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22 Jul 23:27

Fowl Play: Drive-By Gives SPCA a Break in Palos Verdes Peafowl Killings

by Bianca Barragan

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[Peacocks via Faria! / Curbed LA flickr pool]

Whether it's the work of a lone murderer or a crazed crew, someone has been killing off the peafowl of Palos Verdes—primarily Rolling Hills Estates—with a variety of depraved methods, including arrows and poison, over the last two years. Now, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (which has been monitoring the murders) has gotten what might be a lead: they've released a sketch of a man who they say was seen shooting a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz in an area of Rancho Palos Verdes near RHE—an attack that resulted in the bird's death, according to the LA Times.

The man is described in the SCPA release as white, in his fifties or sixties, and having gray, receding hair. He was wearing a white shirt and aviator-style sunglasses at the time he was seen sitting in a Mercedes on a Rancho Palos Verdes road, drawing a pellet gun, and shooting a peacock as it stood in a driveway, being majestic.

It's not known whether this man is a one-time peafowl murderer or if he knows anything about the many peacock killings in the area. Anyone who sees the suspect or has information about him is asked to notify authorities.
· Sketch released of suspected peacock killer on Palos Verdes Peninsula [LAT]
· Eyewitness Provides Description of Alleged Peacock Killer [SCPA]
· Someone is Serial Murdering Peacocks in Rolling Hills Estates [Curbed LA]

25 Jul 19:35

Celebrity Real Estate: Pete Campbell Selling Ingenious Little Bungalow in Hollywood

by Adrian Glick Kudler

Actor Vincent Kartheiser, aka Pete Campbell on Mad Men, put a lot of time and energy and tsuris into this awesome little bungalow (603 square feet) in the heart of Hollywood (that's right: not the Hills, just straight-up Hollywood). While it was under construction and toilet-less, he used the facilities at his neighbors, and he hauled a 650-pound rock out of Topanga Canyon to use for a sink. Kartheiser bought the 1912 house back in 2004 and local firm Funn Roberts designed its "Japanese industrial" makeover, which now includes not just a toilet and boulder sink, but also a bed that descends from the ceiling with a redwood headboard that flips down to a desk; a covered courtyard with a coffee table/firepit; and a detached spa with double showers, steam room, dry sauna, laundry room, and power room. It debuted in Dwell last year and now it's up for sale asking $808,000.

· 6512 Lexington Ave [Redfin]
· Vincent Kartheiser's Hollywood Bungalow Has a Toilet Now [Curbed LA]
· Actor Vincent Kartheiser Lives "Off the Grid" in the Middle of Hollywood [Curbed LA]

24 Jul 21:41

Introducing the world's first beer pong ball-washer

by Jenn Harris
Kevespada

/jerking off hand motion

When you're playing beer pong, and don't pretend you haven't, dirty ping pong balls are often a problem. Sure there's the wash cup (a cup of water you rinse the balls in before playing each turn), but what good does that do if they're all going into the same wash cup, especially after your ball...
22 Jul 18:59

Man builds 'biggest fart machine ever,' plans to aim it at France

Colin Furze, who rose to internet fame after creating Wolverine claw replicas, is on to bigger and better inventions: the "biggest fart machine ever," to be precise.

Gizmodo reports that Furze plans to aim his fart cannon at France from Dover, England. He has apparently built the "biggest valveless pulse jet machine ever" — and he plans to build a giant butt to house the fart machine.

According to Gizmodo, Furze's jet machine has the sound effects of "a furious fart from hell." Furze plans to aim the fart cannon at France on July 24, between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. local time, to see if the...

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23 Jul 03:43

Jack White Did Not Have Fun at the Cubs Game

by Anna Silman

There's a lot of stuff Jack White likes: hand-crafted vinyl, the blues of Son House, covers of early-2000s hip-hop anthems. One thing Jack White apparently does not like? Baseball games — or that's what this jumbotron capture from Tuesday night's Cubs-Padres game at Wrigley field would suggest. Seriously, what's wrong, Jack? Cheer up! The Cubs are up 6-0! Did you see a member of the Black Keys in the crowd? Were there too many people taking photos with their cell phones? It's going to be okay, we promise.

