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 »
When actor Jeremy London—Griffin on “Party of Five,” not his twin brother Jason who played Randall in “Dazed and Confused”—claimed over the summer that he had been kidnapped for five hours and “forced to smoke dope,” we thought it seemed kind of suspect. Especially when Jeremy, who has had addiction issues in the past, claimed that his kidnappers said, “Hit this! Hit this or I’m gonna kill you!” But it looks like Jeremy might have been telling the truth. Brandon Adams has plead guilty to charges of false imprisonment and unlawfully taking London’s car. Which sounds a little different to me than saying, “I kidnapped this guy and made him do drugs,” but shows that there was a lot of truth to Jeremy’s story. Keep reading »