I'm not sure what it takes to qualify as an American Hero these days, but this kid deserves to be considered for the title, at least. A national holiday named in his honor wouldn't be out of line, either -- I think we can all go a day without mail if it means we get to celebrate the the bravery and quick-thinking of Broken Cymbal Kid.

I'm voting Broken Cymbal Kid/Grumpy Cat in 2016!


Liana Maeby grew up in Los Angeles and it has made her just as terrible as you'd expect. A graduate of USC's film school, she previously worked as an editor for Crushable.com, and has written for publications like Interview and The Village Voice. Her first book, a satirical work entitled "Earl Can Hurl (You Can Hurl Too)" written when she was eight, remains unpublished.