With the blockbuster success of Joaquin Phoenix's film 'Joker,' at least one commentator is sounding the alarm about the rise of the 'demonic anti-hero,' a dark character whose evil deeds are somewhat mitigated by our familiarity with them. So is the movie a harmless piece of escapism, or does it signal something very wrong with our culture? Here to debate are Dr. Alex McFarland and Michael Wear.
When officials responded to a call for help from a woman living in a van in the Del Mar community of San Diego, they immediately noticed that 'the situation was significant,' as the van was filled with more than 300 rodents living inside. Officials said the woman was not hoarding the animals and that it was not a case of cruelty, just an owner asking for help after the number of pet rats got too large.