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.
NYC Restaurant Eliminates Tips for Servers
Have you ever gone to a restaurant and agonized over how much of a tip to leave? Well, an eatery in New York City has decided to save you the trouble by completely eliminating tips and paying staff salary plus benefits instead.
Veteran Reporter Has Emotional Breakdown While Covering Oklahoma Tornado
Dozens of people including children were killed after a massive tornado tore a swath of destruction through an area outside Oklahoma City yesterday. In fact, it was such a terrible scene that local KFOR reporter Lance West broke down while reporting the news.
Mom Puts Three-Year-Old Son Up for Adoption on Craigslist
Craigslist is a great resource for meeting people and buying and selling almost anything. But when it comes to giving away children, there are probably better ways. That didn't stop a Texas woman from offering her three-year-old for adoption on the service, however.
Second Grade Teacher Allegedly Taped Students’ Mouths Shut
Sure, kids can be a handful sometimes, but a second grade teacher in Colorado may have taken things too far when she allegedly taped the mouths of 28 students shut because they were being noisy.
Watch a 12-Year-Old Totally Bust a Cop for Illegal Parking
At one point or another, we've all witnessed cops ignoring parking rules, but a 12-year-old boy named Jeremy Drew actually decided to do something about it. And, he got it all on tape. Way to go kid! Maybe there's a future for you in internal affairs.
The 10 Funniest Celebrity Meltdowns Caught on Tape (NSFW)
Let's face it -- as much as we identify with celebrities, we don't really know them. That's why public meltdowns, where they show their peevish, arrogant and sometimes crazy sides, are so darned fascinating. When this happens, our perception of celebs can change forever. Think about it -- will you ever be able to watch 'Braveheart' again without recalling Mel Gibson's racist rants? We think not. R
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.
Fortune-Telling Camel Predicts Ravens Will Win Super Bowl
After Teddy the talking porcupine correctly predicted the winner of the 2012 Super Bowl, we decided never to scoff at a fortune-telling animal again. So, when we heard that a clairvoyant camel had peered into the future and determined the winner of this year's game, we were all ears.
Is This Really a Photo of an Alien in the Woods in Texas?
Maybe we're just hypersensitive to this sort of thing, but it seems like UFO reports have been pouring in lately. After the possible appearance of UFOs in Google Street View and in the skies over San Francisco and Brooklyn, a man claims to have snapped a photographed of a "Grey" alien in the woods of Texas.
New Poll Shows Americans Hate Congress Even More than Nickelback
It's no surprise that Congress' approval numbers have dropped significantly since the fiscal cliff debacle. But what's surprising is exactly how unpopular the legislative body has become. To put things in perspective, Congress is currently more unpopular than even the much-hated rock band Nickelback. Now that's saying something.
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 first place.
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.