Bad week for:
after artist Said Elatab, of Paterson, N.J., set fire to 20 of his paintings in his backyard to protest poor attendance figures at his most recent gallery show. People said “they were too busy [to attend],” explained Elatab. “So I burned my paintings.”
after Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster lay on his back in the end zone and pantomimed “giving birth” to the football. “The gift of life! The gift of a touchdown!” Smith-Schuster later exulted on Twitter.
after Gilbert, Minn., police warned the public about drunken birds “flying into windows, cars and acting confused.” The birds are eating berries that have fermented due to an early frost, police said, but “should sober up within a short period of time.”