Domino's Is Now Fixing Horrible Roads For The Best Reason

Domino’s pizza is basically a staple. 

Even if you aren’t a huge fan of pizza, you’re probably a fan of their prices and customer service. I mean, what other pizza chain would have a staff of people wrestle an armed robber to the ground and continue working their shifts like nothing happened?

Despite the fact that their food really isn’t all that delicious, I’ve always looked at the franchise favorably and I think a lot of that has  to do with the fact that they’ve never let me down with my orders and have always, always made it convenient as heck to order from them. 

Now when you combine going above and beyond to provide an excellent experience for your customers, with a wicked sense of humor, you end up getting a pizza spot that will literally do the work of the American government so people can get their pizza faster.

That’s right, Domino’s is fixing roads and paying for the labor right out of their own pocket.

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The pizza chain was sick and tired of seeing their pies getting damaged by poor road conditions. All the jostling around meant bad news for their boxed circles of hot yeast and cheese.

So they put cameras in their pie boxes to show what truly bad road conditions did to the pies. WARNING: seeing this image will be traumatic to pizza lovers everywhere.

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So they launched the “Paving for Pizza” initiative, which is a brilliant marketing strategy that actually makes a great point at showing how horribly inept some towns are at maintaining their local travel infrastructure.

By hiring local road crews and slapping their logo on the fixed potholes, they not only came up with a great way to promote their brand but join in on the gripe that a lot of us have, especially after every winter: Why are our roads so poorly maintained?

To date, Domino’s has already fixed a whopping 203 potholes. 150 in Athens, Georgia. 40 in Milford, Delaware, 8 in Bartonville, Texas, and 5 in Burbank, California.

People are asking the pizza maker to come to their town to take care of business, too.

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Crappy roads have been a problem nationwide for a very long time.

US News and Deutsche Bank ranked roads across the country and their findings confirm what we all know: states with highest population densities and more drivers have poorer quality roads.

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If you’ve ever visited the UAE you’d be hard-pressed to find a single pothole on the road. Relatively low labor costs, combined with smarter city planning and consistent weather with little rain or precipitation means that the country has less to worry about when it comes to maintenance.

So it could just be that America sucks at maintaining roads. I mean we’re so bad at it that Domino’s has to fix our potholes.

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Patton Oswalt Just Shared The Most Anthony Bourdain Email Of All Time

Anthony Bourdain is known as a titan of the culinary world. An authority on great cuisine. Some would even go so far as to call him a celebrity chef.

A moniker that Bourdain became famous for hating on. His book, Kitchen Confidential, which launched him into the stratosphere and helped make him a household name, was a stunningly well written tell-all that outed himself and other line cooks/chefs as being drug-addled madmen who happened to have a passion for amazing food. 

Bourdain even went so far as to make fun of celebrity chefs. His tell-it-like-it-is, devil-may-care bluntness was poetic – because he cut to the core of what he loved/hated about culinary culture.

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He looked and acted like a member of The Ramones that picked up a knife set instead of a guitar and stumbled into a kitchen instead of a sound stage. 

Unfortunately, Bourdain took his own life, leaving behind his 11-year-old daughter, along with the amazing persona he had developed over the years.

A persona that was evident down to his email correspondence. Patton Oswalt shared an image of a message he received from Bourdain after he had asked him for suggestions on what to do while honeymooning in Paris with his wife, Meredith Salenger.

Oswalt gave Bourdain a list of suggestions he had received from friends and family members and the No Reservations host responded in his trademark style:

Patton,

I’m a fan and an admirer so gotta tell you this is no way to enjoy Paris.

F*** them. All of them. They’re THERE, everywhere. You will see them from the car window as you go and do important s*** like live your life. In Paris !

Try and plan as little as possible.

Le Comptoire is great. Amazing food and perfect atmosphere.  Show early and squeeze in to L’Avant Comptoire next door.

Le Dome for shellfish tower

Rue Mouffetard for the market

And sandwiche jambon or fresh croissant anywhere at right time.

People responded to Oswalt’s tweet, telling him what he most definitely already knows.

And others couldn’t stop nodding their heads, calling the email “classic Bourdain.”

Tons of celebrities and prominent figures spoke up in the wake of Bourdain’s death.

Some shared personal experiences they had with the man.

And tributes/condolences are popping up all over social media for him.

