No one really thinks that this toy is really a gun, right?
So the boy was threatened with a school suspension in order to scare him into not packing anything larger, or perhaps more lead-filled, upon his return? Because maybe this kind of reaction could be the first step to driving him to do just that.
I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried: Schools in Menifee Union school district in Southern California are banning the dictionary, Merriam Webster's 10th edition, from the grade four and five classrooms because (brace yourself) the kids are looking up dirty words.
Alternate title: Ricky Gervais Hates Babies. No, really.
Ricky Gervais might be a talented man, responsible for pop cultural gems like The Office and Extras, but I lost all respect for him after reading an interview he did for the Times Online in which he argued for - no joke - forced sterilization of women.
Sometimes, you're just fooling around on Twitter while the toddler naps and suddenly, some piece of news just slaps you in the face like a wet surgical glove. This, for example: apparently, if you're a woman and you've had surgery, you might have had a team of medical students poking around your nethers and you don't even know it.
So, what would you get if you took those crazy Australian merrymakers called The Wiggles and put them in the studio with Malcolm MacLaren circa 1975? And then sprinkled them with lingonberry jam and gravlax?
The official equation would be: (Sex Pistols + New York Dolls) x The Wiggles / smorgasborg delights = ???
That story was completely ridiculous and frustrating to read.
Now there is another story making me scratch my head in the name of common sense: Robert Munsch, world-famous Canadian author of such notable children's books as The Paperbag Princess and I Love You Forever, has changed the topic of his upcoming release because his publisher fears the story might unintentionally promote kiddy terrorism by encouraging kids to bring their loveys (yes, even this kind) onto planes.