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Emerald Catron has written for Asylum, Lemondrop, MyDaily and Daily Fill. She is one half of rap duo Dem Shortybooz and is a comedic performer around NYC. Follow her on Twitter @emeraldcatron
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Band Kid Has the Best Reaction Ever to Breaking Cymbal

Playing the crash cymbals for the 'Star Spangled Banner' in your school band is kind of a big deal. It's definitely the most dramatic part of the song, and it only gets more dramatic when one of the cymbals breaks. What does one do when such a nightmare occurs? Take a cue from this kid who handled the situation like a bawse.

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16 Breathtaking Photos of Ladybugs

Continuing our unofficial "Stop Being Afraid of Insects" series, here are 16 pictures of ladybugs. Granted, most people aren't afraid of ladybugs, but they've probably never seen that video of a ladybug taking off in super-slow motion. Or had a house infested with them. They can be pretty disturbing when they're part of a throbbing ladybug mass. But not like this. This is adorable.

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Morning News Anchor Pulls ‘Anchorman’-Style Prompter Prank

One Today Show reporter in Australia had a real Ron Burgundy moment. It seems Roz Kelly will also read anything that's on the teleprompter. Fortunately, her co-anchor Karl Stefanovic didn't put an F-bomb in there like Veronica Corningstone, but he did get her to imply that she enjoys the "cookies" in Amsterdam.

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Naked Painting of Bea Arthur Selling for $2 Million

Maybe 'Airheads' is your favorite movie. Maybe you really loved 'Maude' and 'The Golden Girls.' Or maybe you just love oil paintings of nude older ladies. If any of these are true, and you've got at least $2 million to spare, this painting of Bea Arthur (note: she didn't actually pose for the painting) by artist John Currin is up for auction.

It's expected to go for $1.8-$2.5 million bucks. Here's what (most of) the whole painting looks like. 

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21 Examples of Starbucks Employees Completely Massacring Someone’s Name

If there's one thing we love about Starbucks, it's that they always give us a place to go to the bathroom. Aside from that, it's also always a good time when they mix up a customer's name. When a Hong Kong Starbucks employee thought a woman named Virginia was actually named Vagina, we laughed.

We figured why not keep the laughs coming and found some more Starbucks name fails. We also included what the original name is supposed to be, since it's not always entirely clear. You're welcome.

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