Webcomic of the Day: Hyperbole and a Half Update
Allie Brosh, the artist behind the popular webcomic Hyperbole and a Half broke silence from her indefinite leave to release the second part of Adventures in Depression, which chronicles the author’s personal struggle with clinical depression over the recent years. The latest issue, which comes after more than year and a half of silence, has already garnered raving feedback in the webcomic community as an accurate representation of the debilitating mental illness and how it can affect relationships with others. To catch up on the first part, click here.
False Alarm of the Day: FBI Questions Saudi Student for Possession of a Pressure Cooker
Last Friday, the FBI surrounded the home of Saudi student Talal al Rouki after his neighbor tipped off the authorities that he has been seen around the residential area with a pressure cooker, a household kitchenware that recently made the headlines after it was used by the Boston Marathon terrorists to set their deadly bombs off in April. When questioned by the FBI, the frightened Michigan resident showed FBI agents the cooking apparatus, informing them he had used it to make the Saudi Arabian rice dish kabsah before taking it over to a friend’s house, to which they replied “You need to be more careful moving around with such things, Sir.” …Welcome to ‘Murica, Talal!
Some people have asked to read the commencement address I delivered this morning to the 2013 graduates of Butler University. So here it is.
My own commencement speaker, who shall remain nameless, began with a lame joke about how these speeches only come in two varieties: Short and bad. This…
Dramatic Reading of the Day: Celebrities Read Sorority Girl’s E-mail Rant
Following last Friday’s viral takeoff of a hostile e-mail sent by one of the University of Maryland Delta Gamma sorority members, who threatened sisters with violent repercussions for being “boring” and “awkward,” celebrities are jumping on the viral bandwagon with their dramatic readings of the now-infamous e-mail transcript: actress Alison Haislip kicked it off last week with an impassioned, potty-mouthedmonologue, followed by today’s Funny or Die rendition starring the stone-faced actor Michael Shannon.
Warning: The video contains explicit language which may be considered not safe for work.
Found this young man leaning against a tree in Boston Commons, writing in a notebook: “It’s sort of hip hop, sort of poetry,” he said.
I asked him if I could photograph a page.
I pray for peace, I search for love,
I hope you hear me out cuz no one ever does;
we gotta stick together all we got is us;
we can’t stop the negative unless we
spread the peace and love;
Step outside of self, step into the world; notice
how everything we do affects the future boys and girls;
hate crimes happen every damn day;
got my momz scared
my sister can’t go out to play,
because her fear is that some psycho
feels like snatching kids today
all these damn police but people still ain’t feeling safe;
Why does it take a tragedy to bring people
together; we know its bound to happen,
we should try to stay that way forever;
now this is not to say I’m better;
but at a young age I learned that birds fly together;
it’s a survival tactic and I suggest we use it
let’s come together, as we spread the peace
and love music
In the upper right corner, are the names of the first two victims of the bombing. “I wrote them first for inspiration,” he said.