News: Vampires, Solar Storm, Richard Hatch, LDS, Twitter, Crabs

 roadMaine man murdered because of sexual advances, killer says: "A man found dead in his car on railroad tracks in Bethel last month may
have been beaten with a cast-iron pan and strangled with a belt before
a train hit his vehicle, according to a police affidavit. Police
believe Scott A. Libby, 25, of Raymond was beaten and strangled to
death after making sexual advances to a former employee."

Cullen
 roadHeadmaster sends out notice: no vampires attending Boston Latin School.

 roadMadonna begs for Mercy.

 roadGay activists to launch service-oriented campaign instead of protest during next week's LDS General Conference in Salt Lake City: We wanted to harness that
energy for productive means. We don't feel that there is a
need to protest [the LDS Church] further."

 roadJake Gyllenhaal's green day.

 roadFootball legends Maradona and Pele continue homophobic feud: “What do you want me to say? He lost his virginity to a man.”

 road50 Cent, Britney Spears, Kanye West among celebrities who have Twitter ghostwriters.

 roadGay adult site The Sword will stream the entire GayVN Awards (gay porn's biggest night) from its website (site nsfw) tomorrow night.

Beyonce
 roadThierry Mugler unleashes costumes for Beyoncé tour.

 roadWichita pastor to get $14,000 in settlement of Gay Pride arrest case: "Holick was arrested on a charge of criminal trespassing at the June
2007 Pride Parade & Festival, which was held at Heritage Square
Park in downtown Wichita. Holick had said that he had gone to the event to "communicate the gospel message" to people attending the parade and festival. In October 2007, the criminal trespassing charge against Holick was dismissed in Wichita Municipal Court."

 roadWhy I….:Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, and Benicio Del Toro in talks to play Larry, Curly, and Moe, respectively, in Three Stooges remake.

 roadAnatomically correct barstool for men.

Crab
 roadNew study reveals crabs can feel pain, and they retain a memory of it: "Scientists made the discovery by submitting hermit crabs to small electric shocks. They say it has important implications for crustacean welfare in the food industry. The researchers delivered electric shocks to wires attached to the shells of hermit crabs. Only
crabs that received shocks vacated their shells during the experiment,
indicating that what they had experienced was unpleasant. With
less powerful shocks, below the threshold that forced them out, crabs
remained in their shells but appeared to be waiting for an opportunity
to move. When a new shell was offered to them, they were more likely to switch homes than crabs that had not received a shock. This suggested that the crabs retained a memory of the pain they had felt earlier, said the scientists."

 roadBrazil
Lance Bass used Brazilian to build buzz?

 roadIan Somerhalder set to enter vampire fray.

 roadSan Diego gay community angered by Assemblyman Marty Block's failure to vote on resolution condemning Proposition 8: "In an interview yesterday, Block said he is unwavering in his
support for allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry legally, but
questioned the wisdom of passing the resolution. 'It frankly had nothing to do with my support for marriage
equality. I just thought the tactic of Legislature telling the court
what to do with a case before it was not a good tactic,' the San Diego
Democrat said."

Solarstorm
 roadSomething new to worry about — solar storm: "A year later and millions of Americans are dead and the nation's
infrastructure lies in tatters. The World Bank declares America a
developing nation. Europe, Scandinavia, China and Japan are also
struggling to recover from the same fateful event – a violent storm,
150 million kilometres away on the surface of the sun."

 roadBoy Culture on George Weber: It could happen to you.

 roadSenators absent from Berry confirmation hearing.

 roadSurvivor's Richard Hatch wants a judge to free him from prison immediately: "Hatch, who is representing himself, filed the
request Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Providence. He is now serving
a four-year and three-month sentence at a prison in West Virginia. The reality TV star argued in a 43-page memo that he should be released because he is
innocent, was represented by ineffective lawyers and that a judge
improperly calculated his prison sentence."



Comments

  1. Jordan says

    I don’t care what anyone else says (including, apparently, the majority of commenters here). Robert Pattinson is hot – crooked nose and all.

  2. Leland Frances says

    JESUS FUCKING CHRIST OF THE ANDES!!!!! Jacob Whipple read WIMPle is RETARDED!

    What has suddenly transformed him from someone who gets that the homoHATRED of the Mormon Church must be consistently PUBLICLY CONDEMNED for the BIGOTRY it is into a impotent pansy armed only with gardening tools to “show” Mormons how much we deserve equality???? Is he being blackmailed. Is he from a Mormon family that have threatened to disown him, bar him from the next string bean casserole feed, if he doesn’t stop?

    ATTENTION: leaders and rank and file of the Mormon Church are PROFESSIONAL gay haters who align their salvation with stopping our equality any way they can. You could heal their sick and raise their dead right in front of their smilefucking eyes and they would still say anything, do anything, spend any amount of money to keep you a subhuman in terms of civil rights.

    GROW THE FUCK UPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Philip says

    That story about solar storms destroying the world seemed extremely alarmist. The whole thing was about how long it would take everyone to die and there were two paragraphs about what could be done.

    I can’t help but wonder if this is just a gimic viral pr stunt for that upcoming 2012 disaster movie. That story wasn’t even listed on Nasa.gov when I searched for it.

    Thoughts anyone?

  4. piminnowcheez says

    Sigh, the British press *love* these “even fish feel pain” stories. For the record, that study is a shamefully sloppy bit of behavioral science and provides no evidence at all that crabs feel pain – a complex psychological subjective state. Rather, it shows that they are capable of behavioral responses to nociception, which is the perception of aversive stimuli, and any idiot with a little of knowledge of animal behavior would have predicted that.

    Again, pain and nociception are not the same thing, and you need more brains to do the first than the second. Any study like the one linked that doesn’t address that issue is lousy science, and unfortunately, there’s a lot of that coming, especially from labs in the UK for whatever reason.

  5. TANK says

    I don’t know why the e.o. wilsonites are taken seriously anymore…lasting impact on the biological sciences and psychology, for some reason. No, ants aren’t people, and pain is a subjective mental state…which has its own problems…like epiphenomenal dualism.

  6. Don says

    Yeah, the LDS Church is a dangerous cult all right. Do you realize their members offer 10% of all of their income to help the poor and needy – and to build meetinghouses where their members are taught to serve other people and to keep the laws of God? They actually spend their time visiting the sick and those who have special needs…those ANIMALS! And when certain fringe groups accuse them of being homophobic because they want to preserve traditional marriage, they turn the other cheek and take it. When these groups protest their sacred places, vandalize their buildings, threaten lives of their members – they are so dangerous that they – they ask them nicely to stop! Those cruel beasts! Man! What a dangerous cult!

  7. TANK says

    Agreed. IF you look at their so called social welfare program, it only helps mormons, and it is at the discretion of mormons to determine who is in need.

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