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79 lb anorexic mom shares clothes with her 7-year-old daughter

Wowwwwwww. 26-year-old Rebecca Jones weighs 79 pounds, weighing more than her 7-year-old daughter Maisy, who she is 8 inches taller than.

Her diet consists of soup, toast, and energy drinks. Doctors tell her that if she doesn’t eat more she’ll die, and she doesn’t care. She was teased growing up, weighing as much as 210 lbs at one point. She developed the eating disorder when her parents divorced, at age 11.

At college she felt a kick in her stomach, went to the doctor and found out she was 26 WEEKS PREGNANT. She still had a flat stomach, hadn’t put on weight, and was a size 6. Up until that point she thought she was infertile because her weight loss made her periods stop. Even though she was pregnant, she only put on 7 lbs. Her baby was born 5 lbs 7 oz.

This is SO FREAKING CRAZY. That picture up there makes me feel sick too. She is 5’1″ 79 lbs. I wish they would’ve chosen a picture in more form fitting clothing so people don’t go, “ah, well she doesn’t look that bad.” Because underneath that baggy dress she probably looks like death. Gross. At least her little girl looks like she eats enough, but that’s a terrible example to set for your kid.

via The Daily Mail

This hot piece of ass dressed like a ref then streaked across the field. THEN caused a huge on-field fight. I think…

There are few things in life that bring me more joy than people streaking at sporting events and subsequently getting tackled and making a walk of shame across the field. Honey, you think KFC is still open?

This hot piece of ass, Jacen Lankow AKA the fake ref streaker, dressed up as a ref at the University of Arizona vs UCLA game, somehow made his way onto the field, then ran around in a speedo until he was tackled. What you DON’T see in the first video is a huge fight that breaks out right afterward. Check out the second video for full perspective. It’s not clear what started the fight, but I’m blaming everything on Jacen and his speedo.

Dog (> cat) fights off knife-wielding intruder

Thankfully this has a somewhat happy ending (hey, the dog is alive!), but it could be happier if his medical bills are paid.

Nine-year-old Buster fought so hard to protect his home that he shattered several teeth as he chomped on his attacker’s hunting knife. He also suffered gashes to his throat, shoulder and jowls.

“Every room of my house was filled with blood. It was like a murder scene,” said Larry Wagaman, who returned home to the crime scene about 10:20 a.m. Thursday at his east St. Paul house.

Buster, a fawn boxer who survived his latest surgery on Monday, was home alone while Wagaman went on a 20-minute run to buy supplies for a weekend bow-hunting trip.

Wagaman, an Anoka County corrections officer, returned to find Buster slumped in his basement kennel in a puddle of blood and gasping for air through a sucking neck wound.

A thief (or thieves) broke in by smashing two windows of the house on the 1800 block of E. Maryland Avenue. Cash, computers, a hunting bow, three rifles and Wagaman’s corrections uniforms were stolen. The invader turned Wagaman’s own 6-inch hunting knife on Buster, then left the bloody weapon on the kitchen table.

Wagaman wasn’t surprised Buster fought so hard to protect the house he’s lived in since he was a puppy.

“He’s a dog that comes around every 100 years. He’s just awesome,” Wagaman said. Buster “fought him off every room they were in.”

The dog’s care exceeded $3,000 — before the latest surgery. “That’s a lot of money, but I don’t care. He’s a hero,” Wagaman said.

Employees in the St. Paul emergency communications center, who heard the initial emergency call, have already raised $500 to help. A fund has been set up for Buster’s care in his name at any Wells Fargo branch. The “Buster Fund” is account No. 642-89-22-071.

Even though the burglar made away with some possessions, they weren’t able to take Buster’s bad ass title!

via The Daily What via Star Tribune

What do YOU think? Is it ethical for to NBC pay Casey Anthony for her interview?

When Casey Anthony was released from jail, there was a media frenzy to score the first interview. Her skeevy lawyer, Jose Baez, wanted to entertain all the offers and set up an official negotiation session. It was clear from the beginning that NBC really wanted it, they even paid for the hotel room. TMZ got wind that this was happening and wrote about it. At that point, the public became outraged NBC was going to let her profit from a sad situation, and the negotiations broke down. All the news channels backtracked and said they were no longer going to pursue a paid interview. Basically they got caught red-handed and didn’t want backlash.

