Monthly Archives: August 2016

Police Find Lupita Nyong’o’s Pearl-Studded Oscar Dress

Save the pearls. Update: Nyong’o’s dress was discovered Friday back in the hotel where it was originally stolen.

Update — Feb. 27, 7:35 p.m. ET: Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress has been located in West Hollywood.

According to TMZ, the thief returned the dress to the hotel where it was stolen. The thief then allegedly called TMZ, revealing the location of the dress and claiming the pearls on it are fake.

TMZ reported that it called police, who found the dress back in the hotel where it was stolen.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to NBC 4 that the dress has been found.

Original story:

The pearl-studded dress Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o wore to this year’s Oscars was stolen from her hotel room yesterday, TMZ reported.

Jordan Strauss / AP

Around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, the L.A. County Sheriff’s office received a call saying that a dress worth approximately $150,000 was stolen from a room at the London West Hollywood Hotel.

Chris Pizzello / AP

The gown is decorated with 6,000 pearls and was designed by Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein.

Todd Williamson / AP

Detectives are currently investigating the theft, though no arrests have been made, the LA Times reports. Police are also reportedly combing over the hotel’s surveillance footage.

Unhinged: UCSF fundraiser wishes death on all Obamacare ‘nonbelievers’

http://twitter.com/#!/dmbatten/status/381551163000094720

The soulless and morally bankrupt Left is sickly at it again. As Twitchy reported, the communications chair for the Sacramento Dems wished death upon Amanda Carpenter’s children. Her crime? Working for Sen. Ted Cruz. The cretinous Brauer was subsequently forced to resign.

Now Stephanie Handler, who works for University of California, San Francisco, ups the repugnant by wishing death on all Obamacare “nonbelievers.” Not only reprehensible, but oh-how-creepy — “nonbelievers.”

Here is a Google screenshot of her LinkedIn profile, which she conveniently deleted. Funny that.

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Huh. Like Brauer, she’s also in communications. Wow.

https://twitter.com/dmbatten/status/381646553842085888

https://twitter.com/dmbatten/status/381555426468188160

https://twitter.com/coff33loveit/status/381649634654842880

Ask and ye shall receive. Ms. Handler may be frantically deleting all social media accounts but Twitter, and Twitchy, are forever.

Citizens were beyond disgusted and rightly gave the depraved Ms. Handler the business.

https://twitter.com/coff33loveit/status/381647958329946112

https://twitter.com/saramarietweets/status/381460311234334720

Yep. It’s OK, you see. Because you are “Others” as Ace of Spades would say.

https://twitter.com/Nancy_Bellicec/status/381555941172576257

Creepy cultism, as always.

Actor Nick Searcy shredded Handler:

https://twitter.com/yesnicksearcy/status/381523971625070592

https://twitter.com/yesnicksearcy/status/381494030938296320

https://twitter.com/yesnicksearcy/status/381519653266145280

https://twitter.com/yesnicksearcy/status/381520807924490240

https://twitter.com/yesnicksearcy/status/381525196290527232

https://twitter.com/yesnicksearcy/status/381528657509883904

https://twitter.com/yesnicksearcy/status/381529471016128513

https://twitter.com/yesnicksearcy/status/381565759949770752

Bingo.

https://twitter.com/TheDudeMattT/status/381553134461386752

Yep. Unhinged and morally bankrupt.

http://twitter.com/SeanArther/status/381539339462660096

https://twitter.com/coff33loveit/status/381648799413702656

https://twitter.com/jerrywlindberg/status/381656743756849152

https://twitter.com/frankiefedora/status/381759332745891841

https://twitter.com/frankiefedora/status/381761051110305793

That would be a BOOM! if it wasn’t so frightening.

https://twitter.com/HarrietBaldwin/status/381537896143912960

What will UCSF do?

https://twitter.com/dmbatten/status/381547744478760963

https://twitter.com/dmbatten/status/381547165975207936

https://twitter.com/dmbatten/status/381549680481427457

https://twitter.com/dmbatten/status/381582511639261185

Ms. Handler is bravely running away.

https://twitter.com/dmbatten/status/381645713496498176

https://twitter.com/Lillibees_mom/status/381609024245886976

https://twitter.com/saramarietweets/status/381610027070402560

Twitter might have suspended her or she may have attempted to scrub that account as she is attempting to do with all others.

https://twitter.com/dmbatten/status/381563796524785664

https://twitter.com/RebelCause2013/status/381645111844536320

Hypocrite, coward and deplorable human being. This is the face of the unhinged Left.

