Last semester I worked at Walt Disney World and encountered thousands of “guests” (as they are known in Disney-speak) a day. They came to Walt Disney World from all over the actual world, although they tended to be predominantly from
the Western Hemisphere North America, Europe, or Brazil, and were all ages, races, and attitudes. Even with all that diversity, patterns of people began to emerge. There is no better incubator for studying human behavior then shoving thousands of people into one surprisingly tiny space and making them wait for roller coasters, apparently.
And I’m not talking “people from Louisiana all have the same accent” patterns. I mean real, big, regardless-of-the-language barriers I often encountered patterns. Here was what I noticed about humans during my six months as a cast member … Keep reading »
New Jersey couple Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere were married in 2010, and at their engagement party, photographer Kristina Hill captured a tender moment between the two with the stunning New York City skyline as a backdrop. The photo was placed on Edwards’ personal blog and the couple thought nothing of it until almost two years later, when the image suddenly and shockingly turned up halfway across the country in a political ad attacking gay unions. Keep reading »
In case you weren’t aware, after Katie Couric stepped down as anchor of the “CBS Nightly News,” she announced that she would star in a nationally syndicated talk show, and is now realeasing some details about just what that show will include. Part of the package? The now famous phrase “YOLO” (You Only Live Once). Keep reading »
Who needs to go out and see “The Amazing Spider-man” when you can look at this doppelgänger? Okay, so maybe he isn’t quite as beautiful as Andrew Garfield, but it can’t be denied that this Mwanza Flat Headed Agama lizard looks an awful lot like your friendly neghiborhood Spider-man, even down to the pose this photographer caught him in. Although these lizards are native to Africa, my spidey sense tells me that they are poised to be come the designer pet of nerdom. As a Spider-man franchisee devotee, I know I’m a fan. [Daily Mail]
How many bug bites are currently on my body? Let’s just say I stopped counting and focused on scratching at 60. Naturally, I had to figure out how to stop this madness, so with the help of Google and my local CVS, here are the three best ways I’ve found to beat the itch.
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When I first learned about Katie Holmes divorcing Tom Cruise, I wasn’t particularly upset or curious about what I was going to eventually learn about Scientology should Katie ever talk. Instead, the only thought on my mind was what the Tumblr “Suri’s Burn Book” would have to say about the news. As you can see from above, I was not disappointed. But the best part of Suri’s Burn Book? No celebrity children are off limits. See a few of our favorite posts from the blog after the jump, and check out all 47 pages of hilarity at the link. [Suri's Burn Book].
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Being an Aaron Sorkin fan runs in my blood. My mom might have been the world’s biggest “West Wing” fan. Although I was too young to really understand the show when it was on the air, I’ve since gone back and watched and loved almost the whole series. Granted, when I watched “The West Wing” I was sure that I would grow up and become a real-life C.J., so why I liked it could be questioned. Maybe it just gave me my political junkie fix or maybe I finally felt like I found a place where people talked faster than me.
As I’ve grown up however, I’ve traded my political ambitions for more journalistic ones. And, apparently, so has Aaron Sorkin. Which is why I was more than happy to watch his newest show “The Newsroom.” (Spoiler alerts ahead!) Keep reading »