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Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – March 24th 2012

Kim Kardashian Flour Bombed…, Facebook…, Cellphone towers…, gigantic Tibetan Mastiff…, Crushing Student Debt…, Kazakh shooting gold medallist…, keep your clothes on…, George Carlin…, Unfortunate juxtaposition of Danielle Smith’s image…, balloon coming out…

1. Kim Kardashian Flour Bombed

2. Facebook Takes a Stand Against Employers Who Request Passwords

Facebook will fight to stop employers from requesting access to their potential employees’ otherwise private accounts, the company’s chief privacy officer Erin Egan announced in a statement on Friday.

3. Cellphone towers that tend to reduce visual blight!

Despite being necessary for better signal reception and call clarity, cellphone towers seldom tend to blend with the surrounding landscape. However, more often than not, you’d see these towers disguised as this thing or that to reduce the visual blight or to ditch city rules and regulations. This allows engineers to formulate designs that could lend some respectability to the overall demeanor of these towers. Here is a pictorial depiction of some awesome cellphone towers that are not only visually appealing, but are artistic as well.

4. A man holds up his gigantic Tibetan Mastiff during a dog show in Shenyang, China

5. This Is Why You Have Crushing Student Debt (It Ain’t Capitalism)

I have written before about student debt and the federally induced student debt bubble. It used to be that many people could indeed “work their way through” college and emerge on the other side with an undergraduate degree and a future that was still devoid of debt. Those days are long gone for most people in the middle class.

6. A Kazakh shooting gold medallist is stunned as the comedy national anthem from the film Borat is played for her victory in Kuwait instead of the real one.

The team asked for an apology and the medal ceremony was later rerun. The team’s coach told Kazakh media the organisers had downloaded the parody from the internet by mistake. The song was produced by UK comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for the film, which shows Kazakhs as backward and bigoted

Sacha Baron Cohen

 7. Weird Crime Wednesday: You can pray at school, but please keep your clothes on

At approximately 10:00 AM on March 16, 2012, 44 year old Sara Butler, her two adult daughters, and her 14-year-old son all walked into Upper Darby High School in Pennsylvania.  Ms. Butler demanded that another one of her children, who was currently attending class in school, be released to her.

8. George Carlin was one of the most offbeat comedians of our time.

9. Unfortunate juxtaposition of Danielle Smith’s image on her campaign bus.

Alberta’s Wildrose party says it is planning to change the design on its campaign bus after an image of leader Danielle Smith became the subject of some laughs.

 10. Is that a balloon coming out of your dog?

A few days ago my dog had fallen down an embankment at the park and started limping pretty noticeably, and without stop.   So I made an appointment to see the vet.  I brought the dog in today, vet looked her over, prescribed some pain pills, and said the dog would be fine.  So after I paid, I walked out of the vet’s office and towards my car. Right before I got there,  a group of three women jogging saw my dog and approached me.   The dog is ridiculously cute. It’s basically the equivalent of walking around with Justin Bieber on a leash.

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