Category Archives: Are You Serious?

Watch: Man Sits to Eat Pancake Breakfast in Middle of Busy Florida Intersection, Charged!

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*Well I will be the first to admit, its kind of a relief to hear that a Black man is in the news because of a silly prank, instead of because he was shot and killed. I do, at the same time, hope the prank played by Kiaron Thomas was worth it.

Cops were alerted on Monday when Thomas was seen sitting in the middle of the intersection. According to the caller, whose voice is heard on the video below, he had a small wooden TV table in front of him as he chomped on “what appeared to be pancakes.”

Of course no one knew the name of the culprit at first. Continue reading

Three African American Students Get $450K from WA State School District in Racial Discrimination Settlement

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students doing class work.

*In a true case of hit ’em where it hurts, three African American students and their families have been awarded $450,000 in a racial discrimination settlement by the University Place School District. The students,  Jamal Welch, Elijah West and Tyrell Wells, filed the suit in 2015, and say they were the constant targets of name-calling and slander by both students and teachers. When their parents complained to school authorities, they were brushed off.

According to Your Black World, the students were enrolled in Curtis High School when the incidents occurred. Now that they are all over the age of 18, they have left the school district.

Wells admits that as a result of the treatment, he struggles with anxiety and stress. Continue reading

Teacher Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Student ‘Absolutely Beams’ in Mugshot

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Sarah Fowlkes

*Forgive me but, according to the picture above, it must’ve been good.

Could this response to such an accusation be a good example of white privilege? Perhaps it would be more suitable of someone who lives in an ‘alternate universe.’ Either way, there is something very mentally unbalanced about this anatomy “teacher.” Even as she stood in the coldness of a local police station, where she had surely been told that she was being accused of having sexual relations with an under-aged student, she wanted to look good for the camera.

She may have asked the somewhat hardened female guard if she could have her purse back, in order to retrieve a hair brush. But the answer was a sharp no. Then she may have said with a sigh, “Well, can I at least freshen up my eyeliner?” Same response. So what else could snow white do?

Smile and say ‘cheese.’ Continue reading

Man Burns Down Parents’ House, Kills Three Pets Trying To Exterminate Ants

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*I’m going to call this one:  Mother Nature 1, Dumb Ass Man 0.

A fire marshal in Maine says a man burned down his parent’s house and killed three pets while trying to exterminate ants in the basement. 

Devon Doucette’s weapon of choice during his entomological battle?  Wooden matches.

That fits.  You’d have had to be wooded-headed to cook THAT plan up.  

One of Doucette’s matches ignited something combustible that was being stored in the basement, investigators say.  The fire spread…like wildfire to the rest of the home.

The fire killed two cats and one dog, according to authorities, who also say that criminal charges are not likely.

By all reports, the ants remain unscathed. Continue reading

Man Electrocutes Himself with iPhone in the Bathtub…and Apple’s At Fault?

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*I understand that we’re a litigious society that increasing finds fault with everyone but ourselves, but COME ON!

Apple’s just announced that a new fire engine red iPhone is headed to market, but who knew that these babies are literally on fire!!!

A 32-year-old man hopped into the bathtub with his iPhone in his hand, while it was plugged into the wall via an extension cord.

Need I go on?

Dude fried himself.  

His wife found his body.  His burns were so severe she thought he’d been attacked.   Continue reading

TN Nail Salon Accused of Charging ‘Overweight People’ More for Pedicures

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*Wow… Just wow. The internet is not too happy about a photo of a sign that was posted recently which read, “Sorry, but if you are overweight pedicures will be $45.”

Yes. Thinner people pay less for the same service.

The message, photographed by an unidentified woman, got thousands of shares after it was posted to Facebook. According to locals, the salon is Rose Nails in Tennessee.

The message went on in an attempt to justify why the cost was different for overweight people, saying it was…

“…due to service fees for pedicurists. Thank you!”  Continue reading

Kenny G Deserves His Props! The Legend’s On The Road, Still Practices Three Hours Every Day

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Kenny G still practices on his saxophone three hours every day!

*I’ve never quite understood why the legendary Kenny G didn’t get more props.

I’ve been a fan of his since 1986, after a single listen to “Don’t Make Me Wait For Love” from his breakthrough Duotones album. That collection also included “Songbird” which established him — with his sublime saxophone — as a force to be reckoned with on R & B, pop, and Adult Contemporary radio.

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The artist formerly known as Kenneth Gorelick went on to release hit after hit and several multiplatinum albums, eventually becoming the world’s best selling instrumentalist. A couple of his projects broke records that remain unchallenged: his 1992 Breathless set still stands as the best selling instrumental album of all time, having sold over 12 million copies. That album’s follow-up, 1994’s Miracles, has sold an unprecedented eight million copies to-date, dwarfing the sales of all other Christmas albums. The artist regularly collaborated with artists like Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, Peabo Bryson, Toni Braxton, and Babyface.  Continue reading

Former Celebrities Who Left Hollywood for ‘Regular’ Jobs

Freddie Prinze, Jr.
Freddie Prinze, Jr. I remember your daddy!

*You’ve heard the saying, “Everything that sparkles ain’t gold” right? Well, suffice it to say that doesn’t only apply to jewelry. In this case, it represents all of the people who have made it to the celebrity list…without the celebrity money. So what do they do?

Like the chorus of the old Silhouettes song sings: “Get A Job.”

Listen, the reality of the entertainment industry, in the event you didn’t know, is, everyone has a periodic lull. Nobody is working and getting paid in their craft all the time. Now let’s be real, if you’re making several million dollars an episode on a network TV gem or a blockbuster film, your pain is going to be different than the pain of someone making a fraction of that.

So it should be no big surprise that there are people whose name we may recognize that we may very well see standing behind the counter at the post office saying, “How can I help you.”

I’m not even going to front, I would have the hardest time keeping a straight face if I happened upon this. Continue reading