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16 Dec 18:00

What A Cute Little Blue-Footed Booby!


Submitted by: (via nomiel)

Tagged: cute , booby
11 Dec 20:30

Meet Harlow And Indiana’s New Baby Sister, Reese Lightning

by Leslie Simon
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

AGH this is making my biological dog-mom urges go nuclear

In case you’re unfamiliar, Harlow and Sage were a pair of puppy besties who took the interwebz by storm once their owners started posting pics of the pups hanging out and being all adorbz.

Sadly, Sage passed away in 2013. But that’s when Indiana, a Miniature Dachshund, popped into the picture and became instant BFF’s with Harlow. Oh, but the cuteness doesn’t end there. Recently, another new canine friend has entered the fold and our heart is almost bursting from all the feels.

Meet, Reese Lightning. Here’s her story:

Reese Lightning is a 9 week old miniature Dachshund. Her parents couldn’t keep her and so Harlow said: “Move her in!” And now she is ours. Reese’s mom had black hair and her dad was a brunette like Indiana. They were both nice. Reese loves biting Indiana’s tail, Harlow’s ears, playing with socks and last night she couldn’t take her eyes off of the TV while the movie Elf was on.

Despite the fact that Reese looks like she’s got the head of one dog and the body of another, we can’t help but swoon over her big, floppy ears and speckled belly.

As a daily dose of cuteness, allow us to show you what happens when the lil’ pup sees her reflection for the first time. We recommend you watch this on a loop because it only gets cuter with each viewing. Trust.

Photos: Harlow And Sage’s Instagram

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27 Nov 17:30

This is maybe the whitest rant of all time

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

What even is "suavitel".

This is maybe the whitest rant of all time

21 Nov 21:50

(via yeah-okay-seph)

13 Nov 18:00

Book of the Day: Original, Horrific Grimm’s Fairy Tales Translated Into English for First Time

Amy Lynne Grzybinski


Book of the Day: Original, Horrific Grimm’s Fairy Tales Translated Into English for First Time

Your kids may never sleep again.
Jack Zipes, a professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota, has released the first English translation of the original book of fairy tales by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm.
The first edition was published in December 1812, and over the years, the stories went through a gradual transformation, edited to be less disturbing and and to include more Christian references.
"The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition" included all the really creepy stuff that was originally filtered out.

For example, in the heartwarming tale "How the Children Played at Slaughtering":

A boy cuts the throat of his little brother, only to be stabbed in the heart by his enraged mother. Unfortunately, the stabbing meant she left her other child alone in the bath, where he drowned. Unable to be cheered up by the neighbours, she hangs herself; when her husband gets home, "he became so despondent that he died soon thereafter".

Look out "Frozen." Sounds like Disney has its new princess!

Submitted by: (via The Guardian)

13 Nov 19:00

Pixel Protest of the Day: PETA is Opening an HQ in Minecraft

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Vegans amirite

PETA is launching a new headquarters in Minecraft on Saturday, as a safe haven where players are not allowed to harm animals… or at least their pixelated counterparts.
So for all you creative sickos out there - that means no compact chicken cookers, barbaric egg farms, cow torture chambers or pig slaughterhouses.
From PETA's website:

Visitors to PETA's custom-made digital island will explore vast expanses of landscapes where the animals of Minecraft roam free. They can also visit extensive vegetable and flower gardens, walk through a fantastic re-creation of PETA's HQ, and discover an abandoned and decaying slaughterhouse.

PETA has gone to the aid of video game animals before, including Pokemon, World of Warcraft seals, the Tanooki suit in Mario Bros., and dogs in Call of Duty.

What a world we live in...

Submitted by: (via PETA)

Tagged: peta , wtf , minecraft
21 Nov 17:00

Mystery of the Day: Is This a Drug Deal on Live TV?

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

It's probably not a drug deal. I mean, it's in Worcester, after all.

