Thursday, December 29, 2011

Update in the living room flour story: Husband Vince Napoli threatens to press charges against People Liking People. Bonus: Breastfeeding Flashmob

You may remember back in November this video that went viral for a few days:




Basically the mother, Mary Napoli, had thrown flour all over the house and then made it look like her kids had "gotten into the bag of flour and made a mess". But almost immediately speculation began that the whole thing was set up - the flour was spread just a little too evenly around the living room in places where small children would not be able to reach, and a half-second glimpse of the mother showed she was actually covered in flour herself.

We wrote a little entry about it and poked fun at the whole hoax, comparing it to the balloon boy incident. We also tried to be thorough in the information that we presented, and included Mary and her husband Vince Napoli's contact information. Evidently displaying publicly accessible phone numbers on the internet is a major crime, and People Liking People now faces being fired from the internet. We've been contacted by Vince Napoli himself who is threatening to do just that and also get his lawyers involved. See the comments below he left on our site:






Ok Vince, you have your lawyer look at it. He'll call you a fucking dumbass for wasting his time. You might as well file a lawsuit against Spokeo.com while you're at it too. OMG, an entire website dedicated to contact information? Somebody call 911!

But really, in a way we feel bad for the Napoli's. They wanted a little fame just like we all do, but instead of actually accomplishing something worthwhile they....threw flour in their living room. Come on guys, you'll have to do a little better than that.

Update: Mary Napoli is at it again. A friend of People Liking People has brought it to our attention that the mother was kicked out of the Somerset Mall in Troy, Michigan last week for get this: a "breast-feeding flash mob."



From nydailynews.com:

Mall security shut down a group of women about to launch into a breast-feeding flash mob at an upscale shopping center in Troy, Mich.

The group was led by Mary Napoli, who was confronted by a security officer when she sat down to nurse her 1-year-old son, Patch.com reported.

It always seems like the people who don't have the capacity to feel shame are the ones that need it the most. What an embarrassment this has to be for husband Vince Napoli, who's just trying to quietly hold down his job at WADL TV. We're definitely starting to see a pattern here with attention whoring activities involving their kids. It's one thing to want to stand for a cause (by the way, breastfeeding is allowed in the mall, just not protests or demonstrations) or try to become a celebrity on Youtube, but when you're shaping young lives in that environment it ends up hurting us all in the long run. We can only hope that they end up seeking the help they so desperately need.

Michele Bachmann's campaign chairman quits and switches to Ron Paul



Well this is an interesting turn of events for the Bachmann & Paul campaigns.

From The Guardian:

The US Republican candidate Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign chairman has resigned and endorsed rival Ron Paul, six days before Iowa voters begin the nomination process to select the party's 2012 presidential nominee.

Kent Sorenson, an Iowa state senator who had served as Bachmann's state campaign chairman for nearly a year, said he had decided to switch his support to Paul because the campaign had reached "a turning point".

This is quite a blow to the Bachmann campaign, which is practically on life support at this stage of the game. In an effort to save face, Bachmann responded to the departure by alleging that Sorenson sold himself out and left to go to the Paul campaign after they offered him money:

“Kent Sorenson personally told me he was offered a large sum of money to go to work for the Paul campaign,” Bachmann said in a hastily arranged news conference outside a Pizza Ranch in Boone, where she held her 11th campaign event of the day.

It turns out though that that might actually be a complete lie, as Michele Bachmann's Iowa political director Wes Enos later issued a statement completely contradicting the Minnesota congresswoman:

“I won’t say much about the situation or the conflicting statements beyond this; I can say unequivocally that Kent Sorenson’s decision was, in no way financially motivated.

While I personally disagree with Kent’s decision, and plan to stay with Michele Bachmann because I truly believe in her, I cannot, in good conscious watch a good man like Kent Sorenson be attacked as a ‘sell-out’ ….That is simply not the case, and it was not the basis of his decision,” said Mr. Enos.

So Michele Bachmann comes right out and says "he's just doing it for the money" and within hours her political director says it's completely untrue. Not off to a good start considering her chairman just resigned on the same day. And all of this just 6 days before the Iowa Caucus.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ocean Marketing's Paul Christoforo: Douchebag of the year



Everyone's doing their year-in-review and the best & worst of 2011 reviews so this couldn't have come at a better time. We're not going to waste any time or energy trying to go back and analyze all the idiots over the past year, we don't even have to do that - because we have the perfect candidate by which all other douchebags pale in comparison. Meet Paul Christoforo, "President" of his soon-to-be-defunct marketing company Ocean Marketing.

Paul Christoforo, through Ocean Marketing, was working as an outsourced representative for N-Control's Avenger controller attachment when he received an e-mail from a customer wondering where his order was.


Read the exchange that started it all here.

Customer "Dave" had ordered the PS3 controller attachments on November 3rd and was initially told they would be arriving to him by early December. Well, December rolled by and after a couple of weeks passing with no order yet, Dave decided to contact customer service on Dec. 16 to see what was up. Dave was very polite and even wished Ocean Marketing happy holidays:
I ordered 2 of the upcoming PS3 controllers (invoice xxxxxxxxx—Nov 3, 2011). Any chance of getting an update of when these items will ship? I’m not really happy about being forced to pay upfront then have the advertised date of “Early December” be completely missed without any sort of update on availability. I really need one of them for a X-mas present as well. Anyways, looking forward to finally using one of these bad boys. Thanks and happy holidays.

-Dave

With such a nice initial communication, how could anything go wrong? This is the company's chance to go out of their way to show empathy for the customer and apologize for the delay, and do everything they can to make sure the product is sent out as soon as possible. What actually ended up happening though is a completely different story. Paul Christoforo turned the situation into one of the biggest customer service nightmares we've ever seen.

When asked about the estimated time of arrival for the attachments, he responded "Dec 17", the next day. A few days later he writes "They still haven’t shipped yet on the way here from china".

Well that sucks, but hey, that happens sometimes right? Product releases get delayed, and it's just the nature of buying things online. Well Christoforo was just getting started. Here are some of the more interesting responses from representative Paul Christoforo to customer Dave:
"im sure you don’t complain to activision or epic games so put on your big boy hat and wait it out like everyone else."

"Feel free to cancel we need the units were back ordered 11,000 units so your 2 will be gone fast. Maybe I’ll put them on eBay for 150.00 myself."

And then it gets much worse...

"Son Im 38 I wwebsite as on the internet when you were a sperm in your daddys balls and before it was the internet, thanks for the welcome to message wurd up."

"You just got told bitch … welcome to the real internet"

"We do value our customers but sometimes we get children like you we just have to put you in the corner with your im stupid hat on."

And if simply shitting all over a customer wasn't enough, Paul Christoforo then digs himself a bigger hole by pissing off industry insider Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade and gaming convention Pax, after customer Dave forwarded the exchange to him and other gaming sites. The exchange then continues between Christoforo and Krahulik, the most amusing part of which is Christoforo's "Do you know who I am??" attitude when he's quite the nobody himself, especially in relation to Mike Krahulik.

"Were in 6 countries and you’re not going to take my money for a booth that’s a crock I can guarantee I’ll get a booth if I want one money buys a lot and connections go even further. He’s a native Bostonian from Little Italy . Who are you again"

"If you let some little kid influence you over a pre order then we don’t want to be a your show ,Ill be on the floor anyway so come find me , I’m born and raised in Boston I know the people who run the city inside and out watch the way you talk to people you never know who they know it’s a small industry and everyone knows everyone."



