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Gavon Laessig

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Snapped in the closet

When at a wedding, office party or bar mitzvah, sometimes you need to commemorate the occasion. You and your friends, co-workers or chosen people might want a memento of the awesomeness that was your social gathering.

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Jimmy Dean Tribute

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A eulogy from someone who loved Jimmy Dean above all else. That someone being an obese guy in Texas.

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Guile Theme Goes With Everything

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The theme song for Guile, of Street Fighter video game fame, goes with everything. Videographic proof ahead.

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"Saved By The Bell" Predicts Gulf Oil Disaster

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An episode of "Saved by the Bell" from 1991 contains eerie parallels with the current Gulf crisis. Zack Morris, eco-prophet.

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Bros Icing Bros

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A simple game of tag involving Smirnoff Ice has become the new national pastime. Sorry, baseball. Also, the emerging trend of Bros Ponying Bros. Sorry, ponies.

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Sad Keanu Reeves

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Keanu Reeves looking dejected and lonely on a bench has become a meme. It's not easy being Reeves.

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Bowling for Lebowskis: Cult film abides two parties in one week

Released in 1998 to little box-office fanfare, "The Big Lebowski" has gone on to inspire a movement that will manifest itself this week in two different screenings by devout Lawrence Lebowski-ites...

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Falcor Likes Children

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The lovable luck dragon from "The NeverEnding Story" says some compromising things on film. Chris Hansen has been alerted.

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Pre-Occupied: Replay Lounge

The former tenants of 946 Mass. from the past 140 years

Have you ever been in one of those arguments where you're trying to figure out what a certain Lawrence business used to be?

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BP Logo Redesigns

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People channel their outrage towards BP into creatively trashing the oil behemoth's logo. Don't get the graphic designers angry, BP...you wouldn't like them when they're angry.

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Useless apps: Ten of the most worthless applications for your mobile device

With the smart phone revolution came a deluge of invaluable and ingenious apps. They allow us to conveniently navigate the modern world, stay informed on the fly and generally make our lives more efficient. But for every Weather Channel app, there are dozens of useless apps...

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A Cat Hiccups And Farts At The Same Time

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Because there's nothing more important going on in the world.

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Online Porn Statistics

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Fascinating and terrifying infographic about the breadth of online pornography. Did you know that $3,075.64 is being spent on internet porn every second? And people say the economy is failing...

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Rue McClanahan Burlesque Dance

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Rest in peace, Rue McClanahan. You were a beautiful and vivacious woman. As if we needed further proof, here's you performing a bump and grind from 1968.

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Prom A Go Go: Adults-only prom turns sleepy Harveyville, Kan., into surreal Conga-town, USA

When the opportunity arose to go to something called the Harveyville Prom, I had two questions: 1. “Where do I sign up?” and 2. “What in the name of Sadie Hawkins is the Harveyville Prom?”

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Star Wars iPad Briefing

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The Steve Jobs iPad announcement remixed to "Star Wars." Nerds and iPad get along about as well as Steve Jobs and Adobe. Nerds be hatin'!

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Electric Daisy Carnival Audition

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A man in gold tights and pasties dances his way into our hearts. Also, rainbows and ponies.

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Brain over pawn: Childhood chess studies have benefits beyond the board

Parents, if you’re hoping to mold your child into the next Bobby Fischer (minus the late Grandmaster’s weird behavior in exile, of course), you’d better get those aspiring chess prodigies pushing pawns early.

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Returned male: ‘Retrosexual’ trend taps into desire for manliness of yore

No, “retrosexual” doesn’t mean a sexual preference for vintage clothing. Well, it kind of does. We should back up a little bit.

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Mom Is Very Upset About "American Idol"

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A woman's preferred "American Idol" contestant doesn't win. She doesn't handle it well.

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Cop Rescues Dog

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A cop rescues a dog trapped in a fence. There's an adorable twist at the end.

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Bea Arthur Mountains Pizza

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Photos of Bea Arthur in front of mountains as giant slices of pizza float in the sky. Yes.

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Vintage Men's Magazine Covers

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Grizzled and manly magazine covers from the '50s that recall an era where men were men and weasels ripped those mens' flesh.

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BP Public Relations

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The (fake and not at all) official Twitter feed of BP Public Relations as they attempt to rebrand the gulf oil spill a "Southern Fun Party."

