EOD Roundup: Why Are Greeting Cards So Expensive?
6:30 pm, February 14th | by Colette McIntyre
In today’s EOD roundup, we’d hate to sound like Andy Rooney, but why does a card emblazoned with a picture of Snoopy and the words “happiness is a hug from the heart” cost $5? No song, no pop-up, no ghost of Charles Schultz flying out to reward you with Peanuts anecdotes and it still costs more than your typical 40 oz? That’s unacceptable. Well, according to The Atlantic the answer is economics. [The Atlantic]
There are few things that we love more than a good Tumblr. (’90s R&B, Carson Kressley’s hair, this boy’s relationship with his french bulldog = the few things.) This week’s Tumblr obsession (Tumblession? Obsessblr?) is “Ooooh, Girl”, the “public service blog for b*tches who ain’t know how to get dressed.” It is everything it sounds like it will be and more. [Ooooh, Girl]
In their tireless pursuit of Truth, Vulture does the unthinkable and pits You’ve Got Mail against Sleepless in Seattle. Much like the Highlander, there can only be one Nora Ephron-helmed rom-com starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Who comes out on top? Spoiler alert: You’ve Got Mail. I mean, I haven’t read the article, but that’s the only correct answer, so… [Vulture]
The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs in the Xinjiang region of China include “the earliest — and some of the most graphic — depictions of copulation in the world.” If we don’t get at least one R. Kelly song that mentions how he wants to do us against the walls like the Chinese drew it on their walls and something about his “PECtoglyphs”, we’re going to be highly disappointed. [Slate]
Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) have introduced the Ruth Moore Act, a bill designed to support former soldiers who were sexually assaulted while in the military. For years, the Veterans Administraton has rejected disability claims based on military sexual trauma; the bill aims to improve the claims process and shift the burden of proof. Senator Tester and Rep. Pingree, you’re our Valentines. [The Frisky]