Want to hear a story about Christmas decorations that escalates very quickly? Then you’re in the right place, because we’re about to go down Bonkers Lane!
In Ross Township, Pennsylvania, Fairley Road is a cul-de-sac with one house in the middle. The house in the middle of the cul-de-sac belongs to Bill Ansell, who, once upon a time, had a beautiful, dazzling display of Christmas decorations. Then, one Thanksgiving, one of his neighbors asked him to turn it off while she and her family had dinner, because it was so bright that it was interrupting her meal.
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President Obama held his last press conference of 2014 today, and when it was time for questions, he intentionally called only on female members of the press. Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained:
“There are many women from a variety of news organizations who day-in and day-out do the hard work of covering the President of the United States. As the questioner list started to come together, we realized that we had a unique opportunity to highlight that fact at the President’s closely-watched, end of the year news conference.”
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If you’re struggling with what to get your Reddit-obsessed friends for the holidays this year, maybe it’s time to admit who you are and go all in on Internet jokes.
You don’t even need to create your own. Many of the Internet memes you already love have been transformed into everything from clothing to gadgets, thanks to the creative types at Etsy and Zazzle. Read more on Huffington Post Weird News…
Though we won’t be getting new episodes of “Orange is the New Black” until the middle of next year, the cast has returned for a bit to wish everyone a Happy Holiday, with this Litchfield Prison-centric version of “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
Almost all of the cast participates–except, tragically, Norma the mute lady. Which is sad, because in real life, actress Annie Golden is an awesome singer who had a brief career as an 80s pop star, and a much longer career as a Broadway actress. In fact, she even originated the role of Squeaky Fromme in Sondheim’s “Assassins!” Maybe they were all just worried she’d steal the show again, like she did in the Christmas pageant in Season One. [Buzzfeed]
The stigma of having HIV is alive and well in a small Chinese village: Its residents want to banish 8-year-old “Kun Kun” (a fake name being used to protect his identity) for his illness, UPI reports. At least 200 Xichong locals, including the boy’s own grandfather, signed a petition on Dec. 7 to get “Kun Kun away from the village, and protect the health of the villagers and children,” the BBC reports. Read more on Newser…