Paul Christoforo then seemed to have finally realized he fucked up big time, but it was much too late.

Mike I’m not trying to fight with you I’m really not , you should give me the benefit of the doubt before judging over one person’s bitching . Did I feed into his emails a little bit too much yeah ok . But it’s one person dude for real. No disrespect intended for you , My name is good in this industry and I know a lot of people. I’ll be at CES are you going ?


Awww poor guy, it was just a misunderstanding. Shame on us for siding with the dirty customer and not good guy Paul Christoforo. And plus, he knows a lot of people. ooooo we're impressed, and Mike Krahulik definitely was too. His response: "Please remove me from this mailing list". Ouch!

This all went down a few days ago, and ever since then we've been witnessing a public meltdown eerily similar to that of Charlie Sheen's, where Paul Christoforo has taken to his twitter account to defend himself but in doing so only reveals what a nutbar and douche nozzle he is. Oh and in case you were wondering, Christoforo and his Ocean Marketing group has been fired from the position of representing the Avenger controller product. N-Control has issued a statement:

"We apologize for our poor representation from Ocean Marketing," David Kotkin, the owner and inventor of Avenger Controller told Kotaku. "We wanted to give Paul a chance. He was rough around the edges, but he had drive and enthusiasm. However his behavior was unprovoked, unnecessary, and unforgivable. We are no longer represented by Ocean Marketing."
Let this be a lesson to companies out there: be very careful before you let some outsourced company (or in this case, probably just 1 guy) take control of the one thing that matters most to your company: the relationship with your customers. Really, you shouldn't be outsourcing that at all. You need people who actually work for the company, because there's a much higher chance they'll actually give a shit than just some fly by night Joe Schmoe like Christoforo, where the only thing he cares about is himself.


Update: A friend of People Liking People has sent us Paul Christoforo's contact information:

Paul Christoforo
Address: 295 Chestnut Ave, Apt 33 Carlsbad, CA 92008



Update 2: There is speculation that Christoforo is experiencing wild mood swings as a result of a steroid abuse problem. It's unconfirmed at this time but if you have any additional information please let us know.

Update 3: We have learned that the Twitter accounts initially thought to be Christoforo's are not his at all. His real Twitter account is @OceanDeepSea. The @oceanmarketting and @oceanstretagy accounts are fakes.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Dirty ass hoe punches 70 year old Walmart greeter

The holidays really bring the best out of people don't they?

Meet Jacquetta Simmons, a 26 year old dirty skank from Batavia, NY.



Jacquetta Simmons was on her way out the door after shopping at Walmart on Christmas Eve when 70 year old Walmart greeter Grace Suozzi asked to check her receipt, which is commonly done to ensure accuracy at the register and cut down on shoplifting. Instead of simply showing the greeter the receipt like any normal person would do, skank hoe Jacquetta Simmons proceeded to assault the elderly woman and knock her on the ground.

From wtsp.com:
Patterson said Simmons is accused of punching and knocking down Suozzi at 11:23 a.m. after the employee asked Simmons to see receipts for items the customer was carrying in store bags. After hitting Suozzi, Simmons ran out of the store, but employees and customers quickly surrounded her until police arrived.

What could have been quickly over and done with has now turned into a mess for Ms. Simmons, who now faces 2 second-degree assault charges and is being held on a $20,000 bond.

Where does trash like this keep coming from? Is it really that hard for some people to think their actions through and know the consequences that are obvious to the rest of us? What a dumbass.

Update: a friend of People Liking People has sent us her contact info:

Jacquetta Simmons
E-mail: quettquett1985@yahoo.com
Phone: (585) 285-3224
Address: 104 Ellsworth Ave. Batavia, NY 14020

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all

Merry Christmas to all from People Liking People!

We were hoping for a white Christmas but it has sure been a strange winter so far, it's in the mid 40s today for most of the midwest, while it actually snowed in some places in Texas today.

Speaking of the weather, you've got to check out these Weathergirls, we just can't get enough of them! Here's today's weather report:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Scioto County, Ohio: State officials close down the last pain clinic in the county

From abcnews.go.com:
Attorney General Mike DeWine said Tuesday that local and state officials shut down Greater Medical Advance in Wheelersburg, about 100 miles south of Columbus.

DeWine says an investigation found 14,000 prescriptions came out of the clinic in nine months.

Well, I guess it's back to doing heroin.

Seriously though, these people are going to feed their addictions one way or another. I'd rather have them popping pharmaceutical grade opiates than shooting up with dirty hypodermic needles.

Florida middle school teacher arrested for throwing food at McDonalds employees



Meet Simone Paolercio. She's a 6th grade teacher at Lakeland Highlands Middle School in Lakeland, FL. She's also one of the most hideous looking human beings we've ever seen (we're using the word human quite broadly here). What the fuck happened to her face, is that what happens when you eat $20 worth of McDonalds every day? Jesus Christ lay off the tater tots woman.

Paolercio was arrested on Saturday after pelting McDonalds employees with food she had just ordered during a temper tantrum you'd expect more from a 3 year old.

Check out the video surveillance of the incident below:



From thesmokinggun.com:

Jessica Balderas, a McDonald’s worker, told cops that “there was a disagreement over two hashbrowns,” according to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office report. Paolercio reportedly became “irritated” and “wanted them to take the food back and refund her money.”

After a manager arrived to speak with Paolercio, the educator tossed some of the food items back through the drive-thru window when the man refused to provide a refund.
Imagine how bad/uneventful your life must be when an order of tater tots ruins your whole day.

If anyone has any additional information about this ugly beast of a woman, send us a message or leave a comment. Any former students?

Update: A friend of People Liking People has sent us Simone Paolercio's contact info:

Simone Paolercio
Phone: (863) 646-6197
E-mail: spaolercio@hotmail.com
Address: 5723 Scott Lake Rd. Lakeland FL 33813

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Update on the Kimberly Crain panty party story: we now know who "Uncle G" is

We wrote about this story back on December 2 where Kimberly Crain, 3rd grade teacher and wife of powerlifting champion Rickey Dale Crain, was arrested after forcing 5 of her female 3rd grade students to dress in lingerie during what was supposed to be a Christmas decorating party at her house. There were some odd details in the story that made it seems as if she wasn't alone in the act and may have been working at the request of someone the kids knew as "Uncle G". Students in her class reported that Kimberly Crain would often have the students webcam chat over Skype in class to an "Uncle G" and it was said that she would often take pictures of the students as well, posing on tables. During the Christmas decorating episode, the teacher videotaped the girls in their underwear while having them do a "cheer dance".


Shawnee OK's news-star.com reports today that both Kimberly Crain and Uncle G - who we now know is Gary Joseph Doby of Bloomsburg, Pa, have been charged with 23 felony counts (23 to Crain and 9 counts to Doby).
As Crain was making a court appearance in Shawnee Thursday morning, a co-defendant, identified as Gary Joseph Doby, 65, of Bloomsburg, Pa. was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police. Bloomsburg is a town of around 14,800 people.

Doby reportedly is a professor who previously taught in the 1980s at Oklahoma Baptist University.

There's definitely more to this story than just the Christmas party incident, we will be updating as more information surfaces.

