Five People That Had A Worse Weekend Than You: Frogs, Bathroom Friskies, and Fraud

You know, Sundays are much scarier since I stopped working from home. The thought of having to put on real clothes and leave the house tomorrow is hanging over me like a dark cloud. But even as I sit here dreading the week ahead, I still had a better weekend than these people.

Karlie Allen

You’re trying to eat healthy. You buy organic. And then you find a frog in your food. And it’s alive.

That’s what happened to Karlie Allen of North Shore, Wisconsin when she opened her Simple Truth Organic lettuce. Ms. Allen recorded the frog in the package and intended to return the lettuce to the ick ‘n Save where they purchased it the next day, but unfortunately, the amphibian escaped from his leafy enclosure overnight.

According to the store’s parent company, Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc., ”these situations happen occasionally when organic products are involved.”

“USDA Certified Organic items must be free of synthetic additives and certain pesticides,” the company said in a statement. “Although rare, from time-to-time we do see insects and other small animals such as frogs make it through packaging with fresh produce items. In this instance the customer returned the organic lettuce for an even exchange.”

All I’m gonna say is that there’s never been a live frog in my frozen pizza. [Via TMJ4]

The Chrisleys

The Chrisleys…don’t know best – when it comes to tax evasion, anyway.

The heads of the reality TV family, Todd and Julie Chrisley, where charged with tax evasion and fraud last week. According to TMZ, “Todd and Julie ran the scheme from 2007 through 2012, allegedly fabricating documents and providing false information to banks when applying for and receiving millions of dollars in loans … which they allegedly used to fund their lavish lifestyle.”

The couple denies the allegations, claiming they are being set up by a former employee:

Anyone else think it’s weird he used a family portrait to accompany his statement denying a crime? [Via TMZ]

Blinded by the Light & Where’d You Go, Bernadette

With raunchy comedy Good Boys dominating the box office this weekend, the more “adult” movies Blinded by the Light and Where’d You Go, Bernadette, didn’t fare so well.

Blinded by the Light, about a British-born Pakistani teenager who falls in love with Bruce Springsteen’s music opened to an estimated $4.1 million from 2,307 cinemas to place No. 10; Where’d You Go, Bernadette, the book adaption starring Cate Blanchett, came in at No. 11 with an estimated $3.5 million from 2,404 locations.

On the upside, Blinded by the Light did receive a CinemaScore of A-, so maybe it’s just going to take people a while to find it? [Via THR]

Public Toilet Users in Porthcawl, Wales

Actually, if you use the bathroom for its intended purpose, you’re going to be fine. It’s only if you plan on getting frisky in there that you may have a problem.

In an effort to dissuade people from having sex in the public toilets in Griffin Park, the current toilets will be replaced with those that have deterrents to intercourse, including “a squealing alarm, the doors shooting open, and a chilly spray of water.”

Per CNN, “Movement sensors inside the toilets will respond to “violent” activity, while weight sensors will be installed to detect the entrance of more than one person, triggering the deterrent measures. The toilets have also been designed to prevent rough sleepers taking shelter inside: If a user remains in the toilet for too long, a warning message will play, while the lights and heating will switch off.”

Probably not a good idea to use this bathroom if you need to go #2, huh? [Via CNN]

Dave Portnoy

I’m not going to write too much about this because I live in fear of crazed Stoolies, but it looks like the National Labor and Relations Board didn’t find Portnoy’s tweet about firing any of his employees who dared to unionize too funny.

Per the New York Daily News, the NLRB has reportedly sent a letter to Barstool Sports asking for its response after complaints were received by the board following Portnoy’s tweet.

Like I said, I’m just gonna leave this here. [Via NYDN]

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