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29 Jun 20:51

Sugar Glider Attempts to Use Fan as a Wind Tunnel

Not quite enough lift. 

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Tagged: sugar glider , funny , Video
15 Jun 16:15


Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Where's the lie

22 May 18:54

tastefullyoffensive: What even are owls.

Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Uh, the best animals on the planet?


What even are owls.

22 May 16:28

Protest of the Day: PETA Wants England’s Oldest Pub ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ to Change Its Name

by TDW


PETA has gotten into a bit of scuffle this week with an 8th century British pub, because its name is associated with cockfighting… and chickens might take offense to it.

The animal rights group wrote a letter to “Ye Olde Fighting Cocks” requesting that it change its name “to reflect society’s rejection of needless violence and help celebrate a fascinating but often abused and misunderstood animal, the chicken.”

They go so far as to suggest a replacement, “Ye Olde Clever Cocks,” and they even created a mock-up of their new logo.


In the letter, PETA’s special projects manager Dawn Carr says the current name “calls to mind the violence and gore of cockfighting,” and the new name would help educate people that “chickens are intelligent, sensitive and super-social animals.”

She adds that PETA will be happy to host a mock-chicken meat party to to celebrate the name change, and she offers up some fun chicken facts that she says would look great on coasters.

“You see, chickens just want to be loved,” Carr writes. “When people really understand who chickens are as individuals, they are less likely to feel comfortable about eating them.”

Despite all of the media attention the story is getting, the bar has no plans to change the name. They posted a statement on their website basically saying thanks, but no thanks.

Firstly, we would just like to go on record and say that we are big fans of the work PETA do, their campaign for banning fur was spot on and something they managed magnificently. However, when it comes to the naming of historic English pubs, on this occasion, we think we might have pass them up on the offer of help!

They added that while they do serve meat, all of it “is of the highest possible welfare.”


The post Protest of the Day: PETA Wants England’s Oldest Pub ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ to Change Its Name appeared first on The Daily What.

08 Apr 20:55

Podcast of the Day: Unofficial Follow-Up to ‘Serial’ Will Investigate ‘New Evidence’

by TDW


“Serial” junkies might soon get the answers they have been looking for.

The true crime podcast attracted a huge audience online last year, but it didn’t actually provide many concrete answers about what really happened to Hae Min Lee. It also didn’t exonerate the man convicted of the crime Adnan Syed.

But a new unofficial follow-up to the “This American Life” hit is set to release this month which might help clear up some loose ends.

Called “Undisclosed: The State v. Adnan Syed,” the new bi-weekly podcast “will examine and explore the case in greater detail, from an investigatory perspective instead of a narrative one,” the site says.

It’s sponsored by the Adnan Syed Legal Trust, a fundraiser set up by lawyers Rabia Chaudry (Adnan’s friend who first pitched the “Serial” investigation to Sarah Koenig), Susan Simpson, and Colin Miller.

The first episode of “Undisclosed” will air on April 13.

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently approved a request from Syed to appeal his case in June.

An actual sequel to “Serial” is also in the works, but it will focus on a completely new case.

Via: The Baltimore Sun

The post Podcast of the Day: Unofficial Follow-Up to ‘Serial’ Will Investigate ‘New Evidence’ appeared first on The Daily What.

08 Apr 18:33

'Science Babe' Gets Death Threats Following Her Takedown of 'Food Babe'

by Rebecca Strong
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Another one for the "This Garbage Planet" file

  In case you missed it: Yvette d'Entremont, better known as her skeptical alter ego “Science Babe,” caused a stir on the Internet when she posted a Gawker article aiming to take down media darling Vani Hari, aka “Food Babe.” The Boston-raised chemist tackled a lot of Hari's nutritional claims — starting with the declaration that her beloved Starbucks PSL contains a “toxic” dose of sugar. Because: “Don't fuck with a Bostonian's Pumpkin-Spice Anything.” Since posting her Gawker piece, d’Entremont has amassed more than 30,000 new Facebook followers, now reaching 78,719 “likes” and counting. But along with that support came a substantial amount of backlash as well. Yesterday, she posted on her Facebook page: “The ‪#‎foodbabearmy‬ has already sent death threats. Something about hoping I drink pesticides and get cancer.” She also posted: On her blog, Hari has investigated and exposes ingredients she believes to be harmful in processed and fast foods. In a four-year span, she has deemed hundreds of products/companies to be unsafe — and in the process, built up an unwaveringly loyal group of followers, which she lovingly calls the “food babe army.” D'Entremont, who has worked as a toxicology chemist as well as a researcher analyzing pesticides for safety, challenged a range of Hari’s arguments on Gawker, including her assertion that a non-organic apple can actually be worse for you than a hot fudge sundae. (We have reached out to Hari for a comment, and will update this article if/when we receive a response.) Images via Science Babe on Facebook.
07 Apr 21:36

Every New England Novel Ever

by Mallory Ortberg
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Don’t Sit In That Chair, Boy; Your Mother Sat In That Chair Once And Look Where It Got Her

Previously: Every Irish novel ever.

