From Tom’s Blog
ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY NOT TO BECOME A BOYFRIEND: Texts reveal teen’s efforts to pressure boyfriend into suicide
From The Washington Post:
Michelle Carter knew that if anyone found her text messages to her boyfriend Conrad Roy III, she might go to jail.
“[If the police] read my messages with him I’m done. His family will hate me and I can go to jail,” Carter texted a friend after her 18-year-old boyfriend used a gas-powered water pump to commit suicide in the parking lot of a K-Mart.
Even though Sin City weddings are quick and affordable — services can last 10 minutes and cost just a few hundred bucks — nobody wants to have one.
There are 61.2 million married men in the United States (Census: 318.9 million people minus the 23.3% under age 18 = 244.6 million adults. About half of U.S. adults are men, and 50.5 of U.S. adults are married, according to Pew).
Divide 61.2 million by 10 million = approximately 1 in 6 U.S. married men were on Ashley Madison.
Something we will miss that’s going away forever.
That summer, Your Professor was working nights at 790 WNWS, and the TV stations came in wanting to know what effect the death of Berg would have on my performance. See Your Professor (and that dingy WNWS studio) in this blast from the past.
ANOTHER ONE, THIS TIME FROM GAWKER: Viral Christian Pregnancy YouTuber Sam Rader Had a Paid Ashley Madison Account
The popular Christian vlogger Sam Rader—best known for “surprising” his wife with her own positive pregnancy test in a viral video—had a paid account on the cheating website Ashley Madison in 2013, the Daily Mail reports. Sam is a leader in a new industry of online evangelism, posting daily videos of his upstanding, Jesus-loving family for hundreds of thousands of subscribers.