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The bad news is that this is probably the final straw for Cooks Source. We have never been a great money-maker even with all the good we do for businesses. Having a black mark wont help … and now, our black mark will become our shroud.

Cooks Source founder Judith Griggs • Admitting the internet campaign against her publication did it in. Griggs, who became infamous for ripping off a writer’s online article and then justifying it by saying that nothing on the Internet is subject to copyright, had few kind words to say to Monica Gaudio, letting out her full rage over the incident in her latest open letter: “If my apology to Monica seemed shallow it was because I was angry about the harm she has inflicted on others on behalf of her own agenda.” The real lesson here, and one that Griggs didn’t admit in her own self-serving letter: Acting unethically will do you in – in the end. source (via detnews)


Help save the English language!

There are over 60,000 words in the English language but only about 7,000 are used.

The publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary have come up with a campaign to SAVE THE WORDS. Their adorable website encourages you to adopt an endangered word and pledge to use it as often as possible.

Like philargyrist, “That diva is a total philargyrist!” Which means: someone who loves money.

Please help to keep these beloved words from being erased forever.

At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don’t keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That’s how we’re made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.

Grey’s Anatomy (via kari-shma)


The FDA does NOT want you to smoke.

 Take a look at some of the 36 proposed labels the FDA wants added to cigarette packs.  The labels serve as an obvious deterrent, the FDA hopes these graphic images will prevent potential smokers from buying cigarettes. 

 Of the 36 proposed warning labels 9 will be placed on cigarette packs by October of 2012.

It’s worth noting that the Europeans have tried a similar tactic for awhile – graphic text in bold letters on cigarette boxes, but no pictures.  Among the messages, “Smoking can cause a slow and painful death,” and the more simple, “Smoking kills.”

Would any of these images prevent you from buying a pack of cigarettes?  Let us know.

15 fictional characters

(A Facebook meme that’s circulating)

The Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen fictional characters (television, films, plays, books) who’ve influenced you and that will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag at least fifteen friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing what characters my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note.)

1. Buffy, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

2. Roland Deschain, “The Dark Tower”

3. Veronica Mars, “Veronica Mars”

4. Offred, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

5. Rogue, “X-Men”

6. Frodo Baggins, “The Lord of the Rings”

7. Tyler Durden, “Fight Club”

8. Lestat, “Interview with the Vampire”

9. Lisa Simpson, “The Simpsons”

10. Antoinette Mason, “Wide Sargasso Sea”

11. Holden Caulfield, “Catcher in the Rye”

12. Lois Lane 

13. Pacey Witter, Dawson’s Creek

14. Katniss Everdeen, “The Hunger Games”

15. Dobby, “Harry Potter”

secret time! here’s my secret about “TallAndCute”

tell me a secret.

here’s mine: 

I met a boy, to whom i will refer henceforth as “TallAndCute.”

I’ve seen TallAndCute around lately. I’ve given TallAndCute the staredown a few times.

TallAndCute on Saturday night walked over to me, introduced himself, told me a story and asked for my phone number. 

TallAndCute is not only Tall and Cute, he can also form coherent sentences.

TallAndCute has yet to call. 


(and it’s remarkable, because i am never this anxious)…

your turn. 


Meet Whitney Metzger: This Norfolk, Va. resident is basically an unintentional mass-marketing genius. She put up a bunch of flyers and a Facebook event page for an event called “Survive Norfolk,” a massive game of zombie-themed tag. She only put up the event a couple of weeks ago, expecting just a couple hundred people to come. Instead, nearly 10,000 people will probably be there tonight. This event, actually based in our old neighborhood of Ghent, has drawn so much attention that USA Today did a story about her. We’re proud of this event: If any community would be able to support an event like this, it’s Ghent, one of the most engaged single neighborhoods we’ve ever seen. Sigh. We miss Ghent. source

I’m a heroine addict. I need to have sex with women who have saved someone’s life.

Mitch Hedberg  (via lovebug)


Buffy the Vampire Slayer – 5×16 – The Body

Anya Jenkins: But I don’t understand! I don’t understand how this all happens. I mean, I knew her and now.. there’s just a body! And I don’t understand why she just can’t get back in it and not be dead anymore! It’s stupid! It’s mortal and stupid! And Xander’s crying and not talking. And I was having fruit punch and I thought, well Joyce will never have anymore fruit punch. Not ever. And she’ll never have eggs, or yawn, or brush her hair, not ever! And no one will explain to me why.

Top time-wasting Web sites: The final 10, with links to the other 40.

Top time-wasting Web sites: The final 10, with links to the other 40.

Help? Friend needs Stephen King recommendations

She says she has read a few, but some she just can’t get in to. Ideas?

What are your favorites? 

In no particular order:

The Dark Tower Series

The Stand


Salem’s Lot

Needful Things


Under the Dome (I LOVED it). 

Insomnie (although it is SOOOOO long)

And I love all his story collections, especially The BAchman Books and Skeleton Crew. I thought “Just After Sunset” was pretty amazing, too.  

A man’s heart is a wretched, wretched thing. It isn’t like a mother’s womb. It won’t bleed. It won’t stretch to make room for you.

A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini (via fuckyeahliteraryquotes)

Tumblr: Better than Twitter, more focused than Facebook – Press Forward –

Tumblr: Better than Twitter, more focused than Facebook – Press Forward –

The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them — words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out. But it’s more than that, isn’t it? The most important things lie too close to wherever your secret heart is buried, like landmarks to a treasure your enemies would love to steal away. And you may make revelations that cost you dearly only to have people look at you in a funny way, not understanding what you’ve said at all, or why you thought it was so important that you almost cried while you were saying it. That’s the worst, I think. When the secret stays locked within not for want of a tellar but for want of an understanding ear

~        Stephen King

(via nonaj)

6 things you should realize after a break-up:


  • Breaking up is either letting go of good one or kicking someone unworthy in your life.
  • You lose a person because you deserve someone better.
  • Love has its own reason, destiny has its own way, and karma has its own judgment..
  • The one who cries the most is the one who loves the most.
  • Time won’t heal the heartache but a new one will surely do.
  • It’s the end of the relationship. NOT the end of your life.

(via superglenntot)