Update: Oklahoma City's KWTV has more: there were reportedly hidden cameras within the classroom, including an area covered by a curtain where the students were told to undress. Also, Crain initially met Gary Doby while she was a student at Oklahoma Baptist University and Doby was a professor.

Sick: Gary Doby teaches (or used to anyway) "early childhood education" at Bloomsburg University. Check out his ratemyprofessors page.

You gotta wonder if he wasn't having any other teachers doing this. This isn't some random pervert that met Kimberly Crain online, this is someone who teaches teachers before they become teachers and probably knows and stays in touch with hundreds of current teachers. Hopefully the police are looking through his computer as we speak.

More info on Gary Doby:

phone # (570) 384-4180
Address: 40 Seiwell Ln Bloomsburg, PA 17815
E-mail: iamelvisd@yahoo.com

Check out Professor Gary Doby's profile on Yahoo answers: he's answered quite a few questions, like: "Is there anything wrong with a guy wanting to be hit in the balls?" His answer? "well, now, it depends: by a girl; enjoy it; do it!"

Update 2: Scranton, PA local news channel WNEP interviews Gary Doby as he's carried away in handcuffs.

Hamilton County Ohio Police officer Justin Lunsford caught masturbating, peeking into windows, and shitting in parking lot

Wow the fetishes some people have these days! Meet now-former police officer Justin Lunsford.



Mr. Lunsford was caught on video peeking into windows and masturbating, and shitting and pissing in the parking lot at Parkside Inn, a motel in Monroe, Ohio. Gross!

From Cincinnati.com:

According to a police report, Lunsford was stopped Nov. 30 after patrons at Parkside Inn on Hamilton-Middletown Road reported seeing a man in a white hooded sweatshirt, naked from the waist down, urinating and defecating in the parking lot.
Justin Lunsford immediately resigned after being charged with voyeurism and public indecency.

What an embarrassment to himself, the police force, and the community. But one really has to wonder, how was this goofball ever hired on as an officer to begin with? You can just take one look at Justin and know something isn't right with the guy. We're not sure if it's the retard eyes or the stupid facial hair thing he has going on but someone is definitely not playing with a full deck here. I wouldn't trust him to make my fries at McDonalds (Lunsford's sanitary problems aside) let alone have him out there with a badge and a gun.

One of the more amusing bits about this story is Lunsford's friend Anita Watson-short from The Connor Group who has been going out of her way on the comment sections of all the articles about this story to defend her friend in an effort to make it seem like the guy's not a total mental case. That's one of the great things about the internet today and most sites' integration with Facebook: whenever something like this happens the friends and family come out of the woodwork to defend them from the rest of us who "just don't understand".



You want to associate yourself with a guy who masturbates while peering into the windows of a hotel and then proceeds to squeeze out a turd in a parking lot? Have at it Hoss, but if that's the type of person you call a good guy you may want to re-evaluate your standards. One day he might just pull down his pants and poop on you too.

Friday, December 9, 2011

KEYC anchor slurs her way through the news

Mankato Minnesota's KEYC started off the news segment as usual but something seemed a bit off with anchor Annie Stensrud. See if you notice anything odd:




Slurring words? Check. No Bra? Check. Fucked out of her mind? Check.

mediabistro.com reports that Stensrud is still employed with the station and KEYC has issued this statement:
“Even though we work in a very public business, personnel issues need to remain private–and that’s exactly what this is."
We kinda feel bad for the woman. We checked out some of her previous broadcasts and she's actually a really good anchor & reporter. Was she a little intoxicated during the latest news report? Probably. Does that make her a bad person? No. There may be more to the story here and we shouldn't be so quick to judge, and at this time her employer seems to be sticking by her side. Let's hope she's able to work through this and get her shit together.

Donald Trump's debate: will it be cancelled?



Media-whore blowhard Donald Trump was scheduled to host the Republican debate co-sponsored by Newsmax on Dec. 27th. Announced with much excitement during a joint conference with Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, it was supposed to be a must-see event. Now the pieces are crumbling and it looks like it may not go down at all. In the beginning Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman put out a statement saying they would not be attending the debate. At first it seemed like a bad move for those candidates - they're polling towards the bottom and really can't afford to not be seen. But other candidates have followed suit and now they're down to only 2 candidates that have confirmed they'll attend: Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

Are Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum enough to make it a worthwhile debate? Or will they just can the whole thing altogether?

The whole thing has been a disaster from the start. Republicans need to get serious and they need to quit being so goddamn stupid by following celebrity whores like Donald Trump and Sarah Palin. If you think those people are good leaders for the Republican party you need to wake the fuck up. They have no interest in serving to help this nation, they're self promoters who hop on bandwagons to feed their careers.

I'll be honest, deep down I wanted to see this. It was certainly going to be a train wreck that would be hard not to watch. But I also know nothing truly good will come out of it. It's cheap entertainment at a time where we need serious solutions, not sideshow distractions.

Hopefully this whole event will get canned and Donald Trump and the Republican party can both realize that neither of them are a good fit for the other. Shame on all those out there who think he has a serious role to play in politics, you've definitely been punked.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

School resource counselor who alerted kids about the "sexting epidemic" caught sexting 14 year old middle school student



Meet former Charlotte County Deputy Gordon Eldridge, who was a school resource counselor at L.A. Ainger Middle School in Rotonda West, Florida. As a school resource counselor, Gordon Eldridge was in charge of looking after the well being of the students. He had posted on his website tips for parents and students and also posted an alert to be aware of the growing epidemic of "sexting", where teens send sexually explicit text and pictures to each other.

Evidently Gordon Eldridge knew quite a lot about this practice of "sexting" himself, as he's now found himself in hot water over a text he sent to a 14 year old middle school student. The text he sent?
"Start stripping and dance on the tables . . . and send pics!"
Niiiice.

And apparently this isn't the first time his inappropriate behavior caught the attention of his superiors. Prior to the text being sent, the same 14 year old girl had reported to a different school resource counselor that Gordon Eldridge made her feel uncomfortable by putting his hand over her mouth. He was given a warning by his supervisor to avoid contact with the girl but it didn't end there. In the days following he picked her up for dinner and drove her to the high school football game. Allegedly there are even more inappropriate texts from Eldridge to the girl.

And if that weren't bad enough, and it is quite bad enough already, Eldridge took to the comments section in the local news article about this story to defend himself. In doing so, he not only practically admits to doing everything that's been alleged, but he tries to put all the blame on the 14 year old middle school student. Bad move.

Here's Gorden Eldridge's comment in its entirety:

Gordon Eldridge: "I have tried to post this several times.
but every time it would disappear.

Here are the FACTS of this case.
It is now public record and I can comment.

The girl is a PAL junior councellor so.
I have contact with her weekly. She told me.
that she wants to be in Law Enforcement and.
wants to join the explorers.

It is not unusual for SRO's to take PAL kids to.
various functions in our cruisers.

She texted me if I was working the football game.
... when I said yes. she asked if I could pick her.
up at PAL and give her a ride to the game.
I told her I would. I told her that the days I work.
details I go to eat. I asked her if she wanted.
to go eat or I could pick her up after I eat.
She later texted me asking if I could give her.
a ride home. I said that I would. She told me.
that her mom was aware of the rides and going.
to eat.
She said that she would go eat and brought her.
own money.
We went to the Country Hound Restaurant and.
sat in the middle of the restaurant. The
place was full. SHe commented on the fact that.
other students were working there and thought.
she could get a job there.
We ate and each paid for our own meals.
We then went to the game. She left with her friends.
while 3 other deputies and I worked the game.
After the game I gave her a ride home. I
have not have any one on one contact since then.

