Everyone Is Having A Nostalgia Party Over Old Answering Machine Messages

Remember answering machines? If you said “no,” you’re too young, go away. Grow up a little. One day, the phone you’re using to read this will make no sense either.

But for the Olds, there’s a new fun game called #90sAnsweringMachineMessages for you. It’s pretty much what it sounds like. What’s a message you would leave or receive on your old message machine? What did people get when they called you and no one answered? A ton of nostalgic references, that’s what.

You may know some of these:

Though some people are sharing more literally what their voicemail message actually was in the 1990s:

Others had a warning from the future:

They also referred to some specific other technologies time forgot:

But my personal favs now are the same as they were then:

If only someone would call…

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White People Are Having The Wrong Reaction To Starbucks Closing For Racial Bias Training

White People Are Having The Wrong Reaction To Starbucks Closing For Racial Bias Training

About a week ago, two men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks as they waited for a third friend to arrive and order drinks with them. ABC News reports the manager called the police, saying they were “refusing to make a purchase.” 

Video of the event sparked outrage, protests, and calls to boycott Starbucks:

Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts had the two men, Donte Robinson and Rashon Nelson, in for an interview about what the fallout of their experience has been like.

Nelson said that when he walked in, he asked to use the restroom, but was refused, because he was told they were for paying customers. He says he “left it at that.” He then joined Robinson at a table. An employee approached them where they were seated and asked if she could help with anything. Both men say they were never actually asked to leave, only that they couldn’t use the restroom without buying anything.

Both were shocked when the police showed up.

“Initially, as soon as they approached us, they just said we have to leave,” Nelson said. “There was no question of, ‘Was there a problem here between you guys and the manager?,’ No ‘What happened?’”

“After the first time they walk over and said ‘you have to leave,’ I say ‘we’re here for a meeting,’” Robinson explained. Robinson offered to call the person they were waiting on, but was allegedly ignored. They were then put in handcuffs, reportedly without being informed as to why they were being arrested.

“We weren’t read any rights, nothing” Robinson said. “Just double-locked, handcuffed behind our back, and escorted out and put in a squad car.”

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson has said that the incident was “completely inappropriate” and “reprehensible.” Johnson offered a personal apology to Robinson and Nelson, and the company decided they’d be closing all of their locations on May 29 so employees could receive racial bias training.

“While this is not limited to Starbucks, we’re committed to being a part of the solution,” Johnson said. “Closing our stores for racial bias training is just one step in a journey that requires dedication from every level of our company and partnerships in our local communities.”

Since the announcement, things have been somewhat fraught at Starbucks. Twitter user @the_myleg_fish (who says they’re in Ohio) shared what it’s been like working behind the Starbucks bar as May 29 approaches. Basically, white people are being extremely insensitive:

One day without Starbucks is something you can deal with, Becky.

Kelli R. Parker, who works for the New York Daily News, wrote to people considering a Starbucks boycott. As she says, the problem isn’t the company, the problem is racism:

There are people who don’t think the racial bias training will do much, but at least agree that Starbucks is trying to do something about a persistent issue:

It’s also important to consider how many people work for Starbucks, and who will have a day to either learn something new or share something of their experience. It could potentially make a huge difference if every franchise in America shut down for a day and had a serious educational workshop on racism. 

And if that means you have to make coffee at home one morning, so be it.

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20 'I'm Just Not Having It' Moments That Are All Too Relatable

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20 ‘I’m Just Not Having It’ Moments That Are All Too Relatable

We’ve all had one of those days where we just don’t feel like interacting with humanity.

But, we are social creatures and have to ultimately find a life by functioning in society, with other people. Otherwise, why waste your time? Just go and become a hermit.

Although that’s a tad on the extreme side, and most of us aren’t going to do that, that doesn’t mean we have to like all of our human interactions of put up with them. Just ask these people and animals how they deal with the days that just can’t be dealt with.

1. Did the dog roll up the window?

2. Not interested in baths.

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3. Blue steel, dude, not “You’re-gonna-get-murdered-steel”.

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4. Merriam-Webster don’t play.

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5. Kitty just wants to play 🙁

When you express your feelings to your crush and they are not having it

6. “Nah, I’m good.”

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7. Called. Out.

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8. No. Brush. Teeth.

9. This mom who found out her son was rioting in Baltimore.

Baltimore Mom Found Her Son Participating in Riots. She is NOT Having it.

10. This horse.

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11. Someone’s not in the Christmas spirit.

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12. This creeptacular dalmatian pic.

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13. So over picture day.

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14. “Nice cosplay, now please leave.”

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15. “Take your picture and get away from me.”

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16. “No booties, please.”

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17. I got your fun right here.

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18. I take it he’s not a fan.

Security Guard is not having it

19. This Russian woman who has no time for stick-ups.

20. This woman who stood up to a man who told her to “Go back to Mexico.”

Sometimes, you just don’t feel like entertaining anyone’s nonsense.

