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Man on week-long acid trip ends crime spree after victim takes him to McDonald’s

A Washington man on a week-long acid trip faces multiple charges after going on a drug-fueled crime spree that ended when one of his victims drove him to McDonald’s so he could get a soda.

George Jacobson,23, is charged with multiple crimes including robbery, kidnapping, burglary, and theft of a firearm and is currently being held in Pierce County Jail with bail set at $1 million, according to Fox 13.

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Jacobson explained that he “prefers meth,” and had taken a batch of acid causing him to go on a bad trip. Jacobson said he didn’t remember anything about the week other than taking a person’s car and being driven through a drive-thru by a “nice man.”

Here be iguanas of the bitey kind

A woman staying at a Key West resort was bitten by an iguana there Wednesday night, but the reptile nipped her toe because she harassed the iguana to the point of angering it, according to a city Police Department report.

It’s not clear who called police to the Coconut Mallory Resort at 1445 N. Roosevelt Blvd., but Amy Russell, 39, reportedly from Alabama, told police the iguana bit her toe and she feared contracting salmonella.

Most iguanas are wild and the resort doesn’t own the “bright green medium-sized iguana,” Officer Brenda Sellers wrote in her report. Also, iguanas generally stay away from humans and rarely bite.

Sellers wrote in her report that Russell, upon showing her toe with “bright red toenail polish,” “was squeezing her toe like she was trying to make it look red.” But the officer wrote “no injury was visible.”

Two other women at the resort told Sellers that Russell was “pushing her foot toward the iguana, antagonizing it.” Sure enough, a video taken of the alleged poolside attack shows her “repeatedly shoving her foot towards” the animal to the point where the iguana wrapped its mouth around her toe.

The iguana wasn’t charged.

RIP: SNL alum Jan Hooks at age 57

Jan Hooks, who worked alongside some of the biggest “Saturday Night Live” stars … died Thursday … TMZ has learned. She was 57.

A rep confirmed she passed away this morning. Sources tell us Jan had been battling a serious illness

Jan was part of the SNL cast from 1986-91 … the same time as Chris Farley, Mike Myers, Phil Hartman, Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller … and was most famous for being one half of the Sweeney Sisters with Nora Dunn, as well as impressions of Sinead O’Connor and Hillary Clinton.

RIP: Geoffrey Holder 1930-2014

Geoffrey Holder was a sort of Renaissance man — an accomplished visual artist, dancer, choreographer, costume designer, and composer with two Tony Awards — but he will mostly be remembered for two roles: The 7-Up spokesman in the 1970s and ’80s who declared the soft drink “absolutely maahvelous” and Baron Samedi, the villainous Voodoo henchman in the James Bond film Live and Let Die. Holder died on Sunday at age 84 in New York, after being ill with pneumonia.

Holder was born in Trinidad and Tobago in 1930, moved to England, and then New York City in 1954, when he made his Broadway debut. Along with the Bond movie, Holder was in Annie (1982), Doctor Doolittle (1967), Boomerang (1992), and Woody Allen’s Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex. He was a painter, photographer, and sculptor whose work was shown at the Guggenheim in New York and Washington’s Corcoran Gallery. And he choreographed, designed costumes for, and directed The Wiz on Broadway — the source of his Tonys.

Here is a nice remembrance from Holder’s son.

Southern trees bear a strange fruit, blood on the leaves, blood at the root

Between 1882 and 1930, there were almost 2,500 documented lynchings in America.

Below are some of the reason given for the lynchings, including: ‘acting suspiciously,’ ‘unruly remarks,’ ‘entering a white woman’s room,’ and ‘testifying against a white man.’

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Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulgin’ eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burnin’ flesh

Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

- Abel Meeropol

(Compiled by Jana Evans Braziel -University of Cincinnati)

Susan G. Komen Foundation just became a tiny bit more horrible, if that is possible

The Susan G. Komen Foundation defended its attempt to raise breast cancer awareness by putting pink drillbits on fracking platforms, amid accusations it was “pinkwashing” the fracking industry and glossing over its possible links to the disease.

A spokesperson for the group told the International Business Times that it’s partnership with Houston-based firm Baker Hughes started with the company’s involvement with a local “Race For The Cure” event.

“The issue is personal to them and their employees,” the spokesperson said.

Baker Hughes announced that it would donate $100,000 to the foundation and use 1,000 pink drill bits at drilling locations around the world.
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But researcher Sandra Steingraber criticized the promotion in a column for EcoWatch on Wednesday, pointing to several studies suggesting a link between chemicals used in fracking and cancer symptoms.
Still trying to make up for shortfalls, I see…

NRA poster boy meets reality. Reality wins.

A Gresham, Oregon open carry enthusiast was robbed of his weapon on Saturday by another man with a gun.

According to KOIN Channel 6, 21-year-old William Coleman III of Gresham was standing and talking to his cousin shortly after 2:00 a.m. on Saturday when another man approached him and asked for a cigarette.

The other man — described as a black male around 6 feet tall with a lean build and wavy hair — asked Coleman about his weapon, a Walther P22 pistol.

He then pulled a pistol from the waistband of his pants, pointed it at Coleman and said, “I like your gun. Give it to me.”
Coleman did as he was told and the man then fled on foot.

Your ‘Gay Elvis Vegas Wedding’ dream just became a reality

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A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, saying they were unconstitutional a day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to address the issue.

The unanimous decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco follows rulings from other appeals courts which have similarly authorized gay marriage.

The Supreme Court this week had rejected appeals without comment in cases involving five states – Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana – that had prohibited gay marriage. With the 9th Circuit ruling on Tuesday regarding Idaho and Nevada, the number of states permitting gay marriage jumped to 26.

Those states could soon be followed by nine more that are bound by the same regional legal precedent.

VIVA!

There’s a blood moon on the rise

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Bloody lunar eclipse Wednesday morning, America:

If you missed the blood moon earlier this year, be sure to set your alarm because another total lunar eclipse will return to the sky early Wednesday morning.

Insomniacs and early risers will have the best chance of catching a glimpse of the celestial sight, which is set to begin a little after 5 a.m. ET, according to AccuWeather.

The Earth will position itself between the sun and the moon, creating a full lunar eclipse with a majestic red hue.

If you have neighbors who believe in the rapture, this afternoon would  be a good time to let them know about this and ask if you can have their stereo.

Can’t hurt to try…

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