​'Saturday Morning Slow-Jams' is Back with a Gummi Bears Cover

We absolutely loved the Duck Tales cover (I still go back to just listen to it—it's a great song), and now Scott Bradlee and his crew are back with their latest take on a cartoon theme song as part of their Saturday Morning Slow-Jams series. This time they jammed on the 'Gummi Bears' theme song and it is delightful. … » 5/18/14 5:00pm 5/18/14 5:00pm

Your Mind Will Be Blown When You Realize This Isn't a Parrot

What a beautiful parrot, no? Look at all those colors, those beautiful feathers, that elegant tail (bear with me, I am no a parrot aficionado, I am just trying to get you into the mood. Here have some birdseed). And then, after you have admired it, look closer, closer (not that close!—Aladdin joke!), stare at the… » 3/15/14 6:15pm 3/15/14 6:15pm

Laverne Cox Will Bring You To Your Feet With This Speech

Ready to fire up your Saturday night? Then you've got to watch Laverne Cox's opening speech at the Creating Change conference organized by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Punctuated by applause throughout, the Orange Is The New Black star discusses her journey, the hardships of growing up different, what it… » 2/01/14 6:52pm 2/01/14 6:52pm

My Teddy Bear From Daddy Is The Best Music Video You've Never Seen

The internet is a strange and frightening place where anyone can post anything, from home videos of their parrot's first birthday to really sad yelp reviews of private investigators who caught your dad with another woman (sorry, mom!). It's also a place where unsigned artists, those doing it for the love of the game,… » 2/01/14 4:10pm 2/01/14 4:10pm

Kristen Bell Will Let Her Daughter Watch Her Sex Scenes

Goddamnit, Kristen Bell, why can't you ever do anything wrong? Why can't you just give us a reason to dislike you like all the other celebrities? how am I supposed to feel good about my choices when you stop by Chelsea Lately and effortlessly talk about both being over skiing (agree, terrifying) and about how you're… » 1/18/14 2:26pm 1/18/14 2:26pm

Teen Girl Gets Apple to Look Into Its Offensive Definition of 'Gay'

While doing some research for a school project on gay rights, 15-year-old Becca Gorman was shocked to find that Apple's dictionary app includes a definition of the word "gay" straight out of the troubled psyche of a homophobic tweenager: "informal foolish; stupid: making students wait for the light is kind of a gay… » 11/13/13 7:15pm 11/13/13 7:15pm

After Waiting 80 Years, 99-Year-Old Grandma Gets High School Diploma

A 99-year-old Iowa woman who dropped out of high school over 80 years ago despite needing only a single credit to graduate has just received her diploma. Oh, sorry, I seem to have gotten something in my eye (that thing is a human tear, formed in the crucible of admiration, whimsy and delight). » 9/25/13 2:40pm 9/25/13 2:40pm

Rad Dad Hacks Donkey Kong So His Daughter Can Be the Hero

Mike Mika's three-year-old daughter loves playing old video games with him. One day, when they were duel conquering Donkey Kong, she became a bit miffed because she could only pick Mario to rescue Pauline, and not the other way around. That's not only due to Mario being the worst (just ask Wario, he'll tell you all… » 3/11/13 10:30pm 3/11/13 10:30pm

Super Awesome: LAPD Collects Prom Dresses for Local Teens

Prom. Man. If you were to judge high school based on films made about it, you would think that it's just four long years leading up to a dance. In reality, it can feel just as big and important to some teens. And if you're into prom, then you are really into your prom dress. In fact, that might be even more… » 1/30/13 10:15pm 1/30/13 10:15pm

Michelle Obama Calls Kids to Tell Them to Get Ready For Santa, Kid…

It turns out one of the First Lady's official duties is to call kids on Christmas evening to let them know Santa's on his way. Which is both adorable and kinda goofy. This year, she got a child on the horn who was more interested in meeting her. He was all, "Screw Santa, bring on the FLOTUS!" Smart kid. » 12/25/12 6:30pm 12/25/12 6:30pm

Well This Is Heartwarming: Grocery Store Owner Gives Entire Business to…

We no longer have to lie to kids about Santa Claus because it turns out the kind-hearted giant is alive and kicking in Bemidji, Minnesota. Joe Lueken, the 70-year-old owner of the two Lueken's Village Foods, is retiring and leaving his business to his 400 employees. Of course, my cynical brain went straight to: This… » 11/28/12 11:10am 11/28/12 11:10am

12-Year-Old Cancer Patient's Makeup Tutorials Are the Best Thing on the…

Over 100,000 people subscribe to 12-year-old Talia Joy Castellano's YouTube page so they can watch her bubbly and seriously impressive makeup tutorials. (She may have just convinced me that primer has a purpose, something I've been denying for years.) But Talia's not just another millennial YouTube celeb; she's been… » 8/08/12 10:50am 8/08/12 10:50am