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From Wall Street To Waffles: Trading In The Life You Have For The Life You Want

New Yorker Garrett Hoelscher spent three years in investment banking before he decided he really couldn’t take it anymore. That’s when he traded in his business suits for a waffle iron and hatched a plan to sell waffles on the tops of ski mountains. His business, Waffle Shrine, has yet to sell a single waffle, but Hoelscher is hoping he can create a mountaintop waffle empire in the next few years. Keep reading »

Balloon Boy’s Dad Makes An Infomercial

Richard Heene, the man behind the Balloon Boy hoax, is back with a BRILLIANT new invention … the Bear Scratch. If you “itch like the son of a twitch,” Heene insists the only way to get a “deep, deep penetrating scratch” is to rub up against a tree like a bear. Only not a real tree—a tree he made. Just “stick, screw, sway, and scratch” for a mere $19.99. I’m sorry, but is this guy on meth? I’m very frightened. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Barack Obama And Jon Stewart Trade Quips, Deep Thoughts


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Last night, for the first time since he was elected president, Barack Obama appeared on “The Daily Show.” After making some small talk about the set, the two got down to brass tacks. Jon Stewart asked point blank, “Are we the people we were waiting for?” Obama responded carefully, “I’m feeling great about where the American people are considering what we’ve gone through. We’ve gone through the two toughest years anytime since the Depression.” See part one of the interview here and part two after the jump. Are you heading to the Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend? Keep reading »

Do Not Want: The Unintentional Penis Tattoo

A 21-year-old Australian tattoo artist is facing two counts of assault after inking an unwanted tattoo on his friend’s back. The 25-year-old victim didn’t really want a tattoo in the first place, but the artist in question convinced him to get a ying yang symbol with some dragons. That sounds fugly enough, yet even fuglier was the 16-inch penis and a gay slur he emerged with. The peen-tooist will now have to face a jury while the dude with the d**k on his back will have to face some serious time under the laser. [Metro] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Abortion Providers Depicted In “Wanted” Posters In NC

  • Abortion providers in North Carolina have seen their faces depict on “WANTED” fliers like old Wild West notices for fugitives from the law. The posters are made by Operation Save America, a group that opposes legal abortion and protests outside of clinics in the Charlotte area. It’s against federal law to threaten force to prevent clinic access and an appeals court in 2002 ruled that similar “WANTED” posters violated that law; however, that ruling is only applicable to that court’s jurisdiction. The “WANTED” fliers have depicted many past and present abortion providers, including the late Dr. George Tiller of Wichita, Kansas, who was assassinated by an extremist in May 2009. [CBS News]
  • The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has acquired the poet/author Maya Angelou’s archive, which includes 343 boxes of personal papers, including letters from Malcolm X, James Baldwin, and Coretta Scott King. [Black Voices]

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Obama And Biden Address The Nation About Violence Against Women

I know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But the 10th month of the year is another time for reflection on an issue that doesn’t get quite the attention it deserves: Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Frisky has been re-posting some of our past content by our contributor Judy McGuire, a domestic abuse survivor, but we were pleased to see it’s being addressed on a national level, as well.

Today at the White House, Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama made remarks about violence against women, which I’ve transcribed a bit after the jump: Keep reading »

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