On this day in 1967, socialist revolutionary and guerilla leader Che Guevara, age 39, is killed by the Bolivian army. The U.S.-military-backed Bolivian forces captured Guevara on October 8 while battling his band of guerillas in Bolivia and assassinated him the following day. His hands were cut off as proof of death and his body was buried in an unmarked grave. In 1997, Guevara’s remains were found and sent back to Cuba, where they were reburied in a ceremony attended by President Fidel Castro and thousands of Cubans.
Ernesto Rafael Guevara de la Serna was born to a well-off family in Argentina in 1928. While studying medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, he took time off to travel around South America on a motorcycle; during this time, he witnessed the poverty and oppression of the lower classes. He received a medical degree in 1953 and continued his travels around Latin America, becoming involved with left-wing organizations. In the mid 1950s, Guevara met up with Fidel Castro and his group of exiled revolutionaries in Mexico. Guevara played a key role in Castro’s seizure of power from Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and later served as Castro’s right-hand man and minister of industry. Guevara strongly opposed U.S. domination in Latin America and advocated peasant-based revolutions to combat social injustice in Third World countries. Castro later described him as “an artist of revolutionary warfare.”
Guevara resigned—some say he was dismissed—from his Cuban government post in April 1965, possibly over differences with Castro about the nation’s economic and foreign policies. Guevara then disappeared from Cuba, traveled to Africa and eventually resurfaced in Bolivia, where he was killed. Following his death, Guevara achieved hero status among people around the world as a symbol of anti-imperialism and revolution. A 1960 photo taken by Alberto Korda of Guevara in a beret became iconic and has since appeared on countless posters and T-shirts. However, not everyone considers Guevara a hero: He is accused, among other things, of ordering the deaths of hundreds of people in Cuban prisons during the revolution.
Yoko Ono was joined by over 2,000 people on Tuesday in New York City’s Central Park. The large group came together to form a human peace sign in honor of the late John Lennon who would have been celebrating his birthday on Friday. A representative from Guinness World Records says they needed at least 5,000 people to set a new record and although they might not have made the cut, the effort still made for a memorable sight.
A 19-year-old University of Connecticut student, Luke Vincent Gatti, was reportedly expelled after a video showing his drunken tirade with the manager of a campus cafeteria went viral. The student is due to appear in court on October 13 on criminal trespassing and second-degree breach of peace charges, reports Yahoo News.
The (NSFW, expletive-filled) video starts with the sweat pant- and hoodie-clad teen standing with his face inches from another man’s who is identified as the manager of the Union Street Market.
“You’re a f***ing idiot,” were the first words from Gatti’s mouth as he held his index finger inches from the manager’s face.
The manager, in a rather relaxed and friendly tone, considering what the teen just said to him, warned him that he’s going to get expelled if he keeps it up.
“Yeah, yeah, I’m going to get expelled,” Gatti drunkenly taunted the manager, continuing his tantrum.
The manager then explained to the 19-year-old that he has been drinking underage, and that he brought an open bottle of liquor into a cafeteria.
“Think about it! Think!” the manager implores Luke Gatti.
The manager, becoming frustrated, asks Gatti to ask anyone else in the establishment if bringing beer into the unlicensed cafe is acceptable.
“Can I have beer in here?” Gatti asks the room.
“No,” a woman’s voice can be heard responding after a moment of uncomfortable silence.
After being asked to leave several more times, Luke Gatti turned and smiled at the person recording the video, then turned his attention back to the manager, and held his index finger up in the man’s face.
“You’re going to look like a f***ing fool,” Gatti stated. “You’re a f***ing f**.”
Apparently, not getting the picture, the teen attempted to explain to the manager why he should be served.
“Anyways. I don’t understand,” Gatti continued. “You know police are not going to come to this. It’s a f***ing joke.”
Gatti then repeated his belief that the manager is a “f***king joke” and that his job is the same. Gatti then closely examined the manager’s name tag and motioned to it with mock reverence.
“What are you the manager of — OH, Union Street Market,” Gatti’s diatribe continued.
During Gatti’s inspection of the manager’s name tag, he touched the manager’s chest which prompted him to advise Gatti not to touch him. Gatti responded with two shoves to the manager’s chest, nearly knocking him off his feet. At this point, another patron appeared and got in between the manager and Gatti, calmly imploring Gatti to simply leave.
Gatti then turned his attention back to the bacon mac and cheese that he felt he has been so wrongly denied.
“I’ll pay for it,” the deluded teen stated, as if anyone had questioned his ability to pay for the food.
Gatti and the first patron who came to the aid of the manager then traded shoves and a female employee admonished both of them, telling both that if they “want to fight” to leave.
The man who was trying to help raised his hands in the air and walked away, while Gatti held his face inches from the woman’s and stated several times “I realize he’s your boss,” while motioning toward the manager.
After calling the manager a “retard” and asking him if he was a “f***ing idiot,” Gatti then shoved the manager in the chest several more times, daring him to call the police. This caused other patrons to come forward and attempt to block Gatti’s aggression.
Gatti then continued to demand his mac and cheese and explained that he “will pay for it” while others in the cafeteria calmly asked the teen to calm down. Gatti appeared determined to get his mac and cheese and berate the manager.
Gatti then gave one final push to the manager’s chest, firm and calculated, which caused another male coworker to put Gatti in a headlock and force him to the ground. The employee and the manager held Gatti on the ground before a police officer arrived and handcuffed Gatti after a short time. Once the officer got Gatti back to his feet, he motioned toward the manager as if to spit on him. The officer then quickly moved Gatti out of the building, where he was charged and later expelled for his tantrum.
Three women: one engaged, one married and one a mistress, are chatting about their relationships and decided they needed to spice up their love lives. All three agreed to wear black leather bras, stiletto heels and a mask over their eyes that evening with their respective lovers. After a few days they meet up for lunch and compared notes.
The engaged woman: “The other night when my boyfriend came over he found me with a black leather bodice, tall stilettos and a mask. He saw me and said, ‘You are the woman of my life. I love you.’ Then we made love all night long.”
The mistress: “Me too! The other night I met my lover at his office and I was wearing the leather bodice, heels, mask over my eyes and a raincoat. When I opened the raincoat he didn’t say a word, but we had wild sex all night.”
The married woman: “I sent the kids to stay at my mother’s house for the night when my husband came home I was wearing the leather bodice, black stockings, stilettos and a mask over my eyes. As soon as he came in the door and saw me he said, ‘What’s for dinner, Batman?'”
1. If you are choking on an ice cube simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. Presto!
2. Avoid cutting yourself slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold while you chop.
3. Avoid arguments with the Mrs. about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink..
4. For high blood pressure sufferers: simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure in your veins. Remember to use a timer..
5. A mouse trap, placed on top of your alarm clock, will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button .
6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives.
7. You only need two tools in life – WD-40 and Duct Tape. If it doesn’t move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.
8. Remember: Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
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