Controversy of the Day: Hallmark Recalls Gift Wrap with Swastikas

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Looking for some hate-filled paper to gift wrap that Hitler teapot you bought last year for your special neo-Nazi someone?

Look no further.

Hallmark has pulled one of its gift wrap designs from stores after complaints that the interlocking lines in the pattern resembled swastikas. A woman in California spotted the paper in the Hanukkah section of a Walgreen's.

"We apologize for the oversight and apologize to anyone who was offended. That obviously was not our intent," said Hallmark spokeswoman Julie Elliott. "It was an oversight on our part to not notice the intersecting lines that could be seen as a swastika pattern."

The design, she said, was originally based on the pattern from a Chinese vase.

An MSNBC Anchor Learns About Furry Culture in the Most Awkward Live Segment

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In the wake of terrible new of a chlorine gas outbreak at a Furry convention that sent 19 to the hospital, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski gets the skinny on exactly what a "Furry" is. It's exactly as awkward as you'd expect.

You'd Never Believe Why the State of Florida Wants to Buy This Building

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The state of Florida is trying to buy the land of this seedy strip club - no joke once called "The Booby Trap." The state sees it as an eyesore and is offering the owners well over the asking price, hoping to tear the building down and resell the land.

Clearly, this is an affront to all lovers of bewb-shaped architecture.

This is the Man Arrested for Assaulting His Wife With a Chicken Sandwich

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From the Des Moines Register:

The man accused of throwing a McChicken sandwich at his wife reportedly broke the woman's nose during the incident, police said Thursday.

Sgt. Jason Halifax, a spokesman for the Des Moines Police department, confirmed that Marvin Tramaine Hill II, 21, did more damage than police initially thought after smashing a sandwich bun into his wife's face Tuesday afternoon. Halifax said charges against Hill will likely be amended to simple domestic assault causing bodily injury.

"It doesn't matter what instrument is used to commit the assault ... ," Halifax said. "Domestic abuse is a huge problem. The greater issue is this guy is getting angry over a sandwich."

Mystery of the Day: Some Texans Have Literally Lost Their Minds

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About 100 jars of human brains went missing from The University of Texas at Austin years ago, and the school kicked off an investigation this week as to their whereabouts.

The brains were originally transferred from the Austin State Hospital and were collected from various autopsies dating back to the 1950s. The jars are each labeled with a date and a diagnosis.

The collection includes schizophrenics and one even belongs to Charles Whitman, the sniper who killed 16 people on campus in 1966.

A renewed interest in the mystery was sparked by the recent release of a new book called After news of the the missing brains spread online, it was reported that the brains ended up at University of Texas in San Antonio, but this turned out to be incorrect, according to the New York Times.

Have you seen these brains?

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