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Five Year Old Gets Invoiced for Missing Friend’s Party

From The Guardian:

The parents of a five-year-old schoolboy have been invoiced for failing to attend a school friend’s birthday party and have been threatened with legal action if they do not pay.

Derek Nash and Tanya Walsh found a brown envelope with a £15.95 “no show fee” left in their son Alex’s schoolbag last week, sent by his classmate’s mother Julie Lawrence.

Lawrence claims that Alex’s failure to attend her child’s birthday party has left her out of pocket, and that his parents had her details to tell her that their son would not be attending.

Girl Attempts to Twerk Her Way to a Darwin Award

She’s ok so she missed out on even being nominated for a Darwin.

Woman Finds Face of Jesus in Her Dog’s Ear

Well, if Jesus were to return I’m sure emerging from a dog’s ear would be the place to do it.

I guess I should start updating the Where’s Jesus thread.

(via Christian Nightmares)

Is The Government Spying On Schizophrenics Enough?

The Most Boston Video Evah

Protesters shut down I-93 yesterday for the morning commute.

The video here shows someone who wasn’t very happy. My favorite part is the comment from redditor Anaxander:

Literally the most Boston video I’ve ever seen. Open to a shot of shit weather over a concrete jungle, then some guy tells another dude to get a jahb, and to make sure he has a cah, then jump cut to a dunkin donuts for fucks sake, and to top it off some townie yelling at a black dude and two liberal college fuck holes. God damn, my sides

Since the March in Paris, France has Opened 54 Criminal Cases Against French Residents for “Condoning Terrorism”

Sigh.

Since that glorious “free speech” march, France has reportedly opened 54 criminal cases for “condoning terrorism.” AP reported this morning that “France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism.”

As pernicious as this arrest and related “crackdown” on some speech obviously is, it provides a critical value: namely, it underscores the utter scam that was this week’s celebration of free speech in the west. The day before the Charlie Hebdo attack, I coincidentally documented the multiple cases in the west – including in the U.S. – where Muslims have been prosecuted and even imprisoned for their political speech. Vanishingly few of this week’s bold free expression mavens have ever uttered a peep of protest about any of those cases – either before the Charlie Hebdo attack or since. That’s because “free speech,” in the hands of many westerners, actually means: it is vital that the ideas I like be protected, and the right to offend groups I dislike be cherished; anything else is fair game.

Dick Car Dealership Trolls Pizza Delivery Driver

Video at the link.

A video of car dealership employees in Westport getting into a heated argument with a local pizza delivery man over $7 has led to Internet anger and a personal apology.

The video, posted on Liveleak, begins with a delivery man returning $7 in cash to the dealership that he had thought was a tip. By the end of the video, one dealership worker threatens to “put my foot in your ass” and another says he will call the delivery man’s manager and get him fired.

The delivery man in the video is an employee at Palace Pizza named Jarrid Tansey, according to two employees there. Lianette Hernandez, a cook and cashier, and Adam Willoughby, a manager, confirmed the video came from an interaction at the nearby dealership F&R Auto Sales on Saturday.

The total bill for the pizza and drinks was just over $42, Hernandez said, and dealership workers gave Tansey $50 in two twenties and two fives. In the video, Tansey says he confirmed that they wanted to give the whole $50, and then left with what he assumed was a $7-and-change tip.

However, the dealership then called the pizza place back and forced him to return the $7-and-change, and he was left without a tip, leading to the heated conversation on video.

The Latest Issue of Charlie Hebdo Online

Since it’s probably going to be impossible to find a copy outside of France (and sounds like it’s difficult enough to in France) here it is scanned online en français.

There are a few other links here including some pdf copies.

In Dog We Trust

Doesn’t look like a mistake to me.

Department spokeswoman Cecilia Barreda said Wednesday that a new, $500 rug at the sheriff’s administration building said “In Dog We Trust” instead of “In God We Trust.”

The forest green rug with the sheriff’s yellow badge was in the entrance area for a couple of months when the error was discovered Wednesday by a deputy.

Barreda says the error was made by the rug manufacturer and it’s in the process of being corrected. A second rug did not have the misprint.

Niece Asks to Borrow Money From Aunt

Plot twist. The aunt is Ayn Rand.

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