The latest viral mystery making some news today is an apparent drug deal taking place behind a Fox 25 news reporter in Worcester, Massachusetts.
In the video, two men are seen meeting in the background and engaging in some sort of transaction before fleeing the scene.
Drug deal or not, the clip appears to be fairly old, as the reporter in the video, Jim Polito, no longer works for Fox 25 (as of September of this year) and the video was also posted in February 2013 on WTAG's site.
But what do you think? Most idiotic drug deal ever, or overreaction by Internet?
Polito apparently knows he is going viral as well, as show by this retweet.

RT "@bobbernier: @JimPolito you're going #viral today. See you and JOHNSON Monday."

— Jim Polito (@JimPolito) November 20, 2014

Submitted by: (via Mikzinga)

Tagged: news , drugs , live tv , trending , Video
19 Nov 18:00

Bookish Beauty Tips

by Sara Colvin

Position yourself, whenever possible, at the top of a flight of stairs. This will inspire, either in you or your beholder, a visceral recognition of mortality. Remember: mortality is beauty.

Alternatively, just be always on the verge of death. Achieve a frailty so extreme that rainwater collects in the hollows between your bones.

If you can swing it, be a horse or a boat or a whale.

Read more Bookish Beauty Tips at The Toast.

07 Nov 19:00

Tim And Eric Make Completely Wack-A-Doo Commercial For Totino’s Pizza Rolls

by Leslie Simon

Pizza freaks unite!

At least that’s what it says on the video for the new Totino’s Pizza Rolls commercial created by cray-cray comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. The snack company actually asked the pair to “cook up” some video concepts as part of the brand’s Idea Oven and this is the fruit pizza of their labor.

The clip is part commercial, part music video and part acid trip.

Aside from the discomfort of watching three elderly people talk in double-entendres about pizza rolls, perhaps the best/worst part of the video is when Tim starts riffing about what happens when he puts the rolls in his mouth.

(Hint: He wishes he had more mouths to put them in. Whatever that means.)

Watch, try not to crawl out of your skin and then go grab some friggin’ pizza rolls, yo!

As you can tell, the clip is totally kid tested, Shrim approved.

Photos: Totino’s Pizza Rolls’ YouTube, DevilCross

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30 Oct 20:17

This Will One Day Be Thunder Road

by Rachel Leah Blumenthal
Amy Lynne Grzybinski


The upcoming music venue and restaurant is taking over the short-lived Radio space in Somerville's Union Square.

Work has begun at Thunder Road, and the upcoming addition to Somerville's live music and food scenes has shared some construction (well, demolition) photos and videos on Facebook today. Above, see the remains of the kitchen that never quite came to fruition when Radio was open. Thunder Road does intend to serve food.

Here, walkthroughs of the downstairs and upstairs:

31 Oct 19:00

What Can I Make with Apple Pie Moonshine? — Good Questions

by Christine Gallary
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Drink it. Drink it out of the jar, you fancy jerks.

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Q: My in-laws bought us a bottle of apple pie-flavored moonshine. We are attending a pumpkin carving party this weekend and I'd like to bring a drink to share that includes the moonshine.

Any recipe ideas or suggestions?


23 Oct 12:45

The Return of Rummy Bears: Cocktail-Inspired Drunken Gummies

by Max Falkowitz
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Hello, weekend.

Rummy bears = gummy bears soaked in alcohol. But little bears with boozy bellies are just the beginning. Read More
22 Oct 17:00

Songs From A Neutral Milk Hotel Album That Does Not Reference The Holocaust

by Mallory Ortberg
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

I have nothing but love for J. Mangum but this gave me the giggles.

Previously: a Decemberists album where nobody gets murdered.

"Everything In This Song Is Spelled According To Modern Convention"

"A Girl Who Is Alive And Not Anne Frank Plays A Piano Without Any Semen On It"

"No One Visited The Penny Arcade That Day"

"The Characters On This Old-Timey Postcard Have Not Come To Life To Comfort You About Your Parents' Divorce"

"The Boy With One Head On His Body"

"I Have Pictures Of My Living Family And No Pictures Of Executed Criminals In This Photo Album"

Read more Songs From A Neutral Milk Hotel Album That Does Not Reference The Holocaust at The Toast.

