dude, like chem cat and the teacher are funny. but who the FUCK makes fun of disabled people? oh ya, sick fucks.
Behind The Meme of the Day: British teen Heidi Crowter’s toddler face was immortalized as “I can count to potato” girl in 2009, when her photo was “stolen from a website for a parents’ support group” for children with Down syndrome. Heidi, now 16, and her family were unaware of her Internet fame until last fall; Heidi, to no one’s surprise, is “very upset.”
Now Heidi’s mom, Liz, and a small army of friends are lashing out against sites like Facebook, where the image has been used to mock not only Heidi, but disabled people in general.
“These trolls are cowardly, nasty people who should be punished for the damage they are doing to people with their comments,” Liz said this week. “Heidi has told me she is very upset by the sites and she turns her head away when we have them on the computer screen.”
And how has the Internet responded? By creating a new meme, naturally.
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How the House Republican budget hurts kids.
Dolphins are bad at jokes.
Window Display of the Day: Jacqueline Traide, a 24-year-old performance artist, recently volunteered for a starring role she won’t soon forget: 10 hours of torture — cosmetics testing — in a Lush Cosmetics window display. The shocking performance, during which thousands of London passersby witnessed Jacqueline being roughly manhandled and administered to by a “lab technician,” was meant to draw attention to the pain and cruelty inflicted on animals during lab tests for beauty products.
Dressed in nothing but a flesh-colored body stocking, Jacqueline and her counterpartre-enacted widely used tests. She was given injections and had her skin abraded and smothered in lotions and potions, then endured eye irritants and having a strip of her hair shaved off on one of Britain’s busiest streets.
“I hope it will plant the seed of a new awareness in people to really start thinking about what they go out and buy and what goes into producing it,” Jacqueline said.
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Man boxing a kangaroo (1938)