MS Paint to be phased out, though reports of its death are slightly exaggerated.
...I love that video ("Can we... can we thin out the line? Can we make the line thinner-" "-No" "...Ok")
Old school Paint did one thing better than almost all of its peers, and almost every program today even, in that the the mouse pointer was actually the brush you were about to paint with. Between that and not having to worry about anti-aliasing, it was pretty cool for pixel art. (And then there are some folks who use it as an actual art tool apparently in a pixel by pixel way)
That said there was a revamp of it that made me like it a bit less than the original.
NY Times and The Case for Cursing. The paradox is the strength of the cussing relies on it being generally taboo. It is cooler to save it for special occasions, I think. Give a hoot, don't dilute!