Another Reason Not To Trust Your Ex
Anna Mackowiak, a dentist in Poland, is under investigation for medical malpractice and abusing the trust of a patient after she surgically removed all of her ex-boyfriend’s teeth following their breakup. Marek Olszewski reportedly made an appointment with Mackowiak, for a toothache, not long after he dumped her. Mackowiak allegedly gave him an anesthetic, removed all his teeth, then — to cover it up — she wrapped his head in bandages. She told reporters, “I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions. But when I saw him lying there I just thought, ‘What a b**tard’.”Olszewski said he couldn’t feel his teeth when he woke up but was told by his ex that it was due to the anesthetic. He explained, “I didn’t have any reason to doubt her. I mean, I thought she was a professional. But when I got home I looked in the mirror and I couldn’t believe it.” Mackowiak could get up to three years in jail. (Digital Spy)
Is ‘Game of Thrones’ Overdoing the Nudity?
HBO’s medieval drama Game of Thrones, based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series of books, is a hit that’s already in its second season. But along with praise, it’s also drawn some notice and criticism for the frequent female nudity in the show. Washington Post columnist Anna Holmes is among the critics, writing last week of the nudity, “Frequent and often outlandish, the show’s eroticism often overshadows or distracts from the actual story.” She noted that Saturday Night Live has taken notice, running a fake promo in an episode earlier this month that joked that Game of Thrones’ success is partly attributable to a 13-year-old boy who’s a creative consultant. Holmes also pointed out that it’s almost entirely the women taking off their clothes, saying a male character has only gotten naked once. Calling it all, quote, “wearying and numbing,” Holmes wrote, “It’s a constant reminder and reinforcement of the fact that pop-culture creators make content mainly for heterosexual men and then, maybe, for everyone else.”
Obama, Kimmel Deliver Jokes at Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner
President Obama and late night host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel delivered jokes Saturday night (April 28th) at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington. Obama made a few jabs at his assumed re-election opponent, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney:
- “It’s great to be here this evening in the vast, magnificent Hilton ballroom — or what Mitt Romney would call a little fixer-upper.”
- “We both have degrees from Harvard. I have one, he has two. What a snob.” (That was also a jab at former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who’d called Obama a snob for encouraging young people to to to college.)
- Obama introduced a fake political attack ad against himself that plays off the story of Romney strapping the family dog in a crate to the top of the car during a family trip in 1983. The ad defended the freedom of a dog to feel the wind in his fur, and showed Obama’s dog, Bo, looking miserable at having to ride in government cars as pat of, quote, “European-style dog socialism.” A final image showed Romney on the stairs of Air Force One with a dog crate on top.
Among other quips, Obama also joked about: the recent Secret Service prostitution scandal, saying, “I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew”; a recent diplomatic trip to Colombia in which Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was photographed drinking a beer and dancing, saying, “She can’t stop drunk texting me from Cartagena”; and got in a two-fer that included the recent talk about him writing in his book that when he a child, his Indonesian stepfather had given him dog meat to try and Sarah Palin, saying, “What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bill is delicious.”
Good Childcare Equals Good Grades
A new University of Texas study showed that children who got high quality care before they headed to school were more prepared to start school and even had mothers who were more involved with their schooling. The researchers used surveys, observations and physical exmas to analyze children from birth to age 4 1/2. Robert Crosnoe, who led the study, said, “Mothers tended to be more school-involved when their children had longer histories of high-quality care since birth. High quality care is important on many levels. And this is true for people who need care for practical reasons, like parents who work and, for example, parents who want to expose their children to peers or who are seeking enriching preschool environments for their kids.” (UPI)
Drinking (Water) Helps With Thinking
A study presented at the British Psychological Society’s annual conference found that students who drank water during tests performed 10 percent better than those students who didn’t. Researchers say the results can apply to situations outside of school, like job interviews and meetings. (MensHealth.com)