Since when is “black” a language?
Since when is “black” a language?
Wow, the Leo gifts suck.
Oh, right. I was missing the part where their comment section sucks at putting pictures with things (I have no idea who the heck Natasha Lyonne is). Carry on.
Am I missing something? Both of them look perfectly fine to me.
“It’s been hundreds of years since people of Hispanic descent began living in the US. There are large populations of Spanish speakers in all parts of the country. These people have done much to enrich the culture of the US. Many have found fame in the humanities, art, music, politics, literature, science, and more. This section generally presents a famous person who has done something important. Now it’s your turn. Search the web for Hispanic people who are important to the history of the US. Make a list of at least five people and explain why they are important.” Rough translation, since anything not in English seems to be getting the “wut” tag.
You would need a large enough house to have the space to spare for it, which many people don’t (I say as I look sadly around my apartment).
And #1 because it doesn’t take any more material than a regular lid, #5 and #16 because they’re just regular bags with a particular string placement, #7 and #28 because they’re just normal containers with a punch-out, #23 because that’s actually less packaging than normal, and #24 because it’s about the same amount of packaging as normal. I’m not sure about #27 because it depends on the material it’s made of and the amount of it, but I doubt it’s much worse than the normal containers and it might possibly be better.
I do believe that the point is to eat them all. If you only want a couple chips, the regular tube is fine (unless you’re one of the unfortunate people who can’t fit their hand into them). The point of that particular “innovation” is that it turns into a bowl, and people put chips into bowls when they want to eat a bowl-sized amount of them, or to serve at a gathering of some sort. There aren’t meant to be any left over.
If you constantly forget, maybe, but forgetting once in awhile isn’t terribly hard to do. Dogs typically scarf their food down in an instant, so it’d be pretty easy to have those moments of, “I thought you did it,” “No, I thought you did,” because it’s not like there’s any way to tell whether the dog’s been fed or not once the food is gone (besides begging, but some dogs don’t do that and others start begging again immediately after they get done eating). Plus, it can sometimes be hard to remember if you’ve done things that have become habits. Surely you’ve had moments where, say, you were mid-shower and had to pause and remember if you’ve washed your hair yet, because it’s something you do all the time without even thinking about it. Feeding a dog multiple times a day, every day, for years would become pretty habitual, as well, so it makes sense that once day you might go, “I know I fed the dog at 4:30, but was that today or am I just remembering it because I do it every day?” (I’m not saying I’ve done this, I’m just saying I can see how it would happen. The problem we had at my house when I was a kid is that once in awhile the dog would get fed twice because someone wasn’t sure if they’d already fed him, or because they didn’t know somebody else had already done it. We typically erred on the side of possibly giving him too much food than not feeding him at all, so I don’t think we ever forgot.)
#10 looks pretty cool
Your explanation for that first one actually makes complete sense. I didn’t think of that.
Well yeah, but if they graduated in 2009, they would have started high school in 2005.
At my school, Abercrombie, Hollister, American Eagle, and Aeropostale were practically the uniform. Polos weren’t super popular, though, other than among a select few (and athletes on game days, but that was a requirement). I didn’t even realize TRL was still on in 2005, so I’m going to agree with you there.
I’m not sure I’ve ever met anyone who used Xanga. Everyone at my high school used MySpace (and switched to Facebook around my senior year, 2007-2008). And yes, there were a lot of wanna-be thugs then. I lived in a rural area and half the boys in my class tried to be “gangsta.” Yeah, sorry, that doesn’t work.
Only the TI-83 Plus (apparently) and the TI-84. If you/your school had regular TI-83s or TI-82s, like mine did, they didn’t have games. Also, they have school editions of the TI-84s now, which if I remember right don’t have games on them. They’re also school bus yellow.
The last (and basically only) time I was in a chat room was 1999, and my family got our first cell phone (not me, mind you, because I was 10 and this was before kids had them) in 2000 or 2001. There is also an episode of the 80s sitcom Step By Step involving one of the kids getting a cell phone.
Really? I don’t know about popped collars because I always thought they looked dumb, but ripped jeans were popular where I lived in about 2001.
I went to high school in a small town, and 2005 is about when people in my school started getting cell phones.
I’m a little surprised by the debate over stuffing in the Facebook comments. I’ve never even heard of making stuffing with stock of any kind. My family just uses butter (or margarine). We do cook it in the turkey, but it’s not hard to leave some out and cook it separately (sometimes we do that anyway because we made too much). I have no idea what it’d taste like with stock, but ours is amazing so I don’t really care, either. I was going to say nothing we have would be vegan because everything besides the turkey has butter, but we use margarine most of the time so I actually thing everything besides the turkey, potatoes, and pumpkin pie (evaporated milk) would be. It’s almost too bad we don’t have any vegetarians to accommodate. I feel kind of bad for all the vegetarians whose families can’t even be bothered to make them anything. Clearly it’s not even remotely difficult, considering I just realized the majority of my family’s Thanksgiving meal is inadvertently vegetarian. Non-vegetarian vegetables is pretty strange, anyway. I don’t know why you would do that.
