#Mizzou: Media professor demands "muscle" to block student reporter from reporting protests

University of Missouri Professor Melissa Click telling a student journalist to leave a public space. (Mark Schierbecker/YouTube)

A video of a protest at the University of Missouri shows a professor of mass media blocking a student reporter from reporting.

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U of Texas students protest open carry gun law with open carry dildos


Students at the University of Texas at Austin will protest a new law that will allow more guns on campus.

Instead of signs, the students are protesting by "strapping gigantic swinging dildos to our backpacks," which is in violation of the campus' obscenity policy.

Jessica Jin, who set up the Campus (DILDO) Carry event on Facebook, invokes the argument that allowing more guns on campus will make students safe is a fallacy. She's urging students to send campus leaders that message by strapping on the plastic phalluses.

"You're carrying a gun to class? Yeah well I'm carrying a HUGE DILDO," Jin says in the group's description. "Just about as effective at protecting us from sociopathic shooters, but much safer for recreational play."

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People (pretend) to discover an old safe that has cool stuff in it


[UPDATE: Never mind. It's a hoax designed to raise interest for an important charity that looks like it has something to do with dogs that have rubber bands stuck on their muzzles but I have stopped believing anything these people say. - Mark]

During a home renovation project, a couple in Mesa, Arizona discovered a safe buried in the floor of their new home. Months earlier, the combination had been discovered written on the inside of a medicine cabinet in the bathroom.

When they opened the safe, they found photographs, a book, a bingo card, a bottle of bourbon with a 1960 tax stamp, and over 50K in bills which have yet to be accurately dated and priced. The book, bingo card, and photos are garnished with a cryptic penciled message from "Vincent" to "Alan."

The book is a first-edition from 1977, and the bills appear even older. The safe has a barcode and is much newer.

Genuine time capsule, or elaborate hoax? D.B. Cooper's stash, or viral marketing for bourbon? The Internet demands answers!

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Holy smoke: IRS awards cannabis church tax-exempt status


The IRS has incorporated an Indianapolis marijuana-smoking church as a tax-exempt religious organization. Donors to the church can now deduct contributions on their taxes.

"We got the approval back in less than 30 days," said church founder Bill Levin. “Somebody at the IRS loves us."

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Southwest flight crew didn't let woman call her suicidal husband

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Karen Momsen-Evers was aboard a Southwest Airlines flight when she received a disturbing text from her husband, asking for forgiveness for what he was about to do.

Mrs. Momsen-Evers says she tried to call her husband, but the flight crew refused to allow her to make any calls to her husband, the police, and an ambulance. "The steward slapped the phone down and said, 'You need to go on airplane mode now,'" said Mrs. Momsen-Evers.

Karen says she knew he was serious because he'd been under a lot of stress. Karen sat in her seat for the rest of the flight crying and staring at the text her husband had sent. When the flight landed in Milwaukee, she called police, but it was too late. Her husband was dead.

Southwest Airlines offered Karen a full refund on the flight. Read the rest

X-ray scan at border reveals child stashed in suitcase

Guardian: "An eight-year-old boy has been handed over to Spain’s child protection services after he was found curled up in a suitcase as a woman attempted to smuggle him across the border from Morocco." Read the rest

Watch: doctor hammers out an intramedullary nail


Kettlebells are out. Removing intramedullary nails with hammer is in. What a workout!

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Fighter jet that buzzed Berkeley was “personal air show” from one bro to another

The jet triggered car alarms, upset dogs, disrupted hot yoga classes, and just generally freaked everyone out.

Christian miner who refused ‘Mark of the Beast’ Antichrist biometric hand scanner awarded $150K

A mining company employee who refused to submit to biometric hand scanning because he feared the scanner would imprint him with the “Mark of the Beast,” was awarded $150,000 in damages by a federal jury last week. Read the rest

Serial: The Prosecutor's Interview, part two

Required reading for followers of the true-crime drama.

A "Mail... Kimp?" song you can dance to

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Some crazed genius made a song from the MailChimp ad at the introduction to every Serial episode. Read the rest

Neighbors dislike "terroristic threat" Christmas display in man's front yard

The display in Bill Ansell's yard features a beheaded choir and a urinating Santa Claus that lights up at night. Image: ABC News

Bill Ansell's neighbors do not like his holiday display. Read the rest

Terror plumber truck of doom spotted in Syria

What the truck?

Back in November, Mark Oberholzer traded in one of his company's pickup trucks. Shortly thereafter, Oberholzer and his company began receiving death threats. Read the rest

Uber can track your one-night stands

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Uber's bad PR just got worse. Read the rest

Residents of upscale LA neighborhoods pissed at Waze. They're fighting back in the most passive-aggressive way possible.

Waze is a smartphone app that offers real-time smart route alternatives to help drivers avoid congested freeways. In Los Angeles, Waze often directs drivers to side streets through upscale neighborhoods, so surface streets in neighborhoods also become congested with traffic. Read the rest

Road rage: expert level

When most people are tailgated, they slam on the brakes or slow down. This fellow stopped his car on the highway and stared at his tailgater. Read the rest

Jailed former dictator Manuel Noriega suing game maker Activision

The former leader of Panama says he's entitled to compensation because his image appears in "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" without his consent.

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