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News, comics and other curiosities, lovingly updated by GoComics throughout the day.Tuesday, September 18, 2018
The Day The Music Exploded • 2 months ago
Today marks the anniversary of one of the most insane cultural events of the late 20th century. We are of course talking about "Disco Demolition Night," which happened on July 12, 1979 between games of a doubleheader at Chicago's old Comiskey Park. The promotional event was the brainchild of two Chicago disc jockeys, and involved blowing up a dumpster filled with disco records in the outfield. Amazingly, things got out of control, fans stormed the field, and 39 people were arrested. While Disco Demolition Night didn't "kill" disco, it was a clear sign people were sick of the genre, and disco soon became (and remains) a national joke.
Surprise Proposal at The Emmys • about 1 hour ago
Director Glenn Weiss was onstage accepting an Emmy for a variety special, when he popped the question to longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen. Apparently, it was a complete surprise to everyone in the audience and behind the scenes, but after it was revealed the couple had been together for 10 years, it’s likely Jan had brought up the topic before.
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A New 'Doonesbury' Book About Trump • about 2 hours ago
Today marks the release of #SAD!: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump, which chronicles the shocking election victory, and the tumultuous eternity of our president's first 500 days in office. Featuring Doonesbury Sunday cartoons selected from the past three years, #SAD provides a precise (some may describe it as "sad") depiction of President Trump's behavior, including his reported affection for "Fox and Friends."
To order your copy of #SAD, click here!
Cheeseburger Day: That Collective Groan is the Nation's Arteries • about 3 hours ago
The best thing about National Cheeseburger Day? You can get sweet deals on burgers at some of your favorite restaurants! The worst thing? Nothing, unless you think it’s possible to be too weird with your cheeseburger – but we think that's impossible!
P.S. – Poorly Drawn Lines creator Reza Farazmand will live stream his drawing process on Twitter starting today at 4:30 p.m. EST.
Stormy Daniels Releases Tell-All Book • about 4 hours ago
If you see “Toad” and “Mario Kart” trending today, it’s not because Nintendo released a new video game. Stormy Daniels is publishing her tell-all memoir and, according to Buzzfeed, the book includes some, um, personal details about the president. As if talking mushrooms weren’t gross enough.
Target Doesn't Want You to Know About ***** • about 5 hours ago
According to Publisher’s Weekly, Target has been censoring words in its online product descriptions of some books. For instance, the word “transgender” was replaced with asterisks in one book description. Those looking for a fun read about asterisks were probably surprised the most.