Wednesday, April 26, 2017

MSN quick links of the week



MY ICE CREAM, MY HAND SPATULA




SUGAR RAY LEONARD LOOKS MAD DIFFERENT, SON

MUST BE THE DIABETES (?)




"I'VE LOST MY BELOVED CLASS RING"

"DID YOU LOOK IN THE COUCH"

"YES"

"WELL ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO DO-- CALL THE NEWS"

(SIX MONTHS OF NEWS STORIES ON KOAT ALBUQUERQUE)

"OH HOLD UP ACTUALLY IT WAS IN THE COUCH, MY BAD"




SAMESIES




BECOME A GLADIATOR

KILL EVERYONE

EARN THE RESPECT OF ROME

GET AN AUDIENCE WITH THE UNJUST KING WHO STOLE YOUR THRONE AND MURDERED YOUR FAMILY

ASK HIM TO RESET YOUR PASSWORD




I FEEL LIKE GOATS IN GENERAL ARE FINALLY HAVING THEIR MOMENT IN THE SUN

I CAN'T EVEN FRONT, GOATS ARE THE BEST




WOW I FEEL BAD FOR WHOEVER HAD TO WHITTLE DOWN SO MANY MEMORABLE OPTIONS




"WE SHOULD WRITE AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE PARTS OF VIDEO GAMES THAT EVERYONE GETS STUCK AT"

"GREAT IDEA, WE'LL CALL IT 'TOP TIMES OF PEOPLE GETTING STUCK PLAYING VIDEO GAMES AT THESE PARTS'"

"NO HOW ABOUT, 'STUCK MUCH? TOP 10 VIDEO GAME TIMES WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING BUT YOU CAN'T GET PAST THE PART ... BECAUSE YOU'RE STUCK'"

"'HELP, I'M STUCK! VIDEO GAME PARTS THAT MAKE YA' SAY 'HMMM, TOP 10'"

"'TOP 10 STUCKS FOR VIDEO GAMES WHEN PEOPLE ARE PLAYING THEM'"

"'EVER PLAY A VIDEO GAME AND GET STUCK? WE RANKED THE TOP 10 TIMES THAT HAPPENED TO YOU, RANKED'"

"BY THE WAY WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS ARTICLE"

"SO THAT PEOPLE WHO PLAY VIDEO GAMES WILL READ IT AND BE LIKE OH YEAH, I GET STUCK THERE TOO"

" ... ... ... "

"THEN WHAT"

"THEN WE CONTINUE OUR SLOW MARCH TOWARD DEATH"

Friday, April 07, 2017

MSN quick links of the week


WHAT THE HELL ARE THESE PHOTOSHOPPED HEADS

HOW HARD IS IT TO FIND A LEGITIMATE STOCK PHOTO OF TWO OLDIES DRINKING CHAMPAGNE IN A HOT TUB

I MEAN C'MON

HONEST QUESTION THO: WHEN OLDIES ARE DRINKING CHAMPAGNE IN A HOT TUB, ARE THEY TOASTING TO HOW THEY AVERTED MEDIGAP PLAN F

IF SO, THAT IS GANGSTA




OH NO NOT AGAIN

NOW WHO IS *THAT* GUY

HE LOOKS LIKE JOHN LEGEND MIXED WITH KID FROM KID N’ PLAY

AND HE DEFINITELY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH DISRUPTING A $200 BILLION SOMETHING




THIS ONE FEELS LIKE IT’S BEEN PLANTED TO SEE IF I’LL BITE

I WILL NOT BE TROLLED

MOVING ON



OH WOW WHO’S THAT HANDSOME FELLA

I WANT TO BUY WHATEVER HE IS SELLING




NOT CARRYING PLASTIC STORAGE BINS DOWN CITY STREETS WHILE WEARING FLORAL PANTS IS RULE NO. 1 OF GOOD MANNERS

THIS BITCH THO ... SMH




I DON'T KNOW ANY OF THESE WORDS




1) "SECRETS YOU DON'T KNOW" IS REDUNDANT

2) THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING YOU CAN TELL ME ABOUT DENNY'S THAT I DON'T ALREADY KNOW, FAM




"WHAT SHOULD WE TITLE THE TEASER FOR THIS ARTICLE ABOUT THE PARROT THAT DOES THE BEST IMPRESSIONS"

"HOW ABOUT 'THIS PARROT DOES THE BEST IMPRESSIONS!'"

