That Awkward Moment of the Day: A Homecoming Queen Candidate Wants Nirvana to Record a Greeting for Her

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Yesterday, Seattle-based record label Sub Pop shared a letter on their Tumblr blog that had reportedly come from a Virginia Tech student, asking the singer of Nirvana if "she" would appear in a video to be shown during Homecoming Week along with members of the Ying Yang Twins, Slightly Stoopid and some NFL stars. According to the post, Sub Pop staff members dressed up like Nirvana and recorded a forthcoming response. Could this be an elaborate prank? Sub Pop

There Are 38 New Emoji Coming Next Year - but Still No Taco in Sight

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The Unicode Consortium responsible for standardizing text characters and emoji across different platforms recently announced that they'll be unleashing a new batch of characters for 2016. You can see some of the highlights above from Yahoo, including the much-requested "selfie" and "bacon" emoji.

The elephant in the room, however, is the lack of a taco emoji. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO EXPRESS TACO BELL REGRET, UNICODE CONSORTIUM? You expect me to use my words like an Actual Human Being? That's gosh-dang absurd and you know it.

If you're curious the emoji subcommittee (again a Real Thing and not something we just made up) has some explanations for their selections. Otherwise, here's a list of what's the come in 2016:

Face with cowboy hat
Clown face
Nauseated face
Rolling on the floor laughing
Drooling face
Lying face
“Call me” hand
Selfie
Raised back of hand
Left-facing fist
Right-facing fist
Handshake
Hand with first and index finger crossed
Pregnant woman
Face palm
Shrug
Man dancing
Prince
Man in tuxedo
Mother Christmas
Wilted flower
Scooter
Motor scooter
Octagonal sign
Clinking glasses
Black heart
Croissant
Avocado
Cucumber
Bacon
Potato
Carrot
Fox face
Eagle
Duck
Bat
Shark
Owl