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Claire Danes crying -- the supercut

(Video link) Claire Danes has been crying her whole entire career, and it usually gets her all kinds of trips to award shows. But when all of her crying scenes are strung together into a supercut, you'll realize that crying not only made her career -- it might actually be her career. Girl cries like it's an Olympic sport! Do you think she trains for it? Is this the real reason she hawks eyelash lengtheners? Is Latisse really steroids for crying? Are her tear ducts insured? How does she get her chin to do that hummingbird thing? Could her sobs be signed to the UFC and fight Ronda Rousey? Let's face facts: Claire Danes' cry-face is the new Chuck Norris. (via Hello Giggles)

The little 747 who dared to dream

Do they still make children's books with sad endings? Like The Velveteen Rabbit? Because I think I've got a doozy here.

It's all about a 747 who loves to fly. It's what she was built to do and it's what she does best. For years, she soars through the skies, ferrying cargo and, possibly, some nondescript men in nice suits. (Or maybe not. Depends on when she went into service.) But through it all, the little 747 just wants to spend as much time as she can aloft, among the clouds, where she belongs.

But then, one day, the nondescript men in nice suits tell her that it's time she retire. They take her to a place in the desert and leave her there, with lots of other retired planes who've given up and are slowly falling apart. Other men come and they take her engines. Then they take all the beautiful buttons and switches from cockpit. The other planes tell her that, soon, men will come with saws to cut away parts of her fuselage. But the little 747 never breaks. They can take her apart, bit by bit, but they can't take away her dreams. And still, sometimes, in the boneyard, she tries to take to the skies just one last time.

Seriously. Somebody call the Newberry committee.

And bring me a hanky.

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Thanks to Andrew Balfour for the video, and to Shahv Press for the background on Southern Air.