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  • Obama is a complete failure [Communist Noobie Teases with Title Then Flops, Fails & Gets Zotted]

    11/22/2014 9:42:25 PM PST · by Christopher C Communist · 153 replies
    Hi. My name is Chris. I'm posting to state how angry I am at Obama. He has failed to deliver. It proves my point that there's no difference between the democrats and republicans. Here are some of the reasons. Obama gave a temporary reprieve to just 5 million. All 12 million undocumented immigrants deserve full US citizenship. Obama has failed to stop Keystone and has done little for the environment and to stop global warming. He may as well be a republican. He's failed to ban guns. He's essentially for the entire NRA agenda. He's done nothing to stop the...
  • Burglar vs Yorkie

    11/22/2014 9:28:21 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 19, 2014 | ArcaneArcade
    Meanwhile in South Africa... a self respecting burglar soils himself when he encounters the most brutal dog he has ever seen. Update: This awesome dog is called Scamp and you will happy to know that the perp was caught a short while later and justice has been served.
  • IRS is monitoring comment threads on conservative blogs

    11/20/2014 7:47:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 110 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The Internal Revenue Service, which claims to be so understaffed that it can’t bother to collect unpaid taxes, or search backup tapes for Lois Lerner’s “missing” emails, apparently has plenty of time to read the comment threads on conservative blogs that have been critical of the agency (Hi there, IRS agents!). William Jacobson, one of the best-informed and most effective critics of the agency, writes on Legal Insurrection: Hey, remember the Reader Poll we did about whether it was okay to follow and try to interview Lois Lerner in her neighborhood? Do you approve of media confronting Lois Lerner in...
  • In the Gay Wing of L.A. Men's Central Jail, It's...Hand-Sewn Gowns and Tears [Barf Alert!]

    11/19/2014 10:10:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Nov 18, 2014 | Ani Ucar
    With rouged lips, long hair and a strut that would give Naomi Campbell pause, Dave Williams, 47, works the 75-foot runway that stretches between crowded rows of green chipped-paint bunk beds at the L.A. County Sheriff’s Men’s Central Jail. Williams, a transgender inmate known on the inside as Yah Yah, glides past a hooting and hollering crowd of her fellow gay and transgender inmates, perched atop their beds for a prime view. She’s flaunting a white cotton halter-top baby-doll dress and matching white Cinderella gloves, hand-crafted for her by one of the trans women inside this infamously tough downtown L.A....
  • Catherine Furst: 100-year-old belly dancer still has moves (w/video)

    11/19/2014 2:46:41 PM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    WPBF ABC 25 West Palm Beach, Florida ^ | November 18, 2014 | Erin Guy
    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Catherine Furst, known to her friends as Kay, turned 100 years old over the weekend. Furst isn't your typical senior citizen. She credits being kind and belly dancing to her long healthy life.
  • Benjy the ‘gay’ bull saved from slaughter by Simpsons co-creator

    11/18/2014 9:50:31 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 18 Nov 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A ‘gay’ bull has been saved from slaughter by the only person who could have truly understood the ridiculousness of the situation – the co-creator of the Simpsons. Benjy the bull was being prepared for the chop after vets said his sexual orientation was the reason he wouldn’t breed. That’s when Sam Simon, who helped start cult cartoon comedy, stepped in. ‘All animals have a dire destiny in the meat trade, but to kill this bull because he’s gay would’ve been a double tragedy,’ said the 59-year-old producer who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. After being told he was...
  • No Justice, No Peace! #Ferguson Protest Leader Has Car Stolen During (bleep) the Police” Rally

    11/18/2014 8:47:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 167 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 18, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    <p>No Justice, No Peace! Elizabeth Vega is one of the Ferguson protest leaders. She protested at sports venues and attempted a banner drop. She co-led the St Louis Symphony interruption, was arrested at the pumpkin smashing, yelled at the St Louis Post Dispatch protest, and helped block traffic with her freakshow in Clayton yesterday. While yelling “**** the Police!” apparently her car got stolen. Do you think she’ll file a police report requesting they help her now?</p>
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: CHARLES MANSON GETS MARRIAGE LICENSE

    11/17/2014 2:39:13 PM PST · by bkopto · 99 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Nov 17, 2014 | staff
    Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison....
  • Owasso Man Arrested On Charge Of Biting Off Bowler's Ear

