Monthly Archives: December 2016

#WhyAustin: Mockery meets Kim Jong Un’s threat to strike Austin, Texas

http://twitter.com/#!/seanagnew/status/317680005457006592

Time for some more saber-rattling from North Korea. Kim Jong Un has vowed to strike targets in the United States, including Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Austin, Texas.

Austin? Really?

I mean, I know it’s hipster laden, but really? #whyaustin

— Kemberlee Kaye (@red_red_head) March 29, 2013

As always, North Korean threats go down best with a mockery chaser.

If North Korea had the internet they could see us all making fun of them on twitter.

— Calvin Drewlidge (@FigDrewton) March 29, 2013

Rather than cowering in fear, Twitter users are asking — and answering — #WhyAustin?

@rebeccachadwell #WhyAustin is trending lol.

— Mary Bonilla (@MaryBonilla) March 29, 2013

Because Stubb’s BBQ won’t deliver to Pyongyang. #WhyAustin

— Miké (@ThePantau) March 29, 2013

Because Houston shoots back. #whyaustin

— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) March 29, 2013

Kim Jong-un taking Austin’s plastic bag ban pretty hard. Why not just write a letter to the editor? #whyaustin telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…

— Omar L. Gallaga (@omarg) March 29, 2013

Because Kim is still annoyed by “Slacker.” #whyaustin

— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) March 29, 2013

Sorry, but his application was just not that strong. #whyaustin

— TEDx Austin (@TEDxAustin) March 29, 2013

Because Austin’s smugness about its 5.4% unemployment rate has grated on Kim Jong-un’s last nerve. twc.state.tx.us/news/press/201…. #whyaustin

— Will Franklin (@WILLisms) March 29, 2013

Austin is home to U.S. strategic BBQ reserves. RT @dblanchard: He just wanted some brisket. #whyaustin #sxdprk twitter.com/dblanchard/sta…

— Paul Szoldra (@PaulSzoldra) March 29, 2013

Kim Jong-un’s startup flopped at SXSW Interactive. #whyaustin.

— Sarah Beckham (@sarahlbeckham) March 29, 2013

Kim Jung Un is still pissed with Dell technical support. #whyaustin

— Robert Lendvai  (@robertlendvai) March 29, 2013

The hipsters bought out all the bicycles before he could… #WhyAustin

— Ryan Fitzgerald (@The_Burbz) March 29, 2013

“Forbes rates Austin third most nuke-able city in US. Mayor credits educated workforce, music scene.” #whyaustin

— Shelly Brisbin (@shelly) March 29, 2013

Kim Jong might hate the hipsters as much as Houston does #whyaustin

— Gilbert (@gilby5125) March 29, 2013

Kim’s Jong-un poorly received at Hippy Hollow. #whyaustin

— David Wenger (@DavidWenger) March 29, 2013

Because “Friday Night Lights” ended its run and NOBODY puts Connie Britton into a corner. #whyaustin

— Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner) March 29, 2013

What does Kim Jung Un have against breakfast tacos? Who doesnt like Breakfast tacos? #whyaustin

— Nick Blackhall (@NickBlackhall) March 29, 2013

And one for pro-wrestling fans:

#WhyAustin North Korea loves Bret Hart

— Calvin Drewlidge (@FigDrewton) March 29, 2013

Heh.

Only a town full of hipsters would respond to a bomb threat with a hashtag #whyaustin

— Becca Aaronson (@becca_aa) March 29, 2013

Keep ‘em coming, Twitter!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/03/29/whyaustin-mockery-meets-kim-jong-uns-threat-to-strike-austin-texas/

Rio Olympics: Yogeshwar loses first round of 65kg freestyle wrestling

In a massive heartbreak for India, wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt slumped to a shock defeat in the men’s 65kg freestyle qualification round bout against Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran of Mongolia at the Rio Olymp

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/sport/other-sports/rio-olympics-yogeshwar-loses-first-round-of-65kg-freestyle-wrestling/article9014613.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Stop Throwing Your Orange Peels Out And Reuse Them In These Cool Ways

Oranges are great…once you get to their juicy centers, but if you’re like me, you become frustrated wrestling with their tough peels.

What’s their purpose after all, other than annoying citrus-craving consumers?

As it turns out, a whole lot! Other than the pure fact that the waxy skin protects the fleshy interior, there are a lot of nutrients in orange peels. Plus, you can use them for tons of things…so stop throwing them out and start doing this!

1. Make adorable little candles out of them using olive oil.

2. Get a garden going with an orange peel seed starter. When it’s sprouted, either plant it directly (the peel will decompose) or remove it from the orange.

3. Rub the peels on indoor plants to keep cats from clawing at them.

4. Chop up your peels and throw them in some hot water for a restorative tea.

5. Vinegar smells so bad but cleans so well…make an orange-infused version to win at the cleaning game!

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6. Think you can’t eat orange peels? Think again with this candied recipe!

7. Make orange extract with some peels and vodka.

8. If your garbage disposal is smelling funky (it is), just run a peel or two in it to clean it up and keep it fresh.

9. Add peels to your composting pile to reduce the stench.

10. Prevent those sweet brown sugar morsels from becoming rock-hard by storing the stuff with a peel or two.

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11. Dry your peels and turn them into efficient fire starters.

12. Provide sustenance for friendly birds (and probably a few squirrels) with this peel bird feeder.

13. Want to make your home smell super fresh? Simmer orange peels in some water along with any other desired ingredients.

