A United Flight from Newark to Denver had to be diverted to Chicago for a time-out yesterday after two passengers got into tussle over a reclining seat. It all started when a man used the Knee Defender—a lock that jams up the reclining capabilities of the forward seat—to prevent the lady in front of him from reclining while he was typing away on his laptop. After the man refused a flight attendant’s request to remove the banned device, the furious woman in front took the matter into her own hands and tossed her cup of water all over the business-minded traveler. Emotions kept increasing, and the plane was forced to make a pit stop to hand the big babies over to the TSA, who promptly dismissed the case as “a customer service issue.” The real kicker here though? The grown-up children had been previously sitting in the airline’s “economy plus” section.
Pot New for Those Who Partake
The Old Red Wizard: Willie Nelson’s Advice for Novice Pot Smokers
She’s crafty: Miley Cyrus and her 5-Foot-Tall Bong
Tao Lin writes about Terrence McKenna, who thought “the real way to do cannabis is like once a week, by yourself, in silent darkness, with the strongest stuff you can get”
“You don’t use history.”: The first legal weed purchased in Seattle heads to a museum
Red Rocks on a High Note: The Colorado Symphony collaborates with the state’s cannabis industry
Another week, another Stoner arrested
The Weed 180: Parenting in these legal times
Cheech & Chong will never go to China: The son of Jackie Chan—the country’s Anti-drugs ambassador—was arrested for possessing 100 grams of marijuana
Because everything on the internet is real: Freaking out over the Fake Facebook Drug Task Force
Worst Ad Ever: Advocacy group Vote No on Amendment 2 passed out propaganda targeting Pot cookies as the “new face of Date Rape”
Image: Pat Riot’s LAgo clone kit
The potential date for the end of humanity, when Asteroid 1950 DA could possibly collide with the earth. Given that this is
867 866 years away, and the chance of strike is only .3 %, you shouldn’t really worry much about it unless you’re a vampire. In which case, sorry dude. You better hope the scientists working on a solution can sprinkle some sparkly dust around the asteroid to let your biggest enemy, the sun, push the doom rock off its trajectory.
Sad news today as we’ve learned that skate legend and original Z-Boy, Jay Adams, passed away last night at the age of 53.
Whoa, heavy. He will be missed.
A Washington, D.C. news crew out on the streets reporting on a new app called SketchFactor, “a crowdsourced navigation app that shows the relative sketchiness of an area,” ironically had their van burglarized Friday night… in a sketchy neighborhood.
Four heroin addicted elephants used for smuggling drugs across the border between China and Myanmar are clean after undergoing a year-long rehab program involving megadoses of methadone. By feeding the elephants opium-laced bananas, gangsters were able to control the large pachyderms, forcing them to do anything they wished in order to get “the next fix.”
News From Outside the Comfort Zone
Change begins from within… The US sent nationalized youths from Venezuela, Costa Rica and Peru to Cuba to help “cultivate a new generation of political activists”
Spirited Away: Famed Japanese animation shop Studio Ghibli has announced that they will cease producing films
Bait & Kick: Some French-speaking men were videotaped luring a squirrel to the edge of the Grand Canyon with breadcrumbs before kicking it off the cliff.
Trapped then strapped: After being caught in a Chinese fisherman’s net, a 16 foot whale shark was dragged to shore then hoisted onto a tractor with hopes of being sold in a market. (pictured)
When keepin’ it real goes wrong: While filming a rap video, one of its stars was shot multiple times then pistol-whipped by his partner after getting into an argument over who was the better emcee.
One neighborhood in St. Louis is being plagued by plastic flamingos.
Unorthodox implements of crime used in recent assault cases
Full can of beer
Save the date, we’re 365 days away from being 6,000 miles from Pluto
Tommy Ramone, the last surviving member of the Ramones, passed away Friday,
After attending a Motörhead concert with his son, a 50-year-old headbanger went to the doctors with complaints of continued headaches that kept getting more intense. Due to nonstop shaking, the doctors diagnosed him with brain bleed and proceeded to drill a hole in his head to drain the blood from his brain. Following the procedure, the headaches went away and when the doctor was asked to comment on the case he simply stated: “I think if (our patient) had (gone) to a classical concert, this would not have happened” and concluded that the diagnoses “serves as evidence in support of Motörhead’s reputation as one of the most hardcore rock’n’roll acts on earth, if nothing else because of their contagious speed drive and the hazardous potential for headbanging fans to suffer brain injury.” Oh, that Lemmy.
Some French cats managed to lock an American woman in her bedroom. She live-tweeted the ordeal.
Pixel (above), the smallest cat in the world measuring five inches tall from shoulder to paw, would not have been able to do that (tweet or imprison).
On the other side of the world, Pablo Escobar’s hippos are having the time of their lives in the Colombian countryside
The same can’t be said for Emperor Penguins in Antarctica, where less ice, means less penguins.
There’s also one less guinea pig in the world, after a Kestrel flew through a window into a Czech Republic home tore apart the caged pet.
Sad news as we’ve learned that skate legend and original Z-Boys member Shogo Kubo passed away in Hawaii yesterday at the age of 54.