    11/16/2014 6:40:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    News 9 ^ | 11-15-14 | unattributed
    OWASSO, Oklahoma - An Owasso man was arrested for maiming after an apparent brawl at a bowling alley. James Thomas Foster bit the ear off another man during a fight at the Coffee Creek bowling alley, according to court documents. Court records state two groups of people were bowling in adjoining lanes on August 31, 2014. One group was a mother, father and daughter; the other group was made up of about seven girls. The mother told police she accidentally knocked over a drink on the shared table between the lanes, and that sparked an argument. The group of girls...
  • NJ College Tells Women To Practice Anti-Rape Facial Expressions To Avoid Sexual Assault.

    11/16/2014 3:25:28 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 109 replies
    We Kid You Not. What does your anti-rape face look like? Last week Ramapo College in NJ told students that they should take preventative measures to avoid sexual assault by practicing “anti-rape” facial expressions. In a presentation to freshmen students by the school’s coordinator of substance abuse and sexual assault prevention, students were advised on how to dress, how much to drink or not to drink, how to use body language to lessen the chances of assault, and that women should “practice how they articulate their face in a social setting by practicing in a mirror.” Um, WHAT?! Rightfully,...
  • [Alaska] Troopers Release Brief on Underwear Bandit

    11/16/2014 1:47:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    KMXT FM ^ | 11/12/14 | Jay Barrett
    During the past week, Alaska State Troopers in Kodiak have received a series of burglary reports, criminal trespass, and theft that they believe are related. The troopers say citizens are returning home to find their residences have been entered and various items, but mostly womens' underwear, have been stolen and or rifled through. While investigating these crimes, AST has learned that other citizens in town have encountered similar events in the recent months, but have not reported them to law enforcement. One of those is Hannah Clark, a fisherman who lives in Bells Flats. She said she started noticing some...
  • This man was asked to watch a co-worker’s potted plant. He did so much more

    11/15/2014 8:10:55 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 37 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 11 Nov 2014 | Harry Readhead
    When an employee at an IT firm was asked to babysit a co-worker’s plant, he took his duties extremely seriously. In fact, he took his charge on a tour of the town that would normally be unheard of for a sheltered office philodendron. Over four days, the Augusta, Georgia, man taught the plant to drive (sort of), went for walks with it and they sat by the river together – taking pictures along the way, of course. -snip- In between comments left by the pun brigade (‘They say pot makes you lazy’, ‘Oh, leaf him alone’ etc.), Reddit users voiced...
  • Jose Canseco tweets about losing finger at poker

    11/15/2014 1:05:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2015
    Misfortune continues to deal hard-luck former slugger Jose Canseco a bad hand. Canseco said on Twitter Friday night that he was playing cards at poker tournament in Las Vegas Friday when his badly injured middle finger on his left hand fell off. The confessed steroid cheat accidentally shot himself in the hand last month while cleaning his gun at home. Doctors attempted to save it, apparently without success.
  • Ewe: Fresno State student arrested in sheep sexual assault

    11/15/2014 10:00:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 107 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 14, 2014 | By Kale Williams
    A Fresno State University student is facing sexual assault charges and a sheep is being monitored by veterinarians after a bizarre incident at the Central Valley school, ABC7 Los Angeles reported. What is being referred to as the “sheep incident” has shaken up Fresno State after a student heard noises coming from a barn and found a 23-year-old man having sex with one of the ewes. The unidentified student responsible for the deed told police he had drank alcohol and was stressed out about a midterm, but offered up no other defense of his actions.
  • Urban Outfitters' Hillary Clinton Nutcracker Is Horribly Sexist

    11/12/2014 6:45:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    Yahoo! Style ^ | November 12, 2014 | Laia Garcia
    Urban Outfitters is back in the spotlight again for their questionable product choices. This time it’s for the Hillary Clinton Nutcracker, an actual nutcracker in the shape of, you-guessed-it, Hillary Clinton. These days it seems as if Urban Outfitters’ marketing plan is largely based around generating press on derogatory items such as a “one of a kind sweatshirt featuring the Kent State University logo” with a suspicious blood-like spatter, and an array of T-shirts that perpetuate stereotypes against Native Americans, Mexicans, Jews, and Irish among others (at least the fact that no one is safe is slightly comforting?). 
  • Boston Marathon bombing survivor bids farewell to leg before amputation

