On April 4th, 2021, people around the world took to Twitter to remember Heath Ledger on what would have been his 42nd birthday. Here are some memorable tweets that share beautiful photos of the iconic man, actor and father.
The only reason society even sort of works is because we have a thin veneer of civility constantly guarding our true intentions from one another. But if neighbors detest each other enough, that's when the paper and markers come out. Drama can be a musical of many notes, like this fed up manager leaving notes or this note escalation after a coworker stole lunches.
It's insights like these that lead us to believe with an unshakable doubt that there are people in this world that should absolutely not have credit cards. Seriously, the kinds of encounters that the folks working for banks have with the world's most impressively clueless human beings are enough to leave you speechless. For another post along a similar vein, check out the dumbest financial advice that people have ever received.
For some reason, when people get a particularly stupid name in their head, it's a really hard time for the people around them to convince them that no, maybe "Tylenol van Halen" is a bad name for a baby, you stupid idiot. Some of these people weren't even convinced effectively, and still ended up naming their kid "Hot Wheels" or whatever. This kind of crap happens all the time, like this boyfriend who wanted to name his baby after a character from Twilight.
Are we supposed to love the people around us all the time? Because their wire-consolidation and peanut-butter-eating habits make it really hard to maintain good faith in a relationship. It's not like someone's toilet paper strategy is tearing this family apart, but lord almighty couldn't you just put the goddamn roll on correctly like an adult? These are the many frustrating habits of people's spouses, and if you're with someone who does all of this, good luck.
In this world of strict corporate policy, we sometimes find ourselves in absurd situations asking "the pickles are right there, the onions are right there, why can't I have one with pickles and onions" only to be met with a stone-faced representative saying "I'm sorry but that's impossible and I will be fired If I do that." Of course no one wants to be a Karen customer, so we are left to use our brains to develop really stupid loopholes.
There's no denying the fact that many children don't seem to possess filters. This can manifest in hilarious scenarios where you have kids unintentionally embarrassing their parents or other adults in the room beyond belief. You might've fallen victim to such an occurrence yourself at one point or another. Check out some more examples of kids being weird and dumb over here.
You've got to love an AskReddit thread that pays homage to those basic skills that people are for whatever reason, plain old terrible at. It's funny how life works out like that. Sometimes, we just end up falling through the cracks when it comes to picking up tidbits of common knowledge that we should really have known in the first place. Some people's brains just operate at a different frequency, where they might have no idea how to write in a legible manner, no matter how hard they tried and were pushed to do so throughout their schooling. It ain't nothing to be ashamed of. Or, perhaps you're someone who has an impossibly hard time maintaining the flow of a conversation on the phone.
I mean, now more than ever we're so dang conditioned to communicate through texts, Snapchats, memes, etc. that when it actually comes time to formulate some words, and comprehensible sentences in a dialogue, your mind can end up going helplessly blank. Or, maybe you're one of those people who can't whistle to save your life. Whistling's hard, and shout out to the people in this world that can manage to whistle a tune. While others, can't even get the thing going in the first place.
An AskReddit thread like this can serve as a powerful, humbling, if not inviting reminder that you're not alone in your pursuit toward picking up those life skills and knowledge that you know you should probably know, but just can't quite seem to get. Maybe you have friends and family that have lovingly tried to help you put the pieces together along the way. Hopefully, not the opposite, where you're faced with fielding banter and roasts from people that love to make a mockery of you not quite being able to get there.
The overriding point is that patience is key, and above all else, who really cares at the end of the day if you can't whistle or write out a letter/card that other people will be able to read? The truth is, nobody really cares. Maybe for a hot second they'll get hung up on it, have a good laugh, and give you a nice old fashioned hard time. But then, then you move onward, and maybe you find in yourself a newfound desire to take the time to actually master the very thing that up until this point has escaped your attention. That can certainly be a proactive, productive way to lead a life. The very things that can initially give us the most trouble, can somehow evolve to be our special skills later on down the road. It's like, life loves to test you, throw you off your rhythm for a sec, and ultimately see whether or not you're going to accept the challenge. Challenges can be fun. There's always a nice little dopamine rush waiting at the end of mastering that thing that gave you so much trouble at the onset. So, maybe this thread will give you new inspiration, or at the very least, it'll make you feel better about those skills you're currently lacking.
If they're going to be this memorable, maybe we all need to get strip mall massages. Life hasn't been kind to any of our backs, and laying prone under an active drill press isn't enough to get all the knots out. Maybe we all need someone to ground and pound us like we're being initiated into a gang. People leave intriguing reviews for brutal but effective things, like these reviews for this powerful diet soup.
Praise be, it's that time of the week again. Time for some dank, dank memes. These memes are the time-wasting, laugh-inducing kind - in other words, the only memes you'll need to look at today. Once you've chuckled your way through this list, have a look at last week's post too. You deserve a second helping of dank memes.
Maybe it's a 6th sense, maybe it's sheer panic, maybe it's using your eyes to see an angry pig barreling at you like you're made of slop. There are moments in our lives where we know that the right thing to do is just leave and never come back. There are also those moments where a particular place beats us down to the point where we say "screw this, I'm out.' There are moments we just know when it's the time to nope on out.
The world seems as if it's never going to run out of people trying to pawn off their hastily woven lies on other folks that they assume won't see right through their game. Maybe you've personally fielded one of these outlandish, transparently fictional excuses. If you find yourself dealing with one, it's up to you on whether or not you're going to call the liar out. The thing about calling the world's liars out is that they have a tendency to get very, very defensive. So, definitely tread lightly. Check out some more of the most obvious lies that people ever told over here.
Sometimes you can find some real gems on Tumblr if you look hard enough. Luckily, you've got us to mine for the good tidbits so you don't have to endlessly scroll through the website. We're not quite sure what exactly gives Tumblr its unique charm. It's not quite a blog site or a social network. It sort of feels like long Twitter in a way—people posting random hot takes, amusing pics, and anecdotes, but with a bigger character limit. We've got lots of random and entertaining posts from Tumblr for your enjoyment.
Weddings have an uncanny knack for attracting all kinds of emotional blowups, seem to effortlessly bring out the very worst in people. It's probably directly correlated to the fact that you have various family members being asked to come together, when some of them should be kept as far away as possible from one another. Also, people can become possessed by gnarly cases of aggressive perfectionism. These stories from folks that attended weddings that ended up being cancelled make for quite the emotional rollercoaster. For some more juicy wedding dramas check out the most entitled bridezillas of 2020 over here.
Sometimes, you can find yourself playing by all the rules in the book, and still you end up getting in trouble. In fact, there are cases where people that are bent on enforcing all the rules to an impossibly strict standard (or the rules might just suck to begin with) only end up being their own worst enemies in the end. One can only imagine what kinds of priceless expressions must've been written on the faces of this employee's bosses'.