I’m sorry, what is this “leftover sushi” of which you speak?
I’m sorry, what is this “leftover sushi” of which you speak?
Man, I remember reading that story when I was six, and seriously getting bummed out. Along with the Steadfast Tin Soldier, it is among my saddest and most poignant early childhood reads. Damn you Hans Christian Andersen, haha.
#10 It’s actually quite likely that the male presenter wanted to maintain both his and his co-host’s professionalism by telling the story as something that happened with “a friend”, as opposed to a co-worker, but his co-anchor missed that point. I also had a similar situation (not on TV obviously) where my tact completely went over the other person’s head, making things unnecessarily awkward. Still hilarious, though.
This will never amount to more than a one-time novelty purchase for 99% of people. I have a morbid curiosity about this and would totally try it once if it were to go into mass production, but after (probably) spitting it out after the very first bite and tossing the rest in the trash, I’m not even going to remember it existed.
The social commentary aspect aside, I have a morbid curiosity about this and would totally try it once if it were to exist.
Good for you, but not everyone has that luxury, unfortunately. Some people regularly work overtime until almost midnight, or work multiple jobs, or come back home to a hectic family, or study for licensing exams, etc.
I find it ironic (and sad) that the manufacturer of an electronic reading device opts to bash learning and having an understanding of multiple skills and academic fields, instead of celebrating it. You can still promote yourself, Amazon, but why not show a wide-eyed child hungry for knowledge and engrossed in learning through your apps, as opposed to the lame “school is boring, when are we ever gonna use this stuff” BS that is the rallying cry of clueless, under-performing fifth graders everywhere.
I may have spoken out against his original behavior, but I still laughed out loud when I saw your comment. Kudos to you.
Ahahaha, “Foul daughter of Eve”. Brilliant. Seriously though, nobody over the age of 12 cares or even notices. People can be discreet and private if they want to, which is perfectly understandable as long as it’s within reason, but it’s ridiculous to turn something so simple into a scarlet letter or a reverse Ocean’s 11.
The Latin one is a placeholder phrase used by designers and illustrators to show how a certain type would look in a given graphic design. The idea is, by making the meaning of the text irrelevant (since almost no one speaks Latin today), you’re able to focus on just the design. I believe it’s originally an excerpt from Cicero.
The way everything is phrased certainly seems to imply that it was a coerced letter. Poor guy. Hope he’s all right, and that something can be done for him.
What a smug little dipshit. He deserved that slap. Sad thing is, he was the one in the right until he started telling to woman to eat his dick. He could have taken the high road and not said anything, or if he was going to say anything at all, he could’ve just left things at that initial note. Either option, the obnoxious woman would have stayed the one in the wrong. Now he’s a worse person than she was, and his douchebaggery is documented forever on the internet, while the woman will safely fade into obscurity. Hope the flight attendants don’t get into any trouble for indulging these two idiots.
I’ve done one Black Friday event in my life, and thankfully, it was nothing like this. I was in the middle of a fellowship, had enjoyed a friendsgiving dinner earlier in the evening and went straight back home to work, late into the night, and well into morning. I had read a couple days prior that Walmart was going to have a sale on PS3s, which I had been meaning to get for more than a year. They were originally going for $399 back then, but were down to $249, and included Batman Arkham Asylum and Infamous 1, which were both pretty new (and very good) games at the time, and retailed for $59 each. So, basically it was a $517 value for $249. I just worked until morning, got up from in front of my computer around 4:30am, got into my car, drove to my local Walmart, and walked out with what I came for soon after. I even grabbed a quick bite on my way out. There were no insane fights, no door-busting. The store was open all night that night, and everyone was really civilized as they calmly and respectfully waited in line. Stories like this make me realize that maybe I was insanely lucky.
People are forgetting that Person of the Year simply means the winner of said title is the person who had the most influence on the year’s events or public discourse. It doesn’t necessarily mean an admirable or even positive influence/contribution, it simply means the most talked about person. Hitler won it, for God’s sake. That said, I too would like to see it go to someone who actually deserves the attention, like Malala Yousafzai. Then again, this was the year of NSA, so it might end up being Edward Snowden.
