We're sure most of you already keep abreast of the latest Juggalo news, so you don't need us to tell you, but for those of you not in the know, here goes: The Insane Clown Posse is suing the FBI. Or at least they've announced plans to sue the FBI. What's tracking their wacky clown makeup with such litigious tears? Turns out the feds keep a state-by-state database of known gangs and, for some reason, the Juggalos made the list.
For some reason.
Seeing fans of a band whose trademark fashion statement is clown makeup on a list of known gangs was definitely a surprise, but the fun doesn't end there.
Words are tricky. Sometimes, one word can mean different things to different people. Like how in the civilized world, "football" refers to a sporting competition with four downs and actual scoring, but everywhere else it means something boring and awful.
Unfortunately, the similarities between words aren't always that innocuous. Sometimes, a perfectly respectable word sounds like something from that stack of Klan literature you were dismayed to find your grandfather had willed to you when he died.
Here are a few completely innocent phrases that led to ridiculous accusations of racism ...
#3. Acting Niggardly
David Howard, an aide to Washington, D.C., Mayor Anthony A. Williams, used the word "niggardly" in a discussion with two of his city employees. While his real crime was trying to shoehorn a ten-dollar word into a two-dollar conversation, D.C. employees objected to the use of "niggardly" due to its "racial overtones."
We've talked before about remarkable fictional locations that actually exist in real life. Most of these are tucked away in some remote corner of the world, places that you will probably never visit.
And that's what makes this list different. See, when someone just up and decides to put nail to hammer and build their favorite movie house, it doesn't always happen in the middle of nowhere. In fact, there are a few famous movie homes you could be living next to without even knowing it. For example ...
#5. The Floating House from Up
Blair Bangerter, a man (always specify sex when discussing someone named Blair) in Herriman, Utah, had an exact replica of the house from Disney's Up built and put on the market for a cool $400,000.