Lots of guys like a lady with a little junk in the trunk, but one pervy Australian politician took his devotion to the derriere to a whole new level.
Steven Reghenzani, fanny fan extraordinaire, was fined $550 and put on a 12-month good behavior bond for stalking in Melbourne after admitting to authorities that he was a pervert with a fetish for women’s rear ends, Australia’s Herald Sun reports.
Reghenzani got busted when perplexed photo lab employees reported receiving two rolls of film almost exclusively featuring photos of female fannies doing all sorts of everyday things.
When cops raided the butt-lover’s home, they found 150 posterior pictures on display, as well as folders with hundreds of glossy bottoms cut from magazines.
"Mr. Reghenzani didn't have a sinister purpose … he merely saw something he liked, akin to a tourist taking a photograph of Ayres Rock,” Reghenzani’s lawyer told the court.
"There has been no impact on the victims. They are not aware of it."
His extensive collection featured images of a 60-year-old woman’s behind, women runners bending over a starting block and a lady wearing Lycra bike shorts before a run, to name a few.
Conspicuously absent from his collection of tushies? Ladies in denim.
Rehgenzani told cops that he did not like women in jeans.
And though his lawyer insists the heinie shrine was harmless (if not humorous), authorities were less than amused.
"These are focusing on a specific area of a woman. They are photographs of the bottom," Sen-Constable Martin said. "It is serious. It is serious enough that the person from the photographic studio contacted police."
Thanks to Out There reader Alex K.
'Baby Be of Use' and Get Mama a Cocktail
NEW YORK (New York Post) — Teach your toddler how to fix you a martini, make you a hangover-cure breakfast, change the oil in your car and apply for a home equity loan.
Sound too good to be true?
Not to illustrator and humorist Lisa Brown, whose two latest additions ("Baby Fix My Car" and "Baby Do My Banking") to the four-book "Baby Be of Use" series came out this summer and are available together for $24 at mcsweeneys.net.
Sitting in her office in San Francisco, the 34-year-old author says she was frustrated by the dearth of educational children's books on the market.
"I had been reading all of these sappy board books," says Brown, who is mother to a 2 1/2-year-old, "and my son is learning how to say goodnight to the moon and pat a bunny, but nothing really interesting to me."
So Brown asked herself, what interests me? Cocktails! "Baby Mix Me a Drink" was born.
"They have really nice pleasing shapes and colors," she laughs, "and I thought, perfect, he can read about cocktails and I can enjoy cocktails."
Full of future ideas including "Baby Administer CPR" and the possibly more controversial "Baby Get Me Laid," Brown says she has only received a small amount of criticism from the sense-of-humor-challenged.
"I was at an event in Kansas," she recalls, "and I had this parent asked me, 'Are you afraid of sending mixed messages?'
"I said, 'I don't think the message is mixed at all. It's pro-cocktail.' "
If Only They'd Made One That Could Clean My House
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It looks almost like any other shopping cart, except sensors allow it to follow the shopper around the supermarket and slow down when needed so items can be placed in it, and it never crashes into anyone's heels.
Gregory Garcia dreamed up the robotic cart to solve a childhood peeve of being accidentally hit with shopping carts by his sister.
His cart, also known as B.O.S.S. for Battery Operated Smart Servant, was one of about 30 robots on display Wednesday by students at the University of Florida, who worked the past semester on the projects using their engineering backgrounds.
Jeremy Greene, 23, of Panama City, created a robot named Atlas, which balances a blue ping pong ball on a flat piece of wood as it moves across the room. He said he sees no real world application for his robot other than entertainment.
Students were given free rein in deciding the type of robot to construct. Robots range from Carlo Pasco's poker robot that deals cards to poker players to Bryan Talenfeld's invention that tells color blind people the color of a traffic light.
Topped with a wig of dreadlocks and a colorful hat, one of the most popular robots is Koolio. The robot delivers cold drinks to faculty and students who order them over the Internet.
Adam Grieper has a similar robot called the Beertender, which senses people and offers them a beer.
It's a Jungle Out There
BLACKEY, Ky. (AP) — The mayor of an eastern Kentucky town has decided not to mow his overgrown lawn and he's turning down offers from neighbors to do it for him.
Blackey Mayor Mike Dixon hasn't mowed his lawn in the Letcher County town since last year.
Martha Burns of the Blackey City Council says Dixon likes to be his own person. She says she has no problem with the mayor's tall grass and neither do the neighbors.
Dixon says flowers began popping up in his yard when he stopped pushing a mower across it. He says birds and squirrels also moved in.
Now he's given his mower away and wishes others would do the same because he doesn't like the noise they make when he's trying to relax and enjoy his surroundings.
Thanks to Out There readers Amanda C. and Laura R.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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