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January 1, 2012
Our third birthday: In case you missed it because you were partying like Andrew W.K. (and who isn’t?), we threw up our 2011 year in review last night in honor of our birthday — January 1, 2009. It’s in Summary Sandwich form, meaning that fans of finding blurbs hidden inside other blurbs will have reason to cheer for this one. Hope you guys are enjoying your 2012 so far. We certainly are! (photo by thepinkpeppercorn on Flickr)

Our third birthday: In case you missed it because you were partying like Andrew W.K. (and who isn’t?), we threw up our 2011 year in review last night in honor of our birthday — January 1, 2009. It’s in Summary Sandwich form, meaning that fans of finding blurbs hidden inside other blurbs will have reason to cheer for this one. Hope you guys are enjoying your 2012 so far. We certainly are! (photo by thepinkpeppercorn on Flickr)

19:19 // 2 years ago
December 31, 2011

A lot of cake. A lot of reasons to celebrate. A lot of big news. In celebration of our birthday tomorrow — we started on January 1, 2009 — we thought we’d share a few anecdotes from the past year. The past twelve months of this silly experiment of telling people the news with big numbers and short blurbs has been a pretty exciting one, and we certainly gained a ton from this year. (In fact, we just hit our 20,000th follower this evening. Whoo!) There were many highlights and lowlights, and we wanted to reflect on a few of those. Hop over to the jump to see them in Summary Sandwich form.

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18:55 // 2 years ago
December 4, 2011
latimes:

Capturing history as it was made:  The Times commemorates its 130th birthday with a look back at memorable photos and front pages.
Photos: 130 images pulled from our archives
Image: The first edition of the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 4, 1881. View more front pages here.

Happy birthday, L.A. Times. My, how you’ve grown.

latimes:

Capturing history as it was made: The Times commemorates its 130th birthday with a look back at memorable photos and front pages.

Photos: 130 images pulled from our archives

Image: The first edition of the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 4, 1881. View more front pages here.

Happy birthday, L.A. Times. My, how you’ve grown.

19:06 // 2 years ago
September 5, 2011

Google’s epic doodle in honor of Freddie Mercury: This music video for “Don’t Stop Me Now” redefines the doodle. Check it out on Google’s Japanese front page, where it’s already up (it’ll go up in the U.S. on Tuesday, to ensure everyone sees it, since it’s y’know, Labor Day here). It’s amazing. Mercury would’ve been 65 today. Read up more on the rock icon over here, in the words of close friend and Queen bandmate Brian May.

0:43 // 2 years ago
August 19, 2011
ourpresidents:

It’s Bill Clinton’s birthday.  Sweet.

He won’t be eating any of these anytime soon.

ourpresidents:

It’s Bill Clinton’s birthday.  Sweet.

He won’t be eating any of these anytime soon.

20:20 // 2 years ago
August 4, 2011
depressingfacts:

The Onion strikes again with perfect accuracy.

This is so what Mitch McConnell does: "With the host of problems this country is currently facing, the fact that our president is devoting time to the human process of aging is an affront to Americans everywhere," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who advocated a provision to keep Obama 49 at least through the fall of 2013. "To move forward unilaterally and simply begin the next year of his life without bipartisan support—is that any way to lead a country?"

depressingfacts:

The Onion strikes again with perfect accuracy.

This is so what Mitch McConnell does: "With the host of problems this country is currently facing, the fact that our president is devoting time to the human process of aging is an affront to Americans everywhere," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who advocated a provision to keep Obama 49 at least through the fall of 2013. "To move forward unilaterally and simply begin the next year of his life without bipartisan support—is that any way to lead a country?"

(via bbalgangyi)

12:37 // 2 years ago
August 3, 2011

We’d like to see the gift receipt, please: Centering around a critique of the unemployment rate in Chicago, this ad (“Obama Isn’t Working”) was released the day before President Obama visited his hometown on Wednesday. As Obama will be celebrating his 50th birthday on Thursday, could this be a “present” from Team Romney? source

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22:23 // 2 years ago
June 26, 2011
Happy birthday, Cheerios. Our breakfast would suffer without you
And the way they’re made is fascinating: Roughly 70 years ago, the country’s most popular brand of cereal (specifically its Honey Nut variation, introduced in 1979) started puffing out of guns at hundreds of miles an hour — so fast that it turns the tiny balls of dough into the tiny little inner tubes that float around in your soy milk every morning. Kix, a fellow healthy cereal, gets made in a similar way. The cereal, notable for its health claims, recently received scrutiny from the FDA, who felt General Mills marketed the oat lumps like a drug. That case is still pending. One case that isn’t pending is the case that Cheerios are awesome. Just sayin’. (photo via Flickr user riebart) source
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And the way they’re made is fascinating: Roughly 70 years ago, the country’s most popular brand of cereal (specifically its Honey Nut variation, introduced in 1979) started puffing out of guns at hundreds of miles an hour — so fast that it turns the tiny balls of dough into the tiny little inner tubes that float around in your soy milk every morning. Kix, a fellow healthy cereal, gets made in a similar way. The cereal, notable for its health claims, recently received scrutiny from the FDA, who felt General Mills marketed the oat lumps like a drug. That case is still pending. One case that isn’t pending is the case that Cheerios are awesome. Just sayin’. (photo via Flickr user riebart) source

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