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Boner Candidates for March 9, 2015

Boner Candidate #1: UGLY AMERICANS

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Two American tourists will be leaving Rome with a memento they weren’t expecting: a criminal record. Security detained two young Californian women Saturday for carving their initials into a wall of the Colosseum — and then posing for a selfie to show off their handiwork, Italian newspapers reported. The two women, ages 21 and 25, snuck away from the tour group they were traveling with and used a coin to etch the 8 centimeter high letters “J” and “N” into a wall on the west side of the Roman amphitheater. Fellow tourists who spotted the vandals alerted security, who called the police. The young women, whose names were not released, were cited for “aggravated damage to a building of historical and artistic interest,” according to Italian newspaper La Stampa. Though signs against vandalism are posted all over the site in Italian and English, the girls said they didn’t realize that defacing a 2,085-year-old relic was that big of a deal. “We did not imagine it was something so serious,” they were quoted saying, adding that they will remember the rules “for a lifetime.”

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Boner Candidate #2: RACIST FRAT BOYS AND MORE RACIST FUN

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Oklahoma Frat Boys Caught Singing ‘There Will Never Be A Ni**** In SAE’

The national headquarters for Sigma Alpha Epsilon is closing its chapter at the University of Oklahoma after video surfaced Sunday of members on a bus singing racist lyrics about their fraternity. SAE’s national office called the video “inappropriate” and said it was “disgusted” by its members behavior. “In addition, all of the members have been suspended, and those members who are responsible for the incident may have their membership privileges revoked permanently,” the national SAE office said in its statement. Prior to SAE’s announcement, University of Oklahoma President David Boren said if they determine it is in fact their chapter of SAE, the fraternity would be removed from campus. The nine-second video, uploaded by an anonymous user on YouTube, shows a group of college students in formal attire clapping while they sing racist lyrics to the tune of “If You’re Happy And You Know It” during a date function.

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KKK skit shocks Wheaton College campus

An incident involving Wheaton College football players who dressed up in Ku Klux Klan robes as part of a parody of the Will Smith film “Bad Boys II” has rocked the college’s campus, which already has been reeling from two other recent high-profile incidents. The skit, which took place Feb. 28 in a campus gym during the football team’s annual offseason team-building activity, involved groups of teammates performing skits. One group of 20 teammates, including some who are black, chose to parody several movies, including “Bad Boys II,” a 2003 Martin Lawrence and Will Smith comedy and drama that pokes fun at the KKK. During the skit at Wheaton, the group wore Klan-style white hoods and robes and carried Confederate flags.

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Boner Candidate #3: THEY’RE WALKING INTO OUR BULLETS

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New York Police Department official Zachary Tumin has been placed in charge of the NYPD’s social media propaganda. But the Deputy Commissioner doesn’t seem to be helping things for the infamously militarized police department that former Mayor Bloomberg rightly termed a “private army.” Recently, Tumin gave the world a glimpse into the warped psyche of police brutality. He tweeted that innocent people shot by cops have “gone off their meds” and are “walking into police bullets.” While there is certainly a real and tragic phenomenon as “suicide-by-cop,” Tumin suggested that officers innocently fire their weapons in one direction and those hit are simply “deranged” people who walk into the line of fire.

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