Including people who worked or lived with Bourdain.

And those who worked in the same industry as the artist.

Whenever a noteworthy person passes away there’s no shortage of theories as to why they did it. But the real answer is depression. If you or anyone you know is depressed, get help:  1-800-273-8255.

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Makeup Guru Kat Von D Is An Anti-Vaxxer And People Are Furious

You might be familiar with Kat Von D, who was a burlesque dancer, dated Marilyn Manson, and eventually started her own extremely popular makeup company branded towards the goth girl in all of us. She is also recently married to fellow goth, Rafael Reyes. They are soon expecting a child together.

Kat Von D has over 12 million followers on Instagram, so people were pretty shocked and horrified when she broadcast her intentions to not vaccinate her baby. Anti-vaxxers, a few of whom are well-known celebrities like Jenny McCarthy, have been promoting the idea that vaccinations are dangerous and cause autism, and have discouraged people from getting doctor-recommended treatment. This means that diseases that have been all but eradicated, like polio and the mumps, have been on the rise again.

The issue is that we depend on one another for herd immunity. The fewer people in a group who are susceptible to a disease, the less likely there is to be an outbreak. And there are people who medically cannot have the vaccine or who have a compromised immune system that makes them vulnerable. We get vaccinations to keep ourselves and other people safe.

I knew the minute we announced our pregnancy that we would be bombarded with unsolicited advice. Some good and some questionable – unsolicited none the less. I also was prepared for the backlash and criticism we would get if we decided to be open about our personal approach to our pregnancy. My own Father flipped out on me when I told him we decided to ditch our doctor and go with a midwife instead. If you don’t know what it’s like have people around you think you are ridiculous, try being openly vegan. And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you – try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations. My point being: I already know what it’s like to make life choices that are not the same as the majority. So your negative comments are not going influence my choices – actual research and educating myself will – which i am diligently doing. This is my body. This is our child. And this is our pregnancy journey. Feel free to follow me on here if you like what I’m about – whether it’s tattooing, lipstick, Animal Rights, sobriety, feminism, ridiculous gothiness, black flower gardening, cats, or my adorable husband. But if you don’t dig a certain something about what I post, i kindly ask that you press the unfollow button and move the fuck on. So before anyone of you feel inspired to tell me how to do this, I would appreciate you keeping your unsolicited criticism to yourself. More importantly, for those who have amazing positive energy to send my way, I will gladly and graciously receive it with love! X

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In a long post on Instagram, Kat Von D talks about receiving tons of unsolicited advice. She also drops the no vaccinations things pretty casually in the middle:

I knew the minute we announced our pregnancy that we would be bombarded with unsolicited advice.
Some good and some questionable – unsolicited none the less. 

I also was prepared for the backlash and criticism we would get if we decided to be open about our personal approach to our pregnancy. My own Father flipped out on me when I told him we decided to ditch our doctor and go with a midwife instead.  

If you don’t know what it’s like have people around you think you are ridiculous, try being openly vegan.  And, if you don’t know what it’s like to have the entire world openly criticize, judge, throw uninformed opinions, and curse you – try being an openly pregnant vegan on Instagram, having a natural, drug-free home birth in water with a midwife and doula, who has the intention of raising a vegan child, without vaccinations. 

My point being: I already know what it’s like to make life choices that are not the same as the majority. So your negative comments are not going influence my choices – actual research and educating myself will – which i am diligently doing.  This is my body. This is our child. And this is our pregnancy journey. 

Feel free to follow me on here if you like what I’m about – whether it’s tattooing, lipstick, Animal Rights, sobriety, feminism, ridiculous gothiness, black flower gardening, cats, or my adorable husband.  But if you don’t dig a certain something about what I post, i kindly ask that you press the unfollow button and move the fuck on.  

So before anyone of you feel inspired to tell me how to do this, I would appreciate you keeping your unsolicited criticism to yourself.  More importantly, for those who have amazing positive energy to send my way, I will gladly and graciously receive it with love! X

Oddly, people aren’t just moving on. They’re boycotting her products and expressing their disgust:

One particularly pissed off person is fellow make-up entrepreneur Caroline Hirons.

Hirons has had firsthand experience with how these resurgent illnesses are hurting people, because her 23-year-old son came down with the mumps and battled for his life. She shared pictures of his time in the hospital and his recovery.

