Hulkamania Is Turning 65: Here Are the Most Shirt-Ripping Moments From His Career

Hulkamania Is Turning 65: Here Are the Most Shirt-Ripping Moments From His Career

My entire childhood was defined by the rivalry between Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. It explains why I love ripping t-shirts and the colors yellow and red so much, and why I have such a deep-seated hatred for men with grey hair who rock bedazzled robes.

Both in and out of the ring, Hulkamania ran wild on everyone. Here are some of the most amazing moments from his career.

When he bodyslammed Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania III.

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While my Albanian relatives looked at me with slight worry and awe as I ran around the house holding a piece of wood pretending I was “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, or ripping the neon streamers off of the neighborhood girl’s bikes to look like The Ultimate Warrior or Macho Man Randy Savage — even they stood and watched in awe as Terry Hogan lifted Andre The Giant off the mat and slammed him to the ground.

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The lead-up to the match, we’d find out years later, was even more dramatic than the spectacle the world saw on TV. The Hulkster wasn’t sure Andre, with an ego big enough to match his frame, was going to comply with the script he had come up with for the fight beforehand, and Andre’s health troubles meant that it was possible the match could be called off at any minute. But he ended up electrifying the crowd along with Hulk Hogan, and the rest is history.

When he tried selling a meatball maker instead of a grill.

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Celebrity endorsements of household products are nothing new, just ask Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner how much they get paid to pretend they like stuff on Instagram. But when it comes to “As Seen on TV” cooking apparatuses, there’s one man whose product reigns supreme: George Foreman and the George Foreman Grill.

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When he was in Rocky III out of nowhere. 

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If you grew up in a family that loved testosterone-fueled movie franchises, or underdog stories that involved a lot of violence, then you probably watched all of the Rocky films repeatedly. And if you didn’t, well, then you can just imagine the delight on kids’ faces everywhere when they realized that the “charity” match opponent Stallone’s character was facing was none other than Hulk Hogan himself.

Sure, he didn’t appear as himself and his name was the ridiculous, had-to-be-conjured-up-by-Stallone, “Thunderlips,” but Hogan’s scene with Rocky was one of the most memorable in the film — and years later, the actor gave props to Hogan for his work on set. Hogan responded, thanking Sly for giving him his start in movies and helping him expand his career opportunities outside of the world of professional wrestling.

His awesomely bad film/TV career after Rocky III.

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The Princess Bride is a classic film packed with smart writing, incredible performances, and an aesthetic that perfectly fits the movie’s fairy-tale theme. Among all that greatness, Andre the Giant managed to stand out as the character of Fezzik. Just look at him say, “Anybody want a peanut?” and tell me it isn’t awesome.

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Now, The Rock got his start in pro wrestling (he still makes appearances) and has managed to go on to become the biggest box-office star in Hollywood right now. Hulk Hogan had a few films of his own, but didn’t enjoy anywhere near the amount of success that The Rock is lapping up right now. And it’s probably because a lot of the stuff Hogan was in was bad. I mean, really, really bad.

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Did I love No Holds Barred as a kid? Yes. Did I memorize all of the lines and get legitimately scared every time the film’s main protagonist, Zeus, appeared on camera? Absolutely. No man should angrily shake that much. But does that mean the movie is good? Hell-to-the-no.

Suburban Commando didn’t really astound the box office, or critics either, along with the similarly poor-performing Mr. Nanny

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That hasn’t stopped the Hulkster from constantly returning to WWE for spells here and there and epic one-off matches, nor did it impede him from having his own action TV show: Thunder in Paradise and being featured from time to time on various TV shows and cameo roles in movies.

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The greatest wrestling promo of all time: when the Madness met the Mania.

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Anyone who’s ever worked with professional wrestlers will tell you that, especially during the ’80s, it was a traveling circus. You’ve got a bunch of dudes on the road away from their families with nothing to pass the time between matches because they were in a different city every night. You can imagine that a certain amount of substance abuse came into play. Some substances were clearly at work in this promo with the inimitable Macho Man Randy Savage. 

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If you’ve ever seen the Macho Man cut a promo, it was evident that there was something else at work aside from pure human enthusiasm. He and Hulk knew that the first promo they cut together as newly-joined forces needed to be special. So they stepped up their game.

