Boner of the Day

Boner of the Day for March 5th, 2020

ROUND ONE

Boner Candidate #1: CORONAVIRUS AND RACISM

LONDON — It happened when Jiye Seong-Yu, a 29-year-old Korean interpreter who lives in the Netherlands, was biking the 10 minutes home from the Monday dance class she looks forward to every week. Two men with brown hair and beards driving past her on a scooter yelled out “Chinese,” and the man sitting on the back tried to punch her. “It was really scary because it was late, and I was alone and I was on a street where I couldn’t see anyone nearby,” she said. Seong-Yu, who lives in the Hague, was on edge already because she was biking alone past 10 p.m. She swerved when she saw the punch coming and nearly crashed her bike. The men drove away and, terrified, she rode the rest of the way home to tell her roommates what had happened and to file a police report online, which BuzzFeed News has seen. Seong-Yu, who has a Dutch stepfather and has lived in the Netherlands for three years, had just experienced what seemingly hundreds of people of East Asian descent have reported in Europe and the United States — a racist attack in the time of coronavirus. The problem is so bad that the South Korean embassy in Germany warned its citizens about possible incidents of racial violence in a Facebook post on Feb. 3 after reports that a 23-year-old Chinese woman was beaten by two women in Berlin and hospitalized. Read More

Boner Candidate #2: F THAT KID

A famous pro wrestler FLIPPED OFF off a 7-year-old kid at a meet and greet in Chicago this weekend — devastating the kid — but it begs the question … should the dad have known better?
Here’s the deal … Tom Gilmartin brought his son to meet AEW star MJF (AKA Maxwell Jacob Friedman) at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. MJF is famous for being a heel (that’s wrestling speak for “bad guy”) and part of his gimmick is being a jerk to kids. It’s no secret. Everyone knows. So, when Tom and his son came face to face with MJF, the wrestler busted out the single barrel salute right in the little guy’s face … par for the course for MJF. You can see in the video the kid looks stunned — and afterward, Tom raised the issue with AEW vice president Cody Rhodes. “I tried to laugh it off knowing he’s just in character,” Tom said … “but it really upset him. I know that’s his gimmick but he’s only 7 & doesn’t understand.” Tom says his son is now being mocked online — and wants AEW to keep talent in check when meeting kids at fan events. Read More

Boner Candidate #3: I WAS AFTER THE DEMON DOG

Luzerne Township, PA — A Pennsylvania man charged with breaking into a neighbor’s house and attacking several residents claimed he invaded the property while chasing after a “demon dog” at Satan’s direction, police report. And, yes, crystal meth appears to have played a central role in the bizarre March 1 home invasion in Luzerne Township, which is 45 miles south of Pittsburgh.
According to a probable cause affidavit, a woman told cops that Terry Murphy, 31, entered her home without permission around 2 PM Sunday. Murphy allegedly choked the woman and her teenage daughter while yelling “Praise God.” He was then chased from the residence by the woman’s husband. “At that time Murphy walked back to his house…while talking about his demons and that he was talking to Jesus,” a state trooper noted. During police questioning, Murphy continued to yell about Jesus and his demons, and disclosed his pursuit of the demon dog. After being handcuffed and placed in a patrol car, Murphy was transported to a local hospital due to “extreme intoxication from crystal meth,” the affidavit states. At the hospital, Murphy was “foaming at the mouth and yelling loudly all while speaking in tongues and causing a disturbance.” Murphy, now locked up in the Fayette County Prison, has been charged with 13 criminal counts, including burglary, strangulation, simple assault, criminal trespass, and endangering the welfare of children. Read More

ROUND TWO

Boner Candidate #1: SEND ME YOUR PHOTOS

A Pennsylvania special-education teacher and coach posed as a woman on Instagram to manipulate boys into sending him explicit photos and videos, prosecutors said. Andrew Eberhart, a 23-year-old teacher at Palmyra Area Middle School, was charged Tuesday with nine felony counts for soliciting and possessing child porn involving multiple boys between the ages of 12 and 16 from the Cornwall-Lebanon School District, Lebanon County District Attorney Hess Graf announced Monday. “Solicitors and possessors of child pornography prey upon the innocence of our children,” Graf said in a statement. “These individuals victimize very young children for their own devices. I take the protection of our children and our community seriously, and we will prosecute this case vigorously.” Eberhart also volunteered as a basketball coach at Cedar Crest High School in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District, WGAL reports. An investigation into the Instagram account with a “Jordynmatter” username started last fall when Manheim Township cops got a tip that the operator of the social media profile was seeking out and receiving child porn on the platform, prosecutors told the station. Read More

Boner Candidate #2: OH BOY! CANNABIS!

An 8-year-old Canadian boy won $200 worth of cannabis products, including marijuana edibles and a pipe, at a raffle at a youth hockey tournament in British Columbia. “Each team is usually responsible for putting a gift basket or prize package together with a minimum value of $50,” Keith Redl, the boy’s grandfather, told CTV News. “And then what they do is they have a big setup and they have a paper bag taped in front of each one of these prizes.” Previous prize packs have included movie tickets and board games. The boy apparently received raffle tickets from his father and picked a package filled with chocolate, but at the end of the tournament the family was notified the boy had actually won cannabis products. “My grandson thought he won a great prize,” Redl said. “‘Dad, I won chocolate!’ ‘No, son, there’s bad drugs in the chocolate.’ How do you explain that to a kid?” The tournament’s organizers told CTV that the boy’s father, Redl’s son, claimed the prize after being told what it was. Read More

Boner Candidate #3: I WAS TENDING TO MY OWN KNITTING

Columbus, OH — Police in Ohio are warning of the dangers of distracted driving after a woman was caught on camera knitting behind the wheel. The Columbus Division of Police tweeted a video showing a driver at a stop light in Upper Arlington knitting behind the wheel of her vehicle. Ohio law classifies distracted driving as a secondary offense, meaning police are not allowed to use it as the sole reason for pulling a driver over, but they can issue tickets for the offense if the traffic stop occurs for another violation. “Distracted driving happens. We just don’t want anyone to get injured or worse from someone distracted behind the wheel,” the tweet said. Read More


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