Counter Intelligence: Pee-Wee Herman Makes a Comeback

Paul Reubens may have gotten busted for indecent exposure -- but now he's set for a comeback

By Xana O'Neill
|  Tuesday, Aug 11, 2009  |  Updated 12:15 PM CDT
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See why Pee-Wee is making his way into theaters again and take a look at our list of must-reads that will have you chatting at the lunch counter, over IM or wherever it is that people actually talk these days.

  • Pee-Wee Herman is back in theaters -- and not for reasons you may think. Paul Reubens will star in a Los Angeles stage adaptation of the popular 80s TV show. The beloved man-child character took a hit when Reubens got busted for indecent exposure at a movie theater in 1991 and then pleaded guilty to possession of obscene images of children 13 years later. So where's Pee Wee been all this time? "I've put him away for a long time but part of him has always been with me," Reubens said. Win.
     
  • Tough guys die younger than those who don't try to be as masculine, a new study shows. Research suggests those who hold strong traditionally masculine beliefs tend not to seek preventative health care measures. The findings could help explain the discrepancies in the life expectancy for men and women, experts say.
     
  • Roughly 70% of Americans believe a woman should take her husband's last name, according to a survey. Those in favor of the name change felt it was beneficial for women to take their hubby's name when they marry and felt it was an important part of creating a marital and family identity.
     
  • A flavor of ice cream that boasts libido-boosters will soon be scooped out in a London department store. The Sex Pistol, at $20 a serving, has ingredients such as arginine and guarana and comes with a shot of absinthe. The icy treat is available only to those 18 and over.  

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