This could be a hint that your former housemates have grown weary of you treating their home as a rent-free walk-in closet. (Admits our submitter: “If I’d had my way, it’d be on the sidewalk with a ‘free stuff’ sign.)
December 18th, 2012 · 19 comments
December 17th, 2012 · 70 comments
While admiring the neighborhood’s holiday decorations with his family, our submitter in Denver came across this “bokeh of Christmas joy.”
Noticing a folder of photocopied flyers labeled “please take one,” our submitter did so, and while his daughter stared in awe at the abundance of LED-powered holiday cheer, he gawped at the Grinch-like screed that accompanied it.
extra credit: How much does it cost to decorate your house with Christmas lights? [boingboing.net]
December 16th, 2012 · 85 comments
I’ve spent most of the day curled up reading John Irving’s latest, In One Person (“a compelling novel of desire, secrecy, and sexual identity.”) And yet, since stumbling across this novella — from an office fridge in Maryland — I’ve had but one phrase echoing in my head: “We are not so unalike, [you and I]. I, too, have a deep love of salad.”
December 13th, 2012 · 34 comments
The office break room: where everything is somebody else’s responsibility.
December 12th, 2012 · 26 comments
The porcelain throne, it seems, serves as a muse to many…with predictably crappy results.
And the response:
related: Couplets for the Crapper
December 11th, 2012 · 74 comments
Our submitter in Texas — where we are currently experiencing out annual three days of winter — spotted this note posted yesterday on the office fridge. “I know who ate the ‘chili,’” our submitter claims, “because I heard her comment on how she knew it must be organic because the true owner was a hippie.”
related: Don’t get mad, get creative!
extra credit: The Original Fridge Locker
December 10th, 2012 · 23 comments
Spotted, appropriately enough, in New York’s Theater District (though I guess Hell’s Kitchen would have made sense, too):
related: Toy Story meets The Office
December 9th, 2012 · 42 comments
Writes Rob in Brighton: “We live on a middle-class urban street with too many cars and people who think they have a God-given right to a place. Sometimes people push their luck and make life difficult for others with their parking, and hilarity ensues.” One Sunday, Father Kevin even got in on the action…followed by his boss.
Meanwhile, in South Carolina…
related: Your car has been “baptized”
December 6th, 2012 · 60 comments
It was a Friday and Meredith in Lexington, Massachusetts was pretty much running on auto-pilot when she made the mistake of microwaving leftover tacos for lunch — FISH tacos. Much to her horror, Meredith says, “The smell immediately permeated the office and got everyone talking and wondering who had committed one of the worst office kitchen taboos — second only to burned microwave popcorn.”
In an attempt to make things right, Meredith says, “I then asked some software engineers, who like to bake frozen cookie dough in the toaster oven, if they would help me cover up my secret shame by baking some sweet-smelling cookies. This is the note they left for all to see.”
December 5th, 2012 · 28 comments
Hannah spotted this bit of holiday cheer at the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte, North Carolina. While the other vendors were busy handing out free samples and entertaining kids, this fellow was “keepin’ it Southern.”
related: Merry Terry says enjoy this tree!