*swipe across- When our son was rushed to the emergency room last summer in a convoy of two ambulances and four paramedics (they sent for the main team because Dan was so dehydrated that the initial paramedic couldn’t find a vein), he had a raging fever and was hallucinating. He couldn’t see us when we were leaning over him. He felt his body shutting down. The team worked on him for over 15 minutes in the ambulance before they were cleared to ‘move off’. When we arrived at the hospital they immediately quarantined us and put him in critical care. Four IV drips. For 48 hours. He spent a week quarantined in the critical care unit – in the dark, because the crushing migraine he had for three weeks would not leave, even with morphine. His fever took a week to come down within normal range, even with the best of modern medicine available. At the time he was a 23 year old man, fitter than most, who played football for approx 4 hours a day. Mumps felled him. He lost over two stone in weight. Without intensive medical intervention he would not be here. Now imagine he was a baby. Or someone with a compromised immune system. When I see people like @thekatvond using their platform to promote raising her unborn child ‘without vaccinations’, I want her and the drones of ill-advised people underneath, including @kandeejohnson to see and know that this is the reality of ‘benign diseases’. You have the absolute unbelievable arrogance of a ‘choice’, because the rest of us responsible people/parents DID vaccinate. These diseases were almost gone, now they are back because some people think they know better than all the scientists, physicians and specialists in modern science. As I said in my post last year, vaccinate your kids. Or keep them the hell away from mine. (I took endless pictures of Dan in hospital to keep Jim up to speed as he had stayed home with our younger, traumatised kids. Dan gave his full permission for me use the picture and tell the story in detail. He’s our hero. And no, I am obviously not talking about you if you are unable to have the vaccines. You are who the rest of us should be trying to protect.) #savethenhs

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Hirons writes:

When our son was rushed to the emergency room last summer in a convoy of two ambulances and four paramedics (they sent for the main team because Dan was so dehydrated that the initial paramedic couldn’t find a vein), he had a raging fever and was hallucinating. He couldn’t see us when we were leaning over him. He felt his body shutting down.

 The team worked on him for over 15 minutes in the ambulance before they were cleared to ‘move off’. When we arrived at the hospital they immediately quarantined us and put him in critical care. Four IV drips. For 48 hours. He spent a week quarantined in the critical care unit – in the dark, because the crushing migraine he had for three weeks would not leave, even with morphine. His fever took a week to come down within normal range, even with the best of modern medicine available. 

At the time he was a 23 year old man, fitter than most, who played football for approx 4 hours a day. Mumps felled him. He lost over two stone in weight. Without intensive medical intervention he would not be here. Now imagine he was a baby. Or someone with a compromised immune system. When I see people like @thekatvond using their platform to promote raising her unborn child ‘without vaccinations’, I want her and the drones of ill-advised people underneath, including @kandeejohnson to see and know that this is the reality of ‘benign diseases’. 

You have the absolute unbelievable arrogance of a ‘choice’, because the rest of us responsible people/parents DID vaccinate. These diseases were almost gone, now they are back because some people think they know better than all the scientists, physicians and specialists in modern science. As I said in my post last year, vaccinate your kids. Or keep them the hell away from mine. (I took endless pictures of Dan in hospital to keep Jim up to speed as he had stayed home with our younger, traumatised kids. Dan gave his full permission for me use the picture and tell the story in detail. He’s our hero. And no, I am obviously not talking about you if you are unable to have the vaccines. You are who the rest of us should be trying to protect.)

As Hirons points out, things were touch-and-go for her son, who had been in strong health and who was a full-grown adult, not a child, when he got mumps.

Other people have also taken to social media to share their experiences, and point out that a fear of having children with autism, which is incredibly ableist to begin with, may lead some parents to have kids who are vulnerable to illnesses that can leave them severely impaired.

Twitter user Elsa Sjunneson-Henry shared that she is deaf and blind because she had rubella as a child:

What do you think?

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20 Relatable Moments To Celebrate 20 Years Of Sex And The City

It’s been twenty years since Sex and the City, the seminal TV show about sex, female friendship, and the hustle and bustle of New York, aired for the very first time. 1998 was a time devoid of a thriving meme culture in which the writers of the show were certainly not thinking that a certain choice caption would get screenshotted and circulated widely out of context.

