The National Transportation Safety Board’s staff recommended today that states should lower the definition of drunk driving to a blood-alcohol reading of no more than .05 percent.
Since it debuted in March 2012, the popular comic book Saga has illustrated the following: robot sex, a giant with five-story-tall sagging testicles, a child prostitution ring on a brothel planet called Sextillion, blow jobs, fisting, interspecies erotica, and enough bloody viscera to make a butcher squirm.
But none of these are why Apple banned the most recent issue of the comic book from its App Store this week. No, Saga #12 won’t be available for purchase because of “two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex,” according to writer Brian K. Vaughn.
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Update: Comixology CEO David Steinberger put out a statement this afternoon, claiming that the issue will be made available for purchase through the App Store soon. He also denied that Apple banned the issue, writing, “As a partner of Apple, we have an obligation to respect its policies for apps and the books offered in apps. Based on our understanding of those policies, we believed that Saga #12 could not be made available in our app, and so we did not release it today. […] Given this, it should be clear that Apple did not reject Saga #12.”
- “I was driving to work, it was quite dark, but it suddenly became as bright as if it was day. I felt like I was blinded by headlights.”
— Viktor Prokofiev, 36, a resident of Yekaterinburg, where the meteorite hit in the Urals Mountains
- “What was it? People said it was a plane that fell and exploded. I saw a bright blast from behind me. Everything was lit up, very bright light. It was like from Armageddon movie when the meteorite rain started, I really thought it was like doomsday. It was so scary especially the explosion. It was very strong. I am speechless. It was so strong. My camera couldn’t reproduce how strong the bang was.’”
— Gulnara Dudka, a woman in her 20s
During a dress rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Army Military District of Washington Major General Michael Linnington (center), Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, is flanked by actors portraying U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden as they arrive to review troops, on January 13, 2013. [Image: Mike Theiler/Reuters]