Entries in WTF? (1097)
Mindless Self Indulgence, the synthcore band from NYC, is not happy with Virgin Australia. Having arrived in Australia to play the Soundwave Festival, they waited for their baggage in terminal two of the Sydney airport. And waited. And waited. And waited.
According to the airline, there was a "baggage belt issue" that affected all airlines using the terminal, including those transferring from international flights to domestic connections with, say, Virgin Australia. Like Mindless Self Indulgence.
All their luggage and gear was "lost in transit." It was so lost that they were unable to make their set. They're not happy.
(Via The Music.com.au)
For the first time in 600 years, we have a living retired pope. Pope Benedict XVI shall been known for the rest of his days as pope emeritus. Not only has his decision sent the Roman Catholic Church and its 1.2 billion followers into a tizzy, it's also greaty annoyed a rapper in Oakland.
Pope Emeritus is also the name of a rapper who has been recording under that name since 2008. Before that, he was known as Nortorious P.O.P.E.
Given that Mr. Emeritus has dibs on the name--a simple Google search would have led the Vatican to him--he's thinking of suing. But he's saying that for the sake of some quick publicity, right? Right?
(Via the New Yorker)
Ah, the endless Second Amendment debates in the US. While a large portions of the American population are convinced that a tyrannical government is coming for their guns (never mind trampling their rights to go squirrel hunting with an AR-15), other segments of the population are trying to encourage people to give up their guns altogether.
Michael "Blue" Williams, the hip-hop mogul that runs Family Tree Entertainment, falls into the latter category. He'd like to see New Yorkers voluntarily disarm themselves.
If they trade in their guns, he'll supply them with...Beyonce tickets.
Good luck with that, dude.
(Via New York Daily News)
Mashable has collected some data about music fans. Here's a sample:
1. Fans of Matisyahu are most likely to be Jewish. No surprise there, really.
2. 30% of One Direction fans have peed in a public pool. Does this music enourage incontinence?
3. Blondie fans prefer blondes. I can see that.
4. Half of all fans of Wu-Tang Clan smoke weed regularly. Duh.
5. A shocking number of Elton John fans have tattoos. Oddly, Elton hates tattoos and piercings.
Read all the details and delve into more stereotypes here.