You may not know Noah Ritter by name, but the pint-sized wonder is all over the internet, apparently. When the five-year-old boy from Pennsylvania attending the Wayne County Fair was interviewed by a local TV station, he saw his golden opportunity and ran with it.
According to an article in Today, WNEP Newswatch 16's Sofia Ojeda innocently asked him what rides he'd been on. But Noah, now known as the Apparently Kid, had a whole lot else to say.
With the mic in his hands, he announced that, "Apparently, I've never been on live television before. But apparently I don't watch the news because I'm a kid and apparently Grandpa just gives me the remote after he watches the Powerball."
Little Noah hasn't even started kindergarten yet, but I give it a day or so before he gets an invite to sit on Ellen Degeneres' couch. Some kids have all the luck.
His monologue had three million views at the time of writing, but you can still see it below. Apparently, it's awesome.
These tots went viral and they didn't even know it.
My Parents Open Carry is a new gun book for children meant to educate and celebrate the right to bear arms.
According to an article in the Guardian, the new—obviously American—picture book, penned by the founders of Michigan's Open Carry, Brian Jeffs and Nathan Nephew, was published by White Feather Press.
For 13-year-old Brenna Strong, a typical day sees tagging along with her parents running errands while openly carrying "handguns for self-defence."
Noticing the lack of pro-gun books for kids on the market (funny, that), the authors were concerned that American children were being "raised with a biased view of our constitution and especially in regards to the 2nd Amendment.
So, they sought to create a "wholesome family book" that shows U.S. gun culture in a positive light.
Not surprisingly, Open Carry is proving popular with gun aficionados who say the book is long overdue. Not everyone was so elated by its publication. Bloggers and book sellers took to social media to voice their discontent:
"As a prologue to the kids … I'd like point out that—no matter what mommy and daddy say—over 10,000 kids are shot each year in the United States and having a gun in the home makes you less, not more safe," wrote Raw Story's TBogg.
Celebrating the Second Amendment or pro-gun propaganda?
First it was Facebook and Instagram. Now Wal-Mart has refused to print select photos, which it deemed "inappropriate." The reason? The young children depicted were partially naked.
According to an article in CBC, Newfoundland teacher and mom of two, Robin Walsh, was stunned when a Wal-Mart technician refused to return three of a hundred photos she dropped off for processing. The reason?
"Initially I laughed, especially when I saw what photos they were referring to, 'cause I kind of thought that it was a joke, but I was surprised," said Walsh, of shots depicting her infant holding an empty beer bottle. In another picture, her baby and five-year-old son were lying on their stomachs, partially naked, at bath time.
Apparently, Walsh was left shame-faced when the manager explained in full view of customers why the photos were confiscated.
"...it sort of felt like I was being accused of some sort of child exploitation," said Walsh, who was shocked that such photos were considered inappropriate by Wal-Mart staff.
When she asked to see the policy regarding photographs, staff told Walsh it wasn't readily available, so it's a wonder how they made the judgment call to reject hers.
In a statement, Wal-Mart expressed its regret about the inconvenience to Walsh, but reiterated its policy not to print photos containing nudity, though exceptions are made for "every-day situations such as child-birth or babies."
Walsh was issued a refund.