Many cultures throughout history have used urine in the process of tanning [animal hides]. As Amanda in Colorado shows us, that tradition continues today among the animals that frequent the tanning salons of America!
The takeaway? Whether your poison is sun, spray, or fake-and-bake, it comes with a lovely combination of cancer and piss on the side. (I’m gonna stick with my SPF.)
related: The Golden Glow of the Tanning Salon
extra credit: Newsflash! Sunscreen works. [nytimes.com]
FILED UNDER: piss · that's trashy · that's unsanitary
Ana in Kentucky spotted this epic on the faculty fridge at the school where she works.
related: Take my last Diet Coke from the fridge and I WILL cut you.
FILED UNDER: Coke · Kentucky · Louisville · most popular notes of 2013 · office fridge · schools & teachers · stealing · TL;DR · Won't somebody think of the children?
“Obviously there’s something I’ve been missing all these years,” says Marg (a muggle, clearly), who spotted this notice in the restroom at Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station.
Meanwhile, in the elevator of Lauren’s building in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada…
related: Yer a wiseass, Harry
FILED UNDER: elevator · Melbourne · piss · toilet · WTF?
I know this note has like, a lot of words in it, but seriously, all I see is wah wah wah.
related: Dear “Desperate for Salad”
FILED UNDER: Chicago · office fridge · TL;DR
This note — from Ulladulla, NSW — is for the Aussies who were disappointed by the lack of the word “arse” in Sunday’s post from Sydney.
related: No fridge ’til coffee!
FILED UNDER: Australia · garbage · sarcasm · thanks but no thanks
Writes Tom in Cleveland: “In the parking garage of my apartment building, some B parked in assigned spot 144, which belonged to another B, who then covered B1′s Jeep in harshly-worded notes on multi-colored construction paper.”
related: It’s my spot and I’ll park what I want to
FILED UNDER: blitzkrieg approach · Cleveland · parking · public shaming
Kyle in Sydney, Australia says this sign was posted near the elevator in the basement of his building, where apparently someone had spilled some cooking oil on the floor. Based on this note, I’m still a little unsure about how the person who cleaned up the mess felt about the whole situation.
related: Seven words you CAN say on a box of leftover takeout
FILED UNDER: cleaning · fuck fuckity fuck fuck · more aggressive than passive · Sydney
“No, she didn’t lose three teeth in one day,” says Jenny in Texas, regarding her 7-year-old daughter, Zelda. “She was just hoping to graduate from $1 per tooth to $10 based on experience. (But she’s totally negotiable if that’s not cool with you, Tooth Fairy.)”
related: Possibly the Best Tooth Fairy letter of all time
FILED UNDER: kids · money
Loree in Texas found this crumpled Post-it note in her front yard. “Why the husband threw this gem away boggles the mind, but I am so glad it ended up where it did.”
related: Haterade on the rocks, with a twist
FILED UNDER: drizzunk · love & marriage · Texas
As it turns out, a surprisingly large number of American apartment buildings are pachyderm-friendly. (It’s the owners that are the problem, of course.)
related: How now, Mad Cow?
FILED UNDER: neighbors · noise · shit