Ah, stupid people doing stupid things. A man named Michael Alan Skopec was arrested after he called 911 five times to report a grave emergency — his iPhone was broken! To his credit, when police arrived to investigate a disorderly conduct charge, he was intoxicated. Skopec, a resident of Bristol, Illinois is no fumbling frat boy, either — the man is 48 years old! This drunk dialer was charged with obstructing and resisting a police officer. The great mystery still stands: on what phone did he make the emergency calls? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
We’re all familiar with today’s notion of “luxury lipstick”: I, for one, am so desensitized that a $24 NARS price tag strikes me as a steal. Enter Tom Ford, who practically bleeds couture. The high-end tastemaker was not the first to introduce the concept to the public, but at $48, his coveted gold-and-white metal tubes are at the lower end of the price spectrum when it comes to designer lipsticks. Of course, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and the aforementioned NARS are all considered premium lipsticks and generally retail in the neighborhood of $30. Costly enough, no?
Get a load of this, then: Clé de Peau Beauté, a glamorous Japanese line, offers their Extra Rich Lipstick for $60. And you may be familiar with the skincare line La Prairie, whose myriad anti-aging products feature the most opulent of ingredients and cost upward of $100+ individually. The brand now offers their very own Cellular Lip Color, which includes a caviar extract made from farm-raised roe, and will set you back a cool $55. Keep reading »
Lock up the Kotex, Mom and Dad! Teens are apparently inserting vodka-soaked tampons vaginally and rectally to get drunk. Granted, this could be another urban legend like so-called “rainbow parties.” But it also could be a legit way the kids are getting wasted these days: A super-sized tampon can hold about a shot of vodka, and when consumed in such a manner, the booze absorbs directly into the blood stream. Keep reading »
Where do you store your nuts for the winter? This savvy British squirrel stashed hundreds of acorns in the exhaust pipe of a car. When the vehicle failed to start, the driver assumed there was a mechanical problem and called AA, a roadside rescue service. AA employee Andy Smith came to the scene, and was baffled when he could find no obvious issue with the car. Then, while the engine was being revved, Andy saw an air pipe collapse. Upon removing the air intake, countless acorns came pouring out. They removed the remainder of the acorn and the car was restored to working order – but, as Andy Smith said, “I just hope the wee thing has plenty of other stashes buried away for the winter,” or else he’s out of luck. He gets an “A” for intelligence. [Newslite]
It happens daily in supermarket and convenience stores nationwide — digging into a bag of chips while waiting in line, sampling a couple of grapes in the produce section, opening a bottle of milk to appease a crying child.
The highly-publicized story of a pregnant Honolulu mom who was arrested last week with her husband after she ate a sandwich in a Safeway store and forgot to pay, leading to the couple’s 2-year-old daughter being taken away by Child Welfare Services, has sparked a national debate on the issue.
It also raised the question: Is it OK to consume food and beverages in the store before paying? Read more…
Sometimes a headline and a photo says everything you need to know. If you must know the details about the hows and whys of this incident, The Village Voice has the scoop. [Village Voice]