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.
Naked Samurai Goes on New Year’s Day Rampage
While most of us rang in the new year with a noisemaker and a drink or two, 29-year-old Coco Bennett celebrated by brandishing a samurai sword in front of police. Oh, and he was stark naked too, of course.
Hallelujah! Pope Benedict Joins Twitter
Pope Benedict XVI may be the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church with a tradition dating back more than 2,000 years, but that doesn't mean he's not up on the latest technology. In fact, the Vatican recently revealed the pope's Twitter handle and said that he'll start tweeting to followers on Dec. 12.
Overstuffed Anaconda Barfs Up an Entire Cow
Every now and then, the internet graces us with video that's intensely fascinating and unspeakably vile at the same time. You know what we're talking about -- the kind of video that's guaranteed (better or worse) to stay with you for years to come. This is one of those. Don't say we didn't warn you.
10 Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies
Over the years, Hollywood has taught us one thing -- it's easy to churn out movies based on video games, but a whole lot more difficult to make them watchable. For every semi-decent 'Resident Evil' or 'Tomb Raider' flick, there's a stinker like 'Silent Hill,' 'Doom,' 'Bloodrayne,' 'Wing Commander' and, perhaps worst of all, 'Super Mario Bros.'
Bomb Goes Off Right Next to Anderson Cooper During Live Report
As an accomplished newsman, Anderson Cooper is probably used to reporting from volatile parts of the world. But he may have gotten more than he bargained for when a bomb went off during a live report from Gaza City on Sunday.
National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees Announced, Let the Games Begin!
In a move that will delight toy lovers everywhere, the National Toy Hall of Fame announced 12 nominees for induction this year, including some of our personal faves, like the Magic 8 Ball, little green army men and 'Star Wars' action figures.
Is Beer Drinking on the Decline?
As far as we're concerned, beer is a staple like water or bread. But the recession has hit everyone hard and even beer drinkers are now cutting back on their favorite beverage. Say it ain't so!
Watch Heidi Klum and Psy Do ‘Gangnam Style’
Don't worry, kids -- 'Gangnam Style,' the infectious viral hit by Korean rapper Psy, is bound to run out of steam sooner or later, right? Wrong. Last night on the MTV EMAs, host Heidi Klum starred in a brief clip with Psy and broke out her best horsey dance.
Prepare Yourselves for Armageddon, the Strongest Beer in the World
We enjoy a cold brew as much as the next guy. But Armageddon beer, which is made by Brewmeister Brewery in Scotland and has a massive alcohol content of 65% by volume, might be too much even for us.
Florida’s ‘Mystery Monkey’ Finally Captured
After three years on the run, Florida's "Mystery Monkey of Tampa Bay," a 40-pound wild rhesus macaque, has finally been captured. Hey, what's the big deal with a rogue monkey? After all, Florida is already home to people who call 911 because of bologna sandwiches and giant eyeballs on the beach.
Real Life Ron Swanson Carves Pumpkin With a Gun
When we carve pumpkins, we generally use a knife, but they must do things a little differently in the South. For example, Tennessee resident and YouTuber Hickok45 carves his pumpkin with a Colt 1911 handgun. Why, you may ask? Because using anything else would just be plain silly.
Teen Suspended for Growing His Hair for Charity
We've seen students get suspended for violating their school's dress code before, but 17-year-old Zachary Aufderheide was actually doing it for a good cause. And yet, it got him thrown out of Canton South High School in Ohio anyway.