She texted me several times mostly about having.
a new boy friend.

I did sent ONE and only ONE inappropriate TEXT.
to the girl. It was in response to a text she.
sent me that she was bored. I sent a stupid.
quick response as a joke. It was in poor taste.
using adult humor and I immediately sent her an apology. She Accepted.

She later sent another text asking about another SRO.
because she missed speaking with her.

There was no apparent discomfort with texting me.

Four days later she went to the SRO at the high school.
stating she was uncomfortable with the text she had.
received from me. She tried to recant after she learned.
that the SRO supervisor was going to be contacted. She
did not want to get anyone in trouble.

I also learned that she loves to be the center of attention.
this was another attempt to be the center of attention.

She was interviewed by Major Crimes Detectives They found.
NO CRIME was committed. This was verified by the State.
Attorney and the family was notified over the Thanksgiving.
break. The Family was not willing to accept this...

On Monday 11/28 I went to a scheduled interview with the.
CCSO investigator with my FOP Union Rep. During the meeting.

We learned that SNN had been contacted by the girls family.
asking to verify that a deputy was under investigation for.
SEXTING middle school and high school students.

At this point I was damaged beyond repair regardless of.
the truth.

I offered my resignation due to the perception of what.
people would think, regardless of the whole truth due.
to the media.

This is all public record at CCSO."
Does this guy really think anyone's going to read all that and end up agreeing that he did nothing wrong? You're a school resource counselor at a middle school for chrissakes. Maybe we could understand if you were at a high school and there's a couple hot seniors or something, even then of course that's still wrong, but middle school? Come on dude, you can't explain your way out of this one.

Cheerleader Mom gets a little too into it



Wow this mother is really getting into it! This video comes from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's (LHSAA) Cheer & Dance Competition held in Lake Charles on December 3. While the Archbishop Hannan High School team performed, mother of cheerleader Carey O'Rourke rocked the stands and shouted at the top of her lungs. Members of the crowd were struggling not to laugh, while mom was in her own little world of excitement.

Question: Is this type of enthusiasm even possible while sober?

One thing's for sure, no one could ever say this mother is not supportive. Many of us are quick to criticize someone for not following social rules (like, being careful not to make an ass out of yourself in public) but perhaps those who say fuck it and are able to enjoy themselves regardless get the last laugh.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

College football cornerback forgets to kneel after catching ball in the endzone

During the college football game between the Wofford Terriers and the Northern Iowa Panthers last Saturday, Wofford kick returner Stephon Shelton made a mistake that cost him the game.



After catching the ball during a kickoff return in the endzone, cornerback Shelton forgot to kneel down to end the play. It seemed to take a second for the Panthers to realized what happened but after the ball was bumped loose from Shelton's grasp it was fallen on and recovered by Northern Iowa's Phil Wright, #31. Instant touchdown for the Panthers.

One point of note in this play is right after Northern Iowa's Zach Cutkomp knocked the ball out of Shelton's hands. Shelton appears to act like Northern Iowa had just committed a foul, he throws his hands up in front of the ref as if to say "did you see that man?" At that moment Shelton hadn't realized the mistake he made and that there was a live ball on the ground behind him.

That's gotta be tough to make such a stupid mistake and cost your teammates the whole game. It happens to all of us though at various points in our lives. You can bet he won't be making that mistake anymore.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Victory in Mcdonalds assault charge case

Well this is great news. You may remember this video from a while back where McDonalds employee Rayon McIntosh beat two female customers with a metal pole after they jumped over the counter to attack him.



At first glance you might say the McDonalds employee was definitely in the wrong here. It looks like he just snapped and went into a rage beating the two women. And the fact that McIntosh recently got out of jail after a 10 year prison term for manslaughter didn't help his case either. But we support McIntosh 100% here.

From the video you can clearly see the two women are the aggressors, and they even told him they were going to cut him "the fuck up". What were they planning on doing when they went behind the counter? That action right there crossed a clear line and put Mr. McIntosh in a difficult position.

It's bad enough working fast food when you have to deal with asshole customers but when they start jumping over the counter to kick your ass that takes it to a whole different level. But McIntosh rose to the occasion and put both of these loud mouthed bitches in their place. Did he swing a couple extra times after it was clear they were no longer a threat? Probably. Do we really give a shit? No. When you're faced with multiple aggressors that are coming at you, you're adrenaline is going to be pumping and you're not going to be thinking straight. Your body goes into fight or flight mode, and with McIntosh being cornered behind the counter his only option was to fight.

By the way, this whole thing started when Rayon McIntosh checked their $50 to make sure it was legit after Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edward went to pay for their food. That's common practice with bills $20 and above, who would have a hissy fit over that? And it turns out that there's good reason to be suspicious of these women. Just a year earlier Denise Darbeau was caught stealing from retailer H&M by taking money from the cash register. Rachel Edwards also has quite a record, including misdemeanor harassment and aggravated harassment charges.

The good news: A grand jury has just made a decision not to indict Rayon McIntosh. From CNN.com:
A fast-food worker whose run-in with two unruly customers was captured on cell phone video last month will not be indicted on assault charges, prosecutors said Saturday.

A grand jury voted against indicting Rayon McIntosh, who was seen allegedly swinging a metal object against two patrons at a McDonald's restaurant in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.

Score one for the good guys.

McIntosh now says he's thinking about suing his former employer for not ensuring it was a safe environment. Evidently that particular McDonalds has had a long history of criminal activity by customers including fights and customers caring guns.

McDonalds franchise owner Carmen Paulino did have a positive comment on the outcome:
“First let me say that I, along with my employees, are happy for Rayon and that he was released and cleared of all charges."
If only management had been so supportive of McIntosh before. Back when this first happened they terminated his employment with the company.

Let's hope this is the start of a new beginning in Rayon McIntosh's life.

As for Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edward? DIAF you worthless pieces of shit.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Wife of powerlifting champion Rickey Dale Crain arrested and facing child pornography charges



This is a very strange story. 48 year old Kimberly Crain, wife of powerlifting champion Rickey Dale Crain (currently the owner of Crain's Muscle World) and third grade teacher at McLoud Elementary in McLoud Oklahoma has been arrested and is facing possible child pornography charges. The investigation began when one of her third grade students reported that the teacher had her and 5 other female students dress in Christmas-themed lingerie during what was supposedly a Christmas tree decorating party at Crain's home. Pictures and video were taken of the girls in their underwear while they performed a "cheer dance" at Crain's request. Police have seized the images and say they are "sexual in nature".

If that isn't weird enough, authorities say while in the classroom the teacher would often have the kids speak to a man on Skype who was referred to as "Uncle G". She was also known to take pictures of the kids from time to time posing on their desks. Police are trying to find out who this "Uncle G" character is and if he was the recipient of any pictures or videos.

From krmg.com:

Shawnee police arrested Kimberly Crain yesterday after photos were retrieved from her cell phone.

"The things that these children were made to do can be explained in no other way than it was a sexual interest by Miss Crain."

Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon also told the News On 6 that she is behind bars because investigators consider her to be a major flight risk.

