Ciolli says he's stepping down because he has been the victim of "cyber-harassment" following Ellen Nakashima's Washington Post expose of AutoAdmit's long record of sexist, racist, and otherwise intimidating threads by AA's pseudonymous law students posting about their named female classmates. You can read Jill's own AutoAdmit backstory here.
Luckily for us, Jill's a lot tougher than Anthony Ciolli.*
*Correction: Anthony Ciolli emailed me to stress that he stepped down because of an incident of cyber-harassment that was directed at a third party, not because of any harassment he suffered. Ciolli confirmed that, as aeroman suggested in the comments below, he resigned over this incident in which an AutoAdmit poster announced that he was going to send a derogatory letter about a Yale Law student to YLS faculty.
A Taiwanese themepark has rescinded its decision to lift a 6-ton elephant with a cord of human hair. Instead, the park plans to hoist 6 tons of wood and rocks. [AP]
Today's FlickrFind: Constantly moving forward...
Check out the rest of this photographer's photo stream. He's one of the most talented underwater shooters on Flickr.
Update: Mom just emailed to ask why I have a link to a page of memorable quotes from Annie Hall. That's a good question. Here's the quote that I was referencing with the title of the post... Alvy Singer: A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark.
Update 2: In other shark news, man grabs shark with hands, blames vodka...
Andrew Friedman of DMIblog has more details about tips-only grocery baggers in New York City.
A man filed for divorce when learned that those "zucchini" pies his wife had been making him were actually made of pumpkin:
A Russian man immediately filed for divorce from his wife of 18 years after he discovered she had been making pies with pumpkins instead of zucchini.
"She knows I absolutely hate pumpkins and she lied to me for months," said Ivan Dimitrov, 47. "What else has she been lying about? What man could trust a woman who fed him pumpkins?" [NY Post]
A usually calm 49-year-old prisoner prompted a call to the Maryland Poison Control Center after guards found him red-eyed, combative and "lecturing everyone about life." [SPI]
The second case involved a 43-year-old alcoholic in Cincinnati who was admitted to a hospital for chest pain.
By the time the man was treated and discharged, he was delirious.
He was readmitted for tests, but before the results came back, "the patient was seen in the bathroom drinking the alcohol-based hand wash from its dispenser," write Ashkan Emadi, MD, PhD, and LeAnn Coberly, MD, of the University of Cincinnati.
"When asked why he ingested the hand cleaner, he pointed to the label, which read, 'Active ingredient 63% v/v isopropyl alcohol.' He explained that this percentage is higher than that in vodka," write Emadi and Coberly.
"Perhaps changing the description on the container from isopropyl alcohol to isopropanol or propane-2-ol would decrease the attraction of these hand sanitizers for potentially dangerous abuse," write Emadi and Coberly. [WebMD] (Emphasis added.)