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Gays and lesbians want kiss cam parity [via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Members of Pride St. Louis, an LGBT rights group, are requesting that the St. Louis Cardinals include gay couples in “kiss cam” shots, in which a live feed of actual audience members is displayed on a jumbotron and prompted to kiss. The move was prompted by the recent showing of two heterosexual men who jeered at the camera apparently in an attempt to embarrass them. “We always felt left out because the kiss cam always singles out heterosexual couples,” PSL organizer Harrison Roberts said “But after what happened at the Rams game, all the gay and lesbian fans that were there felt embarrassed and a little degraded.”

On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View [via Seattle Weekly]

Seattle Weekly cartoonist Molly Norris has changed her name and moved on the advice of the FBI after a fatwah was called on her for proposing Everybody Draw Mohammed Day. Depictions of the Muslim prophet Mohammed are forbidden in Islam to prevent revering him as an idol. The government is not funding Norris’ “ghosting.”

Missing sailor found inside shark off Jaws beach [via the Daily Telegraph]

A sailor missing since August 29 was found dead in a tiger shark caught in the Bahamas, authorities said. An investment banked on a deep-sea fishing trip caught the shark and alerted authorities when a leg came out of the shark’s mouth as he hauled in on board. The sailor, Judson Newton, 43, and a friend were last seen swimming for New Providence island after their ship’s engine stalled. Neither was seen again and both were presumed drowned. Ironically, “Jaws: The Revenge,” a sequel to the 1975 “Jaws,” was filmed on the nearby beach.

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Zombie class begins at University of Baltimore [via The Baltimore Sun]

A new University of Baltimore class will focus on the undead this fall. In English 333, undergrads will watch zombie movies, read zombie comic books and storyboard zombie movies as part of a new pop culture minor. “Zombies are one of the most potent, direct reflections of what we’re thinking moment to moment in our culture,” professor Arnold Blumberg said.

Justin Bieber has dedicated servers at Twitter [via Gizmodo]

A Twitter employee tweeted that, at any given moment, 3 percent of Twitter’s resources are being used for Bieber-related activities. Bieber, like some other popular users, has several dedicated servers.

8-foot shark caught in Potomac River [via NBC]

A Maryland fisherman accidentally caught an 8-foot-long bull shark in a net in the Potomac River Tuesday. According to the fisherman it is a bull shark, “one of the most dangerous sharks in the world.” The catch, which took a whole morning to bring in, has been frozen; the fisherman said he plans to mount it as a trophy.

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