Friday, April 20, 2018
Human Interest

Is this the funniest 'Scared of Santa' photo ever?

There are so many things about this 68-year-old holiday photo that make you go "hmmm," from Santa's shirt that doesn't quite button to the little girl's solid grip on his white beard to the baby who just wants OFF THIS STRANGE MAN'S LAP THANKYOUVERYMUCH. But perhaps most amusing of all is the children's names: Carol and Nickie Christmas. We suppose their parents decided that if your name is Christmas you might as well embrace it. Ensign and Mrs. F.F. Christmas, of Burlington Avenue in St. Petersburg, weren't alone in that sentiment. A look at voter registration rolls reveals Florida has at least 394 voters named Christmas, including 10 who opted to hyphenate. Of those, there are six women named Mary Christmas and one Marie. There's a Holly and a Hollie Christmas. Two lucky Christmases, David and Victoria, were actually born on Dec. 25 (he in 1966, she in '83). We also found a Christopher Cringle and a Candy Kane. But alas, we'll have to keep dreaming of a White Christmas.

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This college professor gives her students extra credit for going on dates

This college professor gives her students extra credit for going on dates

About 12 years ago, Boston College philosophy professor Kerry Cronin added an unorthodox task to her syllabus: Ask someone out on a date, where there will be no alcohol or physical contact. Sounds far easier than a research paper, right? A lot more ...
Published: 04/17/18
Watch: Bolingo the Gorilla ‘dances’ with his trainer at Busch Gardens

Watch: Bolingo the Gorilla ‘dances’ with his trainer at Busch Gardens

Could Bolingo and Rachel Hale be the next Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers?The only thing standing in their way, it seems, is that Bolingo is a gorilla who does his best moves behind a glass wall.A video posted on the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Facebook p...
Published: 04/12/18
I watched ‘The Room’ for the first time with Tommy Wiseau there. Here’s how it went

I watched ‘The Room’ for the first time with Tommy Wiseau there. Here’s how it went

YBOR CITY — It’s 1 a.m. and I’m hunched over a pile of plastic spoons, studying a list of phrases I’m supposed to shout aloud (Liar! Unfocus! HI, DENNY!) when a man with stringy ink-black hair sweeps to the stage."Oh, hi, Tommy!" a guy in back shouts...
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