And definitely no one could have predicted that a Donald Trump cameo would be plastered all over the web two decades later when he’d become president… Or that BFF Miranda would be launching her own political campaign to run for New York governor. 

Yet here we are in 2018, a totally different bizarro time that could never have been predicted in the more innocent-seeming days of the late 90s.

Even though the show’s 100% white cast was neither delicate nor woke in the face of racial discrimination or gender issues, they did pave the way for a lot of the fashion and female openness around sexuality that we see in the world today. 

The girls also single-handedly began the cupcake trend with their Season 3 visit to Magnolia Bakery, and we have them to thank for killing the sugary cocktail formerly known as the Cosmo. 

The internet recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Sex and the City’s pilot and in its honor, here are 20 of the most relatable moments of the show that withstood the test of time.

1. When a friend asks the group for advice.

2. When your eighth friend this year gets engaged.

3. When someone thinks they burned you but you know yourself too well.

4. When you force yourself to go out and “be social.”

5. When you still can’t let go of the fact you weren’t invited to the royal wedding.

6. When you’re trying super hard but nothing goes your way.

7. When you start to describe your culinary abilities.

8. When you set foot outside.

9. When you and your partner have nothing to fight about.

10. When someone asks about your fitness routine.

11. When your friends and you discuss your pastimes.

12. When you accidentally overreact.

13. When you’re absolutely over everything.

14. When someone asks after your friends.

15. When you’re almost 30 and make the mistake of Facebook-stalking your high school friends.

16. When you sit down for a date with a mansplainer.

17. When you live and breathe on this planet.

18. When you’re just trying for a chill weekend with the crew.

19. When someone thinks you’re so lucky to be living in New York.

20. When you always dress your cutest in the hopes of bumping into your crush.

Happy 20th, SATC! You gave us so much.

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Anthony Bourdain's Loss Is Being Felt By All The People He Influenced

Chef, TV host and writer Anthony Bourdain died in France at the age of 61, according to CNN. He was found by his close friend and fellow chef, Eric Ripert, on Friday morning in his hotel room. The two were working on an episode of his CNN show Parts Unknown. He reportedly died by suicide.

“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdain,” CNN said in a statement. “His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.”

Anthony Bourdain was deeply beloved as a person who shared stories and food from parts of the world most people never got to travel to. He has a deeply compassionate view of others, and an intense curiosity that awoke wonder and interest in others. And because of his presence on TV, he was known to many.

He was also incredibly supportive of the #MeToo movement. His partner, Asia Argento, was one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers. He publicly supported her and all the women who came forward.

Bourdain’s outspoken nature and widespread appeal made him many people’s heroes. He was also personal friends with a number of celebrities. Folks from all sides of entertainment are celebrating him and his legacy.

People who worked with him as journalists.

Other chefs who work on television:

He also knew folks from everywhere: science, politics, music.

reposted: @questlovesfood Just saw the news this morning about Anthony Bourdain’s passing. I have so many thoughts about him—memories, emotions, and unanswered questions—that right now it’s sort of a jumble. I feel so thankful for him to introducing me to a world I never knew, the world of food and especially food around the world. It was through Anthony that I learned about the sushi master Jiro Ono was and that recommendation (seeing the Jiro doc & making a pilgrimage to Tokyo by any means necessary) singlehandedly changed the course of my professional and creative life. Anthony also believed, and talked often, about how all forms of creativity were connected: how chefs and drummers and comedians and actors and directors and painters all drew on the same well of thoughts and emotions. That feeling stuck with me. Watching him take trips to faraway lands to get a taste of heaven (and, just as often, to show how life on earth can be hell for people under the thumb of cruel governments or oppressive poverty) was the equivalent of my many trips to obscure record shops continents away. Lastly I’ll miss our endless banter about the merits (or lack therof) of Yacht Rock. Anthony came on Fallon often, and every time he liked to warn me that his walk-on music better have “some umph to it.” He wanted power and attitude. I’d agree with him, and then I’d play another Billy Joel song, which infuriated him. A few years back, to thank him for writing the foreword to my book, I started the ultimate troll project, though I never got to give it to him. We had an “argument” over Herb Alpert’s “Route 101”: I made the case that the song’s good-feeling/good-time vibe couldn’t be denied, and he made the case that he denied it, and the more heated the argument got the more we laughed. I told him imma make him the mother of smooth-pop playlists and then he would see the light. I’m finishing that playlist, and when I do, I’ll name it after him, just so I can imagine that laugh of his.

