by Hilton Hater at . Comments

A woman in Tennessee named Shona Carter-Brooks recently tied her one-month old child to her wedding dress and then dragged the child down the aisle.

And the only thing more shocking than the act itself may be the bride's response to critics of her decision.

Baby Tied to Wedding Dress

Carter-Brooks ended up at the center of a media storm after posting pictures of daughter Aubrey's unusual involvement in the ceremony on Facebook.

But the mother of two didn't back down once the questions and insults starting flying online.

Continue Reading...

by Tattle Taylor at . Comments

Remember when board games were a thing that happened around a table and not over Bluetooth and infrared phone syncing and other technology I don't even sort of comprehend yet?

Yeah, so do we. 

In this digital era in which we live, board games seem to be going the way of the Dodo with fewer and fewer children getting exposure to some of the most classic board games in existence.

And if they do get to know those games, they aren't without fancy-schmancy electronic "upgrades" to make the game more marketable for a tech-savvy generation.

The Game of Life
Take that tiny plastic station wagon out for a spin and add peg people to your family as you struggle to make it from pay day to pay day. Just like real life.

Looking at you, Electronic Battleship and Words With Friends!

Heck, even Monopoly has an electronic bank now!

And don't get us started on actual "board" games marketed to kids. If you're buying one of those, be prepared to plop down $10 for batteries, too.

So get back to game night with these 11 board games you should totally still play. Introduce your neighbors, your friends, your own children, to these awesomely entertaining classics!

Your inner child will thank you.

by Free Britney at . Comments

A 61-year-old Minnesota man is accused of pulling a gun on a neighbor who was teaching his seven-year-old daughter how to ride a bike ... seriously.

Gary Drake faces alleged second-degree assault and terroristic threat charges after he pointed a shotgun at his neighbor and threatened to kill him.

The charges against Drake indicate that when observing the bike-riding lesson being administered, he began vocally critiquing the father’s tactics.

The father said, “I’ve got it.” That's when Drake allegedly said, “If you don’t like my advice, get off my street.” The dad told Drake he "doesn't own the street."

Drake appeared to get angrier and went inside his home, according to reports, but he wasn't anywhere near done with this bike-riding nuisance.

Reads the insane criminal complaint:

"As the father and daughter were making their way away from Drake’s house, he came back outside with a shotgun and threatened to kill the father."

"Drake’s wife came outside, pulled the gun away and physically dragged Drake inside. Drake went outside again and told the father he was going to kill him."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

One of the judges at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which aired last night on ESPN, is apparently a huge fan of rapper Kelis and/or milkshakes.

He randomly quoted her classic track when asked to use a word in a sentence ... while not using the word in question. It was pretty outstanding:

The judge, Dr. Jacques Bailly (1980 National Spelling Bee champion!) was supposed to be using "feijoada" in a sentence, by request from the finalist.

Instead, he BROKE IT DOWN, saying "While Tabitha discovered that her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard ..." and then cut himself off.

Cue the confused, awkward quasi-laughter.

The contestant went on to spell the word, which apparently is a Brazilian stew, correctly before the big event ran out of words and ended in a tie.

Kelis was reportedly too busy bringing the boys to the yard and determining if she has to charge for her serves to be reached for comment at press time.

Continue Reading...

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

The ongoing Veterans Health Administration scandal currently plaguing the Obama administration claimed two major career casualties today.

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney both announced their resignations this afternoon amidst growing public outrage over alleged incompetency and falsified records within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Eric Shineski
  • Jay Carney

It is not known if Carney's resignation is a direct result of the scandal, and the former journalist who has been with the Obama administration since 2008 will not officially step down until mid-June.

Shinseki's resignation, however, definitely stems from growing frustration over deception and the perceived mishandling of healthcare cases by the VA.

A Vietnam veteran and former Army chief of staff, Shinseki offered a public apology to veterans and their families today before tendering his resignation privately at the White House. 

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe are your co-National Spelling Bee champions after the first tie in 52 years and only the fourth in event history.