Leg-dropping ‘Gawker’.

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A friend of mine have noticed a trend that whenever he’s been snuffed, rebuffed, or rejected by an individual or a company, something terrible befalls them. Whether it’s an MMA fighter’s career going downhill after ghosting him when they were supposed to chill, or getting embarrassed against a no-name opponent when they got condescending when he asked for an interview, to a local restaurant going out of business after they got his food order wrong and were rude to him: The man has strong karma associated with him. He’s also an avid pro-wrestling and Hulk Hogan fan. But years back, he applied to a job at Gawker Media… They ultimately passed on him, but both he and I agree that if he had been working there, the site would’ve thought twice before posting a link to a sex tape the pro-wrestler recorded.

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They somehow got their hands on it and linked to it on their site. Hogan took Gawker Media to court and, after some embarrassing court depositions where the people at Gawker realized they couldn’t snark their way through a hearing, the site settled with the wrestler for $ 31 million. Gawker never recovered after the 1-2-3 the Hulkster dealt them.

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People Are Sharing Their Most Heartwarming Encounters and It's Restoring Our Faith in Humanity

People Are Sharing Their Most Heartwarming Encounters and It's Restoring Our Faith in Humanity

The world is a strange, strange place. Things feel especially out of wack these days — so much so that it can be hard to stop to appreciate beauty in small details or the kindness of strangers.

After all, we arrived on this planet alone and we’re bound to leave it the same way. But sometimes it’s important to take a second away from our personal struggles and self-absorption to remember that we don’t live here alone — our actions affect people around us, and we are also bound to discover some joy at the hands of strangers if we can open our eyes to the world.

A recent reddit thread covered exactly these encounters. Someone asked the community to tell stories of the most memorable moments they shared with a stranger they never saw again. 

Reach for a Kleenex — these posts show the huge difference a small gesture can make.

1. Who doesn’t love a bear hug?

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I’ve shared this on reddit before. The day I found out my grandmother had a stroke and would never walk or talk again, I was away at college. I finally broke down in a bathroom. A girl came in and asked if I needed a hug. I was crying so hard that I really didn’t get a look at her face. I cried on her shoulder for about 10 minutes and then had to pull myself together and leave for class. I never explained myself and she never asked. I never recognized or spoke to her again. I wonder if she sometimes saw me on campus and wondered what was up and if I was okay.

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2. Or to be comforted when you’ve been trapped after a devastating earthquake?

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When I was 14, I was trapped in the rubble of an earthquake. I spent six hours crawling towards a man whose face I never had the opportunity to see… He was a citizen who didn’t leave his name with anyone and never came forward, after the fact. It has always bothered me that I will likely never find out who he was or tell him how much comfort his voice gave me during those horrible hours. When I saw pictures of the space I ended up in, much later, I couldn’t (and can’t) understand how he was able to stand where he stood for six hours without injuring himself or suffering some sort of emotional trauma himself. He’s my hero.

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3. Driving long distances can be boring, unless someone like this has your back.

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I had about a two-hour drive from Columbus to the Cleveland area. I tend to drive on the faster side, and therefore pass a lot of people. I noticed about 20 minutes into the drive that the car behind me was still the same one that got onto the highway right behind me. We ended up driving the entire two hours right next to each other or in front of/behind each other. We created space in lanes to help the other pass the slower cars and made sure the other wouldn’t fall behind. As I was getting off the highway, he honked his horn, gave me a big smile, and waved. It has been my favorite driving experience so far.

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4. Good things come to those who give back.

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When I was studying abroad in Lithuania I volunteered at a soup kitchen and every now and again there would be an older lady helping out who dropped off supplies. We would smile at each other and say hello even through the language barrier.

Well one night I went to Easter mass in the town I was volunteering in and it was warmer during the day so I didn’t think about bringing a heavier jacket once it got dark, not to mention the church was this old massive building. So I’m sitting through mass and I’m getting colder and start shivering pretty noticeably, when all of a sudden I feel someone drape a scarf over my shoulders. I turn around and it’s the lady who would drop off supplies at the soup kitchen! Once mass was over, I tried to return the scarf but she refused to take it back. I did my best to extend my gratitude through the language barrier but I’m sure she knew.