"DO YOU THINK THAT'S TOO SUBTLE, WILL PEOPLE CLICK"

PARROT: AAAWK "DO YOU THINK THAT'S TOO SUBTLE, WILL PEOPLE CLICK" AAWK

"OMG"

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Rubin Sandwich


Here are some observations from another outstanding social media community group posting that undermines the intended purpose of social media community groups:
  • "Rubin"
  • "Rubin Sandwich." Neither needs to be capitalized. The is the least of my issues with this, but not not an issue.
  • The subject of this post did not disappoint. It was definitely about a reuben sandwich (or, more specifically, a Rubin Sandwich). When I first saw it pop up I thought, This can't actually be about a reuben sandwich. But it was.
  • Ask a social media community group where to get a reuben sandwich > search Yelp or sites that are more specifically geared to retrieve information about reuben, and other, sandwiches
  • Question for Shirley: Does it have to be a good reuben sandwich? Because if not, I could make you a reuben sandwich. I mean, I won't, but I could.
  • Arby's left? In this scenario Arby's is like some mom and pop sandwich shop (eg. Mom & Pop's Sandwich Shoppe) which met an untimely demise thanks to gentrification and millennials' lack of appreciation for reuben sandwiches. What the hell is that all about? It's Arby's! Even if one Arby's actually did leave under the cover of night, I'm sure there's another one like 1.7 miles away. Because, again, it's Arby's. I've never noticed, but I probably pass 14 Arby's on my way to work. They have the meats!
  • Could you imagine having a husband who is pestering you about finding him a reuben sandwich via social media neighborhood groups? This is the epitome of laziness. Even a 1950s-era misogynistic, borderline abusive husband would look at this situation and be like, "Find your own dang reuben ya' big slob."
  • Husband: Any news on the reuben sandwi- Shirley: DAMMIT FRANK I ASKED OK? IT'S ALL I CAN DO, IF SOMEONE RESPONDS I'LL LET YOU KNOW, IN THE MEANTIME THE WHOPPER DELUXE WILL HAVE TO DO, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO TELL YOU.
  • The thing is-- and this is crazy, I know, but 100 percent true-- in the past two weeks I discovered that a local restaurant serves an outstanding grouper reuben sandwich. For someone like me, who doesn't eat meat but who used to love a good reuben, this has been a God-send, and I've had it twice since. This, of course, would make me uniquely qualified to respond to Shirley's question. But I did not, because this whole thing is nuts and I am not being dragged into a conversation about reuben sandwiches with a stranger. Can you even imagine?
  • Now, blogging about it? Completely normal.

Monday, April 03, 2017

April Fools from school

Our oldest daughter had a school project related to April Fools' Day. The assignment: "Write about a time you tricked someone. Then, draw a picture." Let's check in.





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Strong start. There are few things our daughter loves to do more than draw. If I were to list her favorite things, “drawing” would be top three, easy. Except, apparently, when it’s part of an actual school activity. When confronted with the question of why she didn’t draw a picture, she said that she did but it’s, uh, invisible, a claim as true as the story that follows. In her defense, trying to capture this story in picture form would have been … difficult.


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on April Fools day me and my sister went into the bathroom   When the toilet seat was down and put it up and when my mom and dad went to the bathroom they fell in the toilet and when my mom called us we came and she punished us for a week then two days later she realizes that it was april Fools day.

This story has more glaring plot holes than it does massive toilet holes. For one thing, it assumes that my wife and I use the same toilet at the same time. If that were the case, which it’s not (unless you count this), you’d think at least one of us would have realized the toilet seat was up prior to sitting down:

“Good luck going to the bathroom, Babe, I love youooOOO STOP, THE SEAT IS UP” (reaches out to save her, but it’s too late)

Finally, this story—is it even worth mentioning that the teacher was expecting a true story? No, right? I won’t mention it—assumes that falling into the toilet is a descent into a dark abyss. Something like a well, I guess. Baby Jessica scenario. In which case, how did my wife call the girls and punish them? Did they help us out of the toilet well or nah? Why did it take my wife two days to realize this event happened on April Fools' Day? And did that realization quell her anger and reduce the punishment? Like, Oh dang, you kids got me. Here I am getting upset in this dark well of sewage from which I cannot emerge, but I didn't realize it was April Fools' Day when we fell down here. The only emotion I am feeling now is respect and admiration for my clever children. So many questions.

Thank goodness this wasn't one of the school projects the teacher hangs inside the classroom or, worse, outside the classroom on the hallway walls. We had parent-teacher conferences a few weeks ago and we cringed when we saw our daughters' artwork hanging for all to see, as we're never quite sure what they've managed to produce. "MY FAVORAT FOOD IS DOG POOP HA HA HA UNDERWARE UNDERWARE (picture of dog poop wearing underwear)" Anyway, my biggest takeaway from this project—other than the fact that our girls are very weird and, in combination with other instances which I'll refrain from detailing here, mildly obsessed with toilets—was that our daughter does not know the difference between a trick and a terrible prank. So that's our next parenting lesson. Once someone helps us out of this toilet.