Some Highlights You May Have Missed This Week

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There were some awesome, informative, disgusting news that came out this week. Here are a small handful of stories I found to be incredibly crazy, or actually interesting.

Huffington Post: Angry Father Bites Off 6-Year-Old Son’s Penis

In Shenzhen, China, a 32-year-old father was walking his 4-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son. The news article isn’t clear if both kids and father were naked, or if it was just the boy, but I’m assuming all three were. Either way, the father started demanding the boy bite his (the father’s penis). When the boy refused, the father went into a rage and bit his son’s penis off. Passersby subdued the man, force him to spit the penis out and called police. Doctors were able to reattach the 6-year-old’s appendage, but are unsure if it will be fully functional in the future.

Major Spoilers: First Look at The Lone Ranger & Tonto

I am a huge Lone Ranger fan, and when I heard Michael Bay was filming his version of the old western lawman, I was excited. Then, this picture came out this past week. The Lone Ranger looks great in his outfit and formed mask. Where I start to have doubts is with Johnny Depp’s image as Tonto … with a giant bird on his head. Supposedly this version of the classic will present Tonto as the brains behind the operation. I am not holding on to only hopes that they don’t screw this up. Depp’s off-the-wall loony characters are fine and dandy, but don’t mess around the the Ranger.

Michigan Woman Still Collecting Food Stamps Even After $1 Million Jackpot

Woman wins $1 million lottery jackpot, takes lump sum payout. She insists she still requires food stamps because she is unemployed and has bills to pay, therefore has a right to the government aide.

DOJ Warns Apple, Publishers on Collusion Over Book Pricing

Ebooks, to be exact. The Department of Justice is investigating Apple, Simon & Schuster, Penguin Group, Macmillan, HarperCollins Publishers and Hachette Group for price-fixing ebooks to drive prices toward their favor. I’d love to see an official decision on the outrageous prices of ebooks right now.

And of course, Apple released some expensive updated gadgets that millions of people ran out and bought. I’m staring at them from a distance, but not counting myself out yet :)

 

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