From Cute Overload!
Apostol Tnokovski was watching Lady Gaga on TV one day when he realized that the piano she played looked hideously out-of-date next to her. So he decided to do something about it.
The Girl Scouts are cutting six of their twelve types of cookies this year, but fret not, Thin Mints and Samoas are eternal. Bonus! Click on “interactive graphics” and play a game where you match the cookies to their names!
In Irvine, CA, a mosque-goer was frightening his fellow worshippers with his talk of committing jihad in America- so much so that they filed a restraining order against him. That’s when they found out he was an FBI informant. (this story is completely egregious and insane, please go read it)
Chris Smith, a Republican Rep from NJ, introduced legislation last week that would change the wording of what rape means, so that it would only mean forcible rape. Why? To cut funding for Medicaid-funded abortions for rape survivors, that’s why. This would mean that rape via drugging, mental incapacity, or statutoriness would no longer be considered rape.
And to lighten the mood, a Trader Joes survival guide. Going to Trader Joes in Manhattan or Brooklyn were probably some of the most clusterfuck experiences I have ever had in my life.
And fuck everything, this gorilla walks upright.
My point? Daleks are not that menacing-looking in this day and age, but I respect Dr Who for keeping up with their own canon.
This absolutely killed me- Videogum asks “What’s the most iconic image of the Sundance Film Festival?
And from 11points, 11 super badass math tricks! Impress and/or scare your friends!
I interviewed the woman who came up with the term “emotional vampire”- for MyDaily!
Can we, as a nation, make Rick Moranis’ album a huge hit? Please?
And then we have ten great uses for your toaster oven! Who says I don’t dole out useful information?
I liked Tim Pawlenty better before, when he was Bill Pullman in Independence Day. I love that political ads are so over the top heart string-tuggy now that they just go ahead and acknowledge that they’re basically movie trailers, and not methods of disseminating information.
The story on the front page of the Washington Post today was about a sudden “thundersnow” storm that struck yesterday. This is the image they chose to represent that storm.
And lo, a star was born. Why is this man running in a snowstorm with an ice cream cone, and why does he look so melodramatic? Buzzfeed offers up possible reasons.
Betty White nude photos are released, and they couldn’t get more adorable and nonsexual. Go take a look!
On what I believe was my 11th birthday, I decided to throw a party. At the time, I was in the AG program at my elementary school, which meant that myself and about 25 other students were taken out of our individual classrooms at 10am every day and shuffled into a class together, where we studied more “advanced” things. We were returned to our regular classes at the end of each day, alone, just in time for the other kids to properly notice that we’d been gone all day and make fun of us about it. If anything, I think we actually got more free time and more time to do creative stuff than other kids, since we considered trustworthy enough to get our other work done, but this is not a conversation about the education system, but rather what happens to kids who are paraded around in front of their classmates as being “special”. In short, they bond. I loved the kids in my AG classes, I have a trillion fond memories from that time, and I’m still friends with a good number of them.
But I digress, as I usually do. The party my parents and I decided upon for this birthday was a night at the local skating rink, Skate World, and then back home to my house for pizza and a sleepover. Perfect night.
From Steve Agee’s Tumblr (which I am reblogging on my WordPress, which will eventually empty out into my own Tumblr, and maybe stuff like this is the reason Tumblr keeps collapsing), I give you Bobcat Goldthwait’s tattoo, which was explained by Agee thusly:
Last night at Cobb’s, Bobcat Goldthwait told me he got a tattoo on his ass. I asked what it was and he said “It’s a Chinese Symbol.” I asked if I could see it, and it turns out it was actually a Chinese CYMBAL. Awesome!
You can see Agee, Goldthwait, and The Meltdown all month long at San Francisco’s Sketchfest. Check the schedule here!
I don’t want to toot my own horn, but a few months ago I started this Tumblr, and believe you me, it has not been successful at all! Still, I am consistently delighted every time I get the slow trickle of a submission.
The idea behind Gross Food I Ate When I Was a Kid is for people to confess the disgusting things they used to put together for meals when they were younger. You know, when only deli meats, condiments, and the microwave were in your food preparation arsenal. Here are some of my favorite submissions I’ve gotten so far.
Can you top these? Go submit your own now!