Link: Copy link
Justin Bieber Shoves Fan's iPhone Down Pants
Is Weiner syndrome spreading? Justin Bieber continued his recent spate of weird behavior when he shoved a fan's iPhone down his pants at a concert on Tuesday. Attendees at the Newark show had been throwing things at the increasingly annoyed Biebs, so when the phone was flung onstage after he had asked the crowd to stop, he did the only logical thing. Predictably, his action elicited frenzied screams from the audience. It's okay, Justin. There are better ways to show you're all grown up.
Phoenix family hung posters across city to inform dad's 54 children of his death
Print Crystal Bonvillian | email@example.com By Crystal Bonvillian | firstname.lastname@example.org
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on August 26, 2013 at 4:55 PM
PHOENIX, Arizona — When Samuel Delbert Whitney died last month at age 87, his daughters began letting their siblings know the sorrowful news.
The problem is, it took fliers posted around south Phoenix to do so. Whitney claimed to have as many as 54 children.
His daughters told KTVK-3TV that they do not know all of their father's children, or where they live. They last week were tacking up posters around the city to inform the beyond-large Whitney family of his death and memorial service, which was held Saturday.
Sandra Whitney, 69 and the oldest of Whitney's children, told the news station that their dad was fathering children into his late 70s, meaning that some of his children were still teenagers. The women said family was important to their father, and that he would have wanted as many of his children as possible to be at his memorial service, and to finally get the chance to meet one another.
Another daughter, Marillyn Whitney, summed up his life in a sentence.
"My dad was a wild man." Marillyn Whitney said.
Victim’s brother: Woman accused of stabbing roommate over Eagles music had also blown stack over Pink Floyd tunes
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4:27 p.m., Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9:12 p.m.
A A A E-MailPrint
A woman accused of stabbing her roommate because he wouldn’t stop playing Eagles music had previously become enraged by his forays to The Dark Side of the Moon as well, the victim’s half-brother told The Post and Courier.
“She got real upset when he played that Pink Floyd,” James Sharpe said of suspect Vernett Bader, 54.
911 Brossy Circle Stabbing
Sharpe said he and his half-brother, 64-year-old Henry Lee Fitzpatrick, have known Bader as a friend for 30 years and invited her to come live with them when they moved into a new mobile home recently on North Charleston’s Brossy Circle.
There was no indication at the time that Bader harbored any resentment toward the familiar strains of classic rock, Sharpe said.
But that music apparently struck a wrong chord with Bader, Sharpe said, and he recently had to intervene when she blew her stack at his half-brother’s taste for Pink Floyd, each song grating on her like another brick in the wall.
Things turned violent Monday, police said, when Fitzpatrick cued up the Eagles.
Bader told her roommate she didn’t want to listen to the band, police said. He responded by telling her to shut up, a police report stated.
Bader grabbed a serrated knife from a kitchen drawer and swung it at Fitzpatrick, police said. When Sharpe wrestled the knife away from Bader, she went back into the kitchen and found another, the report states.
Sharpe said his half-brother tried to fend off the attacks with a piece of wood at one point, but still ended up nursing wounds to his arm, hand and elbow. Sharpe said they were finally able to call police and help arrived quickly.
Sharpe said his half-brother remains in “a lot of pain.” Fitzpatrick could not be reached for comment Wednesday.
Sharpe could not recall the exact Eagles tune that took her to the limit, only that it was part of the group’s ubiquitous Greatest Hits album.
“We don’t even have a stereo,” he said. “We were listening to it on the TV. It wasn’t even loud or anything like that.”
The Eagles have been known to inspire great passion among fans and critics alike. Just consider the oft-quoted scene from “The Big Lebowski” when Jeff Bridges’ character, The Dude, tosses an angry F-bomb at a cab driver who refuses to turn off an offending tune by the laid back, country-tinged band.
