The noble savages

It's amusing when colored people complain about the horrible racist America or the vicious intolerant West. Try spending a few weeks in the Arab world and experience life among the enlightened Muslims:

In an attempt to capitalize on what's become a ratings bonanza for Arabic satellite channels during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, two comedies struck the wrong chord with audiences when their lead actors appeared in blackface.

Criticism was swift on social media, but failed to trigger a deeper discussion on racism in the Middle East.

The shows - one produced in Egypt and the other in Kuwait - also poked fun at Sudanese culture, making a mockery of the Sudanese Arabic dialect and portraying darker skinned people from Sudan as either poor or lazy.


Baloo goes berserk

The Last Selfie:

A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the creature.

After stopping to go to the toilet on his way home from a wedding, Prabhu Bhatara is said to have spotted the injured animal in the Nabarangpur district of Odisha in India.

His fellow SUV passengers advised him against trying to take a picture with the creature.

There is no cure for stupid.


Moth angry at flame

Roaming chimes in:


A short life

A Calgary toddler who died after being left alone in a car seat in a closet for five hours was likely "trying to get out" when she became entangled in the straps, a court was told Monday.

That sentence made little sense upon first reading.

Ceira and her twin brother — who was likely left in a playpen for most of the day — were dropped off at 7:15 a.m. by their father on Nov. 12, 2015.

Even though Simons had been asked not to allow the children a morning nap, she put the toddler in the baby seat around 8 a.m. MT and left to run errands.

That's right. The parents who apparently love their children so much that they repeatedly left them with Elmarie Simons for the whole day. Simons who is also a very caring person decided to go shopping while leaving the toddlers behind. Simons basically tied up a young, helpless girl and left her in a closet for five hours. Now, she's dead.

At least she was very loved.


Totally haram!

Russians cast off the gloom from the new Cold War with the West with a record-breaking descent in swimwear. Some 1,525 revellers stripped to bikinis and bathing shorts despite temperatures of only 5C in the spring sunshine of the Siberian resort of Sheregesh.

Skiers and snowboarders marked the end of the winter season by beating their own previous Russian record for the near naked descent.

Feminists and Muslims are triggered!

A poor, oppressed woman:

Crazy infidel girl

Horrible. Just horrible.


So delicate, so fragile

A supermarket is to introduce touch-free packaging to help squeamish millennials who are afraid to touch raw meat before cooking it.

Not from The Onion:

“Customers, particularly younger ones, are quite scared of touching raw meat," Katherine Hall, product development manager for meat, fish and poultry at the retailer, told The Sunday Times.

"These bags allow people, especially those who are time-poor, to just ‘rip and tip’ the meat straight into the frying pan without touching it.”

Generation Pussy.

A recent report by Mintel, the consumer research firm, found just under 40pc of young cooks prefer not to handle raw meat, compared with a little more than a quarter of the broader population.

What? Cooks who don't want to deal with raw meat!? That's like a surgeon who can't handle the sight of blood.


A devastating accident

The Tobins sat at a bedside vigil with a boy they thought was their son. The Labelles were mourning the son they thought they'd lost. In a town wrenched by grief, an identification mistake is just one more heartbreaking blow.

I initially thought that the hospital had made a really dumb mistake. Then, I quickly realized the full horror: the guy was unrecognizable because he was so badly mangled!

He said the family was told Parker had severe injuries, including a broken hip and “a big gash on the top of his head that runs from his forehead right back to the end of his head,” which “went right to the bone.”


Leave lions alone

This shocking footage shows the moment when a lion attacks a young girl in Saudi Arabia after dozens of children were allowed to play with the predator during a festival.

The video sees the children run around with the lion, when suddenly the game turns into a serious hunt for the wild animal, and it pounces on one of the children.

Just how low of an IQ does one need to have to think that allowing children to "play" with an efficient killing machine is a good idea? This isn't the fault of one idiot. A political authority, festival organizers, and the parents were all in favor of this lunacy.


Han Solo of Bangladesh

Maybe, he didn't understand the nuances of the mile high club?

A passenger on a flight from Malaysia has been arrested after reportedly stripping naked to watch porn before attacking a stewardess.

Shortly after the Malindo Air flight departed from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, the 20-year-old Bangladeshi took his clothes off and started watching pornography on his laptop, local media reported.

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According to Malaysian website Star Online, the man also masturbated and urinated on his seat.

Was he on drugs?


"Chopstick grip"

No love for the alien:

If the hoverhand is the physical expression of a beta male feeling anxious and uncomfortable in the presence of a hot chick, worried she might reject him if his hand were to find purchase on her shirt sleeve, then the Chopstick Grip is the physical expression of a girl who is too repulsed by her husband to make full palm contact with his scaly back.

Plus, she's leaning back, away from the Zucks.


Just the facts

If you were curious about the Canadians and Brits:


Deeply challenged

Who needs enemies when you got friends like these:

It's called the No Lackin Challenge.

On YouTube, videos of the No Lackin Challenge show people pulling guns on their friends and their friends pulling out a gun too. However, no one pulls the trigger.

Early Thursday morning, a 17-year-old was shot in the head at E's cafe on Union Avenue.

Now, a moment of silence as the future Einstein has passed away.


Drama at Pearson

Friction between WestJet and Sunwing at Toronto airport:

According to WestJet, flight WS2425, returning to Toronto from Cancun, Mexico, with 168 passengers on board and a crew of six, was on the tarmac when it was hit by a Sunwing plane. Witnesses reported seeing the tail of the Sunwing plane on fire shortly after.

How can a pilot be so careless?

Sunwing says there were no crew or passengers aboard its aircraft, which was being towed by the airline’s ground handling service provider, at the time of the incident.

Oh. That makes more sense.


Halaal family tree

A 50 year-old Ugandan man has surprised all and sundry by holding a joint wedding for his three wives.

More:

In his explanation, Mohammed Ssemanda – a food vendor in Kasenyi landing site, a Kampala surburb, says he opted for the joint wedding with his three wives due to lack of finance to hold separate functions.

That would give new meaning to triple talaaq.

The man's first wife, 48 year-old Salmat Naluwugge, has spent 20 years with him and they have five kids.

She must be feeling really special now.

Others are Jameo Nakayiza, 27, and Mastulah aged 24 who are sisters.

WTF? Awkward question from a child in the future: Mommy, who is that woman? Oh, she's your step-mother ... and your aunt.