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Tea Party Jesus

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Real quotes from the contemporary conservative movement combined with Sunday School images of Jesus. WWTPJD?

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Kung Fu Bear

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A bear in a Japanese zoo twirls a staff like a martial arts expert. Stephen Colbert is curled up in the fetal position and weeping.

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Muppets Audition For "Lost"

To prime your nerd pump before tonight's series finale of "Lost," here's a bunch of Muppets auditioning for the role of the smoke monster.

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Sloth Orphanage

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Happy Slothurday, everyone! Just sit back and let the "awwww" wash over you.

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MAN !!!! LOOK AT THIS THING I SAW IN A LAWRENCE, KANSAS ALLEY !!!

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A Facebook page devoted to the artful and the bizarre found in the back alleys of Lawrence. We live in such an awesome community, even our garbage is cool.

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Heavy Metal Musicians Tell A Child Where Babies Come From

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Wanting to know where babies come from, an inquisitive young man does the logical thing and interviews a bunch of doctors...oops, I mean a bunch of heavy metal musicians.

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God Hates Oklahoma

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A Biblical hail storm touches down in an Oklahoma City swimming pool. No diving or bludgeoning with ice boulders in the shallow end.

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More Fun With Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber-ized movie posters. Now more than ever.

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Rally Car Accident Caused By Bare Bottom

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A driver in a rally car race gets into a spectacular accident after being mooned by a spectator. Yes, there's video.

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The Killing of Satan

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Clips from a Philippine horror film from the '80s called "The Killing of Satan." More like "The Killing of My Mind Because It Was Just Blown."

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Cupcake Cannon

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An ad for a t-shirt company featuring slow motion footage of cupcakes being shot out of an air cannon at peoples' heads. Hypnotically delicious.

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Life after death: Lawrence artist Jason Wood lives with no regrets after devastating injury

In July of 1999, Jason Wood was found lying in a San Francisco street barely clinging to life. As best as anyone could piece together, he had been struck by a car, but no one knows precisely — least of all Jason Wood himself.

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Techno Dog

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A rhythmically inclined dog feels the beat.

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Worst Wedding DJ Ever

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Is this real? Does it really matter in this viral internet age? Is there a distinction between "real" and "not real" anymore? Is this a meta-argument? Did I just turn this into meta-meta-argument by asking if it's a meta-argument? Just watch the slightly disturbing video.

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Fiddling the night away: Stringband Rendezvous offers a weekend of camping and music

Even though it's been around for seven years, Stringband Rendezvous is virtually unknown when compared to other regional music and camping festivals like Wakarusa or Winfield. And they'd prefer to keep it that way...

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Animated Albums

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A site that animates your favorite album covers in the style of Terry Gilliam's work with Monty Python. GIFs ahoy!

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Kitten On A Slide

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Someone call the internet repairman, because it just imploded from cuteness.

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The Art of Picklebacking

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A shot of whiskey followed by a shot of pickle brine...or what I like to call "breakfast."

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Yoga for yuks

New workout harnesses the healing power of guffaws and giggles

They say that laughter is the best medicine. What they won’t say is that you will look like a stark, raving lunatic when you take this particular medicine...

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Mr. T Wishes You A Happy Mother's Day

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The perennial classic of Mr. T rapping about how awesome your mom is. Happy Mother's Day!

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Dog Rides Turtle

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Lazy dog uses tortoise as a Segway.

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Captain Picard Sings And Dances

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He's just really, really excited about "Iron Man 2."

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The Deprofiler

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Are you brown? Live in or plan on visiting Arizona? Don't want to get racially profiled? Here are some masks to help you avoid getting arrested!

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Risky business: Lawrencian who does business in Uganda faces difficult climate under harsh Anti-Homosexual Law

Two years ago, Kate von Achen started her own fair trade business in Uganda. But in the wake of the Anti-Homosexual Law of 2009, things are a bit more complicated...

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Hipster Tattoos

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Are these tattoos still going to be funny and ironic when the hipsters are in their 90s? Only time will tell.

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Happy Star Wars Day, Nerds!

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To get your midichlorians flowing on this most sacred of days, here's a preview of the fan-made tribute film, "Star Wars: Uncut."

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