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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.
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.
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
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...More
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...
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 ...More
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,
The Neighbors is a sitcom...More
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.
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.
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.
this is one of the guys i used to work with at the restaurant company last summer
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...More
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:
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:
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:
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.
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...More
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.More
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...More
these are good owls
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.
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.
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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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We may have found the most metal human being on the planet.
German doctors say they treated a man earlier this year who suffered cerebral bleeding as a result of his headbanging habit and love of speed metal. The 50-year-old patient came in complaining of headaches, though he had no history of head injuries, drug abuse, or any other factor that could have explained the pain. He had, however, recently been to a Motorhead show.
A computer scan revealed the blood buildup, and doctors drilled a small hole to drain the fluid. In a paper published Friday, the medical team noted that there were previous...More
First of all, this goat's name is Dynamo. Splendid.
In the cutest vine ever, this roly poly hedgehog just wants to roll with his pine cone homes (sorry), but doesn't seem to realize that they can't react back. Poor guy.
A 25-year-old Swedish man who's spent thousands of dollars extending his first name to 63 words claims to have the world's longest first name. Kim-Jong Sexy Glorious Beast Divine Dick Father Lovely Iron Man Even Unique Poh Un Winn Charlie Ghora Khaos Mehan Hansa Kimmy Humbero Uno Master Over Dance Shake Bouti Bepop Rocksteady Shredder Kung Ulf Road House Gilgamesh Flap Guy Theo Arse Hole Im Yoda Funky Boy Slam Duck Chuck Jorma Jukka Pekka Ryan Super Air Ooy Rusell Salvador Alfons Molgan Akta Papa Long Nameh Ek has changed his name six times (at approximately $134 per change).
A gift has arrived for you. It's a small gift, but it's a kind and thoughtful gift, handpicked just for you: A company called Metail has finally created the outfit-selecting computer program from Clueless that Cher uses to select her clothes.
Yes, in all its computers 1.0 glory, this virtual closet is yours. You can upload a photo of yourself and overlay this image with a yellow-plaid skirt and matching vest until you are blue in the face. And this present comes just 19 years after you first desired it. But you know, true love waits.
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dang i just signed a lease
Recently, word got out about a herd of sheep living in a Silver Lake backyard. If you found that story intriguing, you might be even more interested to know that the Silver Lake shepherd/shepherdess is now seeking a tenant with whom to share his/her quirky property. Per the Craigslist notice: "Furnished studio space available in my home, with private entrance, your own complete kitchen and shared full bathroom. Lots of outside space. Deck with beautiful views. $1500 excluding utilities, but we could share the bills and the laundry too. Open for barter. Babysitting, handyman work, cooking...anything that can free up some of my time. I have two babies, ten sheep one dog. But all animals not in house or in your private area of the property. And bathroom only shared with humans." The ad then goes on to say rather mysteriously, "My chickens are on roadtrip, but they might be back soon, then you will have fresh eggs everyday included too." Sounds like a pretty good deal to us (and the chickens are awfully adorable, to boot)!
There is nothing more adorable than really happy animals who are loving life Take a break and play with these kids.
Big thanks to the wonderful kind souls at Edgar’s Mission Farm who live by the philosophy:
“If we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others… why wouldn’t we?” Edgars Mission
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