#RizzNews: Three Topics Psychopaths Love to Talk About. Even Though It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Most People Have To Work. A Family's Retouched Photos Are Going Viral After the Photographer Accidentally Made Them Look Like Cartoon Robots AND MORE
Three Topics Psychopaths Love to Talk About, and Three They Hate
Researchers think about one in a hundred people are psychopaths. That doesn't necessarily mean they're dangerous or violent. But it does mean their brains work differently.
To know for sure, you'd have to scan their brain and have a trained professional look for things like a big ego, a lack of empathy, and a lack of remorse. But this might at least give you a better idea if someone's likely to be a psychopath or not . . .
A study at Cornell a few years ago found there are three topics they love to talk about.
If someone constantly seems fixated on their "physical needs," like FOOD, MONEY, and SEX, they might be a psycho. Especially if they don't seem very compassionate or considerate in general.
The focus thing in particular is interesting. The authors of the study talked to a bunch of violent psychopaths about crimes they committed. And a lot of them included details of what they ate that day while they were telling the story.
Psychopaths are much less likely to focus on "social needs," which include topics like FAMILY, RELIGION, and SPIRITUALITY. So those might be signs someone's not a psycho. But again, not necessarily. Sometimes they pretend to be interested in that type of stuff, just to blend in better.
Even Though It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Most People Have To Work
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Obviously, since I'm saying that on the radio, I didn't get the day off. And the odds are you didn't get the day off either.
According to a new survey, only 42% of companies say that all or most of their employees have today off as a paid holiday. 56% of companies say nope, EVERYONE'S working.
(We're not sure what's going on with the other 2% of companies. Maybe they just didn't want to respond?)
Those numbers are actually slightly WORSE than last year, when 1% more companies said all or most of their staff was getting the day off.
On the bright side, it's still way better than just five years ago, when only 32% of people were off.
A Family's Retouched Photos Are Going Viral After the Photographer Accidentally Made Them Look Like Cartoon Robots
A couple in Hillsboro, Missouri named Dave and Pam Zaring got some family photos taken last spring with their two sons, and Dave's mom. Their photographer only charged them $250, and it took her until last week to finally deliver the pictures.
But when the family got their photos back, everyone looked like CARTOON ROBOTS. Apparently the photographer had tried to retouch the pictures with Photoshop, but she didn't know how to use it.
Pam posted the photos on Facebook on Friday, and now they're going viral. And the Zarings say they don't want a refund, because these ridiculous photos have been worth WAY more than what they paid.
The FCC Got Complaints for the Different Ways News Outlets Covered President Trump's 'S-Hole' Profanity
PRESIDENT TRUMP reportedly called Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations "[S-hole] countries" during a meeting on immigration policy last Thursday.
Trump denied it. He Tweeted that he used "tough" language, but he didn't say that. And in an interview last night, he told reporters, quote, "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed, that I can tell you." (???)
In any event, it's 'news,' and everyone struggled with it, since it's both profanity . . . AND, allegedly, a quote from the President of the United States.
The word was used once on "NBC Nightly News" . . . but anchor Lester Holt issued a viewer warning in advance. CBS, ABC, and Fox chose NOT to use the word uncensored. They also used asterisks in the word in their graphics.
CNN showed it uncensored in a graphic at the bottom of the screen, and repeated it on air multiple times. And several Fox News anchors said that IF he did say the word, there's nothing wrong with it.
For example, Jesse Watters said, quote, "If it's true, this is how the forgotten men and women of America talk at the bar. If you're in a bar . . . in Wisconsin, and you're thinking they're bringing in a bunch of Haiti people or El Salvadorians, or people from Niger, this is how some people talk."
Others argue that the sentiment was racist.
Naturally, the FCC got a "handful" of complaints. They say they're looking into it, but it doesn't sound like anything will come of it. For starters, they don't police cable networks like CNN and Fox News . . . and they also usually let language go if it's within a NEWS context.
That's basically how newspapers decided to deal with it.
The "New York Times" printed 'S-hole' UNCENSORED for the first time in its 167-year history. And the "Washington Post"had the full word in its headline, which is the first time in 141 years they've had a vulgar word in a headline.
The news organizations that DID use the word said that when something comes from the President, clarity is more important than sensitivity. Most of them at least tried to limit the number of times the uncensored version was used.