1. A Foreboding Trip To The Old Manse

2. Exchanging Words At The Maple-Tapping Party

3. Everyone Refused To Come Downstairs

4. No One Redecorates The Violet Room

5. Children Who Speak Out Of Turn Will Have No Maple Candy At Christmas-Tide

Read more Every New England Novel Ever at The Toast.

06 Apr 17:49

Thunder Road Teases New Menu Items

by Jacqueline Cain
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Of COURSE their first show features a member of Dispatch.

The new Union Square rock club's first gig is booked for late April.

Thunder Road is still undergoing some pretty extreme renovations and has moved its first show, booked for April 9, to Church in Fenway, but the team behind the new Somerville music venue and restaurant is very much moving forward. Earlier this week, the club's active Facebook page posted photos of lunch items from executive chef Barry Mauger's test menu that look like they could subdue a rock 'n roll-induced hangover, including quinoa-stuffed avocado and banana caramel flat pancakes with homemade whipped cream.

Helmed by Dan Millen of boutique promoter Rock On!, Thunder Road will replace the short-lived club Radio at 379 Somerville Ave. It has been in the works since August 2014.

The first show that Thunder Road will host, according to the club's Facebook events, will feature Pete Francis of Dispatch on Saturday, April 25.

12 Mar 13:11

It’s 2050 And Feminism Has Finally Won

by Mallory Ortberg
Amy Lynne Grzybinski


It's 2050 and feminism has finally won. Women make up more than 80% of serial killers and serial killer-related entertainment shows. Everyone agrees that Harper Lee wrote In Cold Blood under Truman Capote's name as a favor before beating Ernest Hemingway in Greco-Roman-style wrestling. Sex is just when two or more women take the mathematics portion of the SAT together and kick a businessman's teeth in. It's 2050 and Bob Dylan was never even born.

Read more It’s 2050 And Feminism Has Finally Won at The Toast.

27 Feb 00:40

Impression of the Day: Christina Aguilera Does Perfect Britney Spears on ‘Tonight Show’

by TDW
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

This is fucking adorable.

Everyone knows Christina Aguilera can sing, but did you know she can also do an amazing Britney Spears impersonation?

On “The Tonight Show” Monday, the pop diva played the “Wheel of Musical Impressions” with Jimmy Fallon, in which they two sang some random songs in the styles of various celebrities.

Hearing her belt out “This Little Piggy” as Britney is definitely the highlight of the segment.

“That was amazing,” said Fallon, who gave her a standing ovation. “I love that so much.”

She also does a great Cher and Shakira.

The post Impression of the Day: Christina Aguilera Does Perfect Britney Spears on ‘Tonight Show’ appeared first on The Daily What.

26 Feb 17:31

BU suspends frat for advertising 'blackout' party like a bunch of sexist pigs

by adamg

The Daily Free Press reports on the "withdrawal of recognition" for Kappa Sigma for the way it joined with a group called Blackout University to advertise a party at Royale in the Theater District:

26 Feb 16:43

Man who joined in cyberterrorizing Arlington game developer now says it was all just a joke

by adamg

BuzzFeed introduces us to Jan Rankowski, a Maine man who posted a YouTube video that showed him with the car he claimed he wrecked while on the way to terrorize Arlington game developer Brianna Wu - forced to flee her home last year under a deluge of horrible and specific threats from GamerGate manboys.

Turns out Rankowski is a member of a sketch-comedy group and says, ha ha, he was just trying to satirize GamerGate. And now that his secret is out and GamerGate is doing the same sort of harassment against him that they did against Wu, he says, oops, he has newfound sympathy for Wu and other women game developers.

20 Feb 17:52




13 Feb 15:29

Johnny Cash Wrote the Greatest Love Letter of All-Time

by Kelli
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying

Valentine’s Day is just three days away. So let’s talk about love — true love, the real thing. Recently, Beagle Street, a life insurance company, conducted a poll to determine the greatest love letter of all-time. The winner was a letter handwritten by Johnny Cash to his wife June Carter on her 65th birthday in 1994.


