What if William Shakespeare wrote The Big Lebowski? It would be just as funny, just a little more highbrow. (Thanks, John Brauner!)
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Breaking up is hard to do, especially when your love life is shared with everyone via social networking. And who gets custody of shared passwords? (via Laughing Squid)
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A Yemeni memoir, from bikinis to burkas. How one family went from cosmopolitan to fundamentalist as the culture changed around them. (via Metafilter)
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The best fails of 2009. Non-stop mayhem, chaos, and sudden pain, all caught on video.
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The Legend of Koizumi (epsiode one). Real life Japanese politicians become super heroes in a game of mahjong on which the fate of the world hangs.
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We looked forward to the promise of video phone calls for fifty years, but now that they are here, no one wants to actually use them. Joel Stein captures the exact reason why video phone calls never caught on, despite the availability of Skype.
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Tasty Tidbits About Spam. The kind they eat in Hawaii, not the kind you get in your inbox.