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.
‘Hashtag’ Is 2012’s Word of the Year
Hashtags may have originated on Twitter, but the popular internet shorthand has since spread to Facebook and even everyday speech. And now, "hashtag" has been declared the 2012 word of the year by the American Dialect Society. #waytogohashtag
Cat Caught Trying to Smuggle Contraband into Prison
Generally, it's impossible to get cats to do anything on command, let alone smuggle contraband. But a kitty in Brazil was recently detained for attempting to sneak nearly a dozen items into a prison in the northeastern town of Arapiraca.
Unemployed Couple Visits Disneyland Every Day for a Year
While the rest of the unemployed masses dutifully send out resumes, a California couple decided on a different strategy instead and went to Disneyland every day for a year. And what did they get for this achievement? A free night in the Dream Suite, a luxury apartment located in the park's New …
Sister Accidentally Shoots and Kills Brother While Posing for Facebook Photo
In a tragic example of why guns, alcohol and social media don't mix, a woman accidentally shot and killed her brother while posing for a Facebook photo early in the morning on New Year's Day.
Has Bigfoot Actually Been Captured?
After that hoax out of Russia, we swore we'd never be duped by a faked Bigfoot capture again. But a recent report, which comes from an organization called the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center, could be the news that Yeti believers have been waiting for.
School Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student
Given the time of year, you might think that helping the needy would be encouraged. But that's not what happened when 60-year-old school cafeteria worker Dianne Brame gave free lunches to a student who couldn't afford them. Instead, she was fired.
Barefoot Homeless Man in Viral Photo Isn’t Really Homeless, Officials Say
The story behind the inspirational viral photo of a NYPD police officer giving a pair of expensive boots to a barefoot homeless man continues to unfold. Earlier this week, we learned that Jeffrey Hillman was no longer wearing the boots for fear of his life and now it's come out that he isn&apos…
Homeless Man in Viral Photo Says Fancy Boots Could Cost Him His Life
By now you've seen the heartwarming viral photo of NYPD officer Lawrence DiPrimo offering an expensive pair of boots to a barefoot homeless man named Jeffrey Hillman. Over the weekend, the New York Times tracked Hillman down and found that he was no longer wearing the $100 Skechers.