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I am ready!
WHAAAAT WHAT WHAT WHAT TOO EXCITED! Bet it will suck though.
Are you shitting me? If ever a lawsuit was warranted...
Somehow the story is even worse than that sounds.
Kam Brock, @Akilahbrock, was pulled over by New York police and her car impounded when officers suspected she was driving under the influence of marijuana (none was found in the vehicle). After getting upset with officers and undergoing a medical evaluation, doctors thought she was suffering from a mental disorder - thinking her claims of being followed by Barack Obama on Twitter were bunk.
The only problem is that Barack Obama DOES follow @AkilahBrock, and around 640,000 other people. And now Brock is faced with thousands in medical bills after being sent to a facility. She's now pursuing legal action as a result of these stupid, insane events.
Check out a full video of the coverage here.
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This is exactly my explanation to my mom re: gold version. 10k on a Rolex is something you have for life, 10k on Apple Watch is something you have for two years max. Eh? Regardless, I like my timex A LOT.
Because teeth. I obsess about teeth.
With all this discussion of Patty's speech, thought this was amusing :)
What would you do here? For reals. Do you still have to interview him or would you want to and remind him at the end or...?
I remember during the big snow I threw open the back door and told the cats "have at it!" They said "nope."
You have no idea. You are merely stats and potential revenue for them and the lengths they'll go (or want to go) is somewhat crazy (invasive).
Click through and read the whole exchange. This woman is FUCKING EPIC.
A writer named Ijeoma Oluo has shared an interesting Twitter conversation she had with a 14-year-old, racist troll on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and the result is truly inspiring.
"You guys I'm a mom," she wrote on Facebook. "You think I'm going to let some 14 year old outlast me? I got love for days."
Warning: there are a lot of racial slurs and other awful stuff in here, but make sure to read all the way through to the end.
The hell? Dog meat market? Ew ew ew ew!
At least three dogs rescued from a South Korean meat farm will soon be available for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.
The AWLA is partnering with five other local rescue organizations in the D.C. area to find new lives for 23 dogs rescued earlier this month by Humane Society International. It’s the first time the organization has negotiated the rescue of dogs raised for slaughter. The farmer who owned the dogs was compensated with $2,500 and will use that money to start growing blueberries.
Three dogs were taken from the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria — where all 23 have been housed since arriving at Dulles International Airport earlier this week — to AWLA’s headquarters at 2650 S. Arlington Mill Drive: A shih tzu named Billy, a corgi mix named Abi and a mother dog whose puppies were taken to other shelters. AWLA Executive Director Neil Trent says he expects Billy and Abi to be available for adoption in about two weeks.
“Some of the animals are going to have behavioral issues for a while, they’re not used to a kind hand,” he told ARLnow.com as his staff helped load Billy and Abi into their van. “They’re nervous, they’re stressed in a new environment, so it’s going to take some time.”
The mother might “have some health issues,” Trent said, and he’s still not sure when or how many puppies AWLA will receive. The dogs will be available for adoption on a first-come, first-served basis.
The AWLA has worked with the Humane Society of the United States before, but this was their first interaction with HSI, Trent said. Trent, who is British, is a former executive director of HSI and said it’s been a recent initiative of the organization to curb the Asian dog meat trade. Trent was notified last month that dogs may be coming to the D.C. area from South Korea.
“We’ve taken dogs from HSUS before, so we said ‘absolutely, we’ll be on alert,’” he said.
HSI’s hope is the 23 dogs rescued will be a symbol in fighting the dog meat market. HSI director Kelly O’Meara told the Washington Post that between 1.2 million and 2 million dogs are eaten in South Korea every year.
I heart everything about this.
Oh he got me. Still, this is adorbs.
Clarendon has been ranked among the nine “yuppiest neighborhoods in America” by the website Thrillist.com.
The Orange line neighborhood made the list thanks to young, affluent residents and their standard-issue upscale haunts, like Whole Foods, Pottery Barn and Lululemon. From the website:
This Virginia neighborhood across the river from DC blends the quietude of suburbia with the bustle of city life, which makes it perfect for the professionals who work on K Street. Single and young families alike call this place home, and chain staples like Pottery Barn, Whole Foods, and Lululemon are interspersed with just enough local bars and restaurants to keep the newly minted post-grad yuppie-types from fully realizing the commercial existence they’ve bought into.
The other eight yuppie neighborhoods to make the list are LoDo (Denver), West 6th Street (Austin), Pearl District (Portland), South Lake Union (Seattle), Lincoln Park (Chicago), Back Bay (Boston), Brickell (Miami) and The Marina District (San Francisco).
I have never agreed with Newt Gingrich until this week. It's mildly horrifying.