#1: Those are malamutes, not huskies.
#1: Those are malamutes, not huskies.
I am Japanese/English on my mother’s side, Oglala Sioux/Western European mix on my father’s side, I have red hair, and I was born and raised in Alaska without any Native Alaskan blood. I am so sick of hearing, “What are you?” After I tell people, the response is usually, “But you don’t look like that.” I once had a stranger ask me what I was, and after hearing my response, he said, “But your eyes aren’t…you know…” He proceeded to pull on the corners of his eyelids, because it’s still 1910 and totally acceptable to do that. My sister once had someone tell her she looks Guatemalanese *sigh/facepalm*.
The Up drawing made me laugh so hard, I feel like a bad person.
You realize you do have the option of NOT clicking on the link, right?
Am I alone in my desire to see the advent of some anti-rape wear for men? Penis cages, anyone?
The sad thing about #21 is that under current USDA guidelines, potatoes are considered a vegetable rather than a starch/carbohydrate. According to the guidelines, it also doesn’t matter how you prepare the potatoes, hence fries = vegetable.
Letting your daughter dress up like a Disney Princess should not be considered a bad thing. If a boy wanted to dress up like a Disney Princess, we’d be falling all over ourselves about how progressive and joyous that is. Being smug about about children’s Halloween costumes makes you a douche. It’s empowering YOU, not your child. Most of these kids are the age where they’re probably still eating their own boogers, so I’m pretty sure the message of empowerment is being lost on them.
How about “Albuquerque Journal Publishes Notice in Response to Breaking Bad Finale” or something along those lines? Accompanied by a generic Breaking Bad picture. I would’ve known not to click on that, jerks. This was unnecessary and either lazy or a-holesque.
Stupid. I have worked in corporate law offices where dozens of attorneys and support staff would have been in violation of these “professional” guidelines. I hope for their sake, Abercrombie employees are eventually able to find jobs that don’t try to destroy all traces of individuality.
My boyfriend read this, sat in silence for a few minutes, then looked over at me and asked in complete seriousness, “So I’ve raped you multiple times?” He was genuinely distressed. Technically, we’ve both raped each other multiple times. This is a grey area of the law. Drunk people cannot give consent. We are all taught that even in a monogamous relationship, if your partner has sex with you without your consent, that is rape. By the legal definition, if you and your significant other get drunk together and then have sex, that is rape. But who is being raped? Both of you?
I heard all of these (and more) from my own mother. Oddly enough, I have never weighed enough to be considered medically obese, just overweight. On the other hand, my mother has been obese for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school, she used to scream at me to exercise more because she wasn’t as fat as I was until AFTER she got married. I would never find a man looking the way I did. I was 5’10” and a size 12 for most of high school. I did have some unhealthy habits, but that was not the way to help me remedy them. I’m a smaller size now, but the multitude of horrendous things she used to say to me still ring in my ears on almost a daily basis. Maybe she was trying to prevent me from turning into her, but that wasn’t the best way to go about doing it. In general, strangers have been much kinder, with a couple of notable exceptions. Recently, a work acquaintance that I hadn’t seen in about six months asked me if I am pregnant. Wtf?! Yes, I have gained a few pounds recently, but do I have a big pregnant belly? No. Also, f**k you with something hard and sandpapery, you rude S.O.B. Of course that just made me want to go home and eat my feelings while sobbing in bed. Another incident occurred when I was in college. I was shopping at a Banana Republic and was asking a sales associate to help me find my size in a stack of pants (a size 6 at the time). A young girl nearby, probably about 13, said something along the lines of, “I don’t like it in here, this is a fat people store.” Hearing this, I turned my head to look at the girl, and then HER MOTHER looked me dead in the eye and smirked. Surprisingly, the associate noticed this interaction and told them to leave the store. Didn’t stop me from being wicked depressed for a few weeks after that though…
The Shorse is going to be the subject of the next SyFy channel movie…
I worked retail for years while I was putting myself through school. What a miserable experience. I had multiple supervisors tell me I had a knack for dealing with people like this ghastly woman. Consequently, I usually ended up working on weekday mornings and had to put up with stay-at-home moms screaming in my face on a daily basis. By the time I started working my current non-retail job, I had completely lost my faith in humanity. As a result, I go out of my way to intervene when I see another customer acting like this towards some unfortunate, underappreciated, underpaid associate. If I see you behaving like this screeching banshee, I will interrupt you in the middle of your tirade, look you in the eye, and tell you off. I don’t work for whatever company it is, so I don’t have to censor my behavior towards you. It’s usually something along the lines of, “You are interacting with another human being. He/she deserves to be treated with basic manners and respect. You are also making the other customers very uncomfortable.” I swear, 9 times out of 10, it completely embarrasses the shit out of them and totally deflates their rage.
