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 »
For every five decent people, there’s bound to be one sicko.
This means that on occasion, Jenna Jameson (or one of her well-endowed coworkers) might pop up when you least expect ‘em. Like in the classroom. On the news. At church. Or just about every other inappropriate place you can possibly imagine.
These scarred-for-life folks lived to tell about it. Read more…
Denver, Colorado, is known as the “Mile High City,’ on account of its remarkable elevation, but it may fast be gaining a reputation for something else. Thong terrorizing. That’s because there’s a “thong bandit” who’s been flashing his thong at unsuspecting women in the
The unnamed thong specialist has been walking around fully-clothed. He’ll then dash into an alley way or behind a building and disrobe, down to his pink – that’s right, pink — thong.
Sisqo fanatic, or something more sinister?
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Imagine this: your wallet gets stolen one night while you’re out with friends, and the thief uses your identity to write hundreds of dollars worth of bad checks. You report the crime to the police but they can’t track down a suspect. A couple weeks later, you’re waiting tables at your restaurant job when a girl comes in and orders a margarita. You ask for her ID, and… she hands you your stolen driver’s license. This is exactly what happened to Brianna Priddy, a waitress at an Applebee’s in Colorado, and she handled the situation way better than most of us would have: “I didn’t say anything,” Priddy told a local news station. “I handed [the ID] back to her and said, ‘Sure I’ll be right back with your margarita,’ went straight to the phone, called the cops.” Police arrived in minutes and arrested the woman for theft, identity theft, criminal impersonation, and possession of narcotics. Keep reading »