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today is a google holiday, hooray!

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Today’s Google Holiday: Um, crop circles? National Geographic has no explanation for this, so neither do I. Ohmygod guys it’s a mystery, JUST LIKE REAL CROP CIRCLES.

What I was Googling: Technically, nothing. I was busy all day and of course was Googling things because how else do people find things, and the Google Holiday was TAUNTING me, but I had no time to post. Here I am, though! Here to tell you that I have no idea what this Holiday means. Google why you gotta be so mysterious?

INSTANT UPDATE: Christian Science Monitor has more ideas. Maybe this is a teaser for something Google is launching soon? Maybe it’s related to that new Dan Brown book? I bet Patrick Swayze could have explained it to us.

[Posted by Mallory]

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patrick swayze has died at 57.

WAHHH Patrick Swayze died!

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Patrick Swayze, of Dirty Dancing and Ghost fame, is dead at 57 after a battle with pancreatic cancer:

“Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were given.

Accounts show that Swayze was optimistic and maintained as normal of a life as possible while he was sick, though he recognized what he was up against:

Swayze said he opted not to use painkilling drugs while making “The Beast” because they would have taken the edge off his performance. He acknowledged that time might be running out given the grim nature of the disease.

When he first went public with the illness, some reports gave him only weeks to live, but his doctor said his situation was “considerably more optimistic” than that.

“I’d say five years is pretty wishful thinking,” Swayze told ABC’s Barbara Walters in early 2009. “Two years seems likely if you’re going to believe statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I’d better get a fire under it.”

You’ll be missed, Mr. Swayze. Thanks for everything, but especially for this:

I don’t know about you guys, but I plan to honor Patrick Swayze’s life by having “Time of My Life” stuck in my head for the next month or so. 2:28 and on…ICONIC. What a scene.

[Posted by Mallory]

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