    11/11/2014 8:34:18 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/11/14 | Michael Walsh
    A Boston Marathon bombing survivor had her left leg amputated on Monday — after bidding farewell to the limb during a heartwarming party. Rebekah DiMartino, 27, of Richmond, Texas, was one of the more than 260 people injured on April 15, 2013, when bombs were detonated near the race’s finishing line.The mother and newlywed treated her leg to a pedicure and held a “last supper” party for it over the weekend before going under the knife.“I'm sure it won't come as a shock to you when I say that we've grown apart. The love that we once had has dwindled,...
  • Muslims' war on German shepherds is on, hacks our rescue website

    11/11/2014 2:03:10 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 90 replies
    11/11/2014 | self
    The German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County's website has been continually been hacked. Our cyber security experts have determined the hackers are from Yemen. The a-holes have been posting Arabic characters and deleting photos and adoption applications. So far we have determined no personal or financial has been stolen. Regardless, we've elected to shut down the website and build a new one. The hacking activity has been reported to authorities.
  • ‘Lifetime supply of bacon’ advertised on Gumtree…mmmm bacon

    11/10/2014 9:24:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 58 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 10 Nov 2014 | Matt Payton
    A lot of interesting things are advertised on Gumtree – from an entire flat of furniture to in-home yoga lessons. However, this person has listed a product priceless in the eyes of many a meat eater. They have offered a lifetime supply of bacon. The seller claims it’s free. But nothing in this world is ever free. Here is the full description from the Hampshire-based vendor of pork: ‘I have the life time supply of bacon, I’m desperate to get rid because I need to shed a few piggies. ‘I know it says it’s free however I would like something...
  • Man found on fire atop Metro-North train

    11/09/2014 8:17:01 PM PST · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    WTNH-TV (New Haven, CT) ^ | Nov 9, 2014 | Elizabeth Hess and Brian Spyros
    An Ohio man caused a great deal of commotion early Sunday after officials say he was found on the roof of a moving Metro-North train. He was also on fire.
  • Hello Kitty turns 40, draws 25,000 fans to first 'Hello Kitty Con'

    11/08/2014 7:19:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | November 2, 2014 | Michael Martinez and Jaqueline Hurtado
    Hello Kitty turns 40, draws 25,000 fans to first 'Hello Kitty Con' By Michael Martinez and Jaqueline Hurtado, CNN November 2, 2014 -- Updated 1832 GMT (0232 HKT) Los Angeles (CNN) -- They come from all over the world wearing her apparel or even dressed as her lookalike. It is, after all, the first convention for an icon whose image of irrepressible cuteness can send its worshippers swooning. Hello Kitty is celebrating its 40th year in grand fashion in one of downtown Los Angeles' classiest museums, and there are so many exhibits and so much merchandise for sale in the...
  • Indian plane hits stray buffalo during take-off

    11/07/2014 8:16:57 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 7, 2014
    An Indian airliner crashed into a stray buffalo during take-off from the western city of Surat although no passengers or crew were hurt, the plane's operator, SpiceJet Ltd, said on Friday. The airline was forced to ground the Boeing 737 which suffered "substantial damages", it said.
  • Russian Lawmaker Proposes Mailing Putin Sperm to Impregnate Russian Women

    11/07/2014 9:19:52 AM PST · by Grzegorz 246 · 61 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | 11/06/14 | By Kevin B. Sanders
    'Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President' “The essence of my proposition is simple”, says the Chairwoman Of Parliamentary Commission on Women’s affairs, Children and Family, Yelena Borisovna Mizoulina. “Each female citizen of Russia will be able to receive by mail the genetic material of the President, get pregnant from him and have a baby. These mothers will be receiving special allowances from the government.” “And after the birth of the child, he will have to be given to be raised into the special institutions that resemble Souvorov Schools...
  • Decaying Corpse Found In Foreclosed Cape Coral Home

    11/06/2014 10:53:01 AM PST · by Red Badger · 55 replies
    CBS Local Miami ^ | 11-06-2014 | Staff
    The new owner of a foreclosed home in Cape Coral got more than he bargained when he went to inspect his purchase. William Wilson bought the light pink house on SE 19th Lane for $96,000 at an auction on Tuesday, according to the News-Press of Fort Myers. When he went to mow the lawn and check out the house itself on Wednesday, he found a corpse on the master bedroom floor. Wilson told the paper all that remained was the bones, skin and smell of the remains. Wilson said the inside of the house was a mess and it looked...
  • Stevie Wonder, 64, is expecting triplets

