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.
Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86
Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.
Waitress Fired Over So-Called Pastor’s ‘Gave to God’ Receipt
In what seems to be a totally unfair turn of events, the waitress who posted a picture of a receipt on Reddit after being refused a tip by a pastor has been fired from her job at Applebee's.
New Study Claims That Whoever Swiped Your V-Card Might Have Scarred You For Life and That …
If your first time was anything like ours, then you've probably spent most of your life trying to forget it; and new research suggests it might not be so easy. In fact, it says, the way a person loses their virginity can have a lasting impact for years to come. Yep, that sure explains a lot abo…
Allstate’s 2013 Super Bowl Commercial: ‘Mayhem’ Unleashes a Reign of Historical Terror
Allstate's 2013 Super Bowl commercial with the familiar and hilarious "Mayhem" character, which will air during Super Bowl 47, may be one of the greatest Super Bowl commercials ever.
Reporter Has the Best Response Ever to Rude Videobomber
Normally, it's pretty easy for someone to disrupt a live news report with a carefully-placed videobomb. But the annoying woman in this clip gets totally owned by a reporter who just isn't having it.
Mob of Wild Monkeys Are Rampaging Through Indonesia
Humans may share DNA with monkeys, but, if this report out of Indonesia is any indication, our primate cousins couldn't care less.
Self-Proclaimed Pastor Stiffs Waiter on Tip Because He Already “Gave to God”
Waiting tables can be rough, especially if some cheapskate stiffs you on a hard-earned tip. A server recently found herself in such a situation after a man claiming to be a pastor refused a gratuity because he already "gave to God." Hey, whatever happened to acts of charity?
Postal Worker Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Single Sick Day
As the famous motto goes, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" stops dedicated postal workers. And as far as Deborah Ford is concerned, who retired from the USPS after more than four decades on the job without taking a single sick day, nothing else does either.
There’s Still Time to Buy a Rotten Twinkie on eBay
Popular belief has it that Twinkies never go bad, but there's a disgustingly rotten Twinkie currently up for auction on eBay that proves this wrong. Oh so wrong.
The Pope’s Dove of Peace Was Attacked by a Seagull
Just as he finished a sermon on Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI symbolically released two doves into the air as a call for peace. But soon after the birds took flight, an aggressive seagull began dive bombing one of them. Uh oh. We're generally not superstitious, but we sure hope this isn't a si…