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Editor’s note: Post was amended to fix a typo.

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Update:

In response to this blog post, we have been advised by Ms. Handler that she has withdrawn her comment, and she has deleted her social media accounts, including the Twitter account through which her comment was originally made.  She has also indicated to Twitchy that the comment has nothing to do with her work for the University of California, San Francisco, and that she has reached out to that institution’s Human Resources department to discuss the matter.  She has further stated that she did not intend to imply that anyone should die; the comment was made in jest; and she truly did not mean to offend anyone.  While we have declined her request to delete this post, we are publishing this addendum as an update and in order to provide further context.

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Related:

Death-wish Dem Allan Brauer forced to resign

Exposed: Death-wish Democrat official Allan Brauer’s long history of online hate, misogyny & GOP kid-bashing

‘May your children all die’: Comms. Chair of Sacramento Dems attacks Amanda Carpenter

Police say Mo. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed was carrying 9mm, refused breathalyzer

http://twitter.com/#!/JeromeEHudson/status/524674836002770944

As Twitchy reported, Ferguson, Mo., was relatively quiet Monday night, but police did arrest state senator Jamilah Nasheed and one other protester who in a Vine were shown blocking traffic by kneeling in the middle of a road and performing the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose.

CBS St. Louis today reports that Nasheed refused to take a breathalyzer test, and also that the senator had a gun on her at the time of arrest.

Just a reminder: attorney Eric Vickers is Nasheed’s chief-of-staff and was organizer of the Sept. 10 demonstration that had protesters flood I-70 to disrupt traffic.

Nasheed may have a permit for concealed carry, but to many the gun wasn’t a good look, since she’s also known for pushing anti-gun legislation.

These Stealthy Owls Will Trick Your Eyes…And Creep You Out. Whoa.

Even though most people have warmed up to owls since the Harry Potter explosion, they still have a slightly creepy vibe about them. According to several Native American tribes, seeing an owl in real life is a terrible omen. (Eep.) Aztec and Mayan cultures saw owls as a sign of death, and the Cherokee tribe considers seeing an owl in daylight to be a sign that someone in your family will die in the coming week.

After seeing how surprisingly stealthy owls can be, I’m starting to believe it too. This is just spooky.

I stared at this for five whole minutes.

Wow.

Okay, these are definitely just rocks.

Dang it!

I hope you’re prepared for some next-level stealth…

Bam!

Just a tree and some rocks?

Nope.

Duh, they’re right there in the window.

Misdirect!

Rocks… rocks…

Owl.

I think I see something on the right…

Nope.

You’re really gonna kick yourself for not seeing this one.

Yup. Seems obvious now.

(via Daily Mail.)

Be extra careful from now on. You never know when one of these guys will lurk nearby.

New York’s education commissioner gets an earful on Common Core

http://twitter.com/#!/JimStergios/status/388790211590647808

No parents are hauled out by security in this must-see video, but there were plenty of passionate arguments against New York’s implementation of Common Core, which resulted in a 30-point drop in math scores and a 21-point drop in English proficiency. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg managed to find the bright side, tweeting that the curriculum (and concurrent drop in scores) would “empower students to achieve at higher levels in the years ahead,” but parents aren’t willing to take that chance with their children’s futures, and they let state education commissioner John King know it.

http://twitter.com/#!/JillianPattrson/status/388864434061340672
http://twitter.com/#!/practigal/status/388867875739414528
http://twitter.com/#!/practigal/status/388870516989124608

Related:

Michelle Malkin takes on reality-challenged Common Core mouthpiece

Michelle Malkin ruins Melinda Gates’ Common Core cheerleading with pesky facts

Gene Simmons praises Common Core standards, gets an education

Sand Is Literally Erupting In The Deserts Of Saudi Arabia

Just when you think you have nature figured out, a weird video like this one comes along. Below, you can see a crew of men in working somewhere in the desert of Saudi Arabia, trying to fill a hole. However, every time they fill it with sand or other debris, after a few moments, it shoots back out, sort of like a geyser.

