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Ack! The Last “Cathy” Comic Strip

All good things must come to an end — and so it is with Cathy Guisewite’s comic strip, Cathy. After a 24-year run, Cathy said her final “ack” this past weekend. In the final strip, she and hubby Irving (whom she dated for, oh, 20 years) announce to Cathy’s parents that they’re having a baby girl. So long, old chum. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Homeless Man Channels His Struggle With Queen And Kermit


How is it that a homeless man with a Queen song and two Kermit puppets made me cry? Just watch the video and you’ll see. I feel like I understand the epic-ness of this guy’s struggle without him even saying a word … well, besides the sign that says he’s homeless with two kids. He uses the passion of Freddie Mercury and the pure spirit of Kermit the Frog to tell us his story. Heartbreaking and well worth a dollar. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Why Washington, D.C., Won’t Be Getting A National Women’s History Museum

Two senators are blocking the creation of a women’s history museum in our nation’s capital because they are afraid it will become a shrine to abortion. I wish I was kidding. Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) put a “hold” on a bill that would sell land near the National Mall to build the museum, which would be funded through private donations (including from Meryl Streep, who has pledged $1 million towards it). The senators are claiming that the land isn’t being sold at fair market value (who needs women’s history? Let’s put a Target there!) and that there are already many museums dedicated to the ladies. The Women’s Museum, which is associated with the Smithsonian, is located all the way in Dallas however, and the existing museums in Washington, D.C., focus on niche interests, such as the arts. Keep reading »

13 Super Annoying Ways People Abuse Facebook And Twitter

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originally ran in Jan. 2010.

We’ve already complained about the most annoying people and couples on Facebook, but even the most awesome human being can abuse their privileges on social networking sites like FB and Twitter. After the jump, the 13 most annoying and egregious misuses of Twitter and Facebook ever. Keep reading »

The Top 10 Gifts Facebook Has Given Us

This weekend, “The Social Network,” a scripted movie about Facebook’s origins, opens nationwide. In honor of this momentous-ish occasion, we’ll be re-running some of our Facebook-related content that you might have missed, illustrating the good, bad, and ugly things the social networking site has brought into our previously status update-free lives. The piece below originally ran in Feb. 2009.

Facebook, the social networking site that has connected more than 150 million of us with people we wouldn’t recognize if we bumped into them on the street, turns five today! In honor of the big day, I’d like to reflect on the gifts that Facebook has given to us over the past five years. After the jump, the top ten gifts for which you can thank Facebook. Keep reading »

I Recovered From Brain Damage

Halfway through my senior year in high school, I was getting ready to have a huge party in my barn after Winter Ball. My friends and I were in the hay loft, decorating and messing around. I was hanging a sheet and not paying attention as I walked backward. I then passed through the hole in the loft ceiling, fell 14 feet backward, landed on my head and went into a coma. Read more Keep reading »

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