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Guest post: To Make Ends Meat, Don’t Turn Your Back on any Electrical Outlets

By @taniaha. Read more Guest Posts here and here.

When I was a kid, I was terrified of walking on a boardwalk or pier, convinced that I would slip through the half-inch crack between the boards and plunge into the ocean. I also believed that a person’s race dictated the color of dog one could own.

Knowing I couldn’t be the only person who had labored under this type of delusion, I posed the question on Facebook – what was something dumb or silly you believed as a child? Close to 30 people responded with their own childhood misconceptions and stories of confusion, which ranged from odd to hilarious.


Did we all at one time believe the bathtub drain could actually suck us down?

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I am not responsible for these words falling out of my mouth

“How’s your summer going? I haven’t seen you much,” said the friendly IT guy at work.

“Well my dad died after a long hospitalization that had me making lots of trips to his hospital in Philly,” I replied more cheerfully than was expected or warranted.

<blank stare>

“And now I’m on my way to get a follow-up MRI on the tumor/mass/lesion inside a bone in my arm.”

<he’s backing away now>oy

“I’ve been eating every carb I can find and petting kittens.”


“So, like, byeeeeee. Thanks for fixing my laptop and stuff.”

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Twitter Spotlight: Chris Illuminati

For starters, yes, that’s his real name.

I'm a glasses half full kind of guy

A photo posted by chrisilluminati (@cilluminati) on

Chris Illuminati is an author (books here!), editor, comedian, Post It abuser, ‘permanent roommate’ and dad. However you decide to consume his work, Chris will leave you laughing. He cracks me up and that’s a damn good reason to feature him in this week’s Twitter Spotlight.

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How I spent my day

Your favorite blogger* was home sick today. When I wasn’t coughing, sleeping or eating carbs, I was looking at cats on the internet.

I looked at this story about a photographer documenting men who love cats.

Photo by David Williams via MyModernMet

Photo by David Williams via MyModernMet

David’s site features dogs too, cat haters.

This video, though, is even better. Please enjoy.


*OK, maybe not favorite, but hopefully you like me a little

Twitter Spotlight: Lizz Winstead

I still can’t believe she said yes. This is all so exciting.

Lizz Winstead, comedian, author of Lizz Free Or Die, co-creator of The Daily Show and co-founder of Lady Parts Justice and contributor at Blue Nation Review is in the Twitter Spotlight.

Lizz Winstead - Brunch with Lizz - May 6, 2012

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Today’s chuckle

Given that my name is Jennifer, I haven’t had too many experiences with Starbucks baristas spelling it wrong. Well, beyond the occasional “Jeniffer.”

This video imagines a more nefarious motivation behind the misspellings (to hilarious effect).

Note: some NSFW language.