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These days, sending a letter through the mail comes off as quaint (unless, of course, it’s a bill, in which case it’s annoying). Try these LCD notecards to make your letters feel less old fashioned. For ‘80s enthusiasts and people with bad handwriting, these multipurpose greeting cards let you send a message that’s crafty and futuristic. All you need to do is let grooves in the grid of these 2 x 8 squares guide a colored marker to make the letters. The goods are created by Yellow Owl Workshop, a San Francisco company that uses recycled paper. We like the stationery for writing thank you letters, especially for saying, “Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto.” [$5, Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »
Mother’s Day became a U.S. holiday in 1914 after Anna Jarvis spent years sending letters to public officials urging them to set aside a day to honor mothers. Her own mother died in 1905. While Jarvis was happy when the day was recognized by President Woodrow Wilson, she became embittered by what it developed into over the years. “Mother’s Day has nothing to do with candy. Candy is junk. You give your mother a box of candy and then go home and eat most of it yourself, or else you give her hard candy that breaks her teeth or dentures. … It’s really a shame to waste flowers for Mother’s Day. Florists have made millions of dollars out of my idea and they don’t deserve it.”
Instead of worrying about what to buy Mom during a last-minute shopping trip, why not spend the day with her or write a thoughtful note? But don’t use a printed greeting card. Jarvis disapproved of those, too. “A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world.” [Newswise] Keep reading »
Chanel, the world record holder for oldest dog, just turned 147 in puppy years, and they’re throwing a special birthday party for her in New York City. Hopefully, the 21-year-old won’t get too wasted on tequila shots and drunk text her ex. Her owner, Denice Shaughnessy of Long Island, said of her prized pooch, “She’s independent. If she didn’t want to do something, she had a look she would give, and she usually got her way.” She really is the world’s oldest bitch … [New York, 5/6/09] Keep reading »
Ron Jeremy wants to give you a present! The self-proclaimed “Hardest [Working] Man in Showbiz” is giving you a few inches more than he’s given to over 4,000 women — that’s 17″ x 24″, to be exact. The gifted actor is featured on $6 wrapping paper. This has got to be the least classy thing the porn king has ever done. Ron is pictured on the paper, fully clothed, along with the slogan, “From one big prick to another!” (Well, there goes the line you were going to use in the card.) We think the question mark pattern behind him says it all. Seriously. Wrapping paper, Ron? What will he think of next. [Nerd Approved]
Part of the fun and the horror of online dating is trolling the profiles of the bazillions of people that OK Cupid has decided might be a “match” for me. Keep clicking for 10 online dating types to avoid, no matter what the OK Cupid robot is telling you.
Jimmy Fallon has found a way to get people to care about his late night show—he’s getting the gang from “Saved by the Bell” back together. With Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins), Fallon made an on-air appeal for a reunion in honor of the 20th anniversary of the teentastic show. [Paste] Wre we really that old? So far, Lisa Turtle (Lark Voorhies) and A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) are in.
Oh, no! The third season of “Mad Men” has been delayed. Variety is reporting the show began shooting this week, and the season premiere will be pushed back at least a month to August at the earliest. [Ace Showbiz] How are we going to go four months without all that repressed desire and those really fabulous clothes?