A.V. Club music editor Steven Hyden opined in 2011 that hating the Eagles has become a countercultural movement unto itself. “No band from the glory years of ’60s and ’70s classic rock inspires as much knee-jerk dislike and ridicule, while simultaneously maintaining such a big presence on the radio and concert circuit, as the Eagles,” he said.
For now, Bader won’t have to worry about hearing the dueling guitars on Hotel California for the 15 gajillionth time. She remains locked up in the Charleston County jail on a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
No. Witch-ay Woman .Buckeye Nut wrote:no..The Mothership wrote:Desperado?Sharpe could not recall the exact Eagles tune that took her to the limit, only that it was part of the group’s ubiquitous Greatest Hits album.
That awkward moment when your co-anchor asks about your 'little wiener' (update)
Print Bob Carlton | email@example.com By Bob Carlton | firstname.lastname@example.org
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on October 01, 2013 at 11:53 AM, updated October 01, 2013 at 8:28 PM
Mark Prater (CBS 42 photo)
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- On-air banter between CBS 42 morning anchors Stephen Hauck and Gina Redmond took an unintentionally funny turn that caused meteorologist Mark Prater to bury his head in embarrassment when talk turned to how Prater dresses his dog.
A video of the exchange was posted on Prater's YouTube account this morning under the headline, "When Adlibbing goes bad on live TV." The video was removed later this afternoon.
Here is the conversation between Hauck and Redmond:
Redmond: "We all have dogs. Have you ever dressed your dog up?"
Hauck: "I honestly have not."
Redmond: "Well, you've got a big dog. That's probably why."
Hauck: "She's larger."
Redmond: "Yeah. Mark has a little wiener. Have you ever dressed the wiener up?"
Mark Prater of CBS 42.jpg
Mark Prater tries to stifle a laugh.
At that point, a surprised Prater dropped his head -- apparently, to hide his laughter -- before he quickly recomposed himself in time to give the morning weather forecast.
In the photo at right, you can see Prater's reaction in a screen grab of the video before it was deleted.
Efforts to reach Prater at the station today for additional comment were unsuccessful.
Father refuses to take son to McDonalds, deemed 'unfit' parent
McDonald's Grand Re-Opening. 10.24.2013
File photo of McDonalds. Contributed by Steve Johnson)
Print Cassie Fambro | email@example.com By Cassie Fambro | firstname.lastname@example.org
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on November 10, 2013 at 1:46 PM, updated November 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM
NEW YORK, New York-- New York father David Schorr was planning on taking his son to a new spot to eat for his Tuesday night visitation. He was met with a fit and resistance from the child who demanded to eat at McDonalds, per the NY Post.
Schoor offered an ultimatum: either try the new spot, or don't eat at all.
This led to him taking his son home to his mother early without eating because the child would not budge.
Dealing with a tumultuous divorce, the child's mother immediately took him to McDonalds.
Afterward, she called a psychiatrist. Dr. Marilyn Schiller deemed Schoor an unfit parent for refusing to get his child McDonalds.
The first thing he thought to himself, he said, was "my god, did I do something wrong?"
He has now filed a defamation suit against Schiller and a hearing in December will determine if he is a fit parent.
'Horrible scene': Police helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub roof
Print The Associated Press By The Associated Press
on November 29, 2013 at 9:12 PM, updated November 29, 2013 at 9:17 PM
Glasgow Helicopter Crash
Firefighters inspect the damage at the site of a helicopter crash, in Glasgow early Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. The police helicopter crashed late Friday night into the roof of a popular pub in Glasgow, Scotland, leaving the building littered with debris and emergency crews scrambling to the scene. (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, PA)
LONDON (AP) -- A police helicopter crashed Friday night through the roof of a popular pub in Glasgow, sending injured revelers fleeing through a cloud of dust in what witnesses called a scene of horror. Scotland's leader warned that fatalities are likely.
Images on local television showed what appeared to be the helicopter's propeller sticking out of the pub's roof. Rescue workers swarmed the scene.
First Minister Alex Salmond confirmed that a police chopper was involved in the crash at The Clutha pub in the city's center.
