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RIP Society: Du Pont Heir Only Gets Probation For Raping Young Daughter, Because Judge Thinks He Won’t “Fare Well” In Prison

RIP Society: Du Pont Heir Gets Probation For Raping Young Daughter, Because Judge Thinks He Won't "Fare Well" In Prison

Well, this is quite simply an appalling story. Robert H. Richards IV, an heir to the du Pont fortune, was convicted of raping his then three-year-old daughter and given only probation for the crime, because, as the female Superior Court judge wrote in her decision, “Defendant will not fare well in Level 5 [prison] setting.”

Judge Jan Jurden suggested that Richards would benefit more from treatment rather than prison time, but while it’s not unheard of for a judge to make that call, usually it’s done when sentencing drug addicts not child rapists. Defense attorneys have also been known to argue against prison time for clients who are frail or ill, but Richards is reportedly in fine health. Listen, I’m all for prison reform and making the living conditions inside meet a certain safety standard, but last time I checked, child rapists shouldn’t get off with just probation because prison isn’t pleasant. WTF is going on here? Keep reading »

Artist Creates Fembot That Dances To “Blurred Lines” And It’s Exactly As Creepy As You’d Expect

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It Speaks And Makes Eye Contact Too.

Artist Jordan Wolfson seemingly tapped into the deepest fears of my childhood when he created this dancing doll, which is currently on display at NYC’s David Zwirner Art Gallery. The thing that makes the fembot — which gyrates to a warped version of “Blurred Lines” – even more terrifying than the animatronic band members of the Rock-afire Explosion that frightened me in my youth is the fact that the creature makes eye contact and speaks to patrons (in Wolfon’s voice) about existential stuff. The mask and the pole coming out of its chest don’t exactly put me at ease either.  Keep reading »

Newspaper Issues Important Correction: Human/Goat War NOT Happening (At Least For Now)

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Best newspaper correction ever? I think so. The Argus, a newspaper based in the U.K., ran an interview last week with Richard Robinson, the director of the Brighton Science Festival, and solicited questions from readers. In some kind of extremely unfortunate punctuation mix-up, two craaaaaazy quotes submitted by a paranoid reader about an imminent, deadly war between humans and goats were attributed to the esteemed scientist instead. The Argus was “happy to correct this,” and I don’t blame them. Phew! The longer we can hold off the human/goat war, the better. [Gawker]

8 Facts That Just Make Way Too Much Sense

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The universe sometimes works in mysterious ways. But other times it’s just way too obvious.

The facts below may seem too good to be true, and somehow chalking them up to mere coincidence doesn’t do them justice. All we can say is that you just might not be able to handle these truths. They just make too much sense. Read them all on The Huffington Post…

World’s Touchiest Woman Snarls At Any Job Seekers Who Contact Her On LinkedIn

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It’s a harsh job climate out there right now, as anyone scrambling to cope with unemployment and underemployment knows. And it’s an especially harsh world out there for anyone who had the misfortunate of crossing one communications professional in Northeastern Ohio.

Kelly Blazek is kind of a big deal: she runs a Cleveland Job Bank House and has gone off on anyone who has dared to try and make a professional connection with her that they are too “green” to have. As explained to the blog CleveScene, jobseekers reach out to her to get on her members-only “NEOHCommJobs” listserv. According to her, the listserv boasts over 7,300 subscribers and breaks job openings before they are posted elsewhere. It sounds like a great resource for Cleveland-ites looking for communications connections and jobs.

Perhaps it’s too great a resource. See, it seems Kelly Blazek has let running some rinky-dink Ohio listserv get to her head. Read this email from a jobseeker, followed by Blazek’s response: Keep reading »

South Korean High School Students Go Nuts In Yearbook Photos

South Korea High School Yearbook Photo

High school yearbook photos are usually atrocious. Memories of standing up against a fake brick wall or leaning over a ladder (just like we do at home all the time) still haunt us. But at South Korea’s Jeonju Haesung High School, students are apparently allowed to do whatever. The results are much better than your average yearbook portrait. Check out more photos on Huffington Post…

The 15 Most Terrifying Faces Of The Sochi Olympics

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The Sochi Olympics have been slightly anti-climatic compared to the surrounding controversies: slain puppies, cameras in bathrooms, next level Tinder hookups, still  there is one aspect we can’t get enough of. It’s those terrifyingly weird faces. Any activity that exerts that much energy is going to require a lot of funny faces mid twirl, jump or splash. The Winter Olympics are supposed to be elegant, graceful and poised yet even the best Olympians can’t resist making scrunchy, disgusted and frightful faces during the competition. To be honest, it’s their greatest feat aside from precise athleticism. Check out all 15 photos on College Candy…

Eek: Woman Busted For Performing Unlicensed “Vampire Facelifts”

It’s scary how often nowadays you read about some quack getting arrested for performing plastic surgery procedures without a license. Usually, someone tries to do an at-home butt augmentation or a boob job. But some quacks think they’re skilled enough to mess around with other people’s blood. Take 45-year-old massage therapist Sandra Gonzalez of Long Beach, California: she was arrested last week when a client died in her beauty salon while getting an unspecified cosmetic injection. Keep reading »

10 Valentine’s Day Fails That Will Make Your Crappy Plans Seem Romantic

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Valentine’s Day is a beautiful holiday that comes but once a year. As it fast approaches, I’m sure you’re on the lookout for the perfect lovey-dovey token to give your sweetheart. This Valentine’s Day, I urge you to think outside the candy box. It’s time to push the limit and look for truly interesting gifts that your hunny-bunny will always remember. Consider these top 10 Valentine’s Day fails on The Gloss as cautionary tales, or even inspiration…

‘Big Hunka Love Bear’ Commercial Is More Than A Little Creepy

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In case you haven’t seen this gem, it features a 4.5-foot-tall brown stuffed bear with a rather vacant expression. If the commercial is to be believed, this bear is any guy’s ticket to a steamy night with the woman of his dreams. Watch the full creepy commercial on Huffington Post…

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