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Kids dressing like KKK members and women donning burning Twin Tower Halloween costumes make us feel sad about the future of mankind.

But this photo makes us feel happy - and we're not alone.

First posted on Reddit, the image depicts a subway passenger fast asleep on the shoulder of a stranger sitting next to him on the Q Line in Brooklyn.

After the compassionate gesture went viral this week, the nice man on the right was identified as Isaac Theil. And he told Tablet Magazine why he was content to be used as a human pillow.

Stranger Sleeps on Subway Passenger

"I simply remembered the times my own head would bop on someone’s shoulder because I was so tired after a long day," Theil said.

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Take note, idiots who dressed as the burning Twin Towers: THIS is how you celebrate Halloween!

Texas couple David and Natalie Sideserf exchanged vows late last month and then took the "Till death do us part" aspect to a new, awesomely creepy level via our favorite wedding cake of 2013.

It depicts a pair of bloody, severed heads and it was made by Natalie herself, who owns Austin bakery Sideserf Cake Studio.

"It was perfect for us," Natalie said. "Halloween [was] coming, my husband loves horror movies ... and I like sculpting humans."

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One would think this goes without saying, but people never cease to amaze these days. If you're a middle school football coach planning your team banquet?

Hooters may not be the most appropriate location. Maybe.

Randy Burbach of Corbett Middle School in Oregon thought it was perfectly fine apparently, and got fired - after he refused to change venues, no less!

The chain of events is pretty fascinating. Let's break it down:

1. Burbach planned the Hooters banquet. 2. The school got wind of this. 3. The school said hey, maybe you should move the event? 4. He did not oblige.

Oh, but it continues: 5. He got fired. 6. The event is still on!

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Elizabeth Vargas has been quietly missing in action for weeks now, and has finally issued an explanation. The 20/20 co-anchor is in rehab for alcohol abuse.

Vargas checked into rehab a few weeks ago, sources confirm, and will reportedly remain in treatment for a few weeks more to get a handle on the situation.

It's not clear if a specific incident spurred this trip.

She'll return to 20/20 when she's released, so it's unlikely there's any scandal involved. Vargas released a statement saying she suffers from addiction.

"I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol," she admitted. "And I feel fortunate to have recognized it for the problem it was becoming."

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The closing credits are about to roll for Blockbuster.

The company whose stores used to be bustling with business on all Friday and Saturday nights, will close its remaining 300 locations by early January.

It will put an end to its DVD-by-mail business, as well.

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"This is not an easy decision, yet consumer demand is clearly moving to digital distribution of video entertainment," said Joseph Clayton, CEO of Dish Network, Blockbuster's parent company. "Despite our closing of the physical distribution elements of the business, we continue to see value in the Blockbuster brand, and we expect to leverage that brand as we continue to expand our digital offerings."

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Welcome back to freedom.

With those words, the Dread Pirate Roberts himself declared Silk Road open for business once again, following the FBI raid that shut it down this fall.

Yes, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Silk Road is back up and ready to serve as your torrent-based online hookup for god only knows what.

Silk Road Marketplace

"This overhaul marks the dawn of a brand new era for hidden services," proudly wrote the DPR on Reddit, where the grand reopening was announced.

While acknowledging that the FBI shut down Silk Road, he claims its strategy do "divide, conquer and eliminate" failed and the site is fully operational.

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Portland, Maine, voters approved legalizing recreational marijuana for residents 21 and older. The measure passed with around 70 percent support Tuesday.

As such, Portland becomes the East Coast city to legalize pot.

Adult residents may now possess up to 2.5 ounces of weed.

The measure does not permit the recreational purchase or sale of marijuana, nor does it permit its use in public spaces like parks. But other than that? Legal.

"Most Portlanders, like most Americans, are fed up with our nation's failed marijuana prohibition laws," said David Boyer of the Marijuana Policy Project.

"We applaud the voters of Portland for adopting a smarter marijuana policy, and we look forward to working with city officials to ensure it is implemented."

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The world took notice when an eye-opening time-lapse video showing how an image can be so drastically changed using only Photoshop went viral last week.

Now the woman in question has been identified.

Sally Gifford Piper, the 36-year-old model in the video, and her husband Tim Piper, who directed it, spoke to ET about why they created it in 2011.

“I feel really angry about the pressure on women and the reality is that most of us don’t look like these perfect women,” Sally said of her "Body Evolution."

"I think that there needs to be a celebration of all different shapes and sizes. And we need to see more variety and I’m determined to fight for that.”

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Funeral selfies, a phenomenon real enough that there's a Tumblr blog devoted to it, show that our society may have hit a new, self-absorbed low.

A collection of strangely un-sad Instagrams, Tweets, and Facebook posts have been gathered on a Tumblr blog (naturally) called "Selfies at Funerals."

'Cause after all, no moment in life, or death, is too serious or trivial to pass without posting a rapid, vapid response - or cute pic! - on social media.

"Love my hair today. Hate why I'm dressed up #funeral," reads the caption of a self-portrait snapped by a young woman dressed in black at a funeral.

"Killin the selfie game at pop's funeral," tweeted a joyful young man mocking a piece of statuary at the service (we wish we were making that up).

Another photo on the blog of a blonde girl pouting in a pink bedroom with a "Keep Calm and Rock On" sign is titled, simply, "depressing funeral selfie."

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On Sunday, Joy Johnson became the oldest woman to finish the 2013 New York City Marathon, inspiring millions with her dedication to the event.

On Monday, this 86-year old passed away.

According to Joy's sister, the impressive runner fell and hit her head around the 20-mile mark over the weekend, yet insisted on completing the course.

The next morning, however - after being interviewed by Al Roker on the Today Show - Johnson died in her sleep. Her body was found later Monday afternoon.

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