Extra, extra! Left-handedness no longer freakish; Citizen no longer Vigilant!
- Meanest Girls: A 15-year-old girl in Blackburn, England, was devastated when her online boyfriend, Jaydon Rothwell, committed suicide. On his Facebook status, Jaydon had written that he was going to kill himself with a fatal pill/alcohol overdose because she had accused him – falsely – of cheating on her. This led to a spate of hatemail and nasty phone calls from Jaydon’s Facebook “fans”, accusing her of causing his death. The girl was even more devastated when Lancashire police informed her that Jaydon hadn’t really killed himself. In fact, he never existed. He was a character created by two other girls, both 16, who were reportedly peeved with her for dating a guy one of them had also dated. They kept up the ruse for three months, even using a teen boy to impersonate “Jaydon” at a dimly lit party. The girls apologized as part of a restorative justice session, but I have a feeling these three girls won’t be hanging out together anytime soon.
- Vigilant Citizen appears to be out of commission. Now where will we get all our vital information about Illuminati symbolism in Russian pop music videos?!
- Not quite as scary as the Doomsday Clock. But almost.
- Dr. Carole Lieberman, infamous for claiming that the videogame Bulletstorm caused an increase in sexual assaults (and now suggesting Fox News was part of a conspiracy to promote the game), has one of the strangest websites I’ve ever seen. It looks like a collaborative effort between Barbie and Gloria Allred.
- Cold fusion! This time it’s totally happening! For reals! Srsly, you guys!
- According to TIME, left-handedness is no longer “socially weird”. Thank you, Ned Flanders.
- Least convincing slideshow presentation of the week: One creative YouTuber has decided the Bible contains references to quantum mechanics. Especially Hebrews 11: 1, 3: “The things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” C for effort, D- for presentation. I’ve seen YTPs that make more sense.
- If you can’t attend the Dolphins & Teleportation Symposium in June, maybe you can catch the Secret Space Program Conference. After all, there are aquatic animals on Mars, and the Rockefeller set seems intent on relocating there.