We all though about it at one point or another. Okay, I did. Surely, Beanie Babies will be worth millions someday! Don’t you dare cut off that heart-shaped Ty tag! You could sell Patti the Platypus on eBay for probably thousands of dollars by 2010.
Unfortunately, such days have yet to come. Despite this disappointment, Chris Robinson’s family is instead seeking comfort in the knowledge that when the day comes when Beanie Babies make their comeback — and that day will come, dammit! — they’ll be prepared to cash in. Over the years, the Robinson family, primarily driven by Chris’s father, has collected between 15,000 and 20,000 Beanie Babies in the hopes that these toys would make nice college tuition funds for their five kids. This short documentary, by Chris Robinson himself, called “Bankrupt By Beanies,” is kind of cute but also sort of sad. Collecting Beanie Babies turned into an obsession for this man, but also proved to be a source of bonding for the family. And who knows, maybe some day Beanie Babies will get their second coming and the Robinsons will emerge victorious. [Boing Boing]
The Cronut, the über popular lovechild of the croissant and donut, is possibly the world’s most revered dessert right now. But despite its superiority, the Cronut is still the snack of equality. If you want a Cronut, you will wait in line for a Cronut. We’re looking at you, Emma Roberts.
In true diva style, Emma allegedly decided that the line in front of Dominique Ansel Bakery in NYC was not for her. She and her publicist marched right on up to the front of the line to try and get some star treatment. She was, however, treated like any other line jumper and was sent to the back of the lengthy queue. Emma reportedly quickly decided that waiting like a normal person was beneath her and she left the bakery in shame.
Luckily for Roberts, she is in fact a famous person and was treated to a Cronut that very night when she appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” On the show, she explained that she didn’t see the large group of people waiting to get into the store, which is why she went right to the door. I can’t really tell if it’s worse to be completely oblivious or just impatient and entitled. Either way, she got her damn Cronut. [Gawker; Daily Mail] [Photo: Getty Images]
Lucy Eades was at the Burleson Recreation Center in Texas with her husband and 16-day-old infant waiting for their older daughter to finish her dance class when the baby became hungry. Eades breastfeeds and damn well knows that it is her legal right in Texas to breastfeed in a public place. An employee, however, did not feel as comfortable about Eades nursing her baby and decided to take the law into her own hands. Watch Eades tell this lady what’s up. DAMN STRAIGHT. [Jezebel; Huffington Post]
On the night of July 31, police arrived at the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services office to respond to an alarm. According to CBS Los Angeles, the building had been broken into through the ceiling, but by the time police arrived the thieves had already fled the area. Cindy Stalling, the executive director was notified, but the investigation had to wait until morning. Two hours later, however, Stalling received a call about more suspicious activity at the office. When she arrived, she found something absolutely shocking.
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Sophie Fontanel is a novelist and the senior editor at French Elle. She also chose to be celibate from age 27 to age 39. The English translation of her book about these 12 years, The Art of Sleeping Alone, is due to be published in America on August 13. Fontanel spoke with New York mag’s The Cut about why she chose celibacy and how it affected her life. Keep reading »