There are so many hipsters wearing this side part and not giving Frederick Douglass any credit...black hair matters, too.
The bear actually does look a bit like a chow chow, except I'm assuming he didn't bark and could ride a tricycle. From Shanghaiist:
A man in Yunnan recently discovered that he'd been raising two Asian black bears for the past two years under the impression that they were dogs...The man, Wang Kaiyu, owns a banana farm in Jinchang Town, near the boarder of Vietnam, China News reports. Two years ago, a Vietnamese man was passing by the area with two "good looking" pups, and Wang decided to buy them off the man, he told reporters.
For two years, he lovingly raised the "dogs", bathing and pampering them every day. Wang said the animals were well-behaved but that their appetites were rapidly growing. He recalled a few times when his beloved pets caught and ate chickens on the farm.
As fate would have it, Wang saw a poster about wildlife protection at an exhibition hosted by the forest police, and the bells started ringing. Wang realised he had been accidentally raising two protected species.
I imagine Trump's not a fan of this beer. He might say it's very, very disrespectful and disgusting as Barney Frank's protruding nipples. From TPM:
A brewery outside of Chicago cut ties with Donald Trump and renamed one of its beers following the reality-TV star and Republican presidential candidate's remarks calling Mexican immigrants "rapists" and drug dealers.
Andres Araya, the Latino co-owner of the 5 Rabbit Cerveceria brewery told Chicago radio station WBEZ that he would stop making beer for Trump Tower's Rebar.
"We would be doing an injustice to the community we serve (and live in) by engaging in business with someone who does not accept our role in society and expresses a rhetoric of hate and ignorance towards us," Araya said in a statement to WBEZ...
The brewery still has some leftover beer from the collaboration with Rebar, however. So 5 Rabbit Cerveceria has renamed its summer golden ale "Chinga Tu Pelo," which translates to "Fuck Your Hair" in English, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
This is a step in the right direction, but if Nascar really wanted to attract a more diverse audience they should have jumped on the spinners craze a few years back. From ESPN:
Daytona International Speedway will implement a voluntary flag exchange program this weekend for any fans flying a Confederate flag during the track's traditional Independence Day race weekend.
DIS President Joie Chitwood said Tuesday that because fans had purchased tickets and the event is so close to happening, he would not change the flag policy for this weekend. He said the track will offer United States flags in exchange for Confederate flags...
NASCAR chairman Brian France said last week that he would work with the tracks -- Daytona, like many tracks, is owned by the France family-controlled International Speedway Corp. -- to see what they can do to eliminate the flag from the infield. NASCAR already bans the flag from any official areas of the tracks -- race cars, programs, signage, etc., and in 2012 nixed plans for golfer Bubba Watson to drive his General Lee car from the "The Dukes of Hazzard" during a prerace event because of the Confederate flag on its roof.
Cool! Now once we identify the first woman to twerk we can put her on the ten dollar bill. From The Japan Times:
The word “twerk” dates back to as early as 1820, the Oxford English Dictionary said Thursday as it announced twerking as one of 500 new entries this year.
The word rocketed into popular use following U.S. singer Miley Cyrus’s controversial gyrating at a music awards performance in 2013.
However, research by the OED — which styles itself as the definitive record of the English language — found “twirk” was first used as a noun in 1820, referring to a “twisting or jerking movement.
The verb is believed to have emerged later in 1848, with the “twerk” spelling popularly used by 1901.
(Note: The picture above was taken right when it was getting tingly.)
In 1999, DMX and Sugar Sisqo asked the world "What they want from a ni**a?" Years later we have found the answer: at least $400,000 for the 12 kids they gave you, Earl! By the way, thanks a lot for nothing, Dr. Phil and Iyanla. From The Guardian:
The rapper DMX was arrested on Friday for failure to pay child support – just as he was about to perform at Radio City Music Hall.
A spokesman for the New York City sheriff’s department told WPIX-TV the 44-year-old rapper was taken into custody for several “issues outstanding”.
He said those issues included $400,000 worth of unpaid child support, a warrant issued by the city of White Plains for bail jumping and a robbery complaint out of Newark, New Jersey. No charges have been filed in the Newark case.
Fast food, killing black folks, special treatment from police--there's something inherently American about all of this. From TPM:
Police in Shelby, North Carolina bought a Burger King meal for the white man who allegedly killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina after they arrested him Thursday, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford told the newspaper that the only conversation his officers had with 21-year-old Dylann Roof was about food. The alleged gunman told them that he was hungry after eating nothing but some chips he'd bought at a Charlotte gas station before he was arrested in a traffic stop...
“He did have something to eat while he was there, and he was secured in cuffs the entire time,” he told the news site.
Almost all of my fighting experience is through video games, but this looks like self-defense. Well, until the end, when cronies of Saints' player Junior Galette run back to fight and start choking and haymaking people out without regard to gender. But like my dad told me: "If people jumping on yo' ass, you better take off your belt and start swinging...but hit they ass with the buckle." The buckle, Junior! The buckle! Happy Father's Day.