A Nine-Year-Old Is Upset When Santa Tells Him to “Lay Off the Hamburgers and French Fries”

A Nine-Year-Old Is Upset When Santa Tells Him to “Lay Off the Hamburgers and French Fries”

Children today are larger than children used to be. It’s fine, food is delicious, and based on adult weight trends we’re obviously in NO position to judge. But you have to imagine it wreaks havoc on Santa’s lap this time of year.

And he finally snapped. Metaphorically. I don’t mean his leg bones literally snapped under the weight of an American child.

A nine-year-old kid named Anthony Mayse went to sit on Santa’s lap in Forest City, North Carolina last weekend, and asked him for an iPod Touch and a drone.

But at the end of their conversation, Santa told Anthony, quote, “Lay off the hamburgers and French fries.”

Anthony was really upset and started crying, and now his mom wants the city to fire Santa.

The town manager says Santa has apologized, but for now, he’s keeping his job.

(ABC 13 – Asheville

A Woman Had Her Dad Drive Her to a Bank Robbery by Saying It Was a Job Interview

A Woman Had Her Dad Drive Her to a Bank Robbery by Saying It Was a Job Interview

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A 24-year-old named Chelsea Wilson from Hollywood, Florida asked her dad if he’d drive her to a job interview last Thursday. It was at a bank . . . and being a good dad, he took her.

He figured it went really well too, because she came outside with a bunch of CASH. She said it was an advance payment on her salary. Yeah . . .

Anyway, that’s what he allowed himself to BELIEVE happened . . . until the FBI showed up at his house the next morning.

It turns out Chelsea was lying to him, and he hadn’t taken her to a job interview . . . she’d tricked him into being her GETAWAY DRIVER when she robbed the bank.

She’d also robbed three other banks before, although she didn’t get her dad tangled up in those.

She was arrested for robbery, but since her dad really didn’t know what was going on, he won’t be facing any charges.

(ABC 10 – Orlando

Kids Do Better in School If Their Teachers Are Hot

Kids Do Better in School If Their Teachers Are Hot

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Are you already looking forward to parent-teacher conferences because your kid’s social studies teacher is SUPER HOT? Well here’s another, less important reason to be excited: Your kid’s probably going to get an A in that class.

According to a new study out of UNLV, students do better in school if their teacher is good looking.

The researchers had some students listen to an audio recording of a lecture and look at the photo of the person they thought was giving it.

Some of them saw a photo of an attractive teacher, and some of them saw an unattractive teacher.

And when they took a test on the lecture afterwards, the kids who thought they had a good-looking teacher got better scores. They also gave the teacher better reviews.

(ABC 13 – Las Vegas)

 

Five TV Randoms, Including Rob Lowe and John Stamos Losing Shows on the Same Day

Five TV Randoms, Including Rob Lowe and John Stamos Losing Shows on the Same Day

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  1. Rob Lowe and John Stamos are still as handsome as they were in 1989, but handsomeness isn’t always enough to keep your job, even in Hollywood.  Fox has canceled Rob’s show “The Grinder” and John’s sitcom “Grandfathered”.
    Rob Tweeted, quote, “‘The Grinder’ was not renewed.  It was unapologetically original, smart, funny, and had a murder’s row of talent . . . I’m thrilled to have 22 episodes that were as acclaimed as they were.  Time well spent!  And there’s still Grindr.  So there’s that.  #NotAllBadNews.”  (???)
    Fox also canceled “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” and “Bordertown”.
  2. ABC canceled “Nashville” after four seasons, “Castle” after eight and “The Muppets” after just one.  Meanwhile, CBS is letting “Supergirl” move to the CW, where it actually fits better anyway, with their other DC Comics-based shows.
  3. Kevin James will star in a sitcom for CBS called “Kevin Can Wait”, and yet again, he’s playing a normal guy, who has a much hotter wife.  She’s Erinn Hayes, and you might know her from “Children’s Hospital”.
  4. NBC is doing another “Chicago” show.  It’s “Chicago Justice”, and it joins “Chicago Fire”, “Chicago P.D.”, and “Chicago Med”.
  5. CBS is working on a “Good Wife” spin-off starring Christine Baranski.  However, it’s being developed for CBS’ streaming service, not the network.
Kids Today Spend Less Time Outside Than Prison Inmates

Kids Today Spend Less Time Outside Than Prison Inmates

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Photo Credit: Flickr Mads Bødker

Here’s a good anecdote for JUST how little time kids today spend playing outside: A new survey found a lot of kids spend less time outside on an average day than PRISON INMATES.

One in three kids between five and 12 years old play outside for around 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the U.N. guidelines require that prisoners get at least one hour a day outdoors.

 

(ABC 7 – Buffalo)