When Ben Moser was in the 4th grade, he made a very serious promise to his mom after attending his cousin’s prom walk: When he grew up, he was going to ask his friend Mary Lapkowicz to prom.
Ben and Mary, who has Down syndrome, shared a really special bond in those days, their fourth grade teacher told The Patriot-News —
He watched over her constantly. If she was looking like she wasn’t having fun, he would go over and talk to her. He would pull her in to what ever activity they were doing. He just always watched out for her.
In 6th grade, Mary moved to another district and attended Central Dauphin high school where her father, Tom, teaches math, and Ben remained at Susquehanna.
Oh, sure. Everyone thinks that little kids and adorable furry pets are innocent and couldn’t possibly be thinking about anything other than how they can be good and make you happy.
And by “everyone,” I mean people who have never met a kid or a pet.
Yes, they’re cute. Yes, they’re great most of the time. But don’t be fooled. They are also silently plotting their revenge for early bedtimes, trips to the vet, and being forced to wear ridiculous clothes half of the time.
There are two sides to every story, and no one should know that better than those in a professional position of authority and safety, like those who protect and serve on the police force.
But all that is called into question in Baltimore after a retired police officer and marine opened up about the rampant abuse he alleges occurred throughout his 11 years on the force before a shoulder injury forced him to retire.
Like any sane person, Mark Mravic, Assistant Managing Editor of Sports Illustrated thinks that women’s soccer is awesome. But he’d heard that his colleague, Andy Benoit, who covers the NFL for Sports Illustrated disagrees…
Then Andy decided to clarify: it’s not just women’s soccer that isn’t worth his precious time — it’s all women’s sports. Because that’s so much better!
Well, Andy, Seth Myers and Amy Poehler have a question for you…
Benoit’s tweets have, predictably, since been deleted. But that doesn’t mean the internet has forgotten them…