"Given an incident of this scale we must all prepare ourselves for the likelihood of fatalities," he said on his official Twitter account.
The helicopter had a crew of three -- two police officers and a civilian pilot, according to Scottish police. Police said the aircraft was a Eurocopter EC135 T2 and came down around 10:25 p.m. local time.
There were reports that people may have been trapped inside, but those could not be immediately confirmed. Glasgow ska band Esperanza were playing when the helicopter began to fall through the ceiling, witnesses said.
I show them the clip of Major Kong on You Tube after playing the serious scenes from the BBC's documentary Hiroshima.creekdweller wrote:It makes me optimistic that the kid would know the movie.1. The mode of nuclear reaction in the first nuclear weapons was
d. Slim Pickens a’ ridin’ a bomb down
Tennessee couple turns to sarcasm when they can’t compete with neighbor's Christmas decorations
Couple decides to point to next-door lights instead of putting up their own.
ditto lights 1.JPG
(Photo: Nichole Manna, The Jackson, Tenn., Sun)
Jeremy and Sheila Brown usually hang a modest string of lights around their front door
This year, Jeremy Brown built a sign out of plywood with white lights that says "DITTO'
Once word spread about Brown's decorations, people started visiting the cul-de-sac
MEDINA, Tenn. — Jeremy Brown and his wife, Sheila, don't always agree on how many Christmas lights they should put up outside.
"One of us likes to have lights and the other doesn't like to put them up," Brown, who lives in Medina, said on Tuesday.
Usually the couple just hangs a modest string of lights around their front door. But this year, Brown, who is the lead pastor at Journey Church, decided to bring a little of his personality into their decorations.
After their neighbor completely lined the roof and fence with lights, covered all of the trees and added some lit-up animals, Brown did something a little less subtle.
He went into his garage, started hacking away at some plywood, got some white lights and made a lit sign that says "DITTO" with an arrow pointing to his neighbor's brightly lit home.
"When your neighbors put up decorations like that, you can either be jealous, or you can be humorous; it's up to you," he said. "So I just figured when you can combine Christmas decorations and sarcasm, it's right up my alley."
Brown said his neighbor, who decorates every year, thought it was hilarious.
Once word spread around town about Brown's decorations, or lack thereof, people started to visit the small cul-de-sac regularly.
"It's been pretty funny sitting and eating dinner or whatever and watching just a consistent string of people making a circle to take apicture of your sarcasm," he said.
Even in Jackson, Brown's home is known.
"This morning I was in Starbucks and I was talking to a guy I always see in there and he said, 'Hey, man, I saw a picture of your decorations on Facebook,' and he said, 'That's hilarious,' and another guy, total stranger, goes, 'You're not the guy that did the ditto thing, are you?' so I got a kick out of that," Brown said
Wife jailed after stabbing husband with ceramic squirrel
Posted: Dec 27, 2013 1:17 PM EST
Updated: Dec 27, 2013 1:21 PM EST
By News 2 Staff
Helen Ann Williams is accused of hitting her husband with a ceramic squirrel.
Helen Ann Williams is accused of hitting her husband with a ceramic squirrel.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -
A North Charleston woman is in jail after police say she stabbed her husband with a ceramic squirrel.
According to the police report, Helen Ann Williams attacked her husband on Christmas Day after he failed to bring beer back to the house.
Police said they were dispatched to the home and found the victim with a large amount of blood on his face.
When police asked Williams what happened to her husband, she first said that he fell and cut himself, but then told officers more.
Williams said her common-law spouse went to a store to find beer, but they store was closed. When he returned home and began making a sandwich, Williams allegedly took a ceramic squirrel and stabbed him in his shoulder and chest.
Williams was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
She was given a $10,000 bond.
