Dying author pens heartbreaking dating profile for husband

How sweet!

An author fighting ovarian cancer who may not have long to live has offered up her husband in a tear-jerking essay: “If you’re looking for a dreamy, let’s-go-for-it travel companion, Jason is your man.”

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“He is a sharp dresser,” Rosenthal wrote. “Our young adult sons, Justin and Miles, often borrow his clothes. Those who know him – or just happen to glance down at the gap between his dress slacks and dress shoes – know that he has a flair for fabulous socks. He is fit and enjoys keeping in shape.”

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“I have never been on Tinder, Bumble or eHarmony, but I’m going to create a general profile for Jason right here, based on my experience of coexisting in the same house with him for, like, 9,490 days,” she wrote.

Her husband is a lawyer and excellent cook who paints in his spare time, she wrote. He loves listening to music, and showed up at their first pregnancy ultrasound with flowers.

Obituary for Yogi Bear

This is great:

“Take it with a grin of salt.” Sad news from the woods: “Yes, the Associated Press This Morning Announced the Death of ‘Yogi Bear,'” by Rick Chandler, SportsGrid, September 23, 2015.

David T. Wright offers an obituary:

Yogi Bear, 1949-2015

Yogi Bear, beloved cartoon character, died today after a long illness due to complications from liver disease. Best known for his iconic television show aimed at children, Bear had a checkered career with numerous ups and downs.

Bear began his career working as a stage hand and occasional extra for Walt Disney Studios and later Warner Brothers Cartoons. His fortunes took an upturn when a talent scout for the new Hanna Barbera studio caught Bear’s standup act at a Sunset Strip nightclub in the early 1950s.

His career exploded, but the long, grueling hours and athletic demands of cartoon work took a toll on his physical and emotional well-being, leading to problems with substance abuse and gambling. He hit bottom in the early 1970s as his performance style fell from favor, losing his hilltop mansion and for a time sleeping in $10-a-night dives on skid row. However, he managed to revive his fortunes somewhat in the 1980s by making public-service television advertisements for the U.S. Forest Service, leading to appearances on talk shows and, ultimately, a stint on “Hollywood Squares.”

Bear’s long-time partner and collaborator, Boo-Boo, is expected to attend the funeral on leave from a rehabilitation facility. The two became estranged in the 1990s after Boo-Boo turned state’s evidence against Yogi after a dispute over the division of the proceeds from hijacked picnic baskets, resulting in charges that led to a stint in prison for Bear. Boo-Boo later brought and won a palimony suit at a trial that was marked by accusations of physical and sexual abuse, infidelity, and honey addiction. The two recently reconciled and produced the short-lived reality television show “Bears in the Woods,” but the magic was gone.