1. Why we should keep making fun of Google Glass until it stops looking so darn ridiculous.

     

  2. A horror film with smart characters making good, common-sense decisions? Looks great! Would watch.

     


  3. Young people are notoriously unreliable voters. They are also fans of something called “the internet.”
     

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  6. WATCH: Anchor Nicole Brewer throwing major shade at weatherwoman Carol Erickson.

    8 more magnificent on-air spats between TV news anchors

     

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  8. The New York Times’ favorite buzzword: ‘Hipsters’ 

    The Times is back in Brooklyn, once again awkwardly documenting a trend that just won’t go away: Young people. Let’s look at a few of the ways the Grey Lady has described hipsters, shall we? From 2012:

    The hipster haunts every city street and university town. Manifesting a nostalgia for times he never lived himself, this contemporary urban harlequin appropriates outmoded fashions (the mustache, the tiny shorts), mechanisms (fixed-gear bicycles, portable record players) and hobbies (home brewing, playing trombone). He harvests awkwardness and self-consciousness. Before he makes any choice, he has proceeded through several stages of self-scrutiny. The hipster is a scholar of social forms, a student of cool. He studies relentlessly, foraging for what has yet to be found by the mainstream.

    LOL, okay.

     

  9. 6 TV characters who returned from the dead

    Despite being killed off in The Avengers, fan favorite Agent Phillip Coulson will be on board for an ABC spinoff series called Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Here, some other TV characters who returned from the dead:

    Kenny from South Park
    TV’s undisputed record holder for cheating death goes to the poor kid in the orange parka. Kenny McCormick experienced some kind of grisly death in almost every episode of the first five seasons of South Park, and Stan and Kyle’s recurring reaction — “Oh my God! They killed Kenny! You bastards!" — became the show’s first certified catchphrase. 

    Sara Tancredi from Prison Break
    The gripping and edgy FOX drama lost one of its biggest characters in the third season. “The Company” kidnaps doctor Sara Tancredi and beheads her. The following season, it was revealed that the severed head was a fake, and that Michael, the doctor’s love interest, never actually looked at the head to confirm that it was her.

    Murdoc from MacGyver
    Actor Michael Des Barres portrayed the arch-nemesis of TV’s most resourceful hero, and was adept at finding new ways to cheat death. Murdoc ”died” several times over the course of the show, each time screaming out MacGyver’s name before meeting his (temporary) demise. 

    3 more resurrected characters…


    Photo from: Facebook.com/southpark

     

  10. Tips from old etiquette books:

    • "Don’t say gents for gentlemen or pants for pantaloons. These are inexcusable vulgarisms.”

    • "A little graceful imitation of actors and public speakers may be allowed. National manners, and the peculiarities of entire classes, are fair game. French dandies, Yankee bargainers, and English exquisites, may be ridiculed at pleasure."

    • Never ask a lady a question about anything whatever.”
    • "In the company of ladies, do not labor to establish learned points by long-winded arguments. They do not care to take too much pains to find out truth."

    14 more antiquated rules…

    Photo from: Thinkstock

     

  11. 8 brilliant scientific screw-ups

    Anesthesia (1844)
    Mistake leading to discovery: Recreational drug use
    Lesson learned: Too much of a good thing can sometimes be, well, a good thing

    For decades Nitrous oxide was considered no more than a party toy. Finally, in 1844, a dentist came upon the idea after witnessing a nitrous mishap at a party. High on the gas, a friend of fell and suffered a deep gash in his leg, but didn’t feel a thing. In fact, he didn’t know he’d been seriously injured until someone pointed out the blood pooling at his feet.

    7 other accidental scientific discoveries

    Photo from: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

     

  12. "Pardon my French, but you’re an AARDVARK!"

    21 creative TV edits of naughty movie lines

     


  13. It’s all about context.

    • Oversight is the noun form of two verbs with contrary meanings, “oversee” and “overlook.” “Oversee,” from Old English ofersēon ’look at from above,’ means ‘supervise.’ “Overlook” usually means the opposite: ‘to fail to see or observe; to pass over without noticing; to disregard, ignore.’

    • Left can mean either remaining or departed. If the gentlemen have withdrawn to the drawing room for after-dinner cigars, who’s left? (The gentlemen have left and the ladies are left.)

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