Someone has a future career as a lobbyist…
Someone has a future career as a lobbyist…
A family called 911 for a wha… oh, wait, this was in Portland? …yeah, that makes sense.
A thousand times YES! My name is Erickson Adam. Not Adam Erickson. Not Eric Adams. ERICKSON. F*#@KING. ADAM. 33 goddamn years on this planet, and I’ve never once filled out an official document and not had the person receiving it assume that I don’t know my own damn name, even when I draw big conspicuous circles around the “First Name” and “Last Name” labels. I’ve missed flights, been issued licenses I can’t use, had mortgages delayed… all because people assume I’m too dumb to know how to fill out my own name on a form.
Funny, cause to them, it’s “get off my phone, I need to use the Internet.”
Still shocked and disgusted at this. Although if you’re looking for a silver lining, if there was ever a time to get shot in the leg, it’d have to be when you’re REALLY stoned…
-1 for the “line thou shalt not cross” concept… but, +1 for owning up to and apologizing for the spelling and grammatical errors. I really appreciate when people understand writing in a public forum (even BuzzFeed), needn’t be written in LOLCat.
What I find deeply troubling here has nothing to do with the Onion, Quvenzhané Wallis, or the “C-Word” - it’s how willing so many people are to get behind the concept of censorship as soon as the speech is something that offends them. Free speech means all speech, people - there is no “line that you just don’t cross”. Yes, people will occasionally say some stupid, ignorant, and offensive things. The Westboro Baptist “Church” has made a career out of it. The best thing you can do is not to scream, and panic, and demand takedowns, apologies, and censorship, it’s to write off the comment as ignorant and go about your day.
Q: “Why do atheists celebrate Christmas?”
A: “Have you ever tried NOT celebrating Christmas?”
Idunno… he seems to have accomplished pissing YOU off pretty well…
It’s fascinating how the mudslinging starts as soon as someone insinuates that Obama may have continued certain Bush-era policies. True, there’s a bit of cherry-picking here (and the items listed are waaaaay far from the worst things Bush ever did), but by and large, yeah, Obama has indeed made extensive use of drones, killed American citizens without trial, and failed to close Guantanamo. And while (even though I didn’t vote for him in the last election), I think Obama is WORLDS more qualified to be President that Bush was (then again, a drunk hamster is more qualified to be president than Bush was), it might do Democrats and Republicans some good to consider the fact that “their guy” might not be the saint that they think he is.
As an avid supporter of marijuana legalization and vehement defender of first amendment rights, I’m absolutely appalled by this. The man is either an Andy Kaufman level genius, or he’s gone full on, Michael Jackson crazy. Goofy B.S. about overdosing on cannabis aside, stuff like this is why so many people fight legalization - they don’t see responsible adults making their own informed decisions, they see clowns like this guy endangering children.
Yeah, that would be the Queen… OF ENGLAND! You know, that country that my fore-bearers (and probably yours) gave up their LIVES so as to NOT care about who is Queen over there? I’m not trying to be snarky to you specifically - this is a pet peeve of mine. Caring about the British Royal family is barely relevant if you’re English. If you’re American, it’s downright offensive. At least Tom Hanks has contributed something to American arts & culture. I’ll take him over the Queen of England any day.
Yeah, cause if anyone knows how to take a joke, it’d be the Taliban.
Ah, the late 40s… when smoking was so cool that you even did it in your headshot.
I love Arthur and PBS, but the Backstreet Boys have no business being in the same sentence as “Rock ‘N’ Roll”.
I’m so glad to hear I’m not the only one who totally loses their mind when people use this argument. I get that people are dumb, but I just can’t get over this one. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just a big Christian trolling conspiracy to make anyone who’s ever spent more than 30 seconds in a science class completely freak out. For the record: religious zealots - we did not evolve from monkeys. No one has ever claimed we evolved from monkeys. Arguing that evolution can’t be real because we didn’t evolve from monkeys is like arguing that umbrellas keep you dry because you like jam on toast: it makes no fucking sense, and you sound like an idiot saying it.
My takeaway from this post: Bill Nye really needs to grow a beard.
Irony, thy name is Karl Rove.
I’m way more excited about the presidential election. I’m not a pothead - I just don’t understand the massive amount of effort and money wasted in this country on locking adults up for doing something in the privacy of their own homes that doesn’t hurt anyone. If anything makes me want to move to Oregon or Washington, it’s that their citizens are the first in the nation to demonstrate basic common sense.
I think the real message here is that history always tends to judge harshly those who would stand against freedom and equality for all. Perhaps more people today should consider what they will look like to future generations.