Good week for:
Turnabout, after a activist Aaron Jackson bought the house opposite the famously homophobic Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka and painted it the rainbow colors of gay pride. His message, Jackson said, was: “Where there’s hate, there’s also love.”
Show and tell, after a Michigan middle school student turned up to class with a backpack stuffed with $20,000 and started doling out stacks of $100 bills to her friends. Police are trying to find out how the cash ended up in her bag.
Jake Davidson, a Los Angeles high school senior, who uploaded a whimsical video to YouTube in which he asks Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton to his senior prom. Upton tweeted back that she was charmed and might actually go.
Bad week for:
Hidden messages, after viewers of the History Channel mini-series The Bible noticed that the actor playing Satan looked a lot like President Obama. The channel said it was a coincidence.
Going Greyhound, after droves of cockroaches suddenly began dropping from air ducts onto passengers on a New York City–bound bus. There were “like a thousand roaches,” said one rider, who joined others in screaming and running off the bus.
Pretending to be good, after federal authorities shut down New Jersey’s Butterfly Bakery upon finding copious amounts of sugar in its “sugar free” items and loads of saturated fat in its “fat free” range. The bakery’s slogan was, “Goodies that taste good without being bad.”