It has also been reported that a $1 million bond was set for Mrs. Crain.

Is Kimberly Crain a lone pedophile? Or was there someone else, "Uncle G" perhaps, guiding her actions.

Update: A civil suit has been filed in Pottawatomie County, OK naming both both Kimberly and Rickey Dale Crain. It's unclear what the details of that complaint are at this time as the suit has been sealed by a judge. Are Rickey Dale Crain and Uncle G one in the same?

Bonus: We found an article written by Rickey Dale Crain back in August entitled "America is a leaderless nation":
"We have a leaderless nation. President Obama, worse than Jimmy Carter, is now on par with perhaps our worst president, James Buchannan, a Democrat coincidentally, whose niece actually ran the country. The disastrous and nationally humiliating downgrade of our country’s credit rating, first in USA history, was not an inevitable consequence of uncontrollable misfortune."


Update 2: We now know who "Uncle G" is, and Kimberly Crain now faces 23 felony counts.

Boyfriend & girlfriend ghetto brawl in the street

Calling it a brawl may be a bit of a stretch, as most of the time was spent with girlfriend Tiffany sitting on her man, refusing to let him up.



It's hard to say exactly what sparked this confrontation but it appears that the boyfriend is the type of guy that likes to hit women and Tiffany finally got fed up with it and turned the tables on him. While we began watching this it wasn't quite clear at first who to root for, is this guy really a woman beater or is Tiffany just a big bitch? We were actually starting to side with the guy, empathizing with his frustration of not being able to get up (actually we were torn between that and wanting to see the cops show up so he could get busted for drugs). He then began begging and pleading, promising not to hit her.

That empathizing came to an abrupt stop at the end when Tiffany let him up, and he preceded to start punching her in the face. What an asshole.

Hitting women in the first place is never cool, but this guy has shit for brains trying to hit on Tiffany who is twice his size and can easily pin him to the ground.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Man attacked by neighbor's cat

We're big cat lovers here at People Liking People but this is one here is a little bitch. Check out the move at 10 seconds in, that kitty's going for blood!

Video of Iranian anti-ship missiles destroying their target in the Pacific Gulf

Cool video from Iran:



Yeah, they probably have 3 missiles total like that, use them wisely guys. But seriously I don't see why we're all focused on Iran, what the hell could they do to us? They're all bark, no bite. I say ignore them just like what we do with North Korea.

Major fail for Ann Coulter



This is just embarrassing. Ann Coulter was on Real Time With Bill Maher back in July for a debate on politics and foreign policy. She had a question for Bill Maher: "What do you think about Libya and Egypt...as long as I have you here."

Bill Maher: What about them?

Coulter: Are you in favor of us intervening in these two countries that didn't hit us on 9-11 solely for purposes of regime change?

Maher: First of all I didn't think we were intervening in Egypt, are we?

Coulter: We did.

Maher: What did we do? What did we do in Egypt?

Newsflash: We did not intervene in Egypt, we did nothing militarily, which at the time was commonly talked about being that we supported Mubarak for years and now we were doing nothing at all while the chaos erupted.

It was almost the perfect fail/owned moment. Unfortunately the other guests started to chime in and talk about how we didn't intervene in Egypt. Even though they were correcting Ann Coulter it somehow took a bit of the sting away. It would have been much more satisfying to hear a full minute of dead silence after Bill Maher asked "What did we do in Egypt?".....

Her main point presumably was going to be something along the lines of this: liberals were so anti-war during the Bush administration, but now here we have Obama getting us involved in all these wars and the anti-war liberals are silent. There actually is a decent point to be made there, but you Republicans need to know your shit before you start spouting off. I don't know what's happened in the past decade or so but it's become fashionable with conservatives to not really know what's going on, Sarah Palin being the prime example of this. Playing dumb is not cute, actually being dumb is definitely not cute - it's just downright embarrassing and sad, and it takes all credibility from what ever argument you were trying to make - even if somewhere in there was a valid point.

Read up on what's going on, even if it bores the hell out of you. You have got to do your homework if you're trying to win the hearts and minds of the people. But I suppose this is pretty much what we ought to expect from Ann Coulter, it's been her shtick for years - making inflammatory comments that make headlines, and somehow the facts are lost in it all and become secondary. Fortunately this time she was called right out on it.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Occupy Dayton harass shoppers in Target during black friday



Wow this is just pathetic. We here at People Liking People can agree with the Occupiers on quite a few things but what the hell are you hoping to accomplish by screaming at customers in a Target store? Telling them that they should be ashamed of themselves for shopping at Target, really? Exactly where do you guys suggest we should shop instead? And you do realize that the people who shop at Target are the 99% that you claim to be representing, right?

This ranks right up there with PETA's unfocused antics. There are real serious cases of animal abuse going on in the world, but often their focus is on something ridiculous like Lobsters in restaurants and instead of bringing attention to a real cause they are attention-whoring themselves. Same with these folks. I suppose they are well-intentioned but instead of directing their efforts towards bringing about positive change, they're simply alienating the exact people who might otherwise support their cause.

The # of people in that Target store who were persuaded by the Occupiers that night: zero.

The # of people in that Target store who didn't really have an opinion on the movement before but are now squarely against it: probably most of them.

There's a right way to deliver a message and then there's this. You seem to take pride in the fact that you're a mostly leaderless organization but this is one case where it would have helped to have an adult in the room.

By the way, what's with the "microphone check" bullshit? Is this supposed to be some type of homage to Dr. Dre's Deeez nuts?

Occupy Wall Street protesters turn their attention to Obama



Well it was only a matter of time. For the past couple months now the Occupy protesters have focused their efforts on big corporations who are raking in big profits and banks who received bailouts while the rest of us were left holding the bag. That was a decent starting point I suppose but at the end of the day, these companies can get only get so powerful without the help of the government. Companies are basically money making machines that operate on one principle only: to maximize profits for the shareholders.

From banks to retailers to car manufacturers, at the end of the day they all have the same goal. And how they conduct their business to achieve those goals is influenced a great deal by the legal and political environment. If rules are enforced and there is an even playing field with no company being favored by the government, companies live and die based on the quality of their products and their benefit to the consumers. If however we create an environment where the government is empowered to pick winners and losers, then companies are going to lobby the politicians to become the winners and ultimately end up with an unfair advantage.

The government essentially sets the stage for how business is conducted. If a company is behaving in a way that breaks the law or has a negative effect on society, that company should be called out and forced to face consequences. But if the government is not only allowing that to happen but is actually instrumental in it occurring, we need to take a look at them as well.

From nytimes.com:
More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a Midtown hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for President Obama.
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Demonstrators held signs that leveled some of the Occupy protest’s most pointed criticism to date of the president. “Obama is a corporate puppet,” one said.
It will be interesting to see if this is a one time thing simply because Obama is in the area raising money "for the richest of the rich", or if this will spark the beginning of a new chapter in the Occupy movement.

Kid on bike crashes, Mom gets pissed



The title of the video says it's grandma but it looks more like mom to us. The kids are out having fun in the street with a bike ramp when one of them crashes after going up the ramp. "That's it! That's it!" mom yells, taking away one of the ramps and ruining all the fun. How are they ever going to get good, Mom, if you never let them practice? At least all the kids are wearing helmets, which is pretty rare as most kids think it takes away cool points. Where they went wrong was doing it right in front of their home. Next time go to a friend's house whose parents don't give a shit.

