HOW THE MEDIA SHARES THE BLAME FOR SCHOOL SHOOTINGS
In the wake of today's senseless and tragic school shooting, everyone in the media is falling over themselves to provide round-the-clock coverage. One thing the media never asks is how their coverage of these incidents actually perpetuate them through their sensationalistic coverage.
In this video, British correspondent Charlie Brooker and a forensic psychologist talk about what the media does wrong anytime one of these senseless massacres take place.
BANK ROBBER, ACCUSE THYSELF
And to prove yet again the old maim that "crime makes you stupid," along comes Hannah Sabata, who became famous this week as the "Chick Bank Robber." Sabata stole a car, robbed a bank for $6,000 and change, and immediately posted a video to YouTube in which she bragged about the crime.
The 19-year-old Sabata flashed her stolen money for the camera, as well as a bag of weed, and held up signs (which for some reason are written backwards) that said things like "The government stole my baby…I may not be a mother anymore but I can still find purpose."
Whether or not she intended that purpose to be working in a prison laundry for the next 10-20 years remains unknown.
I HAVE A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS
Lest anyone think the American people are apathetic, a petition bearing 25,000 signatures has been submitted to the White House asking that the government immediately begin construction of a Death Star, patterned on the famous planet-killer from the Star Wars films.
"Those who sign here petition the United States government to secure funding and resources, and begin construction on a Death Star by 2016," the petition reads. "By focusing our defense resources into a space-superiority platform and weapon system such as a Death Star, the government can spur job creation in the fields of construction, engineering, space exploration, and more, and strengthen our national defense."
Finally, a cause that both Republicans and Democrats can unite in ignoring.
HAVE A VERY WALKEN CHRISTMAS
For something a bit more lighthearted, there's this video of comedian Kevin Pollak doing his impersonation of Christopher Walken reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas."
HO HO HO, HO
And no Christmas would be complete without a rap star giving their interpretation of a classic holiday tune. In this case, it's DMX laying down "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer."