Some Nerd Got Fouled so Hard in a Game of Basketball, He Actually Called the Cops

Some Nerd Got Fouled so Hard in a Game of Basketball, He Actually Called the Cops

There have been a lot of petty people in the news recently calling the cops on folks for doing the most frivolous of things.

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It seems like there’s a never-ending list of nonsensical reasons people are using as an excuse to call the popo.

But this one definitely has to be one of the nerdiest—because the amount of self-delusion you must live with, along with the gallons of pride you have to swallow in order to carry this out, is purely unfathomable.

A man actually called the cops because he felt he was fouled too hard in a game of basketball.

Yes. The grown man, who can be seen in the black clothes talking to the police above, is trying to explain, with a straight face, that the good-faith rules of the game were violated so harshly that law enforcement needed to be called. That, and the fact that the tax dollars spent on cops’ time, should be devoted to hearing his grievances.

The look on the man’s face in blue pretty much sums it all up.

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Twitter user @_togs relayed the events that led up to this ridiculous moment.

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It all started with a game of basketball. A hard pick (defensive move) sends the man to the floor. It happens all the time, it’s part of the game. You get back up, and if you feel like it was a dirty foul, you speak up about it.

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This guy, however, got up and threatened to call the cops. Which everyone else probably thought was a joke.

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Until they realized that no, this man is actually that petty.

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The man with the sleeves was the individual who set up the screen that sent the dude in black to the floor.

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When the cops did arrive and address the mess they were presented with, they were clearly not happy to be there.

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They left without taking any action against anybody (I wonder why) and nothing was resolved. Except for the fact that everyone knows to never play basketball with this dude ever again. God forbid you don’t let him score on you and you’ll have the cops running over to the gym.

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The worst part is that the foul wasn’t even that bad. Screens are screens—if you bump into someone, you will fall down.

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People began noticing similarities between his expression and the expressions of other famed petty cop callers.

Someone even captured video of the incident, so you can see the lameness in all its petty glory.

Unbelievable.

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This Guy Paid a Restaurant in Quarters and Got Upset When They Called Him out for It

This Guy Paid a Restaurant in Quarters and Got Upset When They Called Him out for It

We’ve all encountered things that are technically correct but still very annoying. Like when someone points out that there’s a difference between a blanket and a duvet. Or that in France, perfume is a fragrance for both men and women, as is cologne — it just depends on the time of day you’re wearing it. Or when someone calls a watch a “timepiece.”

All of these people are technically correct, but they’re still going to frustrate the ever-loving heck out of someone who just wants to be warm for the night, or buy some perfume for an evening out, or is curious to know where you got your watch.

“Oh, this timepiece? Let me think…”

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People who insist on paying with exact change are annoying too. 

They’re holding up everybody’s time by making sure they’ve got the correct cash denomination on hand while buying groceries with the coins they found lying around. One could easily take all of one’s quarters to a bank and get some nice crisp bills. 

Or, just deposit them in a bank account and pay with a credit card to rack up some sweet, sweet rewards.

I mean who wants to walk around jingle-jangling anyway? 

Apparently this dude does. Meet the Quarter Boy.

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He thought he’d go out with a few friends for some food at a local restaurant, and pay for the meal with the quarters he had lying around.

The thing is, it was a lot of quarters. So you can visualize it, here’s what they left on the table:

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Now, if I was a restaurant server, I’d be pretty upset. I’d grumble about it with my co-workers, maybe snap a photo to send my friends, and then go with my day, joking about it.

However, Beer 88, the restaurant where Quarter Boy ate, decided to take it a step further by posting about it on their social media page.

And they quarter-shamed him in the process.

Quarter boy didn’t take too kindly to them making him feel self-conscious about the way he paid for a meal, so he decided to get his revenge.

By being super kind and offering up a selfless act of generosity in response.

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He screengrabbed the restaurant’s message and shared it to his “Quarter Boy” Facebook page. Here’s his full message below:

The Quarter Boy
THE QUARTER BOY·MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018
Took a few friends out to lunch and only had enough to pay for theirs meal with quarters. Though it was enough for the meal and a great tip, I was blasted on FaceBook by the restaurant for paying in quarters. It was not a good day. Then I had a great idea. I love paying for people’s meals even if I have to scrape together my last quarters to do so. This whole thing made me realize how much I love doing this and why… Even if I get made fun of for it!
Everyone had bad days now and then. A bad day can make you see the world in a very dark and depressing way. But, one little act of kindness can change a person’s entire prospective about their life. I love picking up the tab for others and seeing what it does for them.
I decided that I would find restaurants out there that didn’t mind being paid in quarters and treat a patron at least once a week, just to see what this simple act of kindness could do for them! We will post videos so that you can see too how big a change just a little “change” can make.
If you are a restaurant that wouldn’t mind a register filled with quarters at the end of the night and a special treat for one of your patrons now and then please post so I know who I won’t offend by coming by.
If you would like to join the fun and see what a few quarters can do… go to my fundraising link and donate today! 