Looks like NBC let some time pass, and they’re back at it. TMZ is reporting NBC has found a way around having to admit they’re paying Casey for an interview.  They’re using their connections to score her a book deal, and in return Casey is granting them an interview. A lot of people are upset about this. I don’t get it. Well, wait. Let me rephrase. I GET IT. I get that a murderer shouldn’t profit off killing her kid by getting a book deal, or getting paid 7 figures for an interview.

But want to know the truth? The TMZ article I read had a poll, “NBC: Clever or shame on them?” and voted “Shame on them” because I know that’s what I’m supposed to say. And deep down I know it’s wrong. But honestly? I’d DVR that interview like no one’s business and I’d watch every second of it. And I’m pretty sure the other 44,702 people who voted in the poll would agree with me. TMZ is saying:

The honchos at NBC — the C stands for crafty — think they figured out a way to snag an interview with Casey Anthony without paying a red cent, and make her a wealthy woman at the same time.

We’ve learned an NBC news producer has reached out to people in the literary world, trying to score a book deal for Anthony. The producer has contacted literary agents and others, telling them if he scored a book deal for Casey, she’d give the network a 1-hour, primetime special … portions of which would also run on “Today.”

The producer makes it clear — NBC couldn’t pay a cent for the interview.  But he is gung-ho about the book deal, even representing that Casey wants up front money.

Jose Baez, Casey’s lawyer, tells TMZ … he has full knowledge of the producer’s efforts, but says, “I’m not involved in that process. I did not entice him to do it.”

Baez was quick to add, “Casey is not ready to do an interview.”

Instead of going through all the effort to score her a book deal, why doesn’t NBC just pay her for the interview and move on? We all know you’re trying to be sneaky, NBC. Just own it and people will move on. Everyone will act outraged for a week or two before the interview airs, threaten to boycott NBC, 20 million people will tune in to watch it, the people who threatened to boycott will stop watching NBC for a week or two, and then when the next big thing happens in the news, they’ll forget and keep watching. And maybe 1% of the people who threatened to boycott will actually quit NBC for good. That’s how it works. That’s how it works with EVERYTHING. That interview is going to happen. Someone is going to pay Casey for it. When? Who knows. But it will happen. So my argument is just, get it over with, pay her, admit you paid her, and move on.

What do you think? If NBC is determined to score the interview, would you rather them pay her and admit it, or be sneaky and try to get her a book deal so they can save face to the public?

Mystery condition causes 21 year old to age rapidly and look like an old woman.

This is going to give me nightmares. That picture is REAL, unphotoshopped, and of a 21 year old (now 26) that had an allergic reaction to seafood, so she took some medicine. Afterward her skin started to sag, and now she looks like an old woman. This story is so sad. Can you imagine? I got no jokes. via WTOP:

A 26-year-old woman in Vietnam is believed to suffer from an extremely rare disease that causes her skin to age rapidly.

The Telegraphin London reported the story on Friday, saying Nguyen Thi Phuong began to age rapidly in 2008 after she had an allergic reaction to seafood and took some medicine she bought from a pharmacy.

“I was really itchy all over my body. I had to scratch even while sleeping,” Phoung tells The Telegraph. “Then I switched to traditional medicine and all the hives disappeared, together with my itching. However, my skin began to sag and fold.”

What exactly is afflicting Phoung is unknown, however some have argued she could have a condition called lipodystrophy, which causes a layer of fatty tissue beneath the skin to disintegrate, while the skin itself continues to grow rapidly.

According to the Telegraph, the condition has no cure and leaves sufferers with loose folds of skin all over their body.

The woman, the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, says while the skin all over her body has aged, her teeth, eyes, mind and menstrual cycle remain in youthful condition.

Phoung has worn a mask over her face since 2008, when her skin first began to sag. She is married, and says the unconditional love from her husband has been her strength throughout her ordeal.

