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.
Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies at Age 86
Andre Cassagnes, the man responsible for inventing the venerable Etch A Sketch, a toy that inspired countless children ever since it was introduced in 1960, has died at age 86 in France.
Waitress Fired Over So-Called Pastor’s ‘Gave to God’ Receipt
In what seems to be a totally unfair turn of events, the waitress who posted a picture of a receipt on Reddit after being refused a tip by a pastor has been fired from her job at Applebee's.
Reporter Has the Best Response Ever to Rude Videobomber
Normally, it's pretty easy for someone to disrupt a live news report with a carefully-placed videobomb. But the annoying woman in this clip gets totally owned by a reporter who just isn't having it.
Postal Worker Retires After 44 Years Without Taking a Single Sick Day
As the famous motto goes, "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" stops dedicated postal workers. And as far as Deborah Ford is concerned, who retired from the USPS after more than four decades on the job without taking a single sick day, nothing else does either.
Mark Wahlberg Did the Local Weather Report in Philly
Luckily for Mark Wahlberg, he has a successful career as an actor to fall back on, because, as this clip from 'Good Day Philadelphia' shows, he doesn't cut it as a weatherman.
Kindly Red Robin Waiter Gives Free Meal to Expectant Mom
Christmas may have come and gone, but the spirit of giving is alive and well at Red Robin, where a pregnant woman recently got a free meal and a sweet note on her receipt from the restaurant's manager.
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 …
‘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
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.
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.