There was a time when men smelled like seamen...
....but also wore blouses:
“Justin?” his dad shouted. “It’s Justin! Praise Jesus, we thought you were dead!”
The mix-up occurred because the actual accident victim had the same first and last name as their son — but with a different age, birth date and middle name.
“I was shocked and astonished and had to keep grabbing him and hugging him,” Jay told the newspaper. “I never cried so much in all my life.”
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After Bynes sent a barrage of earlier tweets accusing her father of verbal, physical and sexual abuse during her childhood — and saying she would be seeking a restraining order against him — her mother Lynn Bynes' attorney, Tamar Arminak, provided a statement to E! News on her behalf, denying any of the claims.* "Reports: Bynes placed on psych hold at hospital"
"I am heartbroken today for my husband of 47 years," she says. "Rick has been the best father and husband a family can ask for. He has never abused Amanda or our other children physically or sexually. These accusations are absolutely horrible and could not be further from the truth! These allegations stem from Amanda's mental state at the moment. They have no basis in reality. It saddens me beyond belief that my husband's character could be slandered in such a way."
The star had been embroiled with high-profile legal troubles last year, but appeared to be on a path to recovery as she attended rehab, moved in with her parents and was studying fashion design in college. But after a second DUI arrest in late September in Los Angeles, Bynes has seemed to have resumed her erratic behavior.
During the last five months alone, the “Lost in Translation” star has crashed a Charleston, S.C., bachelor party where he dispensed love advice; showed up at a Los Angeles fan’s “Bill Murray Ice Cream Social”; danced (surprisingly well) to Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” at a suburban house party; collected tickets at a minor-league baseball game; and photobombed an engagement shoot.
“After dinner, he got up and brought the dishes into the cleanup,” says chef Brett McKee, who cooked up supper for the party. “He’s about as down-to-earth as they come.”
“I don’t have a plan and I don’t fit into anyone else’s plan. There are moments and sometimes a moment appears and you step in.”
"I was angry, frustrated and above all disappointed that I was not going to be able to carry through and finish bringing the indictments," writes Robert Fiske, a former U.S. attorney who served as the original independent counsel in charge of the Whitewater investigation, in a forthcoming memoir, "Prosecutor Defender Counselor."
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"The simplest way to put it, after I was replaced, the lawyers on the staff in Arkansas said the agents for the FBI and IRS were totally demoralized," Fiske said in the Yahoo News interview. "They thought we were on the brink of doing all these great things, and now that was not going to happen."
I just got off the phone with a desperate-sounding Kurdish intelligence official, Rooz Bahjat, who said he fears that Kobani could fall to ISIS within the next 24 hours. If it does, he predicts that ISIS will murder thousands in the city, which is crammed with refugees—Kurdish, Turkmen, Christian, and Arab—from other parts of the Syrian charnel house. As many as 50,000 civilians remain in the town, Bahjat said. (read more)the Atlantic
At least 12 people were killed on Tuesday in clashes between Turkish police and Kurdish protesters, who were pressing for more government action to protect the Syrian-Kurdish town of Kobane from Islamic State fighters. Violence erupted in the capital Ankara and Istanbul, as well as in several other towns and cities. The situation became tense after a warning from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Kobane was about to fall. The authorities have declared curfew in six provinces across the country. The three-week assault in Kobane has left more than 400 dead and forced 160.000 people to flee their homes.Scroll.in
IS jihadists launched their assault on the Kobane region three weeks ago, driving back the outnumbered and outgunned Kurdish militia defenders and forcing 200,000 mainly Kurdish refugees to flee to neighbouring Turkey.
But a Kurdish journalist inside the town told AFP there were still thousands of civilians who have refused to abandon their homes.
Following "The Fappening," as Reddit unceremoniously dubbed it, Lawrence admits she was tempted to write a public statement, but "every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry. I started to write an apology, but I don't have anything to say I'm sorry for. I was in a loving, healthy, great relationship for four years. It was long distance, and either your boyfriend is going to look at porn or he's going to look at you.
"Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this," Lawrence continues, referring to the victim-blaming that occurred in the wake of the leak, some of which came from fellow celebrities such as Ricky Gervais and Clay Aiken. "It does not mean that it comes with the territory. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting. I can't believe that we even live in that kind of world."What do you think of Jennifer Lawrence's comments?
“We have been sold this meme of Islamophobia, where criticism of the religion gets conflated with bigotry towards muslims as people,” Harris began. “It’s intellectually ridiculous.”You get the picture...
“Hold on — are you the person who officially understands the codified doctrine of Islam?” Affleck, on the show to promote his movie Gone Girl, interrupted, and argued that criticizing Islam, as Maher and Harris were doing it, was “gross and racist. It’s like saying, ‘Oh, you shifty Jew!’”