It would be nice if you posted the credits for some of these photos. I’m sure some of these photographers would love to know that their work is being used on a website with such a large audience. #22 looks like the Survival Suit Race from the annual Crab Festival in Kodiak, my hometown. And now I’m terribly homesick :( As we Kodiakian expats are fond of saying, “You can’t escape the Motherland.”
I’m a paralegal, so yes, I do know what Good Samaritan laws are. It would appear you are confused as to what they actually entail. I suggest you look it up before you try using it as a point of debate again. To quickly summarize, here’s a standard Tort Law 101 definition: Good Samaritan laws offer protection to people who assist those that are injured, in danger, incapacitated, etc. The protections are intended to reduce a bystander’s hesitation to help for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional injury or wrongful death. Granted, I don’t know what the Good Samaritan laws are in Florida, but I guarantee you there is no state in the union that prosecutes people for not helping and waiting for trained professionals to arrive.
Personal feelings about George Zimmerman aside, that’s actually a really reckless thing to do. If anyone in the SUV had been injured, he could have exacerbated their injuries by moving them. Scenarios like this have frequently resulted in personal injury torts against the “rescuer.” That’s why it’s always best to wait for the trained medical personnel to get there. You can let them know help is on the way and comfort them verbally as best you can, but do not touch them.
I used to work for a small, local business that had this exact same problem with Yelp. We actually believe it was the same disgruntled customer that created multiple accounts and posted several negative reviews to our page. We in turn posted a sign near our cash registers that said, “Review us on Yelp!” Nothing more. We had at least a dozen regular customers tell us they wrote reviews that were never posted. The owner contact Yelp and was told he would have to sign a 12-month advertising contract with them if he wanted the positive reviews to be posted. They also told him he could sign a 24-month contract and they would take down the negative reviews! That’s one reason why I refuse to rely on Yelp for information. They’ve also been about 7/8 wrong when it comes to accurately reviewing businesses in this area. I would’ve passed up some great local restaurants and boutiques if I actually believed Yelp reviews. One of my favorite Yelp reviews of a nearby Thai restaurant stated something along the lines of, “When my food came, I changed my mind and ordered something else and it took them 10 minutes to get it to me!” And that reviewer gave them one star. These are the brilliant users of Yelp…
It’s hilarious that the ousting of Paula Deen is the event to finally get a significant number of people to rail against Smithfield. It’s fine if their products are produced in unsanitary environments, their livestock is hideously mistreated, and their employees have made allegations of human rights violations in regards to the working conditions. But get rid of the Butter Queen? UNJUST!
Someone needs to slap the sh*t out of that kid.
“You look like Joan Cusack. Wanna bang?” A) Wait, what? I look nothing like Joan Cusack, and years later I’m still trying to decide whether or not it’s actually a compliment. B) Yuck, no.
Had a guy invite me to a comedy show that was in a neighboring city and would take us about an hour to drive to. He then insisted that I drive. I don’t know why I didn’t just end it there. He ended up being “that guy” at the show. The one that has to clap too long, laugh too loudly, and make “witty” comments in an attempt to engage with the comedian. On the drive home, he told me he had HERPES and asked if I was ok with that. At least he was being honest? Ugh.
I hate to say it, but some of these could land you in serious legal trouble. Without scrolling through the entire list again, the one with the woman spray painting the car stands out. That is vandalism, and she was dumb enough to have pictures taken of her doing it. Believe me, I understand the urge for revenge, but is it really worth it if you end up doing jail time or paying huge fines?
Dumped by my boyfriend of two years (and he had been a friend for most of my life) two months after my father died. The boyfriend had multiple reasons, which he considered very legitimate. 1) He couldn’t deal with me being sad anymore. 2) He had a crush on another girl and he couldn’t go on with me knowing that they could have had something. He came crawling back three weeks later. I punched him in the face and we haven’t spoken since then.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska is an Independent, notaRepublican. She lost the Republican primary and ran asawrite-in Independent candidate instead.