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Filed Under: jack white ,music ,the chicago cubs ,turn that frown upside down ,candy

23 Jul 14:15

Check Out the Real-Life Better Call Saul Billboard

by Margaret Lyons

The anticipation for the Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul is officially in phase two: Growing Excitement. We know the show is set in 2002 and that Saul was then going by "Jimmy McGill," though he was still practicing law and helping out the seedy-underbelly types. Now it appears that Jimmy has a real-life billboard, just like Saul did back in the Breaking Bad glory days. This sign was spotted in Albuquerque — and the number really works! Yes, we called Saul, and you can listen to Jimmy's outgoing message below.

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Filed Under: better call saul ,coming attractions ,tv

23 Jul 02:10

The Story of Mount Lee: The Hollywood Sign sits atop Mount...

by Neal Broverman
Kevespada

fucken icarus

steam%20shovel%20above%20hollywood%20sign%2000011571-thumb-600x472-77778.jpgThe Hollywood Sign sits atop Mount Lee, a peak so strangely flat its apex comfortably props up a communications facility. Its shape is no accident, Nathan Masters explains, but the dream of pioneering early filmmaker Mack Sennett and his attempt to build a palace into the hill. He paid to flatten the round mountain, but then lost his fortune before he could build the mansion. [KCET, image via LA Public Library]

20 Jul 17:45

Here’s a Flock of Lambs Getting Their Exercise for the Day

by Isha Aran

You know you need this.

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20 Jul 18:00

Dean Koontz's 5 favorite books

by By The Week Staff
Kevespada

1. The Ken Burns' Guide to Hairstyles

In Sunlight and in Shadow by Mark Helprin (Mariner, $16). Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale weaves historical realities of New York City with the fantastic to profound effect, but this 1940s love story also enchants. The magic here is the intensity of Harry's love for Catherine, the purity of his code of honor. The title is from Poe's poem "Eldorado," about a gallant knight. Helprin convinces that honor in the service of love triumphs even when it appears to fail by mortal standards.

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman (Scribner, $28). This tale of early-20th-century New York City...

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18 Jul 21:47

Jasper The Lynx Cub Struts His Stuff At Point Defiance Zoo

by Andrew Bleiman

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Meet Point Defiance Zoo's 9-week-old Canada Lynx kitten. Jasper is part of the Species Survival Plan® for Canada Lynx, which are listed as endangered in Washington state. He now weighs about 4 pounds and is being hand-reared by Point Defiance Zoo staff. Jasper will make periodic appearances around the zoo this summer as he grows into his role as an ambassador for his species.

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19 Jul 18:15

Blind Items Revealed

by ent lawyer
Kevespada

lol/shade

April 4, 2014

This B- list mostly television actress from a very hit cable show has been doing press for the new season of the show. The actress, who has had the second most scenes with this B+ list mostly television actress on the show was asked what her favorite thing about the B+ lister was. In a candid moment she said her favorite time was when she didn't have to see her any longer.

Kiernan Shipka/January Jones
19 Jul 00:00

Ashton Kutcher and John Cryer to Get Gay Married on Two and a Half Men

by Lindy West

Ashton Kutcher and John Cryer to Get Gay Married on Two and a Half Men

Oh, GUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHH. Chuck Lorre has announced that Two and a Half Men's heterosexual main characters, played by Ashton Kutcher and John Cryer, will wed each other in a "hilarious" sham marriage so that Kutcher's stupid character can finally adopt the baby he's always wanted.

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19 Jul 16:23

Here's the Queen's Guard performing a cover of the Game of Thrones theme song

It's tough for Game of Thrones fans to make it through the show's hiatus (I imagine it's similar to the antsiness I'm beginning to feel for football season. I feel for you, GOT-folks, I do).

So credit to the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace for offering up three delightful minutes of the show's epic opening theme song. Those lucky enough to be watching a changing of the guard ceremony earlier this week were treated to quite the cover, which you can check out in the video below. --Sarah Eberspacher

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18 Jul 15:45

New Twin Peaks box set gives the TV series a new ending

by By

After more than 20 years with no sign of a Twin Peaks revival, fans are less than two weeks away from a damn good consolation prize: a new Blu-Ray set containing nearly two hours of never-before-seen content cut from the TV show and its film adaptation, Fire Walk With Me. Though the set won't be out until later this month, a special screening of the bonus material in Los Angeles revealed a treasure trove for fans — including, most pivotally, a scene that goes beyond the TV show's now-legendary cliffhanger ending.

