TV Weatherman admits to soiling himself at the White House
Al Roker, best known as the weatherman on NBC’s Today, openly admitted to pooping his pants during a visit to the White House. Yes, it’s true. Roker doesn’t even have any qualms about the incident, freely describing what happened in an almost too-detailed timeline as if he was proud of it. Prior to his incident, Roker had undergone gastric bypass surgery and lost over 100 pounds as a result. He was on a press tour for his new book about his struggles with weight loss.
“When you have a bypass and your bowel has been reconstructed, you think you’re pretty safe,” he elaborated. “I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed to.”
Innocent enough, but Roker continued: “As I’m walking to the press room, I go, I have to pass a little gas here. So I’m walking by myself, who’s going to know? Only a little something extra came out.”
While that quote alone would make the tabloid hall of fame, Roker stil continued to clarify his situation in case anyone could have misconstrued words. NBC correspondent Nancy Snyderman asked him, point-blank: “You pooped your pants?”
“I pooped my pants,” Roker freely admitted before pressing on, “I was panicking. So I got to the restroom of the press room, threw out the underwear and you know, went commando.”
It’s perhaps very inconsequential news that Al Roker accidentally soiled himself — such instances aren’t uncommon side effects of gastic bypass surgery — but the gem comes in with Roker’s brave, matter-of-fact admission in dealing with a sensitive issue. It’s doubtful that many other figures in the public eye would be as candid about such an occurance, which makes Roker’s honesty so refreshing — and entertaining.
Alex Jones, radio host of “The Alex Jones Show” and pro-gun activist, appeared on Piers Morgan to debate the TV personality over the issue of gun control, but Jones quickly morphed into a mile-a-minute conspiracy theorist mouthpiece, barely letting Morgan say anything at all. Alex Jones was invited to come on to Piers Morgan’s show after he spearheaded a petition to deport Piers Morgan for supporting stricter gun control laws following the elementary school massacre in Connecticut.
Piers Morgan started off normally enough, asking the radio host, “Why do you want to deport me?” In addition to not answering the question directly, Jones embarked on a rage-filled tirade that managed to include references to Hitler, Stalin, a recent gang rape in India, a new world order, and perhaps his most bizarre talking point: “I’m here to tell you — 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms!”
Between rapidly switching topics without giving Morgan a chance to react, Jones spat out a number of conspiracy theories, somehow managing to include that the Bush Administration was behind the attacks of September 11, 2001. Eventually, he resigned to mocking Piers Morgan’s British accent, having successfully answered none of the questions presented to him.
Judge tearfully delivers additional 25 to life sentence
Rodney Alcala, the notorious serial killer incarcerated for strangling four women and one 12 year old girl in the 1970s, pleaded guilty to the murders of Cornelia Crilley in 1971 and Ellen Hover in 1977. Alcala was dealt with a 25 years-in-prison to life sentence, on top of already being on death row in California. New York Supreme Court Judge Bonnie Wittner couldn’t contain herself during the sentencing, delivering Alcala’s fate through teary eyes.
“This kind of case is something I’ve never experienced, hope to never again. I just want to say I hope these families find some peace and solace for these inexplicably brutal and horrific acts,” Wittner commented, according to the Wall Street Journal. Rodney Alcala had been deemed the “Dating Game Killer” due to his appearance on “The Dating Game” in 1978 as a potential bachelor a year after his brutal rape and murder of 18 year old Jill Barcomb and 27 year old Georgia Wixted. During his appearance, Rodney Alcala had also served a 34-month sentence for the rape of an 8 year old girl in 1968.
Loved ones of the victims showed their support in court. Members of Crilley’s family showed solidarity by showing up to court wearing stickers that read “Cornelia is always in our hearts” on top of a black and white photo of the 23 year old flight attendant.
“Ellen was a sweet, kind, generous, compassionate, loving and beautiful young woman. She chose to see the good in everyone she met because she had a huge and open heart,” prosecutor Alex Spiro read on behalf of Hover’s stepsisters, “Her senseless murder irreparably damaged our family.”
Rodney Alcala’s other victims include 12 year old Robin Samsoe, 33 year old secretary Charlotte Lamb, and 21 year old Jill Parentau, all raped, strangled and murdered in 1979. For the killing of Samsoe, Alcala was sentenced to death, but got his conviction overturned by the California Supreme Court. In 1986, he was re-sentenced with the death penalty, which was also overturned by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Pokemon fans, get excited. Earlier today, Nintendo announced the arrival of two new games for the 3DS, Pokemon X and Y. These games herald a number of firsts for the popular videogame franchise, most prominently being the first 3D entries in the series with an all-new graphics system.
Previously, all prior installments to the Pokemon series have been from a sprite-based graphically-flat bird’s eye view, something Pokemon X and Y eschews in favor of fully rendered 3D environments and the 3D visual effects of the 3DS. Another major change that the games bring to the table is a worldwide release in October 2013. Traditionally, Pokemon games have had localized debuts, starting with Japan before rolling out to North American and Europe.
Per tradition, three all-new starter Pokemon were unveiled with the announcement, the grass-type Chespin, resembling a chipmunk, fire-type Fennekin, a fox, and Froakie, a water-type frog. At the announcement, Series Director Junichi Masuda remarked, “We brought Pokémon into an entirely new dimension and we’re incredibly excited to bring Pokémon X and Pokémon Y to fans. The stunning visuals, a completely redesigned environment, game scenario, music, and communication features will bring smiles to the faces of video game players around the world.”
#CutForBieber campaign started as a prank and turned real
Justin Bieber’s rabid fan base made waves this week when the trending topic “#CutForBieber”, a movement dedicated to urging Bieber fans to cut their wrists to stop the pop singer from smoking weed, went viral. The outrageous movement started after photos surfaced of Justin Bieber smoking marijuana in California, where recreational use is illegal.
Though the movement has attracted many sincere supporters who are dismayed at Justin Bieber’s “typical celebrity” behavior, the hashtag was started as a prank on imageboard 4chan, a site notorious for sprouting many Internet memes and malicious cyber attacks against groups that annoy them. On the site’s /b/ board, an anonymous individual called for “a cut yourself for Bieber campaign”, elaborating that the community should “tweet a bunch of pics of people cutting themselves and claim we did it because Bieber was smoking weed. See if we can get some little girls to cut themselves.”
The disgusting prank seems to have worked. Though the first round of slashed, bloody wrists was a part of the prank, it seems that many of Justin Bieber’s die-hard fans have offered their sincere support and legitimate photos of self-harm. By 2:30 p.m. the day the prank was launched, the topic became a worldwide trend, with many young fans pressured into following what they perceived as a movement by the fan base. As of now, the topic has been taken down and particularly gruesome tweets have been removed.
The incident was seemingly inspired by a previous campaign directed at pranking Justin Bieber’s legion of loyal fans in which fans were urged to shave their heads when it was falsely reported that the teen pop singer had cancer.