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Real Life “Breaking Bad” Prof, Irina Kristy, Busted

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Boston University professor Irina Kristy is a regular Walter White! The mathematics prof and her son Grigory Genkin (the Jesse Pinkman to her Walt) are facing charges for cooking and distributing methamphetamine. Genkin was charged with distribution of methamphetamine, conspiracy to violate drug law, and drug violation near a school zone. How very “Breaking Bad” of them! As one adorable BU student posited, “It could have been possible that Professor Kristy had no knowledge of the fact that there was a meth lab in her house.”

“Her son could have convinced her that it was some crazy lab experiment, but chances are she knew full well,” sophomore Urbashee Paul continued. “Although I do not support her involvement in the issue, I hope that it does not affect her chances to teach at BU.” [Daily Free Press]

Today In Bad Ideas: Man Stages Hate Crime To Prevent Divorce

All L.B. Williams wanted to do was save his marriage. So he did what any loving husband would: No, not go to counseling or attempt to romance his estranged wife with flowers and chocolates. He burned a cross. In his own front yard. See, Mr. Williams came up with the brilliant idea that his wife might be more amenable to staying together if he staged a hate crime.

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5 Ways The “Internet Censorship” Bill Will Wreck The Web As We Know It

As if the House of Representatives had nothing better to do, several people inCongress have proposed a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act or SOPA, which is basically one big booty-kiss to the entertainment industry and a major kiss-OFF to Silicon Valley, aka the big tech companies we know and love – Google,Facebook, Twitter, etc. The name alone may give you flashbacks of downloading illegal MP3s on Napster and thinking the cops were going to come to your house and confiscate your PowerBook that was filled to the brim with ripped tracks by Sisqo and Dido. But this bill really has nothing to do with that … it’s much, much worse.

Here, the five scariest things about this bill that we have to hope and pray never becomes a law or else bye-bye Internet as we know it. Read more…

Nature As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Yeah, yeah, nature is beautiful, and all that … but have you really seen it up close? The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition, according to their website, “honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects,” and extraordinary they are. This year’s winner, Charles Krebs, photographed the feeding of Rotifer Floscularia ringens, with its cilia carrying water containing food. You can check out the runners up and other honorable mentions, as well as galleries from years past, at the Olympus BioScapes website.

Be My Boyfriend: Man Who Killed And Ate A Bobcat While High On Meth

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Meth, it’s a hell of drug. In the case of meth user and potential new boyfriend candidate Henry Arnibal, the drug caused him to kill, skin and eat a bobcat. It’s unclear whether Arnibal actually bothered cooking the bobcat meat before eating it (who has the time, really, when you’re busy doing meth?), but it’s believed that he was driven to kill the animal after it attacked and killed several of Arnibal’s roosters. It’s technically not illegal to eat a bobcat, but it is illegal to kill a bobcat without a permit. Arnibal was arrested for that, as well as — surprise surprise — drug possession. [Huffington Post]

Today’s Lady News: Rick Santorum Says Being A Lesbian Is A “Choice”

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  • A lesbian confronted Rick Santorum at a forum in San Diego last week and asked him how he would treat her if she was his daughter. And not at all unsurprisingly, Santorum told the woman, Kristina Lapinski, that her being gay is her “choice.” [Think Progress
  • Has Gloria Cain been enabling her husband Herman Cain’s alleged sexual harassment of women throughout his career? (And, anyway, is that even a fair question to ask?)  [Madame Noire]
  • Has the antagonistic view of beauty pageants by most feminists lessened in intensity since the ’70s? [BBC]
  • Some good news: Massachusetts’ state senate passed a Transgender Equal Rights Bill today to add “gender identity” to the state’s anti-employment discrimination laws and the Democratic governor has agreed to sign it. [Queerty Keep reading »
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