Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees Announced, Let the Games Begin!
In a move that will delight toy lovers everywhere, the National Toy Hall of Fame announced 12 nominees for induction this year, including some of our personal faves, like the Magic 8 Ball, little green army men and 'Star Wars' action figures.
Drunk Man Has Epic Struggle With Escalator
It's no secret that alcohol can make even mundane tasks darn near impossible. But an apparently drunken man took this to the extreme in London when he waged an epic battle against an escalator and lost.
Ax-Wielding Granny Fights Off Wolf
Anyone familiar with 'Little Red Riding Hood' knows that things don't go especially well for the grandmother in the fairy tale. Well, a recent encounter between a 56-year-old grandma and a wolf took a decidedly different turn when she used an ax to dispatch the animal. Way to rewrite …
Teen Using Cell Phone Walks into Snake Pit
By this point, it should be fairly obvious that getting distracted by a cell phone can be extremely hazardous to your health. And yet, a teen girl in California actually fell into a pit of rattlesnakes while searching for a signal in the desert. Need further proof? We didn't think so.
Oxford American Dictionary Names ‘GIF’ as Word of the Year
In a sure sign of our technology-driven times, the Oxford American Dictionary has named "GIF" as its 2012 word of the year, beating out a range of other modern terms. Personally, we would have voted for "YOLO," but maybe that's just us.
The 15 Best Video Game Easter Eggs
Discovering a video game Easter egg on your own can be a blast, but, let's face it, doing so requires an awful lot of work. So, to spare you the hassle of hours of repetitive gameplay, we've compiled the 15 coolest Easter eggs right here. Consider this an early Christmas present.
Watch Heidi Klum and Psy Do ‘Gangnam Style’
Don't worry, kids -- 'Gangnam Style,' the infectious viral hit by Korean rapper Psy, is bound to run out of steam sooner or later, right? Wrong. Last night on the MTV EMAs, host Heidi Klum starred in a brief clip with Psy and broke out her best horsey dance.
Dead Candidate Wins Election in Alabama
If there's any doubt how strong the GOP's hold on Alabama is, consider this -- a Republican nominee beat out the Democratic incumbent for a seat on the Bibb County Commission last week despite the fact that he died a month earlier. Congratulations, Alabama, on taking partisanship to a whol…
Team Romney Mistakenly Leaks Victory Website
If, as some pundits claim, gaffes were responsible for Mitt Romney's failed presidential bid, then this surely won't change that assertion. At some point after losing the election to Barack Obama, Romney's camp accidentally leaked a victory website promoting a win that never happened.…
Students Send First Burger Into Space
Thanks to a group of Harvard students, a fast food burger has boldly gone where no burger has gone before -- into the edge of space. Hey, it's better than eating it. Those things'll kill ya.
Man Proposes in Front of ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Cast, Gets Picard ‘Face-Palm’
On Sunday at Austin Comic Con, a photo op with the entire cast of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' turned into a surprise wedding proposal when a man got down on bended knee and popped the question to his girlfriend. Make it so!
Mom Fined for Letting 3-Year-Old Pee in Yard
As a parent, teaching a child to use the toilet is one of the hardest (and messiest) things you'll ever do. But potty training just got even more difficult for a Piedmont, Oklahoma, mom who was fined $2,500 for letting her toddler pee in the front yard.
Man Dies While Voting, Gets Revived and Asks, ‘Did I Vote?’
Confusion and long lines may have made it difficult to vote during the presidential election yesterday, but that all pales in comparison to a Michigan man who died while voting, was resuscitated, then made sure his ballot was complete before being taken to the hospital. Talk about a dedicated voter!
Teacher Owns Students in Dance Battle With Irish Jig
It's been our experience that high school teachers generally frown upon pranks. But one teacher at Whitney Young High School in Chicago eagerly joined in when seniors staged an unauthorized dance battle. If only our teachers were this cool.
Unruly Fish Causes Hilarious News Blooper
Intrepid Tennessee reporter Carley Gordon got way more than she bargained for when an Asian carp broke free during a Channel 4 News report and nearly sent her over the side of a boat. Well, it is an invasive species, after all. What did she expect?