We hear about crazy love stories of people coming together over vast distances over long periods of time. Heck, even through time, if you’re a Lake House fan (I don’t know if there are many, however).
Writer, pop culture personality and author you probably only like if you’re under 25, Chuck Palahniuk has debuted a new short story on – of all places – Playboy SFW website.
Best known for being one of the lucky writers who’s Fight Club was nailed as a book and a film, Palahniuk’s new short story is titled Zombie and can easily be read in under 10 minutes for the temporally-challenged.
Click here to give it a read. Heck, maybe I’m even wrong about the over 25 thing (though… I’m probably not).
Redditor SXMGirl posted a beautiful Missed Connection she found on the NYC Craigslist. The original link has since been removed, so here is the text of the original ad. Warning: you may cry (and not just cry – ugly-cry). It’s oh-so dusty in here…
Grand Central – November 1973 – m4w – 58 (Midtown)
“In the fall of 1973 I was studying as a freshman at NYU, and after failing to make my initial train home to Maine, I was rushing through Grand Central on the evening before Thanksgiving 1973 when I spotted you, emerging from one of the railways, with a look of utter confusion on your face. You had the blondest hair I had ever seen, and a plaid dress. I had never seen a plaid dress before.
I was, in those days, terribly shy, and if I am honest with myself, I’ve never shook that stubborn sense of timidity or loneliness in crowds. To this day, trying to explain the uncharacteristic courageousness that seized me in that moment, and inspired me to walk up to you and say “Are you lost?” is almost completely beyond me.
You were studying at Olberlin, and on your way to spend Thanksgiving with your aunt in Jersey City. After explaining to you where you could get a bus, I asked, in spite of knowing it would mean sacrificing my last chance to spend the holiday with my family (and likely infuriate my over-protective mother), if you wanted to get a drink and you said yes.
Fact #1: The Internet loves cats.
Fact #2: The Internet loves Star Trek.
Therefore, it was only a matter of time before an ode to the character that is the ultimate Venn Diagram of these two things appeared: Data’s cat Spot.
Nerd band extraordinaire The Doubleclicks have taken an original poem by everyone’s favourite space-travelling, evil twin-having, Prime Directive-following android and put it to music.
It’s a darn catchy tune and the video features some pretty sweet in-character dance moves. Wait for it… wait for it…
Hilarious actor and sitcom smartass extraordinaire Marcia Wallace passed away recently due to complications from pneumonia. Damn it.
The Simpsons, which has featured Wallace as teacher Edna Krabappel since its inception, featured a heartwarming celebration of the actor in the chalkboard gag of a recent episode (Warning: approaching feels!).
Wallace’s absolutely stellar work as Mrs. Krabappel is Wallace’s best known work, and it’s easy to see why. The character was funny, sarcastic and surprisingly sweet, proving to be a perfect counterpoint to the mischievous Bart. In fact, Bart’s unintentionally cruel prank on her in the classic episode “Bart the Lover“ shows how funny, sensitive and real the show can be.
It’s November; time for that annual celebration of all facial hair great and (more often than not) terrible. Yes. Movember has returned.
We at SNG.com are as big supporters of mens’ health as we are fans of the Internet, so we thought we’d contribute by bringing the two together. Please observe these pictures of cats with moustaches.
Yes. We’re geniuses.
Whether Tom Sellick’s ‘stache makes you cringe or cry for joy, Movember exists to bring awareness and raise funds to combat a variety of mens’ health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health conditions. Do yourself and men everywhere a favour by checking out Movember.com and getting your learn on.
Post this article on your friends’ and family’s Facebook walls to show your support and spread the word.
Or, you know, just post it around because cats shouldn’t have moustaches. But these ones do. Why? Because…
Happy Movember, everyone!
With the popularity of podcasts, radio plays have once again caught the public’s attention – especially the spooky variety. What’s that? Halloween’s over? NOT IN THIS BLOG, IT AIN’T.
Now, if only all the best stuff was all in one place…
Ba Bam (Ba-Boo)! Done.
And don’t forget to check out The Monster Club, an amazing collection of old sci-fi and horror radio plays. Happy Just-After Halloween, everyone!
Looking for some creepy and awesome beats for Halloween? Here are some links of original tunes and awesome covers to make the ultimate playlist for the spoooookiest night of the year to the next level.
And lastly, Dark Asylum Music on Bandcamp.
It’s so easy and cool that Macgyver’s going to get jealous:
Turning your smartphone into a microscope: awesome! Having it only cost $10: priceless… oh, wait, that might not work. But still, pretty great, right?
Then it would probably be very much like this funny fake trailer by Pixels per Second. Even non-horror movie fans are guaranteed to recognize the films getting spoofed upon (sounds dirtier than it is, am I right?).
Hilarious stuff, guys. Keep ‘em coming!