Well, it’s more exciting than Bingo night! A Long Island nursing home is being sued after employees hired a male stripper to put on a show for the residents.
The multi-million dollar lawsuit comes from the son of an 85-year-old woman who argues that his mother does not have the physical and mental capacity to make such a decision about lap dances and called the nursing home strip show “vile”. The son, Franklin Youngblood, claims that he found a photo of a man grinding on his mom, who was also seen sticking dollar bills into his briefs while other seniors stood around and cheered. “Too much sex and craziness going on now in this nursing home, and it don’t belong here,” Franklin Youngblood said. CBS News
Both Russia and NATO are throwing warnings around left, right and center. As the Ukrainian government attempts to reclaim control of government buildings in Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk in Eastern Ukraine that were seized by pro-Russian protesters on Sunday, the Kremlin issued a stern warning that any use of force on the Ukrainian government’s part could cause a civil war. Meanwhile NATO issued an equally stern warning to Russia saying that further intervention in Ukraine would be a “historic mistake” with grave consequences. “I urge Russia to step back and not escalate the situation in east Ukraine,” Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, calling on Russia to “pull back the tens of thousands of troops” it had massed on Ukraine’s borders. Sounds tense. I guess Crimea’s 15 minutes of fame are up. BBC News
When rural kids get bored or run out of weed, they tip over cows. When San Francisco kids get bored and need to take a break from weed, apparently they tip over Smart Cars. The vandals – who still remain at large – flipped four Smart Cars in the city on Monday night, leaving San Francisco residents scratching their heads as to why. Could they not find any cows? Do they object to the 1,808-pound eco-friendly two-seaters? Anti-gentrification sentiments? Good old fashioned hooliganism? Nobody knows. But one thing is for sure: the vandals were wearing dark hoodies. “All we have right now are multiple suspects wearing black hooded sweatshirts,” San Francisco police Officer Gordon Shyy said. Probably best to keep George Zimmerman away from the city for now. LA Times
Brian Dickson, the Canadian webcam killer, was found guilty on Tuesday in Toronto of killing York University student Qian Liu, 23, in April 2011. The 32-year-old was sentenced to life in prison with no parole for 25 years for the murder, which was partially witnessed by the victim’s boyfriend. Qian had been webcamming with her boyfriend in Beijing in the early hours of the morning when there was a knock on the door. A man (Dickson) asking to use her mobile phone then shoved his way into the apartment and attempted to embrace her. A fight for her life played out in front of her boyfriend, who was watching helplessly on the computer until the webcam was shut down. Qian was found dead the next morning. The jury found that Dickson killed Liu by either strangling her or applying a chokehold after she spurned his sexual advances. Note to self: don’t kill someone while you’re on webcam and don’t answer the door at 1am. Sun News
A new unit of measurement has been born: the Rob Ford scale. Ditching the traditional Reddit “Banana for scale”, a Toronto man took a before and after weight loss shot using Mayor Rob Ford as a point of reference. Matthew Wong’s 60-pound weight loss looked especially impressive next to the butterball mayor, whose Cut the Waist initiative and crack smoking habit did nothing to help him shed his excess pounds. But at least the mayor lived up to the jolly fat man stereotype: Wong says the mayor appeared jovial and was more than happy to pose for both pictures. “He seemed impressed that I had lost 60 pounds.” No kidding. Ford abandoned his diet three weeks before the scheduled end of his own Cut the Waist Challenge. CBC News