Not to mention Equus.
#9 I don’t have to “pretend”. That place exists. And it’s a short drive north, in a not-so-mythical place called Canada.
Unless you’re already married and the parent of a young child, or have to work three jobs to make ends meet, you have no excuse for half this shit. If you’re legitimately debating going out vs sleeping because your body can’t handle it (what!?) at age 23, i.e. your prime years, you need to re-evaluate your life.
Selfridges is the name of a UK department store, and the eternal rival of fellow high end retailer Harrods.
Gorgeous, but Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast along the Adriatic, and Turkey’s Turquoise Coast along the Aegean and Mediterranean are glaring omissions from this list.
I’m so glad #1 ended on a happy note. I was afraid the GIF would end with a picture of just the floor. Whew.
#14 Flowers need freshwater, not saltwater. Duh!
See ladies, if you just learn to keep those pesky opinions to yourself, then you too can nab a prize of a man like this guy.
As long as it’s not the last one, you’re fine. :)
#3. Look at the tabs. :)
Seriously??? Are you kidding me? Just take the warm fuzzies and forget the rest.
It’s interesting that the same thing that inspires awe in a centuries-old object would likely freak us out if done today. The person who put this together is likely a very devout believer with dedication and time to spare, and the end product is indeed gorgeous, but I can’t help but feel that if someone put forth a similar creation today, we (and probably I) would likely treat them like they were Kevin Spacey from Se7en, and not an artist with a hauntingly beautiful sense of aesthetics. Guess everything’s a product of their time and place.
And the nominees for the 2013 Darwin Awards are… these assholes.
LOL Guess Leith has two black residents now.
And porn applications thereof will be launching in 3… 2…
I’ve actually heard that very phrase in a few different countries, and it’s not so much literal as an everyday idiom meaning “if something terrible is unavoidable, you might as well stop worrying and try to make the best of it”. Sort of of similar to “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Doesn’t mean that it’s not a shit saying, though. Any scumbag who uses it deserves every ounce of scorn they get.
Cheese is not very popular in China, even among those who are affluent or more exposed to Western culture. They either cannot digest it (widespread lactose intolerance), don’t find it all that interesting, or just find the idea of curdled and/or moldy dairy off-putting, if not outright revolting, especially those cheeses that tend to be more pungent like blue cheese, brie, camembert, gorgonzola, limburger, etc. Which is surprising, because they have many equally pungent dishes of their own. Discounting the odd rich guy who goes to cheese and wine tastings to show off his wealth and “sophisticated” taste, for the typical urban Chinese, when cheese is at all consumed, it is typically atop pizza, or between two hamburger buns. The only local varieties tend to be in the south of the country, like Yunnan province, or the west around Tibet, where there are some local cheeses reminiscent of halloumi that are made out of yak or goat milk, but these tend to be cooked like tofu, and rarely served as-is. Here’s what you’re looking for: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/ft/2011/05/kicking_up_a_stink.html
Wireless electricity, i.e. a world without cords.
Ahahaha, the comments on the deep dish pizza are killing me. “That is not pizza. You will be fat”
“Food of choice: yes”. Ahahahaha. Brilliant.
“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.” Nikola Tesla
#1 is like the pot calling the kettle black. Both British and American chocolates are absolutely rank. Hershey tastes like sawdust mixed with ass, and Cadbury is some unholy concoction of chemicals and gutter oil. German or Swiss all the way.
Most of these pictures are just terrible. Some of these buildings have really clever tricks up their sleeve and genuine thought behind them, and these clumsy pictures do them a great disservice. So much so that you can’t even tell what building they are sometimes. It’s like taking a picture of a beautiful woman, but focusing up her nostril. Case in point: The most beautiful part of Zumthor’s Therme Vals is the subtle interplay of light and materiality in the interior spaces, not the exteriors. Also, the Experience Music Project is terrible.
#6 looks like she’s really regretting that trip to Taco Bell.
Tamarind candies are awesome, as well. I’d eat them by the fistful, if I could.
#7 I thought the number of genes was directly linked to how old, evolution-wise, a species was, and not necessarily the complexity of the organism itself.