After feeling down and out about being made fun of for paying for his meal in quarters, Quarter Boy decided to turn his embarrassment into something productive: paying for other people’s meals — all in change!

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He set up a donation link where people could help fund unsuspecting strangers’ meals, which he would cover with quarters.

He hit up local restaurants asking if they would mind being paid in quarters and plans to, once a week, visit them to give diners a free meal.

Quarter Boy already has his first success story: a lovely couple at Bootleggers who appreciated his kind gesture.

He’s already got his sights set on other restaurants and doesn’t show any signs of stopping. You’ve got to hand it to this kid: He definitely turned a horribly negative feeling into a positive one.

I mean, it’s still annoying as heck to get a bunch of quarters for a meal, but at least he’s doing some good with it.

Beer 88’s Facebook page is no longer public, and I have a sneaking suspicion that Quarter Boy’s post has something to do with it.

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Although it’s hard to argue that he’s doing some good for peeps by offering to pay for their meals, I can only wonder the kind of messages Beer 88 received that caused them to shut their Facebook page down. 

I’d be upset too as a waiter or business owner if someone came in with a whole bunch of quarters to pay for their meal. Sure, they’re technically not wrong, but there’s also a reason why we get happy to see people paying off tow-truck companies with wheelbarrows full of pennies — because we know it’s a total frustration-inducing move.

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Dictionary.com Just Roasted Kylie Jenner For Being Called A 'Self-Made' Woman

Dictionary.com Just Roasted Kylie Jenner For Being Called A 'Self-Made' Woman

At 20 years old, I was finally getting my braces taken off and changing college majors. Kylie Jenner, at 20, became pregnant with Travis Scott, delivered baby Stormi, and became a billionaire.

I was worrying about whether or not I’d be able to afford gas for my ’97 Ford Taurus when prices skyrocketed to over $ 4 a gallon. Meanwhile, Jenner is getting written up in Forbes magazine.

The social-media, famous-for-being-famous juggernaut managed to leverage her glammed-out plastic surgery #goals and Kardashian legacy to build a wildly successful cosmetics business worth a whopping $ 900 million fortune.

And she did it all in less than 3 years. That’s some serious money management from someone so young. 

The financial magazine was so impressed with Kylie’s success in business that they listed her as number 27 in a profile on “America’s Women Billionaires,” where they covered America’s Richest Self-Made women.

They made it a point to call Kylie’s success “self-made” and said that she’s on track to become the youngest woman to ever become a billionaire.

But some people are having a hard time swallowing the “self-made” portion of that headline.

There’s a saying that a friend of mine uses for people who believe they are self-made but forget that their life of privilege and the family they were born into played a huge part in their success. It’s that they were born on third-base but believe they worked just as hard to make it to home as the person who fought to get up to bat in the first place.

I’d imagine that that’s why a lot of people are having some difficulty accepting the claim that Jenner is a “self-made” billionaire.

But there are some Twitter users who think that Dictionary.com’s salty response was uncalled for and just an instance of jealous pettiness that diminishes the success of the young cosmetics mogul.

They think that those “hating” on Jenner should take a page out of her book and become a “self-made billionaire” just like her.

But there were others who pointed out that Jenner had obvious advantages not afforded to everyone else, and there are plenty.

To show just how astronomical Jenner’s success is, someone pointed out some other notably wealthy women in the US.

That’s right, Kylie Jenner has more than doubled Beyonce’s net worth and has surpassed her older sister Kim, who was largely responsible for the family’s super stardom.

Her success has flabbergasted many people online.

Some tried to break down just how Jenner and the Kardashian sisters secured their fortunes.

While others were less concerned with how the sisters made their money and more concerned with how to secure some for themselves:

Must be nice to be a self-made billionaire.

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Man Helps Mom On A Plane Who Got Called A 'Smelly Fatty' By Her Seatmate

Man Helps Mom On A Plane Who Got Called A 'Smelly Fatty' By Her Seatmate

Flying is often a hellishly bad experience. You’re crammed inside a giant flashlight, miles above the Earth, with only very tiny bags of snacks to get your through. You’re also squeezed into seats next to other irate passengers who all have feelings about who should get to use the elbow rest. They think it’s them, and they’re wrong.

It can be especially hard for bigger passengers, because seats are often smaller than what is actually average in this country, because they gotta sell those tickets! It’s cramped. We also live in a fat-phobic and body-shaming culture that gives anyone over a size ten a hard time about their life. It can be anxiety producing. A mother named Savannah Phillips wrote in a recent viral Facebook post that all her fears about her body while flying were brought to life during a horrible interaction on a plane.

But her story also has a happy ending, so stick with it.

She writes:

I am only sharing this story of what happened to me today in hopes that the person who stuck up for me will somehow be recognized…

I’ve been on airplanes for the past three weeks. My flight to Chicago was changed to an earlier flight because of storms, so I didn’t get to pick my seat like a normally do. I always try to sit in a row where I don’t have to sit next to anyone. I’m not the biggest person on the airplane, but I’m not the smallest. My worst nightmare is someone being uncomfortable because they have to sit next to me.

My seat was assigned at the gate, and when we boarded I was sitting next to an older guy who said he was a comedian. He looked like he was in his 60s and had on bright yellow sunglasses. He stood up so I could get into my seat next to the window. As soon as I got buckled, he sat back down. The flight attendant started the safety speech and he got his phone out (with huge font and the screen brightness turned all the way up). His phone was maybe 12 inches from my face and he proceeded to text someone that he was sitting next to “a smelly fatty.”

I don’t even know what the rest of his text said. I turned my head away as fast as I could. I was shocked and it was like confirmation of the negative things I think about myself on a daily basis. Before I knew it, I could feel hot, salty tears coming down my face. I sat and cried silently, hoping this guy didn’t try to make small talk, because I didn’t trust how I would react and I didn’t want to get kicked off the plane. I was so hurt. The pilot came overhead and said there would be a 30 minute delay before he could take off- great. Just more time I would have to sit next to this creep.

We sat on the runway waiting for the OK to take off for about 10 minutes- I sat there unable to stop silently crying. I was scrunching myself up against the wall as far as I could. All of a sudden, someone from behind us taps on the guy’s shoulder and says, “Hey- I need to talk to you.” The guy next to me takes out his headphones. Someone behind us says, “We are switching seats. Now.” The guy next to me said, “OK- why?” 

And I hear someone say (removing curse words), “You are texting about her, and I’m not putting up with that.” A guy comes and sits next to me and is shocked when he sees me crying. He asked if I saw the texts and I nodded yes. He encouraged me not to let that guy get to me and that everything was going to be fine. We talked about Ross and the kids, his two year old son, our jobs, amongst other things.

He said he just happened to see that guy’s text messages he started shaking he was so mad and knew he had to do something. He stopped the flight attendant and told her what he was about to do. I told him thank you for what he did and that it meant the world to me- and that he would be my husband’s new favorite person. The flight attendant kept trying to give him free drinks and told him that he was her hero.

He wasn’t her hero- he was mine. I told him that yesterday at church, one of my favorite people on the planet, Jeff McMillon, talked about how God sees you. Good time, bad times, in a mess- your own fault or not- God sees you. And God saw me today. I told him that he was a blessing sent to me and how thankful I was that he was there.

So- this guy’s name is Chase- he works for Whiskey Row in Nashville. Share this post, look him up- whatever- he did prove to me today that (1) not only does God see me, but (2) there are more good people in the world than bad.

Chase is now getting the recognition Phillips thinks he deserves. 

He  was interviewed for a local news channel and told his side of the story.

Chase says he could see the man’s texts from where he was sitting. At first, he wasn’t sure what to do. He debated kicking the guy’s butt or waiting until landing to say something.

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In the end he did neither. He tapped the guy on the shoulder and said they should switch seats. Mistaking the situation, the man thanked him and asked why he was offering.

“Because you’re a heartless person,” Chase responded. “I read your texts. And the girl next to you crying also read your texts. And you should take into consideration other people’s feelings.”

Neither one said what the man did next, but he did switch seats. People were very touched by how the gesture turned Phillips’s experience around, and reminded her not everyone is terrible.

A few folks said they’d experienced similar discrimination on flights:

And at least one person claims to know and love Chase:

It’s a small world, so help our your neighbor when you can. 

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Viewer Called News Anchor A Racist Slur And She Blasted Them On Air

CBS Atlanta anchor Sharon Reed gets a lot of hate mail at work, much of it leaning on pretty racist rhetoric from trolls online. It seems like she is just about done with tolerating it. BuzzFeed Newsreports that Reed received a letter from someone named “Kathy Rae,” which was filled with racist slurs, or it would have been if the person writing it knew how to spell. Reed shared the message on Facebook, which reads:

you need to be fired for the race baiting comment you made tonight
it’s o.k. for blacks to discuss certain subjects but not whites, really??? you are what I call a Niger not a black person. you are a racist Niger. you are what’s wrong with the world

No, Kathy Rae doesn’t mean the country.

Reed also took time out to talk to Kathy Rae on air, and wherever she is, someone better take Kathy Rae to the burn unit, because this is scorching:

Reed repeated Kathy Rae’s email live, noting the message sender’s spelling errors. Then she decided to let Kathy Rae’s hate do the talking.

“I think when arguing with somebody, you have to be careful not to mischaracterize their viewpoint,” said Reed. “So I won’t mischaracterize your view either, Kathy Rae. I get it. On December 5, 2017, you think it’s okay to call this journalist a nigger. I don’t, but I could clap back and say a few things to you. But instead, I’ll let your words, Kathy Rae, speak for themselves.”

Everyone is straight up in love with Reed right now:

And don’t forget her coworkers sitting on either side during this epic clap back. They know what’s up.

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This Poor Guy Called Mike Pence Is Getting All Of Mike Pence's Hate Mail

Pop quiz time! What is the Twitter handle of Donald Trump’s soon-to-be vice president Mike Pence? Well, it’s not @MikePence, but plenty of people seem to think it is. In fact, @MikePence is owned by a liberal software developer of the same name, whereas the Mike Pence we all love to hate goes by @Mike_Pence. 

As you can imagine, this has led to a pretty hilarious situation where a software developer gets all the messages intended for a man who advocated for ‘conversion therapy’ to ‘cure’ homosexuals. Here’s a sample of what he’s had to put up with for the last year…

And this is all despite his biography clearly stating that anyone tweeting him probably has the wrong guy… 

Being a man who says he hates VP Pence to the very core, you can probably understand why Pence is so upset to share his name. 

At first, the software engineer tried to be polite and inform people that he isn’t the Mike Pence they think he is, but after Trump’s nomination and victory it all became too much. “I don’t generally waste the time to correct people,” he told NYMag back in July. 

So instead, he used his name as an opportunity to troll Trump supporters. “I get to troll conservatives a bit by pretending to be in a love affair with Donald Trump using my account,” Pence said. 

While he may not be enjoying the situation, everyone else finds it pretty hilarious.

While others said they were in a similar position.

And some just want him to replace the vice president entirely. 

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Mila Kunis Called Out Hollywood's Rampant Sexism In This Revealing Open Letter

As much as we’d like to think otherwise, Hollywood isn’t immune to the rampant sexism that plagues the workforce and ensures that women won’t achieve pay parity for another 136 years. And who better to reveal the horrific industry secrets than an insider herself?

Actress and businesswoman Mila Kunis penned an open letter, published on Ashton Kutcher’s website A Plus, calling out the culture of misogyny in Hollywood — and declaring that she’s done caving to the industry’s sexist approaches. 

She began her letter by recounting a situation in which a Hollywood producer threatened her career when she refused to pose semi-nude on the cover of a magazine to promote her upcoming film. 

“‘You’ll never work in this town again.’ A cliché to be sure, but also what a producer threatened when I refused to pose semi-naked on the cover of a men’s magazine to promote our film. I was no longer willing to subject myself to a naïve compromise that I had previously been willing to. ‘I will never work in this town again??’ I was livid, I felt objectified, and for the first time in my career I said ‘no.'”

The producer was wrong — she did work again (she’s Mila f*cking Kunis, after all) but the encounter stuck with her. 

“What this producer may never realize is that he spoke aloud the exact fear every woman feels when confronted with gender bias in the workplace.”

“It’s what we are conditioned to believe — that if we speak up, our livelihoods will be threatened; that standing our ground will lead to our demise. We don’t want to be kicked out of the sand box for being a “bitch.” So we compromise our integrity for the sake of maintaining status quo and hope that change is coming.”

In an attempt to avoid the misogyny of Hollywood, Kunis started her own production company, Orchard Farm Productions. After signing with a producer and pitching a show to a network, the executive wrote the following in an executive email chain:

“And Mila is a mega star. One of biggest actors in Hollywood and soon to be Ashton’s wife and baby momma!!!”

….Hmm, last time we checked, “Ashton’s baby momma” wasn’t the top entry on her IMDB page. 

With his email, the producer epitomized the issues women in the entertainment industry (and workforce in general) are facing. 

This is the entirety of his email. Factual inaccuracies aside, he reduced my value to nothing more than my relationship to a successful man and my ability to bear children. It ignored my (and my team’s) significant creative and logistical contributions.

Kunis ended the partnership because she’s a badass and completely over this kind of behavior. 

She ended her letter promising to confront Hollywood sexism head on. Because she will work in “this town” — and she can decide who she’ll agree to work with. 

“I’m done compromising; even more so I’m done with being compromised. So from this point forward, when I am confronted with one of these comments, subtle or overt, I will address them head on; I will stop in the moment and do my best to educate.”

“I will work in this town again, but I will not work with you.”

Yaaas. Bowing down. You tell ’em, Mila. 

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