Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Friday, September 16, 2016
Here’s a guy who takes his job very seriously.
Video posted on Youtube shows a mailman attempting to make his rounds during a hurricane.
(NOTE: There’s some NSFW language in the clip ― the kind of language that might be used if you’re working in the middle of a hurricane.)
“I gotta deliver the mail, son!” the excited letter carrier shouts as he narrates his attempt to steer the vehicle through high winds and heavy rains. ”I gotta deliver the mail, haha!”
The postal worker, who was not identified, said the storm was pushing his truck and at one point lifted its rear. It’s not clear when or where this footage was filmed, but by the end of the clip, he seems to be having some second thoughts.
“Seriously, how am I supposed to deliver in this shi@t?”
Sounds like somebody needs to be drug tested......
With a disproportionate number of black children in foster care and in need of adoption, one would think that a black man looking to adopt a child would adopt a black child. For Barry Farmer, however, the choice was much deeper than skin color.
Farmer says his decision to adopt three white brothers was about love more than race. Still, the black father does get weird looks when he walks around with his white sons.
“I didn’t expect one kid, let alone three,” said the Richmond, Virginia father. “When someone calls you dad, you’re like, ‘who me?’ I just like taking care of children.”
Farmer says he became a foster parent 8 years ago because he believes every child needs a family.
“In this day in time when it comes to family, and seeing color or seeing unity and belonging, and that’s what I was hoping to accomplish with my family anyway,” Farmer said. “When I have them now I can’t imagine them anywhere else, and it’s a typical family. We may not look alike, but it’s a typical family. I just want them to be someone that I can be proud of and they can be proud of and that’s all it takes.”
Farmer’s 14 year old son Darrell says his father asked him a very important question.
“Dad was like, ‘can I be your dad forever?’ And I was like, ‘you already are.’ And that is how I came to stay here. I was in this dark spot at first and then he just comes in the picture. And everything’s all right.”
Farmer also adopted 12-year-old Xavier and 6-year-old Jeremiah.
Blacks make up 13 percent of the U.S. population, but according to ChildWelfare.gov, in 2014, 42 percent of kids in foster care were white, while 24 percent were Black or African-American.
“One of the strangest things that have happened to me in my life.”
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s... a fish?
A Philadelphia woman says she was knocked to the ground when a 5-pound catfish fell from the sky and struck her in the face.
Lisa Lobree was on her way to a Labor Day exercise class near the Philadelphia Museum of Art when she was suddenly “slammed by something,” Lobree told the Philadelphia Enquirer.
“I was like, ‘What!?’I was freaking out,” she recalled.
Several news outlets suggested that the 16-inch catfish fell from the grasp of a bird flying in the sky above.
Lobree suffered a small cut under her left eye and some swelling from the flying fish.
She was also hit with a distinct odor.
“I also smelled bad afterwards,” she told CBS Philadelphia. “I smelled disgusting.”
Sunday, September 11, 2016
And the clown saga continues........
A creepy North Carolina moron who told police someone dressed as a clown had knocked on his window at night landed in jail on Friday after admitting he fabricated the entire story, the latest twist in a string of such reported sightings in recent weeks.
David Wayne Armstrong, 24, described to Winston-Salem police how he had chased the clown into nearby woods, but authorities said in a statement he had lied...........He was arrested on a charge of filing a false police report.
Winston-Salem police also said Friday it had found no evidence to substantiate a report earlier this week of a clown attempting to lure children into a wooded area by offering them treats.
Reports of clown sightings in the state and neighboring South Carolina since late August have residents on edge and prompted more police patrols. In most cases, investigators have found no one matching the varying descriptions of the clowns.
In Greenville, South Carolina, where there have been several reported sightings, police are treating the cases as suspicious activity while trying to determine if they are legitimate or hoaxes.
“We’re still investigating to see what the actual purpose is, whether it’s for ill intent or if it’s a prank,” said Officer Gilberto Franco, a Greenville police spokesman.
A film distributor debunked speculation that the sightings were connected to the release of director Rob Zombie’s new independent horror movie “31,” which features a gang of sadistic clowns. Saban Films said it was “not associated in any way with the creepy clowns and costumed characters found roaming the South.” Also known as right-wing conservatives! Naw, just kidding.......
Exhausted new parents often hear the same advice: Sleep when the baby sleeps. But for photographer and new mom Laura Izumikawa, nap time has turned into a fun, creative, weird outlet.
Izumikawa takes what she thinks is hilarious photos of her 4-month-old daughter, Joey Marie Choi, dressed in costumes while she naps peacefully. The outfits and props are mostly references to pop culture icons like Jon Snow, Pikachu and Beyoncé, as well as movies and TV shows like “Stranger Things” and “Star Wars.”
The L.A. photographer says that she learned pretty early on that the whole “sleep when the baby sleeps” method just didn’t work for her.
“I would end up just staring at her face all day and night because I was just so in love,” she said. “Because Joey slept so deeply, I thought it’d be fun adding little props on her just to send some hilarious pictures to our parents. It was a way to memorialize her growth and little milestones.”
As Izumikawa posted more nap-time photos of Joey on Instagram (along with some cleverly worded captions), her follower count grew to over 30,000.
The mom said she’s floored to know that so many people are following her account. “Initially when I started getting a ton of online attention, there was a bit of a mother-bear type of panic, and I thought about stopping,” she said.
“But then I started receiving messages from countless people who said that the photos and videos were the highlight of their day and for some, a thing they enjoy to watch with their kids,” she added.
