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The shruggie made its debut on the senate floor during a presentation by Sen. Christopher Murphy (D-Connecticut) concerning the IRS. When you think about it, it’s quite the appropriate emoticon when talking about anything that has to do with taxes and the logic behind them.
Since its first mention people have been worried about “Palcohol” and what teens will do when they get their hands on it. Brent Rose from Wired experiments with homemade powdered alcohol to prove that those concerns are unfounded and in fact powdered alcohol in most cases is probably more trouble than it’s worth.
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I’m no legal expert, but something tells me this isn’t exactly a great move for your case. From Arbroath:
Charles Abbott arrived at court in Aspen, Colorado, on Tuesday with a stuffed owl and placed it on the defence table in front of him. “He’s a very sensitive guy, has law degrees from Yale, Harvard and Stanford,” Abbott told Pitkin County Court Judge Erin Fernandez-Ely. “I think he’ll be able to represent me before a public defender comes online.” But the fluffy horned owl that Abbott called “Solomon,” had no influence on the hearing’s outcome. Fernandez-Ely casually ignored its presence when Abbott introduced it, and she moved along with the court’s business. Abbott’s court appearance was to address a protection order that took effect after he was accused of assaulting his former roommate, Michael Stranahan, at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting on May 9. Authorities again arrested Abbott, 67, on Saturday on suspicion of violating the court order by going to Stranahan’s home to collect some belongings.
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That’s Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw against the Anaheim Ducks. And fair, maybe it’s just that and there are rules that specifically disallow things like headbutted pucks to count towards goals. But still, full points for the hustle and for trying!
Here’s the goal in delicious Vine form:
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A mother in India recently placed a matrimonial ad in the paper for her adult, gay son. It might seem like it would only be a little embarrassing for 36 year old activist Harish Iyer to have his mom get involved in his love life but it’s actually groundbreaking. It is thought to be the first same-sex dating ad placed in an Indian newspaper. In fact many papers refused to publish it.
Iyer told the Times of India that they’ve gotten a few responses so far but he plans on taking his time to decide on the right man.
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It’s unclear how he expected this standoff to end, but this man definitely got what he deserved.
Watch as guy backs his truck up towards an alligator that is just minding its own business and ends up starting a fight that he isn’t going to win.
The beast begins snapping its massive jaws at the truck to make it crystal clear that he does not want to be bothered, but the man doesn’t listen.
“Hey watch my truck!” he says in the clip.
A few seconds later, it tears his bumper clean off the back of the vehicle to put an end to the nonsense.
Gator:1, Man: 0.
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