At least she found a husband before it all happened, and that he stayed with her. That’s sweet.

This turkey is a terrorist.

Some obnoxious news producer was shocked, SHOCKED, that when she confronted a turkey terrorist, that the turkey chased her. Even though she was there to do a story about this crazy turkey. Maybe she should’ve brought a bat with her. Or something to defend herself, like a baster.

The mailman couldn’t even stop him! My favorite part was when the turkey literally stalked her ass and circled her car. The moment when he went into stealth mode and poked its head over the hood? That must’ve been terrifying for that poor, poor producer. Imagine the fear she must’ve experienced. WHAT IF THAT TURKEY PECKED ITS WAY INTO THE VEHICLE WITH HIS LITTLE BEAK? What would she do? Would she get to say goodbye to her family? Here’s her perspective of the story, via NEWS10 Sacramento:

After hearing neighbors’ stories of wild turkeys chasing down joggers and other residents in an Arden- area neighborhood, News10 producer Duffy Kelly went out for a firsthand look. Duffy said she “didn’t want to take the ‘Terrible Tom’ stories at face value,” so she went to the neighborhood and tried to walk past one of the birds.

Duffy had her camera rolling for her unexpected turkey run. Neighbors told Duffy the turkeys have been in the area for years and usually scurry away when folks walk by. They say only recently two turkeys broke off from the flock and are intent on standing guard in their own empty lot.

Some people are carrying sticks to frighten off the turkeys, but neighbors say they don’t want any harm to come to them. They just want friendlier neighbors.

I loved the, “Neighbors say they don’t want any harm to come to them.” llloooolll. If there was a crazy turkey like that in my neighborhood, I’m pretty sure it would take 48 hours for someone to go country on that turkey and eat it for dinner. No joke. IT’S A TURKEY. It has a brain the size of a gumball. Eat it. EAT THE TURKEY. Make cold turkey sandwiches for a week afterward. That turkey could be the best thing to happen to you! I also loved the “Coming Up” section at the end of the article, describing what hard-hitting journalism is coming down the pipeline from NEWS10 in Sacramento:

On Monday, October 10, beginning with our 5 a.m newscast, News10 will follow up on Duffy’s “turkey attack,” the neighborhoods that are affected, how you can protect yourself, and what can be done to prevent wildlife from getting too wild.

Some viewers say they love the turkeys.  The birds add to the beauty of the lush landscaping and winding creek roads, and they help create an unmatched country feel in suburbia.

But others say they don’t like the turkeys scratching up their yards and taking over.  And as you see on our viral video, the turkeys can get the upper hand on passersby.

Find out why the turkey population is increasing, and what you can do to preserve the beauty of this wild bird while protecting yourself.

“What can be done to prevent wildlife from getting too wild” lulz. EAT. THE. F*CKING. TURKEY. That’s how you can prevent it from happening.

Are you ready for this? CONFIRMED: Arrested Development SEASON….FOUR!!!

The creators and cast of Arrested Development, one of the funniest shows ever, announced they’re going to do a limited season four, which leads into the planned movie! This is the best news I’ve heard in a while. Very exciting. via The Wall Street Journal:

NEW YORK — The Bluth family’s frozen banana stand may be back in business.

At an “Arrested Development” reunion Sunday at the New York Festival, the creators and cast announced plans for another season of the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV show, which went off the air in 2006 after just three seasons. They also discussed more concrete plans for a much-awaited movie.

Creator Mitchell Hurwitz said he wanted to do the movie originally but decided to tell where the nine main characters have been for the last five years. The Fox show starred Jason Bateman, Michael Cera and Portia de Rossi.

Shooting for the TV show is tentatively set to begin next summer.

The movie doesn’t have a release date, Hurwitz said, adding that the creative aspects have been largely worked out, but the business side is still being negotiated.

“We’re all game,” he said. “We’ve hated being coy, but we’ve been trying to put together this ambitious idea.”

The show featured a dysfunctional family who ran a collapsing real estate development company and frozen banana stand. Despite its rabid fan base, ratings were low, and it wasn’t a commercial success.


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