Rachel Braaten of Washington was arrested after this video of her giving her 22-month-old son a bong hit surfaced.”I guess it was a joke and a stupid mistake that wasn’t really funny,” the 24-year-old told authorities.
I would strongly, strongly agree with that statement. Never has a joke failed so heinously.Braaten is facing charges for delivering a controlled substance to a minor. Her fiancee Tyler Lee, the child’s father, who was not involved in the incident, facing charges of his own. Lee was arrested for selling marijuna and unlawful possession of a firearm.The 22-month-old and the couple’s 5-year-old child are in custody of the state.
This incident is a grim reminder that there are so many people out there who should not be allowed to reproduce.
Sadly, this is not the first baby bong smoking incident. Back in 2010, Rachel Stieringer was arrested for posting pics of her baby smoking a bong on Facebook. [Huffington Post]
When I was a kid, my mom sometimes threatened to sell me to the gypsies. I didn’t know who or what a gypsy was, but I knew that I didn’t want to be sold to anyone, and it usually got me to behave better. Not so, Misty VanHorn’s children, whose mother actually tried to sell them. VanHorn, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, allegedly wanted for $1,000 for her two-year-old and $4,000 for her four-year-old, and wanted to use the money to get her boyfriend out of jail.
And here’s the kicker…
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What’s worse than working a temp job? Having your penis sliced off while working a temp job. Edgardo Toucet of Florida is suing the staffing company that sent him to work at Future Foam where a peeler machine accidentally took off his penis AND balls. Want more details? I’m sure you do. Keep reading »
Kendra Velzen, a 28-year-old student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, suffers from depression and uses a pacemaker. Her pet guinea pig, Blanca, helps her cope with the stress of day-to-day life. Or, as Velzen’s lawyer put it: “The presence of an emotional support animal provides Ms. Velzen with continued emotional support and attachment (thereby reducing symptoms of depression), physiological benefits (such as decreased heart rate), and psychological benefits (such as increased Oxytocin levels, which directly impact the sense of life satisfaction).” For these reasons, the university agreed to make an exception to their “no pets” rule and allowed Velzen to keep Blanca in her dorm room. This could have been the end of a touching story about the enduring bond between a woman and her guinea pig, but unfortunately, things got complicated…. Keep reading »
Before I dive into the particulars of an 8-year-old getting wed to a 61-year-old, I ask you to consider under what circumstances a wedding of this sort might be appropriate. So far, I’ve come up with … NONE.
But according to the groom, Sanele Masilela of Tshwane, South Africa, (I can’t believe I’m using that word to describe an 8-year-old), the wedding was an order from his dead ancestors. No word on how this order was conveyed, but Masilela felt that it must be obeyed. So, he chose his bride, Helen Shabangu, an already married mother of five, 50 years his senior. Keep reading »
I had a college roommate who slept with a bong in her bed. And another that had a boyfriend who she made take his shoes off and leave them in hall because his foot odor was so foul. I’ll never forget that smell. We’ve all had roommates from hell. But none as terrifying as York University student James White, otherwise known as the guy who cooked his roommate’s pet hamster.
When authorities arrived on the scene, they noticed a “strong smell coming from the kitchen” and found the animal in a frying pan. White confessed to cooking his roommate’s Syrian hamster while drunk to the “point of madness.” When cops asked his name, he referred to himself as “1,2,3,4.” (I think that qualifies as “drunk to the point of madness” or just … madness.) Eventually White confessed to cooking his roommate’s Syrian hamster.
Although he plead guilty in court, the prosecution was unable to confirm that the hamster was still alive when White cooked it. Because, apparently, that makes a difference. White walked away from the incident with a fine and a court order not to have pet for the next eight years. That doesn’t seem long enough. After the jump, the very graphic image of White’s hamster dish. [The Tab] Keep reading »