Category Archives: Straight No Chaser

Uber Engineer Commits Suicide, Widow Says ‘Workplace Culture’ to Blame

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*Joseph Thomas had actually turned down an offer at Apple to come to work for Uber six months ago. Formerly at LinkedIn, his reason wasn’t so much the $170K salary he’d receive, but he thought he would be able to grow at a faster pace, and benefit from the company’s stock options once they went public.

I doubt seriously suicide from the stress of Uber’s workplace culture was even on his radar. Yet that is exactly what happened when one afternoon, his wife Zecole, came home to find her husband sitting in his car in the garage, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. She decided to get in on the passenger side to talk, and that’s when she saw the blood. Continue reading

Ever Wonder Exactly ‘Why’ You Didn’t Get That Job?

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*Nailed it! This was your response when your friends asked how you did on the interview for the job you’d been so excited about. You had talked about it all week, and finally, the day came. You looked good, too! Hair done — nails conservatively short and painted neutral — not your usual outlandish purple with black dots. You even managed to wear a knee-length skirt, a real shocker to your friends who never even saw your legs before!

But then you get a call from the agency that referred you to the job, and you hear those dreaded words: “They decided to go with someone else.”

No, not again, you scream!

After you calm yourself down, you may do the same thing this woman does. Continue reading

Dozens of Juveniles ‘Take Over’ Oakland BART Train, Rob Riders

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*Just as the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system works to install more security cameras on its trains, a group of juveniles decided to make it an opportunity to unite and rob unsuspecting riders. The incident occurred last Saturday.

According to Yahoo News, spokeswoman Alicia Trost told Business Insider at least seven robberies took place when suspects, who police believe were several dozen juveniles, dashed on and off the train at the Oakland Coliseum station. Some suspects allegedly held the doors while some train cars were being robbed, police said. Continue reading

This Is Nuts…Literally! Woman Uses Boyfriend’s Balls As Makeup Applicator (Watch)

Johnna Hines and Damon Richards probably delighting over all of the attention their video has gotten!
Johnna Hines and Damon Richards probably delighting over all of the attention their video has gotten!

*Oh the things some people do. SMH. Please don’t tell my mama I’m sharing something this crass with you, and please don’t judge the messenger! In fact, my mouth is still agape (Oops! Please don’t read more into that little admission than was meant!) But my goodness, what on earth could have made this woman even THINK to do this? 

Stay with me as I explore the possibilities…

Hmm…this darn makeup brush is no longer working. Whatever shall I use?

Or…

Honey, can you c’mere for a sec? I wanna try something?

Obviously option #2 won out. Continue reading

Murder-Suicide At Dallas Office Tower Leaves Police Scratching Their Heads

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*This story is still unfolding, but its very troubling even with the little we know. So far police suspect that the bodies of a male and female found inside of a meeting room at a Dallas office building was that of a subordinate and his boss. Police are alleging that the man was the employee, and that he shot and killed the woman, his supervisor, before turning the gun on himself.

Police had been alerted to an active shooter situation at approximately 10:45 a.m. Monday morning in a building near I-635 and U.S. 75, according to what Dallas police assistant chief, Randy Blankenbaker, told attendees at a news conference Monday afternoon. Continue reading

This Four-Year-Old Boy Is The Seventh Child To ‘Overdose’ In This Wisconsin County

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Tyranne Beckless

*By now we are so used to hearing about adults overdosing on Oxycontin or heroin. But I don’t think I will ever be able to wrap my brain around this happening to a child. Yet is has, and apparently seven times…

…to a child under the age of five. WTF?

According to Inside Edition 4-year old Tyranne Beckless was found unresponsive in his Milwaukee home last Saturday; and although two people, the kid’s parents, have yet to be identified, they have been arrested but not charged with anything. Continue reading

Six Reasons To Spend More Time Naked…As If I Needed Six

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*The Huffington Post recently ran a story outlining the six reasons to spend more time naked.  “No matter your age, marital status, or gender,” they wrote, “it’s still a good idea to spend more time naked.”

Amen to that, I said, and plowed into that article.

However, although they wrote that gender wasn’t an issue, it became clear really quickly that the article was very heavily focused on women, and I felt very strongly that we can’t leave the guys out of this!  So, in the spirit of community service, I’ll give you their reasons for being naked more, and give you the male “take” — or at least the straight / bi male take — on each reason. Continue reading

Ah…The Kindness of Strangers! Just Look At What This Patron Did for Deaf Waitress

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*Waitress Kerie Marie Carlson probably thought it was just going to be another day as she led this customer to his table. But she was in for quite a surprise.

As they walked to the table, the man being led realized Carlson was having trouble hearing him. When this was brought to the waitresses attention, she explained that one of her hearing aids was broken.

Sounds like the kind stranger, who wishes to remain anonymous, didn’t skip a beat before demanding that Carlson take the $500 in his hand to get her hearing aide repaired; even though she had attempted to decline.

I’m not even sure if he had sat down yet! 

“I cried for a minute in his arms!” the overwhelmed waitress told ABC News.  Continue reading