It's time for a late August tradition, a list about today's college freshmen that makes you realize you're so old, you might as well wither up and die. Beloit College in Wisconsin just released their annual "Mindset List" where they list a bunch of things about college freshmen that'll make you feel ancient. This year's freshmen were born in 1996, so here are some highlights about their mindset...
There's a stereotype that French people smell bad and I'm not saying it's true or false. But I WILL say that if it IS true, and you out-stink HUNDREDS of other French people simultaneously then bravo. A 27-year-old French guy was on an American Airlines flight on Sunday from Paris to Dallas, Texas. It was going to be his first trip to America, and he said he'd always dreamed of visiting here. BUT he smelled really bad. It was so bad, that before the plane took off, other passengers and the crew started complaining and he got kicked off the plane. American Airlines DID have the right to kick him off. In their terms and conditions for passengers, it says they can refuse to take a passenger who, quote, "has an offensive odor not caused by a disability or illness." But the guy has filed a complaint against American Airlines for discrimination anyway. He thinks that the smell thing was just an excuse not to let him fly for some reason because he KNOWS he smelled great before the flight, he says, quote, "I covered myself with Dior perfume at the duty free shop."
Let's call this the 2014 evolution of that old "Stay in School" ad campaign. These days, we want less talk and more FIREPOWER, baby. 55-year-old Viktor Barkov of Elmwood Park, Illinois has a 22-year-old son who's supposed to be heading back to college. I'm not sure WHICH college, but over the weekend, Viktor's son announced he was dropping out. And Viktor responded by pulling out his GUN, putting it up to his son's HEAD, and telling him, quote, "If you don't go back to school I'm going to put a hole through your head." The police came, and Viktor was arrested for aggravated assault and use of a deadly weapon. There's no word if his son decided to go back to school after all.
This video is exactly why every public pool has "no running" signs. Watch a guy attempt to run and jump into a pool, but slip on the way and scrape half his body off on the side of it. Side note: this guy's friends are TOTAL jerks because you can hear them laughing before they even ask if he's' okay.
52-year-old Martin Coll is a homeless guy in Derry, Northern Ireland. And he was lucky enough to find a mattress in the garage of an old folks' home on Saturday night. But not to sleep on it, he was happy to find the mattress because he could have SEX with it. Martin pulled up some porn on his portable DVD player, and watched it as he humped the mattress. Unfortunately for him, the porn was a little loud and someone called the cops because they heard sex noises coming from the garage. When the cops got there, they found Martin with his pants down, going to town on the mattress. He was charged with outraging public decency and committing a lewd act. A judge just gave him a suspended four-month jail sentence as long as he goes to a halfway house to try to get his life together.
Miley Cyrus' MTV VMAs date who accepted her award...IS WANTED BY THE POLICE!?
Sofia Vergara responded to the comments...THAT HER BIT DURING THE EMMYS WAS SEXIST!!
Ariana Grande still won't admit...THAT SHE'S DATING BIG SEAN!!
Did Iggy Azalea reject the idea of kissing Rita Ora...AT THE VMAs!?
The video for "Bang Bang" is out...AND YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE!!
See Chelsea Handler's final goodbye...WATCH THE VIDEO!!
Justin Bieber is being investigated for...ATTEMPTED ROBBERY!?
Lindsay Lohan "prefers women"...BUT USES MEN!!
Matt Damon did the ice bucket challenge...WITH TOILET WATER!!
"Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland...SPLIT FROM HER BOYFRIEND OF FIVE YEARS!!
Could Full House be coming back!? MORE HERE!!
Meet your new Bachelor...OVER HERE!!
Arby's is now selling a sandwich called the MEAT MOUNTAIN, it features every single one of their meats on a bun. For $10, you get a stack of turkey, ham, corned beef, brisket, Angus steak, roast beef, three strips of bacon, two chicken tenders, Swiss cheese, and cheddar cheese. Arby's never meant to create the Meat Mountain. Earlier this year, they produced a poster to hang in stores that showed all of their meats stacked on top of each other and customers started saying, "Can I have one of those?" It isn't even listed on the menu, you have to ask for it specifically.
There's a 44-year-old immigrant in Karlstad, Sweden who went to prison for aggravated robbery in 1997. And when he got out in 2003, he was supposed to be deported back to his home country. But that's a problem, because he said he had AMNESIA and couldn't REMEMBER where he came from. And believe it or not, that WORKED. He's spent the past 11 years living in Sweden, working as an artist. Every once in a while the government checks in on him and asks if he remembers where he's from, and every time he says something differentfrom Russia to Kazakhstan to Canada. And now he's been there so long, his lawyer is trying to get the government to just give up and grant him permanent residence. An appeals court is reviewing his situation now.
Is there anything the Ice Bucket Challenge CAN'T do? It continued its run as a force for good by transitioning into a new role this weekend. FIGHTING CRIME. 20-year-old Jesean Morris of Omaha, Nebraska is a convicted felon who shot and injured two men a few years ago. He's out of prison now, but violated his parole and had a warrant out for his arrest. But last week, someone challenged Jesean to take the Ice Bucket Challenge so he took a video dumping ice on his head, then posted it on Facebook. Someone spotted the video, recognized the house and tipped off the police. They headed out to the house where Jesean shot the video on Friday, and saw him driving away. They pulled over the car and arrested him after he spat on one cop and damaged the cop car. He's been charged with a parole violation, assaulting an officer with bodily fluid, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and criminal impersonation. And since he seems like an all-around bad person, I'm guessing he's one of those people who dumped the ice on his head to avoid donating money to fight ALS.
A 40-year-old woman tackled a 20-year-old man fleeing from police in Washington state, then taunted him about being taken down by a grandmother. The grandma, Becky Powell, was driving by Wednesday when she saw the man run from officers. She told her husband to speed ahead of the fleeing man, and got out to confront him. She says the man tried to stiff-arm her, but she felled him, pulling down his shorts in the process. She says she got help pinning the man down and asked him how it felt to be taken down by a mother of five and a grandmother of three. Police say the man ran because he had an outstanding warrant.