It was the most beautiful and kindest thing that has ever happened to me. The was the last time I saw her and I will never forget her kindness towards me. It still tears me up thinking about it.

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5. A shaky start brought these strangers together on a train.

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I was on an eastbound train from Colorado two days before Christmas. There was some kind of incident in another car around 11:00 that night — a dude got wasted and started threatening other passengers — and we had to make a stop so that the local police could come and collect him.

After the delay, the conductor came over the speakers and announced that if anyone was feeling upset or shaken by the incident, one of the passengers had offered to play his guitar in the snack car and anyone who was awake was welcome to come down and join in for a singalong. I’m always down for weird train activities, so I decided to grab my harmonica from my bag and head down.

There were about fifteen of us in the car, ranging in age from 16 to mid-70s and from all over the country. We sang every song we could think of that even kind of referenced a train — we were somewhere in rural Nebraska at that point and nobody had cell service to look up lyrics, so at times I was pretty sure that we were making up more of the words than we actually remembered. The conductor came through after a while and offered to play a few songs, so the guy with the guitar handed it off and pulled out a mandolin, and my harmonica got passed around the group while one guy drummed along on his backpack.

After a while, the conductor got up and left, then came back with a copy of The Polar Express. He read it out loud to our absolutely captivated group of mostly adult travelers while the snow flew all around us in the night, and I swear that for a few minutes our trip felt every bit as magical as the visit to Santa Claus in the story.

Sometime well after the snack car was supposed to have been vacated for the night, we capped things off with the most ridiculously earnest rendition of “Don’t Stop Believing” that has ever been performed and went our separate ways. I never saw anyone from our little makeshift band again, but I’ll always remember that weird, wonderful late-night celebration of Journey and the magic of winter travel that came about because some guy was a jacka– on a train.

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6. There are times when only a stranger can bring you out of your funk.

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On a night out, I was feeling pretty rough so I was sat down on some steps eating a box of hot chips.

This group of girls walked past, one of them in a yellow with black polka dot dress and a flower halo broke off and sat next to me. She had a thick Irish accent.

“What’s yer name?”

“Jolly. You?”

“Anette. Ask me where I live.”

“….all right, where do you live?”

She grabbed one of my chips, put it in her mouth and said “in the f–king moment,” kissed my forehead and ran off to join her group again.

Still think about her.

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7. You never know what a stranger is coping with, but it can’t hurt to offer a hand.

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The day my dad died I was holding it together pretty well. Late that night I went to Target to have a moment to just zone out, and buy a few groceries.

As I got to the [checkout counter] with my arm full of stuff I dropped a container of sour cream and it exploded everywhere. I completely lost control of myself and started to cry. The ugly cry. I was instantly surrounded by a group of women who just took charge of the whole situation. They helped me get everything paid for, cleaned up, and one lady even got a new sour cream.

No words were spoken, but their compassion and take charge attitude has stayed with me since.

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8. This tender passenger helped everyone onboard.

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I was on a flight once and my seat was right next to a woman with a screaming baby. I love babies so I offered to hold her for the woman, who was clearly frazzled and had her arms full trying to get settled. She handed the baby over and I calmed her down and held her for most of the flight. At one point the mother went to the bathroom and the flight attendant came over and offered me another seat so I wouldn’t be bothered by the baby. I declined and played with the baby the whole flight. I loved it. It was a win-win-win. The mom got a few minutes to herself, I got to play with a baby, and the rest of the passengers didn’t have to listen to a screaming baby anymore.

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9. If you look around, you might just find a kindred spirit.

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 I was playing on my Nintendo DS in the subway when I caught a random connection. I looked up to see if I could spot the other person with a DS, and wound up locking eyes with this incredibly intense little boy who was seated a few benches away from me.

“DO YOU HAVE POKEMON,” he asked, and as it turned out, I did in fact have Pokemon. With that, our fate was sealed. There’s this thing in the Pokemon games where, if you meet the gaze of another trainer on your journey, then you must battle. I had just experienced this in real life.

He destroyed me. All level 100s. Felt like I was an extra in the damn anime doing battle with the protagonist.

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10. Or someone to share in your toilet woes.

