likely to visit Travelocity.com when making hotel reservations, compared to 40 percent of non-gay respondents." (Officially making Travelocity the gayest travel website).
"Many GLB online consumers rely on gay-specific travel expertise when queried on the type of resources used when planning destination travel." (I wonder what 'gay specific' is modifying here, is it the 'travel' or the 'expertise?')
Traveling gay to Lincoln, Nebraska? Then this next press release should interest you.
The Historic Cornhusker Hotel Becomes a Marriott
"The Cornhusker Hotel, in Lincoln, Neb., has been re-flagged as The Cornhusker -- A Marriott Hotel... The original Cornhusker Hotel was built in 1926 and has been a fixture in the Lincoln community for over 75 years. In 1982, the original Cornhusker was imploded, rebuilt and reopened in December 1983. The lone links from the original Cornhusker to the one that stands today are the 26 "Corn Maiden" figures that grace the atrium's interior." (Hot lonely corn maidens are waiting for you.)
Not going anywhere soon? Just going to hang out at home and watch TV? Then this next item is a private matter between you and TIVO.
'ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT' and 'THE INSIDER' Get First Exclusive Sit Down Interview With Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau
"Their relationship developed in 1996, when Mary Kay (then 34) was a sixth grade teacher in suburban Seattle, and Vili (then 12) was her student... In August 2004, Mary Kay was released from prison at the age of 42. Since then she has reunited with Vili, now 22." (Sure, I lusted in my heart after one of my six grade teachers. But a note to young men everywhere... do the math. For Vili, twenty years is going to seem like fifty in about ten.)
"Based on the popular segment on "Entertainment Tonight," THE INSIDER reports from a unique "insider" perspective, using first-person interviews, special "inside" access, "behind-closed-door" reports, and "inside information" from knowledgeable informed sources and contacts." (As opposed to reporting from an outsider perspective, using third-person interviews, and hearsay from ignorant out-of-the-loop sources... which is more IHAT's angle.)
And, finally, I'll leave you simply with this. The headline hooked me.
CDC Under Media Fire Over Bloated Obesity Deaths Stats, Notes Consumer Group
"Last week's bombshell announcement that excess weight was accountable for just 26,000 deaths each year stands in stark contrast to the bloated 400,000 deaths statistic produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last year and has left many demanding answers as to why the agency made such grave errors in its calculations." (OK, the first paragraph gets a little too clever. Again, sounds like something I would have written... 'The CDC's flabby logic went a bit heavy on the numbers, resulting in a rather hefty overestimates in their final calculations. The government can blubber all it wants about science, but we know this is a big, fat mistake.')