    11/05/2014 4:31:32 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 63 replies
    At age 64, Stevie Wonder is expecting triplets reports The New York Post. They will be the ninth, 10th and 11th children for the R&B icon, by five different women. He’s been married twice, but the mother this time is his latest girlfriend, Tomeeka Robyn Bracy, 40, who also gave birth to a child by Wonder last year.
  • 'Illegal Immigration' - A Performance Art Piece (by cats)

    11/05/2014 12:30:12 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Me, via YouTube (as Hopalong Ginsberg) ^ | 11/5/14 | Me (and Deimos and Misty)
    Starring Deimos (tuxedo cat) and Misty (fluffy cat). Like all great art, this work speaks for itself.
  • 10 reactions to yesterday’s GOP wave from America’s hardest hit: Hollywood celebrities

    11/05/2014 9:08:15 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 90 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 5, 2014
    Yesterday’s GOP wave was a hard pill to swallow for your average, run-of-the-mill Democrat, but for the Hollywood elite who have showered Democratic politicians with money and love these past two years, it must have been absolutely devastating. Check out this headline, which could be one of the better ones we’ve seen:
  • Terrorist Fail: Suicide Belt Detonates Prematurely

    11/03/2014 10:28:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 35 replies
    Fox Live news ^ | November 11, 2014 | Staff
    Published on May 31, 2014 A Syrian-based terror group is stting around singing, rifles stacked in the middle of the room and their flag draped on the wall above when a suicide belt goes off prematurely. These men are said to be a group of Takfiri terrorists, a foreign-sponsored group that's claimed responsibility for numerous attacks across Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq.
  • Beverly Hills Woman Swaps Candy For Live Worms This Halloween

    10/30/2014 10:50:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | Andrea Fujii
    BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA.com) — Trick-or-treaters may receive an unconventional treat Friday when they stop by Rainbeau Mars’ house. The Beverly Hills resident says she plans to pass out live worms for Halloween as opposed to candy in an effort to encourage composting and gardening. “I hope that we scare ourselves into waking up and taking care of the earth,” Mars told KCAL9’s Andrea Fujii. She purchased about 1,000 worms, along with soil, recycled pots and hundreds of vegetable seeds. Mars says kids will be able to pick out their own creepy crawler. “And put it in their box or their...
  • Lena Dunham goes topless in Instagram campaign for Planned Parenthood....

    10/30/2014 9:11:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 77 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 30 October 2014 | Shyam Dodge for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: That's one way to get attention! Lena Dunham goes topless in Instagram campaign for Planned Parenthood Lena Dunham has taken over the internet - at least when it comes to some of her fellow celebrities. The 28-year-old posted a topless photo of herself to Instagram on Thursday, tying in both her new book Not That Kind Of Girl and a campaign to get people to vote for women's rights. The Girls creator's naked selfie followed a series of pictures posted by some of Hollywood's biggest leading ladies, who all proudly wore a shirt advertising the dual campaign with...
  • Store owner uses chili powder to defend himself in violent armed robbery

    10/30/2014 7:03:34 AM PDT · by Brother Cracker · 39 replies
    wcvb ^ | Oct 28, 2014
    STONEHAM, Mass —A store owner used chili powder to take down an armed robber who barged into a convenience store on Main Street in Stoneham late Saturday evening. Brett Osgood, 25, of Revere was arrested and charged with armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and witness intimidation. According to the police, Osgood went into the convenience store late Saturday evening and purchased a $2 lottery scratch ticket. A short time later, he allegedly returned with a man in his 40s who attempted to cash in a scratch ticket. While Khan had the...
  • Half-blind sanctuary owner hand feeds his 14 big cats - including a 700lb Siberian tiger

    10/28/2014 2:32:02 AM PDT · by Stoat · 37 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 27, 2014 | Jenny Awford
    He has been bitten on the nose by a leopard and had his shoulder separated after wrestling with a full-grown Bengal tiger.But Carl Bovard, who is blind in one eye, believes living with 14 big cats including two lions, six tigers and a desert lynx, is a risk worth taking to raise awareness about endangered species. They all spend time living in his Florida home before moving into the outside enclosure and are seen clambering over the pool table and cuddling up in his bed.   (edit)
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • Cops: Uncle stabs nephew for eating too many pork chops

