Snakes on a… Dashboard?



“THEY HAVE THREE KIDS IN THAT CAR.You would put your children in danger by stopping on the interstate unnecessarily? It wasn’t an emergency. If they had pulled to the side of the road, it may have caused a distraction and accident.”
— A commenter at YouTube.com reacts to the public backlash against a Tennessee family that did not pull over to remove a snake that was slithering on their cars windshield while traveling on an interstate highway this weekend.

“Somebody thought Drew Barrymore was the girl for the job. And they were right! THE ACTUAL VIDEO IS SUPER BIZARRE, SORT OF LIKE GREASE MEETS WEST SIDE STORY. … Big budgets are awesome.”
TheFader.com enjoyed the music video for Best Coast ‘Our Deal,’ directed by Barrymore, which is part of MTV’s ‘Supervideo’ project which “gives unique filmmakers the opportunity and artistic license to create a multitude of music video formats.”

“Until then, we’re left wondering. HOW BIG IS THIS ‘INTERNAL PROBLEM’ HIS BROTHER SPEAKS OF? Will they really resume on September 28th, or is something worse happening behind closed doors?”
PerezHilton.com isn’t sure what to think about Kings of Leon canceling their U.S. tour, after the frontman Caleb Followill’s brother intoned on Twitter that there were bigger issues with the band.

“ANACOSTIA RESIDENTS ARE EAGER TO CREATE A VIBRANT MAIN STREET. But plans to put a homeless shelter in the middle of the business district, especially one without any ground-floor retail component, would impede Historic Anacostia’s progress.”
— Veronica Davis at GreaterGreaterWashington.orgthinks a new women’s shelter on Good Hope road will hinder potential development of the Southeast neighborhood.

Clinton Yates is a D.C. native and an online columnist. When he's not covering the city, pop culture or listening to music, he watches sports. A lot of them.
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