1. Kinky is as Kinky does

    Texas guber-candidate Kinky Friedman is trading his Caddy for a biodiesel ride and wants Willie in his cabinet. Plus he’s got his own action figure and a rockin’ ‘stache. Almost makes us want to pack up for the Lone Star State. Almost.

    Photo: Brian Kanof

  2. MyCage.com

    It’s hard out here for a chimp an orangutan. So a Dutch zoo is setting up a webcam dating service to connect its prime-mates with single simians in Borneo. Must enjoy long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and hurling feces at passersby.

    Photo: iStockphoto

  3. Dumpster diva-ing

    Forget FCUK and BCBG — try on the three R’s for size. Fashion students in New York are prowling secondhand shops and contestants on Project Runway are pawing through recycling, all in the name of hauteness. This season, trashy is the new black.

    Photo: iStockphoto

  4. No soup for Yao

    A campaign to ban shark-fin soup hit new heights last week when gravity-defiant balla Yao Ming took a stand against the controversial Chinese delicacy. But who will speak for those poor gators in the Gatorade?

    Photo: Imaginechina/ WireImage

  5. It’s what’s inside that counts

    We thought the only thing Paris, Lindsay, and Tipper had in common was a penchant for peroxide, but eagle-eyed green gawkers have spotted an inconvenient truth: they’ve all been sporting the same sassy eco-satchel. Excuse us while we imagine the catfight to come.

    Photo: Ecoist