Zoos’ Forced Closure; Animals May Be Euthanized
July 12, 2009, 3:35 pm
Filed under: News

It would seem that a pair of Massachusetts zoos are facing forced closure, pressured by the state government, and will have to lay off 165 employees and over 1,000 animals will need to be relocated, some even euthanized.

It is estimated that nearly 20 percent of the animals will not find placement resulting in either having to destroy them, or the care of the animals in perpetuity.

In its 2009 fiscal year budget, Massachusetts alloted $6.5 million; but due to the recession it has been cut down to $2.5 million, which is not enough for certain zoos to remain open.

Zoo New England - Lion“These are extremely difficult times across the state, and there have been tough cuts in every area,” said spokeswoman Cyndi Roy. “This is an example of an unfortunate cut that had to be made in order to preserve core services for families struggling during the economic downturn.”

Employees, owners, and supporters of these zoos facing closure are in a frantic attempt to veto the budget reduction, but it is not yet clear how they will prevail.

This Week At the Box Office
July 11, 2009, 10:27 am
Filed under: Movies

iceage3poster1. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: week – $67,030,210; gross – $92,072,696

2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen: week – $63,972,917; gross – $315,007,925

3. Public Enemies:  week – $37,557,465 ; gross – $52,426,870

4. The Proposal: week – $21,779,563; gross – $103,257,192

5. The Hangover: week – $18,741,848; gross – $212,511,668

GHOST-Walking Michael Jackson
July 8, 2009, 12:48 am
Filed under: Videos

In a recent newscast on Larry King Live a video was shown of a tour inside the late Michael Jackson’s Neverland home. When we are shown a certain room within the house it would appear a shadow was walking in the background, but it was told that there was no one in the room at that time. Could it be that the king of pop has returned from the grave? Or is the work of a talented photoshopper?

Watch carefully, and then decide by voting below:

Social Worker Posts Craigslist Ad For 9-year-old Girl
July 4, 2009, 8:50 pm
Filed under: News

assaA New York social worker is accused, and facing two misdemeanor charges, for posting a sexually suggestive ad on Craigslist displaying both the name and phone number of a  young nine-year-old girl.

The woman, Margery Tennenbaum, supposedly posted the ad in an act of revenge after an altercation between Tennenbaum’s daughter and the victim.

The ad was said to have read, “I need a little affection… I’m blond, I’m cute and I’ll be waiting.” Browsers who were interested were prompted to call the supplied phone number, and were told the name of the nine-year-old to ask for. However, Craigslisters were not told the age of girl who “posted” the ad.

Authorities were eventually able to trace the ad back to Tennenbaum’s home computer.

The mother of the targeted young girl said she intercepted a total of 40 calls from various men.

The child’s mother went on to describe one of the intercepted calls.

She said, “This is her mother, Can I help you?” to which the man replied, “Oh, hot lady lives with foxy momma?” The man hung up when the mother told him that the “hot girl” he was looking for was a nine-year-old girl.

To conclude her interview with authorities, the mother said, “It’s scary to think that someone would take any issue and attack your child.”

*source: CNN news – rewritten

To Bite the Hand That Feeds: Fox vs. Bay
July 4, 2009, 4:13 pm
Filed under: News

In recent news, Megan Fox, co-star in Transformers 2, during an interview effectively put-down the film as well as the film’s director, Michael Bay.Megan Fox and Michael Bay

“I mean, I can’t s**t on this movie because it did give me a career and open all these doors for me. But I don’t want to blow smoke up people’s a**. People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting.”

Bay retorted by saying that in her naivety, Fox has no real understanding of the business, and that she “needs to grow-up.” He continued to say that many of his previous movies have put a handful of actors including Ben Affleck, Nicholas Cage, and even Shia Lebouf well into stardom, and that she should not be criticizing his own ability to direct.

*disclaimer- subjectiveness*

REALLY MEGAN FOX? REALLY? How can you be so full of yourself to criticize the man who PUT YOU INTO HIS FILM and GOT YOUR NAME INTO THE WORLD. Who the hell was Megan Fox before this movie? I had no clue. Idiot.