Florida man who won chance to meet 'Breaking Bad' cast was apparently a real-life drug kingpin
Three-time Emmy-winner Bryan Cranston, above, starred as Walter White on AMC's "Breaking Bad," whose final episodes aired in 2013. (AMC) ( )
Print Erin Edgemon | email@example.com By Erin Edgemon | firstname.lastname@example.org
Email the author | Follow on Twitter
on January 02, 2014 at 2:37 PM, updated January 02, 2014 at 2:38 PM
A Fort Myers, Fla. man, who won the chance to meet the stars of “Breaking Bad,” was apparently a key player in a drug operation himself.
Ryan Lee Carroll, 28, was arrested New Year’s Eve on charges of synthetic narcotic possession with intent to sell, drug possession and keeping a shop or vehicle for dangerous drugs as part of a national synthetic distribution operation, The News-Press in Southwest Florida reported.
Benjamin Smith, 33, of Winter Haven, and James Lee Allen, 35, of Cape Coral were arrested on similar charges.
According to the report, the Lee County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office seized more than $1 million in synthetic marijuana from the manufacturing operation headquarters. Evidence was also seized from two residences,
The suspects apparently used a cement mixer to mix plant matter with chemicals, including toxic Acetone, according to the report. They added flavors such as jungle juice or electric banana.
The drugs were packaged in colorful wrappers bearing several dozen different brand names, and shipped using the U.S. Postal Service to other states.
Authorities also seized a souvenir Hazmat suit signed by "Breaking Bad" cast members.
“Breaking Bad,” the hit AMC show, followed the life of a meth manufacturer, Walter White.
King Tut's mummified erect penis may point to ancient religious struggle
Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor LiveScience
Egypt's King Tutankhamun was embalmed in an unusual way, including having his penis mummified at a 90-degree angle, in an effort to combat a religious revolution unleashed by his father, a new study suggests.
The pharaoh was buried in Egypt's Valley of the Kings without a heart (or a replacement artifact known as a heart scarab); his penis was mummified erect; and his mummy and coffins were covered in a thick layer of black liquid that appear to have resulted in the boy-king catching fire.
Tutankhamun's erect penis
Tutankhamun's mummified penis eventually broke off from his body after the mummy was discovered, at one point leading to media speculation that it had been stolen.
Ikram has yet to encounter another Egyptian mummy buried with an erection. "As far as I know, no other mummy has been found thus far with an erect penis," she told LiveScience in an email.
The imagery of King Tutankhamun's erect penis has a connection to the god Osiris, Ikram said. "The erect penis evokes Osiris at his most powerfully regenerative moment, and is a feature of 'corn-mummies,' the quintessential symbols of rebirth and resurrection," she writes in her paper. Corn-mummies were nonhuman artificial mummies created in later periods in honor of Osiris. They were made of a mix of materials, including grain.
Yeezianity, A Religion Based On Kanye West, Is A Thing That Exists
Ask Kanye West and he'll tell you he's many things -- a genius, the biggest rockstar in the world and a God -- and, as it happens, he's not the only one who thinks so.
The 36-year-old rapper has in fact inspired a new religion called Yeezianity, in which followers believe "that the one who calls himself Yeezus is a divine being who has been sent by God to usher in a New Age of humanity," according to the official website.
Noisey has an in-depth interview with the founder of Yeezianity, who explains that to become a member, one simply has to believe in a few key principles that the group calls the "5 Pillars":
1. All things created must be for the good of all. 2. No human being’s right to express themselves must ever be repressed. 3. Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange. 4. Man possesses the power to create everything he wants and needs. 5. All human suffering exists to stimulate the creative powers of Man.
The group's founder, who has chosen to remain anonymous and created Yeezianity about a month ago, claims the religion is real.
"In a lot of ways, after I created it, I reflected on it and thought that this was just a rehashing of Christianity, but just throwing Yeezus instead of Jesus," he explained to Noisey. "And you know what? That's why I felt Kanye did it. He just put the name there. Jesus has all this baggage and all these connotations, and Yeezus is this new thing -- and that's why I say in the 'Our Savior' part of the site, 'We don't speak of his public persona.' Because Yeezus is when Kanye elevates to that God-level, which I feel like we all have the potential to do. That's why if it takes off, in the future, people would forget Kanye and his antics, and instead focus on what the message is."
