Word to the wise: If you’re stuck in the middle seat between two family members, don’t have a total racist, homophobic freak out. Put on your headphones or something.
If only we could have offered that massage to this dude in the hat who went on a total bigotted tear on a United Airlines flight out of Auckland, NZ yesterday.
According to SFist, “An angry man allegedly launched into a racist and homophobic rant after being seated between two other passengers of Indian or Pakistani descent on a San Francisco-bound flight out of Sydney on New Year's Day, leading to a confrontation with a flight attendant and the plane being diverted to Auckland and grounded there overnight.”
Can you imagine that? Being seated between two people who are talking. Ugh. What a nightmare! Well, that’s what this guy thought too. Apparently, his anger escalated from a rant about “Indians to Asians to Muslims to non-whites in general.” Imagine if he had just asked one his row mates to switch seats? After being asked to stop by flight attendant, whom he also had some words for, the pilot re-routed back to Auckland. He was then taken by police, where one might assume he got the middle seat in a cop car.
The whole experience was caught was caught by Neil Kay, who made some new friends because of the experience.
The beautiful Hot Topic dictation.— Ax Squared (@Axikor2) January 3, 2017
Since the original tweet was deleted. pic.twitter.com/X2AoffeWdu
You think it’s annoying dealing with Jeremy from accounting, try dealing with this dude who will soon become “The Eternal Dragon Guardian of Time.”
This Hot Topic employee is a real champ, engaging in the ramblings of royal being from another realm. How nice of them to respond to a statement like “my scales are turning gold, like my father’s” with “Well, that’s good then.” Or this classic exchange:
"I do not have rights to your soul."
"Oh, yeah, for real."
How else can you respond?
It’s hard to imagine a GAP employee or Hollister cashier having a light-hearted chat with a diety whose human form resembles Kevin Smith, but that’s why Hot Topic employees deserve a metal. Not only are they selling shirts that read “Can’t Sleep Clowns Will Eat Me,” but also they are the keepers of the peace between the human realm and the dragon realm, using the calming language of “Oh my goodness” and “Honest in all honesty.”
Originally posted by Twitter user @pamyuprince, the words of the Hot Topic employee shall ring through time, so that all may hear the dragon lord'a dictation. Also, someone made a mockup of one of the best lines on a shirt:
While everyone’s packing their bags for Canada, the smart ones will be headed for Finland.
“Why Finland?” you ask. Well, the Finnish government is going to be the first European country to pay the unemployed a basic monthly income of €560 or $587.
This isn’t just done for nothing. This is a social experiment, which aims to “cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment, according to The Guardian.
The experiment won’t be open to everyone, but rather 2,000 randomly picked citizens who are already on unemployedent. The trial will run for the next two years.
Olli Kangas of KELA, the Finnish governmentt agency responsibly for the program said of the experiment, “It’s highly interesting to see how it makes people behave. Will this lead them to boldly experiment with different kinds of jobs? Or, as some critics claim, make them lazier with the knowledge of getting a basic income without doing anything?”
Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith is the movie your annoying friend points to when you mention how much you didn’t like the prequels. They say this despite this scene:
But finally, someone actually fixed Episode III, so that it’s watchable. You may remember about ten years ago, when the movie hit DVD, people were sharing a clip of the movie overdubbed in Mandarin with the English subtitles on, resulting in this in the Do Not Want meme.
Well, a YouTuber has decided to go back and overdub the whole movie with those subtitles, resulting in the official way we all have to watch Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, or how it will forever be known Star War The Third Gathers: Backstroke of the West.
So now Anakin’s classic line “From my point of view the Jedi are evil” is now
Check out the amazingly-named YouTuber, GratefulDeadpool's work here:
Artist Howard Lee is good at what he does, and what he does is make incredibly lifelike pictures of everything from little cute penguins to mouthwatering Butterfingers. Sweet, delicious butterfingers. Then he goes one step farther.
Lee animates his still-life paintings and creates the illusion that they are the real thing. These amazing side-by-side pictures and animations will have you questioning reality, and in some cases, make you really hungry for a hot dogs.
Note to self: This will not get you more frequent flier miles.
According to NBC, a baggage handler accidentally got locked inside the cargo hold of a plane and was flown from Charlotte, NC to Washington, DC on Sunday. Hey, it beats coach! Airline food is bad! Ugh, security, can’t I keep my belt on? Ok. Got all the flying jokes out.
NBC reports that it’s still unknown as to how he got in there or how anyone found out about him, but it’s still be treating like a security issue.
And what about this? Who wouldn’t rather take the cargo hold than have an Angelica Pickles behind you?
The handler, luckily, was ok. The cabin was pressurized, and he refused medical attention upon landing. But that’s more than I can say for that antique vase that I was forced to check! Air travel is the worst! Coach! Ok. No more of airline material.
She might not be able to ride a bicycle and her little brother might not be potty trained, but this little girl gets it.
Every year for the last four years, she has seen people set these New Year’s resolutions and for what? They think they can just make this promise to themselves, and that’s it. They either make it happen or don't? Well, she’s had it up to hear with you and your resolutions.
Basically, go easy on yourself, ok? Yeesh. Stop spending the rest of the year, beating yourself up about your resolution. It’s not gonna happen all at once. Ugh. Just listen to the little girl. She’ll set you straight.
It’s the happiest moment of your life, when that special someone pops their shirt off and pops the question.
Some people don’t know how to react to this? For some, a tearful “yes” will suffice. For others, falling through a stage is the only response.
That’s what Texan woman Endyugi Shoedarsono did when her shirtless boyfriend proposed to her during a music festival in Dallas. Mediaite reported, “Boyfriend Jeff Jackson got on one knee at a Crizzly show to ask her to marry him while Colton Carlyle filmed the whole thing and caught the tumble.” True love exists.
Endyugi’s ok, though. She posted on Facebook.
Don't feel too bad, Edyugi, it happens to the best of us. Even Kelsey Grammer, TV's Frasier.
We get a little bit closer to that dystopian future of our dreams everyday. Sometimes an advertisement notices how close we are.
An subway billboard in Beijing has done just that.
The advertisement is for a sports haze mask and features a female running with a face mask that looks like a souvenir from Fury Road. A sports haze mask is for people attempting to exercise in heavy smog areas, like Beijing.
Twitter reacted, as it's wont to do, welcoming the new oncoming dystopia.