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5. The Most Awkward Christmas Photos Ever



Christmas isn’t complete without the weird, humiliating  and immediately dated looking family portrait. We collected some of the worst, and we hope they bring you Christmas cheer.

4. Using the Bathroom at a Friend’s House


It’s never going to be as discreet as you want it to be. But hopefully your friends aren’t listening through the door.

3. The Best Political Cartoons of 2012


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5. Worst Political Candidate Ever


And you thought Rick Santorum was bad….yeesh.

4. How To Deal With Life’s Problems


But whatever you do, don’t use Bing. Nothing good will ever come of that.

3. The Lights of the Lunar Eclipse


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What’s Hot on the Web: Debate Edition

Last night’s Vice Presidential Debate created an absolute avalanche of great Internet content – both funny and poignant. We wanted to use this opportunity to collect our favorites to share with you.

5. Bill Maher Tweets

bill-maher-tweetBill Maher isn’t known for levelheadedness or moderate tendencies, but he sure is funny. Plenty of Old vs. Young  jokes were made during last night’s Vice Presidential debate, but Maher’s was one of the wittiest.

4. Parallels

vp-debate-parks-and-recThis photoset comes with no context or witty text overlay – it was just a simple tumblr upload by user uppity minx. It’s one of those things we wish we’d thought of first.

3. Veep Debate Violations


If you ask us, the’s team has created the end all-be all of fact checking compilations from last night’s “Thrill in the Ville” (the debate was held in Danville, KY). Their dedicated staff fact checked both sides of the debate – here are a couple stand outs:

‘Ryan was wrong when he said a rise in the jobless rate in Biden’s hometown was “how it’s going all around America.” The rate nationally has sunk back to where it was when Obama took office. And in Ryan’s hometown, it’s more than 4 percentage points lower that it was at the start of Obama’s term.’


‘Biden seemed to question Ryan’s assertion that administration officials called Syrian President Bashar Assad “a reformer” even when he was killing his own civilian countrymen. Ryan was right. Early in the bloody Syrian uprising Hillary Clinton called Assad a “different leader” who many in Congress believe is “a reformer.”’

2. Bean-Gate


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The Internet is awash with many differing opinions on the VP Debate, but one topic that is quietly making the rounds is the “Bean” story from Paul Ryan (which, in case you missed it, was a heartwarming tale of seeing his daughter’s sonogram, thinking she looked like a little bean – which led to her post-birth nickname of “Bean”). Touching? Sure. Cute? You bet.
Lifted from the life of Kurt Cobain? Whaa?
Any self-respecting Nirvana/Kurt Cobain fan knows that his daughter’s full name is Francis Bean Cobain – they gave her the middle name Bean because he and Courtney Love thought she looked like a kidney bean in the sonogram.
Eerily familiar, eh?

(Addendum: We’re not saying Paul Ryan is lying. We just think the coincidence is incredibly silly.)

1. The Official “Biden to English” Dictionary


We leave you with this gem. Well done,



PBH Network’s Weekly What’s Up

5. The Best 90’s Problems


James just has a lot of 90’s feelings, and we can relate. There was nothing more satisfying than that otherworldly dial-up sound.

4. Chris Rock’s Surprising Amount of Sense


Excellent point, Chris Rock…are words I never thought I would type.

3. Louis C.K. on Being White


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What’s Best Around the Web This Week

5. Top 20 Companies by Solar Capacity


Well done, Wal-Mart! Harness the sun’s power! Mother Jones makes a good point, though…they ARE the largest company on the planet, so it only makes sense that their numbers are the highest.

4. What Does a U.S. Ambassador Do?


In light of recent events, a Mental Floss reader asked the question “Just what does a U.S. Ambassador do, and how do they get the job?” What gives us is a short, easy to understand summary of the job position.

3. How To Argue On The Internet Without Becoming A Troll


This article is essential for your bookmarks. Arguing online is often a vicious spiral into a very sad, dark place – but with these tips from Life Hacker you can save yourself from sounding like every other asshole internet troll and perhaps even winning an argument or two!

2. How to Suck at Your Religion


This is a very long, but well worth reading, web-comic by The Oatmeal (of course). It’s honest, funny, and covers quite a bit of ground. Well done.

1. Bill Clinton Finally Just Shows America His Penis


Man… finally. At this rate we were starting to think it would 4 more years. (Disclaimer: This in an article from The Onion. That means it’s not real, in case you were not aware.)


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