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.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Die Hard’
When it comes to action flicks, 'Die Hard' ranks among the all-time greats. If you're anything like us, you've probably seen it so many times you can act out entire scenes in your sleep. So, there couldn't possibly be anything about the movie you didn't already know, right? Wrong. There are tons of juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits for this undeniable classic and we've gathered the best of them here
Drunk Man Pees in Cop Car, But Don’t Worry — He Was Wearing a Diaper
We're no experts, but we imagine that dealing with drunken idiots is every cop's least favorite part of the job, especially guys like the dude about at Oktoberfest, or the Seattle man who recently peed in the back of a patrol car on Sunday while being transported to jail. Hey, can you blame him? At least he was wearing a diaper at the time.
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 Explains Everything For Us
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 about us.
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.
The 10 Funniest Celebrity Meltdowns Caught on Tape (NSFW)
Let's face it -- as much as we identify with celebrities, we don't really know them. That's why public meltdowns, where they show their peevish, arrogant and sometimes crazy sides, are so darned fascinating. When this happens, our perception of celebs can change forever. Think about it -- will you ever be able to watch 'Braveheart' again without recalling Mel Gibson's racist rants? We think not. R
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 sign of bad things to come.
What Former NFL Star Peed Himself After a DUI Stop?
We enjoy our liquor as much as anybody, but when booze causes you to spontaneously pee yourself, it's probably time to cut back. Just ask former Washington Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot. He knows this better than anybody.
Drunk Mom Creates Unintentional Social Commentary On Young Parenting By Getting Stuck in High Chair
We've done some dumb things after a night of drinking -- ask us about our butterfly tattoo -- but getting stuck in a piece of furniture (as far as we can recall) isn't one of them. That's not the case for our heroine today, though: a drunk 31-year-old mother, who intentionally wedged herself in a high chair and had to be rescued by the fire department.
The 10 Weirdest Pokemon Ever
To the uninitiated, Pokemon may seem awfully cute and cuddly. But true fans know there are weird, silly and sometimes downright horrifying creatures lurking in the Pokedex. Given that there's currently more than 600 characters in the pocket monster franchise, there are bound to be a few misfits, right?
Fortune-Telling Camel Predicts Ravens Will Win Super Bowl
After Teddy the talking porcupine correctly predicted the winner of the 2012 Super Bowl, we decided never to scoff at a fortune-telling animal again. So, when we heard that a clairvoyant camel had peered into the future and determined the winner of this year's game, we were all ears.
Developer Outsourced Work to China So He Could Surf the Web All Day
When it comes to dodging work, we tip our hats to an unidentified developer who outsourced his programming duties to a Chinese company while he surfed the internet all day. Brilliant! But imagine if he devoted as much energy to his actual job. Someday, he might've gone somewhere.
Bad News — We Have Diabetes Now From Just Hearing About Sugar Puffs Cereal Beer
Back in college, we once tried out the beer and cereal combo when we were out of milk, and it did NOT go well. Thankfully, an amateur brewer armed with actual knowledge has found the perfect way to merge the two by creating beer made from Sugar Puffs cereal. Finally, a way to get tanked at breakfast.
The 10 Best Video Game Memes Ever
Ever since Atari introduced 'Pong' more than 40 years ago, video games have become an immensely popular form of home entertainment. But their legacy isn't simply ruined eyesight, carpal tunnel syndrome and short attention spans. They've also profoundly changed the way we think and even given us new ways to communicate.