According to BuzzFeed, the deleted scene extends past the TV show's final shot...

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18 Jul 13:05

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

by Caity Weaver on Gawker, shared by Jessica Coen to Jezebel

My 14-Hour Search for the End of TGI Friday's Endless Appetizers

What if I told you that mozzarella sticks never had to end? That for $10, you could eat for free (for $10) for the rest of your natural life? That there exists a spot in the space-time continuum in which it is always Friday? That there are free refills on all Slushes™ excluding Red Bull® branded items?http://gawker.com/endless-appeti...

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14 Jul 14:52

Precocious middle school metal band signs $1.8 million deal with Sony

by By

Unlocking the Truth are so metal their amps go up to 11 — which, as it happens, is just about how old the band members are, too.

The trio of Brooklyn middle schoolers — 13-year-old guitarist Malcolm Brickhouse, 13-year-old bassist Alec Atkins, and 12-year-old drummer Jarad Dawkins —have been turning heads with their precociously ferocious shredding over the past couple of years. After landing gigs on Coachella and Warped Tour this summer, the band has finally parlayed their talent into a mammoth five-record deal with Sony worth $1.8 million.

The band is only guaranteed a ...

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15 Jul 17:33

Tommy Wiseau's new sitcom looks even weirder than The Room

by By

It's been more than a decade since the release of Tommy Wiseau's lovably awful melodrama The Room, which continues to run in sold-out midnight screenings across the country. But apart from a few short side projects, fans have had no choice but to patiently wait for a follow-up.

At long last, the wait is over. Wiseau's latest full-scale project — a fascinatingly bizarre-looking sitcom called Tommy Wiseau's The Neighbors — is on the way, and the official website says we'll be able to see the pilot as early as September 2014.

According to the official synopsis,

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17 Jul 11:00

‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

by Jerilyn Hassell Pool

TW: please read with caution if you are triggered by physically or sexually abusive situations. 

One of the hardest parts of Kate Kelly’s excommunication in the larger Mormon feminist community is seeing people who’ve done terrible, destructive things without facing this strictest form of discipline. The following are stories collected over the last few days. Others may be added in the comment section or emailed to fMhcourtreporter@gmail.com. Anonymity will be respected. 

He was arrested for having a hard drive filled with child pornography. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He emotionally, mentally, and physically abused his wife and daughter. He bought escorts while married. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He led a Ponzi Scheme that took millions of dollars from the families around him based on the trust they gave him as a religious leader in their community and the testimony he bore of it building God’s kingdom. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

They allegedly committed massive frauds while in public office, including bribery and obstruction of justice. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He abducted a 13yo YW from the ward and kept her in a van as a sex slave for over a month. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He drove gay young men away from the church with horrible homophobic “jokes,” from his position of authority as scoutmaster, that left them forever scarred. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

Bruce Jessen, who was critical in designing US torture techniques, was appointed a bishop. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He didn’t pay the government money for decades and used women and children as a human shield. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He had MULTIPLE, repeated, long lasting affairs and was abusive and manipulative. Was exed, rebaptized a few years later, went back to cheating, drugs, alcohol, abuse, got disfellowshiped. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

They (the bishop and his counselors) heard over and over how my father abused me and my sisters from us, yet he was and still is an important rotary member working with young at risk children and they did nothing. They STILL do nothing. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

I know a 26-year-old male who was chatting with a “15-year-old girl” and drove 2 hours to have sex with her and when he got there he learned he had been talking to a cop the whole time. He spent time in jail, is on the sex offender registry and was disfellowshipped. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He (early 30s high council member at the time) tried to convince his estranged wife to commit suicide so that he wouldn’t have to go through a divorce. Never mind their kids. After the divorce, he was sealed to a 19-year-old who he then verbally abused for many years until she got out. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

Ted Bundy kidnapped, raped, and killed over 30 women and was re-baptized after his execution. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

My stepfather spent years abusing my mother, me, and my younger siblings. Not only got people to believe that we were lying but got custody of my younger siblings in the divorce. Took my mother years to divorce him because you don’t leave a righteous Mormon man. Sexually abused me for 11 years. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

Large scale Medicare and Medicaid fraud lined his pockets with 22 million dollars and he is under investigation by the DOJ. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

