Love Crime, Acts of Love, and wacky love bits: this week’s weird news
It is almost April 1st –the grand day of mischievous April fool’s acts. It’s nice that April fool’s falls about six weeks after Valentines. Imagine if they fell on the same day. For many, they surely do. This week seemed to run rather long. Spring was here but we still had days of winter. March wanted to be a lamb but still had some of the lion bite. For those of us that love the sun, there is still some ways to go. Either way, people are itching to run about and love freely. Supposedly, it was national cleavage day this past Thursday (March 27th). However here in New York, it was still cold enough to wear a down jacket.
Love of a haircut. World renowned wacky dictator Kim Jong Un really likes his hair and haircut. Dictators are known for being a teeny bit narcissist. Kim Jong Un, being no slouch in the narcissism department, ordered that all males in North Korea get the same haircut that he has. Now, while he loves his hair, seems that there are a few that don’t care too much for the haircut. Gee, I wonder why?
Love of McDonald’s. I am not a big fan of fast food. I love to eat out, but getting 60 grams of fat in one tiny burger doesn’t quite do it for me. However, there are those that are obsessed with fast food, wherein they have a ad crush. A crush so strong that they get a tattoo of a fast food joint’s receipt. Such is the case for 18 year old Stian Ytterdahl from Norway who got a McDonald’s receipt tattooed on his arm. That must be love indeed.
Mummy Tattoo Love. In using advanced medical scans, scientists at the British museum found a formerly hip mummy. She had a tattoo of the name of the biblical archangel Michael on her thigh. Was that an act of risqué love?
For the love of Bling. German Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst loves the bling. He loved the bling so much that Lourdes could have been singing about him in her “Royals” song. Apparently, he spent millions upon millions on his residence. Pope Francis, who supposedly sleeps on a cot, didn’t care for such an ostentatious display of the love of money. The German bishop of bling is no longer a bishop. Does he have to return the house?
Anger management love crime. A man in South Carolina that was attending anger management classes, couldn’t contain his anger, and struck his girlfriend with an anger management book. I’d say someone is probably getting an “F” in class.
Puppy love. A dog was cuddling with his owner and feeling the human-animal bond. At some point in the cuddling, the dog dialed 9-1-1 and breathed hard onto the line. Guess one love is not enough for the pup.
A love of secrets. Do you like to know other people’s secrets? Do you feel the need to spill the beans but don’t really want to tell someone upfront. Well, there is an app for that! Such a technology is not new. What is new is that the application goes through your contact lists and lets you know when people on your lists post a secret. It won’t say who it is, though. Boy, there will be some weird future interactions in certain social circles.
A young girl’s act of love. Third grader Kamryn Renfro wanted to show her sick friend how much she cared for her. Her fiend had cancer and as a result of chemotherapy, she lost her hair. Kamryn, in turn, shaved off her hair as a sign of solidarity and love. However, her school didn’t love that act of love very much and suspended Kamryn for violating school dress code. Shame on the school for being such a curmudgeon.
No hair love lost. Eight year old Sunnie Kahle was told by her school administrators they didn’t like her look. Apparently, Sunnie is not girlie enough and will be kicked out of school for her short hair. I guess those school administrators never saw the magazine spreads of Christie Turlington or Linda Evangelista.
Love of castration. Politics surely bring out the wackiness in people. Iowa Republican, Joni Ernst, grandly proclaims to be the castrator, and is running for the Iowa Republican Party’s U.S. Senate nomination. She happily, gleefully, talks about castrating hogs in her youth in her political advertisement and suggests that her castration skills could be useful in Washington, DC. I wonder if her and Senator Vitter’s wife will form a club.
Overall, it has been a strange week for hair. What is one to do about this craziness? I know, grab a sweet or two. Sex and the City popularized certain eateries in New York, driving hordes of tourists towards them and making it hard for New Yorkers to enjoy those very places because of the long lines. One such place is Magnolia’s bakery that was featured in Sex and the City because of its cupcakes. Well, now New Yorkers need not fret about not getting their cupcake fix. Love cupcakes? A 24-hour vending machine that dispenses gourmet cupcakes just got its debut in upper Manhattan. Happy eating!
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