Being Fined for Poor Hiking Preparation

Being ill prepared usually brings about it ill consequence, depending on what is being done — sometimes disastrous, even. There are not too many examples I have seen of people being fined by the police for being poorly prepared for something, however — until I came across an example of exactly this. A gentleman in Victoria made plans to go on a three day hike and only took the most paltry of provisions — potatoes and naan, to be exact.

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The Return of Debtors Prison

In the time of author Charles Dickens, there was a scary institution known as a debtor’s prison in which a person, if they were unable or unwilling to pay off a debt they owed, would be put into prison as a way of making up the debt. In the United States they were outlawed in the 19th century as they did not seem to help anyone and certainly did not bring the person out of debt but it seems even in 2012 the debtor’s prison is alive and well.

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Focusing on Facebook Timeline Body Image

There is a fantastic scene in the groundbreaking film Mean Girls (one of the last good films with Lindsay Lohan in it, as far as I am concerned) in which the characters are all looking in the mirror and criticizing themselves. Lindsay Lohan’s character, having lived in South Africa until that year, thinks to herself that she was only aware of girls being fat or thin and didn’t realize how many things could be wrong with someone as her schoolmates criticize their hairline, pore size, and bad breath. There is a whole new monster that has reared its ugly head in the world of self hate and its name is Facebook.

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On Creating Life Filters: Ten Sentence Story #131

Betty had one wish in life:  To Filter Everything Out of Her Life That Had to Do with Kim Kardashian — including that massive butt of hers that, unfortunately for us all, turned out to be all too real.

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Lindsay Lohan Tells Us to F-Off!

When Lindsay Lohan appeared in open court this week with “F*ck U” written on the middle fingernail facing the judge sentencing her, we all heaved a sign of remorse that the young woman will never understand how to properly live by the common rules of society, or respect the mores and laws constructed to collectively protect us from the aberrant individual other like her.

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Lindsay Lohan Lies About Saving Lives

It’s bad enough we have to deal with the celebrity infantilization of cancer — now we get to deal with celebrities that don’t actually do the heroic acts that they say that they do? We understand that celebrities are often actors and actresses that get paid to pretend that they are something they are not but this pretending should not extend into their real lives as human beings, interacting with us and society as a whole.

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Lindsay Lohan Stiffs Justice in 84 Minutes

Lindsay Lohan was supposed to do jail time for a car chase — but ended up only serving 84 minutes of her four-day sentence:

Lindsay Lohan entered a Southern California jail on
November 15 – and walked out 84 minutes later. The 21-year-old actress
checked herself into the Century Regional Detention Facility in
Lynwood, California at 10:30 a.m. to serve a minimum 24-hour sentence
following an alleged car chase in July, and a crash in Beverly Hills in
May. In line with prison policy for releasing non-violent offenders due
to overcrowding, Lohan was released at 11:54 a.m.

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