Michael Jackson Hologram
Teeth tattoos are an emerging trend as people seek to decorate their mouths with images of their favorite things. The Suburbia Dental Laboratory in Bloomfield, Connecticut made its first tattooed crown 20 years ago when a customer asked for an image of a corvette. The tattoos can’t yet be applied to healthy teeth, but are available for patients requiring a crown that don’t want the pain of getting an actual tattoo. The dental stain tattoo, which costs between $75 and $200, is created by taking a mold of the patient’s tooth and then adding the design to the crown which is heated up to 212-degrees to make the art take hold. (Daily Mail)
Wisconsin Man Files Restraining Order Against Daughter’s Bully
A Wisconsin man who says his kindergarten-age daughter’s school isn’t doing enough to protect her from a bully has taken out a restraining order, according to local station WISN-TV. Brian Metzger said his daughter was kicked in the face by the 5-year-old classmate and had rocks and sand thrown at her, and that the boy told her, “I want to slit your throat and watch you bleed.” Metzger told the station he acted to get a restraining order because the school wasn’t protecting his daughter, saying, “The whole year she’s been dealing with it. There have been other students in the classroom who have been dealing with the same individual.” When asked about the case, a Kenosha Unified School District spokesperson told the station briefly, “There’s always two sides to every story.” Metzger wants to have the bullying student removed from his daughter’s school.
Is Having a Gift Shop at the 9/11 Memorial Museum Disrespectful?
In addition to the moving artifacts and exhibits, the new 9/11 Memorial Museum, which is opening to the public on Wednesday (May 21st) at Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, also has a gift shop, and that’s not sitting well with some family members, according to the New York Post. Victims’ family members and friends, first responders and survivors have been able to tour the museum since the dedication ceremony last week, and that included seeing the gift shop. Diane Horning, whose 26-year-old son was killed in the attacks, told the Post, “To me, it’s the crassest, most insensitive thing to have a commercial enterprise at the place where my son died.” Referring to the fact that thousands of unidentified body parts are in a “remains repository” at the museum, Horning, who also objects to the cafe, said, “Here is essentially our tomb of the unknown. To sell baubles I find quite shocking and repugnant. I think it’s a money-making venture to support inflated salaries, and they’re willing to do it over my son’s dead body.” According to the newspaper, a notice at the gift shop and online where items are sold says, “All net proceeds from our sales are dedicated to developing and sustaining” the museum. Some of the items on sale, as described the Post, include: FDNY, NYPD and Port Authority Police T-shirts and caps; earrings molded from leaves and blossoms of the “Survivor Tree,” police and firefighters jewelry charms; and “United We Stand” merchandise.
Oprah’s OWN Network Postpones Michael Sam Docuseries
In the wake of the backlash after it was announced that Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN TV network was doing a docuseries on Michael Sam, who was drafted last weekend by the St. Louis Rams as the first openly gay NFL player, the network announced Friday (May 16th) that the show has been postponed. OWN president Erik Logan said, “After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team.” Sam’s agent, Cameron Weiss, said of the decision, “This will allow for Michael to have a total focus on football, and will ensure no distractions to his teammates. Everybody involved remains committed to this project and understands its historical importance as well as its positive message.”