Hey there, kids, welcome to the Phile for a Monday. How are you? Geesh, this woman wanted a way out of her marriage and pronto. So she did what any other woman would do… she stabbed her husband! Kidding, please don’t stab your husband, that’s just pure evil and well, wrong. But by the look at her mugshot, she had no regrets.
Forty-eight-year-old Shanda Johnson-Williams was arrested and received a murder charge over the death of her husband Jamie Williams. According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, authorities were called after Johnson-Williams reported her husband was dead inside their home in Fort Towson, Oklahoma. Paramedics were called to the residence, but 48-year-old Jamie Williams was already dead by the time they had arrived. The medical examiner determined the cause of death was related to the stab wounds sustained by Williams. The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the OSBI after his death seemed… quite suspicious. That’s when agents as well as deputies from the sheriff’s office arrested the Oklahoma woman and booked her into Choctaw County Jail. Johnson-Williams’ mugshot was released by authorities, showing her showing a massive grin as the picture was taken. Safe to say that photo will probably only make things worse when she shows up in court. Regrets? Nah, this woman didn’t have any. She did what she needed to do. Now, I really don’t know what the story behind this stabbing is, but I’m gonna blame the husband here. This woman looks ecstatic that he is dead, and by her own cold hands. I mean, either that or she is just plain crazy. Which could be a major possibility. But, I want to believe the first one. Still, it kind of sucks because she was still charged with first-degree murder. Game over.
Oh my goodness, talk about some bad luck. Looks like this Amazon delivery guy got in quite a pickle, and now deserves a very heavy raise, an ice pack, and the keys to the city. Especially since he took this like a champ. I don’t know what the Amazon driver’s name is, but I’m calling him Bob. You certainly took one for the team Bob. A Ring video is now going viral on social media showing a delivery worker dropping off a package in front of a San Bernardino porch. Minding his own business he goes to take a picture of the package for confirmation and obliviously accidentally sits on a cactus behind him as he is bending over.
He immediately bounces back up saying, “Oh my god. No, no, no. What the hell? No, no.” Ugh, I can already imagine the pain. My dude got 10 quills right up his butt, and let me tell you this reaction is beautiful. I want to meet this guy so bad. Of course, probably embarrassed by the situation since he saw the doorbell, he immediately tries to act cool before jumping in pain. He then starts laughing at his misfortune because well, he couldn’t believe it happened. It was a silly mistake, one that almost cost him his butt. Unfortunately, to make matters a little bit worse no one was home to help them so the poor dude had to pick out the cactus thorns himself. But let’s face it if I was him I would be mortified if someone walked right through that door. Can you imagine just saying, “Hey can you help me get these cactus spines out of my butt? I’m struggling here and I’m in pain.” Yeah, no thank you, I rather just wobble away to my truck and get them out there. I loved his attitude, I really have to give it to him. Especially at the end when he just says he’s good and gives a thumbs up. The best part is that he repeatedly keeps saying sorry to the owners because he knew they were going to see him struggling. I bet the ride back turn in that warehouse is quite painful though. God bless ring doorbells, and God bless Amazon workers. Hope you feel better, Bob.
Jesus Christ, I really can’t keep up with the Internet anymore. Every time I try to find a good story that will make me feel good, I find something like this has traumatized the living hell out of me. I get it, there are a lot of Republicans who really love their political party. I’ve met a handful that live, breathe, and would basically die for her former President Donald Trump, which I mean your preference, your choice. Personally, I don’t. But I will say this, I respect people’s political parties. That being said, this is just too much. I get it, a lot of people have their own sexual fetishes and fantasies that they like to follow. It’s normal, it’s human, and let’s face it it’s nothing new. But this is where I’m drawing the line y’all. This is too much. I’m officially traumatized and I need this to stop because it’s driving me crazy. Anyways, introducing Trump toys made specifically for “the special lady in your life.”
Yep, it’s actually a thing, and like I said I’m terrified. Apparently, Mike Oxall’s Guns & Ammo, who in my opinion have no business doing any kind of sex toy, decided that the world needs a Trump dildo. Because well, why not? Have to give them credit for that clever name though, I had a good giggle over it. I will say that the most hilarious part about this whole situation is that they specifically make it a point to say that these dildos are not for men whatsoever. They continued to advertise the dildos with several hashtags including: #Trump2024, #Trump 2424 Landslide, #Trump2037, #trumpismypresident, and #Trump2024toSaveAmerica. Which I mean… what in the world is up with that Trump 2037? What’s going on in that year? I am confused. Oh man, don’t ask me where you can buy this because I will not provide you with the link. Whoever buys this is indeed sick and has to probably go see a therapist. I know I am. Anyways, hope you have a good day and stay off the Internet for a while. I really hope this is some sort of sick joke. Don’t kill the messenger.
