(Vice)– As you may have seen from the Facebook statuses of your friends who haven’t bought a new album in 15 years, yesterday would have been Kurt Cobain’s 47th birthday. But of course, he is not 47. He killed himself in 1994. He’s dead. People stop aging when they’re dead and that’s sort of how age works. But in honor of the day, Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen, WA, a place Cobain once called “Twin Peaks without the excitement,” a town he said he was run out of and “chased up to the castle of Aberdeen with torches just like the Frankenstein monster” named February 20 “Kurt Cobain Day” and honored their hometown “hero” by a performance from local band, Gebular, a speech by his first guitar teacher, Warren Mason, and an appearance by original Nirvana drummer, Whatshisface McReallyblewit. Oh and also the unveiling of a horribly gaudy statue of him at the Aberdeen Museum of History
So I’m a big fan of tributes. The Bill Russell tribute statue and the Bobby Orr statue are two of my favorite things, but to be honest they’re both still alive so their statues aren’t creepy. Neither is the Late Ted Williams’ statue outside of Fenway Park, but this; this is creepy… I mean first of all the statue is very realistic looking. But the tear… That just adds this odd aura which I don’t like. It really freaks me out to the point that I could only look at it for a short while.
So this leads to another important debate. Should people be allowed to create images of deceased people, and interpret them with this type of emotion? Are the tears necessary?
(CNN) — Denying services to same-sex couples may soon become legal in Kansas. House Bill 2453 explicitly protects religious individuals, groups and businesses that refuse services to same-sex couples, particularly those looking to tie the knot. It passed the state’s Republican-dominated House on Wednesdaywith a vote of 72-49, and has gone to the Senate for a vote. Such a law may seem unnecessary in a state where same-sex marriage is banned, but some Kansas lawmakers think different. They want to prevent religious individuals and organizations from getting sued, or otherwise punished, for not providing goods or services to gay couples — or for not recognizing their marriages or committed relationship as valid. This includes employees of the state.
So the small minded state of Kansas has decided to pass a bill that allows certain businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples. Now Kansas is not that nice of a state, I mean who would want to move there to begin with, but why do these legislatures feel its ok to go into the way back machine, and start segregation again…
It’s simply ridiculous, and to the members of Kansas’ house of representatives I say shame on you. You’re violating the civil rights of a group of people, and that to me tells myself and the population that you clowns don’t deserve a public position, as you are passing a bill based on fear and hate. And that is angering. So Kansas legislature, better keep your head, don’t forget what your good book said.
With Lent just a few weeks away, chocolate may be among the treats Pope Francis plans to give up for the religious fasting. So he may want to start tucking into this chocolate gift now – a life-sized version of himself moulded out of 1.5tons of Cocoa from Atitlan, in Guatemala, central America. The Pope was presented with the unique chocolate statue of himself in the Vatican by a group of 20 amateurs chocolatiers yesterday. Students on a course at the Accademia of Maestri Cioccolatieri, near Venice, Italy, spent four weeks creating the chocolate statue in the Pope’s image. The students picked the Pope as the person they wanted to make out of chocolate because of his popularity since he was elected the Bishop of Rome in March last year.Chocolate pope: The statue was made by amateur chocolatiers with 1.5 tons of cocoa from Atitlan in Guatemala But the Pope’s simple tastes in food is well documented, so it is unlikely he will try a piece of his chocolate statue.Hailing from Flores, a middle-class neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis grew up in a city famous for its meaty cuisine. But he is said to favour frugal, healthy meals made up up fruit, salads and skinless chicken.While he admits to occasionally indulging in an espresso or a glass of wine, but he rarely eats any rich foods. So perhaps the statue will end up raising money for charity – much like the Pope’s former Harley Davidson which sold for £200,000 at auction yesterday. The head of the Catholic Church decided to auction off the Dyna Super Glide bike and donate the funds to Caritas Roma, a charity which supports those in need around the world. The 1,585cc Harley Davidson went under the hammer yesterday at Bonhams’ Grand Palais auction with an estimate of just £10,000. But the prospect of owning a bike belonging to the Pope became too much for many, sending bidding through the roof. Potential buyers in the room, on the phone and online battled it out for the bike, with offers soon crossing the 100,000 euro (£83,000) mark. Bids continued to come with an online customer winning the auction, paying a staggering 210,000 euros (£175,000). Premiums took the final price to £200,976.
Is this the coolest Pope of all time. The answer is definitely a yes. First of all the guy use to drive a Harley, and then auctioned it off for charity yesterday. Last week he made it on to the cover of Rolling Stone, and now he has a life size chocolate statue. this pope is a boss I mean how awesome is that.
(TMZ)- It’s official … X gonna give it to George Zimmerman — TMZ has learned, rapper DMX has just been named Zimmerman’s opponent in his upcoming celebrity boxing match. Celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman tells us, DMX was selected out of 15,000 applicants … all of whom wanted a piece of Zimmerman in the ring after he issued the open challenge to fight anyone willing to take him.But no one wanted to beat Zimmerman’s ass more than DMX. As we first reported, DMX promised to massacre Zimmerman in the ring if he got the chance. To be exact, he said, “I am going to beat the living f**k out him … I am breaking every rule in boxing to make sure I f**k him right up.” He then said he’d literally piss on George’s face. Zimmerman might actually have a chance though — as we reported, he’s been training pretty hard for months … oh yeah, and he’s only 30 years old. DMX is 43. The boxing match will be 3 rounds. The date, time, and location of the fight will be announced at a news conference next Wednesday.
So everyones favorite outspoken rapper, DMX is going to fight sicko, racist, gun toting, wife beating, murder, George Zimmerman. My money is on DMX in this fight for sure. Guaranteed KO. One round….
(WMUR) –Reported all over NH and the country and the world are these strange lights in the sky. What are they? Some call them orbs, ufo’s and on you tube they are described as bright lights. This light was observed coming down from high in the sky and then hovering for a long time before it appeared to hide in the trees. They are silent and seem to have personality especially when there are only one or a few people around. Eyes to the skies!
Well this has to be one of the funniest things I’ve seen, this guy is convinced that the orb in front of him is a UFO. Don’t get me wrong I believe in aliens, but this dude is taking it to another level and just sounds bat shit crazy.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from the video:
“It’s coming behind the trees. It knows I’m watching it.”
“This one’s the finder. This one will find you. It won’t be long they’ll be a few more with it.”
“There it is though, spying on the good people of Dover, New Hampsha’.”
Pure internet gold right here.
P.S. There’s no way the guy that took this video isn’t related to this guy.