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Stickwick Stapers

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Stickwick Stapers has written 234 posts for Army Of Awesome People

7 Crappy Holidays In January

I’ve always felt that January sucks as a month. After the holiday-filled month of December, January seems to be a let-down.  This year, I did some research, and indeed there are a number of little-known holidays within January.  Unfortunately, they all suck too.  Here’s why: National Volunteer Blood Donor Month – This terrifies me, in … Continue reading

10 problems with the first draft of the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” TV Special

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” has been a TV Christmas classic for the past 47 years.  It is one of the longest running holiday specials, but as you are about to see, the show almost never got the approval needed to make it to air.  Just in time for the holidays, we got our hands on … Continue reading

8 Clues The Post Office Used The Wrong Statue Of Liberty On Its Stamps

The U.S. Postal service today is admitting an embarrassing error. In its Liberty series, instead of depicting the real Statue of Liberty, the stamp depicts a Las Vegas replica. Here are 8 clues that allowed the experts to finally recognize their mistake: – The real Statue of Liberty’s tablet does not read ‘Viva Las Vegas’ … Continue reading

Army Of Awesome People Turns 2

In 2011, when Army of Awesome People was launched, the world was a very different place. The internet was a relatively unexplored world, reserved almost exclusively for millionaires, rocket scientists and spies. Our mission then was simple: Save the endangered Red Nile Hippo. Flash forward two years and I’m ashamed to say our mission failed. … Continue reading

The Very First Thanksgiving, Or So Is My Understanding

“Land ho!” That shout, a welcome relief for the passengers of the Mayflower, after months at sea. “Onward ho!” shouted General George Washington. “Oh, you want us to keep heading towards the land? You don’t want us to turn around and head back to England?” the ship’s Captain asked, sarcastically. “Absolutely not!” Washington, not yet able to recognize … Continue reading

9 Excuses from the lion-killer lady

Melissa Bachman, a Minnesota-based TV host and hunting star sparked outrage a few days ago when she posted the this picture of herself, posing with a lion she had just shot and killed in South Africa.  The photo has gone viral and inspired a global petition to have Bachman banned from the country.  Bachman, not backing … Continue reading

Objects In The Mirror Are Deadlier Than They Appear

“Objects in mirror are closer than they appear,” Mark read, standing with his face only one inch away from his own image.  He paused to reflect, “Well they don’t get much closer than this.” “Don’t they?” the face in the mirror replied. Mark took a step back to realize that it wasn’t a mirror he was … Continue reading

The Halloween When I Was Chased By The Headless Horseman

I’ll never forget the Halloween when I was chased by the Headless Horseman. He finally tackled me at the 30 yard line. “Who is this guy?!” our quarterback Pete yelled at the refs.  “Illegal substitution!” Apparently the Headless Horseman didn’t like Pete’s argument because he grabbed Pete by the facemask and drew his sword.  Yellow … Continue reading

The Time I Really Offended The Blair Witch

Perhaps my most terrifying investigation took place as my partner and I were looking into the disappearance of three young filmmakers who went missing while shooting a documentary on the legend of the Blair Witch.  After months of no leads, hikers had stumbled upon the trio’s video tape.  Its contents were horrifying. “I don’t know how much more … Continue reading

Studio Rejects My ‘Gravity’ Pitch

With the film ‘Gravity’ getting great reviews at the box office this weekend, I can’t help but feel a little bittersweet.  You see, I was originally set to write this film.  However, as you can see from the below notes on my script, studio executives were anything but pleased with my work. p.2 – There aren’t … Continue reading

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