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Laughing To Keep From Crying of the Day

Comedian Eugene Mirman (of Delocated/Bob’s Burgers fame) reads aloud a full page ad he recently ran in New York Press and elsewhere excoriating Time Warner Cable for being the worst.

Funtivity: Replace “Time Warner Cable” with the cable company of your choice and the crux of his message magically remains relevant.

Background starts @ 3:13; letter recital starts @ 4:38.

OMG! Adorbz of the Day

Little Miles panics a bit after losing his brand new camera during a sled ride.

Awwwwlarity ensues.

Rhetorical Question of the Day

Testifying at yesterday’s hearing on a proposed same-sex marriage ban, Minnesota state Rep. Steve Simon (DFL-Hopkins/St. Louis Park) asked his colleagues to ponder the possibility that God may just be A-OK with gay people. “How many more gay people does God have to create,” Simon inquired, “before we ask ourselves whether or not God actually wants them around?”

Sadly, Rep. Simon’s words fell on deaf ears, and the House Civil Law Committee voted 10-7 along party lines to move the bill forward.

Meanwhile, In West Virginia of the Day

A self-described “hillbilly” celebrates Osama bin Laden’s death by riding around in an ATV shouting “USA!” while waving a flag and shooting a gun.

This is why we can’t have nice global public opinion poll figures.

Movie Trailer of the Day

First official trailer for Jesse Peretz’s Sundace-screened dramedy Our Idiot Brother.

The film, which stars Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Rashida Jones, and Steve Coogan, is scheduled to hit theaters August 26.

Secret Passage of the Day

McMills Construction approached Beausoleil Architects for help installing a garage in the bottom floor of a property on Oak Street in San Francisco’s Upper Haight district in order to maximize the tenant’s rent.

By hiding the space behind a retractable facade indistinguishable from the rest of the historic Victorian apartment house, they were able to avoid running afoul of the city planning department strict appearance codes.

Check out the “garage door” in action below:

Snappy Answer of the Day

Noticiero Univision anchor Jorge Ramos asks President Obama if he has his own computer, receives the only possible response.

Cunning Lingoist of the Day

To be honest, I don’t know much about Dutch culture. But I’m 99% sure this word has never been the correct response to any question on any game show in any country.

(sNSFW, wrong answer.)

Follow Up of the Day [UPDATED]

Despite releasing a statement earlier this week saying they would not go after the vehemently bigoted Westboro Baptist Church, it appears Anonymous has decided that the WBC’s continued heckling warranted a warning, and infiltrated their website this morning (during a live radio interview on the The David Pakman Show between Westboro spokeswoman Shirley Phelps-Roper and an Anonymous member, no less) to post this message on its homepage.

The site has since been brought down, but the delightful defacement has been preserved.

OMG! Adorbz of the Day

The single most aw-inducing toddler Taekwondo match you will witness today, guaranteed.

Urban Improv of the Day

As promised, not-a-single-f*ck-giver Rémi Gaillard takes to the streets dressed as Mario for another authority-challenging round of Mario Kart IRL.

(No turtles were harmed during the making of this video.)

Lights Out

John Williams’s “Theme from Jurassic Park,” slowed down to 1/10th its original speed.

Life-Altering Cereal Box of the Day

Fulton Innovation demonstrates its revolutionary “intelligent cereal box,” which uses metallic-ink-based circuitry to animate the packaging, as well as communicate with nearby computers (to determine expiration info, etc.).

Hacked to display porn in 5… 4…

Future Darwin Award Recipient of the Day

Some intrepid soul used kerosene and a birthday candle attached to a wire to turn a water gun into a flamethrower so you don’t have to.

(Seriously: DO NOT.)