“Some of the people in my office are pathologically incapable of washing their own dishes,” writes Adam in Los Angeles. “I hope this doesn’t lead us to war.”
November 16th, 2012 · 32 comments
November 15th, 2012 · 46 comments
related: Unattended children will be shot.
extra credit: It’s Movember!
November 14th, 2012 · 19 comments
In Minnesota, however, it seems that some folks still haven’t heard the news that “Pumpkin is the New Bacon.”At our submitter’s office in Minneapolis, a proffered can of pumpkin spice tea sparked a Midwestern snark-off, complete with smilies.
related: Grow an orange tree and grow up
extra credit: The Inescapable Pumpkin Spice Trend [thekitchn.com]
November 13th, 2012 · 61 comments
“We believe in a generous America, in a compassionate America, in a tolerant America…We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are, and forever will be, the United States of America.” —President Obama, in his election-night acceptance speech
Meanwhile, in Rochester Hills, Michigan:
Rob says this anonymous note was attached to a canned good collected his son’s Boy Scout Troop. “I’m not sure what type of ‘adult’ deems a canned food drive for the less fortunate as a worthy platform for spewing political vitriol to the Boy Scouts who collected the food, but one can only hope that the next four years brings prosperity for everyone except this self-righteous idiot.”
related post: ¡Bienvenido! Mi casa no es su casa.
extra credit: The 20 Biggest Sore Losers of Election Night [salon.com]
November 12th, 2012 · 55 comments
Writes Catherine in Melbourne: “I was preparing breakfast in the office kitchen when I opened the fridge and reached for the margarine tub to butter my toast. Ten seconds later, I was fearing for my life.”
related: I Can’t Believe It’s Not (My) Butter
extra credit: Australians Losing Their Taste for Vegemite [time.com]
November 11th, 2012 · 24 comments
As photographed by Danielle, while she was traveling in the Netherlands:
Now you know how to say “poop” in Dutch! (You’re welcome.)
UPDATE: Bill came across this note in the Netherlands a few months back. “It may even be the same note writer!” Bedankt (thanks), Bill!
November 8th, 2012 · 37 comments
“How low do you have to go to steal flowers from someone’s grave?” wonders Ash in East Lansing, Michigan.
At the very least, I suppose, you’ve have to be someone untroubled by the prospect of being publicly chided or privately haunted. In Providence, Rhode Island, Moira noticed that the flowers at this memorial had very recently been dug up again.
related: Rolling over in his grave
November 7th, 2012 · 59 comments
Writes Tim in Jacksonville, Florida: “Apparently people on the Westside don’t process instructions very well.”
An alternative explanation: People at the Westside Winn-Dixie don’t utilize bold type very well.
related: Pain at the pump