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Kacy Catanzaro: the first woman in history to qualify for Mt. Midoriyama.

I just need everyone to watch this video [x]. She’s a 5 foot, 100 lb gymnast and she beasts through this insanely difficult, heavily upper body focused course like it was her morning jog. The camera keeps cutting to these massive, musclebound men in the audience with their mouths hanging open. 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21hgrx_kacy-catanzaro-american-ninja-warrior-dallas-finals_sport For those of us live in Canada and can’t watch the video.

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A 34-year-old woman has been arrested for posing as a 15-year-old school-girl, after fooling teachers and her adoptive parents into believing she was a teenager for almost a full school year.  Charity Johnson managed to enroll as a student at the New Life Christian School in Longview, Texas in October, where she attended classes under a fake name until just a week ago when the alarm was raised by her adoptive family.
Tamica Lincoln said she had taken Ms Johnson into her home believing she was an orphaned teenager after she told her both her parents had died and claimed she had been abused by her biological father.  Ms Lincoln told KLTV news:  ”I sympathised with her, and invited her into my home. I took her in as a child, did her hair, got her clothes and shoes.” When police visited the school, Ms Johnson said:“teachers were crying and students were crying, and her best friend just couldn’t believe it.”
Authorities have not yet established Ms Johnson’s motive.  The school said Ms Johnson has enrolled with a guardian and police said she continued to use her fake name, Charitee Stevens, when they confronted her.  

Wasn’t there a movie like this, with that one girl, from the other movie?  I think this was a movie.  ”Charitee Stevens”-?  Charitee?  Also, there are other photos that made her look younger than her mugshot, but … seriously?  Charitee had you all fooled, Texas…?  I guess.  What gave 21 Jump Street away, do you think??  What do you think tripped up her parents that they were, like, “Oh shit, you’re a damn 30-plus year old woman!”-?  What was that moment?  (Oh here we go— Charitee signed up for a charity that helps children in need—!— and they had a hard time with the background check, so the adopted mom called up the McDonalds where she’d met Charitee and Mickey D’s set her straight.  Good job, Calvin!)

A 34-year-old woman has been arrested for posing as a 15-year-old school-girl, after fooling teachers and her adoptive parents into believing she was a teenager for almost a full school year.  Charity Johnson managed to enroll as a student at the New Life Christian School in Longview, Texas in October, where she attended classes under a fake name until just a week ago when the alarm was raised by her adoptive family.

Tamica Lincoln said she had taken Ms Johnson into her home believing she was an orphaned teenager after she told her both her parents had died and claimed she had been abused by her biological father.  Ms Lincoln told KLTV news:  ”I sympathised with her, and invited her into my home. I took her in as a child, did her hair, got her clothes and shoes.” When police visited the school, Ms Johnson said:“teachers were crying and students were crying, and her best friend just couldn’t believe it.”

Authorities have not yet established Ms Johnson’s motive.  The school said Ms Johnson has enrolled with a guardian and police said she continued to use her fake name, Charitee Stevens, when they confronted her.  

Wasn’t there a movie like this, with that one girl, from the other movie?  I think this was a movie.  ”Charitee Stevens”-?  Charitee?  Also, there are other photos that made her look younger than her mugshot, but … seriously?  Charitee had you all fooled, Texas…?  I guess.  What gave 21 Jump Street away, do you think??  What do you think tripped up her parents that they were, like, “Oh shit, you’re a damn 30-plus year old woman!”-?  What was that moment?  (Oh here we go— Charitee signed up for a charity that helps children in need—!— and they had a hard time with the background check, so the adopted mom called up the McDonalds where she’d met Charitee and Mickey D’s set her straight.  Good job, Calvin!)

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A multiple drone-owner, Martha Stewart loves beholding her dominion from every angle. When Vanity Fair’s Bennett Marcus asked if any of her neighbors were concerned about the flying gadget, Stewart replied, “No. I don’t have any neighbors,” while laughing. The stately, full laugh of a solitary drone-master.

