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]
A New York City man referring to himself on Twitter as Mister PeePee has taken it upon himself to masturbate in every single Starbucks bathroom in New York City and then “rate” the “results” on some newfangled Boner Scale. (Jeez, talking about loving the pumpkin spice lattes!) According to the blog Gothamist, he has ambitiously signed up for wanks in over 298 public restrooms. Mister PeePee publicizes his findings in the form of a podcast and reportedly tweets his ratings, as well. Ah, the things you can do on the internet! In response, I will be boycotting Starbucks bathrooms for
the forseeable future forever, possibly. [Gothamist]
Who says chivalry is dead? Wisconsin man, Robbie Suhr came up with a very interesting way to woo the lady he had his eye on. She just so happened to be the 26-year-old exchange student who lived with him, his wife, and children. His foolproof strategy to win her over? Put on a mask, attack her, tie her up, leave, and return as himself to rescue her. Romantic! Dressed in dark clothes and a mask, Suhr, 48, sprung at the woman while she was having a cigarette in the garage late one night. Things didn’t exactly go as planned, and she put up a fight that resulted in Suhr giving up and fleeing the scene. The residents of Pleasant Prairie, the small Wisconsin town where it all went down, can feel secure in their homes once again knowing the case was not a random attack. Still, a week-long investigation was staged before Suhr was arrested on charges including reckless endangerment, battery, and false imprisonment. So twisted! I’d like to see the results of the extensive mental health testing he will most definitely undergo. [TMJ4]
Of all the weird side effects rabies causes, I never knew that hypersexuality was one of them. The other day we heard the story of an Indian woman who contracted rabies from a puppy bite. After two months untreated, the inflammation in her brain caused her to feel aroused all the time. Sadly, she passed away a few days later. I’m not trying to depress you, rather to educate about some little known causes of nymphomania. Click through to see some more bizarre things that have given women uncontrollable sex drives.
Someone’s got a fetish and hasn’t found an appropriate outlet for it yet! Over the course of a 53-day period in 2010, a gentleman named Rip Alan Swartz made 6,575 calls — maxing out at 432 on one particular September day — trying to get women to chat about pantyhose. His failproof tactic? Swartz would dial businesses and begin to politely discuss the weather before redirecting the conversation to questions and comments about pantyhose. You know, natural conversational flow.
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A Florida man was strolling on the beach this morning when a giant Lego man washed ashore. So yeah, that happened. The 8-foot-tall toy, who goes by the name Ego Leonard, has been doing a lot of traveling lately as he’s washed up on beaches in Holland and England as well. The message on his shirt says “No real than you are.” According to Ego’s website (yes, he has a website), he “comes from the virtual world,” which represents “happiness, solidarity, all green and blossoming, with no rules or limitations.” Clearly, he has lessons to teach us, but it appears that English is his second language. Perhaps he should take grammar lessons from Courtney Stodden. [Boing Boing]