The new "Let them eat cake!" 10 shocking, illuminating moments that prove just how out of touch the powerful really are.
Related: Weep for the rich, for they are truly suffering.
Legal loophole means accused child rapist gets to watch child porn while in jail, legally.
"Alleged child molester Weldon Marc Gilbert of Washington state, accused of raping young boys, will watch hundreds of child pornography videos this week while he sits in jail –- the same police footage found in his home -- because he's acting as his own defense attorney."
The Oatmeal: How commercial airplanes SHOULD be laid out.
"But the tables were turned dramatically when he found himself overcome by owner Olga Zajac, 28, who happened to be a black belt in karate. She allegedly floored the would-be robber with a single kick. Zajac dragged the semi-conscious Jasinski to a back room of the salon and tied him up with a hair dryer cable... She allegedly stripped him naked and, for the next three days, used him as a sex slave to teach him a lesson while force feeding him Viagra."
Man arrested for burglary, forgery and receiving stolen property, wins mugshot of the year award.
An Austrian atheist has won the right to be shown on his driving-licence photo wearing a pasta strainer as "religious headgear".
"A self-confessed atheist, Mr Alm says he belongs to the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a light-hearted, US-based faith whose members call themselves pastafarians. The group's website states that "the only dogma allowed in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the rejection of dogma".
British Columbia man faces six months in jail for growing his own food.
Also: Woman plants vegetables in her garden, now faces jail time over it.
An exotic-animal owner who made headlines last summer when one of his bears mauled a woman to death has died after apparently choking on a sex toy, authorities said.
Accused of being gay, Spanish priest challenges Church to measure his anus.
Man forced to sell beloved Camaro on eBay, offers amusing and lengthy comparison of car with soon-to-be ex-wife, complete with chart.
Pakistani woman chops off ex-husband's penis.
Woman chops off husband's penis, throws it in the trash, said he deserved it.
Castration cult blamed in 2001 killing, mutilation of man: "Moross likely was a victim of a bizarre sexual cult operating in a home in Rochester, where men were mutilated and tortured in the basement of the home in the 400 block of 6th Street."
The true cost of gasoline: $13 a gallon.
Harry Potter versus Twilight.
In Sweden, an Appreciation for Heavy Metal Music Is Considered a Disability.
"Roger Tullgren of Hässleholm, Sweden needs to listen to heavy metal music while he works. Mind you, that’s not wants to, but needs to. It’s such an essential part of his life that it’s been classified as a disability, entitling him to special dispensation by employers."
Bill Gates to reinvent the toilet, hopefully create something less shitty than Windows Vista.
College offers full scholarship for best tweet.
"Pelham also published successful dog books, though Douglas-Boyd's affection for dogs waned after an accident when mowing the lawn barefoot: he sliced off his big toe, and before he could retrieve it, his spaniel, Jess, darted in and swallowed it."
Prosecutors said Wednesday they will not file charges against a New Mexico football player who was arrested after wearing saggy pants on a plane at San Francisco airport.
Bob Lutz, former Vice Chairman of General Motors: To get the U.S. economy growing again, we need to fire the M.B.A.s and let engineers run the show.
In a Cable Released by WikiLeaks, State Department Officials Encourage Canada to Spin News Coverage of Tar Sands Pipeline.
Fox News: There Were No Terrorist Attacks On America During Dubya's Terms.
Newscorp paid negative $4.5 billion in taxes last year, while making $10 billion in profit.
Cyclist hit by car while en route to support bike lanes.
A beautiful sunset.
Mom arrested after refusing TSA search of daughter, also not allowed to record video of incident.
To all that hate the TSA, and security theater, check out this new startup.
"PlaneRed is an all-you-can-eat flight subscription launching around September 1st 2011 that will fly just below the TSA’s radar – using 9-person planes to dodge under their screening of any plane carrying over 10 passengers. The subscriptions will work as such – passengers will pay around $150 a month for access to a booking system much like a city bus, able to book on popular routes on the east coast, serving Atlantic City, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.. They hope to expand quickly to Boston, and then open up new runs in Texas, California, and the Midwest. Eyerly sees it as a ‘win-win’ for customers – 14-passenger planes organized in a luxury set-up to make the journey just a little bit more pleasant."
Spaniards come up with novel ideal of forming human chains around homes that are threatened with foreclosure from debt-laden Spanish banks by flash-mobbing.
One-armed man arrested for clapping in Belarus. Clapping has become a form of protest, and a brutal crackdown has been unleashed amidst a collapsing economy.
Disinherited widow: Brain tumour turned my husband into a transvestite and made him change his will.
