The 4th of July is the opposite of other holidays like Christmas or Halloween where there’s a lot expected of you. You’re expected to buy presents, or you’re expected to have a snazzy costume. The 4th of July only asks that you show up and get totally relaxed. It’s an [sic] big eating holiday, but unlike Thanksgiving, the most complicated cooking involved is placing a burger onto the grill and then taking it off the grill.
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I’m a huge fan of the Craigslist best-of list. For the uninitiated, Craigslist readers can vote for the best posts on the site, whether it’s an amusing rant, a creative furniture ad, or a sappy story. Some are great, some are not. I present, without further ado, my best-of best-of list:
- The aww, that’s cute but sucks award
- The that’s incredibly gross but hilarious award (bonus points for toilet humor)
- The best meta-advice post award
- The aww that’s so sweet and sappy award
- Honorable mention, aww that’s so sweet and sappy award
- The cool-prof award
- The awesome furniture sale anthropomorphisation award
- Honorable mention: short but sweet
If US Congress was more like Taiwan’s Parliament, I think many more people would be interested in politics.
From The Examiner:
Lots of schools are vying for the “most emphatic rejection” prize. Cornell is leading the race, informing students in consecutive sentences that the electronic rejection they are reading will be confirmed in a follow-up letter that will make the rejection official. We don’t want you. Get it? We really don’t want you. The “snuff out all hopes” double rejection strategy appears to be colleges’ latest attempt to improve their U.S. News & World Report selectivity rating. Two rejections for the price of one. What tipped the scale in Cornell’s favor is that they even include an invitation for you to visit their Web site to get information about applying to transfer to Cornell after your freshman year, so they can reject you again.
Awesome. Absolutely awesome. My alma mater never stops entertaining me.