It’s tough to imagine an outdoor tryst ending much worse than this: at the bottom of a well, with hypothermia setting in. Where was her partner? Read more on Newser… [Photo: Natalie from "All My Children"]
A teenage girl in Mexico is accused of fatally stabbing her best friend to death because, police suspect, the friend had posted naked selfies photos the two had taken together to Facebook. Erandy Elizabeth Gutierrez (left), 16, allegedly stabbed Anel Baez (right), also 16, a total of 65 times at Baez’s home in Guamúchil. Baez had come over to patch things up following a dispute over the naked photos, and police allege that after excusing herself to go to the bathroom, Gutierrez grabbed a knife in the kitchen and began stabbing Baez. She reportedly fled the scene and was arrested three days later at Baez’s funeral. According to Notus, Gutierrez had sent a threatening tweet (from a now-deleted account) to Baez in the weeks before the attack, writing, “It may seem that I am very calm, but in my head I have killed you at least three times.” Police are expected to charge Gutierrez with murder later this week. [NY Daily News; Notus]
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 »
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]
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…
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 »
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 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…
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 »