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Let’s Name the Goddamn Rat That’s Our Ancestor

A couple weeks ago, science informed us that we shared traits with goddamn rat-things. (Radiolab is being a little more diplomatic and calling the creature “shrew-like,” but let’s be real, it’s a goddamn rat.) Now, Radiolab and the American Museum of Natural History are asking us to think of a good name for this ancestor […]

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There Are Goddamn Rats Everywhere

That headline might not come as much of a surprise, since there are always goddamn rats everywhere, but right now, there are more goddamn rats than usual, and it’s all Hurricane Sandy’s fault. The floods (combined with the cold) made the rats move elsewhere and inside buildings, now they have more garbage for their enjoyment […]

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Chinese College Graduates Wear Wedding Dresses To Celebrate

In a post which includes a clip of the classic “Graduation Song” by Vitamin C (shout out 1999), the Wall Street Journal discusses a new trend of Chinese women wearing wedding dresses to their college graduation. “The wedding dress makes things feel more meaningful,” one student the WSJ talked to explained. A knee jerk reaction would […]

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Gallon Smashing Kids Are Stupid and Awful But So Goddamn Funny

The Harlem Shake is all but dead (hopefully), and people might be voraciously searching for the new horse to beat past death. Gallon smashing–in which one carelessly tosses two gallons of liquid in the air near unsuspecting supermarket patrons as he pretends he slipped– is not it. As hilarious as this is, please don’t make […]

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Fucking Mimes Are Goddamn Everywhere In Ads These Days

And if you believe, like me, that the only good mime is a dead or badly-maimed mime, then don’t click on the gallery. One of the great mysteries of advertising is how the same creative linchpin will inexplicably pop into ad creatives’ heads at several different agencies simultaneously. I don’t know how “mimes” infiltrated the […]

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Graffiti Increased in Subway Stations in 2012

According to a 2012 survey by the Straphangers Campaign, subway stations’ conditions are pretty much the same or improving since the year before. The survey sampled 251 platforms at 120 stations. The only factors that got worse were water damage and graffiti, which was found at 27% of examined stations (up 7% from last year). […]

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