“Surprise! I shaved your head while you slept!” are not exactly the words a woman longs to hear after a fight with her boyfriend. After being kicked out by his girlfriend following a fight, 26-year-old Florida man, David Bustos, broke into her apartment and decided to give her a buzz cut with his electric hair clippers while she slept. She woke from her slumber when he accidentally cut her scalp with the clippers. She fought Bustos off until he hightailed it out of there. He was later apprehended and charged with domestic battery. Authorities found sections of braided hair on her bed. Let’s hope for the sake of womankind that this was Bustos’ last haircut. [Gawker] Keep reading »
While reading news reports this weekend about the hurricane that swept the East Coast, the phrase “the Hurricane Killer” caught my eye. With a moniker like that, I imagined some Jack The Ripper-esque figure killing people who were stuck in their flooded homes during or after Irene. But reading just one news story about Leonard John Egland, 37, who killed four people this weekend, I learned he wasn’t some random murderer at all but someone who knew his victims. Leonard John Egland killed his ex-wife, Carrie Egland, 36, of Chester, VA; her boyfriend, her boyfriend’s son, and his ex-mother-in-law, Barbara Ruehl, 66, of Doylestown, PA. That’s not a random act of violence; that’s domestic violence. Why, then, does news report after news report simply say “four people” were killed instead of acknowledging the specific nature of the crime? Keep reading »
“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”
–Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann explaining the recent earthquake and hurricane on the East Coast. So there you have it; God was just sending a strongly worded text message to politicians, is all. [NYMag] Keep reading »
Hurricanes can really suck. Before Irene stopped by, I was in a state of panic, braving long lines at the grocery store, desperately seeking flashlights, taping up my windows, and generally hunkering down for the worst case scenario. For Irene’s visit to New York City, many people had to evacuate their homes. Some lost power and experienced serious flooding, and I’m truly sorry for them. [And, of course, our thoughts are also with those families who lost loved ones as a result of the hurricane. -- Editor]
But once Irene hit my ‘hood, I realized she wasn’t all that bad once you got to know her. It just so happened that I had fun with her. Is that wrong of me to say? After the jump, eight reasons why I loved Irene. Keep reading »
Ever get pissed off at an uncooperative ATM? We do all the time. Ever start smashing it with your high heel? Uh, neither have we.
But a very angry British woman did, reports the Telegraph, and it’s all caught on tape.
The “as yet unexplained attack” (the Telegraph‘s words, not ours) occurred last night in the rather proper-sounding British town of Chippenham at around midnight. When the woman’s attempts to get cash from the machine failed, she took off her heel and start hitting the ATM about 50 times. Read more… Keep reading »