Kid attempts to leap onto post and fails...but he doesn't hit his balls


He's so proud of himself!

Is this what the Occupy Wall Street folks do when they're not out protesting? But seriously, that was quite an impressive jump even though he didn't quite make it. Maybe he should wear a cup next time just in case.

Rap battle gone wrong - full version

This video has been kicking around on the internet in various forms for a few years now and even made it to truTV. But in most cases it's been butchered to hell, only showing you half of what went down or mixing in lame commentary.



This right here is what the internet was made for folks, it doesn't get any better than this. What was supposed to go down as just your typical neighborhood rap battle ended up with one guy laying on the ground knocked out. The guy who ended up getting knocked out seemed like the odd man out here, everyone else seemed to know each other. Halfway through he started acting strange - taking his shirt off and giving away his watch and hat. The camera guy, realizing that the guy wasn't "playing with a full deck", tried to be merciful and demanded that his watch be given back to him. It would have been over at this point but the other battler wanted to show him "how we do it in the Carter". Evidently down in the Carter, getting sucker punched and your ass handed to you is a neighborhood pastime.

Is it just us or is it a little odd that all these people who look to be in their 30s are hanging out in the neighborhood scrapping like little kids? Aren't they a little too old for this crap? I won't complain though because it gave us one of them most hilarious videos in internet history.

Bonus, another rap battle gone wrong:



I gotta say, that was kind of a dick move though by the guy on the left at the end. He was the one that was getting up into the other guy's face, not the other way around. But perhaps he ran out of things to say and this was an easy way to wrap things up and make it look like he won. What's next, Slim Jesus and Darnix-E? Put it this way, if we can get rappers battling each other like this on video, it'll be entertaining for the whole family, whether or not you like rap. Just try to keep your pants up because little Jessica might be watching.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Norway mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik likely to avoid jail time


From cnn.com:
The man accused of killing 77 people in a terrorist rampage that shook Norway last summer is insane and cannot be sentenced to prison or preventive detention, but can be confined to a mental hospital for the rest of his life, police said Tuesday.
After 36 hours of police and psychiatrists interviewing Anders Breivik, they've reached the conclusion that Breivik was psychotic during the killings, opening the window to the likely possibility of him avoiding jail time altogether and spending the rest of his life in a mental hospital.

If this turns out to be the case it'll be one of the greatest injustices we've ever seen. We've taken the time to read through Brievik's 1,500 page manifesto and it's clear that the man was extremely calculated and thorough in all of his actions. It was probably the most "sane" and well put together manifestos we've ever seen, making it all the more scary. Usually when someone goes out in a blaze and they vent their grievances in a manifesto, it's full of mindless ramblings that only make sense to someone with an IQ lower than 30. But Behring knew exactly what he was doing and knew it was wrong - he had no illusions about it.

But does it really matter either way? When someone kills 77 people in a calculated mass execution, does it really matter what a couple therapists think about his state of mind? How does that really change anything? I suppose a mental hospital could help treat a person of mental illness and get them back to a state closer to "normal". But with a guy like this, what's the point? Is there going to be a day where they say "after a couple years of treatment, Breivik now realizes what he did was wrong, he has corrected his thinking, and now he'll be a productive member of society"? If that happens, where's the justice? Well great, he now knows it's wrong to kill people. Yeah it's too bad about the 77 dead, but we're sure glad Breivik now knows right from wrong.

In cases like this, we need to look at what the goals of justice are. The #1 priority here should be to keep guys like this off the streets and away from society. Whether or not he is able to reach a point of mental clarity or deal with his inner demons, that's really his concern and should not be the burden of society. And sure if you want to treat his psychological issues, have at it, but aren't there plenty of more worthy people with mental illnesses that it would make sense to focus on instead? And I think we should also keep in mind the possibility of escape - do you really think a mental hospital is as secure as a prison? Either lock him up and throw away the key or put him out of his misery so everyone can move on with their lives without him.

Woman tries to burn off son's tattoo, gets arrested



Well, at least her heart was in the right place. Monica Cantu's 13 year old son had gotten a tattoo between his thumb and pointer finger. Understandably upset, she preceded to attempt to burn it off using a lighter. When that failed, she then turned to the stove where she cranked up the heat while forcing her son to put his hand on it.

From kxan.com:

A Round Rock mother was arrested Monday for allegedly trying to burn a tattoo off her 13-year-old son's left hand by placing it on a stovetop burner.
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Cantu is charged with injury to a child and held on $7,500 bond.
We're not quite sure if it's possible to actually burn a tattoo off but at the very least it'll probably make the kid think twice about getting another tattoo. And no doubt it was likely some stupid gang wanna-be tattoo that looked ridiculous. Kudos for mom trying to do the right thing, unfortunately she sort of fell into the "child abuse" category with this action in the eyes of the law.

Motorcyclist in Thailand pulls right out into traffic, gets ass handed to him



Chalk this one up as an insta-karma, didn't his mother teach him to look both ways before crossing the street? And this guy not only crosses but accelerates right into traffic. The car appears to drive off afterward, perhaps not wanting to have to confront a bunch of angry bikers? That was our initial thought but after a glance the other cyclists seem to continue on and not be too concerned about their fallen peer. It's possible that the car did pull over out of camera view.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Idiots staple their tongues to board in an attempt to fit in



Wow this is just sad. What looks to be either a fraternity or sports hazing event, two guys stick out their tongues as a third guy staples them to a board on the table. A fourth member bleeding from the arm is then tasked with removing the staples. You know, in these kids' minds they probably feel like they just made that transition from boy to man but in reality they just lost every ounce of dignity they had left. And while stunts like this are usually intended to prove one's toughness, they often come off feeling a little....gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But in many of these hazing incidents we can't help but notice the homoerotic undertones, like this story where am Alpha Delta Omega fraternity member at Hartwick College was spanked with a wooden paddle by his peers. I don't know about you all, but when we were in college spanking another guy with a wooden paddle or messing around with boys' tongues was the last thing on our mind.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Motive believed to be robbery in Craigslist killings

This whole story is really strange. So far 2 dead bodies have been found, and another man was shot but fortunately managed to escape. The 3 men all answered a posting on Craigslist, an opportunity to make some easy money living on a farm. There was no such farm, and the men were lead to property owned by a coal company that was often leased to hunters. As the men were told they would be moving to the farm to live, they brought all of their belongings with them. All a robbery scheme. But who could be so cold hearted as to kill random people just to take their stuff? And the perpetrators were preying on people who were down on their luck to begin with. How could anyone think it would be worth killing people just for a few boxes of their belongings and maybe a little cash? How long would that last someone, about a week? Then it's off to the next killing?

If evil does exist these people are it. And the story gets even stranger as we find out who the suspects are: 52 year old
"mentor" and church-goer Richard Beasley and 16 year old Brogan Rafferty, one of the kids Beasley was mentoring. ABC affiliate WEWS spoke to Richard Beasley's mother and she spoke highly of her son, adding that he would take Brogan fishing, play video games, and deliver food for the needy. Evidently they also spent time scheming up robbery murder plots.

Ontario dairy farmer fined $9,150 for selling raw milk

Evidently it's a big crime to sell raw milk, it's right up there will dealing crack and heroin. Meet Michael Schmidt: he's a dairy farmer and "raw milk crusader" from southern Ontario who was just hit with a $9,150 fine for distributing raw, unpasteurized milk.



