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Worst. Kid Vid. Ever.

Wow. Just … wow. We are, er, indebted to our friends over at Parenting.com for introducing us to Hippie Weirdo Yoga Farmers, thus scarring us for life. The section around 2:20-2:40 is particularly memorable. And to think we ever complained about Barney. Or that weird Spongebob Squarebutts video.

Posted on Friday, July 31st, 2009
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Nebraska Dad Who Dumped Kids is a Father-to-Be

Teen depression You remember that Nebraska Safe Haven Law that yielded unexpected results when parents started abandoning their teens too? One father, Gary Staton, abandoned nine of his ten children. Now comes news that Staton is going to be a father again. Ahem.

After Staton’s wife died of a cerebral aneurysm in 2007, he was left to raise their 10 children, then ages 1, 4, 5, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, on his own. But rather than ask family members for help last summer, he told his nine younger children they were going to a grief counseling session at the Creighton University Medical Center and he dumped them there. (By then, the oldest was legally an adult.) Now, Staton’s girlfriend is PREGNANT. And one can only imagine what his other children are thinking.

“So how does a guy who claimed he’d have a vasectomy if he had the thousand dollars end up a father again?” asks StrollerDerby’s Jeanne Sager. “I feel for Staton’s kids… They now have to face the fact that their dad has moved on not from the death of their mother but from THEM.”

ThatsJustNotRight’s Clarissa is blunter, “Anyone got $1000? Or a soldering iron? I figure either one will work just fine.”

Your thoughts?

Posted on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
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KU Klux Klan T-shirts for Kids

KKK T-shirts for Kids (From Christian Books & Things) Oh. My. God. We thought StrollerDerby’s Jeanne Sager was kidding when she said she’d run across a Christian bookstore web site hawking Ku Klux Klan T-shirts for children. Yes, really.  “I’m vacillating between speechless and spitting with venom,” Sager writes. “I’ve got to wonder, honestly, what Klan Kids Kare about. I was thinking Lynching, but according to the t-shirt, they ‘kare’ about loving Jesus, white power and their heritage. Note to the Klan: Jesus lived in the Middle East – it’s highly unlikely that his skin was white. And he certainly wasn’t Aryan.”

Naturally, we went madly Googling to see and yep, Arkansas-based Christian Books and Things sells an entire line of “Knights” shirts – yes, those knights, the ones in white sheets – including one that proclaims “I Want You” above a KKK member pointing, Uncle Sam-like, and another that reads, “The Original Boyz in the Hood” with yes, boys in klan hoods. All available in children’s sizes 2/4, 6/8 and so on, to fit your little budding bigot. Unbelievable.

Your thoughts?

Posted on Monday, June 1st, 2009
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DAD OF YEAR CANDIDATE: Gun fired during prom night argument

I can’t wait to hear the dad’s explanation. From Union City:

Police: Union City dad fires gun during argument with daughter over prom night

UNION CITY — A father upset with his teenage daughter for being out late on prom night was arrested Monday after he fired a gun during the argument and nearly hit his wife, who jumped in the way to protect their daughter, police said.

Full story

Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
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MOM OF YEAR CANDIDATE: Phony Craigslist sex ad

From the Associated Press:

A dispute between two 9-year-old girls in New York has led to criminal charges against one of their mothers after police say she posted a Craiglist ad seeking sex and directed respondents to call the other mother.

Here’s the full story.

Posted on Friday, May 8th, 2009
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Ghost Riding Girl Runs Over Herself with her own Car

Car by Andrewatla, StockXchng OK, we’re putting this in the “What the @%# was she thinking?” category. A Brentwood teen had to be airlifted to a local hospital last night after she ran over herself with her own car. The 17-year-old was “ghost riding” – a car stunt that is popular among East Bay teens and, apparently, morons. You think we’re being rude? That this was some unavoidable accident? Ghost riding involves a car owner walking or dancing ON TOP of a moving, driverless car – on the hood, the roof or the running board – while clowning around. It’s a stunt made famous by E-40, a Vallejo rapper’s 2006 song, “Tell Me When to Go.” In this case, the girl had her tunes turned up, and was happily dancing on the outside running board of her 1980s model Chevvy blazer as it cruised along, driverless. She slipped, fell and the car ran over her thighs. Her injuries are serious but she’s expected to recover. Whether she’ll recover from her lifelong grounding is still up in the air.

Add this one to the list of “Things I never thought I’d need to warn my kid not to do…”

Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
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Tramp Stamp Barbie?

Totally Tattoo Barbie Ohhhh, Barbie! You turned 50 this year and you went and got a bunch of tattoos? Yep, Mattel just released a new “Totally Stylin’ Tattoos Barbie,” who comes with 40 tattoo stickers. Give that doll a tramp stamp, or add a little butterfly to her shoulder or ankle. No word on whether the stickers include a nice barbed wire tat to encircle Barbie’s bicep, but she comes with a tattoo gun so children can embellish themselves with fake ink too. OK, folks, we need a reality check here. What do you think?

Posted on Monday, May 4th, 2009
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BURGER King Spongebob

Burger King OK, surely you’ve seen this thing, a Burger King ad for its Spongebob kids meal that uses the infamous Sir Mix-a-Lot song to tout the notion that the creepy king likes “square butts and I cannot lie.” We’re at a loss to understand why seeing women shake their telephone book-sized booty (booties?) would promote the sale of children’s meals, but maybe that’s just us. Reality check, please!

Posted on Monday, April 27th, 2009
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Octomom Trademarks the Name

Nadya Suleman (AP Photo/Nick Ut) OK, you know how I was saying I felt a little sympathy for Nadya Suleman, octuplet mom and target of a million paparazzi? Forget it. Now, not only is Suleman trying to set up her very own reality show – which she’s calling a “documentary,” not a “reality” show – but she just filed the paperwork to trademark the word “Octomom.” Your thoughts?

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2009
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High School Coach & Playboy Model??

High School Cheerleading CoachA high school cheerleading coach’s extra-curricular activities seem to have put a quick end to her coaching career after parents at Casa Roble High, a school just outside Sacramento, discovered semi-nude photos of the 5’2″ brunette on Playboy’s web site.

School officials aren’t talking, citing confidentiality rules, and the cheerleading squad has been told not to comment, but other parents are not so tight lipped. The Sacramento Bee quotes Ann Buell, a mother of two student athletes, saying that it’s particularly worrisome these days when so many ill-advised photos of teens are popping up online: “How are we going to tell them it’s wrong when they say, ‘Coach is doing it?’”

Your thoughts?

Posted on Thursday, April 16th, 2009
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