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20 'I'm Just Not Having It' Moments That Are All Too Relatable

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20 ‘I’m Just Not Having It’ Moments That Are All Too Relatable

We’ve all had one of those days where we just don’t feel like interacting with humanity.

But, we are social creatures and have to ultimately find a life by functioning in society, with other people. Otherwise, why waste your time? Just go and become a hermit.

Although that’s a tad on the extreme side, and most of us aren’t going to do that, that doesn’t mean we have to like all of our human interactions of put up with them. Just ask these people and animals how they deal with the days that just can’t be dealt with.

1. Did the dog roll up the window?

2. Not interested in baths.

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3. Blue steel, dude, not “You’re-gonna-get-murdered-steel”.

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4. Merriam-Webster don’t play.

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5. Kitty just wants to play 🙁

When you express your feelings to your crush and they are not having it

6. “Nah, I’m good.”

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7. Called. Out.

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8. No. Brush. Teeth.

9. This mom who found out her son was rioting in Baltimore.

Baltimore Mom Found Her Son Participating in Riots. She is NOT Having it.

10. This horse.

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11. Someone’s not in the Christmas spirit.

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12. This creeptacular dalmatian pic.

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13. So over picture day.

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14. “Nice cosplay, now please leave.”

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15. “Take your picture and get away from me.”

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16. “No booties, please.”

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17. I got your fun right here.

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18. I take it he’s not a fan.

Security Guard is not having it

19. This Russian woman who has no time for stick-ups.

20. This woman who stood up to a man who told her to “Go back to Mexico.”

Sometimes, you just don’t feel like entertaining anyone’s nonsense.

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Larry Nassar Complained About Listening To Survivor Statements And Judge Aquilina Wasn't Having It

Ex-Team USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison on Tuesday, after more than 150 women and girls came forward to accuse him of sexually abusing them. Circuit Court Judge Rosemarie Aquilina handed down the judgement, adding: 

Aquilina called issuing the sentence a “privilege,” adding: “I just signed your death warrant.” 

On Monday and throughout last week, 133 of Nassar’s accusers read out victim impact statements, with dozens more women choosing to remain anonymous, telling their stories of Nassar’s abuse and how it has affected their lives

Since then, athletes including Jeanette Antolin, Jessica Howard, Jamie Dantzscher, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Maggie Nichols, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, and Jordyn Wieber, have been among the more than 150 accusers. 

Aside from the incredibly powerful statements of some of the survivors, one of the main talking points of the last week has been Judge Aquilina. 

Aquilina has been praised on social media for focusing on the survivors over the last few days. When one survivor, Amanda Cormier, explained that she loved to write songs as a teenager, but that she hadn’t written one since the abuse, Aquilina gave some advice to the woman and her unborn baby: 

Every survivor received advice from Judge Aquilina. She told another woman: 

Aquilina told Rachael Denhollander, one of the first women to come forward, that she was the “bravest person I have ever had in my courtroom.”  

And one moment from Thursday has people loving Aquilina even more. Nassar wrote to a letter to the judge, complaining that he was unable to handle the continued victim impact statements because of his mental state, and which contained the phrase: “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” 

“You need to talk about these issues with a therapist,” the judge told Nassar. “Contrary to CNN’s headline, I’m not a therapist.” Moments later, she threw the letter onto the ground. 

Despite the attention she’s gotten on social media, Aquilina is refusing to comment to media, only saying that the week should focus on Nassar’s victims. 

That hasn’t stopped Twitter from praising the judge, though. With Simone Biles, one of the survivors, taking to social media with her thanks. 

There was also a flood of comments from the general public. 

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Ivanka Trump Just Followed Rihanna On Twitter—And Her Fans Are Not Having It

She was recently called a hypocrite for praising US workers as being “the best”, while using foreign workers to produce her goods. She also gave a talk about female empowerment in India, while employing factories that violated human rights of workers.

Then there’s the whole messy business of the Trump name being tied to White Supremacy, something that doesn’t sit well with a lot of Americans. 

Which is probably why a lot of Rihanna’s fans are upset that Ivanka Trump started following the pop star on Twitter.

Rihanna’s been pretty vocal about her distaste of Donald Trump and his policies.

Back in January of 2017 when Trump implemented the unconstitutional travel ban, Rihanna was pretty vocal about how she felt regarding the ruling.

Then there was the singer’s criticism of how Trump handled the crisis in Puerto Rico.

So people are really flustered as to why Ivanka would elect to follow BadGirlRiRi.

People are waiting in anticipation to see how she’s going to react to her new follower.

They’re hoping it’s along the lines of this:

How do you think Rihanna will react? Is this a huge media opportunity the singer won’t be able to pass up?

Or should be drop the ban hammer?