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This was about two years ago, when I was in university. I was having some gas pains, so I went to use the bathroom. I was the only one in there, but someone came in shortly after, so I decided to wait until she was done. She apparently was in the same situation as me, so we were both just sitting in silence waiting for the other to leave, occasionally letting out tiny toots.

Finally, she says, “Can we both just fart?” I laugh and say “Yes please!” And for about a minute after, both of us are simultaneously laughing and farting. Laughing because we’re farting, and farting because we’re laughing.

We finished at about the same time and said “hello” as we washed our hands. I never saw her again. I still giggle every time I think of it.

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11. If you’re paying attention, you might just meet an oracle.

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NYC bar: I was on a first date and there was an old guy at the bar — looked like an old fisherman from a novel — and he was convinced my date and I were already married. He went on and on about it. We said we weren’t married and he told us we were meant to be together and would be married a long time. He talked with us for a good 15 minutes about this.

My date and I did get married about a year later and have been together almost 25 years now.

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12. Or someone who literally saves your life.

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I’ll share the Cliffnotes version since it sounds so unreal. Years ago, I walked to a bridge with the intention of killing myself by jumping off. Met a guy there who wouldn’t stop hovering around me, eventually he approaches me and tells me that “I have bad spirits around me,” and that I should keep my head up and not give in to them. He then asks if he can smudge me.

I didn’t know what that [meant] but agreed anyway. He pulls out sage, a lighter and a shell from his backpack, and proceeds to bless me right there. As soon as he finishes, a bunch of birds (seagulls, crows and pigeons) all come flying over and fly in circles above us. He said that they were telling me my life was about to turn around and then he said goodbye and left.

My life did change that day, big time. And when my mind occasionally creeps back to dark places, I think of him and it pulls me back.

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13. Look around you. Someone out there will be kind enough to return even your most prized possession.

I was about 10 years old and I had a pair of HEELYS and they were the coolest f–king thing on the earth. I would roll all over on those things and thought I was hot sh-t.

We were in China, spending a few weeks in Beijing. I was rolling around in Tiananmen Square, hit a crack and lost one of the wheels. I looked around for about an hour, but to no avail. I was probably visibly bummed, as my Heelys, the things that made me hot sh-t, were now ineffective and basically ruined. The next morning, I was walking through the square on the way to meet my friends, and an older gentleman ran up to me and stopped me — he had found my wheel. He said that he had seen me rolling around and saw me looking for the wheel after I fell. He saw that I gave up, and stuck around for another hour to keep looking after I left. He came there the next morning with no expectation that I’d pass through, but wanted to be there just in case. I’m not sure who was happier, me that I got my wheel back or him because he didn’t think he’d see me in literally the world’s busiest square. I said thank you and…that was about it. We both had places to be and that was that.

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Never underestimate the generosity of strangers! And be sure to pay it forward from time to time, too.

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Pete Davidson Gifts Ariana His Most Prized Posession: His Late Dad's FDNY Badge

Pete Davidson Gifts Ariana His Most Prized Posession: His Late Dad's FDNY Badge

When Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson announced their engagement, it caused quite the internet hullabaloo.

Some people are sick and tired of Pete and Ariana’s public and online demonstrations of affection, like Seth Rogen, who had this little Instagram exchange with love-struck Davidson on Instagram.

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While I get where Rogen’s coming from, I think I side with Ariana here when she says that “love is lit,” and that the people hating on their amazing feelings for one another should just focus on creating that euphoric sentiment in their own lives.

And although there are tons of people who believe that this crazy passion between the two can’t last, you can’t deny that they are head-over-heels for each other. Something Davidson made abundantly clear when he handed Ariana his late father’s FDNY badge on a necklace. He posted a photo of his main squeeze wearing it on his Instagram page.

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Something that more than a few people took issue with.

For some, it was because Davidson’s father, Scott, died during the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11th.

“No girl should ever wear your dad’s chain. So disrespectful.”

Davidson responded, letting the poo-pooer know that his father would’ve loved Ariana and would be very happy to see the two of them together.

“For ur information that’s not just some girl. That’s my fiancé. She’s the greatest person I know. I gave it to her because she has my heart and that is the most precious thing I own. my dad would be so happy and love her so much.”

