Friday, October 25, 2013

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (10-26-2013)

 If you're reading this, and you don't have a High School diploma, or a GED as of this second, you have no excuse. Not that you had a good one in the first place. 
But if you don't have a High School Diploma of a GED, you probably can't read this anyway, so never mind!

It's nearly impossible to watch Bill and Josie Mohr without cracking an enormous smile. Their happiness is too contagious. 

The couple from Philadelphia has a lot to be happy about. They just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and Bill's 105th birthday. And if that wasn't enough, last Sunday, Bill earned his high school diploma.

The World War II veteran had to leave Saint Joseph's Preparatory School when he was 15 years old to help his parents out. Work and eventually the war kept him from graduating.

But Bill Connors, Prep's president, wanted to change that. Connors said that if Mohr had graduated on schedule, he'd have celebrated his class' 85th anniversary this year. Connors simply had to get him that diploma.

Mohr was overwhelmed with gratefulness to finally be honored. 

“If I die tomorrow, I’m not going to ask the Lord for anything. He has given me everything I need over the years, I can hardly say much more than that."

When I was in school sometimes I wondered what my teachers were like when they weren't in class. But when I actually saw one of them laughing and joking in a restaurant as if they didn't just torture 27 children hours earlier I realized that I really didn't want to know. But that was nothing compared to this.

A University of Iowa teaching assistant on Tuesday reportedly inadvertently sent nude photos of herself to students in her class , and UI officials now are looking into the incident and taking “appropriate action.”

UI students across campus were spreading the news via Twitter on Wednesday morning.

“A Math for Business TA apparently sent her entire class nudes of her and her boyfriend,” one person wrote. “Please tell me I know someone in that class.”

In an emailed statement, UI spokesman Tom Moore said, “We can confirm that a teaching assistant sent an email with inappropriate content to her students.”

Moore said in the statement that “the individual who sent the messages has stated that it was an accident. She regrets her actions.”

The UI is asking the students who received the message to delete it and not to share it with anyone else. Although the photos already were being spread via social media Wednesday morning.

“This incident was inappropriate, and the university will look into it and take appropriate actions under our policies and procedures,” according to Moore.

According to, which claims to be the “No. 1 college comedy website,” the teaching assistant sent an email to students that she meant to include attached answers for a homework assignment.

Instead, according to the website, the attachments were a series of nude photos “featuring the female TA and male counterpart – possibly screenshots from a sex video.”

A copy of the TA’s email obtained by the website reads, “Hi class, I attach the solutions for number 76 and 78 in this email. Best.”

The photos are described as being images from a video chat that are sexual in nature, according to

A student in the class told the website that the TA was in back in class on Wednesday.

“The TA was teaching her 7:30 discussion session this morning trying to act like nothing happened but clearly very rattled. No one said anything about it but it was just extremely awkward,” the student said, according to

Twitter posts Wednesday said the TA sent the pictures to 80 students. Many of the dozens of comments on the social networking website poked fun at the slip-up.

“Someone should tell this math TA what folders are,” one person wrote. “Create one for nudes and one for math problems. Never ever mix the two up.”

Another person wrote, “Not every day your math TA accidentally sends nudes to half the class.”

One student commented, “Awkward class tomorrow.” And still another person quipped, “Soooo my problems don’t seem so bad.”

Dave Visin, associate director for UI police, said his office is not at this time investigating whether the TA’s account was hacked.

When asked about the incident on Wednesday, UI President Sally Mason said, “It was a sad mistake on her part.”

So so we're clear. TA stands for Teacher's Assistant not Tits & a......!

Some people are just plain stupid. Other people are just plain crazy. But Walter Serpit is both.

Budweiser phased out its "Real Men of Genius" commercials in 2008. They were my favorites. A bunch of idiot dudes doing idiotic things that they deemed important. This man may be enough to bring them out of retirement.

In that vein, today I salute you, Mr. "Run Into a Burning Building To Save A Beer" man. While others are fearing for their safety and wondering what to do, you courageously dive back into the inferno, jeopardizing your own safety, and possibly the safety of firefighters, for just one more six pack.

That real-life man of genius is Walter Serpit, a Columbus, Ga., resident who was watching television at his house Thursday afternoon, when a new water heater is believed to have started a fire. As the room filled with smoke, Serpit, five other adults and two children escaped to safety.

Once clear of the structure, though, Serpit had other things on his mind. It wasn't the possible loss of family photos, beloved pets or family heirlooms. No, Serpit ventured back into the burning building to rescue some beers.

"I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out. I went back into the house like a dummy and the door shut on me because this back draft was about to kill me."

Not sure if this is more sad than funny. But it's definitely weird.

Fortunately, he escaped the inferno once more without injury, this time with a couple beers in tow.

No one was harmed in the incident.


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