From cnews.canoe.ca:

Schmidt was acquitted in January 2010 of 19 charges under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, which makes it illegal to sell or distribute raw, unpasteurized milk in Canada.
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The judge rejected Schmidt's argument that he is legally allowed to distribute raw milk to members of his so-called cow-share program, in which people "own" shares of his dairy herd.
So what's the big deal, really? Is raw milk really that dangerous? Are these raw milk people crazy?

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) raw milk can contain various bacteria, parasites, and viruses which can make you sick or even kill you. Milk can become contaminated in a variety of ways, everything from cows that have diseases to cow feces coming into contact with the milk. The CDC states that the only way to essentially sterilize the milk and minimize these risks is through pasteurization, and without that, you're opening yourself up to enormous health risks.

So how about the other side of the debate? We took a look at some pro-raw-milk sources to see what all the excitement was about, and why people like Mr. Schmidt are willing to break the law for such a cause.

Raw milk proponents argue that raw milk is chock full of nutritional ingredients and offers many health benefits for those who drink it. We read that in the not so distant past, raw milk from cows was actually used as a medicine to treat and in some cases cure chronic diseases. It contains enough nutrition, the proponents argue, that one could survive purely off the milk, as it contains all of the essential proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, enzymes that one would need, and even some good bacteria to help with the digestive system. Question: does pasteurized milk not contain any of these benefits?

This particular story here with the farmer getting fined comes from Ontario, but The U.S. also has its laws regarding the sale of raw milk. However, judging from the raw milk legal status map below from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, it appears that many areas in the states are quite liberal about its distribution:



So who's to believe, the proponents or the CDC? The answer probably lies somewhere in the middle. Sure, raw milk without anything done to it may have a little more nutrients in it and some additional health benefits, but that's assuming that you're not also getting any bad bacteria or viruses along with it. I personally doubt the benefits of raw milk outweigh the possible risks associated with it, but as long as the buyer is aware that he is purchasing raw milk and that's the decision he chooses to make, I don't see why we should stop him. We let people buy cigarettes all day long knowing full well it leads to cancer. And there's definitely no health benefits to smoking. So what's the big deal if a small group of people (the CDC says it makes up roughly 1% of total milk consumption) think there's health benefits to raw milk and prefer it over the pasteurized? People should have the freedom to make their own purchasing and living decisions, even if they are judged to be bad decisions by the rest of us.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Two Corvette owners compete to see who has the smallest pecker

It's the age old contest where grown children attempt to demonstrate their manliness by showing everyone they can put their foot down on a gas pedal. No you guys don't understand, it takes some real ankle strength to do that!



The result is pretty obvious but still hilarious. It's just too bad the camera guy didn't keep rolling, he really missed the best part where the guys got out of their cars and compared penis sizes. I guess we'll never know who really won, but our hunch is the one on the right who seemed to be overcompensating just a hair more.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Tattoo artist tattoos giant turd on the back of his ex-gf

She wanted ink...but ended up with a big stink. This is your feel-good story of the day: Tattoo artist Ryan L. Fitzjerald from Dayton, Ohio found out his girlfriend at the time Rossie Brovent had been cheating on him with a long time buddy of his so he decided to get even. She laid down expecting to get a tattoo of a scene from Narnia on her back but instead received a giant turd with flies buzzing around.



Rossie is now suing Mr. Fitzjerald in a $100,000 lawsuit, but he says he had her sign a consent form giving him the green light to tattoo whatever he wanted. It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.

Black Friday shoppers go crazy over $2 waffle maker

Who knew waffle makers were in such high demand? I suppose at $2 even to someone that hates waffles that's a good deal - they could always resell it on Craigslist. Check out the footage below - shoppers act like animals trying to get dibs on their waffle maker in a Walmart in Little Rock, Arkansas.



The woman in blue in the middle there appears to be utilizing the smelly butt crack tactic, always the showstopper.

Math Professor gives really cool presentation for Thanksgiving

This teacher is awesome! For thanksgiving, a math professor at Biola University in Southern California gave a really cool presentation on the meaning of thanksgiving and what we should think about on this day. The thanksgiving lesson was just a small percentage of it though, he did some cool video interaction tricks, see below:



Cool, huh? And for all the tightwads out there who are concerned that this guy is having too much fun and not really teaching, Professor Matthew Weathers assures us that this was at the end of a long lecture and he indeed does spend most of his time going over math! He has a bunch of other cool videos on his youtube channel, check them out.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Republican Presidential Campaigns: Why is Jon Huntsman not getting more attention?

We here at People Liking People have been keeping an eye on the Republican primary presidential campaigns. It seems like every week there's a new front runner, and it almost feels like a game of musical chairs. Early on the focus was on Donald Trump, then it turned out the whole thing was a publicity stunt (shame on you all who actually fell for it). Mitt Romney has long been seen as being the most presidential and the one having the best chance at beating Obama. But to this day it seems a big share of the conservative base is having trouble rallying behind him. His level of support has been the most consistent of all the candidates though, for better or worse. Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain have both had their moments where it looked like they were the new front runner, and now Newt Gingrich is in that spotlight. And of course there is Ron Paul, who has a very strong support base but will have a hard time crossing into mainstream status. Oh and Rick Santorum...yawn. Look for him to be out of the race soon, along with Bachmann.

There is one candidate whose experience is very solid and he has carried himself quite well in the debates, but for some reason or another has not gained the attention and support of the media or the conservative base, which is becoming puzzling for us because he seems like one of the more solid candidates. That candidate is Jon Huntsman. He gets much less speaking time during the debates than most of the other candidates and you rarely hear his named tossed around seriously as having a real chance. But why is this? Let's look at Jon Huntsman's experience:

- Executive of the Huntsman Corporation (a chemical company)
- United States Trade Representative
- Ambassador to China
- Governor of Utah



Huntsman is arguably the most moderate of all the candidates, which is probably why there's not much excitement behind him within the conservative base. He's somewhat like Romney, except with Huntsman we get the feeling he stands by his positions, whereas with Romney he has a history of flipflopping on almost every issue (abortion and universal healthcare, for example).

We're making a prediction here: Newt Gingrich will be in the lead for the next few weeks and it'll seem like he'll end up being the guy. But that will also come with increased scrutiny and people will begin to reconsider if he's really the one they want as the Republican nominee. When the excitement over Gingrich begins to fade and people look back over the list of candidates to make sure there wasn't anyone better that was overlooked, they'll discover Huntsman - and it'll be just in time for the primary elections.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A&M University fires band director after hazing incident


A&M University in Florida announced today that they will be firing band director Dr. Julian White after drum major Robert Champion died during a hazing incident on Saturday.

From 11alive.com:

Champion, 26, a graduate of Southwest DeKalb High School, died following the Florida Classic football game in Orlando last Saturday.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said he suspects hazing is involved in Champion's death. In Florida, hazing is a third degree felony. Sheriff Demings said charges could be forthcoming.

This is a very sad story all around, but we can't help but wonder: how does a 26 year old man die in a college hazing incident? I mean isn't he a little old to be one of the guys getting hazed? At the very least shouldn't he be one of the guys doing the hazing?

