Lawsuit of the Day: When the FBI released their “2011 National Gang Threat Assessment Report” last year, devoted followers of hardcore rap group Insane Clown Posse — better known as Juggalos — were classified as “a loosely organized hybrid gang”. Naturally, this didn’t sit well with members of the band, and at the 13th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos, Violent J & Co. announced a plan to sue the FBI.
Violent J said in a recent interview that the designation has hurt the band’s merchandising, and unfairly targets their fans, who stand to face harsh penalties tacked onto minor infractions, such as speeding tickets. “They’re trying to kill our band, and we have to fight back,” J said.
Not helping the cause: things like this — or all of these.
one time she beat me at the olympics, it was awesome
Raise your hand if your country has been personally victimized by Regina George.
That is so fetch.
On Fridays we wear gold.
I hear her legs are insured for $10,000.
I can’t win silver, I’m on an all-carb diet. GOD Russia you’re so stupid!
If you’re from Africa, why is your name white?
Oh my god, r4inbro, you can’t just ask someone why their name is white.
Stop trying to make Russia happen. It’s not going to happen!
Get in loser, we’re going running.
You know I’m not allowed to wear gold medals, right? Two years ago, she said gold medals were HER thing and I wasn’t allowed to win them any more.
I legitimately can’t not reblog this.
whatever, i’m getting a gold medal.
She’s so pathetic. Let me tell you something about Yulia Gushchina. We were best friends in the world qualifiers. I know, right? It’s so embarrassing. I don’t even… Whatever. So then in the thirtieth Olympiad, I started running the 400 meter, which was totally awesome but then it went into the seventh heat, and Yulia was like, weirdly jealous of this group. Like, if I would blow her off to go for a run, she’d be like, “Why didn’t you call me back?” And I’d be like, “Why are you so obsessed with me?” So then, for my birthday party, which was an all-long-distance runners party, I was like, “Yulia, I can’t invite you, because I think you’re a sprinter.” I mean I couldn’t have a sprinter at my party. There were gonna be girls there in their track shoes. I mean, right? She was a SPRINTER. So then her mom called my mom and started yelling at her, it was so retarded. And then she dropped out of the race because no one would talk to her, and she came back in the fall for the world championships, all of her hair was cut off and she was totally weird, and now I guess she’s on steroids.
Changing Face Of Childhood of the Day: Nadia Ilse’s “elephant ears” long ago earned her the name “Dumbo” from classmates. By the time she was 10, she was pestering her mom for an otoplasty, an operation to pin her ears back:
I only ever repost things that piss me off. Oh well.
Are you kidding me?! There is actually a foundation that gives ugly kids free plastic surgery so they can stop being bullied? Let’s not bother teaching them to fucking SUCK IT UP or to be comfortable being who they are. Let’s just make them pretty and “normal.”
This is disgusting and represents everything wrong with America.
I know when a girl says “I’m happy being single,” she actually means she’s lonely and desperate for a boyfriend. But I’m not just going for attention when I say I really am happy being single. I’ve been alone for 2 years now, and I can’t say that I would be any happier right now if there were a guy sitting here next to me watching the Big Bang Theory while we wait for the Yankee game to come back from the rain delay. Honestly. And now I’m bored of this subject because it’s just not that important to me.
Not to say I wouldn’t mind someone to hook up with.
You know, if this kid’s parents had bothered to learn sign language, he would have been fully communicating with them more than a year ago. Parents need to know that this is not the only option, and it is not a miracle “solution.” Cochlear implants are not 100% effective, they cause painful headaches in almost all patients, they don’t just magically make you hear authentic sounds, everything produced in the patient’s brain is robotic and synthetic, and most importantly, HE’S STILL DEAF. As soon as that magnet is removed, he can’t hear a damn thing. Any residual hearing he may have had pre-op has been destroyed in the surgery. That’s how the device works. So any time he showers, swims, sleeps, he’s 100% deaf. He now has to rely on this device to communicate at all.
Whereas if his parents had taken a few sign language classes, he would be a fully functioning, normal human who just happens to be deaf.
It makes me so mad when parents force this on their child. But I can’t fully blame the parents. They probably went to a doctor who told them this was the best, if not their only, option. It doesn’t make them any $$ if parents decide to just let their child be deaf, heaven forbid. I wish people knew that this isn’t the only path for a deaf child, and that he’s going to have a very difficult time ahead of him. And when he’s old enough to make the decision for himself, he might just reject the CI anyways and go on being Deaf.
Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: Four-year-old comic book fan Anthony Smith is deaf in his right ear and has hearing damage in his left. He also refused to wear his hearing aid (which he calls “Blue Ear” because it is blue), because “superheroes don’t wear hearing aids.” So in a long-shot attempt to help her son, Anthony’s mom emailed Marvel for ideas.
“She didn’t know a specific person to write to here at Marvel, and even figured it might get caught in our spam filters, but she sent it in anyway, because that’s the kind of great parent Christina is,” said Marvel editor Bill Rosemann. “And it was her inspiring effort to help her son that touched so many of us here. As a fellow parent of a toddler, I can understand where she’s coming from, so I forwarded the email around the rest of Editorial, asking what we could do to help, and like when Cap yells, ‘Avengers Assemble,’ the gang leapt into action.”
Not only did Anthony receive an image of the superhero Hawkeye, who lost 80 percent of his hearing back in the ’80s and wore hearing aids — Anthony also received a drawing of a brand-new superhero: “Blue Ear.”
Now, with his hearing aid back in, Anthony is able to “fight battles and help people.” His preschool, for hearing-impaired kids, recently hosted a superhero week to inspire the students to overcome their limitations.
DON’T miss the video. It’s the best thing you’ll see all day.
I’m sorry, but I’ve taken too many Deaf studies and ASL courses for this to be “heartwarming.” There’s nothing wrong with a deaf or hard of hearing child choosing not to wear hearing aids, and I think it’s wrong for parents to try to coerce them into it. If hearing people knew and understood the Deaf community, parents wouldn’t be so horrified of their “broken” child and instead of trying to “fix” him or her, they might actually be welcomed into a nurturing and supportive environment in the Deaf community.
Graduated one year ago yesterday. Let’s look at some stats.
From this time last year:
+3 part time jobs*
+4 countries visited
+1 city visited
-5 months of student loans, or $850 :(
+4 or 5 inches of hair
-1 great aunt
+1 bartending license
And no closer to putting my degree to any real use. So, congratulations to me.
*I don’t count babysitting. Or Little Caesar’s. Or that Indian restaurant.