For years he abused young men while a scout leader. When found out, he spent minimal time on probation and was disfellowshipped for 6 months. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He tried to get me to marry him by pretending God had taken over his body and was speaking to me via text message, and when I reported him he still went on a mission (got sent home before even getting a week of MTC time done) and continued to stalk me with no issues. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He beat her for years and she was blamed for the beatings. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He was the leader of a drug ring at BYU’s Deseret Towers but only got his hand slapped and then went on a mission. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He was verbally, physically, and mentally abusive to his wife and disabled child to the point that she moved into a battered women’s shelter. She went to the bishop for help and was told since she didn’t pay tithing the church couldn’t help. He was called as EQP a few weeks later. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He hit her, cornered her, and broke into her apartment. He couldn’t take the sacrament or go to the temple for three weeks as informal probation. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

Repeatedly exposed himself to many, many women including me. Peeping tom, caught in the act. Served on the high council for the entire time even though it was common knowledge. Bequeathed his entire substantial fortune to BYU. Never disciplined. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He fathered a child while married to my aunt then moved his family out of state to avoid being found and paying child support. He reunited with his daughter when she was 12 but still kept the secret from his other family, serving on high council the whole time. When his daughter 18 years later called her 1/2 siblings because he told her that he had finally told his other family, the truth came out and he was forced to confess. He served six months probation. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He stole guns and ammunition from his employer (the government) and asked a new convert to store them in his house until they could be shipped when he left the country (not USA btw). New convert had learned to listen to his priesthood leaders and gladly helped him, not knowing they were illegally obtained. When the new convert was arrested for “terrorism” (by the equivalent of the CIA) the leader said it wasn’t his problem. Convert lost his business and freedom for several months and now the church won’t allow him to attend. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

English man sued President Monson and the church publicly calling President Monson and the church a fraud. No church discipline. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He molested children at church as a branch president and one by one the families left to attend other wards. Stake president knew all about it but still believed his buddy. He and his wife got called on a mission instead of disciplined. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He divorces his wife because he “can’t love her the way she wants to be loved.” She never ever asked more then I ask of my husband in fact she often settled for much much less. They take HER recommend away and practically shun her from the ward. He divorces her with no disciplinary action. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He pushed her against a wall and raped her in front of their 12-year-old daughter. She got her temple recommend taken away for leaving him. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He’s on the Board of Directors of a hate group that helped influence the anti-LGBT laws in Russia and Uganda. And he’s an Apostle. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He was sexually abusing his sisters, the bishop was well aware as CPS was involved, and yet he handed me the sacrament tray each week. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He was my college branch Bishop and my dentist. While gassed in his chair, having my tooth drilled, he started rubbing his crotch on my hand. I didn’t dare move in fear that he would put the drill through my cheek. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He physically abused my brother and verbally assaulted all of us, had a huge porn collection at home and at work, and threatened a coworker with bodily harm. Bishop knew. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He abandoned his wife and 10 children. Fathered 2 more children in extramarital affairs, then blamed his kids for not forgiving him. He refused to apologize and make peace with his his ex-wife as she lay dying of cancer. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He molested my mother as a child and denied it. He was accused of molesting his step-daughters and their mother stayed with him. Yet, he served a mission and had a temple recommend and my mom never did because she married a non-member. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬

He was convicted for muliple child molestation and rape, ex’d twice and, in the process of third baptism, more new victims came forward. Stake President felt Satan was blocking the way of baptismal waters through victims (this is in 2010) and moved his baptism up before paperwork could get processed. Now on his merry way towards temple recommend. …but my BIL lost his recommend for supporting marriage equality on FB. ‪#‎yettheyexcommunicatekate‬ 

Sent via email (fMhcourtreporter@gmail.com):

He was accused of rape, then served a mission, then spent years raping his new wife. When wife went to bishop, she was told to submit to her husband “lest she cause him to sin.” When wife wanted to go to the police, stake president told her not to because it would be a public relations nightmare. #yettheyexcommunicatekate

My husband had a one night stand 2 months after our first child was born. He received a year of “probation.” Then, four years later, he left me for a 20 year old.  When he decided to return and work things out, he was put on informal probation which lasted a total of 6 months. #yettheyexcommunicatekate

