Joe Riquelme found so much success with his iPhone app Videoshop that he was able to give his parents an extra special Christmas gift this year. Watch their teary reactions when they find out he paid off their mortgage — then at least give your parents a hug or something. [Gawker]
I’m grossed out by the thought of someone eating on a subway train, which makes this birth story particularly nasty to me.
Two Philadelphia transit officers made a very special delivery Christmas Day, helping a women birth her baby on a SEPTA train. Around 6 p.m. Thursday night, Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer Dorrell James met the Market Frankford line El train to aide in the delivery of one (very unlucky) passenger’s baby. Keep reading »
A few months ago, I decided on a whim that I would get my holiday shopping done early, and I’m so glad I did. I tend to be somewhat of a last-minute gift shopper, and when the idea to shop early popped into my head I wanted to make a silly little challenge with myself to see if I could actually do it. I started planning out what to buy for people on my list that same day. I’d had a weird summer and thought I’d need random projects to keep myself from getting aimlessly sad in the fall, so at first, my goal was to have all my presents purchased by the end of October. That didn’t happen, but I did have everything done before Thanksgiving, barring a gift or two!
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When I headed back home to Michigan for the first Christmas since my dad’s death, I didn’t expect it to get difficult until the holiday actually arrived. Since I got here this weekend, my routine hasn’t reflected anything he’d normally be a part of – I’ve been puttering around the house, out with high school friends, working. I flew home for Thanksgiving too, and that had been tough, but it didn’t hit me until my family sat down for dinner. I assumed it would be the same this time around – that his absence wouldn’t be painfully obvious until Christmas Eve and Christmas itself. HAH. Instead, I felt the sadness the moment I walked through the door to my mom’s house. Keep reading »
In 2008 Lady Gaga gave the world the gift of a song where she refers to her vagina as a Christmas tree, suggesting that she has a serious misunderstanding of how at least one of those works. Between that and other recent tracks, like Nate Dogg rapping about getting holiday head and the beloved family classic “Father Christmas Fucked My Pussy,” it’s easy to assume that modern perverts have ruined a once-innocent holiday with sexualized music. Read more on Cracked…
Ahh, the holidays. It’s a time for extreme awkwardness, forced social interaction and perpetual lies regarding the status of your not-very-exciting life. But perhaps the most uncomfortable encounter of all is when your new boyfriend meets your parents for the first time. Will Mom approve? Will Dad make some kind of unnecessary comment about his gun collection? Will your boyfriend fuck it all up by mentioning his band? Before you make the introduction, watch this video to prepare yourself for what everyone will be thinking during the process, and strategize accordingly. [Glamour]