I thought the finale was perfect. Completely perfect. I understand but I don’t understand why people are mad that they did kill Zeke instead of leaving it open to where we just know his time is limited. I mean, duh, fans of the show are emotionally involved and are naturally upset that the patriarch of the family died. But this has always been a show that tackles the tough subjects. Aspergers, cancer, an adult unplanned pregnancy (Adam & Kristina), abortion, single motherhood, LGBT and coming out, failed adoption, adoption of an older kid, drug use, adultery, loss of job, starting a business, interracial families, bullying, divorce… and people thought they were just going to decide not to tackle death? It’s real life. It’s a show about real life. What would’ve been too easy or predictable is if they hadn’t taken us on the roller coaster of emotions involved in that just because the showrunners know how much fans love the character. I loved Zeke, too - I never knew my grandfathers, and I always wanted one just like Zeke. But I think the show ended in a very fitting a beautiful way. My only slight disappointment is that there was no Seth in the flash-forwards. It’s not a big deal, but I did love Seth and I wouldn’t have minded a short little clip of him hanging out with his kids and new grandchild to show that he’s still on the up-and-up.
You will not regret.
I want to find her and make her some decent chili.
The weirdest mix I ever saw volunteering at a shelter was a Basset Hound/Saint Bernard mix. I kid you not. It was an entire litter of puppies and they looked like normal big-dog puppies so I thought for sure a staff member had made a mistake, but a couple of a years later one of them got returned as an adult. Weirdest looking dog I have EVER seen. It was SUPER long, huge head, stocky… but on those tiny little legs. As far as facial structure goes it looked like a mix of both, but size-wise was like someone took a Bernard minus the legs and put it on top of Basset legs.
There’s no evidence to say it’s a pit mix either. Could be a Staffie, Amstaff, American Bulldog, or any number of other dog breeds commonly called “pit bulls” and THAT mislabeling actually causes harm to animals. People see “pit bull” and won’t go near the animal. Shelters label breeds based on a “best guess” and call everything a mix unless it was surrendered with papers (which is very rare). They definitely can’t afford to DNA test every animal that comes through the door and they’ve got to call it something.
Totally agree with you Shilfyness. We need to get with the program here in the US. I agree with tail docking for certain breeds and working dogs for the reasons you mentioned. But ears? Nope. That’s cosmetic and should be illegal. I’m sure the shelter didn’t do it. Even if they weren’t against docking (though in my experience most in the rescue profession are), shelters don’t exactly have the kind of cash lying around to do unnecessary procedures.
IT’S A POCKET PITTIE AND I WANT IT!!! Wish his ears weren’t cropped. :( He’s still an awesome looking dog but he’d be so much cuter with floppy ears.
#10 though. I’ve always hated Grease. The plot is literally that a girl wants this guy but he wants a different kind of girl so she succumbs to peer pressure and puppy love and completely changes who she is for this dude. Never understood why it’ so popular. Is it just that it’s fun and 60s?
The most shocking part of this for me was finding out how many people still use Pandora.
Well, if you’d seen the interview where he used the term, he was talking about the unfortunate lack of diversity in TV and film and a lack of opportunity for “coloured actors” (as he put it) that needs to be rectified. Then, in his apology, he didn’t to the usual fakeass celebrity “sorry you got offended” bit and instead pretty much just called himself an idiot and said he was sorry. (Even though, knowing the term doesn’t have the same connotation outside the US, he probably DID just simply not know.) So the article didn’t go into detail about it but it’s pretty obvious he didn’t mean it. I can see how on the surface forgiving him looks assumptive to anyone who doesn’t follow the actor, but given the context it’s not.
I don’t use the term myself, but isn’t it fairly reasonable for someone not from the USA not to know that it’s considered an offensive term here considering international news probably only carries the big US-related racial stories… which always involve the National Association for the Advancement of COLORED People?
It’s always a joke on Buzzfeed. If anyone actually thinks they’re old at 30 they’re an idiot.
I knew I should have saved this to read after work… *sniff*… there are some onion cutting ninjas in my office. But I’m glad Lauren shared this story because I too have an old dog who’s more than a dog and, since I don’t know if I’ll get any warning as to when her time is close so this has inspired me to take her on more trips. RIP Gizelle. <3
Thanks for your response. I’ve never heard of an actual real-life bad response to alcohol and Benadryl before, so I always figured it was liability and companies covering their asses. Now I’ll think twice.
Yeah, definitely always do your own research about what you can and can’t mix with medications… don’t just assume something’s fine just because your doctor didn’t mention that it’s not. Though, I will admit to having mixed alcohol with benadryl or a sleep aid (nothing hardcore - the herbal stuff) knowing it would increase the drowsiness effects because that was kind of the point. I know it’s not great for my body, but sometimes you get desperate if you regularly have insomnia issues.
This is my favorite Buzzfeed post ever because SO MANY BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPPIES.
I need Netflix to get on top of #18, stat.
Know when to say “I’m happy to help in whatever way I can, but you really need to talk to a trained shrink because this is above my pay grade” and know not to be offended if your BFF tells you the same. Also, one is not to watch new episodes of Orange is the New Black without the presence of the other.
I love sharing Starburst with friends because everyone else hates the yellow, which is my favorite, so I can be that selfish grabby kid that goes for every single one of their favorite flavor candies… since in the case of Starburst, it won’t bother anyone. :)
I’m in Mississippi and was seeing mosquitoes as recently as last month. I hope the freeze caught them by surprise and killed multitudes of them. (And no, I will never bitch about the cold, because mosquitoes are horrific hellspawn that love the taste of me.)
Isn’t she like 70 years old? I’m pretty impressed that she does her own social media posting considering her age and how busy she must be. She just has a little trouble with autocorrect, LOL. Woo pie.