Ever since the death of Alex Trebek, "Jeopardy!" has been stirring up controversy. From the outrage over Dr. Oz’s stint as host to that Final Jeopardy, Aaron Rodgers pown to this NBA fail to the initial snub of LeVar Burton (followed by a petition which earned the "Reading Rainbow" legend his own chance to guest host), the 37th season has been newsworthy to say the least. And now, after so much hosting drama, it’s a contestant that’s trending... for allegedly flashing a white supremacist hand symbol during an episode. Now, there’s an online petition for the show to acknowledge this issue and condemn the possible messaging. Kelly Donohue, a bank examiner from Winthrop, Massachusetts, appeared on "Jeopardy!" for the first time last week and won a total of $79,601 for during a three-day reign as champion. His time on the show did not seem too out of the ordinary, save for a slightly awkward moment of live TV when Donohue answered a question with the outdated term, “What is gypsy?” as opposed to the socially preferable “What is Roma?” Guest host Anderson Cooper pointed this out briefly, but Donohue received the point. He continued on his winning streak, competing on the Los Angeles game show set until April 26th when he lost (somewhat miserably) to contestant Dana Schumacher-Schmidt. But it’s another moment from that night’s episode that’s drawing not only attention but serious concern over white supremacy. Yahoo News broke the story which has gained steam on Twitter.
As you can see, Donohue held up three fingers then tapped them against his chest while holding his thumb and index finger together: a sideways okay sign. This motion is officially recognized as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League. In 2017, 4chan users falsely claimed that this finger symbol represented “wp,” or “white power.” Even though there was no evidence to support it, the online hoax grew to the point of real-life popularity with white people throwing the symbol as trolling mechanism. In 2019, the racist Australian mass murderer Brenton Tarrant utilized the symbol when appearing in court after Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting in which he killed 50 people. From then on, the dark intent of the classic okay seemed clear-cut. The okay symbol was seen popping up on hands throughout the Capitol mob in Washington, D.C. last January. Donohue claims that he was trying to personalize his introduction by drawing attention to the fact that it was his third game, being the returning champion. And in Donohue’s defense, he did throw up deuces... in honor of his second game... during the quiz show introduction on April 25th. Then again, being a "Jeopardy!" champion with knowledge of all things trivia, it’s hard to imagine Donohue had no idea about the coded meaning of his hand gesture... especially during a period so fraught with civil rights abuses against black people. Social media was quick to respond, calling out Donohue’s apparently brazen white power salute. Others, however, maintain that this is not a social justice issue and that Donohue was truly demonstrating the number three. Taking a similar approach to both the "Jeopardy!" Dr. Oz boycott and the LeVar Burton support campaign, 467 former "Jeopardy!" contestants have signed an open letter, published on Medium, which demands a response from "Jeopardy!" over Donohue’s hand gesture. The statement places blame the show’s producers for not catching the symbol sooner and removing it from the taping. The writers explain, “During other tapings of 'Jeopardy!' episodes, changes have been made to avoid negative messaging making it to air. On more than one occasion, contestants have made gestures during their introductions that were seen as undesirable for broadcast and were asked by the production team to reshoot the footage without the gesture. A couple of years ago, a contestant unintentionally wagered a monetary amount that used numerical values coopted by white supremacist groups and, since the total didn’t affect the outcome of the game, 'Jeopardy!' digitally altered the numbers in the version that aired. This should have been done in this case. Intentional or not, the burden was on the production team to catch the similarity to a hate symbol and make sure it didn’t end up on air.” Since Kelly Donohue has not formally apologized, these "Jeopardy!" alums and fans feel it’s up to the program to say and do more.
Sony Pictures' Venom 2 project has experienced several delays due to the current COVID-19 situation but despite all of that, Marvel fans are still eager to see the follow-up and a lot of them have been patiently waiting for the studio to drop the first official trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff film. Several rumors circulated over the weekend that our first taste of Venom: Let There Be Carnage will drop today and lo and behold, it's finally here! The trailer features Eddie Brock still struggling to live a normal life with the Venom symbiote which has fully bonded with him. It also treats us to our first official look at Woody Harrelson's Cletus Kasady who transforms into the menacing Carnage thanks to the symbiote and by the looks of it, he has a major score to settle with Brock. Interestingly, the film seemingly tweaked Carnage's origin story but to avoid giving away too much, I'll just let you witness the awesome teaser yourself. It's no secret that the first Venom film received mixed reactions from fans and critics, but it still did pretty well overall and pretty much helped Sony solidify its own Spider-Man franchise outside the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, with rumors floating around that Sony has agreed to do another crossover with Marvel Studios, could we all see it go down in Venom: Let There Be Carnage? I'm guessing no since the film will focus on the epic clash between Venom and Carnage but I'm pretty sure it's upon us. Originally set for an October 2020 premiere, Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now hit cinemas on September 24th, 2021.
Instead of doing this blog thing I should be listening to this album...
It might not be a bad album. Haha. Keeping up with the youngins and their lingo is tough. Kids these days like to use "emoji," which use small pictures to communicate how they're feeling... kind of like hyroglyphics. When using emoji, it's easy to confuse laugh-crying for just regular-crying, and these boomers and old folks made the unfortunate mistake of using the wrong face at the wrongest possible times.