Tuesday, June 9, 2009

News - Tuesday, June 9, 2009

- Hey, if you got a heart transplant when you were 14 and lived, wouldn't you be a pretty happy guy? I mean, this is just me, but I think it would make me have a positive outlook on life. You have essentially been given a second chance at life, and on a purely "what can this do for me?" level, you have a great and impressive story for the remained of your life.

One thing that wouldn't cross my mind would be to get another heart; it would just seem greedy and superflorous to me. Apparently though, a 19-year-old from Minnesota had different ideas, as he was convicted for hatching a plot to sneak into a neighbor's house and cut out his heart while he slept. And yes, this was despite the fact that he had a heart transplant several years ago, so it would be his third heart. A paragraph from the story that is so weird it is kind of funny to me:
Police searched his home and vehicle, where they found a backpack with a swimming cap, heavy latex gloves, scrubs, gauze and the neighbor's address along with a map to his house, as well as tweezers, scissors and a scalpel.
Ahhhh, good times, good times.

- This girl was on American Idol and now has a record deal, but seriously, wtf is up with her hair? She is no Tatiana del Toro, who I was exposed to on The Soup. Her laugh is freakin' infectious and awesome, and she across as so nutty on The Soup that I was really hoping she would advance. Alas, it was not meant to be.

- This is an interesting take about how people are doing "staycations" this summer, which has resulted in increased trips to the movies... Which for a family of four, probably aren't that much cheaper than just taking a road trip to Florida. I've always been a fan of this sort of reasoning; always better to go for the bigger trip or higher-quality option that won't S out as opposed to settling for something midrange.

URI has the Ryan Center and no parking garages, a compromise plan, instead of just building a huge arena and solving the parking problem with garages. I always hated this "think small" mentally. If you're going to do a multi-million dollar project, just do the effin' thing right.

- And finally, in stripper news... This one actually comes from relatively close, and from real civilization. According to an article in The Boston Herald, a 19-year-old stripper is suing several people and a school district because of an affair she started with a teacher when she was just 17 and a junior in high school. Perfectly normal, perfectly healthy.

Odd things about this story besides the obvious: 1) No picture. Most stripper stories with non-minors have photos. 2) She is 19 and still a high school senior, even though she was a junior when she was 17. Sounds like some great parenting going on though, regardless.

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