If I went to Hogwarts and discovered that room, I’d abuse the shit out of it. “I need a second helping of that delicious Sunday roast we had in the Great Hall.” “I need a completed set of Astronomy charts for class tomorrow.” “I need a time turner.” “I need a basket full of puppies.” “I need a hot date for the Yule Ball.” “I need all of the manuscripts George R. R. Martin has been working on.”
I think that might be THE thing the people who think internet fandoms are insane or out of touch are missing. The people who act frenzied about it are typically young teens. A lot of them are actually quite smart and articulate and just need to mature, which is why I think they sometimes get mistaken for adults or representatives of the average internet user. They just have more time to spend on it than the rest of us. And I don’t necessarily think it’s narcissistic on Freeman’s part, either - we don’t have the context of the quote and he’s a blunt guy anyway, and all I think he was trying to say is people can chat and speculate if they want but when actual news broadcast time gets devoted to a photoshop mistake, that’s pretty unimportant and they should spend their time talking about other things. If you watch many Sherlock interviews you’ll notice, too, that a lot of interviewers throw that overzealous portion of the internet at the stars to their obvious discomfort. I doubt either one of them has much time to spend on the internet themselves so I can sort of understand their thinking that it’s more frenzied than it is. Then again, I’ve never even met the man so he could be a narcissistic prick for all I know.
This is a boil on the butt of humanity.
By the time I heard enough about this “sex” thing that my curiosity was piqued we had a computer. I don’t think there was Google yet, so I guess you could say I AOLed it. Quite an education.
I came here just to make sure stuffing was #1, because stuffing is the only acceptable option for #1.
“Why do you shower at night? That’s so weird?”
Because if I showered in the morning I’d have to get up at 5 AM to have my hair all done and blowdried by the time I need to leave for work, that’s why.
Actually quite accurate, but for the love of your sanity, you don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving morning to start everything! Almost everything on a Thanksgiving table can be prepped beforehand so that all you have to do day-of is get it all in the oven and cooked (make an oven schedule). Then when your parents show up early (and they probably will) you can smile and say “All under control, have a drink and watch the parade with me!”
I’m so glad for you that you’ve never had a catcaller attempt to follow you and actually make you feel terrified. No one deserves that. But some of us have experienced it anyway.
I once had a service station employee politely compliment me, I said thank you and went about my day. It was one of those older service stations where they still have to take your card and swipe it rather than there being a swiper thing at the front of the counter. When I got home and got on Facebook I learned that he had found me on the internet and started harassing me online by using my name from my card. So, guys, if you give a woman who’s a stranger a polite compliment and behave in a way that maybe your women friends have told you they consider nice and non-threatening and the woman still has a “fuck you” attitude about it, they might have something in their past that has taught them to be suspicious of any strange man approaching. All I had to do was block this guy from my social media accounts because I don’t have my email address or phone number public on them and that particular encounter ended up not doing any damage to me, but plenty of women have had a lot worse done to them by someone who seemed as polite and respectful as they could be. I see a lot of men here asking how to compliment women in public and I see a lot of answers, some of them contrasting. That would be because women aren’t all the same. We can no better answer what women want than a man can answer what men want, because one individual can’t speak for an entire group of people. The trick to complimenting strangers without being disrespectful is reading their body language. If everything about the way they’re carrying themselves says they want to be left alone - either clearly walking with a purpose and headed somewhere without looking with much interest at their surroundings OR wearing a hoodie, earbuds, etc and generally appearing closed off - there is no way to compliment that person without either annoying them or making them feel uncomfortable. Their body language is telling you that any approach is a violation of their boundaries. If a person is smiling at the people around them, clearly open and engaged with their surroundings, you can try a “Hi, sorry to interrupt your day, but I just wanted to let you know that your hair/eyes/whatever is really beautiful/your shirt is really cool” or basically any compliment that’s not sexual and doesn’t imply that you expect them to respond and chances are that person will take your compliment as you intended (assuming here that your intention is simply to give a compliment). The creepiest thing that has ever happened to me was driving with my windows down. I was stopped at a light and this guy pulled up in the lane next to me, rolled his window down, and said “Where you goin beautiful?” I gave him a “fuck off” look and rolled my windows up. I tried not to make eye contact with him again but I had to look over at something in my passenger seat and as soon as my eyes met his he made the tongue between the finger V gesture. Thankfully the light turned green but he followed me for fifteen minutes as I drove around everywhere except where I had actually intended to go (which was my house, so.. duh) until he finally gave up.
22/27 because I turned my houserobe around backwards and made a snuggie and I don’t avoid a social life ENTIRELY. And I’m not going to waste all of that effort it took to put on party clothes and makeup just to go home early.
What the fuck dinosaur is that? That is a REALLY pathetic looking creature…
I would hope they wouldn’t put a character’s actual death in a trailer, but that’s definitely what it looks like.
It’s a US corporation that handles bagillions of dollars in student loans.
No, the person who wrote this article knows the mid-2000s high school age emo/scene kids and what kind of music they listened to. They’re the ones who didn’t know shit.
Can’t tell if troll or paranoid NRA member….
I love how the people who are apparently still emo kids feel the need to judge this list for not being hardcore enough or REAL emo or something. Grow up guys, seriously LOL.
Aside from the college ones (college is not for everyone), you might be sick of hearing them but that doesn’t make them any less true. Except #9, which is absolutely NOT true, and if I ever become one of those people who says that I wish to be taken out back and drowned.
Yesterday I went to Lowe’s to get one little houseplant. I left with so many plants, pumpkins, planters, potting soil to finally do something in the outside planters…. and then I planted, decorated, cooked a REAL dinner, got ready for bed by 10 PM…. and I ENJOYED it. And then I had a glass of wine and an existential crisis.