Moron of the Week
March 8, 2012 by admncc
With some of the crazy stories in the news this week, I thought it was a good time for the “Moron of the Week Award” to make its return. Enjoy the below-stories and comment on who you think should win.
Nominee #1 – Teacher’s Pet – I was originally going to write an entire post about this story, but ultimately felt that it was a better fit here. Meet James Hooker, age 41. He was, until last week, a high school teacher in Modesto, CA. That is, until he moved in with a student who was a senior at the same school. Meet 18-year-old Jordan Powers. Hooker has known Powers since she was a freshman. This week, Hooker quit his job, left his wife and kids, and moved into an apartment with Powers. In the article, he says they are “following their hearts.” Others say a crime has been committed. I just think it’s freaking weird.
Nominee #2 – Dorm Room Days – Meet Lindsay Blankmeyer, a former student at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. She has filed a lawsuit against the school claiming that her roommate’s alleged inappropriate sexual behavior drove her into a deep depression. Blankmeyer is seeking $150,000 in damages and has cited violations of the Rehabilitation Act, the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments, and Massachusetts anti-discrimination laws. According to court documents, Blankmeyer alleged that during her senior year, her roommate engaged in online and actual sex right in front of her. She alleges the roommate “would have sex with her boyfriend while [Lindsay] was trying to sleep just a few feet away,” and would also “engage in sexually inappropriate video chatting” while Blankmeyer was in the room. You can read the rest of the article here and you can actually follow Blankmeyer on Twitter here. Why didn’t her roomate just put a sock over the door knob?
Nominee #3 – Red Carpet Mistake – Everyone knows who Zac Efron is. He’s the guy who starred in the “High School Musical” movies and dated Vanessa Hudgens for a few years. He just completed the Dr. Seuss movie “The Lorax.” Well…while walking on the red carpet to promote “The Lorax” – a children’s movie, Efron accidentally had a condom fall out of his pocket in front of reporters. The blushing star tried to maintain his composure and has since commented on his belief in safe sex. I’m still trying to figure out who he was going to meet and bang on the red carpet. You can watch the video of the dropping-incident here and read the rest of the story here. Zac, buddy, please note that a condom in your pocket and walking on the red carpet = disaster.