Sadly, nine years later she died after complications during heart surgery in May 2003. Johnny Cash died less than four months later. Many say that his health deteriorated quickly after she passed away because he was suffering from a broken heart.


Greatest Love Letter - Johnny Cash to His Wife
Source: Beagle Street


The letter reads:


June 23 1994


Odense, Denmark.


Happy Birthday Princess,


We get old and get use to each other. We think alike. We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.


But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.


Happy Birthday Princess.




Greatest Love Letter - Johnny Cash to His Wife
June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)


Other letters in the top 10 include a letter from Winston Churchill to his wife Clementine and a letter from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich. Check out the rest of the letters at

The post Johnny Cash Wrote the Greatest Love Letter of All-Time appeared first on POPHANGOVER.

13 Feb 14:33

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Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Current mood

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30 Jan 17:21

Old School Rules.

by Matt

it’s soon. the game. the big game

(h/t my pal jessie)


-Two comics on The Nib!

-Bill Murray Stories on The Toast

-Lady Ghostbusters on The Archipelago!


21 Jan 17:26

Misandrist Lullabies

by Mallory Ortberg
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

The horn on the bus goes, "KILL ALL MEN"

Straight man, don't bother me
Straight man, don't bother me
Straight man, don't bother me
You don't interest anybody


Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Men are but a dream

Read more Misandrist Lullabies at The Toast.

16 Jan 18:30

Ambulances and protests

by adamg
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Just...ugh. I have empathy for this man and his family, because I'm not shitty, but yes, media, please continue to hammer the fucking ambulance angle, because this is the first time ever in the history of vehicles that an ambulance has been stuck in bumper to bumper traffic in an urban area.

The Herald talks to the daughter of the injured guy in the ambulance that had to be diverted by yesterday's I-93 protest shutdown . She's livid.

13 Jan 17:23


by annagoldfarb

06 Jan 17:15

twisteddoodles: Adverts at Christmas

by annagoldfarb
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Cereal for dinner


Adverts at Christmas

05 Jan 20:57

Dirtbag Dionysus

by Mallory Ortberg

Previously: Dirtbag Theseus.


you think i dont
you think i cant see that my dick looks like a little orange thumb, like a Cheeto
fuck you is why
ive got a fruit hat
im a BABY goddammit
i already have gout
whats your excuse
hand me that flagon
im sorry
im sorry
i didnt mean that

Screen Shot 2015-01-05 at 10.26.21 AM



no let's
shut up
no shut up lets go over there
take me over there there's a bunch of girls over there
youre my best friend
they look like sluts lets go over there

Read more Dirtbag Dionysus at The Toast.

30 Dec 14:33

Cargo Leggings

by drew
Amy Lynne Grzybinski


23 Dec 18:07


by annagoldfarb

18 Dec 21:54

How To Make Sure You Get Enough To Eat At Holiday Parties

by Mallory Ortberg
Amy Lynne Grzybinski

Remember the hidden calories in drinks. Look very carefully for them; they’re hidden. Who knows how many drinks it will take for you to find them. Thank you, Mallory.

This post originally appeared on November 11, 2013.

Well, the holidays are at last upon us, as “upon us” is a holiday’s favorite place to sprawl, and that means one thing: making sure that you get enough to eat at holiday parties. There’s nothing worse than waking up in January and realizing you’ve practiced careful moderation in the face of temptation, also watching that waistline, and cravings, and jeans that fit: food is everywhere. Here are a few tips to make sure you get your fair share of empty calories between Thanksgivukkah and New Boxing Day.

Don’t fill up on water. Water is full of empty fluids. If you’re trying to keep yourself from over-imbibing on cocktails, try matching every alcoholic beverage you drink with a glass of nog. Any variety of nog will do, as long as it leaves a film on your glass. Remember: if the glass ain’t fogged, your drink’s not nog, as the elves sing right before they get you. 

Avoid the crudités. They’re a pointless vehicle for dip. Think of all the other foods you could be smearing that dip on: french onion smeared over a pimiento olive; pâté on sausage rolls. Celery is for suckers.

Read more How To Make Sure You Get Enough To Eat At Holiday Parties at The Toast.

18 Dec 20:52


18 Dec 04:45

What A Cute Little Blue-Footed Booby!


Submitted by: (via nomiel)

Tagged: cute , booby
11 Dec 20:47

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

The post Meet Harlow And Indiana’s New Baby Sister, Reese Lightning appeared first on POPHANGOVER.

01 Dec 14:32

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

24 Nov 17:53

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22 Nov 06:03

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)