You Saw This Coming of the Day: NY State Launches “Text Stops” to Discourage Texting & Driving
In an effort to dissuade drivers from using the cellphones while driving, a total of 91 “text stops” have been installed across major highways in New York State where motorists can stop the car to send their text messages. The new accommodations come off the heels of a recent crackdown on texting drivers by the law enforcement, which has resulted in over 365% increase in the number of summons and tickets issued since last summer. During a press conference announcing the rest areas, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo added that the state would do everything in its power to combat the threat of distracted drivers, citing heightened penalties and new detection techniques.
You Saw This Coming of the Day: NY State Launches “Text Stops” to Discourage Texting & Driving

In an effort to dissuade drivers from using the cellphones while driving, a total of 91 “text stops” have been installed across major highways in New York State where motorists can stop the car to send their text messages. The new accommodations come off the heels of a recent crackdown on texting drivers by the law enforcement, which has resulted in over 365% increase in the number of summons and tickets issued since last summer. During a press conference announcing the rest areas, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo added that the state would do everything in its power to combat the threat of distracted drivers, citing heightened penalties and new detection techniques.

Single Topic Blog of the Day: 300 Sandwiches
The New York Post’s senior reporter Stephanie Smith’s boyfriend Eric has taken "Make Me a Sandwich" to a whole new level. After he jokingly told Smith that she was “300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring” in June 2012, Smith launched the blog 300 Sandwiches to document her journey of learning how to cook while earning wedded bliss. Today, after creating more than 176 sandwiches, Smith revealed her blog project in a column article on the New York Post, in which Eric was quoted as saying “[Men are] not complex. Just do something nice for us. Like make a sandwich.” Hat tip goes to Gawker!
Single Topic Blog of the Day: 300 Sandwiches

The New York Post’s senior reporter Stephanie Smith’s boyfriend Eric has taken "Make Me a Sandwich" to a whole new level. After he jokingly told Smith that she was “300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring” in June 2012, Smith launched the blog 300 Sandwiches to document her journey of learning how to cook while earning wedded bliss. Today, after creating more than 176 sandwiches, Smith revealed her blog project in a column article on the New York Post, in which Eric was quoted as saying “[Men are] not complex. Just do something nice for us. Like make a sandwich.” Hat tip goes to Gawker!

Kickstarter of The Day: Misery Loves Company
Actor and comedian Kevin Pollak personally reached out to The Daily What about his Kickstarter project. Here is all about the project in his own words: Hi, I’m Kevin Pollak. If you love comedy or if it’s ever made your life just a little funnier, then I need your help telling an important story. While funny people enrich all of our lives, a staggering number of comedians are truly miserable. Why do so many talented comedians who beam with life and energy on stage suffer from depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts in their private life? I’m directing a documentary called "Misery Loves Comedy" to shed light on this bizarre dichotomy. I want to let the public into the private lives and the personal stories of great comedians. So far, the comedians listed in the image above have agreed to appear on film. We’ve already shot some of these interviews and let me tell you, the conversations are incredible. However, the original 25 famous funny f**kers who agreed to talk with us have now turned into over 60, and we need more funds to finish the film. There are 24 hours left in our Kickstarter campaign, and anything you can do to promote or participate helps. Thanks everyone.
Kickstarter of The Day: Misery Loves Company

Actor and comedian Kevin Pollak personally reached out to The Daily What about his Kickstarter project. Here is all about the project in his own words: 

Hi, I’m Kevin Pollak. If you love comedy or if it’s ever made your life just a little funnier, then I need your help telling an important story. While funny people enrich all of our lives, a staggering number of comedians are truly miserable. Why do so many talented comedians who beam with life and energy on stage suffer from depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts in their private life? 

I’m directing a documentary called "Misery Loves Comedy" to shed light on this bizarre dichotomy. I want to let the public into the private lives and the personal stories of great comedians. So far, the comedians listed in the image above have agreed to appear on film. We’ve already shot some of these interviews and let me tell you, the conversations are incredible. 

However, the original 25 famous funny f**kers who agreed to talk with us have now turned into over 60, and we need more funds to finish the film. There are 24 hours left in our Kickstarter campaign, and anything you can do to promote or participate helps. Thanks everyone.

Didn’t See That Coming of the Day: @Horse_ebooks & Pronunciation Book Turn Out to be a Video Art Project

In an unexpected turn of events, BuzzFeed’s creative director Jacob Bakkila outed his himself as the voice behind the famous @Horse_ebooks Twitter spambot to launch his new art project titled “Bears Stearns Bravo,” a choose-your-own-adventure video formed in collaboration with Pronunciation Book blogger Thomas Bender. The duo held a bizarre promotional event this morning at the Fitzroy Gallery in New York City’s Lower East Side, where they sat in chairs answering phone calls while reading off sheets of paper before abruptly hanging up on the callers. The project has been in the works for the past several years, The New Yorker reports, and serves as a bittersweet endpoint for both the Pronunciation Book and @Horse_ebooks feeds.

Vine of the Day: Meet BatDad, the Most Intimidating Nice Dad Ever

After picking up a Batman mask while shopping for toys with his children, Atlanta’s father of four kids Blake Wilson has been having a lot of fun as his alter ego BatDad, a concerned parent-slash-superhero who tells his kids what to do in the iconic Batman voice of Christian Bale. In an email interview with BuzzFeed, Wilson admitted that his family were at first annoyed by his attempts at comedy on Vine, but they have since come around to embrace the BatDad character, not to mention millions of people on YouTube who’ve seen this video in the past week.

Didn’t See That Coming of the Day: Miley Cyrus Predicted Her Own Career Path Back in 2010

In this archived radio interview footage from June 2010, many years before Miley Cyrus became the Miley Cyrus we know today, the then-still teenage pop idol shares an interesting critique of celebrities going through the “innocent girl gone bad” phase during her appearance on On Air with Ryan Seacrest.

Hype Train of the Day: Waiting Outside for the iPhone 5S

In the early hours of last Friday morning, filmmaker Casey Neistat interviewed people waiting in line outside of several New York City Apple stores to pick up the latest iPhone 5S, including one group who had supposedly camped out for fifteen days.