Physically abused his children in chapel classrooms during church when they did not listen to him and no one called him on it. Made one of his children sleep outside in a shed during the winter for not making bed. Moved in with his high school girlfriend and left his children and his wife to fend for themselves. Put the blame on his wife for her mental illness. #yettheyexcommunicatekate

He molested my sister and a number of other young girls for a number of years. When it was finally discovered he was disfellowshipped. #yettheyexcommunicatekate

Michael Terry participated in the My Lai massacre in Vietnam in 1968. He recounts shooting wounded women and children in a ditch – They weren’t going to get any medical help, and so we shot them.” Returned to BYU and graduated. #yettheyexcommunicatekate

He cheated on his wife for twelve years, then left her and his three kids for his second, secret family. He has now returned to his ward, and they have welcomed him with open arms. #yettheyexcommunicatekate

Submitted via Facebook:

Former Stake President and husband of Thomas Monson’s niece stole property from others. No church discipline yet. #yettheyexcommunicatekate

Note: Comments that are not stories that are in line with the direction of the post or do not reflect empathy for the storytellers will be deleted and the poster put in moderation. 

14 Jul 22:00

Woman Spends $30K to Look Like Kim Kardashian, Is Now in Extreme Debt

by Mark Shrayber
Kevespada

uncanny valley

Woman Spends $30K to Look Like Kim Kardashian, Is Now in Extreme Debt

Claire Leeson is 24 years old and "up to her eyeballs" in debt. But her money problems don't come from school loans or car payments: They come from her desire (need?) to look like Kim Kardashian, whom Leeson idolizes above all others.

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12 Jul 00:00

Harry Potter Actor Found Dead from Heatstroke in Death Valley

by Lindy West
Kevespada

Don't go to Death Valley in the summer.

Here's something completely tragic: Actor and MMA fighter Dave Legeno, who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in the Harry Potter film series, has reportedly succumbed to heatstroke while hiking in Death Valley.

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11 Jul 13:00

Glee Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Found Dead In Hotel Room

by ent lawyer
Kevespada

this is one of the guys i used to work with at the restaurant company last summer

When a 35 year old man dies in a hotel room after a night partying, it is never usually by natural causes. Yesterday afternoon a maid in Philadelphia found the body of Matt Bendik, a nightclub owner and the boyfriend of Glee star Becca Tobin. Apparently the two had been partying on Wednesday night and at some point on Thursday a hotel maid found the body. No one knows where Becca was when the maid found the body. Philadelphia police are calling the death "sudden," but have released no other information. This one is especially strange because Becca and Matt went back to the hotel together, but she left him? Did he do something to himself after she left? Did she do something to him? Was she scared and left? His friends say he is not much of a partier, despite owning several nightclubs. Sunday marks the one year anniversary of Cory Monteith's death.
11 Jul 17:52

Study: Smelling farts is good for your health

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webber

The next time someone at your office lets out a "silent but deadly" emission, maybe you should thank them. A new study at the University of Exeter suggests that exposure to hydrogen sulfide — a.k.a. what your body produces as bacteria breaks down food, causing gas — could prevent mitochondria damage. Yep, the implication is what you're thinking: People are taking the research to mean that smelling farts could prevent disease and even cancer.

The study, published in the Medicinal Chemistry Communications journal, found that hydrogen sulfide gas in rotten eggs and flatulence could be...

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11 Jul 15:26

A Mormon Feminist’s Guide to Dealing With Stuff in GIFS

by Winterbuzz
Kevespada

RPDR + feminism + mormons

We’ve all been there- the passive-aggressive comments from our family, the judgment from our neighbors, the bishop trying to rein us in.   Mormons are anything but direct, we paint in more delicate mediums- dancing around the subject, passive-aggression and more often microagressions. It’s a cultural art form we’ve inherited from our pioneer forepeople. We should be proud, really. It’s our heritage!  But it’s hard to be proud because it usually hurts more than it helps and it makes you want to eat your feelings.