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Many said his show helped them feel like they were exploring the world, too:

Many had personal memories of meeting him, and how energetic and engaging he was in person:

And lots of people are sharing the lessons they got from his show and personality:

His partner, Asia Argento, has also responded to the news, writing, “Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds. He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated. My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine.”

Anthony Bourdain gave the world many gifts, and his loss will be felt deeply.

In the U.S., the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255.

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Millennials Had The Best Responses To Article That Says They Should 'Just Work Longer'

Millennials Had The Best Responses To Article That Says They Should 'Just Work Longer'

Pretty much everything costs more now. I’m not just talking about inflation, I’m talking value.

Apparently, according to this Politico article, you’re expected to just work longer, instead of, you know, affecting laws to make sure that the top 1% doesn’t horde even more of the wealth that they already control.

The gut reaction many people had to the article was a simple one:

People weren’t buying the whole “suck it up” and “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” argument.

Probably because the bootstraps are exorbitantly overpriced and you need to finance a pair to own that incurs impossible interest rates designed to keep you in economic slavery forever.

Some people suspect a “baby boomer” wrote the article. You know, someone from a generation where working a single job (no side hustles required) was enough to purchase a home and have a spouse live at that home and take care of the kids.

The article had people responding with all sorts of dark jokes.

While others broke down what the writer’s argument was, in its essence.

But then there those who started serving up facts – and it’s that millennials, despite being ridiculously educated, knowledgeable, and skilled, are underpaid when compared to previous generations.

Never mind the fact that many basic tasks can be solved (and usually are) with computer automation. So you have people sitting around at jobs, who could be innovating, performing mindless tasks.

The fact that it’s “normal” for students to be tens, and in some instances, hundreds of thousands in dollars of debt for majors and professions that don’t pay (adjusted for inflation) as much as they did a generation ago, is absolutely insane.

It’s enough to make people feel all sorts of hopeless.

I mean I’ve come across my fair share of defeatist millennials who don’t hold themselves to the fire and hustle to go after their dreams. But for the ones who are, there’s no question that the economic ads are stacked against them today.

And we’re already seeing the effects of it now.

My own father is 65 years old and he’s hustling now just to hold on to a property that his family has owned for decades.

But that’s just the way things are now, I guess!

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This 'Dirty' Guy's Response To A Mom Trying To Make An Example Out Of Him Is Perfect

This 'Dirty' Guy's Response To A Mom Trying To Make An Example Out Of Him Is Perfect

There’s this perception that human beings have and it’s that things that are “easier” are almost always better.

Which is true, for the most part, you shouldn’t waste your time on things that aren’t worth it when you aren’t spending as much time on other aspects of your life that are way more important. It’s like obsessing over the type of cheese you’re going to platter for a friendly get-together while you’re working a job you hate and your resume’s been collecting dust and needed to be updated three years ago.

You should absolutely be willing to get your hands metaphorically “dirty” in order to accomplish your dreams.

Especially if that includes actual dirty work. For some people, being successful isn’t defined as sitting in an office or behind a computer all day – they like working with their hands and getting the occasional grime on themselves. And it doesn’t make them any less of a person for enjoying that kind of lifestyle.

A lesson that Andy Ross hopes he imparted on a young girl and her mother during a visit to the store when he had some dirt on his face. He shared the message on Facebook, where it’s been shared over 163,000 times.

Andy writes that the child kept staring at his dirty face, which didn’t bother him, until the young girl’s mother tried to use him an example of “why you should stay in school.”

So I had a very interesting “educational” conversation with a woman and her daughter today. As I entered the store before I got home, a little girl kept staring at me. Which is fine. I know that kids are curious when they see someone, especially as dirty as I was. They ended up in front of me as I was checking out. Little girl still staring, her mother told her to stop staring. As they finished and headed towards the door, I hear her mom say quietly to the little girl “that is why you need to stay in school”. I figured this was a great time to educate this mother and her 7/8 year old daughter. The following is our conversation: 

First, I happen to be a very educated dirty man. I not only have a high school diploma, I also have a college degree and many medical certifications. So assuming that I am uneducated because of my appearance is actually quite ignorant in itself. 