    10/25/2014 9:50:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 71 replies
    CBS12 News ^ | October 22 2014 | Victoria Price
    FELLSMERE, Fla. (CBS12) -- A 61-year-old man was arrested after he stabbed his nephew during a fight over pork chops, Fellsmere police say. Billy Wall and his nephew Charles Williams were arguing over the number of pork chops each one got to eat for dinner. -snip Both men began to fight again after Williams said his nephew grabbed a machete and threatened him.
  • Errol Lewis Warns New Yorkers to Not Eat Ebola-Infected Feces or Mucus [Literal Alert]

    10/25/2014 4:16:27 AM PDT · by fwdude · 50 replies
    No comment necessary (or possible.)
  • Man accidentally texts his probation officer asking for weed

    10/25/2014 4:34:53 AM PDT · by Stoat · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mike Flacy
    "....Cross sent a text message to his probation officer which read “You have some weed?” Upon receiving the text message, the probation officer notified local police and a search warrant was issued for Cross’s residence. Upon the execution of the search warrant, Albany police discovered a bag of cocaine in the possession of Cross...." (edit) "....Cross was arrested shortly after and sent back to prison. He received one additional year in prison for violating the terms of his probation as well as another year for the drug possession."
  • Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

    10/25/2014 1:41:51 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    CHICAGO — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives.
  • Suspect says Satan made him smash into Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument

    10/24/2014 7:20:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    KFOR, NBC 4, Oklahoma City ^ | Updated at 06:36PM, October 24, 2014 | KFOR-TV and L. Noland
    A man has been taken in for mental evaluation after allegedly vandalizing the Ten Commandments monument at the Oklahoma State Capitol. U.S. Secret Service Agents say it all started after a man walked into the Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City Friday morning making strange threats against the President and Federal Government. Agents say he then admitted to them that he crashed his car into the Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol, then left his damaged car and walked to the Federal Building. The Secret Service says the man told them that Satan made him crash his car into the...
  • Man chops off his own penis after girlfriend told him he was no good in bed

    10/23/2014 10:28:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 145 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 23 Oct 2014 | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    A jilted lover has chopped off his own penis after he was dumped by his girlfriend. Oliver Ilic, 22, was told that he was no good in bed so it is claimed he mutilated himself then threw the remains in the bin. He is alleged to have told doctors that he had a small appendage and cited that as the reason why his girlfriend was no use to him. Ilic contacted emergency services when he could not stop the bleeding and was taken to hospital in the east Macedonian town town of Kocani. Police searched his house and discovered the...
  • Man's Best Friend Really Knows How To Live Up To His Name [video]

    10/23/2014 9:14:11 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 19 replies
    Anything I could say would spoil the surprise. Just click the link.
  • Penn Judge Suspended Over X-Rated Emails

    10/22/2014 11:17:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | October 21, 2014 | LANA MORELLI
    (CN) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended Justice Seamus McCaffrey on Monday amid allegations that he sent or received hundreds of pornographic emails over a four-year period. In its order, the court cited a "compelling and immediate need to protect and preserve" the integrity of state's courts. Although McCaffrey has been suspended, with pay, on only an "interim basis," the justices also ordered the state's Judicial Conduct Board to determine within 30 days if there is probably cause to file formal judicial misconduct charges against the 64-year-old judge. According to published reports, the emails, which evidently were exchanged with members...
  • Flying Underpants Cause Highway Crash

    10/21/2014 10:28:42 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jul 22, 10:27 am ET | unknown
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A pair of flying underpants caused a crash on a German highway when they landed on a driver's face and blocked his view, police said Tuesday. A police spokesman in the central town of Gotha said one of a group of naked men in a van threw the underwear into a Volkswagen Passat as they passed it on a busy stretch of one of Germany's notoriously speedy autobahns. "The underpants landed on the driver's face, causing him to ram the truck ahead from behind," said the spokesman, adding that he did not know why the men were...
  • Ebola Plush Toys Fly Off the Shelf for Connecticut Company