26 Sep 20:00

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Me, today, until it's 5 p.m.


11 Sep 13:00

Pixelated Jerk of the Day: Mario is a Jerk in This Compilation of Fails

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

A few cheap laughs for your Friday afts.

WARNING: Some language in this video.

Submitted by: (via Pastek)

04 Sep 16:00

Rupert Giles, MLS

by Mallory Ortberg
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Patrick has his MLS and I'm just going to pretend that this was his courseload.


Course List for Rupert Giles, Master of Library Sciences Candidate, Michaelmas Term 1982

Anthropodermic Bibliopegy: How to Preserve And Handle Books Bound in Human Skin

Taking Your Glasses Off And Slowly Rubbing Your Temples: An Introduction

Guarding A Vampire Slaying-Teen: Is It For You? Non-Traditional Employment In A Saturated Library Sciences Market

Beginning Wizard’s Latin

How To Recognize Drawings of Demons

Data Analytics and Amateur Gravedigging

Cursed Metadata In Theory and In Practice

Late Fees And Love Spells: Intro to Communications Systems

Mystical Convergences And The Lunar Cycle: What Every Curator Should Know

Survey and Analysis of Current Literature for Children Grade 5-8

Making The Most Of Your Resources: How To Acquire Medieval Assault Weapons And Strange Tinctures On A Limited Library Budget

Filling Out Timesheets

Maintaining An Appropriate Student-Teacher Relationship

Digital Curation

Witch Mentorship Work-Study Program

Distinguishing Between Third-Degree Burns And Spontaneous Combustion

Integrated Library Systems And Standard Runes

Supernatural Harassment In The Workplace: What Every Librarian Should Know

Archiving Despite Demonic Interference

There’s An Ancient Prophecy For That: Matching Your Present-Day Disturbances With Twelfth-Century Romanian Curses

Remember, You Are Not A Hero: Doing What Needs To Be Done (What Your Slayer Doesn’t Need To Know)

Basic Self-Defense and Smothering

Comparative Cosmologies and World Religions: Angelology to Zoroastrianism

Read more Rupert Giles, MLS at The Toast.

04 Sep 04:46

It’s really hot today.

by Georgia Dunn


30 Aug 17:40


25 Aug 19:15

Coming Attractions: Meet the Boy or Girl of Your Dreams at Thunder Road

by Rachel Leah Blumenthal
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

"Dangerous" music. Lol

[Photo: Radio/Defunct Facebook page]

Thunder Road, the potential replacement for Radio in Union Square, could be the place where you'll "meet the boy or girl of [your] dreams" if co-owner Dan Millen gets his way, according to Wicked Local Somerville. Millen and business partner Charles Abel appeared before the licensing commission last week to seek a liquor license for the music venue they want to open. According to the Wicked Local report, the board "express[ed] interest" but continued the hearing until next month so that Millen and Abel can hold a neighborhood meeting before any final decisions are made.

Other tidbits from the hearing: Thunder Road will be a "fun" place with no "loud" or "dangerous" music. In addition to shows, there could be karaoke and contests involving air guitar and lip-synching. Also, the venue would serve hyper-local beers from Aeronaut Brewing Company and Somerville Brewing Company, both located minutes away. The next hearing will take place on September 15.
· Next stop, Thunder Road [WL]
· All coverage of Thunder Road on Eater [~EBOS~]

29 Aug 15:30

Pumpkin Spice Lattes Have Carcinogens In Them, But We Can Change That

by Claire Hannum
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

And they're GROSS, you guys. I'm not sorry.

Sorry to break it to you. Read more

28 Aug 17:35

Say It Ain’t So: The Life Of Weezer Singer Rivers Cuomo Is Being Turned Into A TV Sitcom

by Leslie Simon

Rivers Cuomo has gotta be one of the most interesting figures in rock ‘n’ roll. Not only did the Weezer frontman grow up on an ashram, but he meditates, speaks near-fluent Japanese, wears the shit out of thick-framed glasses and has consistently written some of the catchiest alt-rock songs of the past 20 years.