Just a guess…wouldn’t live musicians be more expensive than a DJ? Weddings are obnoxiously expensive as is.
My issues with this post (that have not been mentioned already, that I’ve seen): 1. Skills my grandparents had? I’m not sure if you’re trying to imply that they’re dead or that they no longer have these skills, but you’re wrong either way. 2. “plus the local movie theater number (how else were they supposed to know when movies were playing?)” Movie showtimes are listed in the newspaper. I’m also pretty sure that if you go really far back, people just went to the theater and watched whatever was playing next. 3. “It used to be you weren’t anybody until you were ‘in’ the phone book.” You have to pay to not be listed in the phone book, and even if you didn’t, you still have to request it. 4. As far as I know, even 50 years ago the only people who knew how to tie multiple knots were either in the military, in scouts, or boaters (or knot enthusiasts?). 5. You list “knowing how to raise crops and livestock” but then talk about hunting and butchering deer…you do realize those are entirely different things, right? Also, I grew up in a small town. Most people hunted. In fact, hunting season starts in like two weeks, and I can pretty much guarantee my Facebook will be filled with hunting stories and, if it’s anything like last year, pictures of dead deer. 6. Not really an issue with the specifics of this list so much as the generalizations, but I just found it interesting that while my grandpa can, in fact, do basically everything on this list (though it occurs to me that I have no idea if he can dance; also, his handwriting is only decent if he’s trying), my grandma can’t sew (at least not well), tie multiple knots, raise livestock (she grew up in a city, why would she know that?), hunt (since that’s implied in the previous point), or do anything more than jump start a car or check the oil(as far as I know, though she might be able to change a tire). Forget the generalizing that I can’t do these things, you’re not even right that my grandparents can. And before anyone says I’m taking it too seriously or anything…I actually found it amusing that you (and Reddit, apparently) obviously have no idea what you’re talking about, and it was fun to point that out.
I don’t think you’re even remotely a failure as a human being if you can’t tie multiple knots, raise livestock, dance, or sew (though sewing is certainly a useful skill to know, but it’s sort of hard to pick up if you don’t have someone to teach you). If you need to write checks, you probably know how. If you don’t, why would you need to (and it only takes a 30 second search if you ever do)? And when and why would I ever need to know how to raise cattle? I don’t live on a farm, and I’m never going to. Fun fact: The only reason people don’t have numbers memorized now is because they don’t dial them. If you dial a number enough times, it starts to stick. This isn’t a lost skill in any way—our memories work exactly the same as they always have—it’s just not needed in that particular manner anymore. But everyone I know has their social security number memorized, and most parents I know have their kids’ memorized, so clearly we’re still more than capable of remember numbers.
Sheetz is so much better than Wawa, it’s not even funny. Where I live now, there’s only a Wawa, and it’s depressing. They’re okay, and their drink selection is decent (they, unlike Sheetz, have actual milkshakes), but the food selection isn’t very good and the quality is mediocre. It’s terribly inconsistent. One day you can get a sandwich and it’ll be pretty good, but the next you can get the same sandwich and it’ll be half as thick, twice as messy, put together wrong (as in, the top only half covering the bottom), and missing an ingredient on half of it. I’ve never had that happen at Sheetz. Plus, Sheetz has that whole donut flavor of the month thing, whereas Wawa has like 3 kinds of donuts and they all look sort of sad and stale. Uh. Yeah. Anyway, it seems silly to me that “Kennywood’s open” would be something that was difficult to understand, but for anyone who doesn’t know, it’s an amusement park. For the southerners, amusements parks close during the winter in the north because it’s too cold. And for #10, no one ever seems to realize just how big PA is (it’s far from the biggest state, but most of the bigger states have a lot fewer people).
I figured by “normal people” they meant non-gamers, but I thought it’d mean people who play video games sometimes but aren’t among those lining up for a PS4 on launch day. I’m not certain what the point of asking people who basically don’t play games at all is. That’s less what they think of the PS4 and more what they think of video games in general.
It’s interesting how many of the best episodes (and how few of the worst) were written and/or directed by Whedon himself. I’d never paid any attention to who did which episodes before, but it seems the show was at its strongest when he was the writer/director.
Er…and just where exactly do you think Genesis takes place? The Hebrews weren’t exactly European.
At my school, we had some classes where we were required to cover the books (usually the ones with really old textbooks, since they only get new ones every 10 years). I never used brown paper, though. I always bought covers, usually Book Sox because they were reusable. We never really had paper bags, and I could never quite figure out how to make a cover out of them anyway (I also never really bothered to try, because I didn’t want all my books to be the same color).
You mean how it’s shaped exactly like a normal pretzel, just thicker so it’s grown together a little bit?