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Then there were some people who had a problem with Davidson’s Instagram post for other reasons.

Mainly that they’re sick and tired of seeing how lovey-dovey they’re acting.

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While others think it’s a clear sign that this whole thing is happening way too fast.

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A bunch of others, however, believe that the gesture is super sweet, and aren’t down and out about love.

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Their relationship has already been a treasure trove of moments, like the wonderful lollipop photo, which was summarily turned into a meme.

And a quality meme with some long-term potential, at that.

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Whether it’s roasting your own inexplicable romantic interest choices.

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Or just wanting to get some rest.

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And if astrology is your thing, then you’ve come to the right meme.

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All right I’m a Taurus, and that one is painfully accurate.

But don’t worry, other signs, Instagram account notallgeminis has you covered.

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Can any Cancers confirm?

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See? I told you the potential was limitless.

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These Confusing Design Decisions Will Anger The Most Die-Hard Apple Fans

There’s no denying that Apple products are some of the more desirable ones on the market. iPhones, iPads, iMacs, Macbooks, pretty much all of their products have some of the highest resale values in the tech world because they’re in such high demand.

A lot of that has to do with just how sleek they are. Remember when the iPhone 4 was first announced? It was a thing of beauty. Super slim, glossy, gorgeous, compact, and just plain sexy.

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But some of those sleek designs come at a price.

For example, when Apple released the gorgeous iPhone 4, it turns out its engineers messed up and placed the phones antennas in a less-than-ideal spot. So if you held your phone a certain way, your service would drop and you wouldn’t be able to use your iPhone as a…phone.

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That’s not where the weird design choices end, either.

Ever use Apple’s rechargeable, matte-and-glossed out magic mouse?

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It’s a great little gadget and you feel like you’re navigating the mainframe of the starship enterprise while you’re browsing memes or logging into Facebook. Plus, the thing’s wireless, which makes the whole thing even sleeker.

Guess where they put the charging port? Definitely not in a spot that would spoil the mouse’s good looks, right? So put it on the bottom, no problem, right? Well, actually, it’s a big problem for anyone who’s trying to use the device while it’s charging, because look.

It would be like preventing a laptop from charging unless it’s entirely closed.

And as it turns out, tons of people have a problem with this awful design.

Some believe that the poor design is intentional.

While others are just flabbergasted.

Others put the onus on the customer, saying that if you can’t have the foresight to charge your mouse when you’re not using your computer, then it’s your own fault.

But some weren’t so quick to come up with excuses for Apple’s design team.

Others found a way around the inconvenience.

Since Apple is pushing the envelope it terms of design by being reductive in many ways, it’s going to inevitably lead to some cross-usability issues between devices of the same generation or “line-up.” Like users who purchased new Macbooks that removed all normal-sized USB ports in favor of 4 USB-C connectors. Some users were so flustered by it that Gizmodo made a video on how to cope with the new laptop’s lack of connectivity ports.

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And there are probably a lot of people happy that lightning cables will no longer exist, seeing as they love breaking.

Like, constantly.

If you thought you’re bad at taking care of cables, you’re probably not the problem.

And while we’re on the subject of questionable Apple designs, behold the iPod shuffle without buttons. This has to be one of the strangest designs in tech. Like, ever.

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What are some of the most infuriating Apple product designs you’ve ever dealt with?

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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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Ryan Reynolds Admits He Does Most Interviews As Deadpool Now To Cope With Anxiety

Ryan Reynolds Admits He Does Most Interviews As Deadpool Now To Cope With Anxiety

At times it’s hard to separate Ryan Reynolds the actor from his larger-than-life screen persona as Deadpool. 

He posts things from his own social media accounts that seem to be in the voice of his character:

Shows up at his personal friends’ homes in full costume:

And is a wise-cracking fool on Twitter, just like Deadpool is in every screen appearance:

In a new interview with the New York Times, Reynolds admits this isn’t an accident. He explains he has anxiety, and has dealt with it in a variety of ways.

“I have anxiety, I’ve always had anxiety,” he explains. “Both in the lighthearted ‘I’m anxious about this’ kind of thing, and I’ve been to the depths of the darker end of the spectrum, which is not fun.”