For all these reasons (and more!), it’s no wonder Hollywood is interested in making a TV series based on Rivers’ life—especially the time in 1995 when the singer stopped playing music in order to attend Harvard University, where he earned a B.A. in English.

According to a piece in The Hollywood Reporter, the show, titled DeTour, “would embellish [Cuomo's] journey with a fictional character and the small band of misfit friends that make it possible for him to get through his formative years.”

The series has already been given a “put-pilot order” and is being written by Psych creator Steve Franks.

No matter whether the series is a blockbuster or a turd, it sounds like pure “Raditude” to us! The only thing that could guarantee success would be the addition of Muppets.


Photos: New York Times, Glorious Noise

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28 Jul 17:00

Anatomy Of Songs Infographic Hilariously Sums Up All The Music You Love/Hate

by Leslie Simon

With all the summer festivals going on right now, it only seemed appropriate we poke fun at the music-related eliteness that seems to coincide with this particular season.

Whether you’re going to Warped Tour, Pitchfork, Bumbershoot or—gasp—Burning Man, we totally support your ticket-buying choices.

HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean we can’t necessarily mock you mercilessly for ‘em. Thanks to artist John Atkinson, we don’t have to put our thoughts into words. He does it for us… And illustrates them beautifully.

Check out the all-too-perfect anatomy of songs chart!

Photo:, Wrong Hands

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28 Jul 18:51

Guy’s Ridiculous List of “Dating Deal Breakers” Goes Viral

by Georgie

Online dating can be a strange, strange world.  I know this, because last night my roommate (who is on, showed me the numerous profiles she’s matched with online.  Some guys sound like completely obnoxious pretentious twats in their profiles, while others don’t know how to wear a picture without wearing sunglasses.  My favorites are the ones with user names that are so unappealing, you don’t need to click on their profile to find out why they are single (toohot4u and boobietrap spring to mind.)  Not surprisingly, I tried to convert her to the wonderful shallow world of Tinder, because at least it’ll take you 18 text exchanges to figure out that “Doug, 28″ thinks he’s toohot4u.


A perfect case in point that sometimes less is more when it comes to revealing yourself in an online dating profile comes from this Casanova: A guy who has the longest list of “dating deal breakers” ever to be contrived.  I don’t actually disagree with absolutely all of them–in fact, a few of these would be “deal breakers” for me, but the other 99% of this is completely obnoxious and leaves me thinking, “Who the hell does this guy think he is?”


Am I being too harsh? Is he right in laying down literally every single turn-off he has before even meeting anyone?  Read his terms and then let me know…





Like, “you belittle transgender people,” and “you’re a Holocaust denier” are definitely deal breakers for the majority of the human population.  But “you consider yourself a happy person,” and “you think world peace is an actual goal of some sort….”  Yeahhhhh…. this guy is a complete asshole, and is probably more likely to die alone that I am.  And that’s saying something…


“Your response to most everything is wrapped in sarcasm.”  DAMMIT, I ALMOST HAD A CHANCE!!

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07 Jul 18:00

Kickstarter of the Day: Potato Salad Kickstarter Raises Much Much More Than Expected

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

You have to be joking. Brb, going to make a jokey Kickstarter and raise more money than I would if actually trying to fund a dream :/

Kickstarter of the Day: Potato Salad Kickstarter Raises Much Much More Than Expected

Zack Danger Brown asked for just $10 on Kickstarter so he might accomplish his dream: "Basically I'm just making potato salad."

The Kickstarter has since gone viral and so far has raised more than $9,000!

Update: The Kickstarter has now raised over $40,000!