14. This super-tough orange peel soap will get rid of grease and dirt stains from hands in no time!

15. You can also make a sugar body scrub from the peels.

16. The recipe isn’t very different for edible infused sugar — throw it on any dessert.

17. You can also make an orange oil — this is great for baths and has been known to improve skin tone and reduce anxiety.

(via A Cultivated Nest)

Honestly, I may never throw these nifty peels out again…that is, unless I want to get rid of a fishy smell from my garbage disposal!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/orange-peel-uses/

Prepare To Fall In Love With These Naughty Animals That Were Caught Red-Handed

“I have no idea what you’re talking about. I didn’t do it.”

This is the response I’ve used over the years after being caught red-handed doing something I shouldn’t have been doing at all. I really can’t help myself. I’m just a curious person. Okay, maybe I’m a little bit mischievous. Telling me not to do something just makes me want to do it more.

The same can be said for many of our animal friends. Most of the time, we have no idea what’s running through their heads. But based on the reactions on their faces after being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, it can be inferred that our furry friends know the difference between right and wrong. For all my troublemakers out there, here are 23 hilarious reactions of animals that were caught in the act.

1. “I plead the fifth.”

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2. No matter where you hide, I still know what you did last summer.

3. “I pooped on the floor but she hasn’t seen it yet, so let’s pretend it never happened.”

4. He learned the hard way that his mother is always right.

5. “If I hide, the humans will not find me when they see what I did to the couch.”

6. This cat burglar is too cute to send to jail.

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7. “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.”

8. Stop, drop, and pretend nothing happened.

9. You know a cat’s feeling guilty when it hides in its least favorite place: the sink.

10. I think we just solved the case of the sock bandit.

11. “No, humans. I am not on the counter for more treats. I just wanted a better view.”

12. “We were practicing our wrestling moves.”

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13. “Maybe if I close my eyes, you won’t see me.”

14. When in doubt, smile it out.

15. “I was looking for some lipstick.”

16. The dog won’t stand for this mouse’s thieving ways!

Reddit / Vioji

17. “The cat made me do it!”

18. This pup isn’t one for monkey business.

19. Bonnie and Clyde strike again!

20. “She came on to me.”

21. “Oh, that guy trying to break out? I don’t even know him.”

Caught sneaking in

Reddit / Calcd_Uncertainty

22. He’s SHAMELESS.

23. “I was trying to help you clip coupons, I swear.”

It’s really unfortunate that everyone accuses me of things I haven’t done. Can’t you see my halo? I’m sure these pets feel me.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/breaking-the-rules/

5 Children Who Have Been Sentenced To Life In Prison

In the United States, there are roughly 1,200 individuals serving life sentences for crimes they committed as children.

For years, the Supreme Court debated the issue: Is it okay to put kids behind bars for life? In 2010, it was ruled unconstitutional to give kids life sentences unless the crime was murder. However, they did not demand immediate release for those already behind bars for non-homicidal crimes.

Some of the people on this list are heinous murderers. Another made a stupid decision that’s affected his entire life. About 80 percent of criminal kids grow up in violent households and many are sexually abused. Do you think these five should be serving life sentences? Before you decide, take a look at their stories.

1. Lionel Tate

Lionel Tate was one of the youngest people in American history to have ever received a life sentence. He was only 13 years old.

His crime, however, was horrific. In 2001, Tate claimed he had been “practicing wrestling moves” with his six-year-old neighbor, but her injuries told a different story. She’d been stomped on and beaten forcefully and died of multiple lacerations and fractured bones.

Read More: She Hid Her Lover In The Attic For Years…Then This Happened

2. Brian Lee Draper

Inspired by the 1999 Columbine High School massacre, Brian Lee Draper set out to kill a classmate in 2006.

Draper and his accomplice, Torey Adamcik, carefully planned the murder of classmate Cassie Jo Stoddart when they were just 16 years old. The pair hid in her house, cut the power, and stabbed her 29 times. Both blame each other for the crime, and both are serving life sentences.

3. Joshua Phillips

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When Joshua Phillips was 14 years old, he strangled and stabbed his eight-year-old neighbor, then hid her body under his waterbed.

Eight days later, his mother was cleaning his room when she noticed a foul smell. There in her son’s room was the neighbor child that everyone had been searching for. Phillips claimed that he committed the crime after accidentally hitting the girl with a baseball. Fearing that his father would be upset, he killed her and hid her body.

4. Eric Smith

In 1993, 13-year-old Eric Smith saw a four-year-old neighbor alone in the park. He lured the boy into the woods, then dropped a rock on his head and sodomized him with a branch.

According to Smith, the crime was brought on by the rage he felt toward classmates. He was often bullied for his red hair and thick glasses, and decided to take out his anger on the small child. Smith is now 36 years old and has been denied parole eight times.

5. Kenneth Young

Kenneth Young is a very special case. Unlike the others on this list, he did not commit murder, but he is serving a life sentence.

Young was 15 years old when his mother’s drug dealer threatened him. Unless he helped with an armed robbery, the man would harm his family. Young complied, but stopped the dealer from raping a young woman. Despite the unusual circumstances, he was sentenced to not one, but four life sentences.

To learn more about the bizarre case of Kenneth Young, check out this video. Even a judge agrees that he’s been “rehabilitated,” but refuses to release him from prison.

Read More: Father Who Raped His 12-Year-Old Daughter Gets 60 Days In Jail And Probation

Do you think these people deserve life sentences? Let us know in the comments.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/kids-with-life-sentences/