Where I lived, at least 5 of these were over by 2001, some (Tiffany’s) never happened at all, and nobody started wearing yoga pants until I was in college (2008) and people still wear them all the time. Also, I loved stick on earrings when I was 4…in 1994…but that’s only because I wasn’t allowed to get my ears pierced. And pretty much everyone wears eyeliner on top on bottom? I think the dated version is just doing so thickly, a la Avril Lavigne.
#19 is pretty much not possible unless you live in a big city. What exactly are you supposed to do in a small town, drive an hour to get someplace you haven’t been? Knock on random people’s doors and ask them to let you in so you can see their house? Sure, there’s probably places you haven’t been, but no more than a couple dozen of them within a half hour’s drive. There’s no way you could go someplace new every day.
I still don’t see the appeal of sweet potato fries. It’s nice that places offer them, I guess, but they have nothing on real fries.
Blah blah blah how dare the internet not be entirely American… Actually, I found it really interesting how much was similar to the US. So what if there are some different stores and TV shows? The basic cultural stuff was actually pretty much identical. Though a lot of this stuff does seem to be from the very beginning of the 2000s. Seems like it should’ve included more later 2000s stuff.
Definitely. Every time, people try to tell me how great it is that I look young and how much I should appreciate it, but I get sick of being asked what grade I’m going into when I’ve already graduated from college. On the plus side, I think I’ve finally reached looking like I belong in high school instead of middle school (not that being a college student who looks 12 wasn’t fun…), but that’s only a plus side when there are no teenagers around who look older than me.
I don’t recall having any issues on airplanes, but my feet often don’t reach the floor in movie theaters. It makes me feel like a little kid, which might not be so bad if I didn’t look 10 years younger than I am, but I do so I find it extra annoying (I’m an adult, damn it, let me feel like one).
I’d rather be stuck with the same bed than have to get a new one because I can’t fit on mine anymore. And what about college, where getting a new bed isn’t an option? My boyfriend’s brother is about 6’3”, so he was just plain out of luck in the dorm bed (and probably any bed, really).
So if the work is too easy and causes a child to be bored, and they do what every child does when they’re bored, you don’t want to hear about it? I’m sorry, but if you’re perfectly happy with a child just biding their time in school 7 hours a day not learning anything, you probably shouldn’t be teaching. There should be some way for them to be engaged, even if the material you’re teaching is too easy for them. Otherwise, it’s just a waste of everyone’s time. I realize there may not be a whole lot you can do, but even just being aware is a good start. As for letting kids use the bathroom, just realize that any kid who has an accident will be teased mercilessly by their peers. For older kids, it’s important to remember too that sometimes girls will have to leave class to go the bathroom, either because they got their period unexpectedly or because they need to deal with it quickly. That’s not something you or they can control. As a side note, I liked the way my school did hall passes in middle school. Each student had their own, individual pass (it was an empty grid that teachers wrote the time in and then signed). That way, if a student asked to leave during 2nd period, the teacher could look at it before signing it and see they’d already left during 1st period. It was easy to tell who was leaving class for the third time that semester versus who left four times a day. If someone is leaving multiple times nearly every day, there’s either a medical issue that needs addressed or they’re just leaving class. They also had a rule (thought not all teachers enforced it) that if you didn’t have your pass, you couldn’t leave (you could get a new one from the office, so you weren’t stuck for the rest of the year if you lost it). Sometimes students would borrow other kids’ passes, but for the most part it worked really well.
When I was in high school, some of the schools we played sports against were a few hours away thanks to weird policy changes in the region. Other than football, most sports had games during the week, so there were times when the team wouldn’t get home until well after midnight on a school night. A rumor started somehow that you could miss a half day if that happened and it would count as an excused absence, so most people wouldn’t show up until 11 or 12 the next day. Eventually, the principal had to make an announcement that, no, you were not excused and you were expected to show up at 8:00 regardless of what time you got home the night before. I personally never thought it was fair to force them to get only a few hours of sleep (true, playing was usually their choice—though some kids’ parents made them—but there’s a difference), but missing school isn’t the solution. We should never have been playing schools 3 hours away in the first place.
Just because they aren’t “disgusting” doesn’t mean it’s necessarily an appropriate costume for a child. That said, it’s certainly no less appropriate than Hannibal Lecter, even with our weird “violence is perfectly fine, but heaven forbid children ever see or hear anything about sex” attitude.
And then growing up and realizing that Kaylee on Firefly is Becca from Flash Forward. That was weird. I remember thinking the website for So Weird was awesome, how it was modeled for what Fi actually used on the show and was a lot darker in tone than the rest of the Disney Channel website. And don’t forget The Jersey!
Incorrect. It only happens if you’re sexually active, if you have medical issues (not having started your period by 16, incredibly painful periods, heavy or irregular periods, etc.), if your parents decide they want you to go in case you’re having sex or to put you on birth control in case you decide to start having sex, or if your doctor recommends it (which some will start doing at 18). I knew a few girls in high school whose moms dragged them to the gynecologist for no apparent reason. There were probably more, but I only know about the ones who complained about it.