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Waiting Out Hurricane Isaac in New Orleans. An eyewitness account of a woman who stayed put, now and during Katrina.
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Storms and floods aren't enough for Hurricane Isaac. There's a possibility that it could stir up oil and debris from the 2010 BP spill.
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A Little Girl Evacuating For Isaac Leaves Instructions For Her Stuffed Animals. This is cute and sad at the same time.
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Mike took a picture of himself every day for five years to bring you this awesome video of his changing appearance. Somehow I get the feeling this involved way more than one picture a day.
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Why You Should Probably Disable Java on Your Browser Right Now. Following the instructions, I find that mine is already disabled. Yay!
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Boy Sues Orthodontist After 11 Years of Braces. I believe I would have complained by year five.
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Which Breaking Bad character will die next? Contains the odds for each and spoilers for shows already aired.
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A Grand Theft Auto modification lets you play as Marty McFly. And yes, that means you're driving a DeLorean with a Flux Capacitor at 88 miles per hour.
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The Mysteries and Tragedy of Russia's Bottomless Karst Lake.
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Revealed: 4 secrets from Apple's Genius training manual. Customer service micromanaged to build consumer loyalty, or necessary people skills for geeks?
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Salisbury Steak, Bananas Foster & 8 Other Foods Named After People. And a little bit about those people as well.

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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