WTF of the Day: Texas Teacher Fired After Giving a 15 Year Old Student a Lap Dance in Front of Class for His Birthday

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According to a male student, "Ms. Smith" grabbed his journal and stopped him from talking to his friends as he walked into his third-period class. He said he sat at his desk, and after the tardy bell rang, she placed a chair in front of the room. Music started playing and the entire class of middle school students began yelling and telling him to sit down. It was his birthday.

The student said he sat down and Ms. Smith gave him a full contact lap dance, rotating her buttocks against him and rubbing her hands all over his body. Ms. Smith also got on her knees in front of him and placed her head between his legs. The student admitted that he slapped Ms. Smith on the buttocks a few times.

At the end of the dance, Ms. Smith wrapped her arms around the student and he gave her bottom another squeeze. She hugged him and said "I love you, baby. Happy birthday," according to documents.

Happy Birthday of the Day: Internet Explorer Turns 18

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Happy Birthday of the Day: Internet Explorer Turns 18
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Eighteen years ago today, a team of six Microsoft programmers led by Thomas Reardon unveiled the first version of Internet Explorer, one of the most widely used and hated web browsers of our time. Image courtesy of Stephanie Sicore via Flickr.

Happy Birthday of the Day: Gabe Newell

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Happy Birthday of the Day: Gabe Newell
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The Internet's beloved video game developer and co-founder of Valve Gabe Newell turned 50 today.

Caterpillar Birthday Party of the Day

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Caterpillar Birthday Party of the Day
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Tumblr user Nest of Vellum was all ready to add this caterpillar to a friend's insect collection -- and to celebrate, they decided to throw it a final birthday party.

But the pics were so charming, they had no choice but to let it live.

Awww.

Morning Fluff

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Mondays are for mammoth bones!

Quote of the Day

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Happy 65th to Larry David. May he never stop teaching us all the things.

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Minor Threat Birthday of the Day

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Minor Threat Birthday of the Day
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Ferociously independent DIY champion Ian MacKaye turned 50 today. FIFTY. That's pretty hardcore.

As the figurehead for hardcore heroes Minor Threat and post-hardcore prototype Fugazi, it's difficult to make an Argument against MacKaye's musical legacy. Strange to think he's half a century old now, isn't it?

Remember those 1,000-something $5 concerts Fugazi did? Well, you can watch 800 of them here. Consider it your Red Medicine for the day.

IMPORTANT QUESTION THOUGH: Does MacKaye still have the straight edge?

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