You'd have to be crazy to not get a little nervous in the days leading up to your wedding. It's a big commitment, and it's important to take those pre-marriage jitters seriously. Most likely, they just mean you're human, and you've got some perfectly normal anxieties. But if you have real doubts about the wedding, you may have to make some drastic decisions. Such was the case of Connecticut's Tucker Blandford, who was engaged a Brit named Alex Lanchester. Tucker had some doubts about the wedding and decided to call it off in dramatic fashion: by calling Lanchester, lowering his voice to mimic his father's, and telling her:
Alex, this is Tucker’s dad. There’s no easy way to say this… I am sorry to say that Tucker is dead.”
Tucker explained that his "son" had been killed in a car accident. Lanchester was obviously beside herself and called Tucker's mother to mourn with her, which is where Tucker's story fell apart. His mother informed Lanchester that Tucker was perfectly fine, other than the fact that he is a terrible liar, very bad at faking his own death and maybe not the best marriage material. “All I ever did was love him,” Lanchester told reporters. “After this I’m not sure I can trust a man ever again" ... Discuss
Man. The noblest beast. Through courage and cunning, man has forged rivers, crossed oceans, ascended mountains and even dared to set foot on the very moon and beyond. And though greatness beckons, it is our destiny to sometimes stumble and fall in the tendrils of our nature. This is one such moment as Max, the crowning achievement of creation, reckons with the unfairness of the world around him. In time, he too will join humanity in the sun. But today is not that day ... Discuss
Oh, childhood. Sweet, sunlit land of unfettered bliss. Who among us has not wished that it would last forever? Who among us does not remember the first time we stared into the abyss? Today, we are all Sadie, and we sob in unison with her ... Discuss
How to chart the decline of the once mighty Richard Dawkins? Time was, he was a feared, powerful voice for atheism, but his all-too-frequent nonsensical Twitter rants have brought his reputation down to rubble, and this morning's was a particular doozy. In a series of tweets that don't seem to exist for any real reason, Dawkins waxed poetically on which sorts of rape and pedophilia are worse than others, noting that "Mild pedophilia is bad. Violent pedophilia is worse" and that "date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think."
He's been defending himself against wild backlash ever since, seemingly unable to comprehend why anyone would be upset by his simple, "logical" observation, in which he did not define exactly what he means by "'mild' pedophilia" and whether or not he has any authority to speak on various categories of rape. As Salon notes, "let’s thank God he’s not the one who actually does get to decide whose rape was worse than anybody else’s" ... Discuss
Date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knifepoint is worse. If you think that's an endorsement of date rape, go away and learn how to think.
Designer Matthew Hirsch knows that it’s a tough job market out there, and it can be hard to stand out from the crowd at times. That’s why he designed a resume that, at the very, least will stand out from the crowd of LinkedIn emails. Designed to look like a classic Hershey’s chocolate bar, the “Hirschy’s Milk Chocolate Thank You” contains all of his qualifications, credentials and contact info on the wrapping of a delicious candy bar. Each one is even personalized for prospective employers ... Discuss
2-year-old Kayden Elijah Kinckle was born with a condition called omphalocele, which caused his intestines to stick through his navel. The condition ultimately led to the amputation of his left leg and right foot. Doctors predicted he wouldn't make it, but not only has he made it—he's learning to walk with the help of new walker. It's no mean feat, but Kayden has the heart of a champion and his mantra—"I got it! I got it!"—is probably the most inspiring thing you'll hear all day ... Discuss