In the week after his death, a casualty assistance officer sat at my kitchen table and asked if I would like to be notified if the military found partial remains, the pieces of my husband’s body that might be recovered from the crash site after his funeral. Outside a late-autumn storm was building and the air in the room was damp. The officer passed a form across the table and handed me a ballpoint pen, and I realized that this was war. Not the talk of strategy or politics, munitions or taxation; not the discussions on fiscal costs or boots on the ground jingoism. But a life disassembled, pieces trickling in over time. — A wife remembers her husband killed in Iraq in 2006.
The real victims of marijuana prohibition aren’t stoners who won’t live up to their full potential, it’s the tens of thousands of young men and women thrown into jail for smoking weed. — Sorry David Brooks.
you want ME to shovel the snow?
Be lazy today, loves. Super lazy.
The Weather Channel is trying to call the coming winter storm “Hercules,” but this is what it makes us think of…
Also, if it’s snowing where you are, send us a photo! Email attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Friday y’all!
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There’s a Duck Dynasty joke in here somewhere, but does the world really need another Duck Dynasty joke?
Artoo is pleased to announce the launch of our official Tumblr! We promise there won’t be any cat videos… except maybe a nexu or two.
This is what I would probably end up having my R2D2/Artoo do for me tbh.
In Rachel’s statement to police, she reportedly fingered Shelia as the mastermind in the stabbing and told them that they’d attacked Skylar after counting to three.
West Virginia Heathers: Was Skylar Neese murdered by her best friends?
Guys, we did it. We got a ton of Beyonce gifs on the site.
Need a last-minute gift for a reader in your life? Or maybe feel like you’ll need some quiet time over the break?
Either way, you’ll want to check out our aggregated “Best Books of 2013” list!
Going home for the holidays? Want to kind-of-sort-of “improve yourself” via New Year’s Resolutions, but without any dramatic ultimatums?
These 3 apps will help you sleep better, feel great, and eat well.
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WHAT HAS HE DONE NOW?
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