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This man’s bizarre meltdown after a woman rejected him online will scare the crap out of you
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When Buzzfeed writer Grace Spelman was a teenager, she was a huge Harry Potter fan. She was also a fan of Mugglecast, a popular Harry Potter podcast, going so far as to add one of the podcast’s hosts, Benjamin Schoen, as a friend on Facebook.

But when Schoen purportedly reached out to her years later with the following tweets, she wasn’t prepared for his utter inability to handle polite rejection.

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Kids and parents, smile and cheer — for a new book from Dr. Seuss will soon be here!
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They found his new book in a box. They didn’t find it with a fox.

On July 28, Random House will release a new book from Theodor Geisel, better known as beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, who passed away in 1991 at the age of 87.

That book, titled What Pet Should I Get?, is a big event for Random House, which is planning an initial run of one million copies. More

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‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Killed That Little Boy’ and Other Rejected Maya Angelou Stamps
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This week, late author and cultural goddess Maya Angelou was honored with a U.S. Forever postage stamp. Featured prominently on the stamp is a lovely photograph of Angelou and a quotation, that, whoopsie, turned out to be written by fellow author Joan Walsh Anglund. What, there’s no fact-checking at the U.S. Postal Service? More

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Boston Internet Artist Creates ‘Harry Potter’ Sorting Hat Twitter Bot
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All Harry Potter fans wait for the Hogwarts acceptance letter that they will never receive and dream of the house they want to join. You can hope to be part of Gryffindor all you want, but the choice belongs to the Sorting Hat. Now, instead of traveling the long journey to magic school, Muggles everywhere can consult a Twitter bot that will decide for you.
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