Being the face of a huge Marvel movie franchise has exacerbated it at times, especially because his turn as Green Lantern tanked at the box office.

“When there’s built-in expectation, your brain always processes that as danger,” he said.

So, how does he deal? Reynolds admits that there was a time in his twenties when he dealt with his anxiety by partying.

“I was partying and just trying to make myself vanish in some way,” he said. Reynolds turned away from self-medicating after losing friends to overdoses, though he still was wrecked with anxiety at times.

Being in the spotlight means encountering anxiety triggers all the time, from interviews to appearance on TV, plus all the big budget shoot days. Reynolds claims he meditates, usually with the help of an app. But he also claims to do a lot of his interviews in character as Deadpool, though the people interviewing him may not realize it.

“When the curtain opens, I turn on this knucklehead, and he kind of takes over and goes away again once I walk off set,” he said. “That’s that great self-defense mechanism. I figure if you’re going to jump off a cliff, you might as well fly.”

It’s great that Reynolds is talking about a common problem for people that often goes overlooked or untreated, though few people can lean as heavily on actually being Deadpool for relief. But the character means a lot to a lot of people.

Reynolds has brought his Deadpool persona to special events for kids, and invited Make-A-Wish participants to set so they could meet their hero.

He’s also visited hospitals as Deadpool with fellow Avenger, Chris Pratt:

Ryan Reynolds has super powers, and he’s willing to share them on screen and in real life.

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This Guy Is Tracking All The Most Miserable Places In The World According To Their Names

Damien Rudd runs an Instagram account called “Sad Topographies” which has recently been turned into a book. Rudd’s genius idea, according to Bored Panda, is to simply look up sad words on Google Maps and snap a screenshot.

Apparently, all of America was settled by extremely depressed, anxious, and lonely people. There are lakes, highways, mountains and peninsulas everywhere dedicated to humanity’s most painful emotion.

Like sadness:

Lots of mistakes and disappointment were made, and then commemorated on the map:

Just general bad feelings all around:

The grimness kind of starts funny, gets sad, and then comes around to funny again. Sort of like walking the loop around Lonely Lake. Beautiful in summer!

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This Guy's Christmas Card 'Hack' Is The Most Hilarious Way To Save Money

The presents are unwrapped, the tree has been thrown on the curb, and life continues into the new year until next holiday season. But between now and then there are a whole lot of other holidays and special occasions to be celebrated. If you’re the sort to send cards, you’re probably looking for the perfect illustration and sentiment to convey your feelings via the U.S. Postal Service.

But Twitter user Joe Heenan has another idea. Just use whatever you got! Heenan shared his altered Christmas cards that have been spruced up with nothing more than a black marker and some ideas. It’s a very economical way to celebrate the people you love in life:

Perfect for any occasion—except you should know, Joe, that same sex marriage is just called marriage now, especially if you’re congratulating somebody! But otherwise, a total hit:

A few people even had their own examples:

A wood burner is really reaching, but why not find all sorts of things to celebrate? Goodness knows I have enough unused cards lying around.

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21 Animals Who Are More Athletic Than Most Humans

I am a terrible athlete. No matter the sport, I am guaranteed to be the worst person on the team. I was okay with that for a while.

Then I saw animals attempt these same sports and they just happen to be way better than me without even trying. It’s the kind of thing that really puts things in perspective. Or maybe it doesn’t. I don’t know. I’m too upset to really think about it right now. 

Don’t believe me? Check out these animals and see if it doesn’t put you in your place. 

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The 28 Most Embarrassing Things Parents Have Ever Put Their Kids Through

Embarrassing your children is the most important thing you can do as as parent. You know, after feeding them. And I guess making sure they are are safe is important, too. Of course, you are also going to want to make sure you instill some good values in them, as well. And you have to make sure they have a roof over their head. That seems kind of similar to making sure they are safe, but it feels different enough where it is worth mentioning. 

And if you have two kids, you are going to want to make sure they get along with each other. Also, make sure that they both are fed and are safe. Really, I guess this is the same list as before just doubled. I mean, they only need one roof but…

Whatever. My point is that embarrassing your kids is the most important thing a parent can do. Or maybe it is in the top five most important things. You know what? Let’s call it ten. 

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