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Allie Brosh
Allie Brosh

Pre-ordering Alot of Books

Allie Brosh
Allie Brosh

Her blog hasn't been updated in two years, but Allie Brosh has been doing alot. Her book Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem and Other Things That Happened will go on sale in October, and is already at #10 at Amazon due to pre-orders.
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Jason Collins of the NBA became its first player to let the world know he's gay. The public response to his announcement guarantees he won't be the last.   
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Bunny shaming is now a thing. A cute thing. At least we've learned that bunnies and exposed electronic cables do not mix well.
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The Weather Channel's stunt for Tornado Week is a Twitter-powered tornado that blows air on their poor interns on camera. Tweets with their hashtag will increase the force of the wind.
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See what's going on deep beneath Manhattan as the long-awaited Second Avenue Subway line is dug. The $17 billion project is scheduled to be completed in 2016.
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6 People Who Apologized For Their Own Movie. George Lucas is conspicuously absent from the list, but he is mentioned by others.
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Watch Jason propose to Christina with a remote-control helicopter. He must've had confidence in the pilot, as the diamond ring was attached to the 'copter.
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4 bizarre plastic surgery trends that somehow exist. In case you want to go under the knife to fix things no one notices.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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