Shotgun Shower

ConfettiHow did you make your baby announcement? Did you do something creative? Morgan and Breanna Medlock who live outside of Huntsville, AL chose to announce the gender of their first baby with a bang. They didn’t do it with balloons or a special color cake that made the announcement when it was cut into…They loaded shotgun shells with confetti and shot them off.  They invited friends over for a party (a gender reveal party) and at one point invited everyone to go outside where the dad to be grabbed his gun and shot it dousing everyone in pink confetti to let them know it was going to be a girl. So we have baby showers, gender reveal parties…let’s draw the line there because the next rung down is conception parties and that’s just weird.

Barista Benefits

fivebucksStarbucks wants to pay for employees college. They say they will cover the costs of an online education for employees who work at least 20 hours. So, if you work more than 20 hours at Starbucks you’re about to have your hours cut!  
So now, not only will you have a job when you’re done and have your schooling paid for… but you may be able to spell the name right of 4 out of 5 customers!

 

Crustaceans in Her Corduroys!

Larry_The_Lobster_(Ripped_Pants)A 30-year-old Florida woman was arrested last week for allegedly putting seven lobster tails into her pants and walking out of a Publix in Volusia County without paying for them. She was caught on camera, with a store security officer tailing her as she walked past the cashiers. He stopped her as she walked out and the cops came to get her. She told cops she intended to trade the 80-plus-dollars’ worth of lobster tails for either Chinese food or prescription drugs. She’s lookin’ at jail time. Now, had she just led FSU to a National Championship it would have been 20 hours picking up garbage on the side of the road.

Panda Prognostication Prohibited

panda_eating_cAnimals are right about as often as the odds makers are. Having animals pick winners in sports isn’t anything new. Zoos across the country do it for the world series, Super Bowl….in 2010 Paul the Octopus was the official animal prognosticator for the World Cup. Pandas in China have been forbidden from predicting World Cup scores this year. The idea was to have them choose between two baskets of food, each would have the flags of countries playing one another on them. After careful consideration, it was determined the activity involved too much human interaction. This was too much, but the constant poking and prodding to get them to mate isn’t?  Maybe this is what they wait for…”Honey, not until after I see if I picked the Belgium-Algeria game right.

KFC Corporate Orders a Side of Apology

KFC Corp. says it’s investigating allegations that a restaurant employee in Jackson, Mississippi, asked a 3-year-old to leave because her facial injuries disturbed other patrons. The company is also giving $30,000 toward Victoria Wilcher’s medical bills, a spokesman said Sunday.

 

First of all, who could say, “NO” to that face?

The allegation about KFC was made Thursday on “Victoria’s Victories,” a Facebook page following Victoria Wilcher’s recovery from a pit bull attack in April. The administrator posted a photo showing Victoria smiling shyly in spite of her facial scars and cartoon-decorated eye patch, and wrote, “Does this look scary to you? Last week at KFC in Jackson MS this precious face was asked to leave because her face scared the other diners.”

KFC posted an apology the next morning, requesting details.

“As soon as we were notified of this report on Friday, we immediately began an investigation, as this kind of hurtful and disrespectful action would not be tolerated by KFC,” spokesman Rick Maynard wrote Sunday in an email to The Associated Press. “Regardless of the outcome of our investigation, we have apologized to Victoria’s family and are committed to assisting them. The company is making a $30,000 donation to assist with her medical bills. The entire KFC family is behind Victoria.”

Her grandmother Kelly Mullins said Victoria had just been to a doctor’s when they stopped at the restaurant. She ordered mashed potatoes for Victoria because she thought the hungry child could swallow the soft food without chewing.

She says she was then approached by an employee. “They just told us, they said, ‘We have to ask you to leave because her face is disrupting our customers,’” she was told.

Victoria wept all the way home and now is embarrassed by her appearance – something that wasn’t the case before, Mullins said.

“She won’t even look in the mirror anymore,” Mullins said. “When we go to a store, she doesn’t even want to get out” of the car.

That last part just kills me. 

What are your thoughts? Did KFC do enough? What would you have done if you were the grandmother?

 

Lizard Baby

JaneBadlerLizardQueenAuthorities in Indonesia have launched an investigation after a woman was accused of giving birth to a lizard. Officials have sent a team of experts to the woman’s remote village where a midwife claims the lizard was born. Scientists a pretty sure the claim is nonsense plus Jane Badler is too old to have kids (look it up).