Hoodie of the Day: Presenting the Grey Knight Armored Hoodie, made to order by Chadwick Dillon, whose Etsy shop SOFworks ”is in vacation mode at the moment because of overwhelming interest in said hoodie.” Good news, though — there’s an option to be contacted via email upon Dillon’s return.
Radio-Ready Remix of the Day: A preposterously well-remixed compilation of Mitt Romney clips by Hugh Atkin yields quite possible the best sendup of Eminem’s “The Real Slim Shady” ever pieced together from clips of Mitt Romney.
This can’t be real because if it was a true telling of Walt’s life it would shatter people’s hearts. Walt was, with no doubt, an amazing, brilliant man who dreamed of a world where “And they lived happily ever after.” ended every story, but people overlook his faults. And some of his faults where thoughts and beliefs that where extreemly offensive. Disney fans tend to either not know about these things, overlook them, or deny them all together. A true story would be sad and a rosy story would be a lie, which would also be sad.
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: Security camera footage of a little girl being run over twice near a hardware market in Foshan, China, made the rounds this past weekend on Chinese social networks. Not for the horrific injuries sustained by the child, but for the horrific callousness of over a dozen passers-by who ignored the toddler and left her for dead.
Identified as Yueyue, the two-year-old was initially declared brain dead, but according to her mother, the situation has improved over the past 24 hours, and she is now stable, and has even regained some sensation in her extremities. Yueyue remains in intensive care at the General Hospital of Guangzhou Military Command.
The indifference of 18 individuals who walked by Yueyue without calling for help has generated immense outcry both in China and around the world.
“What’s up with people these days? They make so many excuses to turn a blind eye,” Yueyue’s father told the Telegraph. “The society is so indifferent, so heartless.”
The driver of the first vehicle to run over the child has been caught, according to local reports. He claims he was on the phone with his girlfriend, with whom he had just broken up, and didn’t notice Yueyue.
The Guardian says many blamed the lack of Good Samaritan laws — which protect pedestrians who assist in emergencies — for the lack of empathy.
Warning:If the above description didn’t make it clear enough, the video below is extremely graphic in nature and very upsetting.
In Memoriam of the Day: While we honor the memory of legendary puppeteer Jim Henson on what would have been his 75th birthday, it’s important to take a moment or five to pay tribute to another inimitable contributor to our collective childhood: Theodor Geisel — better know to most as Dr. Seuss — who passed away twenty years ago today.
Reflect on your favorite Dr. Seuss stories while learning some interesting facts about how they came to be over here.