Next time you experience this sort of “love” from concerned friends, family and clergy, use this post as a mental guide and memorize the images below. For our health, sanity and wellness I’ve brought my lovely friend Latrice here to give us some tips on how to deal:

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WHEN SOMEONE POSTS A COMMENT ON A LINK YOU POST ON FACEBOOK SAYING YOU REALLY DON’T UNDERSTAND THE GOSPEL:

WHEN YOUR VISITING TEACHER CLAIMS THE MESSAGE FOR YOU WAS INSPIRED:

 

WHEN A MISGUIDED BISHOP TAKES AWAY YOUR TEMPLE RECOMMEND FOR SUPPORTING FEMINISTS CAUSES:

SO YOU TELL YOUR MOFEM FRIENDS AND THEY’RE LIKE:

 

 

WHEN YOU GET RELEASED FROM A GREAT CALLING AND ARE GIVEN AN “EVEN BETTER CALLING” TO KEEP THE WARD SAFE FROM YOU:

AND MAYBE A LITTLE:

WHEN YOU REMEMBER YOUR BISHOP IS JUST YOUR NEIGHBOR DOWN THE STREET WITH A BORING JOB AND SOMETIMES HE THINKS HE HAS MORE POWER IN YOUR LIFE THAN HE DOES:

 

WHEN YOU TAKE A SANITY BREAK AND PEOPLE SAY YOU SHOULDN’T:

 

WHEN YOUR PARENTS CALL AND SAY YOU ARE ON A SLIPPERY SLOPE:

 

WHEN SOMEONE ASKS YOU IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE A LESBIAN NOW:

 

 WHEN YOUR NEIGHBORS SAY THEY “LOVE” YOU BUT CAN’T AGREE WITH YOUR FEMINIST LIFESTYLE:

 

 

WHEN YOUR SISTER-IN-LAW SAYS SHE FEELS FINE AT CHURCH AND DOESN’T KNOW WHY YOU DON’T:

 

 

WHEN YOU FEEL BAD BECAUSE REJECTION AND JUDGMENT HURTS:

WHEN YOU WONDER IF BIG CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE HAVE HURT MORE THAN THEY HAVE HELPED:

WHEN YOU GO TO CHURCH AND EVERYONE WHISPERS ABOUT YOU BUT YOU’VE FOUND YOUR POWER AND KNOW YOUR VOICE:

latricepow

AND YOU THINK, “JESUS LOVES ME, WHO CARES WHAT YOU THINK:”

BUT YOU HAVEN’T BEEN PERFECT AND EVERY MISTAKE YOU MAKE GETS JUMPED ON:

WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO APOLOGIZE FOR WANTING GENDER EQUALITY AND YOUR BISHOP AND NEIGHBORS ARE WRONG:

AND REMEMBER:

10 Jul 13:51

Meet Button, The MacArthur Marino Lamb!

by Andrew Bleiman

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Visitors to Taronga's Backyard to Bush got a surprise last Friday when the zoo's MacArthur Merino Sheep, Berry, gave birth on exhibit! The healthy female lamb, who keepers’ have named Button, can now be seen alongside mum at Taronga’s farmyard.

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08 Jul 18:40

Man named 'Alpacino' accused of murder

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Meanwhile Robertdeniro Smith has recently violated parole.

Life does imitate art, apparently: A man whose first name is "Alpacino" has been charged with murder — and he has previous convictions for drug dealing.

Alpacino McDaniels, 29, was charged with murdering a man in West Oakland, California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Officials charged McDaniels, who is the alleged gunman, and Charles Fuller, 31, for the murder of Teric Traylor, 23, last July.

McDaniels also faces charges for gun possession. Previously, McDaniels has been convicted of drug dealing as well as evading police. McDaniels and Fuller are currently being held without bail...

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08 Jul 21:04

Walmart yanks decorative poster of Nazi concentration camp

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Walmart and a few other retailers have pulled a poster depicting Germany's Dachau concentration camp from their online stores.

The poster — which somehow wound up in Amazon's and Sears' catalogs as well — shows the camp's main gate with the words "arbeit macht frei," a Nazi slogan meaning "work makes you free." Walmart apologized for the item, saying it was listed by a third-party retailer and not the store itself.

"We have shared our disappointment with them and have learned they are removing the publisher of this item entirely from inventory," the company said in a statement.

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08 Jul 17:03

The Insane Clown Posse and Juggalos can't sue the government, judge rules

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Striking a blow to devotees of the Dark Carnival, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming the federal government had harmed Insane Clown Posse and their fans by branding "Juggalos" a gang. In his ruling, U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland agreed with the government's contention that the rap duo could not prove they'd been negatively impacted, and so they lacked standing to sue.

