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.
Kindly Red Robin Waiter Gives Free Meal to Expectant Mom
Christmas may have come and gone, but the spirit of giving is alive and well at Red Robin, where a pregnant woman recently got a free meal and a sweet note on her receipt from the restaurant's manager.
New Poll Shows Americans Hate Congress Even More than Nickelback
It's no surprise that Congress' approval numbers have dropped significantly since the fiscal cliff debacle. But what's surprising is exactly how unpopular the legislative body has become. To put things in perspective, Congress is currently more unpopular than even the much-hated rock …
New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu
After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the …
‘Hashtag’ Is 2012’s Word of the Year
Hashtags may have originated on Twitter, but the popular internet shorthand has since spread to Facebook and even everyday speech. And now, "hashtag" has been declared the 2012 word of the year by the American Dialect Society. #waytogohashtag
Sister Accidentally Shoots and Kills Brother While Posing for Facebook Photo
In a tragic example of why guns, alcohol and social media don't mix, a woman accidentally shot and killed her brother while posing for a Facebook photo early in the morning on New Year's Day.
Kindly Cop Wraps $100 in Traffic Ticket
When 25-year-old Hayden Carlo was recently pulled over in Plano, Texas, for an expired registration sticker on his car, he naturally got a ticket. But the cop who issued the citation also did something entirely unexpected -- he gave Carlo $100 so he could afford the registration fee.
‘Spider-Man’ Busted for Mugging Woman
In a move that will shock comic book fans everywhere, a California man was recently arrested after allegedly attempting to mug a woman while wearing a Spider-Man costume. Spidey, what have you done?!
Dead Candidate Wins Election in Alabama
If there's any doubt how strong the GOP's hold on Alabama is, consider this -- a Republican nominee beat out the Democratic incumbent for a seat on the Bibb County Commission last week despite the fact that he died a month earlier. Congratulations, Alabama, on taking partisanship to a whol…
Verbally-Abusive Man Cuts Off Tongue to Win Back Estranged Wife
In one of the nuttiest attempts at reconciliation we've ever seen, a 32-year-old verbally-abusive man from India sliced off his own tongue to win back his estranged wife. If cutting off a body part doesn't say "I'm sorry," we don't know what does.
Team Romney Mistakenly Leaks Victory Website
If, as some pundits claim, gaffes were responsible for Mitt Romney's failed presidential bid, then this surely won't change that assertion. At some point after losing the election to Barack Obama, Romney's camp accidentally leaked a victory website promoting a win that never happened.…
Unruly Fish Causes Hilarious News Blooper
Intrepid Tennessee reporter Carley Gordon got way more than she bargained for when an Asian carp broke free during a Channel 4 News report and nearly sent her over the side of a boat. Well, it is an invasive species, after all. What did she expect?
Magician Literally Loses Head for Halloween
Not content with typical card tricks or a rabbit in a hat, magician Rich Ferguson puts a spooky Halloween spin on his act by literally losing his head in front of freaked-out spectators. How in the world does he do it?