As for Joey, she hasn’t let Instagram fame stop her from catching those much-needed Z’s. “A couple times she’s woken up while I’m dressing her up, but she’ll just look at me a little dazed and then fall right back to sleep,” Izumikawa said. “I really hope she’ll see the photos and videos in the future and have a good laugh. Hopefully she’ll see how loved she was.”
Izumikawa says that she hopes her photos inspire parents to hold onto their sense of humor. “I hope that these photos and videos will make people smile and also remind parents to have fun with their kids and not get too caught up in the seriousness of parenting.”
The school year has just begun and some mothers are already going to pot.....
At least in the Canadian province of British Columbia, where police pulledover a woman on for speeding near an elementary school in Saanich, a municipality on Vancouver Island.
Officers said when they were talking to the woman, she allegedly admitted that she had just finished smoking a joint with some other moms, according to Sgt. John Price of the Saanich Police Dept.
“As soon as she rolled down the window it was pretty evident that the people in that car, or the driver herself, had been smoking a joint prior to being stopped,” he told CTV Vancouver Island.
“She did admit to smoking a joint", and tried to excuse it away by saying her and some of the other moms this morning had a celebratory joint, celebrating that the kids were back in school.”
Once officers figured out that the mom had indeed smoked out, a drug recognition expert was called to the scene to conduct a sobriety test on the woman, according to the Canadian Broadcast Company.
The expert confirmed the marijuana-toking mom was sober enough to drive and issued her a warning ticket for speeding in a school zone.
Though technically marijuana is not legal in British Columbia, it’s not that surprising she wasn’t charged for the substance itself.
“Pot laws in Canada are legislated federally back in Ottawa, but in BC, enforcement is more lax,” he said. “The cops here feel they have more important problems.”
Friday, September 9, 2016
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Talk about the kiss of death!
That's just what a hickey turned out to be for a 17-year-old boy in Mexico City.
Julio Macias Gonzalez suffered a stroke that doctors reportedly think was caused by a hicky from his 24-year-old girlfriend. The teen started convulsing during a family dinner and then died.
The woman’s skin-sucking could have created the blood clot that traveled to Julio’s brain and led to the stroke.
Shouldn't this be considered child abuse?!
His girlfriend, who has not been publicly identified, is reportedly in hiding. According to local sources, Julio’s parents were already upset over the relationship due to the age difference.
This beautiful gift is one for the books.
A worlds most generous man who worked for almost 50 years as a librarian at the University of New Hampshire left the school an astonishing $4 after his death last year. UNH announced the gift in a press release earlier this week.
Robert Morin, who died at 77, quietly accumulated his fortune byliving humbly, often eating frozen dinners, according to a story in local outlet The Union Leader.
A UNH alum, Morin gifted his entire estate to the school. He even dedicated $100,000 specifically to the Dimond Library, where he worked.
“His whole life was the library,” Erika Mantz, the university’s director of media relations, told The Huffington Post in an email.
UNH will use the majority of his donation on a new career center for the school. Some funds will also go toward a video scoreboard at the school’s new football stadium, as the librarian frequently watched football games while residing at an assisted living facility during the last 15 months of his life.
“This is an extraordinary gift that comes at a critical time for launching a number of initiatives that are only able to move forward because of his generosity,” Deborah Dutton,vice president for advancement and president of the UNH Foundation, said in the school’s release.
Though few were aware of Morin’s wealth, his financial advisor, Edward Mullen, mentioned to the Union Leader that the fortune was due to the fact that he really didn’t spend much and lived a life without frills.
Morin “never went out” and drove an older vehicle, in addition to eating frozen dinners, Mullen told the outlet.
“He enjoyed talking to students on campus and especially the students who worked in the library,” Mantz told HuffPost. “He was very smart and very quiet.”
Mantz noted that those at the university are honored by Morin’s decision to support the school in such an incredible way.
Scarey clown sightings in a South Carolina community have residents on high alert following reports that the masked figures are approaching children and even trying to lure them into nearby woods........
The creepy sightings at Greenville’s Fleetwood Manor Apartment Complex allegedly began on Aug. 19, when a resident relayed that her son said he saw clowns “whispering and making strange noises” in the nearby woods, according to an incident report obtained by The Huffington Post.
The resident, who was not identified, said she went to investigate and saw “several clowns in the woods flashing green laser lights.” The figures then ran away into the woods.
the family’s unease, the following night, at the same time of 10:30 p.m., the woman noted that her oldest son said he heard “chains and banging” on their front door.
In the early hours of Aug. 20, around 2:30 a.m., another resident said she was walking home when she saw “a large-figured clown with a blinking nose, standing under a post light near the garbage dumpster area.”
The woman said the clown waved at her so she waved back while safely making her way home. The suspect did not approach her or harm her in any way, the incident report states.
Several children said the clowns have appeared in woods behind one apartment building and that they “try to persuade them into the woods further by displaying large amounts of money.”
The kids said they believe that the clowns live in a house located near a pond at the end of a trail in the woods.
The responding Greenville Sheriff’s deputy reported that they indeed found such a house, but no clowns or any signs of suspicious activity. They noted in their report that there is no video surveillance in the community.
The apartment complex’s building management sent out a warning to residents on Wednesday:
In the letter, which was posted to social media Friday, the property manager reminded parents not to leave their children unsupervised outside at night.
“There has been several conversation (sic) and a lot of complaints to the office regarding a clown or person dressed in clown clothing taking children or trying to lure children in the woods,” the letter reads. It reminded residents that the complex has a 10 p.m. curfew.
A request for comment from the building management was not answered.