Scrambled, hard boiled, or pissed off?
Though the shirt has been removed from their site (or sold out), Urban Outfitters got into hot water this weekend for this stained and damaged "vintage" Kent State sweater. The historically-minded among you will recognize Kent State as the site of a Vietnam War protest in 1970 that ended with the police shooting of four student protesters.
Urban Outfitters claims that the item's appearance is due to aging, stains, and miscoloration, though obviously it looks more than a little like the violent aftermath of the protest itself. Their official statement on the sweater doesn't help their case much:
TL;DR: Company known for ripping off art designs, pandering to bratty youths, and doing attention-grabbing things to gain publicity among other attention-grabbing bratty youths acts according to form. Carry on.
Timothy Murray of Oklahoma is claiming that Representative Frank Lucas was in fact hanged in the Ukraine in 2011, and thus the winning votes went to a "double" and should be dismissed. This is reportedly Murray's second attempt at running for office, though this time he did so as a registered Republican. Apparently his scheme was to dismiss Lucas's votes and gain them himself by being aligned with the same party. Politics: Crazy at any speed. Politics: Not even once. Check out the full story here: