Artist Anna Gensler has found a unique way to respond to vulgar propositions that she gets from men on the popular dating app Tinder.
After Tinder matched Gensler up with some fellows, she got some distasteful texts from many of them.
According to Jezebel.com, the men texted:
Bet your tight.
If I was a watermelon, would you spit or swallow my seeds.
8==D I love anal.
Your boobs are even nicer than my mom’s.
In response, Gensler drew nude pictures of the men with tiny penises and their vulgar come-on lines. She then posted the pics on her Instagram page and sent them links.
"I just started doodling how I would imagine them naked… except sad-naked," Gensler told Slate.com. "...They’re all based off of these guys’ profile pictures, so their faces and their general positions are the same, but from there I tried to make them look a little chubbier or scrawnier or just not particularly well-endowed."
Gensler said some of the men got angry over her drawings, while "a couple of guys have actually said smart things after I sent it to them."
She joined the dating website OkCupid and warned those men that she would draw them naked if they used crude lines. She also included a link back to her Instagram drawings of the Tinder men.
"I got so many messages from guys who were like, 'This is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen! Can you please draw me naked?' They’re totally missing the point," stated Gensler.
A family in Washington Township, N.J. was hunting for Easter eggs on Sunday when skydiver Arkady Shenker crashed in their backyard.
Shenker reportedly jumped out of an airplane operated by the Freefall Adventures Skydiving School. Shenker was wearing a “wing suit” that allowed him to fly forwards, but the suit may not have opened correctly.
The Dye family was having their yearly Easter egg hunt when they noticed some skydivers in the air (video below).
"I saw the jumpers," Annie Marie Dye told 6 Action News. "Then I noticed one, and he kind of looked like he was unconscious. He was just spinning."
"We seen him coming down," Lamont Dye told NBC Philadelphia. "He was going around and around and the chute was here and he was here. As soon as I seen that I knew he was in trouble."
After Shenker crashed in their backyard, the Dye family tried to help him. Shenker was not conscious, but was breathing. Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital where he died.
"He knew it was risky, but he didn't want to live scared of risk," stated Shenker's son, Alex.
The Freefall Adventures Skydiving School has been in business 25 years and states on its website, "Our skydives are made from 13,500 feet, 35% higher than our competition."
The Washington Township Police Department, the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office and the FAA are investigating the incident.
"Last year there were 24 skydiving accidents out of 3.2 million jumps," Nancy Koreen, of the US Parachute Association, told NBC Philadelphia. "There have been between 20 and 25 accidents over the last five to ten years."
Mexico was hit with a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Friday, but one TV news anchor kept his cool even though sirens rang and lights shook above his head.
Televisa news anchor Eduardo “Lalo” Salazar told viewers that the earthquake siren had sounded, but he had not felt any shaking (video below).
Seconds later, Salazar said, “Now we’re starting to feel it. We have to stay calm,” noted Slate. “It’s stronger now... It’s stronger now... It’s very strong. Everything is shaking now."
According to Mediaite.com, Salazar stayed on camera for 90 seconds, but then told viewers he was leaving the studio. "I’m getting out, I’m getting out."
An dad recently allowed his six-year-old son to drive his Harley-Davidson motorcycle on an open road.
According to UpRoxx.com, the dad is YouTube user “Jacob Hughes,” who uploaded the video (below), which is going viral.
I'm all for kids learning to ride, but safety would be paramount for my child first! Leathers and a helmet that actually fits! This kid would be mince meat if he fell off!
I'm all for getting your kids into bikes, but I feel strongly that the child should have on some more protective clothing. I know I know, not my kid...but it just makes me cringe.
Not sure if this cool or incredibly stupid
Sure a priceless father & son moment but isn't this a little reckless?
That's a cool cruise control you got there pops!
Parenting done right!!!!!
Chicago resident Kelvin Mathews called Sprint on Sunday about an error on his phone bill, but his normal complaint got a bizarre response.
Matthews got an email from Sprint that was addressed to "Sissyboy Kelvin Gay Mathews."
“I gave [the representative] my email address, and that’s the email they sent me,” Mathews told NBC Chicago (video below).
Mathews originally called Sprint because he was getting messages from a Sprint account that he had closed.
A Sprint customer service representative told Mathews to check his online account and was supposed to email him log-in information.
After getting the offensive email, Mathews called Sprint again.
“I expressed my concerns to them and how serious this is to me and my wife,” added Mathews. “I don’t live a homosexual life, I never gave Sprint anything to go on and think that, and even if I did I don’t think it would be fair to say this on my account.”
"We have apologized to Mr. Mathews and deeply regret what happened over the weekend,” Sprint said in a statement. “Mr. Mathews should never have received this email from our representative. We have dealt with that employee appropriately."
EdgeNewYork.com notes that Sprint has offered Mathews a free business account and two months of free service, but he has not decided to accept the offer yet.
