In today's squee-worthy news, a New Mexico couple had to come to the rescue of three black bear cubs when their dumpster diving mama got them in a bit of a jam. The couple, Tom and Shirley Schenk, heard baby bear cries (aw!) throughout the night and subsequently discovered the trapped cubs. However, the couple are no strangers to such events --they had previously performed an identical rescue.
Shirley told ABC news, "They know how to open the latch to the dumpster. The mother is notorious in the neighborhood." She added, "I was not scared. I had my husband driving and I knew we'd drop it and go. I would have never done that on foot." According to the couple the bears frequent the neighborhood and are "rarely aggressive."
Plant your eyes on this one all you young whippersnappers. As much as we all want to believe that seniors sit around knitting and playing bingo, the harsh reality is that they're totally still doing it AND getting STD's! According to Safesex4seniors.org, STD occurrence among senior citizens has risen a staggering 71% in the past 5 years. But hold the collective "LOL's" and "Ewww's" because we're not done yet. The site also includes an FAQ section with guides like "Flirting with Fantasy: Toying with Toys," "10 Tips for Hot Solo Sex," and perhaps our favorite, "Dialing Up Desire: From “Not Tonight” to “Hot Tonight." What!? Say it isn't so, grandma! So much for our delusions of cute, helpless, innocent seniors!
Starbucks is taking their new 'blonde' Veranda blend very seriously. Apparently, if any employees make a 'blonde' joke about the new flavor, it will be a written offense. According to Jim Romenesko's Starbucks Gossip site:
we were told at a Regional Rally there are absolutely no Blonde jokes to be told around the coffee what so ever. It will be a written offense if so. This came right from the [Regional Director]'s mouth to about 100 [Store Managers] so communicate back to our stores at our own meetings.
It's been a tough week for Wall Street guys. As if the Occupy Wall Street protests for the last couple months haven't been enough, Gawker dropped three hilarious items this week. One, a letter from an investment banker who went on one date with a woman and proceeded to write her an over-analyzed 1600 word email about how "she led him on" (but should probably go out with him again). Second, a story on Tuesday of another investment banker from JP Morgan Chase, who stalked his mistress all the way to London, feigned her sister's death, fake-fainted in front of her at the airport, claimed to be Israeli intelligence to see her, and perhaps the most bizarre, stole candle sticks from her apartment. (Alrighty, then?)
The Occupy Wall Street drama continues as Gawker releases a report/rumor that Radiohead will be playing at 4pm today on Wall Street. Though the band's management denies it, a OWS spokesperson insists it's absolutely happening. Hmmm..who are we to believe? Protesters are definitely publicity-hungry, so this could very well be a ploy for more headlines --and it's pretty genius if you ask us. Considering people have offered everything short of harvesting their souls to the devil (some probably have, actually) to get the much coveted and sold out Radiohead tickets, we wouldn't be surprised if OWS was using this as another stunt. Here are the latest updates from Gothamist:
Imagine if social media was around back in the Clinton days? It would have surely proven that there was more than a little Lewinsky going on in the ol' oval office. In fact, it's safe to say over centuries people would have gotten away with a lot less. Social media (especially Facebook and Twitter) are the new-age whistle blowers. Whatever scandal comes about, you can almost guarantee it's going to be outed on Twitter within hours. Who would have ever imagined this little one-liner, social status update site would become a place for breaking news in 140 characters or less? I certainly didn't.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has been offered $20 million for his juicy site. Lifestyle site, Gawker, which broke the story, has been given information that Hilton's site could be hitting a plateau and would eventually become yesterday's news rather quickly. However, the trademark name "Perez Hilton," could wash away in the buyout, leaving his notorious logo in the dusty archives of cyberspace.