Couch was virtually slapped on the wrist after being sentenced to 10 years of probation after his drunken wreck. Part of his defense was his “affluenza”: He claimed that as a rich kid, he was never taught consequences for his actions. Part of Couch’s probation agreement was not to drink alcohol. … [Read more...] about ‘Affluenza’ Teen Ethan Couch Allegedly Videotaped at Party With Beer Pong
But nothing gets by internet sleuths, and by Saturday Devins was being forced to acknowledge the grift. His first reaction was to claim the mural was “inspired” by something he found on the internet. Because his was a nonprofit project, apparently respecting the rights of other artists goes out the window. … [Read more...] about Chicago Artist Raised Funds for Michelle Obama Mural That He Straight Up Grifted
Well on Monday, the singer was photographed fulfilling her duties as an American citizen by reporting for jury duty in Nashville. She even has a name tag! Fellow juror and Twitter historian Tracey Bates documented the whole thing. … [Read more...] about This is what it looks like when Taylor Swift reports for jury duty
Carlos and Smith were banned from the Olympics for life. Brent Musberger, now a widely-known sportscaster but then a columnist for the Chicago American, called Smith and Carlos "a pair of black-skinned stormtroopers" and wrote that "perhaps it's time 20 year old athletes quit passing themselves off as social philosophers." In the New York Times, Arthur Daley wrote, "Smith and Carlos brought their world smack into the Olympic Games, where it did not belong." … [Read more...] about Colin Kaepernick will eventually be seen as a hero. Just ask Muhammad Ali.
The Advocate reported that a Sunday protest that began as a peaceful march turned into a confrontation between demonstrators and police in Baton Rouge. The protest began with several hundred people at Wesley United Methodist and headed downtown, but police began to crack down on the group when it attempted to block the interstate. … [Read more...] about This video of police advancing on Baton Rouge protesters is terrifying to watch