Saturday, March 21, 2015

Our Wacky World—3/21/2015

Hunter attacked by Bigfoot:
"The hunter fought back as best he could. He found his arms were hardly moving, but if he tucked his elbows close, he had some wrist and hand mobility. He would later learn that both his shoulders had been dislocated while he was unconscious."
Oregon Live

"My name is Andy Nicholls, and for 30 years, I was an active football hooligan… I was classified as a Category C risk to the authorities. I'm not bragging, but that is as high as you can get. I have served prison sentences for my involvement, and I've been deported from countries all over Europe and banned from attending football matches at home and abroad more times than I can remember.
"I will tell you another thing: When I was bang at it, I loved every [fucking] minute of it."
Bleacher Report

'Murders are up nearly 17% from last year, shootings have increased by 23%, and the marijuana trade is to blame, according to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. "...people are killing each other over marijuana more so than anything that we had to deal with an '80s and '90s with heroin and cocaine"'
What a fucking idiot. Must be smoking something. (Gothamist)

An epidemic of narcissistic children with foolish parents:
'...what we found was that parents who overvalue, they think their child is very smart but in reality, the child isn't smarter than others… the researchers made up book titles such as "The Tale of Benson Bunny" and names of newsmakers such as "Queen Alberta" and asked the parents if their children knew them…. Lo and behold, the parents who overvalued their kids said their children were familiar with things -- such as books or people -- that didn't even exist."'

"Carl Sagan is arguably science's biggest rockstar—the ultimate champion for logic and reason. Which makes it all the more painful to find out that his son is a vehement 9/11 truther."
My first thought was "it had to be Lynn, not Anne," and the second paragraph confirmed that. The apple didn't fall very far from the tree. (Gizmodo)

"A man punched a pregnant woman, tossed her to the ground, kicked her and told her he was going to kill her baby — all because she didn't thank him for holding the door"

'A Polish priest claims to be receiving text messages from Satan after performing an exorcism on a teenage girl. "The author of these texts is an evil spirit who has possessed her soul. Often the owners of mobile phones are not even aware that they are being used like this."'
CP Europe

"An Indian spiritual guru-turned- movie-star allegedly convinced up to 400 men to castrate themselves because it would bring them closer to God."
The Rakyat Post

"The Dalai Lama was denounced Monday by the Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet after suggesting that he will not be reincarnated. Tibetan Buddhists believe that the souls of their leaders are reborn in children upon death, and the People's Republic of China -- an officially atheistic regime -- has said the religious tradition must continue."
IB Times

"The North Carolina man accused of handcuffing and chaining an 11-year-old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment has rejected a plea deal."

"Saint Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco will dismantle a system that pours water on entrance areas of the church frequented by homeless after receiving a formal notice of violation from the city."

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