Secondly, if you are telling your daughter to stay in school because I have tattoos up and down my arms, that will actually suppress her creativity and potentially hinder her imagination as she develops. Again, contradictory to your point ma’am. I am proud of my tattoos and artwork that Forrest Bateman put on my body. It’s a representation of my pride in my country and my service over multiple combat tours as a special operations medic. 

Third, if you’re referring that statement to the hat (not featured) I’m wearing because it features an elk, you might not understand it. I happen to co-own Evergreen State Outdoors and am proud to own an outdoors company and support my rights to hunt and responsibly be a gun owner. 

Finally, I chose to work in a construction industry. I am proud to say that I am apart of building America and I enjoy my job everyday. I tried working a desk job when I got out of the service and it wasn’t for me. I enjoy working with my hands and being outdoors. Subsequently, it comes with being dirty some days. I make good money, have benefits, and am able to provide for my family without issue. So my appearance reflects nothing to do with my level of intelligence or pursuing a higher level of education. 

I left the the two with a simple final statement of “have a good day and try not to judge people before you know anything about them. Good luck with her little girl” 

Today’s lesson for the day:

1- don’t judge people at first glance.
2-do what you love and enjoy and it’s never work.
3-blue collar jobs are the best jobs. They can pay great and it doesn’t always come with a price tag.
4-education is important, but college doesn’t guarantee you anything.
5- experience, hard work, and dedication allow you to be successful in your career path.
6-don’t be an asshole parent who raises their kids to be an asshole.
7- when attempting to insult someone’s intelligence and education level, don’t allow yourself to be out educated by said dirty man.
8- I need a shower.

People loved his post and the “lesson” he hopefully taught the young girl and her mother that day.

And of course, there were people who found a problem with the message he was trying to get across.

Equally insulting to people who work “dirty jobs” is the appropriation of “hard work culture,” something that former Dirty Jobs show host, Mike Rowe, talked about at length in this facebook post blasting “fake mud jeans.”

The part of the post that sums up his argument hits the nail on the head on people who “mock” hard work:

If Nordstrom’s wants to carry them, the description would read something like this:

“Finally – a pair of jeans for the hard-working gent who doesn’t want to actually wear them. The Borax Wash is so rugged and so manly, they don’t even need a human to hold them up! So sit back and relax, secure in the knowledge that your work pants can’t be folded or stored like other jeans. Show the world you mean business by owning the only jeans that can’t be worn! The jeans, that can stand on their own!”

$ 600 – only at Nordstrom.

And if you really wanted a pair of “dirty” jeans, you could just do this:

But I guess that would be too much “dirty” work for some people to handle.

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Broccoli Coffee Is A Real Thing

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I’m a sucker for food fads, so bring on the unicorn cakes and the cotton candy cocktails. In fact, as a Gemini, I’ll frankly try almost anything twice.

As a pretty slothful twenty-something, I often struggle to remember if I’ve fulfilled my required fruit and veggie intake for the day. Does a Bloody Mary count? Especially if I’m not cooking for myself at home. 

So when I heard there was a way to get caffeinated AND eat my daily vegetables all in one, I figured this might just be the trend for lazy me.

Enter Broccoli Coffee. The food industry’s latest gross-sounding attempt to get everyone to eat their greens. 

The scientists at Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Host Innovation discovered a way to dry and pulverize ugly broccoli (bunches too imperfect to sell in stores) into a flavorful green powder. Mix two tablespoons of it into any drink, soup or food recipe and you’ll end up with a whole serving of vegetables. 

Broccoli is also a great source of vitamins C, K, A, and B6, and is super rich in other nutrients that are really good for you and your body. 

If broccoffees aren’t looking like your thing, consider broccoli powder just another beneficial additive to throw into a smoothie, shake, or that muffin recipe you’ve been dying to try out. Combined with sweeter, more flavorful ingredients, you’ll barely taste the broccoli and still reap all of its benefits.

It all comes down down to what your tastebuds can get down with. And whether this broccolatte looks appealing to you at all. 

Twitter lost its mind when the news of broccoli coffee spread.

With most people thinking this health trend is just not going to take off. 

While others are approaching the broccoli powder thing with an open mind.

No matter which side of this you’re on, I think we can all agree it takes a brave soul to risk ruining their morning cup of joe with cruciferous greens. 

Would you?

