I talked about Terri Graham in last week’s episode of “What We Missed” because, well, her story confounded me. To refresh your memory, Terri is the 44-year-old mother of two who bottle-fed her children, but breastfeeds her dog, a pug named Spider. There will be a full-length interview with Terri coming out in Closer Magazine. I’m hoping it will go into more detail aboutwhy she didn’t or couldn’t breastfeed her kids. Because I need to understand that more thoroughly. Anyhow, a snippet from the article says that about two years ago, Terri’s dog developed an affinity for her breast milk after licking the nipple of a bottle pumped for her newborn son.
“Having Spider suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother,” said Terri.
I’m just going to leave that there. Call me and interspecies breastfeeding shamer, that’s fine. I can’t say that I endorse doggie breastfeeding.
Click on through to see some more breastfeeding tales that will blow your mind. [Huffington Post]
Florida has reached a new low in Florida-ness: a 33-year-old man attacked his boyfriend with a plate because he wouldn’t stop listening to Alanis Morrisette. Todd Fletcher hit Allen Casey, 24, with his hands and with a plate, causing a gash to his face; the pair were actually seen fighting by a passerby, who alerted police. (SEE? Spying is totally OK!) When asked by police why he was hitting his lover, Fletcher blamed the Canadian songwriter and huffed, “That’s all that (expletive) listens to.” If Alanis herself could respond to this claim I think she would warble “Whooooooaaaaa that sounds like bullllllllllllllshit yeah yeah yeah!” Bad, bad Florida man: An aversion to ’90 alt-rock lady anthems is not an excuse for domestic violence. [NME]
Last week, British dude Richard Neill had his mind blown when he realized that maxi pad commercials do not tell the truth: “As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month the female gets to enjoy so many things, I felt a little jealous,” he wrote on the Facebook page for Bodyform Maxi Pads. “I mean, bike riding, rollercoasters, dancing, parachuting, why couldn’t I get to enjoy this time of joy and ‘blue water’ and wings?”
Now in a genius move, Bodyform has responded to Richard with a message from their (fake) CEO and it’s very well done. Good call on that blue water. [YouTube]
Florida has outdone itself yet again. Kids swimming with baby alligators is not the most dangerous thing you can do at a birthday party. That would now be swimming in a pool with a Siberian tiger cub. Keep reading »
Dear Sean Payne,
You may not be sober enough to read this yet. You’re probably sleeping right now. I hope so. It’s been a rough 24 hours for you. When you get arrested for public intoxication and you’re too drunk to hold your own head up for a mugshot and a cop has to do it for you, that’s really embarrassing. When the whole internet knows about it, that’s shame-inducing. Keep reading »
Classic Schwinn not doing it for you anymore? Yearning for a ride that will really get you noticed? How about this one-of-a-kind beech wood bike? Inspired by a famous 19th century chair designed by Michael Thonet (side note: who are the people who are keeping track of famous chairs? Should I know about famous chairs?), it will cost you $70,000, but hey, it’s a small price to pay for total exclusivity. Careful though: that 5-figure price tag doesn’t include brakes. [Huffington Post]