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.
Bank Employee Falls Asleep on Keyboard, Transfers Millions to Customer
Everyone gets sleepy during work sometimes, but as a clerk in Germany recently learned, a bank transaction probably isn't the best time for a power nap. In fact, he fell asleep on his keyboard and accidentally transferred more than $295 million dollars to a customer. How come our bank never did that for us?
Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Stopped by TSA for Lightsaber-Shaped Cane
Even Wookiees, it seems, aren't immune to a shakedown by the Transportation Security Administration. On June 3, Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Han Solo's furry sidekick Chewbacca in the 'Star Wars' movies, was stopped by TSA agents after attempting to board a plane in Denver with a large cane shaped light a lightsaber.
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.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’
Any self-respecting kid who grew up during the late 1980s through the early 1990s knows 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' like the back of their hand. Origin story involving mutagenic ooze? Wise old sensei in the form of a talking bipedal rat? Arch villain bristling with a set of pointy armor? Check, check and check.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Die Hard’
When it comes to action flicks, 'Die Hard' ranks among the all-time greats. If you're anything like us, you've probably seen it so many times you can act out entire scenes in your sleep. So, there couldn't possibly be anything about the movie you didn't already know, right? Wrong. There are tons of juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits for this undeniable classic and we've gathered the best of them here
Drunk Man Pees in Cop Car, But Don’t Worry — He Was Wearing a Diaper
We're no experts, but we imagine that dealing with drunken idiots is every cop's least favorite part of the job, especially guys like the dude about at Oktoberfest, or the Seattle man who recently peed in the back of a patrol car on Sunday while being transported to jail. Hey, can you blame him? At least he was wearing a diaper at the time.
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.
Florida Man Arrested for Giving Strangers Wedgies
When you're a kid in school, doling out wedgies might land you in detention at worst. But as some 18-year-old knucklehead in Florida recently learned, its a totally different story when you're an adult.
New App Lets You Gaze 10 Years Into Your Boozy Future
If the threat of blackouts and liver failure isn't enough to turn you into a teetotaler, then this new photo app, which simulates the physical effects of alcohol abuse over a period of 10 years, just might.