By “Laurie Arnold” Two years ago, I became a Buddhist–on Facebook. Before that, my life was weighed down by the insanity of modern life. One moment I’d be concocting handmade soap recipes, only to suddenly think about the evils of capitalism and male genitalia. (My goodness, did I hate male genitalia, especially when attached to […]Read more "Rhody Voices: I’m Pretty Sure Buddha Would’ve Used Facebook"
Halloween is just around the corner. LOL RI has five easy tips to keep your little ones safe while they Tick-or-Treat: 1. Don’t mix liquors Mixing liquors accelerates drunkenness. If your child prefers vodka to gin, for example, he-or-she should stick to one hard liquor for the night. You may be thinking, “but Halloween’s on a Friday this […]Read more "5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe This Halloween"
WASHINGTON, D.C.— An annoyed President Obama refuted allegations from Rhode Islanders that he “ignored America’s most influential state” by cancelling an event at Rhode Island College (RIC) on Thursday. Obama was scheduled to appear on RIC’s campus and read “Goodnight Moon” to 1,000 of its students, pausing slowly to share the illustrations before the would-be audience. Defusing the […]Read more "Obama to Rhode Island: I’ve Got Real Problems, Okay?"
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Move over, Bill Gates and Britney Spears. Thanks to the efforts of countless no-name Rhode Islanders dumping buckets of ice water over their heads on social media, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced Tuesday a cure for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Background In recent months, the social media hashtag #ALSicebucketchallenge has seen a wave of high profile celebrities […]Read more "BREAKING: Rhode Islanders Cure ALS with Roster of Ice-Downed Nobodies"
NARRAGANSETT, R.I.— A South County teen sent shockwaves through her community Sunday, when she casually informed her circle of high school friends how much she “literally loves kale.” 17-year-old Hannah Radcliffe of Narragansett dropped the dietary bombshell at the home of classmate Juliana Gilmore. According to eyewitnesses, Radcliffe herself introduced the topic, during a routine query by […]Read more "South County Teen Wants You to Know She ‘Literally Loves’ Kale"
WARWICK, R.I. — Once again, Rhode Island finds itself in the stencils of national controversy. After Monday’s Supreme Court ruling determined Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. religiously exempt from including contraceptives in its health coverage, the company’s Warwick location announced it will offer workers a “Crafty Birth Control Kit.” The Warwick location’s manager, Richard Celeste, spoke with LOL RI about what he […]Read more "RI Hobby Lobby to Sell ‘Crafty Birth Control Kit’"
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— If you’re one of the thousands of people looking to delve into a sense of retro-laden irony by attending a show at the Columbus Theater, you may be in for an extra treat. The venue, located at 270 Broadway, will begin offering free pre-concert hot showers to ticket holders as of July. The initiative, coordinated with […]Read more "Columbus Theater to Offer Hot Showers Before Concerts"