When traveling on a crowded airplaine, it’s a flight attendant’s duty to find storage for excess cargo … just as long as it’s not somebody’s kid. A Virgin Blue flight attendant was sacked for placing a 17-month-old baby in an overhead bin. The flight attendant claimed he was just playing peek-a-boo with baby Riley, but the child’s mother, Natalie Williamson, did not enjoy the game. Williamson cried hysterically after the flight attendant allegedly picked up Riley — who had been playing the game in the aisle with his father — and put him in the tiny compartment and closed the latch for a full 10 seconds on a flight from Fiji to Sydney. What a fun idea! Babies just love being enclosed in airtight spaces. Don’t you just want to get in some people’s heads and noodle around until you can understand what the HELL they were thinking? I smell an impending lawsuit. (Note: A few news sources claim the incident has led to an estrangement between Williamson and her husband.) [Herald Sun] Keep reading »
At 23 years old, Rifca Stanescu, from Romania, is the world’s youngest grandmother. If you’re feverishly trying to do the math in your head like I did, forget it. Here’s the breakdown. Rifca got married at age 12 and had daughter, Maria, that year. Then Maria got married at age 11 (to a 13-year-old) and gave birth to son, Lon, that same year, making Rifca a granny. God, I feel old. [The Sun UK] Keep reading »
Megyn Kelly, WTF are you thinking? Regarding a tragic news story in which a NYC man punched and put a woman into a coma over a disputed parking space, the Fox News correspondent posted the tweet above this afternoon.
Maybe she deserved it? Maybe violence against women is OK? Maybe violence against strangers on the street is OK? Maybe putting someone in a friggin’ coma is OK? Let’s all pray to God this was the ill-conceived tweet of a stupid Fox News intern, not grown-ass Megyn Kelly who should know better than to speculate someone “deserves” to be beaten into a coma. Shame on you. [Twitter, Gothamist] Keep reading »
Texas, you are rivaling South Dakota in anti-abortion suckitude: the state’s House of Representatives approved anti-abortion legislation that many would call downright cruel. A woman who is a victim of rape or incest, or one whose much-desired fetus has dangerous fetal abnormalities, would be required to get an ultrasound and listen to a description of the fetus and then wait 24 hours before an abortion. But don’t worry, ladies. These kind politicians agreed that you can look away or put on headphones during this rigamarole so you don’t have to hear a fetal heartbeat. A doctor who doesn’t perform a sonogram before giving a woman an abortion could lose his or her license.
Disgusting. Keep reading »
real and they’re being interviewed on “20/20″! Hannah Fraser and Linden Wolbert seem to have achieved my childhood dream of becoming professional mermaids. Yes, they get paid to undulate. Keep reading »