Is there some sort of monster living below the sands of Saudi Arabia?

It sort of looks like the monster from “Return Of The Jedi.”

Likely, what we’re seeing here is a naturally occurring blowhole. According to the National Park Service, blowholes are formed from small openings in the ground through which air blows out or sucks in. This is caused by a temperature gradient between the air inside the hole and outside of it. Once the temperatures inside and outside the hole equalize, that’s usually when the hole stops blowing.

Oh, snap! Romney zings Obama on green energy losers

http://twitter.com/#!/jimacostacnn/status/253670524650135552

Well, conservatives … all of those millions of tax dollars we poured into that hole called Solyndra paid for something worthwhile: one of Wednesday night’s best debate zingers. President Obama’s green energy picks may have been losers, but Romney’s line was a winner.

Romney mentions Solyndra. "You don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers." #DenverDebate

— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 4, 2012

Mitt to Barack on $90 billion of green energy subsidies: "You don't just pick winners and losers, you pick the losers."

— Brad Schnure (@schnure) October 4, 2012

WOW. Boom. Mitt: "You don't just pick the winners and losers. You pick the losers."

— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) October 4, 2012

you don't just pick the winners and losers you pick the losers….that will be in the papers tomorrow.

— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) October 4, 2012

Quote of the night thus far. “@JRubinBlogger: You just pick the losers #debates

— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) October 4, 2012

"You don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick all the losers" OOOOOOHHHHHHH!!! WHAT A LINE!!! #RomneyTearingJointsUpTonight LOL

— JC Roberto (@Jimmy_Ballgame9) October 4, 2012

Romney hits Obama on money for green jobs at Solyndra, Fisker and more

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) October 4, 2012

You picked the LOSERS, Solyndra, Fisker, Ener1…. LOVE THIS! #DenverDebate

— It's Liz Carter (@lisbethcarter) October 4, 2012

Romney w/ more specifics on Obama 'investment' losers: Solyndra, Fisker, Ener1. Not just pre-fab zingers but command of facts. #2012

— David Feith (@DavidFeith) October 4, 2012

‘Asleep at the switch’? TV truck blows #AppleLive viewers’ minds [photos]

http://twitter.com/#!/ryanbkoo/status/509387412867670016

Apple really went all out for its big iPhone 6 unveiling:

http://twitter.com/#!/TMJ4Steve/status/509386527047045120

Hey, look! It’s the iTestPattern!

http://twitter.com/#!/exjon/status/509387445386113024
http://twitter.com/#!/baratunde/status/509386044366925824

Cable access is slightly more high-tech.

http://twitter.com/#!/joe_portnoy/status/509389063078825984
http://twitter.com/#!/songadaymann/status/509390382669762560

Poor TV truck guy.

http://twitter.com/#!/scottsimpson/status/509390262510972928

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Update:

‘Quick on the trigger!’ Denny’s runs with #AppleLive TV truck fail [Photoshop]

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Related:

Twitter prepares for the arrival of the iPhone 6

Penny Marshall To Direct Film About The First Woman In The Baseball Hall Of Fame

A biopic about legendary baseball executive Effa Manley will begin production in 2015.

1. Penny Marshall, director of A League of Their Own, will direct and produce a film about Effa Manley, the first woman in the baseball Hall of Fame.

AFP / Getty Images FREDERIC J. BROWN

2. Manley was an executive and owner of the Newark Eagles, a Negro League team that won the 1946 Negro League World Series under her management.

Getty Images Transcendental Graphics

Along with being a pioneer businesswoman in an industry that is still to this day dominated by men, Manley was a civil rights advocate who was fiercely critical of Major League Baseball’s motives for integration, and fought to get fair compensation for Negro League players.

Manley passed away in 1981 and was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006, a year in which 17 players and executives were inducted by a special committee. She was the first and only woman to be voted into the Hall of Fame.

5. Variety reports the film has not been cast yet and will begin filming in 2015.

Jos Canseco wants to apply for 10,000-word tweets

There’s been a lot of talk about Twitter expanding its text limit from 140 words to 10,000.Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey issued a statement today in an effort to clear up any confusion.

The first person we know of to apply for the 10,000-word expansion is Jos Canseco, which seems right somehow.

Or send virtual hugs.