US Solution to Oil Crisis Simulation: Drill More.
Florida Statute Allows Man To Get Away With Bigamy.
Flying Cars ruled street legal in Florida. What could possibly go wrong?
Meanwhile, feeding the homeless is still illegal in Florida.
The “War On Drugs” Is A $2.5 Trillion Racket: How Big Banks, Private Military Companies And The Prison Industry Cash In.
[WtF] “In 1985, [...] the wealthiest 5%, had net worth of $8 trillion [...] Today, after serial bubble after serial bubble, the top 5% have net worth of $40 trillion; the top 5% have gained more wealth than the whole human race had created prior to 1980” - David Stockman ‘10
Man gets into accident, begs ambulance crew not to take him to hospital because he doesn't have insurance. Checks himself out against doctor's orders, now owes $40,000 for care he didn't want. Capitalism is awesome, yo
Jealous ex-boyfriend breaks in, shaves woman’s head "so she won't be attractive to other men," while high on methamphetamine, methadone, Xanax and Abilify at the same time.
Sounds like someone needs to review their taste in men.
"I said no such thing! And then I died."
Girl with no legs, no arms says she received unfair marks in the "jumps/kicks category" during her cheerleading tryout, claims discrimination.
Dad gets involved in road rage incident, gets shot in the head, survives to get sued by his own daughter for getting shot in the head.
Dolphins kept vigil on Irishman's body.
"A GRIEVING mother said yesterday that she drew comfort at her son’s funeral yesterday after learning that a pod of dolphins had kept a vigil on his body after his fatal accident in Australia... “We’ve learnt that a few hours after the accident when divers went to retrieve his body, they saw a big pod of dolphins swimming around him, and there was one dolphin that was using its nose to try to lift the body up to the surface, but it wasn’t able to do so because the body was caught up in the scaffolding.”
Man whose father was struck by lightning and killed walks away from family barbecue saying "don't worry, guys, lightning never strikes twice lol" just before being struck by lightning and killed.
Fun fact: people this insane are allowed to drive and vote.
In 2004 Fox News argued before Florida courts that a news organization has no legal obligation to tell the truth in their newscasts... and WON.
From the Nominees for Parents of the Year 2011 dept.:
Parents of the year nominees share a pic of their precious snowflake.
Mother leaves one-year-old and four-year-old in car on hot day. Good Samaritan comes along to try to rescue them, gets beaten up by mom. Bonus: Mom blames good Samaritan for loss of job and kids (in that order).
"My little angle."
Man arrested for having four kids in a van. Well, the ten kilos of coke played a part, too.
From the Bad Cop No Donut Dept.:
Motorbikers who ride to support each other's drug and alcohol addictions, go on ride to attend funeral of fellow biker, get hit by cop who was driving drunk, two bikers killed.
Police officer throws young woman face-first into street outside Orlando library, breaking her teeth - she calls 911 to report assault/request ambulance - they send more police to arrest her instead. (video)
An Adams County Sheriff's deputy punched a restrained teenager in the mouth, breaking his jaw,Morrow is facing criminal charges of child abuse, second-degree assault, tampering with a witness and official oppression.
Police Capt. Dumas: "Nothing suspicious" about body found in burning car.
From the This Week(ish) in God dept.:
Creationists stepping up their game: Workers' cars at the Florida Museum of Natural History are being vandalized; it started small with Darwin Fish and pro-evolution bumper stickers being removed; then notes containing prayers were left on cars; now it has escalated into driving large nails into tires.
God bless our glorious 50cal.
Tased by a cop and return the favor by tasing her back? You can still get out of jail every weekend....to preach at your church.
Michele Bachmann’s church says the Pope is ‘the antichrist’.
Michelle Bachmann claimed ex-nun, lesbian tried to abduct her over gay rights.
God's Lobbyists: The Hidden Realm of Religious Influence.
Rabbi Avraham Rabinowich busted By estranged wife for hiring prostitutes... that too, on the Sabbath (with NSFW Video)
God instructs obedient follower to rape and murder a lesbian couple: "I was there and I was told by my God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to attack my enemies, and I did so."
Indian Yogi Levitation Trick Revealed.
From the Internet warfare dept.:
Anonymous hacks Monsanto computers; posts employee info.
The Day Comcast’s Data Cap Policy Killed My Internet for One Year'.
Seattle geek gets banned from Comcast for a year for using too much data, using cloud services such as Amazon's new music service. But he's not going quietly, arguing Comcast is abusing its monopoly in Seattle.Mark Zuckerberg shuts off access to his Google+ account over privacy concerns.
It's official: Pentagon Declares the Internet a Domain of War.