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.
Oxford American Dictionary Names ‘GIF’ as Word of the Year
In a sure sign of our technology-driven times, the Oxford American Dictionary has named "GIF" as its 2012 word of the year, beating out a range of other modern terms. Personally, we would have voted for "YOLO," but maybe that's just us.
Watch Heidi Klum and Psy Do ‘Gangnam Style’
Don't worry, kids -- 'Gangnam Style,' the infectious viral hit by Korean rapper Psy, is bound to run out of steam sooner or later, right? Wrong. Last night on the MTV EMAs, host Heidi Klum starred in a brief clip with Psy and broke out her best horsey dance.
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…
Watch these Thieves on Motorcycles ‘Smash and Grab’ a Jewelry Store in London Mall
In a scene that looks like it was taken straight out of an action movie, six black-clad men recently rode into a north London mall on motorcycles and helped themselves to a fortune in jewelry. Where's James Bond when you need him?
Man Proposes in Front of ‘Star Trek: TNG’ Cast, Gets Picard ‘Face-Palm’
On Sunday at Austin Comic Con, a photo op with the entire cast of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' turned into a surprise wedding proposal when a man got down on bended knee and popped the question to his girlfriend. Make it so!
Mom Fined for Letting 3-Year-Old Pee in Yard
As a parent, teaching a child to use the toilet is one of the hardest (and messiest) things you'll ever do. But potty training just got even more difficult for a Piedmont, Oklahoma, mom who was fined $2,500 for letting her toddler pee in the front yard.
Man Dies While Voting, Gets Revived and Asks, ‘Did I Vote?’
Confusion and long lines may have made it difficult to vote during the presidential election yesterday, but that all pales in comparison to a Michigan man who died while voting, was resuscitated, then made sure his ballot was complete before being taken to the hospital. Talk about a dedicated voter!
Teacher Owns Students in Dance Battle With Irish Jig
It's been our experience that high school teachers generally frown upon pranks. But one teacher at Whitney Young High School in Chicago eagerly joined in when seniors staged an unauthorized dance battle. If only our teachers were this cool.
Now It’s a Trend: A Third Airline Slaps Passengers With Carry-On-Bag Fee
On flights, it used to be that carry-on luggage was as free as a complimentary bag of peanuts, but that's all starting to change. In fact, a third small airline just added a fee for passengers who wish to bring a carry-on bag.
That Pirate Costume You Bought Might Be Poisonous [VIDEO]
Halloween is supposed to be about harmless scares and fun, but the holiday took a truly frightening turn when Federal inspectors recently seized more than a thousand Chinese-made costumes for lead contamination.