About Erin Rodgers

Erin is a writer, actor and standup comedian. She is currently the producer of the live show Awkward. For many year, she worked at a really cool independent video store and never sneered at people's choice even once. She is obsessed with Japanese movies and Turkish remakes of Hollywood classics.

Love on Imgur – A Real Life Internet Love Story

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).

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via themoviedb.org

But this one story that unfolded on Imgur is pretty damn cute. It’s like You’ve Got Mail, but real and adorable! Check out this very sweet love story between users Bionyrae and attitudeguy.

Brand New from Chuck Palahniuk

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.

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via playboysfw.kinja.com

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).

The Most Beautiful Missed Connection You’ve Ever Read

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…

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via buffalocomedy.com

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.

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Data’s TNG Poem Set to Music

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.

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via weheartit.com

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…

Engage:

A Supercut Tribute to Marcia Wallace

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!).

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via BBC News

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.

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In Honour of Movember: Cats with Moustaches

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.

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via flixya.com

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.

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via moostachee.tumblr.com/

Post this article on your friends’ and family’s Facebook walls to show your support and spread the word.

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via heavy.com

Or, you know, just post it around because cats shouldn’t have moustaches. But these ones do. Why? Because…

Happy Movember, everyone!

Listen to ALLLL the Old-Timey Radio Plays

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!

Next Level Smartphone Hack: Turn Your Phone Into a Microscope

YouTube user kmoyoshino has posted this simple and cheap smartphone hack based on this Instructables project.

It’s so easy and cool that Macgyver’s going to get jealous:

Sorry MacGyver, not this time

Sorry MacGyver, not this time

Turning your smartphone into a microscope: awesome! Having it only cost $10: priceless… oh, wait, that might not work. But still, pretty great, right?