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August 10, 2012
Dear Adsense: Mind, you know, not undercutting the points of our articles?

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12:04 // 1 year ago
May 8, 2012
In a bit of unfortunate timing, Stephen Colbert’s new children’s book "I am a Pole (And So Can You!)," which has a very prominent endorsement from the just-deceased Maurice Sendak right on the cover, comes out today. (via Stefan Becket)

In a bit of unfortunate timing, Stephen Colbert’s new children’s book "I am a Pole (And So Can You!)," which has a very prominent endorsement from the just-deceased Maurice Sendak right on the cover, comes out today. (via Stefan Becket)

10:26 // 1 year ago
March 19, 2012
This earless rabbit was supposed to be a German zoo’s main attraction. The problem is, Tiny Til drew press, specifically a photographer who … um, stepped on him and killed him. Let this be a lesson to photojournalists: Don’t kill your subjects, especially if they’re cute. (Photo by Uwe Meinhold/Associated Press)

This earless rabbit was supposed to be a German zoo’s main attraction. The problem is, Tiny Til drew press, specifically a photographer who … um, stepped on him and killed him. Let this be a lesson to photojournalists: Don’t kill your subjects, especially if they’re cute. (Photo by Uwe Meinhold/Associated Press)

21:08 // 2 years ago
February 17, 2012

Hitting a rough Patch: Hot dog shop owner Captain Barnes showed up on a Pittsburgh-area Patch site twice this week. First, he showed up in a cutesy Valentine’s Day story. Then he showed up the next day, suspected of a bank robbery. The second story doesn’t mention the first story, but if it did, that’d be awesome. (ht Romenesko)

10:44 // 2 years ago
February 14, 2012

Kid wins award from City of Chicago for drawing vehicle sticker. Kid has picture taken with Rahm Emanuel. Kid has award taken away after city officials think said award featured hands showing off a gang sign. Kid (above) shown on TV crying over lost award. Kid claims award had nothing to do with gangs. … Kid’s dad, it turns out, is wanted for being in a gang. Kid the first kid beat won’t let city use her runner-up sticker. Kid’s bummer of a story leads city to start over and design sticker in house. Everyone else facepalms.

11:24 // 2 years ago
November 25, 2011
11:55 // 2 years ago
July 6, 2011
Remember that graphic we posted yesterday? You know, the one from USA Today, with the sun and the thermometer? Our friend Charles Apple got a hold of a high-resolution version of it (it ran on Friday), and he has a lesson for budding copy editors — journalism is an industry for dirty minds.

Remember that graphic we posted yesterday? You know, the one from USA Today, with the sun and the thermometer? Our friend Charles Apple got a hold of a high-resolution version of it (it ran on Friday), and he has a lesson for budding copy editors — journalism is an industry for dirty minds.

18:02 // 2 years ago
March 5, 2011

Protip to Monks in Bhutan: Don’t carry any tobacco whatsoever

  • one 23-year-old monk living in the Himalayan Kingdom of in Bhutan
  • $3 worth of tobacco (well, roughly) in Sonam Tshering’s possession
  • three years in jail for being caught with said tobacco … wow source

» Yes, it’s illegal: Bhutan banned the practice of smoking in the country way back in 2005, and last year tightened the grip further by working to prevent smuggling. For his part, Tshering, who was in tears after the ruling, says that he should have been punished, but “but the penalty could have been lighter. I wasn’t aware about the act.”

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15:07 // 3 years ago
February 17, 2011
18:24 // 3 years ago
February 15, 2011
Dalai Lama’s nephew killed in unfortunate car accident
Yesterday, Jigme K. Norbu, the nephew of the Dalai Lama, started a 300-mile walk across Florida (with a large group of other people, by the way) to help raise awareness for the Tibetan Independence Movement. He didn’t get very far. Norbu was hit by a car less than 50 miles from his starting point, near the end of the first leg of the journey, off the coastal State Road A1A. A terrible, meaningless accident. source
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Yesterday, Jigme K. Norbu, the nephew of the Dalai Lama, started a 300-mile walk across Florida (with a large group of other people, by the way) to help raise awareness for the Tibetan Independence Movement. He didn’t get very far. Norbu was hit by a car less than 50 miles from his starting point, near the end of the first leg of the journey, off the coastal State Road A1A. A terrible, meaningless accident. source

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10:31 // 3 years ago