Submitted by: (via Kickstarter)

18 Jun 18:59

papermagazine: Oh. My. God. [Via Mlkshk]

by annagoldfarb


Oh. My. God. [Via Mlkshk]

12 Jun 21:00

The bell hooks Hotline: For When You'd Rather Not Give Out Your Number

by Emma Carmichael
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Brb, texting bell hooks for HOURS

by Emma Carmichael

An anonymous angel from New York delivered a wonderful public service today: "a phone line that automatically reads quotations from bell hooks." From our savior, via email:

The idea came to me after the NYPost printed bikini photos of the woman who "spurned" Elliot Rodgers. Despite the fact that she was only 10 years old at the time they met, she was portrayed as having romantically rejected Rodgers.

The idea is to pass that off as one's own number if you're in a dicey situation, afraid to give out your personal cell phone number or outright reject somebody. The number is 669-221-6251. (We originally wanted 669/UGH-ASIF, but it was taken…)

It will automatically respond to text messages as well as calls! That way, you don't have to deal with a threatening person, *and* they get some free feminist lessons thrown in.

We are thinking of putting up a gmail account too, which would automatically respond with "Thank you for your note. However, I am away on vacation — from the patriarchy."

Give it a try, and then promptly memorize the number: 669-221-6251. [Feminist Phone Intervention, screengrab via Bitch Media]

09 Jun 15:30

The Shutter: Veggie Planet Will Close at the End of August

by Rachel Leah Blumenthal

[Photo: Veggie Planet/Facebook]

Veggie Planet, a pizza-focused vegetarian and vegan restaurant that has been operating out of Club Passim in Harvard Square since 2001, will close in the end of August, reports Boston Restaurant Talk. "Since Club Passim's seating capacity was reduced in late 2011 due to fire code enforcement, and given that there is no table turnover in their concert room every night, it has become unsustainable to continue to operate Veggie Planet in this space," the restaurant writes on Facebook. "Given that we also operate Veggie Galaxy, however, we feel that our attention is better focused on Galaxy than on the time and energy it would take to transfer Veggie Planet's operations to an alternative location." The team is hopeful that a new owner will step forward to take the concept to a new, dedicated space.

Veggie Galaxy is a vegan and vegetarian diner in Central Square. Sad Facebook fans asked whether Veggie Galaxy would serve some of the Veggie Planet menu, but it will not. "In trying to be true to the concept, we won't be introducing pizza there (and no room for a pizza oven in the kitchen there either...especially since we're putting in a dedicated fryer for vegan doughnut-making!)." No word yet on the future food situation at Club Passim.
· Veggie Planet [FB]
· Veggie Planet in Cambridge's Harvard Square to close [BRT]
· All coverage of Veggie Planet on Eater [~EBOS~]

04 Jun 20:35

WATCH: This Guy Uses Snapchat to Cover Popular Songs. BE STILL MY HEART.

by Georgie

I have a great appreciation for people who use Snapchat as a tool to share their genius creativity, like those who take Art History Snapchats, or those who get really creative with drawing on pictures of dicks.  This guy is one such genius, going above and beyond the creative license that is Snapchat by covering songs and turning them into works of time-sensitive art



Such attention to detail… much time on his hands…


This is a perfect example of having too much time on your hands being a VERY GOOD THING.

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03 Jun 00:02

WATCH: This Beautiful Family’s Story of Their Young Transgender Son

by Georgie
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

This video is a little cheesy, but get ready to have yerself a cry!

Ryland always knew he was a boy.  This is the story of his family realizing that this wasn’t just a “phase,” but was their son’s need to express his true self and be happy.


In otherwords, get ready to UGLY CRY.

I’m very grateful that they chose to turn off the ability to comment on this video on Youtube. Sadly, while I think most people will be driven to tears of empathy and joy over this, the Internet is a place where the assholes take every person’s journey displayed via video as a chance to RUN AMOK.
And he IS a handsome boy! This makes me so happy, you guys! :) If anyone needs me I’ll just be HUGGING PUPPIES AND DANCING IN A CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN IN MY HEART RIGHT NOW!!!



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02 Jun 23:30

Stinky Steve Explains Medical Marijuana

by drew


Produced by the Michigan Cannabis Business Association, “Stinky Steve Explains Medical Marijuana” is a 28-page booklet for the parent or legal guardian too high to tell their child “Weed makes my back feel better.”