New York City? Get a rope.

July 30th, 2014 · 4 comments

Our submitter just moved to a small town in South Dakota, and says that seeing this “edited” ad at a diner was the biggest culture shock she’s had yet! “As an art teacher,” she writes, “I was irritated that someone would try so hard to dissuade some kids from pursuing what sounds like a pretty cool experience.”

New York City? Get a rope.

 

related: Hey, redneck

→ 4 CommentsFILED UNDER: God · schools & teachers · small town living · spelling and grammar police


Does your cat have a death wish?

July 28th, 2014 · 85 comments

Danielle in Baltimore says copies of this notice were posted on electrical poles, fences, and doors all around her apartment complex.

Does your cat have a death wish?

 

related: I’m a cat. It’s okay for me to be outside. (OR IS IT?!)

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My babies shouldn’t need to witness your shady antics!

July 23rd, 2014 · 135 comments

Due to some recent stressful events, Daniel in Brisbane recently started smoking cigarettes again after 10 years of going without. “To avoid embarassing questions from people I know, I take steps to avoid smelling like cigarette smoke,” he says — including leaving work and parking next to a rail line, on the opposite side of any residential buildings. (Admittedly, a wee bit shady.)

Well, somebody noticed. Daniel found this note on his windshield.

My babies shouldn't need to witness your shady antics!

 

related:  Blowing smoke

 

→ 135 CommentsFILED UNDER: Australia · smoking · Won't somebody think of the children?


Stand down, wedding guests

July 17th, 2014 · 103 comments

Spotted at a wedding in Texas. Says our submitter, “The food was BBQ. The DJ never made the announcement for seconds.”

Stand down, wedding guests

 

related: The bride will be accepting gifts

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In the news: Passive-aggressive watermelon carving?

July 15th, 2014 · 44 comments

Butcher Knife in Watermelon

A Connecticut man was arrested last night for allegedly slicing a watermelon in a passive-aggressive manner. According to the police report, the woman said she felt the man was resorting to “passive-aggressive” tactics to “intimidate her because he is angry at her.” According to the Register-Citizen:

The woman…was greeted by the sight of a watermelon, pierced by Cervillino’s large butcher knife, sitting on the kitchen counter top, police said. Cervillino walked in seconds later, and without saying anything, began slicing pieces of the watermelon.

Now, this site is notoriously loose in our working definition of “passive-aggressive,” but I’d call that just plain menacing. How about you?

(Thanks to Matt in D.C. for tipping us off to the story, and to Michael Kappel on Flickr for the photo!)

related: “Watermelon, watermelon, mofo, watermelon” will not work anymore

 

→ 44 CommentsFILED UNDER: Connecticut · more aggressive than passive