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A young woman and her service dog melted hearts across the web when they showed up to her college graduation in matching caps and gowns.

The cute graduate, who received her diploma in a wheelchair accompanied by her pooch, became the talk of the University of Illinois - and Reddit:

  • Girl Graduates With Service Dog
  • Service Dog at Graduation

The photo was taken at Saturday's convocation ceremony of the College of Applied Health Sciences, and is basically all that is right with the world.

"This is my service dog, Hero, after we graduated with our Master's degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign," she wrote in a caption.

Yes, after WE graduated. That's not just sweet, she swears he earned it!

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The man accused of keeping three women in captivity for a decade will plead not guilty, his lawyer said, while raising concerns that he can receive a fair trial.

Ariel Castro Mug Shot

Craig Weintraub, who's representing Ariel Castro, 52, on rape and kidnapping charges, said the "fantastic notoriety" of the case is a disadvantage.

Castro's defense is mulling whether to ask that the trial be moved out of Cleveland, where he allegedly held the three victims in his home.

"Then that begs the question: 'Well, where can he get a fair trial under the circumstances?' This is a case with sensationalistic, international coverage."

Castro, 52, was arrested May 6 shortly after Amanda Berry kicked out part of a locked door of his house and yelled to neighbor Charles Ramsey for help.

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FastPasses? Who needs 'em when you've got real, live, handicapped people!

Some rich N.Y.C. moms are reportedly hiring a motorized, scooter-bound guide to pose as a family member so their families can cut Disney World lines.

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Almost more amazing than the fact that someone would pay for this?

A Florida tourism company actually offering it as part of its services.

Families who book trips through Dream Tours in Florida are offered "quality based, memorable, affordable vacations, to people with special needs."

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China is taking its penchant for piracy to new levels.

A ring of underground workshops producing millions of counterfeit, brand-name condoms was busted by police in the Asian nation this week.

Fake Durex, Contex, Jissbon and other brand-name prophylactics were apparently being produced - up to 4.69 million of them, officials say.

Condom Ring

In a dimly lit room in southeast China's Fujian province, dozens of workers were on a production line, lubricating the condoms, when cops arrived.

The floor was piled high with the contraceptives, and according to police, and the stench of the cheap oil lubricants was described as nauseating.

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A bowler pulled a Plaxico Burress in Florida this week, shooting himself in the leg prior at the Jupiter Lanes Bowling Alley and scaring his fellow patrons half to death.

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Officers confirm that the man's own gun discharged during his back swing with the ball.

A bullet struck this idiot in the leg and he was taken away in a stretcher once paramedics arrived.

The unnamed individual was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries and authorities will not be pressing any charges.

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The Facebook page of an Arizona bakery became a national story after the owners of Amy's Baking Company were featured on Gordon Ramsay's FOX show.

But the insane-seeming duo now says they had nothing to do with the EPIC rants that followed their Kitchen Nightmares appearance, which was ridiculed online.

Instead, they're playing the "hacking" card.

Amy's Baking Company

The couple’s behavior on the show was beyond bad - it was even too much for Ramsay, who walked out before renovations in the May 10 episode.

The Scottsdale, Ariz., establishment was accused of stealing tips from employees, selling desserts from elsewhere and being rude to customers.

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The Powerball jackpot ballooned big time in the run-up to this evening's drawing, with an estimated $360 million in play. Do you have the winning numbers?

We highly doubt it. But if you have a ticket, you never know!

Jack Pot

Officials expect jackpot totals of this size to continue to climb, thanks in part to a game redesign that increased the odds of winning some kind of prize.

This also lowered the possible number combinations to win the Powerball, however. In any case, the lotto craze is showing no signs of slowing.

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A man in China attempted to stick it to his car dealership this week... by smashing his very own car with a sledgehammer!

Evidently angry over poor service, the Maserati owner actually hired others to help him beat his vehicle to a pulp outside the Qingdao Auto Show.

Car Smashing

Sources say the man was displeased with the company behind Maserati distribution in the Qingdao area because it used second-hand parts to repair his sports car, failing to make all the fixes he asked for.

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Professional networking site LinkedIn has now updated its privacy policy and terms of use agreement to specifically ban prostitutes, escorts and adult services.

In related news ... those things hilariously used to be on LinkedIn.

HOES on Linkedin

According to the terms, users may not, "even if it is legal where you are located, create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution."

Prostitution is a "skill" for which you can be endorsed by other users.

However, that particular LinkedIn attribute also seems to apply to law firms, legal and advocacy groups, law enforcement and religious outreach groups.

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The Boston University College Republicans' news whites-only scholarship has sparked national attention, debate, and in some cases outrage.

The group's president admits his goal in establishing a $250 Caucasian Achievement and Recognition Scholarship was to kick the proverbial hornets' nest.

Mission accomplished, and then some.

Whites Only Debate

"To tell you the truth, we didn't see this coming," Joe Mroszczyk said. "The Drudge Report picked it up yesterday, and today I just finished a round of national interviews."

"It's kind of overwhelming."

Applicants for the group's award must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher; must write two essays; and must be at least one-quarter Caucasian.

The application offers an explanation: "We believe that racial preferences in all their forms are perhaps the worst form of bigotry confronting America today."

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