Taking a cue from Up, a family in Santa Clara, California, decided to paint their Victorian in the same bright colors as the home in the hit Pixar movie, transforming their new old house with each can of pink, green, and yellow paint. Unfortunately, their neighbors don't have the same appreciation for the vivid hues they selected, and are up in arms.
"I don't think it fits in with the neighborhood," Lou Faria, a member of the Old Quad Residents Association, tells NBC Bay Area. "It really, in my opinion, is atrocious that this Victorian is a gracious old lady and it's being painted up to look like a clown."
The house is one of several Victorians on Harrison Street, near Santa Clara University. Hosam Haggog and Fatima Rahman have spent the past two years renovating their home, and they chose the colors as an homage to the movie that their daughters, ages 3 and 1, love so much.
"We're not trying to create controversy," Rahman told NBC Bay Area. "We're trying to build a home for our daughters and our family, and that's what our intention was."
Here's a fun fact: Victorians were painted in loud colors back in the day to allow their architectural details to stand out. In fact, not too far from Santa Clara, in San Francisco, there are still Victorian "Painted Ladies" that add to the vibrancy of the city. It sounds like this family might soon have the most historically accurate house on the block. Your move, Lou. --Catherine Garcia
President Obama spared no one when he took the stage Saturday at his final White House Correspondents' Dinner. He poked fun at journalists, Democrats, and Republicans alike, saving his harshest jokes for Donald Trump, who didn't attend.
"You have a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras. And he says no. Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he be possibly doing instead?" Obama said. "Eating a Trump Steak? Tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel? What's he doing?"
The president proceeded to end his speech with a literal mic drop. Julie Kliegman
— ABC News (@ABC) May 1, 2016
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) maintained Friday that he'll support the Republican presidential nominee, even if that somebody happens to be Donald Trump, The Palm Beach Post reports.
In fact, Rubio might be more impressed with the billionaire business mogul than usual, saying his "performance has improved significantly" recently.
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump was none too thrilled Saturday with the protesters who blocked his way into California's Republican convention the day before:
The "protesters" in California were thugs and criminals. Many are professionals. They should be dealt with strongly by law enforcement!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2016
Leave it to Trump to make an off-color joke about the incident once he made it inside the hotel Friday.
Jimmy Fallon has been singing bits and pieces of Styx's "Too Much Time on My Hands" on The Tonight Show for days. On Friday, he and actor Paul Rudd took the obsession to its natural conclusion, creating a shot-by-shot remake of the '80s music video. The end result is sufficiently goofy. Take a look below. Julie Kliegman
Hundreds of activists stormed Iraq's parliament building Saturday in support of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who had accused Iraqi politicians of corruption, CBS News reports.
The demonstrators climbed over blast walls in Baghdad's Green Zone, which houses most of the country's ministries and foreign embassies, after parliament couldn't reach quorum to hold a session. The protesters broke furniture, chanted, and waved Iraqi flags.
San Francisco Police Chief Gregory Suhr released nine pages of racist and homophobic text messages sent between officers Friday and ordered all officers to undergo anti-bias training, The New York Times reports.
"We have nothing to hide," Suhr said of his 2,000-member force. "These are the actions of a few."
The messages, which disparaged blacks, Latinos, South Asians, and LGBT people, were found as part of an investigation into a rape charge against one of the officers.