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Tomi Lahren Photoshops A Picture Of Colin Kaepernick, And Twitter Isn't Having Any Of It

Tomi Lahren is at it again. On Thursday, the lightweight political commentator, Fox news contributor, and staunch Trump supporter tweeted a doctored photo of Colin Kaepernick. In the image, Kaepernick appears to be kneeling in a WWII landing craft, watching U.S. soldiers storm the beach at Normandy on D-Day. 

Lahren captioned the photo “Citizen of the Year” and quipped, “Food for thought”: 

Lahren may have been hoping to ruffle some feathers on Thanksgiving, but she missed the mark. By depicting Kaepernick kneeling before a military battle to criticize his protests, she overlooked the fact that protesting racial injustice in the U.S. is an act of patriotism. Kaepernick fans took a quick break from arguing with family over dry turkey and room temperature side dishes to have a little fun with Lahren’s ignorance. 

Many Twitter users called out Lahren’s hypocrisy: 

Some tried to explain how military families’ sacrifices gave us free speech:

Others defended Kaepernick’s right to protest… again:

But several people got to the heart of it all with their own “food for though” photos:

And someone illustrated what we were all thinking:

Sit ALL the way down, Ms. Lahren.

H/T: Twitter  

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Male Praying Mantis Continues Having Sex After Getting Decapitated–And We're Enthralled

The Praying mantis is a super freaky looking bug with some very interesting sexual predilections. For instance, cannibalism.

Some female Mantis species bite the head off the male Mantis after he deposits his sperm in her. After is the important part to remember while watching this video from Youtube channel Deep Impact. At about the three minute 30 second mark, you will witness a male mantis getting its head bite off—and still being DTF afterwards.

As you can see, he has no head. Yet he persists.

According to the narrtor, the nerves in the Mantis’ abdomen are controlling its body at this point. He doesn’t really need a head to get the job done, so to speak. He’s just following his heart!

Look, this is pretty disturbing, but don’t let it poison you against the Praying Mantis forever. They’re actually pretty cool bugs, with lots of gorgeous varieties:

Just don’t take one home from the bar.

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Megyn Kelly Premiered On 'Today' This Morning And People Weren't Having It

This morning, Megyn Kelly—formerly of Fox, but of course, after her breakout 2016, you probably know that—began her debut hosting an hour of the Today show. She talked to the stars of Will and Grace, as well as fellow Today anchor Kathie Lee Gifford, but all their charm combined apparently wasn’t enough to save her from rough initial reviews. And the big question everyone seems to have is: Why are we pretending that the conservative anchor who famously once insisted that Santa Claus was white isn’t political?

Consider how harsh this review of her initial performance was: “The debut was like watching a network try to assemble its own Bride of Frankenstein, using parts of Ellen DeGeneres, Kelly Ripa and whatever else it can find. The resultant lovely creature, dressed in a mauve, pussy-bow blouse and skintight pants, moved stiffly and waved her arms around in broad gestures in a bizarre attempt to generate excitement from an audience that was already standing and cheering as duly instructed. She interviewed people nervously and so awkwardly that they were cowed into giving monosyllabic answers. She also never missed an opportunity to talk about herself.”

That’s not from a blog. That’s from The Washington Post. Time, CNN, and even USA Today had similar reservations.

The big issue is that it might actually be impossible to be apolitical these days. At one point, Kelly asked an audience member, “Is it true you became a lawyer and gay because of Will & Grace?” (As the Post points out, the cast of the show also could not talk about a plot point in the revival involving the Trump administration.) 

She also interviewed a white nun working to prevent gun violence on the south side of Chicago, which she called “like a war zone,” according to USA Today‘s review. “Chicago’s gun violence is another issue that’s been politicized, particularly by President Trump, but her focus is on the feel-good aspect of the nun’s ‘Peace Garden,’ and her efforts to bring the mothers of violence victims and perpetrators together. While that serves its own purpose, it doesn’t make the issue entirely apolitical.”

In a revealing interview with Elle, in advance of the episode, Megyn Kelly “stands up and turns toward the door” when the journalist asks her about the president’s treatment of ESPN journalist Jemele Hill. It’s not hard to see how Kelly’s avoidance of “politics” is its own political stance.

Of course, it’s only the premiere episode. Kelly will probably become more natural in her role as the show goes on. But many people feel that if you exist in the world, your existence itself is political. A lot to think about, right?

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This College Student Went Viral For Having A Last Name That's Hard To Wedding Hashtag

Fear of not being able to have an adorable wedding hashtag is real, and the sum of those fears is here. I present: college student Steven Kleinschmidt. 

Kleinschmidt joins me and many other cursed souls in having a last name that doesn’t exactly conjure romance.

But other Twitter users started thinking up some actually ingenious hashtags. 

Including lots of “smitten” puns, which Kleinschmidt told BuzzFeed were his favorite. “Everything else was clever but nothing you’d ever really use for a wedding hashtag,” he said. 

What, Steven, you don’t think these would make good wedding hashtags? 

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