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Hanging With Irene: 8 Reasons Why I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Hurricane

Hurricanes can really suck. Before Irene stopped by, I was in a state of panic, braving long lines at the grocery store, desperately seeking flashlights, taping up my windows, and generally hunkering down for the worst case scenario. For Irene’s visit to New York City, many people had to evacuate their homes. Some lost power and experienced serious flooding, and I’m truly sorry for them. [And, of course, our thoughts are also with those families who lost loved ones as a result of the hurricane. -- Editor]

But once Irene hit my ‘hood, I realized she wasn’t all that bad once you got to know her. It just so happened that I had fun with her. Is that wrong of me to say? After the jump, eight reasons why I loved Irene. Keep reading »

Woman Attacks ATM With Her High Heel


Ever get pissed off at an uncooperative ATM? We do all the time. Ever start smashing it with your high heel? Uh, neither have we.

But a very angry British woman did, reports the Telegraph, and it’s all caught on tape.

The “as yet unexplained attack” (the Telegraph‘s words, not ours) occurred last night in the rather proper-sounding British town of Chippenham at around midnight. When the woman’s attempts to get cash from the machine failed, she took off her heel and start hitting the ATM about 50 times. Read more… Keep reading »

Hurricane Irene Streakers Pop Up On The Weather Channel


Who said hurricanes can’t be fun? These streakers in Virginia Beach sure disagree. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Text It With Balloon Animals

Now you can add cuteness to the most difficult-to-write texts and emails with AnimalFont, a typography for your iPhone made entirely of balloon animals. It also has a special shake feature that creates adorable sound effects with every word. If that wasn’t enough, the developers are donating proceeds to relief efforts in Japan. Yay! I am so buying this app and using it exclusively to compose controversial/unpleasant communication. I wonder how “You’re a lame tard!” or “Thanks for forgetting my birthday, bitch!” looks and sounds in AnimalFont? It’s hard to get mad at a balloon animal. [Buzzaurus] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Happy Women’s Equality Day!

  • Happy Women’s Equality Day, ladies! [National Women's History Project]
  • Anna Holmes, founder of Jezebel.com, on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s gender problems. [Washington Post]
  • Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, 40, of Austria has become the first woman to reach all 14 summits of the Himalayas without using bottled oxygen. You go girl! [BBC]

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Your Daily Science: Black Hole Devours Star

If you got a rush watching sharks prey on lesser forms of sea life during Shark Week, wait until you see what happens when predators attack in space. For the first time ever, a NASA satellite caught this massive black hole — about one million times bigger than our sun — devouring an unlucky star, Swift J1644+57, that got in its way. Until now, scientists had only theorized about how how black holes fed on matter; this is the first time they’ve been able to witness it. That is some crazy s**t! May I humbly suggest a Space Week on the Discovery Channel? [MSNBC] Keep reading »

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