A hidden camera project by an anti-street harassment organization (there is an organization for everything nowadays isn’t there), called Hollaback! attempts to reveal an idea that women are constantly harassed on the street when they walk around in public. This particular experiment was conducted in NYC over 10 hours.
See for yourself. Do you think this woman is being harassed?
Most guys understand that women can sometimes experience vulgar or threatening behavior on the streets. That’s no joke. However, outside of the idiot that followed her for a few minutes in the video, I saw very few things I would even consider to be the definition of harassment. Most of these guys were just complimenting her. She obviously doesn’t have to acknowledge the unsolicited comments, but we have to be careful what we label as harassment.
What do you think? Is this really a legitimate problem?
Robert is a doll (Book link) that was once owned by Key West painter and author Robert Eugene Otto. The doll is said to be possessed by evil spirits, and has a terrifying reputation.
The doll, which is supposedly cursed, has become a fixture of ghost tours in the Key West area since it was inducted into the Fort East Martello Museum. Aesthetically, Robert resembles an early 20th-century American sailor. Contrary to popular belief, however, the doll’s hair is not made of human hair, but rather, it consists of a synthetic material resembling wool yarn.
Supposedly, Eugene was given the doll in 1906 by a Bahamian servant who was skilled in black magic and voodoo and was displeased with the family. Soon afterward, the family supposed that there was something eerie about the doll. Eugene’s parents often heard him talking to the doll and supposed that the doll spoke back. Although at first they assumed that Eugene was simply answering himself in a changed voice, they claimed to have later realized that the doll was actually speaking.
Neighbors claimed to have seen the doll moving from window to window when the family was out. Sometimes the doll would emit a terrifying giggle, and the Otto family caught glimpses of it running from room to room. In the night Eugene would scream, and when his parents ran to the room, they would find furniture knocked over and Eugene in bed, looking incredibly scared, telling them that “Robert did it!”. In addition, guests claim to have seen Robert’s expression change before their eyes and he often blinked.
When Eugene died in 1974, the doll was left in the attic until the house was bought again. The new family included a ten-year old girl, who became Robert’s new owner. It was not long before the girl began screaming out in the night, claiming that Robert moved about the room and even attempted to attack her on multiple occasions. More than thirty years later, she still tells interviewers that the doll was alive and wanted to kill her.
Buy the book - Ghost of Key West
Chocolate fondue parties are so passé. If you really want to keep it classy, Super Size your banquet with a ketchup fondue fountain and some McDonald’s.
Here is video from a police helicopter flying over Kitts Green, in Birmingham, England. The footage shows a group of idiots pointing a laser pointer at the cockpit during a party at a house’s backyard on the ground. You may not think this is a big deal, but these lasers can temporarily blind pilots of helicopters and planes. This is a major issue for pilots. Equipment on these choppers now allows them to locate you and zoom in with infrared cameras. The suspects here were convicted and sentenced to seven months in prison.
From the album Hungry Ghosts, here is the official video for OK Go’s – I Won’t Let You Down. You can buy this song here.
WARNING: This video contains offensive language.
A San Francisco tour bus guide went on a racist, profanity-laden rant against Chinatown and the Chinese as the tour bus was traveling through Chinatown. I was keep tracking of the F-bombs, but lost track after 30 or so.