Archive for April, 2015

News Parenting of the Day: Mom Smacks Son After Catching Him Rioting in Baltimore Parenting of the Day: Mom Smacks Son After Catching Him Rioting in Baltimore

A mother in Baltimore has won over the Internet by scolding and smacking her son on camera for taking part in the violence that escalated throughout the city on Monday.

“Get over here now!” she screams repeatedly after slapping the teen in the head a few times.

The boy was throwing rocks at police, which initially sparked her outrage according to WMAR newswho first captured the moment on video.

A large portion of the afternoon rioters were students that started causing trouble after school got out for the day.

And Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts mentioned her in his press conference Monday using her as an example of what more parents should be doing to take control of the situation.

“If you saw in one scene, you had one a mother who grabbed their child who had a hood on his head and she started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed. I wish I had more parents who took charge of their kids tonight,” he said.

Many on Twitter are calling her “mom of the year.”

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baltimore
, parenting
, mom
, Video

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Evaluation of the Day: Texas A&M Professor Fails Entire Class Then Quits

You could describe this as one epic fail.

Irwin Horwitz couldn’t deal with the rude, incompetent students in his Strategic Management class anymore, so he gave them all an “F” and got the F out of there.

“I finally reached a breaking point,” the Texas A&M professor told KPRC News. “It became apparent that they couldn’t do some of the most simple and basic things they should have been able to do.”

He sent a nasty email to all of the students, informing them of his decision and calling them out for cheating, making fun of him and just having a general disrespect for the class.

He claims one of them even called him a “f-cking moron” to his face.

Part of the message via Inside Higher Ed:

None of you, in my opinion, given the behavior in this class, deserve to pass, or graduate to become an Aggie, as you do not in any way embody the honor that the university holds graduates should have within their personal character. It is thus for these reasons why I am officially walking away from this course. I am frankly and completely disgusted. You all lack the honor and maturity to live up to the standards that Texas A&M holds, and the competence and/or desire to do the quality work necessary to pass the course just on a grade level…. I will no longer be teaching the course, and all are being awarded a failing grade.

While many of the allegations are being investigated, the school said that their grades will be re-evaluated.

“No student who passes the class academically will be failed. That is the only right thing to do,” a spokesperson told Inside Higher Ed.

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ouch
, teacher
, test
, college

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Streaking is All Well and Fun, Until Those Ripped Rugby Players Get in the Way

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Answers a Little Girl’s Question About Dyslexia in Science, Continues to be Awesome

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dyslexia
, science
, Neil deGrasse Tyson
, Kickass Kid
, Video

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Speech Jammers Turn Story Time into a Hilarious Mess

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dr seuss
, science
, Video
, technology
, reading

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Swedish Cops on Vacation in New York Handle a Subway Fight With Class

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random act of kindness
, Sweden
, Video
, police
, g rated
, win

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This Dress is Pretty :Smiling_Pile_of_poop:

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At 90 This Tortoise Is Leading The Waaaaay

Mrs T’s owner’s glued wheels from model aircraft onto her shell after rat chews off two front legs while she was hibernating in Pembroke, West Wales.

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wheels
, cute
, tortoise
, squee
, Video
, rescue

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Man and Dog’s Best Friend: Pizza

Crust first though? Interesting.

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dogs
, pizza
, puppy
, vine
, cute

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Discovery of the Day: Comedian Finds Creepy Two-Way Mirror in Women’s Bathroom

Come for the delicious wings and beer, stay for the violation of your privacy!

A comedian named Tamale Rocks was performing at a bar in Chicago called Cigars and Stripes, when she noticed something strange in the women’s bathroom.

There was a full length mirror opposite the toilet, which upon further investigation, turned out to actually be a two-way mirror allowing anyone to secretly watch you pee while hiding in a supply closet on the other side.

After the video was posted online, Jezebel contacted the bar’s owner Ronnie Lotz, to inquire about the mirror, and his response to whole thing is absolutely insane.

You need to read the entire thing.

“I will burn this fucking place to the ground before I get rid of that mirror,” he said. “Do you know how much joy that mirror has brought to us?”

He says the bar also used to hang a witch’s head in the supply closet to scare women. And throughout their conversation, he repeatedly mentions his chicken wings.

“We specialize in making people feel very uncomfortable,” he added.

Mission accomplished.

The bar has since promoted Jezebel’s article on their own Facebook page.

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(via Tamale Rocks)

Tagged:
creepy
, bathroom
, Video

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