Martha Stewart Adores Her Drone - The Cut (via anniewerner)

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this is like real-person fanfiction except it’s true

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"I hope that everyone does realise that we are all just one giant human experiment at the moment. We are just a great big bunch of little gerbils on wheels.  In about 25 years’ time, maybe, a sudden generation will just drop dead. Everyone will just die on the same day. And I’ll say, ‘Oh, what do these people have in common?’ Hang on. They were connected every day 24/7, you know. And no one knew what it was going to do to them. No one knew! Because we didn’t bother to find out. Because we’re stupid. We invent stuff, we just fling it out there, we let anyone use it. A three-year-old could f***ing be on Twitter. A three-year-old! And then they go on and on and on about everything that there is, and get reviewed every day by Facebook."
"And then we will wonder why, at the age of 60, an entire generation chucks itself off a cliff like a bunch of lemmings. Actually, that’s the most likely outcome, don’t you think? It’s like, “I can’t take this any more!” It’s the lemming generation, I’m telling you."
Asked if she had ever googled herself to see what people had written about her, she replied: ‘Putting my head in the toilet and flushing it repeatedly would be a more cleansing experience.’
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"I hope that everyone does realise that we are all just one giant human experiment at the moment. We are just a great big bunch of little gerbils on wheels.  In about 25 years’ time, maybe, a sudden generation will just drop dead. Everyone will just die on the same day. And I’ll say, ‘Oh, what do these people have in common?’ Hang on. They were connected every day 24/7, you know. And no one knew what it was going to do to them. No one knew! Because we didn’t bother to find out. Because we’re stupid. We invent stuff, we just fling it out there, we let anyone use it. A three-year-old could f***ing be on Twitter. A three-year-old! And then they go on and on and on about everything that there is, and get reviewed every day by Facebook."

"And then we will wonder why, at the age of 60, an entire generation chucks itself off a cliff like a bunch of lemmings. Actually, that’s the most likely outcome, don’t you think? It’s like, “I can’t take this any more!” It’s the lemming generation, I’m telling you."

Asked if she had ever googled herself to see what people had written about her, she replied: ‘Putting my head in the toilet and flushing it repeatedly would be a more cleansing experience.’

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Doris Payne — demure, elegant and 83 — is a thief, as prolific and subtly conniving as they come. She doesn’t use muscle and she doesn’t rely on guns.  Instead, between numerous stints behind bars, for 50 years she has leaned on charming misdirection to steal pricey jewelry from unsuspecting merchants all over the globe.
via Notorious jewel thief Doris Payne, 83, makes news in Palm Desert - latimes.com
Read a little more about her in this 2005 profile piece. — Tanya B.

“John Kennedy, president of the New York-based Jewelers’ Security Alliance, said that over the decades, his organization has sent “innumerable bulletins” about Payne to its members and law enforcement agencies. What makes the now 83-year-old unique, he said, is the length of her criminal career.  "I’ve actually seen an old rap sheet of hers," Kennedy said, starting to laugh. "It was so long. You can’t believe how long it was — it was like 50 pages."

npr:

Doris Payne — demure, elegant and 83 — is a thief, as prolific and subtly conniving as they come. She doesn’t use muscle and she doesn’t rely on guns.  Instead, between numerous stints behind bars, for 50 years she has leaned on charming misdirection to steal pricey jewelry from unsuspecting merchants all over the globe.

via Notorious jewel thief Doris Payne, 83, makes news in Palm Desert - latimes.com

Read a little more about her in this 2005 profile piece. — Tanya B.

John Kennedy, president of the New York-based Jewelers’ Security Alliance, said that over the decades, his organization has sent “innumerable bulletins” about Payne to its members and law enforcement agencies. What makes the now 83-year-old unique, he said, is the length of her criminal career.  "I’ve actually seen an old rap sheet of hers," Kennedy said, starting to laugh. "It was so long. You can’t believe how long it was — it was like 50 pages."

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