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Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
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Co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the 70s and 80s," and "The Totally Sweet 90s," journalist, mom
Co-author of "Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes and Trends of the 70s and 80s," and "The Totally Sweet 90s," journalist, mom

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You might have seen this "shark stepping on a Lego" tweet. I spoke to the original photographer, who lost a leg to a shark, and the guy who captioned it. (The photographer loves the caption and has no issues with his photo being used.) I feel like this meme got shared everywhere, but have yet to see another reporter dig down into where it came from.



Here's what I wrote today:

1) Internet agrees: Buzz Aldrin has the best #firstsevenjobs ever
http://www.cnet.com/news/to-no-ones-surprise-buzz-aldrin-has-the-best-firstsevenjobs-ever/

2) Sorry 'Stranger Things' fans, electricity isn't monster-powered
http://www.cnet.com/news/real-department-of-energy-speaks-out-on-stranger-things/

3) Now let us never speak of that horrifying Lucille Ball statue again
http://www.cnet.com/news/now-let-us-never-speak-of-horrifying-lucille-ball-statue-again/

4) Turn it up, Westeros! 'Game of Thrones' concert tour on the way
http://www.cnet.com/news/turn-it-up-westeros-game-of-thrones-concert-tour-is-coming/

5) Game over for fans of Nintendo Power online archives
http://www.cnet.com/news/hella-cool-trip-for-90s-kids-old-issues-of-nintendo-power-magazine-are-online/

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The plant Jamesbondia is found in the Caribbean, courting women who emerge from the surf in knife-bedecked bikinis.

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Wrote about Ian Ziering in the "Sharknado 4" Star Wars-themed poster, treatin' sharks like they're Alderaan.

http://www.cnet.com/news/sharknado-turns-to-the-shark-side-with-star-wars-style-poster/

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KFC has chicken-flavored nail polish, and some marketing guy in Hong Kong got to put that on his performance review. I wrote about it for my new gig at CNET.

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Ellen DeGeneres seems like a great boss, until Halloween.

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Retro candies you can still buy. OF COURSE I would be the one to write this story.

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Conan O'Brien is funny, but Madeleine Albright (or whoever tweets for her) is right up there with him.

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Had a blast writing this story about the Baxter Skeletons of South Carolina.

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Lorde's "Royals" banned from SF radio. KC apparently still playing They Might be Giants songs...
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