RIP Sears Portrait Studio, Top Amazing Brain Facts, & Your Kids Belong to the Collective?
Posted 4/8/2013 3:00:00 PM

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President Obama proposed a $100 million mission to begin mapping the activity in the human brain. But in the meantime, let's look at what we already know . . . with the Top Amazing Facts About the Human Brain.

President Obama wants to map it because it has nothing to do with effectively running the country.

Most of it erodes every time you watch a Michael Bay movie.

If you shove a screwdriver far enough up your nose, you'll stimulate the section of it that makes you do stupid things.

It's repeatedly traumatized during football games, according to everyone BUT the NFL. Without one, the human body ceases to function.

Which is why Gary Busey defies the scientific community.

That adorable kid from "Jerry Maguire" still obsesses over how much it weighs. Well, that and collecting unemployment.

You can keep it sharp by pondering brainteasers like, "Why does anyone listen to Maroon 5?"

Lindsay Lohan's is currently floating in a pool of Ketel One.

In men, it is also referred to as "the penis."

There is not a single one in existence that can explain why the Kardashians are famous.

The temporal lobe controls speech, the occipital lobe controls vision, and the frontal lobe controls your thoughts about Ryan Gosling so you can actually get some work done.

Mine brain strong good.

Estrogen can promote better memory. Which is why she remembers EVERY mistake you've ever made, fellas.

It's a major source of protein for zombies.

Located right behind the frontal lobe? The Lisa Loeb.

It's the end of an era, folks . . . the Sears Portrait Studios just shut down. Modern technology has just killed your right to dress the entire family in hideous matching sweaters, and take awkward photos where you're all staring at a spot slightly off-camera . . .

The Sears Portrait Studio opened in 1959. But in the past decade, people have been buying fewer sessions and fewer photos . . . because of digital cameras, phone cameras, and cheap online photo printing.

The company that runs the Sears Portrait Studio at every Sears location is CPI Corp. They also run about 20% of the portrait studios at Walmart and Babies "R" Us . . . and they shut down both of those too. Sears says they're, quote, "exploring all options" to keep some kind of photo service alive . . . but for now, it's over.

Luckily there's still the great website Awkward Family Photos, which has a TON of the hilarious department store portraits.

Posted By: Max Foizey  

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  1. ScottL_2307 posted on 04/09/2013 09:42 AM
    Appreciate the Collectives interest in my childrens welfare, teaching them things like; They don't have the right to defend themselves, being christian makes you a member of a hate group, if you disagree with someone of color your racist ect.
    No thanks, I'll do the parenting in my house.
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