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Everyone Is Shocked By How Someone Tried To Bargain Down This Wedding Caterer

Artists and writers are used to people undervaluing their work, either because they’re entitled, or they simply don’t comprehend what they’re asking for in terms of labor. But how can you argue over the cost of food? A caterer named Onequa shared a conversation she had with a woman about a proposed wedding meal that shows people are always trying to get more than they deserve for as little as possible.

She shared the screenshot of a text conversation on Twitter, and it starts out normal. The woman she’s speaking with is the god daughter of the woman getting married, apparently stepping in as a wedding planner. She asks for a number of dishes, including an omelette station, wing station, and waffle station for a breakfast/brunch meal. She mentions three different types of fish, too. This lady wants it all!

Onequa very reasonably quotes $ 5,000 for 200 people, which brings all that to down below $ 30 a head. Remember, she is buying all the materials and cooking everything. The woman comes back at her with some insults about her presence on Instagram, then tries to lowball her. It’s wild!

You want all that and cupcakes, too, for $ 2,100! And they’re some good looking cupcakes:

You need to pay for all the flavors, luv.

People are really blown away by how Onequa’s work was undervalued by these women, and they just can’t get over it:

You cannot cater a wedding for “exposure.”

Also, her rate was reasonable??? People with wedding (and math) experience said this woman blew the deal of her life on that wedding buffet:

There were some offered alternatives:

But she was also so rude. 

On the bright side, people are loving Onequa’s story so much they’re sending her some pocket cash:

And following her on Instagram and sending messages of support:

So, she didn’t get to cater someone’s last minute wedding. Instead, she gets the support of the Internet for valuing herself. And giving us some hilarious text messages to scream over. That is definitely worth $ 28 a head.

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David Spade's Tribute To Kate Spade Highlights A Misconception Many Have About Mental Health

David Spade's Tribute To Kate Spade Highlights A Misconception Many Have About Mental Health

The death of a public figure and beloved designer like Spade understandably affected many people, but it’s her immediate family who is bearing the brunt of the trauma from such a sudden loss.

Spade is survived by her 13-year-old daughter, and her husband of 24 years, Andy Spade.

Andy is the brother of actor/comedian David Spade, who spoke on the recent loss of his sister-in-law on Instagram and Twitter.

In his posts he remarked on how funny Kate was, sharing two candid photos of the designer. In both pictures she’s smiling. The moments are personal, beautiful.

“Fuzzy picture but i love it. Kate and I during Christmas family photos. We had so much fun that day. She was so sharp and quick on her feet. She could make me laugh so hard. I still cant believe it. Its a rough world out there people, try to hang on.” 

Coming from a comedian, being called funny is pretty much the ultimate compliment. 

Spade, in a separate Twitter post shared this nice photo of Spade supporting the actor at a book signing. He echoed his love of her sense of humor. The look on Kate’s face is a warm one.

Katy at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty. I dont think everyone knew how fucking funny she was…  Its a rough world out there people. Try to hang on 

Kate Brosnahan met Andy Spade when they were both students at Arizona State University. Kate moved to New York City after graduating and Andy went to the city with her in 1988. He supported her career as a designer and in 1993 helped her launch a line of accessories. They weren’t married at the time, but they called their new business Kate Spade. It was a smash success.

Andy Spade, in an interview with NPR described his relationship with Kate as being close – that they two of them “grew up together” in a way, starting in their 20s and into their 50s. 

David Spade spoke a bit about his relationship with Andy and Kate back in 2015 on an episode of The Howard Stern Show.

“Growing up, I was always at least getting attention because he was cool. We were skateboarding together, but everyone liked him. He was always way ahead of the game. And then there was a window when I got on SNL where I was actually doing a little better and getter cooler for about a year and a half. Then they started Kate Spade and they blew by me on a rocket ship.”

“I love having family around. Love [that] Andy’s around. He’s a smart f*cking guy. He knows his sh*t. And Katy’s really, really smart and good — and she’s hilarious.”

Kate Spade’s family released an official statement to the New York Times following her death, requesting that they be allowed to grieve in private.

“We are all devastated by today’s tragedy. We loved Kate dearly and will miss her terribly. We would ask that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this very difficult time.”  

Her impact on the world of fashion is undeniable.

She will most certainly be missed.

If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression and needs help, please, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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