This is not complete without Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You.”
This is not complete without Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You.”
That’s pretty sad, yeah, but I don’t think it reflects on the laziness or lack of success of the generation. I think it reflects on our parenting. A lot of people in our generation were raised with that helicopter, my-kid-is-breakable, “Don’t mess with that because you could get hurt so let us do it,” mentality. We’re not incapable of using a drill. We have to call our dads because lot of our dads never taught us how. Mine thankfully did and I’m definitely better off for it. I AM a little troubled that apparently not knowing how to use a “real” map is a thing. They’re pretty… um, straightforward.
I’m a pretty frequent attendee of weddings right now (I’m in that “all my friends are getting married and having babies WTF” stage of life), and I wish more people would go the non-traditional route. I’ve had so many friends agonizing in particular about the walking down the aisle thing, and not even because it gives off that icky feeling of ownership. I mean, half of our generation has divorced parents and many people have step parents they love as their own or biological parents they can’t stand. Then they get hung up about the obligation to invite certain people. It’s YOUR celebration - why spend the entire planning period miserable because of the looming shadow of some tradition? You should be able to enjoy the whole process and plenty of my friends haven’t because of the traditions.
Never thought I’d need to but I moved into a new house and the previous owners had messed up the outlet for the dryer to where it didn’t work for four prongs like it was supposed to… I had to call my dad.
The thing for #6 is… called a debit card.
I’m surprised so many people are upset with this… though I agree with most of you about the phone on the table. Not cool and sends a signal that you’re waiting for a more interesting conversation. Holding up a crowded elevator to observe some antiquated concept is rude and totally different from the “Should he or shouldn’t he open the door/pull out the chair” debate, I’ve always worn white whenever I wanted, have rarely ever crossed ankles (it’s uncomfortable - I prefer to cross at the knee or just sit with them together but uncrossed), and when’s the last time any of you have been to a funeral where everyone was wearing solid black? I do partially agree with a lot of the comments about cussing at work. I’d have agreed with the list if they hadn’t used the F-bomb as an example because mild cursing doesn’t bother me (or my bosses) at work as long as it’s not all the time. If I started saying fuck and shit I’d be headed for unemployment.
I understand that it’s not done in the spirit of condescension and most men who do it are absolutely not trying to insult women, but the roots of the practice are condescending and I don’t like it personally. However, I agree that it’s not cool to get huffy and offended about it. Like you said, the guys doing it aren’t thinking about historical subjugation of women. You’re just trying to be polite and I get that. I just try to be polite back and say “Thank you, but I prefer to do that stuff myself.” And even that’s only with a new male friend or guy I’m dating (so I know we’ll be going through doors and dining together regularly)- with strangers I just say thank you and get on with my day and let him get on with his. It’s not worth the energy to get offended. (Now, specific to this list, if someone holds up a crowded elevator to let women off first then I’ll start to get irritated.)
We all have cameras in our pockets these days since they’re standard on phones now. Take a picture of them and post it on social media - keep a Facebook album or start a specific instagram account called “Catcallers of [your town/city here]”.
I’m surprised so many people are upset with this… though I agree with most of you about the phone on the table. Holding up the elevator for everyone else to observe some antiquated concept is rude, I’ve always worn white whenever I wanted, have rarely ever crossed ankles (it’s uncomfortable - I prefer to cross at the knee or just sit with them together but uncrossed), and when’s the last time any of you have been to a funeral where everyone was wearing solid black?
Fabric softener is your friend.
In that case, I’m most definitely a wino. Except the extreme cheaping out. Too many bad hangovers in college, I guess, but no more $6 bottles for me. Wish I could still drink those… my weeknights would be a lot cheaper.
Probably the first time anyone’s ever said that to her. I’m not a huge fan of Oprah but… go Oprah.
Most of these just sound like typical college… they’ll grow out of it like the rest of us did. Now, the one who thinks the US is 19 years old and the ones who left a restaurant without paying could probably use a smack across the face. And I don’t think we have to worry about the “it’s okay because my brother’s been arrested more times than me” guy ever actually running anything.
Semi-original “inspired by” film seems like a more accurate term than “adaptation” at this point… and if they’d marketed it that way I could get excited about it. I’m usually fine with changes in adapting a book to film because I do understand different mediums have to tell stories in different ways…. but this doesn’t even look like the same story.
Damn, y’all are super defensive about this “not everyone likes to go to crowded places where there are a shit ton of children and you spend most of your time waiting in line” thing. I thought it was hilarious.
Having met many children in my life I will begrudge no parent ever for #27.
I have to start watching this show now.
Instead of saying penguin like a normal person, my mom says “pin-gwin” with equal emphasis on both syllables. If you correct her she says, “Isn’t that what I said? Pin-gwin? PIN-GWIN!”
I work at an animal shelter…. pretty sure I have.
FUCK YEAH RUMPLESTILTSKIN
Oops, it was a bedroom. EVEN BETTER. USE THE COMFORTER.
The thing about how you don’t hit cats has been said repeatedly so I’m going to go with… these fucking idiots should have to pay the police department and apologize to the taxpayers of Portland. I’d go so far as to say charged for pranking 911 and wasting valuable resources. It’s not like this happened in a tiny town where the police didn’t have anything better to do. It’s a fucking cat. It is smaller than them. They took refuge in the bathroom. Wrap some towels around your hands/arms, go pick up cat, shut cat in a room where it can calm down. Now the other parent and the baby can exit the bathroom. There is absolutely no reason to waste police time with this. I can’t even see the humor because it makes me so mad. I feel sorry for their child. Be an adult and deal with your own small problems.
Ughhh, why Bar Harbor? It’s far from a small town. It’s a tourist trap. I like to go a little farther north and stay in Lubec.
This is one of the best AMAs in recent history. A large amount of participants joining the hunt to find Snoop Dogg was gold.
The biggest problem is that the epilogue existed in the first place. Couples that get together at 17 don’t typically stay together and end up in a happy marriage years later. I pretend that the epilogue never happened.
Oh my (hypothetical) God. I don’t even know where to start. It’s all of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard from the mouths of creationists here in one place. The “if we came from monkeys, why are there still monkeys?” usually grates on me the most, but the one with the complete misunderstanding of the scientific meaning of the word “theory” takes the cake here. I just felt my IQ drop a few points.