Boner of the Day

Boner (Round Two) for September 8th, 2017

Boner Candidate #1: GREGG ALLMAN IN BLOOD

A portrait of Gregg Allman painted with the late rocker’s own blood will be packaged with certain editions of his new album. The painting, which you can see above, was commissioned from surrealist Vincent Castiglia, who used Allman’s blood – as well as blood from Allman’s children – in the work. The portrait is based on a photograph by Neal Preston and will be included in the deluxe edition and the initial run of vinyl copies of Southern Blood, the album Allman was working on when he died on May 27. You can watch a time-lapse video of Castiglia working on the portrait via Yahoo. Castiglia said he was approached by Allman in late 2015 to paint the album art for Southern Blood, which will be released on Friday. The artist stored vials of Allman’s blood in his refrigerator for more than a year, starting work on the piece soon after Allman’s death.

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Boner Candidate #2: YOU LOSE A GAME AND THE RACISTS COME OUT.

Texas A&M and law enforcement officials were investigating Thursday night after football coach Kevin Sumlin received a racist and threatening letter at his home. His wife, Charlene Sumlin, posted a picture of the letter , which had a return address in Houston, on Twitter on Thursday night. The handwritten letter read: “You suck as a coach! You’re a (racial epithet) and can’t win! Please On the post Charlene added: “People of 2017: please tell me how any part of this is OK? And to the sender: did it occur to you that a child may open it?” At the end of the post she added the hashtag orelseWHAT?

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Boner Candidate #3: LET’S STOP CELEBRATING OBESITY

Hilary Freeman, a London-based mom, has decided against enrolling her daughter in a certain nursery school because the assistant was obese. “The nursery assistant was clearly a lovely woman: kind and great with children. But as I watched her play with my two-year-old daughter, I felt a growing sense of unease,” Freeman penned in an essay explaining her position. “[The assistant] was only in her 20s, but she was already obese—morbidly so. She moved slowly and breathlessly, her face flushed,” Freeman continued. But Freeman claims her choice to enroll her daughter in a school with more physically fit teachers isn’t “fatism” or based on looks – it’s about safety. “Would she, I wondered, have the lightning reflexes needed to save an adventurous toddler from imminent danger? And what sort of unhealthy habits would she teach my daughter, who would be eating her lunch and tea there each day?” Freeman asked. The mom also noticed that the assistant wasn’t the only one at the school who was “extremely overweight.”

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