When my little brother Joey was about six years old, he was sent to "timeout" to think about something he'd done wrong. The thing he'd done wrong that day is now lost to family history, but my father recently unearthed the drawing it produced, and I wanted to share it with you, because it is Friday and because it is hilarious-if also very, very demented.
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Welcome to Titanic Friday. It is what it sounds like-a day to talk about the 1997 Academy Award-winning film Titanic. We just watched the end of Titanic in the offices and it seems to me it would have gone over better for everyone if the Titanic had gone around the iceberg instead of hitting it.
This week marks Gawker Media's final few days as an independently owned media company. Next week Jezebel, along with the other sites in this fine network, will be sold at auction; after that, we'll continue to publish under a new owner.
Frank Ocean will allegedly release his second studio album, Boys Don't Cry, today. Many people on the internet will have opinions about it, and about Frank. But ours are the best.
In GQ this month, Claire Hoffman sits down with rapper Drake for the magazine's cover story. Drake is not a horribly interesting person, and celebrity profiling is not usually a horribly interesting craft, but Hoffman wrote a great piece.
For girls of the late 1990s and early 2000s, UConn-Tennessee was very often the only game that mattered - the ponytail Super Bowl. Then Pat Summitt screwed it all up. Emma Carmichael explains. In a kinder world, Geno 'n' Pat would be a sitcom about a bumbling male-female cop duo.
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