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What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?


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Etsomnia™ Volume XXVI: Individual Results May Vary

Oh, no! You're all dressed for your wedding but you just realized your bladder is full? What to do? Have no fear. WeddingWeeWee to the rescue!

Oh, no! You’re all dressed for your wedding but you just realized your bladder is full! What to do? Have no fear. Etsy to the rescue!

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. the surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.)

Has this ever happened to you?

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Weird Time for a Joke

mlkI don’t want to make light of MLK Day. It’s an important day, and it’s really important to me, but try as I might, I didn’t feel qualified to write a post about the man who has come to represent so much to so many. I understand that race relations, like most hot-button issues, are on a pendulum and are bound to swing backward once in a while. But this year, it feels like we’ve been spending more time swinging back than forward, and I worry that we are letting the great man down.

However, I didn’t want to let the day go by without acknowledging him, so here’s a joke he told on The Tonight Show in 1968. It’s very him.