Until science figures out how to clone Kate Upton, mail-order brides will remain popular, it is presumed.
Fortunately for men with eyeballs, a one-time self-proclaimed “mail-order bride in training” looks like the Sports Illustrated model, recreated the magazine’s titillating cover shot and sent it to Upton on Twitter.
Upton, upon viewing her likeness on Twitter, simply said “amazing.”
The woman, whose name is Ania according to her Twitter profile, got so much attention from Upton fans and other potential stalkers she began protecting her tweets.
She also changed her bio to say she’s “not really a mail order bride,” which pretty much ruins my lead, but hey, it’s almost quitting time.
Mentality Magazine, which must have a man running its Twitter account, says the photo hopefully will start a new meme called “Uptoning.”
I’m down with
Intown Atlanta residents and office workers got quite a shock Tuesday as a military jet buzzed the city.
Twitter immediately lit up with people wondering why their office windows were shaking.
Several people reported seeing a military jet fly by, and one AJC Twitter follower, Kelley Conway, even managed to get a picture of the fast-moving jet, thought to be a Marine F-18.
“Too stunned to get a closer shot, but here’s [a picture] after it turned east,” wrote Kelley on Twitter.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a flyover occurred at 11 a.m. to honor a deceased military veteran.
According to an obituary in the AJC, the funeral for Marine Col. William LeRoy Bates Jr., was held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church on North Avenue.
Bates, 91, of Atlanta, died Feb. 22 from complications of an aneurysm.
During World War II, Bates served on the USS Lexington and
Georgia’s No. 4, and unfortunately we’re not talking about pre-season college football rankings.
The Centers for Disease Control, based in Atlanta, says in a new report that Georgia ranks fourth among U.S. states and territories in syphilis infections.
Georgia also ranks seventh in gonorrhea and eighth for chlamydia, two of the more difficult to spell sexually transmitted diseases.
According to the CDC, Georgia reported 678 cases of syphilis in 2011, the most recent data available. That doesn’t sound like many people, but the rate of infection (7 per 100,000 people) in Georgia is almost twice the national average (4.5 cases per 100,000).
Who has the disease in Georgia?
The CDC study provided the following data (number of cases per 100,000):
In The Athens Banner-Herald, Lynn Beckmann, the District 10 Infectious Diseases
President Obama, in an apparent attempt at sci-fi-bipartisanship, today said he did not perform a “Jedi Mind Meld“ with Republican leaders to end the automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration.
As soon as the most powerful being (on this planet) jumbled Star Wars and Star Trek lore, the Twitterverse erupted in Nerd Fury.
“Am deeply disappointed that Pres Obama just referred to a Jedi Mindmeld. #fail #yourenotrekker, said @joshtpm.
“Jedi mind TRICK, not meld. Impeach this clown,” said @daveweigel.
As anyone still living in their mom’s basement can tell you, Obama was likely trying to say “Jedi Mind Trick,” a mental ploy famously used by Obi-Wan Kenobi to slip past Empire guards in Star Wars.
A “Vulcan Mind Meld” is how Spock, science officer aboard the Starship Enterprise in the Star Trek television series
Work is supposed to be about bringing home the bacon, not making it. But 12 percent of U.S. employees did not get that memo, according to Glassdoor, an online” jobs and career community” that occasionally likes to steam up the windows.
About 1,000 anonymous cubicle dwellers were polled. Here’s some of the findings:
Misery loves company, and Atlantans have plenty of it in the recent “Most Miserable Cities” list put together by Forbes.
Atlanta, which didn’t crack the Top 20 in 2012, appears at No. 16 in the 2013 list. I apologize for not putting more numbers in the preceding sentence.
Why is Atlanta so miserable? High foreclosure rates, home values that are down 42% since 2007, and nasty traffic, which you probably know more about than Forbes.
Despite the rainy weather, I don’t feel more miserable than last year, but there’s an explanation for that.
The magazine has tweaked its formula, dropping two criteria — the success of sports teams and political corruption — while adding net migration, the number of people that flee the city. The other familiar barometers of displeasure — unemployment, commute times, violent crimes, home prices, foreclosures, taxes and
Georgia is the least religious state in the Deep South, according to the latest heresy from Gallup, and only the seventh most religious in The Union.
The good news? America, despite the best efforts of ice cream-creating non-creationists in Vermont, is still “a religious nation — with about seven in 10 Americans classified as very or moderately religious.”
In the recently-released survey, Mississippi maintains its death-grip as “most religious” state.
Mississippi, which has two football teams in the SEC, including one that stole (not very religious of them!) a football recruit from UGA, has a populace that is allegedly 58% “very religious,” according to the survey.
Georgia, which allows its citizens to fritter away money on the lottery, is ensconced among relatively puritanical neighbors, except for Florida, which is mostly full of Yankees, according to my cousin.
The language of Heaven will definitely have a Southern twang as eight of the top 10 religious states —
The wages of sin is death, the Bible tells us, but that’s not stopping gamblers from trying to make serious shekels by picking the next pope.
ABC News reports betting on the next pontiff may be the biggest non-sports gamble in Internet history for one online bookie, Ireland-based Paddy Power. In 2005, before Pope Benedict XVI was selected, Paddy Power took in more than $1 million euros from papal prognosticators. This year, they expect a lot more.
Currently, Paddy Power bettors are betting the next pope will be Italian.
At Paddy Power, Archbishop Angelo Scola, from Italy, is a 7-2 bet, meaning a bettor would get $7 for placing a successful $2 bet.
Other contenders are literally all over the map.
An early favorite, Cardinal Marc Ouellet, from Canada, has fallen to 4/1.
Another early favorite, Cardinal Francis Arinze, from
Walking, a physical act similar to exercise, is dreadfully boring, which only partially explains the runaway success of MARTA.
It may also explain why a Georgia teen just released from jail would steal a school bus to get home.
In Fort Oglethorpe, a tiny town up near Tennessee, the very bedrock of society was rocked when a Flintstone, Ga., teen absconded with a Catoosa County school bus.
Fort Oglethorpe Detective James Leamon told CatoosaNews.com that Jonathan Cole Collins, 18, took bus No. 77 from the parking lot of Battlefield Primary School Feb. 1 and drove it eight miles to Chattanooga Valley Elementary School in neighboring Walker County.
“[Collins] stated that he had walked into Fort Oglethorpe from the Catoosa County Detention Center (a trip of about 6½ miles), and was getting tired. He saw the open bus door, the keys inside, and decided that he wasn’t going to walk anymore,” said Leamon.
Video from a school bus camera quickly identified Collins, who was arrested Feb.
A property manager, whose video of his “tasing” a woman in downtown Atlanta sent a jolt through the internet, may soon receive thousands of dollars from an online fundraising effort.
The fund for Darrien Long, a “kick [bleep] mall cop,” was up to $23,000 Tuesday morning on Crowdtilt.com.
Long told WSB-TV he believes his Taser and chest-mounted video camera are the best tools he has to maintain order at Metro Mall, a collection of small businesses just south of Underground Atlanta on Peachtree Street. He tells WSB he works to “clean up the neighborhood” so more businesses will move into the area.
The money being raised since Saturday will allegedly go directly to Long so he can buy “better and more gear.”
Residents of the area told WSB’s Amy Napier Viteri the rowdy behavior seen on the video is typical, and thinks it’s a shame it happens so close to the state