Is TSA getting a little too aggressive?

(Sorry this won’t embed, but it’s the best TSA clip I could find).

After flying over winter break and waiting 45 minutes in security, I was pissed off. Then I saw this article about some woman getting her cupcake taken away by TSA, and enough if enough.

Let’s be careful, stop people from getting on the plane with explosives, shoe bombs, or whatever. But let’s have some common sense here. A cupcake? What was she going to do, smear the frosting in the pilot’s eyes?

By the way, how long do you think THAT cupcake lasted once the TSA guy got it into the break room? Nom nom nom!

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You make the call. Foul or Assault?

Check out this sequence of fouls. I’m surprised it didn’t evolve into a brawl. That #34 was really thugging it up. He looked like he was a nose tackle who found himself on the basketball court.

To make it even funnier, check out the school’s athletic code of conduct:

Jerry Sandusky was just giving boys lessons on how to shower

From NY Daily News

Maybe Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers should stop talking to the press for a while.

Karl Rominger, a Carlisle, Pa., lawyer who recently joined the accused child molester’s defense team, says Sandusky may have showered with boys to teach them “basic hygiene skills.”

“Some of these kids don’t have basic hygiene skills,” Rominger told WHTM-TV on Tuesday. “Teaching a person to shower at the age of 12 or 14 sounds strange to some people, but people who work with troubled youth will tell you there are a lot of juvenile delinquents and people who are dependent who have to be taught basic life skills like how to put soap on their body.”

Read more: HERE

Hey Karl, you know Jerry Sandusky is going straight to hell, don’t you?

Colleges with the worst food

The applications are in and now it’s just time to play the waiting game. If any of these schools are on your list, you may want to think twice. I have not heard of a lot of these schools, and don’t know that any of my friends applied to them, so I think we are all pretty safe.

Schools with the worst food/From the Princeton Review:

  1. Hampton University (VA)
  2. New College (FL)
  3. US Merchant Marine Academy (NY)
  4. Wells College (NY)
  5. SUNY Albany (NY)
  6. Wesleyan (GA–not CT)
  7. Fordham (NY) *Note, it seems like a lot of NY colleges have really bad food
  8. Catawba (VA)
  9. Alfred University (NY)
  10. Flagler (FL)

 

Hand over the presents, fat man!

Yahoo Daily News 2011-11-28:

A local gun club in Scottsdale, Arizona is hosting an event for they would not be allowed to legally own. Even toddlers are permitted to hold high-powered firearms in the photos. Organizers say the event has so far attracted hundreds of participants. The advertises the event as “a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be photographed next to Santa while against a backdrop of a stunning $80,000 Garwood mini-gun and SGC’s coolest belt fed machine guns including the M60, M249 and M240.” The photos are $5 for club members and $10 for non-members.

I’ll bet that these kids are going to get EVERYTHING they asked for, considering they told Santa their Christmas list at gunpoint!

Enjoy this clip from Bad Santa to get you in the holiday spirit. Totally NSFW or school.

 

Prep Sex Ed

By LAURIE ABRAHAM/NY Times Magazine

Published: November 16, 2011

“First base, second base, third base, home run,” Al Vernacchio ticked off the classic baseball terms for sex acts. His goal was to prompt the students in Sexuality and Society — an elective for seniors at the private Friends’ Central School on Philadelphia’s affluent Main Line — to examine the assumptions buried in the venerable metaphor. “Give me some more,” urged the fast-talking 47-year-old, who teaches 9th- and 12th-grade English as well as human sexuality. Arrayed before Vernacchio was a circle of small desks occupied by 22 teenagers, six male and the rest female — a blur of sweatshirts and Ugg boots and form-fitting leggings.

“Grand slam,” called out a boy (who’d later tell me with disarming matter-of-factness that “the one thing Mr. V. talked about that made me feel really good was that penis size doesn’t matter”).

“Now, ‘grand slam’ has a bunch of different meanings,” replied Vernacchio, who has a master’s degree in human sexuality. “Some people say it’s an orgy, some people say grand slam is a one-night stand. Other stuff?”

“Grass,” a girl, a cheerleader, offered.

“If there’s grass on the field, play ball, right, right,” Vernacchio agreed, “which is interesting in this rather hair-phobic society where a lot of people are shaving their pubic hair — ”

WTF is going on at Friends’ Central School??? This course definitely isn’t on my school’s list of electives. Dayum!!!

Study shows African-American teens least likely to party

From NYDailynews.com, November 8, 2011

Black and Asian teens are less likely to use drugs and alcohol than their white counterparts, according to a new study.

The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that 39 percent of white teens between the ages of 12 and 17 admitted to using substances in the past year, compared to just 32 percent of blacks and 24 percent of Asians.

Topping the list of adolescent substance users are Native American youth, at an astounding 48 percent.

“What surprised us the most was the relatively lower rate of use among African Americans,” said Dan Blazer, a professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. “The public perception is that that’s not the case.”