“To have this email is a form of degrading someone and I think people need to know about it,” said Mathews. “They’re not treating customers like they should.”
Southwest Airlines flight attendant Marty Cobb recently gave her passengers some safety instructions, but added some humor.
“My ex-husband, my new boyfriend and their divorce attorney are going to show you the safety features of this Boeing 737 800 series,” Cobb told passengers, noted DigitalJournal.com (video below).
“Everybody gets a door prize in the seat back pocket in front of you, along with dirty diapers, chewing gum wrappers, banana peels and all other gifts you leave for us from time to time, it’s the safety information card,” added Cobb.
According to The Blaze, more of Cobb's one-liners included:
“Position your seat belt tight and low against your hips, like my grandmother wears her support bra.”
“As you know it’s a no-smoking, no-whining, no-complaining flight. It’s a please and thank you, and you are such a good-looking flight attendant.”
“If you’re traveling with small children, we’re sorry.”
“Basically, just do what we say and nobody gets hurt.”
Cobb’s video has almost 2 million views since being posted on April 12.
She states on her YouTube page, "Hilarious SWA flight attendant... wants to meet Ellen & Jimmy Fallon!!"
A 14-year-old twitter user named "Sarah" who uses the handle "@QueenDemetriax_" joked around this morning with American Airlines.
According to the New York Daily News, Sarah tweeted:
@AmericanAir hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from Afghanistan. I'm part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I'm gonna do something really big bye.
Unamused, American Airlines replied with:
@queendemetriax_ Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.
That tweet, which has since been deleted by American Airlines, set off a firestorm on Sarah's Twitter feed now called "Demetria," including:
@AmericanAir omfg I was kidding.
@AmericanAir I'm so sorry I'm scared now.
@AmericanAir I was joking and it was my friend not me, take her IP address not mine.
@AmericanAir I was kidding pls don't I'm just a girl pls.
Omfg I'm so stupid I'm scared.
Why would I blow up one of your planes, I have my own jet @AmericanAir
Wow bc of this I gained 1k followers.
According to the Salt Lake City Tribune, Sarah came up with multiple excuses, including her Twitter page being hacked, June 1st being her sister's birthday and, most recently, the teen claimed she wrote the tweet a month ago, but didn't send it.
She says that her Twitter page "tripped" and published it today.
Beekeeper She Ping recently covered himself with 460,000 bees to promote his honey business in Chongqing, China.
Ping was stung over 20 times, but told AFP, "It hurt, but I didn't dare to move."
"To be honest I felt very nervous, but I do it to promote my honey," added Ping. "I'm used to dealing with bees... and started these activities when I was about 22."
Ping, who was naked from the waist up, did not shower beforehand because the soap odor can excite bees.
Ping wore a 100-pound bee suit on the lower part of his body. He also held a small cage with a queen bee, which attracted the swarm of bees.
His assistants tried to keep the bees away from this face with incense and cigarette smoke. Ping also wore nose and ear plugs.
According to the International Business Times, Ping was covered with 331,000 bees in 2012 while wearing a 73-pound bee suit.
Vipin Seth, of India, still holds the world record with a 135-pound bee suit, which was covered by 600,000 bees.
However, Ping is claiming the world record for being semi-naked with bees.
The owner of the Add-a-Ball videogame arcade in Seattle is giving away free sweatshirts to homeless people.
But there's a catch, the sweatshirts include advertisements of his arcade.
"I will post a pic of every new bum we spruce up," arcade owner Brad Johnsen told Vocativ.com. "If it also encourages people to go play pinball and get drunk, all the better."
The sweatshirts are part of the arcade's
“Hoodies for Hobos” campaign, which began last month.
The arcade's Facebook page includes pictures of homeless people wearing the company sweatshirts.
Johnsen claims he's dressed up 30 homeless people in his clothing ads.
"I kick it with bums all the time,” claimed Johnsen. “My whole thing is that they just want to get drunk and high like the rest of us, but sometimes they smell funky and downright nasty.”
However, Elaine Simons, an advocate for the homeless, says the “Hoodies for Hobos” campaign turns human beings into "walking advertisements."
An unidentified man tried to exterminate some bugs in his Orlando, Fla. home on Sunday night by starting a small fire to burn them.
However, the fire got out of control and the man was trapped inside his apartment. Fortunately, a neighbor came to his rescue (video below).
"I am yelling at him and I hear him yelling 'Help,' but I felt like he couldn't hear me," neighbor Leanna Boyer told WFTV. "He wasn't really responding. I banged first, and then it didn't pop, and then I just smashed through [the glass window]."
According to the Orlando Sentinel, a police report stated: "There was trash and empty beer cans covering the majority of the floor in the living area and the kitchen. The bedroom where most of the fire damage occurred was also filled with trash and cans."
The man reportedly told Orlando police “that he started the blaze accidentally, while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment.”
The man was not charged with a crime, but was treated for burns and hospitalized under Florida's Baker Act because he was “a danger to himself and others,” said the police report.