Woman throws flour all over her furniture and blames it on her kids to make viral video

Wow, the length that some people will go to these days to "go viral" is getting more ridiculous by the day. So we have a woman who has thrown flour all over her living room, getting it on the couches, lampshades and picture frames. She then pretends to stumble upon her kids playing with an empty bag of flour and puts on her best acting job at being shocked and dismayed. Watch the video below:




Is what we've become people? All attention whores looking to be the next winner of the viral lottery? The woman, who goes by "mtmuzic" uploaded the video to youtube with the description:

Mommy was not feeling well and had to stay in the bathroom longer than usual during which my two boys, ages 1 and 3 took my new bag of flour out of the cupboard and destroyed my house. This is from ONE 5lb bag. Don't believe me? Hand a full bag to a 3 year old and see what happens.
Yeah sure lady, that must have been some major diarrhea shit you had going on there. So far the video has 2.3 million views so I suppose the woman can chalk this one up as a success, but isn't a bit weird for a mother to be using her kids like this?

She has since disabled the comments on the video (big surprise) but we were able to catch one left by "brunozi" who hit the nail right on the head:

"You should go see a psychiatrist, lady. You poured flour all over your own house just to make a YouTube video? Seriously, go see a doctor. I feel sorry for your kids having such a distraught mom."
Update: A friend of People Liking People has informed us that the woman is Mary Thompson, an amateur musician from Steubenville, Ohio. Her e-mail addresses are mtmuzic@yahoo.com and happilynapoli@yahoo.com, phone #s are 330-618-6211, 330-655-5438, and 586-246-7341.

Update 2: Thompson is her maiden name, she's now married to WADL Detroit TV employee Vince Napoli (phone # 440-835-0991) and assumes the name Mary Napoli. They now live in St. Claire Shores, Michigan. The family appeared on the Today show with Matt Lauer where she answered to accusations that it was a hoax just to get her 15 minutes of fame. This is looking to be very similar to the balloon boy hoax. Fortunately in this situation it hasn't wasted police resources, the only thing lost here is the Napoli's dignity.

Update 3: Vince Napoli threatens to fire us from the internet for posting his phone numbers, most of which were already public on his own websites. See the comments below and read more here.

Vodka maker pulls billboard ad after crybabies complain

Can't anyone take a joke anymore?

We've been following this "story" for the past couple days, it initially showed up on Gawker when a "concerned" reader contacted the site to inform them of the billboard shown below:



The "tipster" alerted Gawker of this billboard for Wodka Vodka located on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, which pokes fun at stereotypes using a Santa dog and a "Jewish" dog with the tag line "Christmas Quality, Hanukkah Pricing". The complainer also mentioned that she would be contacting various media outlets as well:

"Perhaps you are also aware of the anti-Semitic stereotype that Jewish people control the media. Following the lead of your billboard, I have put stock in this stereotype and have taken the liberty of cc'ing several media outlets and news writers on this email."
Well isn't that just special, you go girl.

We figured that would be the end of it, seeing as there's much more important things to be outraged about than a silly billboard ad. But this persistent crybaby's efforts have paid off, as the company today caved to pressure and has taken the billboard down. From Yahoo news:

A billboard for Wodka vodka in NYC has been taken down and destroyed after complaints that the advertisement's message is anti-Semitic.
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Ron Meier, regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, called it "crude and offensive. To use the Jewish holiday in dealing with issues of money is clearly insensitive and inappropriate."
Well that's a shame. You can't make a joke these days without everyone getting their panties in a bunch. And what was the point of contacting the media about this billboard anyway, it's not like it was some big secret the folks at Wodka were trying to hide, they put it on a giant billboard facing a major street for chrissakes. And one of the most ironic things about the whole thing is that Brian Gordon, head of the marketing firm (MMG) behind the billboard, is himself Jewish.

Score one for the whiny crybaby douchebags. If there's any silver lining to this story it's that it did give Wodka a ton of publicity, and we're guessing that the people who thought the ad was no big deal far outweigh the folks who need to untwist their panties. We're not big drinkers here at People Liking People, but if we ever do need to pickup some Vodka we'll be sure to try out Wodka's selection.

One thing did slightly bother us about this ad though, I believe they have used the stereotype the wrong way. When it says Hanukkah pricing to mean "Jew pricing", if we are to follow the stereotype that would mean that the prices would be high, a ripoff - not low, like they probably meant to illustrate. But I suppose that's a minor point and it's just a joke not meant to be dissected. Either way, the billboard ad is now down and the crybaby brigade can now focus their efforts on the next big atrocity.

Update: We've found a complimentary writeup in Forbes magazine from June 2011 about Wodka's quirky marketing & the success they've seen from it. You thought the Christmas billboard ad was in bad taste? Check out this one:


Escort Quality: Hooker Pricing.

Obviously the company isn't afraid to take chances and be a little bit controversial, it's a shame they caved in to pressure so quickly. If you're going to be bold, you gotta stick to your guns and say fuck 'em if they can't take a joke.

One-person rollercoaster: Badass

Check out this first person footage of a ride on this "single-pipe alpine coaster" in Mieders, Austria:




Damn that is wicked, imagine if this was your backyard and you could go on it any time! Here's another view of the ride:



The guy who took these shots says it was around $10 per ride, that's well worth it if it's as fun as it looks - hell I'd pay $50+ as long as there was a guarantee I didn't get stuck behind someone slow. We need these things in the states!

Update: It turns out these things do exist here in the U.S., check out this clip of one in Park City, Utah. Like the one in Austria it appears to follow a ski lift route. This one looks a little safer.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mob of 50+ people shoftlift from 7-Eleven, caught on tape



From nbcwashington.com:

About 50 people simultaneously shoplifted from a Silver Spring, Md., 7-Eleven Saturday night.
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Police stopped a group of six people ages 16-18 near Tech Road and Broadbirch Drive. Each had items from the 7-Eleven but no receipts, police said.
Well at least they got some of them, too bad it was only six. But even for six they caught, do you really think they'll get any kind of serious punishment? Every single one of these people should be locked up in jail for a very long time. Petty theft like this is considered a minor crime and the most punishment thieves can usually expect to get is a slap on the wrist. But anyone who steals crosses a very clear line, both legally and morally. It's not like someone who goes a little over the speed limit, and it's not a simple lapse in judgment. These people have made a conscious decision to disrespect others by taking things that clearly do not belong to them - they're taking money from other peoples pockets. Stealing a candy bar and a soda may not do much harm in the big scheme of things but it's very indicative of the mindset of the person who crosses that moral and legal line. Folks like this need to be eliminated from society for a long time.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cover Band Fail

This video is just great. We have what looks to be a cover band playing in a small club. They're about to start playing Bon Jovi's "You give love a bad name" song from '86 when all the sudden the guitarist slams his guitar down and storms off stage. The most amusing part of it is the complete dead silence in the club after the guitarist throws his guitar down. If anyone has any information on this video like what band this is, what city, and the back story behind this outburst please let us know!



We couldn't help but notice that the woman at the end there yelling "you fucking asshole!" sounds eerily similar to the "cheap shot motherfucker" woman in the Danzig gets owned video. Same lady?

Update: The band in this footage is Winters Mistress, this show was on Oct. 27 where they were opening up for Stephen Pearcy (Ratt) at the Reverb Club in Reading, PA.

The drama continues on their facebook page:



We're going to side with guitarist Jim Reddig on this one, at least he's entertaining.