Charlo Greene of Alaskan local news station KTVA interrupted her own news report about the Alaska Cannabis Club to reveal that she was the owner of the club, and that she was quitting to focus on pushing for pot legalization — in the most dramatic way possible. There’s nothing like a “fuck it, I quit” live on the air to get jaws dropping (and inspire admiration in other worker bees who’ve dreamed of quitting in an equally classy manner). Greene told Alaska Dispatch that she created such a scene to draw attention to legalizing pot. Well, she definitely did that much. [Gawker]
After over a year of complacent denial since the big reveal of this grim truth, yesterday it came to the internet’s attention once again that Bed, Bath and Beyond, home of sky-high stacks of fluffy bath towels and Laura Ashley duvet covers, has been lying to us. Their formerly awe-inspiring displays are nothing but a farce of a foam rubber/super glue craft project dumped onto some unwitting intern. Just doing my duty to once again expose the truth to you good folks on the internet. Feel free to continue about your day now, wondering all the while what other seemingly real things in life are actually just cracking facades of crushed hopes and dreams held loosely together by our own denial. Or something like that. [BuzzFeed] [Image via Reddit]
There’s a startling trend lately of people getting plastic surgery to look like their favorite celebrity and becoming something of an Internet celebrity in the process. There was the dude who spent $100,000 to look like Justin Bieber. There was the Ukrainian lady who wanted to look like Barbie. And now, there’s Victoria Wild, a Latvian model who has so far spent 30,000 British pounds (or approximately $49,000 USD) to look like a blow-up sex doll.
And you know what? She actually looks less real than some of the actual sex dolls I’ve seen in assembly. Keep reading »
I once had a first date where the guy made a joke about putting a roofie in my drink before we even met, made loud, nasty comments about everyone else at the bar, negged me, talked about pooping and went on a lengthy rant about hating fat people. I consider this the very, very worst first date I’ve had the misfortune to go on.
But really, that’s nothing compared to the first date Leon Shaw went on with an as-yet-unidentified woman in Gig Harbor, Washington. Because he ended up dead. According to The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, the date started like many others — with the newly introduced couple throwing back a few drinks at a bar. Shaw’s date suggested they amble on over to the home of a tattoo artist friend, where more drinks were consumed before the woman asked the tattooist to ink her chest. Apparently Shaw became pissed when his date and her friend “became intimate” and a fight ensued. The woman stormed out of the house in just a T-shirt, hopped in Shaw’s truck and started the engine. When he followed her out into the driveway, she allegedly ran him over, and by the time the tattoo artist came out, she and the truck were gone and Shaw was dead. The woman crashed Shaw’s truck about one-quarter mile away and was trapped inside the vehicle when police arrived. She’s currently in the hospital in critical condition and has not yet been charged with a crime, as police still need to interview her. Let this be yet another lesson not to drink and drive — on a first date or otherwise — and to take a pal, not a romantic interest, along for support when getting spontaneous chest tattoos. [Crimefeed]
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A math book made for Thai college students is being subtracted from the market after it was discovered that the woman on the cover is a Japanese porn actress. The book, titled “Basic Mathematics,” features a photo of a professional looking young schoolteacher on the cover that was pulled from Google Images. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…