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[Content note for: homophobia, police brutality]

Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter has been linked to salmonella infections that have sickened 29 people in 18 states.

Headline of the Day: "Romney Blames Obama for His Campaign Challenges." LOLOLOLOLOL!!! Good lord. This guy. What a fucking dildobrain.

A Houston police officer shot and killed a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair Saturday inside a group home after the double amputee threatened the officer with a pen.

Hey, queers, guess what? The Pope thinks you're defective. That Pope guy doesn't seem like a very nice person.

Just to be clear: Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy spoke with Mike Huckabee last week and assured him that nothing has changed about his restaurant chain's bigoted ways.

Intel has said it could no longer fund Boy Scouts of America troops that follow the bigoted policy barring gay troops and leaders. (Boy Scout troops and councils that reject the BSA's policy would still be eligible for Intel's funding.)

The Baltimore Book Festival is this weekend. Neat! Enjoy some: author appearances and book signings, cooking demos by celebrity chefs, poetry readings and workshops, panel discussions, live music, and a delicious variety of food, beer and wine. If you see me there, say hi, but please, no autographs.

In 1851 Charles Dickens wrote to a bookbinder with a list of imitation book-backs to be created specially for his bookshelves. See the clever titles he came up with.

If someone told you Smash Mouth did a cookbook with Guy Fieri you wouldn't be surprised. Why would you be?

Is this real? I don't know: A hands-free automatic Sperm Extractor, AKA a Blowjob Machine. (Coincidentally, Blowjob Machine was my nickname in college.)

Hey, Wax Trax! fans, check out this weird commercial for a bank starring Chris Connelly.

"Oh my god, he's a freejack!" I was watching the Emilio Estevez/Mick Jagger sci-fi time-travel body-snatch epic Freejack over the weekend. It was set in the future. Know how you could tell it was the future? Jesus Jones was playing in a nightclub. Very realistic!

This is pretty much the cutest thing ever: Mechanical Kitty Coin Bank. Watch the video!

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