No word on whether West is aware that he has inspired a religion, but we're pretty sure the discovery won't have any effect on his ego.
81-year-old Fla. woman arrested, held without bond — for feeding bears
By Elisha Fieldstadt, Staff Writer, NBC News
An 81-year-old Florida woman was arrested on Wednesday — and is being held with no bond — after she was repeatedly warned not to feed bears from her property and refused to comply, authorities said Sunday.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) first discovered Mary Musselman’s bear-feeding habits when they received complaints from her neighbors in Sebring Fla., in November, said Gary Morse, a spokesman for the wildlife commission.
The FWC had already canvassed the area through the summer and fall in an effort to educate residents on the consequences of feeding wildlife after reports of increased bear sightings in Sebring.
Wildlife officers went to Musselman’s home on Nov. 12 and immediately spotted a black bear on her property, Morse said. “It was coming right up to people.”
Florida Fish and Wildlife
A bear digs through a garbage can in Florida.
The bear was caught and had to be euthanized because “when we see this type of behavior, the public is threatened,” Morse said.
“Bears that are fed are more likely to closely approach people, which increases the risk of injury by bears,” said, Dave Garshelis, Ph. D., a bear research scientist at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
On Nov. 19, officers visited Musselman’s property again and saw that she was putting out birdseed and dog food.
"She admitted to purposefully feeding bears," Morse said. Musselman told officers she was afraid the bears would starve if she didn’t feed them, Morse said.
Then, after being warned, bird seed and dog food were once again found on Musselman’s lawn three separate times in December, officials said.
She was given two misdemeanors and another warning, but on Jan. 5 an officer did a weekly inspection and found Musselman was still continuing to feed bears, which landed her in court on Jan. 24.
She was told, “If she violated the conditions of her probation she’d be picked up and jailed,” Morse said.
During a subsequent inspection, more food was found on Musselman’s property, and the Wildlife Conservation Commission kept their promise, arresting her on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
In the process of being brought into custody she allegedly fought and kicked officers, which resulted in charges of resisting arrest and battery on a law enforcement officer.
She additionally "threatened to shoot and kill the officer if she set foot on her property again," Morse said. "And I will tell you, that is recorded on tape."
Musselman is being held at the Highlands County Jail on four charges and will likely remain there until her court date in March, Morse said. “There’s no bond,” he said.
“The FWC is sad that things have reached this level of unpleasantness,” Morse said.
Massive Sinkhole Swallows Vintage Corvettes
Corvette fans may want to look away. A massive sinkhole opened up beneath the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, swallowing eight of the cars on display.
Museum officials said no one was in the museum at the time of the collapse, which triggered an alarm system early Wednesday morning. The sinkhole appeared to be about twenty feet deep, and opened up under a domed section of the museum where the cars had been displayed on pedestals.
The cars were among some of the most coveted by admirers of the popular sports car. Among the cars affected:
1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
2009 ZR1 "Blue Devil" on loan from General Motors
1962 Black Corvette
1984 PPG Pace Car
1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette
The museum plans to remain open, though the domed area where the damage occurred has been cordoned off. A structural engineer has been called to assess the damage and test stability of the surrounding areas.
The dome is part of the original museum, begun in 1992 and completed in 1994. The museum will celebrate its 20th anniversary in September.
Dad Charged After SUV Runs Over Daughter on First-Date
A 12-year-old Pittsburgh girl who got out of her father's SUV to pose for photos with a boy following her first date was hit and killed by the vehicle, according to authorities — and her dad has been charged with drunken driving.
Richard Benton, 53, refused field sobriety and breath tests at the scene of the crash at 8 p.m. Sunday, according to The Associated Press. Police said Benton's speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol.
Benton was arraigned Monday — and police said he could face more charges in addition to DUI if they determine he was directly responsible for the death of his daughter Shamera Harris.