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.
New Facebook App Will Help You Find Out Who Gave You the Flu
After last year's flu season, which health officials say was one of the mildest in the past 30 years, the illness is back with a vengeance. Well, if you're unlucky enough to currently have the flu, at least a new Facebook app can help track down the diseased jerk who gave it to you in the …
Escalator Develops Mind of Its Own and Reverses Direction
Commuting is hard enough, but when a train station escalator suddenly decides to throw its riders off by reversing direction, that's when it's time to find an alternative to mass transit.
‘Hashtag’ Is 2012’s Word of the Year
Hashtags may have originated on Twitter, but the popular internet shorthand has since spread to Facebook and even everyday speech. And now, "hashtag" has been declared the 2012 word of the year by the American Dialect Society. #waytogohashtag
Unemployed Couple Visits Disneyland Every Day for a Year
While the rest of the unemployed masses dutifully send out resumes, a California couple decided on a different strategy instead and went to Disneyland every day for a year. And what did they get for this achievement? A free night in the Dream Suite, a luxury apartment located in the park's New …
Sister Accidentally Shoots and Kills Brother While Posing for Facebook Photo
In a tragic example of why guns, alcohol and social media don't mix, a woman accidentally shot and killed her brother while posing for a Facebook photo early in the morning on New Year's Day.
Oompa Loompas Viciously Attack UK Man
Oompa Loompas, the lovable orange-skinned creatures from 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,' may look harmless. But as a 28-year-old man in Norfolk, England, learned, they're not above aggravated assault.
Kindly Cop Wraps $100 in Traffic Ticket
When 25-year-old Hayden Carlo was recently pulled over in Plano, Texas, for an expired registration sticker on his car, he naturally got a ticket. But the cop who issued the citation also did something entirely unexpected -- he gave Carlo $100 so he could afford the registration fee.
Hasbro Introduces Easy-Bake Oven for Boys
Ever since it was introduced in 1963, the Easy-Bake Oven has been marketed exclusively to girls, leaving aspiring boy chefs out in the cold. But that's about to change thanks to a campaign led by a teen girl on behalf of her four-year-old brother, who loves to cook.
School Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student
Given the time of year, you might think that helping the needy would be encouraged. But that's not what happened when 60-year-old school cafeteria worker Dianne Brame gave free lunches to a student who couldn't afford them. Instead, she was fired.
Google Celebrates Christmas and ‘Festivus’ With New Easter Eggs
In celebration of the most wonderful time of the year, Google recently added a brand new Easter egg for Christmas. But for those fed up with the over-commercialization of the holiday, there's also an homage to our favorite fake alternative -- Festivus.
Santa Quits Smoking in New Version of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’
As a role model for kindness and generosity, you can't do much better than Santa. But let's face it -- he's not exactly the picture of health. If the jolly old elf can't bring himself to drop a few pounds, at least he's recently given up smoking.
The 10 Craziest Christmas-Themed Video Games
Christmas-themed video games might seem like the best way for developers to cash in on the holiday season, but there's a conspicuous lack of these titles on the market. Believe it or not, this is a good thing, because the vast majority of Christmas games to date have been pretty bad and, what&a…