The case arose after the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment described ICP superfans, called Juggalos, as a "violent street gang." Brought by Shaggy 2 Dope and Violent J — with some help from the ACLU...

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07 Jul 22:01

Drusillas Celebrates the Owl-rival of Two Cheeky Chicks!

by Andrew Bleiman
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these are good owls

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Two Snowy Owls have hatched at Drusillas Park and have been turning heads at the award winning zoo in East Sussex.

The little hoots were discovered by keepers on June 12th and 14th and are making excellent progress. The chicks are the first to be successfully reared at the zoo in over 15 years and staff are delighted.

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Fluffy and grey, the tiny snow-balls currently bear a greater resemblance to ugly ducklings. However, as new feathers replace the down, the birds will gradually turn lighter and eventually develop the stunning white plumage of their parents. 

In the wild, these beautiful birds inhabit the chilly skies above the Arctic, where temperatures are incredibly low and snow is common. Pairs generally mate for life and build nests at ground level, laying up to 11 eggs at a time.

Proud parents, Zapper and Zephyr were introduced at Drusillas Park in 2008, after winging their way from Drayton Manor and Linton Zoo respectively. Both of them have been looking after the chicks, who are dependent on them for food and care for approximately 7 weeks. 

07 Jul 13:45

Matisyahu or 311 at The Pacific Amphitheatre on July 13 or August 3 (Up to 40% Off)

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Matisyahu or 311 at The Pacific Amphitheatre on July 13 or August 3 (Up to 40% Off)

The Deal

  • One G-Pass to a see Matisyahu or 311
  • Where: The Pacific Amphitheatre
  • Section: terrace
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.
  • Click here to view the venue layout.

Purchase Options

  • $16 to see Matisyahu on Sunday, July 13, at 6 p.m. (up to $26.35 value)
  • $16.50 to see 311 on Sunday, August 3, at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets include admission to the 2014 OC Fair.

How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.

Matisyahu

  • Birth name: Matthew Miller
  • Genres he musically combines: reggae, dancehall, hip-hop, and traditional Jewish themes
  • His big break: 2005's Live at Stubb's
  • His next big break: 2006's gold-certified Youth
  • Most recent record: 2012's Spark Seeker
  • Essential tracks showing Matisyahu's range: the bouncing, reggae-flavored "King Without A Crown"; the grin-inducing "Sunshine" and its anthemic refrain; the more meditative "One Day"
  • Occasional side gig: appearing in movies, such as the horror film The Possession

311

  • 311's sound: positive vibes through a fusion of rap, reggae, and hard rock
  • Origin of their name: 311 is the police code for indecent exposure in the band's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska
  • Pertinent numbers that aren't in their name: 5 (the number of band members), 2 (vocalists: hyperactive rapper S.A. Martinez and the lower-registered Nick Hexum)
  • The band's breakthrough: their self-titled 1995 album, which went triple-platinum thanks to the singles "Don't Stay Home," "All Mixed Up, and “Down”
  • The band's opus: the 68-minute beast, Transistor
  • Latest album: Stereolithic, which was released on 311 Day
  • The date of 311 day: March 11, which the band celebrated this year by playing a five-hour, 66-song concert in New Orleans
  • Also joining the festivities: an 8-piece brass band, 13-piece orchestra, and 10,000-piece audience

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07 Jul 15:45

They’re Remaking Cats With a Rapping Cat

by Lindsey Weber
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Andrew Lloyd Webber IS Eli Cash


London's West End is reviving the musical Cats once again — which is not a surprise considering the success of the previous runs and that cats are still huge on the internet. But while he isn't at the point of working Grumpy Cat or Lil Bub into a production (even my own suggestion makes me shudder!), Yahoo reports that composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is planning to spice things up with some "hip-hop flavor":

Lloyd Webber said he was making the character of Rum Tum Tugger a rapping street cat because "I've come to the conclusion that ... maybe Eliot was the inventor of rap. "The thing about the Eliot verse is that you can tell he's American. Nobody other than Eliot would have written 'The Rum Tum Tugger is a curious cat,'" the composer said.

All we need is an appearance by MC Skat Cat and a feature by Macklemore, and this is a guaranteed hit.

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Filed Under: theater ,cats ,andrew lloyd webber ,west end ,poor t.s. eliot