The depressing enterprise of writing a novel is exposed by this hilarious book of Tweets

July 20, 2014 | No comments

Thousands of us are or have been aspiring novelists. And for most of us, it never went beyond that. Because, as exciting as being a writer seems like it would be…it turns out you actually have to write.

In a funny expose of how bleak that process is, Corey Arcangel has “written” a book called Working on My Novel.

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Except he didn’t really write anything.

The book is comprised entirely of numerous Tweets that use his titular phrase — Working on my novel.

It is at once hilarious and depressing as we both feel bad for these unlikely authors while at the same time totally seeing ourselves in them…

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Colbert and Stewart battle to the death about who’s a bigger Star Wars fan

July 18, 2014 | No comments

Things get ugly as Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart face off against each other Star Wars style…

Women celebrate an imminent baby with paintings on their pregnant bellies [20 pics]

July 17, 2014 | No comments

In addition to doing more typical commissioned paintings, English artist My Little Sweet-pea is available for “Bump Painting.” Dozens of women have hired her to create temporary body art for their pregnant bellies.

Some women choose children’s stories as their theme; others pick an image that signifies the life growing within them; and some just want a beautiful picture. Here are some examples…

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These classic books might be even more famous if they’d been titled honestly

July 17, 2014 | No comments

None of these books need help from the marketing department. They’re all classics and most of them have stood the test of time, still selling decades and centuries beyond their release date. But that’s not to say they couldn’t have done better. Maybe all they needed was a clearer title…

Jane Eyre

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The Fault in Our Stars

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Petite powerhouse of a woman shocks crowd, announcers, and the whole internet with her athleticism

July 17, 2014 | 4 comments

At 5-feet-tall and only 100 pounds, Katy Catanzaro was not expected to complete the America Ninja Warrior course in Dallas. The intense obstacle course had never been conquered by a woman, but that didn’t hinder Katy’s confidence.

With the support of the crowd, the praises of the announcers, and upper body strength that will blow you away, she worked her way through the challenges with perfect concentration.

You will see soon, if you haven’t already, why this video has gotten 3 million views in just two days and will continue to surge…

(If you’re outside the U.S. and are having trouble viewing it, you can see it here.)

The best interviewee in baseball hilariously explains why he eats bananas

July 16, 2014 | 1 comment

Blue Jays shortstop Munenori Kawasaki has mastered the art of second-language interviewing. He may not speak English as well as the rest of us, but he’s way funnier and more confident, especially when he’s talking about how to avoid craps…I mean, cramps…