The youngsters correctly spelled so many words Thursday on ESPN that the Scripps National Spelling Bee had to declare them both winners.

The reason it was called a draw is simple, yet a bit head-scratching: There weren't enough words left on the competition's list to keep it going.

Yes, they were LITERALLY at a loss for words.

In the final round, Hathwar, a 14-year-old eighth-grader from Painted Post, N.Y., spelled "stichomythia," a dialogue of altercation delivered by two actors.

We totally knew that word. Without a doubt.

Sujoe, a 13-year-old seventh-grader from Fort Worth, Tex., answered by nailing the word "feuilleton," part of a European newspaper. The end.

"I think we both know that the competition was against the dictionary, not against each other," Hathwar said on ESPN after earning the co-title.

"I am happy to share this trophy with him."

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

A handful of female students at Wasatch High School in Heber City, Utah would like to amend their yearbook quote.

To something really mean about their district administrators.

Sophomores such as Shelby Baum and Rachel Russel are angry because higher-ups decided to Photoshop pieces of clothing into the their original photos, thereby hiding certain patches of skin and making the images more age-appropriate.

But the girls say there was no consistency in selecting which shots to edit, while Baum tells a local Fox affiliate the school didn’t give her “an option to fix” the picture, resulting in a “funny” looking final product. 

Baum is the first girl pictured below:

Photoshopped Yearbook Photo
Students in Utah aren't happy with their high school, not after yearbook photos such as this one were the victim of Photoshop.

Educators counter, meanwhile, that students were well aware of the school’s dress code - and that they posted a sign warning them about potential changes to their submitted images.

Continue Reading...

by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

Edward Snowden gave his first televised interview Wednesday night, speaking with NBC journalist Brian Williams in a remarkably candid hour-long sit down.

Despite the Obama administration's claim that Snowden was simply a low-level analyst, the embattled 30-year-old former government employee insisted that he's a "trained spy" who exposed NSA surveillance programs out of a sense of patriotic duty.

Being a patriot means knowing when to protect your country," said Snowden. "I think it's important to remember people don't set their lives on fire, they don't walk away from extraordinarily comfortable lives for no reason."

While Snowden was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013, he remains an intensely controversial figure, branded by many within the Obama administration as a treasonous traitor.

"If I could go anywhere in the world, that place would be home," said Snowden, who's currently living in Russia to avoid prosecution.

Snowden claimed that he's "still serving" the US and insisted that all three branches of the American government have "enacted reforms" based on the revelations of his whistleblowing campaign.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Chris Crafton of the U.S. Air Force was supposed to be stationed in Cuba, not at his daughter Taylor's high school graduation in Grand Forks, N.D.

Oh, how he had his family fooled this week.

Chris' family was prepared for his absence from Taylor's big day, to the point where they even made a cardboard cutout of him to sit in the crowd in spirit.

Not only did Crafton manage to end his deployment in time for her graduation, though, he declined to tell anyone in his family, not even his wife.

Which made this all the more amazing:

An announcement from the ceremony's MC was the only thing signaling Chris' arrival, just before he jogged onstage and embraced Taylor, saying:

"I told you, don't give up on your dad."

She never did, despite the demands of his job. He's spent 1,782 days deployed, by his count, saying "This is my last deployment so I had to make it happen."

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Jared Remy, the son of Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy, has pleaded guilty in the slaying of Jennifer Martel, the mother of his 4-year-old daughter.

Remy’s admission of the killing, which took place as the girl watched and three neighbors screamed, earned him life in prison with no parole.

His plea, entered before Middlesex Superior Court Judge Kathe Tuttman, spares friends and family of Martel and Remy the anguish of a protracted trial.

It also means Remy will forgo what the judge called his possible “partial defense” of anxiety, depression, and steroid and prescription drug use.

“I would like to say, ‘Blame me for this, not my family,’” said Remy, the 35-year-old son of celebrated Boston baseball player and announcer Jerry.

Rising to speak in handcuffs for two minutes, Jared Remy called himself a “bad apple” and imagined Martel watching over their daughter from heaven.

Continue Reading...

× Close Ad