NYC Anti-Teen Pregnancy Campaign Targets Deadbeat Dads With Text Message Games

The New York City Department of Social Services launched a new campaign last week, filling bus stops and subways across the five boroughs with a torrent of anti-teen pregnancy propaganda. One subway poster reads," I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen." Another: "Honestly Mom ... chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?"

It didn't take long for the in-your-face scare tactics to draw serious heat. State Senator Liz Kreuger called it "a sort of a failed abstinence-only sex-ed curriculum on steroids" which is " laser-focused on shaming already-struggling teen parents." Planned Parenthood released a statement saying the campaign "stigmatizes teen parents and their children." Yesterday, the New York Coalition for Reproductive Justice launched a "No Stigma! No Shame" initiative against the ads.

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Bus Stop: Day 2 of the School Bus Strike

It's Day 2 of the School Bus Driver's strike or "If It's Yellow Let It Mellow 2013". Many parents are working themselves up to a white hot rage that is almost as bad as when you threw that party and your friends left beer cans in the microwave.  Many children are psyched to finally be able to silence their parents' "I walked to school and it was uphill both ways" stories.

It does not seem like there will be an agreement reached between the two sides anytime soon.  While we can't be absolutely sure that this isn't a Ferris Bueller-style plan set in motion by students to avoid an Earth Science mid-term, the story for now is that city and TWA Local 1181 are fighting over job protections. The DOE says it is illegal to offer such clauses as it opens up bids on certain bus routes for the first time in thirty years. 

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Tila Tequila is Moving to New York; Brace Yourselves

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Tila Tequila, who is incredibly famous for no reason and who our intrepid Camille Dodero witnessed being attacked by Juggalos, is moving to our fair metropolis. She feels that LA is "played out" (true) and now she's "ready to conquer NYC." She told TMZ, "I'm looking forward to starting a new life in NYC. A clean slate and a fresh start. I just want to be a normal girl with a normal life for a while. I just want to meet new friends, fall in love, get married, have babies, and call it a day!" Smells like more fameballing. She'll be here next weekend, so we all have time to pack up our bags and flee before shit gets real.



Park Slope Pigeon Killer Poisons Scrumbles, Adorable Cat

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The man who bragged last week on Brooklynian under the screen name "Pyrrhic Victory" that he has been poisoning pigeons in Park Slope may have killed Scrumbles, a local cat. On the thread where Pyrric Victory originally posted about his exploits, another user, Lillithofarc, has been accusing the poisoner of killing Scrumbles. She explains, "[Scrumbles] fell violently ill after a walk at the local park and subsequently died of what my vet called accidental poisoning." She now claims to be desperately searching for information about Pyrrhic Victory so that she can bring him to justice. Users on the site insist that Lillithofarc and Pyrrhic Victory are trolling, and that the two usernames might even be run by the same person, but it's impossible to say for sure. [Brooklynian]

Park Slope Pigeon Killer Sounds Off Online

Normally a quiet neighborhood full of mothers and small children, Park Slope was shaken up on Monday when a nutjob admitted online that he's been poisoning pigeons in JJ Byrne Park. Under the username Pyrrhic Victory the killer wrote extensively about his tactics for avian genocide and then requested that other Park Slope residents pressure bird feeders to quit inviting the pests into their neighborhood. His only motivation for killing the pigeons seems to be that they poop on his car and his stoop. Imagine if the residents of St. Marks poisoned their stoop pooper.

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