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New Maya Angelou Postage Stamp Features Thing Maya Angelou Didn't Say

A new Forever stamp issued by the USPS has Maya Angelou’s face on it. Beside her face is the name “Maya Angelou.” Underneath the name “Maya Angelou” is the quote “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” But there’s one problem with the stamp that uses Angelou’s face and name: she… » 4/07/15 6:20pm 4/07/15 6:20pm

Dear Madonna: I Am Not 'Hilary Clinton,' and Hillary Didn't Write That

On Sunday, Madonna honored International Women's Day by tweeting and Instagramming to her millions of followers a sassy quote purported to be by a very powerful woman who everybody is pretty sure will soon announce a run for President (just as soon as she satisfactorily explains that whole email thing). I spotted a… » 3/10/15 11:30am 3/10/15 11:30am

The Knot's Street Campaign Is a Cute Celebration of Terrible Marriages

Spotted today in Washington Square Park: Evidence of The Knot's New York street campaign, featuring sweet quotes meticulously presented with adorable fonts in Pantone-approved colors. Never mind that this particular piece of marketing is located where there are likely few people planning weddings—let's talk about who,… » 3/03/15 3:00pm 3/03/15 3:00pm

Semi-Rational Tom Cruise Didn't Really Compare Acting to Soldiering

Yesterday, word spread that ageless human branding mechanism Tom Cruise had been quoted comparing his job (as a punch-kicking thespian who has the most demonstrative "running really fast face" in Hollywood) to that of a soldier. In Afghanistan. Cool story, bro, sneered the Internet, as everyone was collectively… » 11/10/13 11:00am 11/10/13 11:00am

Todd Akin Compares Claire McCaskill to a Dog in an Apparent Effort to Have His Senate Bid Please Be Over

Can't-stop-won't-stop Senate candidate Todd Akin said something awful about his opponent in the Missouri Senate race, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, at a fundraising event in Springfield, MO. Now into the wee hours of what is looking more like an endurance dance marathon and less like a Senate bid, Akin told a… » 10/21/12 1:30pm 10/21/12 1:30pm

Kirk Cameron Opens His Mouth Just Wide Enough to Accommodate His Stinky Foot

Zombie child actor Kirk Cameron refuses to stay in the cool, dark earth of his television career, and so has reached a necrotic limb into the media once again to talk about...himself. Specifically, Cameron would like everyone to know that all the bigoted stuff he said about gay people to Piers Morgan was taken out of… » 9/10/12 10:20am 9/10/12 10:20am