Serious Writings Though there may be some humor within these articles, their main thrusts are emotions other than that. Somber, nostalgia, hope, rage, and excitement are a few paints from the emotional palette that I've used in these works.

Interviews
What does that one guy think about that thing? I found out for you.

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Sean Patton: Fighting Awkwardness with Comedy
He looks normal. Sean Patton is a rarely clean-shaven, slightly overweight white guy: he probably looks like your neighbor. Carrying himself around NYC in daily life, he doesn’t show any of the conceit that would be justified for a man of half his talent.
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8 Top Stand-up Comics Share Road Survival Tips
Sometimes the closest thing to feeling at home during a long trip is seeing a familiar fast food chain, and boy is that not a healthy relationship.
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Pro Comedians Share Their Worst Bombing Stories
Everybody bombs. The occasional, weirdly cold reaction from others is an inescapable part of life. But comedians do it differently.
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How Comedians Handle Bombing
Even the greatest working comedians bomb every once in a while. It can be as unavoidable as it is uncomfortable. But as bad as a bomb can feel, time hardens the wound into a scar that comedians eventually regard with a morbid pride.
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More Tips on Handling Hecklers From Top Stand-up Comics
We asked some more of the most talented stand-up comedians around the following two questions: “What’s your greatest experience with a heckler?” and “What’s the best way to handle being heckled?”
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Wonder
To give you that tingle on your scalp that you get when you see something bigger, more unusual, or more magical than you've ever fathomed.

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Terrifying Lake Turns Birds Into Statues
Lake Natron is an insidious ​trap for the birds of northern Tanzania: The terrifying lake turns to stone all birds that are foolish enough to immerse themselves or unlucky enough to fall into its deceptive...
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How Creepily Deep is the Deepest Cave on Earth?
​Why are these men wearing all that gear and kissing their loved ones goodbye just because they're going into that tiny, little pit in the ground?...
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The Life of an Aging Superhero
What if a superhero was an imperfect slob? We're all just human after-all--even those of us who are superhuman...
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Mad Man, Art God
​You guys ever seen this Metalocalypse time lapse painting? It's totally rad, and the background music gave me a dizzy spell because of all the head-banging it made me do...
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Calvin and Hobbes 26 Years Later
Hobbes and Bacon is about Calvin 26 years after the events of Calvin and Hobbes. In the first comic, Calvin gives his old best friend/stuffed animal to his daughter, Bacon. The art style is true to that of the...
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Glaucus Atlanticus, The Tiny Sea Dragon
The ocean is full of bizarre creatures. It's as if god dumped all of his mistakes into the ocean so they could live in aquatic quarantine with nature's other oopsies. Occasionally though, one of these...
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There is 1 Volcano in the World With BLUE Lava
There is no other volcano like this in the world. The lava of Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia glows a luminescent bright blue, like the flames of Hades reaching through the earth's crust...
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There is a Park Where You Might Have to Scuba Dive to Your Favorite Picnic Spot
Green Lake in Styria, Austria looks like a beautiful place--complete with relaxing benches, quaint bridges and meandering paths. But there was one small oversight in the design of this park...
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The Troll That Wasn't
A story about the closest thing a thing a troll has ever had to an identity crisis.
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1 Tree Grows an Insane Amount of Colors AT ONCE
If you've never seen these colorful trees in person, you might think this is an art installation or photoshop project. But it's not. They are 100% real. They are called rainbow eucalyptus trees...
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Scientists Invent Particle That Lets You Live Without Breathing
Scientists at the Boston Children's Hospital have invented microparticles that allow patients to live for 15 to 30 minutes without breathing, without risk of heart attack or brain damage...
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Abandoned Mall Hides Magical Aquarium
This abandoned mall in Bangkok was once called “New World.” As more time passes, the name becomes more ironic. But in its dilapidation, something beautiful has occurred...
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Buzzfeed Style
Sure, it's glitter, but that doesn't mean it's not gold.

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34 Examples of Installation Art That Don’t Suck
If you have artist friends, you may be used to crappy, half-assed pieces of installation art the artist waited until the last minute to do. While stoned. These are piece are not those...
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Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE 2 is Coming!
Winona Ryder recently let slip about the Beeetlejuice sequel in an interview with the Daily Beast. She said: "I'm kind of sworn to secrecy. But it sounds like [Beetlejuice 2] might be happening...
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Tibetan Mastiff, Canine Badasstiff
The Tibetan Mastiff looks like the result of genetic splicing between a lion and a bear. I can't imagine a more bad-ass animal-combination short of a T-Rex combined with a flamethrower...
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This Kid Probably Won His High School Science Fair
Why is it likely that this kid won? Because he invented a new pancreatic, lung, and ovarian cancer test that will save millions of lives, and he did it at the age of 15, after getting rejected by 199...
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10 Reasons Why Cats Are Badasses
Cats don't walk tightwires, they chill out on them...
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The Harry Potter Personality Test
Figure out what personality type you are according to the Myers-Briggs typological approach to personality here. THEN(!) see below which character from Harry Potter you are! The rarest one is...
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This Woman Has the World's Largest Breasts
This is Mayra Hills aka Beshine. Her Twitter account, @iambeshine, has more than 121 thousand followers. Her usual topics include: breasts...
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11 Sexist Facts Women Don't Want Men To Know
These facts are 2 things: 1) totally sexist, and 2) totally true...
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Very Serious

Be warned that these articles are a departure from the light-hearted mirth that is characteristic of the rest of the site.

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The Secret Meanings Of Russian Prison Tattoos
Prisoners without tattoos are looked down upon. They are viewed as white sheep in a black herd. Tattoos tell the prisoners' stories, their world-views and group affiliations...
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Aftermath of Tianjin Explosion Looks Like a Movie
The wreckage of what was yesterday a cityscape looks like something most of us have only seen in movies and video games. But this is happening now in Tianjin, China...
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9,000 Bodies Stenciled Into Normandy Beach
These silhouettes were placed on Normandy beach in sombre remembrance of the thousands of lives lost there during WWII...
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