The “affluenza” case just keeps getting more horrible. But happily, some justice may finally be at hand.
In these trying times, it’s good to know nobody can stop you from wearing a pasta strainer on your head in a driver’s license photo.
He may not have built a bomb, but 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of Irving, Texas still managed to blow up the internet on Wednesday when he brought a homemade clock to school that his teachers—and local authorities—decided was possibly an explosive device.
It’s not a good day for online cheaters. On Tuesday night, making good on a threat they’d issued several weeks ago, a collection of hackers calling themselves “Impact Team” have now released the personal data of roughly 37 million customers from the dating website Ashley Madison.
Not a lot of data is available on seasonal upticks in lawsuits and/or illegal behavior (when asked for comment, Josh King, Avvo’s general counsel, would only say “crazy lawsuits know no season”) but based on the below examples from the 2015 summer to date, it appears the hot weather might be getting to some people
Both their tales of woe arguably stem from questionable decision-making on the part of their protagonists. But Walter Palmer and Rachel Dolezal are examples of ordinary people suddenly thrust into extraordinary situations by the internet’s constant need for stories, stimulus and, above all, outrage.
The F-bomb dropping “Minion” toys living in McDonald’s Happy Meals aren’t the first foul-mouthed toys to pollute impressionable young minds.