Filed under: Ripped from the Headlines
I’m not one for “features” on my blog, mostly because I’m a fairly sporadic poster. However, with my obvious love for news – and lack of regular content – I’ve decided to stupidly commit myself to “Ripped from the Headlines,” where I’ll pull a few of the stranger stories, and maybe a photo or two for good measure, floating around the Internet and offer my comments about their awesomeness, then let you fine folks tell me what you think.
I very briefly considered making this a weekly venture, but let’s be honest, this feature is likely to cease quickly with those kinds of constraints. Instead, if I stumble upon several interesting news items in one day, I’ll share them with the 12 of you masses. But in all seriousness, with the “Odd News” segment on Yahoo!, it’s possible this could become a routine gig. However, we’ll have to play that by ear … er, eye, considering you’re entirely unable to hear me right now.
…Thus, I present to you, Vol. 1* (future volumes won’t have that lengthy, boredom-inducing explanation attached, much to your dismay, I’m sure).
Officials at Heritage Christian School in Findlay (Ohio) had warned 17-year-old Tyler Frost that he would be suspended and prohibited from attending graduation if he went to the public school dance over the weekend with his girlfriend.
Unfortunately for Frost, his fundamentalist Baptist private school forbids dancing and rock music – hand-holding as well – so it makes sense that he would be suspended. But is it somewhat overstepping some boundaries by dictating what the student can do on his free time? Or is it his own fault because he knew the rules prior to attending the prom and outright disobeyed? I’m on the fence here.
“Titanic” stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet … have thrown their support behind a fund that would subsidize Millvina Dean’s nursing home fees.
So, um, can a movie be made about something tragic that happened in my life – nothing really has yet, but perhaps drama of some nature will soon erupt – so I can get free money? ‘Cause that would be hella sweet.
Authorities said a woman wasn’t wearing any clothes when she knocked on stranger’s door in the middle of the night to ask for cigarettes.
Seriously? The short article doesn’t say this woman was intoxicated, but clearly we can assume…
“The Simpsons” — America’s most-loved dysfunctional family — got their own postal stamps on Thursday, becoming the first television series to be featured as the sole subject of a U.S. stamp set while still in primetime production.
Isn’t it about damn time? And this is definitely more exciting news than today’s 2-cent price hike in the cost of stamps.
(Photo) Actor Mickey Carroll … one of the last surviving diminutive “Munchkins” in the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” Carroll died of natural causes on May 7, 2009 in Missouri at age 89, a newspaper reported.
I am a HUGE “Wizard of Oz” fan – and yes, I have seen Carroll in public when a few surviving “munchkins” made an appearance at The Steamtown Mall in Scranton several years ago (and before you comment, yes Jonathan, I remember you’re the one who took me!) – so it’s sad to see the cast dwindling away due to death. Such is life though. May Carroll RIP.
So, share your thoughts everyone. What do you think of these news stories? Do you have any compelling articles to share that you might’ve stumbled upon? Let me know!
* I’ll pull the “nut graf” – summarizing paragraph of the whole story – and maybe a bit more from each article so you lazy bums don’t have to click the link.
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