This is the funniest thing I've seen in awhile. Apparently this woman is taking anger management classes and part of her therapy is humming when she's mad.
To paraphrase Homer Simpson: If you want to remember something, get a tattoo.
Lee Weir probably doesn't need any more reminders of how awesome he is. The 27-year-old New Zealand man has set a Guinness World Record for "most tattoos of the same cartoon character tattooed on the body" with his Homer Simpson sleeve.
According to Guinness World Records:
Lee has 41 tattoos of Homer in total, each representing Bart’s dad in various states, including Homer as a jack-in-the box, the Grim Reaper, in an elephant suit, as the Hulk, and even Homer as a donut.
The UK's Daily Mirror noted that Weir decided to get the tattoos in part because his father, who he described as a "real-life Ned Flanders" (Homer's annoyingly nice neighbor on the long-running animated series), forbade him to watch the show as a kid.
Weir told Guinness that he paid for the tattoos with money he saved abstaining from booze for a year.
A Michigan Starbucks worker says her job is on the line after her corporate bosses disapproved of a small heart tattoo located on her hand.
27-year-old Kayla says she’s worked at the same Starbucks location for years, and her small tattoo has never been a problem, but now, her corporate bosses told her she has to have it removed or possibly lose her job.
"What I was told by my manager and my district manager was that you have 30 days to begin a removal process for the tattoo or you must resign from your job,” Kayla told My Fox Detroit.
Kayla claims that she’s been putting makeup on the tattoo to cover it up for a while, but now, her bosses decided that she has to have it removed. The 27-year-old has no plans to get rid of it, however, and is speaking out about the unjust demand at the hands of her boss.
“It's just a little heart you can cover it up with your thumb,” said Kayla. “It's a little heart. It's not offensive to anybody. Now, I am being told after five years of having this tattoo being hired in that I have to get rid of it or resign from my job."
A statement from the global corporate communications manager for Starbucks makes clear the company’s policy with tattoos.
“Out of respect for our partners', who we refer to as our employees, privacy we do not discuss individual employee details,” reads the statement. “I can tell you that our tattoo policy states that partners cannot have visible tattoos. This is part of our dress code policy and is discussed with our candidates during the interview process."
So far, Kayla has yet to be fired, but it appears as though her bosses aren’t backing down and will likely let her go once the 30-day period is up.
It’s shear madness! Brooklyn’s hipster beard craze has grown so popular that men in New York are rushing to doctors for “facial hair transplants” — surgery that helps make beards look thicker and less patchy, sources said.
Stubble-challenged guys are forking over up to $8,500 for the beard-boosting procedure, which has spiked in popularity in recent months, plastic surgeons told The Post.
“Brooklyn is probably the nucleus of the trend, it’s the hipster ‘look’ guys want. If you have a spotty beard, and you let it grow out, it looks sloppy, ” said Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a Midtown-based plastic surgeon.
“[Clients] want full beards because it’s a masculine look. Beards are an important male identifier,” he added.
Epstein performs two or three beard implants per week — up from just a handful each year a couple years ago, he said.
The specific hipster-inspired style — a lumberjack-meets-roadie hybrid — was made popular in neighborhoods such as Williamsburg, Bushwick and Park Slope, doctors and patients said.
One happy patient is Danny, 27, whose beard used to be so patchy, he was forced to “fill it in” with an eyebrow pencil, he said.
Two years ago, he paid $8,500 for the surgery, which he considers a fashion statement.
“I have a baby face but now I’m able to look older. My fashion statement is a little edgy, and I do like the ‘rugged look,’” he said,
He added, “It’s one of the best investments I’ve ever made.”
During the procedure, doctors remove hair from other body parts, including the head and chest, before implanting it in the face.
New beards grow back normally and can be shaved.
The hair-raising trend is also popular with female-to-male transgenders, Hasidic Jews, and guys who simply aren’t very hairy, doctors said.
“It’s the style. It’s just more common now to see scruff than 10 years ago,” said Dr. Yael Halaas, a Midtown plastic surgeon who performs the procedure.
“We’ve been getting a lot more calls about it,” she said.
A 39-year-old New Yorker, who works in the catering industry, got a beard transplant to make him feel younger, DNAinfo.com reported.
“I had contemplated [getting a beard transplant] for approximately eight months,” he said. “Knowing the results, I wish I hadn’t wasted so much time deciding.”
Los Angeles (CNN) -- John Wayne's family is fighting Duke University in federal court over the use of "Duke" to sell whiskey.
The North Carolina school filed several objections when the actor's descendants filed for federal trademarks to use "Duke" to sell products, but the latest came last year when John Wayne Enterprises launched "Duke Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey," according to court documents.
Duke University's claim that "Duke Bourbon" can "cause confusion and dilution" that hurts the school's recruiting and reputation "is ludicrous," Wayne's family said in a lawsuit filed this month in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.
Wayne, who was born Marion Robert Morrison, has a legitimate claim on the trademark since he acquired the nickname "Duke" as a child, the lawsuit said.
"Wayne had a dog named Duke," the complaint said. "The local firefighters soon started calling Wayne Duke too. He preferred 'Duke' to 'Marion,' and the name stuck for the rest of his life."
Duke University "has never been in the business of producing, marketing, distributing or selling alcohol," but the school "seems to think it owns the word 'Duke' for all purposes and applications," the suit said.
The Wayne family is asking a federal judge to declare that its uses of "Duke" to sell liquor and other products "are not likely to cause confusion, do not dilute, and do not infringe the Duke University Marks." The family wants the judge to declare that there is "no likelihood of confusion," which would "remove that cloud" hanging over its marketing deals.
Duke University lawyers have until later this month to file a legal response, but school spokesman Michael Schoenfeld sent a short statement to CNN in response.
"While we admire and respect John Wayne's contributions to American culture, we are also committed to protecting the integrity of Duke University's trademarks," Schoenfeld said. "As Mr. Wayne himself said, 'Words are what men live by ... words they say and mean.'"
Wayne died in 1979 from cancer after a long and successful film career.
The mayor of a Mexican fishing town has "married' a crocodile in a symbolic ceremony which is believed to help boost fish stocks along the Pacific coast.
The couple enjoyed an unconventional first dance after the wedding. Credit: APTN
Joel Vasquez Rojas wed the crocodile at a city hall in the town of San Pedro Huamelula, southern Mexico.
Local fishermen believe the crocodile is a princess and the reptilian romance will bring plenty of fish, shrimp and other seafood for them to catch along the Pacific coast.
The 'princess' crocodile bride wore a traditional white dress for the ceremony. Credit: APTN
During the ceremony the groom announced: "It's my wish to marry the young princess."
Once he made his vows, Mr Rojas held crocodile bride in his hands and danced with guests.
Following the ceremony, the crocodile is referred to as the "wife" of the mayor.
A woman burned incense around the 'princess' crocodile's before the ceremony.
All members of the municipal council are required to contribute to pay for the wedding festivities. Those who don't pay their share are fined.