    10/21/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 20, 2014 | Barbara Goldberg
    Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist." Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for $9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for $29.95 and an Ebola Petri Dish toy for $14.95, according to the company's website. "Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. Rex of microbes," says the Stamford, Connecticut-based maker of the "uniquely...
  • Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank after Baby is Born "Wrong" Color

    10/21/2014 10:17:23 AM PDT · by xzins · 70 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | October 13, 2014 | John Stonestreet
    This latest story from our brave new world may blow your mind, so I’ll read straight from the Chicago Tribune: “A white Ohio woman is suing a Downers Grove-based sperm bank, alleging that the company mistakenly gave her vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community.” Now, I don’t doubt the lesbian couple’s love for the child. But I find it troubling which challenges the couple was willing and isn’t willing to tolerate. They’re suing because of the...
  • Man escapes alimony after wife admits she's a genie

    10/20/2014 1:00:00 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 77 replies
    KHOU ^ | 10-18-2014
    This story about a divorce in the United Arab Emirates begins in not-so-unusual fashion: A wife refuses to sleep with her husband, and he is not pleased. Then it gets weird: She tells him to talk to her parents, who explain that their daughter can't have sex with him because she is, in fact, a supernatural creature called a jinn that the BBCequates to a genie. This results in divorce. But if the excuse was a tall tale, the joke's on the ex-wife, because a court in Dubai ruled that she is not entitled to alimony, reports Gulf News. Reason?...
  • Remembering the Deadly London Beer Flood of 1814

    10/19/2014 4:14:23 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | October 17, 2014 | Nick Greene
    200 years ago today, one of history's most bizarre disasters befell London when a 15-foot wave of beer flooded an entire neighborhood and left eight people dead.The Horse Shoe Brewery on Tottenham Court Road in London boasted a massive 22-foot-tall vat that held some 160,000 gallons of dark porter. On October 17, 1814, one of the metal hoops meant to secure it snapped, and the wooden vat succumbed to the immense pressure of all that fermenting brew. The gushing beer smashed open the brewery's other vats, resulting in a raging sea of beer that burst forth from the building.Over one...
  • Vandals bring down sex toy shaped sculpture in Paris

    10/18/2014 7:47:34 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-18-2014
    Vandals attacked a giant green inflatable sculpture in one of the most famous squares in Paris in the early hours of Saturday after its resemblance to a sex toy sparked an outcry. The 24-meter-high canvas artwork by U.S. artist Paul McCarthy was unveiled on Thursday in Place Vendome, famous for its luxury jewellery stores and the Ritz Hotel. "An unidentified group of people cut the cables which were holding the artwork, which caused it to collapse," police told Reuters. "The person responsible for the piece then decided to deflate it to avoid it being more seriously damaged." The deflated sculpture...
  • Police hunt creepy clown who is terrifying Indianapolis neighbourhoods

    10/17/2014 7:26:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10-17-14 | Ian Broad for MailOnline
    A man dressed as a creepy clown has been unsettling residents of an American suburb as he wanders the streets scaring people. The eerie figure has been spotted in Fishers, Indianapolis, and police say that locals should call them if they see someone dressed in a clown suit in the area. A resident sent Fox59 a photograph of someone dressed as a clown, carrying balloons and walking around 126th Street and Olio Road. Police said they sent an officer to the area to look for the clown, but the person had already disappeared. And some locals have taken to Twitter...
  • Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option

    10/17/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT · by dware · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10.17.2014 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home. Drive-thru viewings. Paradise Funeral Chapel recently started offering the option, which allows mourners to pay their last respects on the go. It was designed in part to cater to those with physical limitations.
  • Nude man slain in Daly City over sex debt

    10/15/2014 8:49:51 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 15, 2014 | Henry K. Lee
    A convicted felon has been charged with murder for fatally shooting a man at a home in Daly City during an argument over a debt to a prostitute, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Demond Anthony Spikes, 34, of Hayward allegedly stood over a naked Marcus Brackinridge, 38, around 5:50 a.m. on April 13 and shot him in the stomach and head in the backyard of the victim’s parents’ home on the 500 block of Skyline Drive.
  • 10 Clever Halloween Costumes that Incorporate Amputations and Wheelchairs

    10/15/2014 4:29:33 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 46 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | 10/14/14 | Miss Cellania
    Josh Sundquist said, “When life hands you lemons, make awesome Halloween costumes.” That’s just what these folks did, using a physical disability to take cosplay and Halloween costumes to a new level.