boy poops on seat

This is nasty!
1. Late last week on a flight from Beijing to Detroit a boy had to go to the restroom. 2. The boy never made it.
3. Instead his grandparents put newspaper down and let him defecate on said newspaper.
4. Other passengers requested that he go to the restroom (where such things are done.) But his grandfather said quite insistently no. 5. Many people on social media in China were quite unhappy with the family.
Information from The Seattle PI blog: outraged-when-child-poops-on-airplane-seat/

thanks to a speeding tickit, a man oas an officer his life

A man in Kennebunk, Maine was speeding and he was pulled over.
86-year-old Gavin Falconer was that man. He was pulled over Saturday, after handing the officer his necessary papers he slumped over with no pulse. The officer flipped from ticketing the man to starting cpr.
A second officer then arrived with a defibrillator. Officer Michael Harrington is a hero, and the man hopes to thank him in person. Falconer was brought to a hospital and is recovering. You can watch the story on WMTW-TV ( )

hollywood birthdays for July 30, 2014

Via the associated press
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Richard Johnson is 87. Actor Edd (correct) “Kookie” Byrnes is 81. Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is 78. Movie director Peter Bogdanovich is 75. Singer Paul Anka is 73. Jazz saxophonist David Sanborn is 69. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is 67. Actor Jean Reno (ZHAHN rih’NOH’) (“The Da Vinci Code,” ‘Godzilla”) is 66. Blues singer Otis Taylor is 66. Actor Ken Olin is 60. Actress Delta Burke is 58. Singer-songwriter Kate Bush is 56. Country singer Neal McCoy is 56. Actor Laurence Fishburne is 53. Actress Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) is 51. Country guitarist Dwayne O’Brien of Little Texas is 50. Actress Vivica A. Fox is 50. Actor Terry Crews (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 46. Director Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” ‘Insomnia”) is 44. Actor Tom Green is 43. Drummer Brad Hargreaves of Third Eye Blind is 43. Actress Christine Taylor (“The Brady Bunch Movie”) is 43. Comedian Dean Edwards (“Saturday Night Live”) is 41. Actress Hilary Swank is 40. Actress Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl,” ‘Not Another Teen Movie”) is 37. Singer-guitarist Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers is 34. Actress Yvonne Strahovski (“Chuck”) is 32. Actress Joey King is 15.

what is the most important question on the minds of people who use twitter?

Yesterday Twitter revealed their second quarter earnings. In honor of this CNBC had Dick Costolo, twitter’s CEO, on to answer questions from twitter users. In order to tell the difference between tweets regarding this topic vs the normal twitter babble, a special hashtag was created: #AskCostolo.
Many people wanted to know how Twitter would deal with user harassment. Perhaps some numbers are in order. According to CNBC: about 30% of the tweets “were related to user safety, privacy, and abuse. That’s about 2,500 people. The most retweeted tweet was this one.
It would be great if ppl plagued by serial harassers on Twitter could #askcostolo what he plans to do about it. #fem2

- Imani ABL (@AngryBlackLady) July 29, 2014
Sadly the host didn’t ask any question regarding safety. Below are some more tweets that ask that question, from above, only in a different way.
Why does ur support policy focus on victim-blaming rather than supporting victims? (image h/t @SamAbreen) #askcostolo

- Imani ABL (@AngryBlackLady) July 29, 2014 #askcostolo Why do so many of the women I follow have to work (so hard) to avoid violent abusive harassment on here? Can’t u fix this?

- Christopher Carbone (@christocarbone) July 29, 2014 Is the goal of your abuse reporting function to be so unsafe & unreasonable that it discourages victims from saying anything? #askcostolo

- Molly GrĂ¼e (@mizblossom) July 29, 2014 #askcostolo Why is it still impossible to report accounts for racism, misogyny, transphobia and other hate speech?

- sophie (@glietzsche) July 29, 2014
All fantastic questions; shame he didn’t get a chance to answer.

the top tv shows for the last week

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for July 21-27. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.

1. “America’s Got Talent” (Tuesday), NBC, 10.43 million.

2. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday), NBC, 10.32 million.

3. “NCIS,” CBS, 8.7 million.

4. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 7.66 million.

5. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7.13 million.

6. “The Bachelorette,” ABC, 7.09 million.

7. “Under the Dome,” CBS, 6.74 million.

8. “Big Brother (Wednesday), CBS, 6.63 million.

9. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS, 6.56 million.

10. “Extant,” CBS, 6.483 million.

11. “Big Brother (Thursday), CBS, 6.482 million.

12. “Unforgettable,” CBS, 6.45 million.

13. “Big Brother” (Sunday), CBS, 6.43 million.

14. “Blue Bloods,” CBS, 6.3 million.

15. “Dateline NBC,” NBC, 6.12 million.

16. “Master Chef,” Fox, 6.02 million.

17. “American Ninja Warrior,” NBC, 5.82 million.

18. “20/20, ABC, 5.58 million.

19. “Major Crimes,” TNT, 5.56 million.

20. “The Millers,” CBS, 5.35 million.


ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal. TNT is owned by Time Warner.

ITunes top ten albums and songs for the past week

via via
iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending July 28, 2014:

Top Songs

1. Burnin’ It Down, Jason Aldean

2. Rude, Magic!

3. Stay With Me, Sam Smith

4. Fancy (feat. Charli XCX), Iggy Azalea

5. Am I Wrong, Nico & Vinz

6. All About That Bass, Meghan Trainor

7. Maps, Maroon 5

8. Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea), Ariana Grande

9. Dirt, Florida George Line

10. Boom Clap, Charli XCX

Top Albums

1. 5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer

2. TRXYE – EP, Troye Sivan

3. Shawn Mendes – EP, Shawn Mendes

4. Mandatory Fun, ” Weird Al ” Yankovic

5. In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith

6. Anomaly, Lecrae

7. Nobody’s Smiling, Common

8. Native, OneRepublic

9. YES! , Jason Mraz

10. x, Ed Sheeran


(copyright) 2014 Apple Inc.

your boxoffice top 10

via the associated press
Here’s the list of the most popular films for this past weekend, according to Rentrak.

1. “Lucy,” Universal, $43.8 (million)

2. “Hercules,” MGM/Paramount, $29.8 (million)

3. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” 20th Century Fox, $16.7 (million)

4. “The Purge: Anarchy,” Universal Pictures, $10.4 (million)

5. “Planes: Fire and Rescue,” Disney, $9.5 (million)

6. “Sex Tape,” Sony, $6 (million)

7. “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” Paramount, $4.7 (million)

8. “And So It Goes,” Clarius Entertainment, $4.6 (million)

9. “Tammy,” Warner, $3.4 (million)

10. “A Most Wanted Man,” Roadside, $2.6 (million)