People Either Love Or Hate This Woman's Graduation Photo

Human beings are hypocritical animals.

I don’t really think I need to dig that deep to prove my point, but how many times have you lamented about not being in shape, while conveniently forgetting you had an entire sleeve of Oreos while binge watching Netflix the same night you were “too tired” to go to the gym.

Or we all have that one friend who’s always blaming their failed relationships on the other person when they refuse to acknowledge that they, themselves, are the one who’s insanely difficult to put up with.

And then there are situations which are simply puzzling:

“Women for Trump” has a lot of people confused, though plenty of women did actually vote for Trump in the election.

But that’s not what’s causing a kerfuffle about Spencer’s photos online. No, what got people’s feathers in a tizzy is the fact that she’s rocking a flat belly showing off the handle of a pistol tucked into the front of her white jeans.

Which ended up starting a conversation on the importance of preserving second amendment rights and the belief that all of us are free and the government’s not totally taking advantage of us because we’re able to buy guns at our local Walmart.

Some people loved Spencer’s photo.

Some Twitter users pointed to the clear racial double standard when people of color pose with weapons as opposed to when white, blonde women pose with them.

Spencer’s photo caught a lot of attention and even nabbed her an interview on Fox News where she explained that one of the main reasons she took the photo was to inspire women and let them know that they can be safe on a college campus.

Spencer’s post did inspire other women to share their own gun-rocking photos.

Some guys were calling it “real feminism.”

One Twitter user argued that there are very few people who want to “take guns away,” but that “gun sense” needs to be practiced.

Flaunting and sexualizing firearms might look cool, but should you do it?

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People Have Been Finding Racist Notes In Their Diaper Boxes Bought At Target

Since Trump entered the White House, there has been a rise in hate crimes, particularly from white supremacist groups. According to the non-profit  Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of neo-Nazi groups has risen from 99  to 121, as just one example. The thing about the neo-Nazis and other racist organizations, is that they’re comprised of ordinary people with regular jobs. 

Buzzfeed Newsreports that people have been tweeting about finding laminated racist note cards inside their boxes of Pamper diapers around Virginia. The cars read “It’s okay to be white,” on one side in capital letters.

On the other side, the card features website information for white supremacist organizations like Blood and Soil. All the diaper boxes found with the message were reportedly purchased at Target:

The tweets have been coming since around mid-March, but it took awhile before Pampers and Target started responding.

Lots of people have chimed in to say they have found the cards; it’s not an isolated incident.

And they’re extremely disturbed.

Moms have been swapping stories about finding them offline as well.

And they’re trying to figure out where they’re coming from:

Popville spoke with an anonymous buyer who found one of the cards in an order. The person identified herself as a person of color, and says her child is biracial. She wrote in an message that she’d been frightened by the stories on the news about the rising violence in the U.S., but having it come into her home was another level of disturbing.

“The day I opened this and found it in the box, I started shaking. I was angry. I was disgusted. I was terrified. I have a small child in my house. She is half white. But to a Neo-Nazi that won’t count. they will hate her just the same. Friends asked me if I thought they targeted me because of my last name? They asked if my name or my husband’s name was on the label. Mine was. I don’t feel I was targeted.”

“I think someone put these in boxes at the warehouse hoping it would make its way into the right people’s hands. Calling the police or the FBI is ridiculous. Even though it is shitty, it’s protected speech. So they are allowed to do this. So what is the point of me sharing this? Making sure we all know it is happening everywhere and it can touch each and every one of us. No matter how benign it may seem to some of you. To a person of color and the white people that love them, it matters.”

It’s was also difficult to say if the person who did it worked at Target, though that’s where the cards were originating. An employee named Jenna told Buzzfeed that the box design made it accessible to anyone around.

“Based on the design of the diaper box, we also think that the laminated card must have been slipped in through the handles of the box, but we don’t have a way to identify where/when or who would have slipped it in there,” she explained. “Unfortunately this card wouldn’t be detected by our team member during the packing process, since we wouldn’t have opened the sealed diaper box to inspect the contents.”

However, an internal investigation did eventually identify the culprit, according to a new statement from Target spokesperson Joshua Thomas.

“After being made aware of the situation, we immediately launched a thorough investigation to address the concerns and put a stop to it,” said Thomas. “We have identified the source, and given this is a violation of our policies and our commitment to inclusivity, terminated the team member.”

They have not explained how they figured out who the employee was.

One of the people who found the cards, Tad Russell, says this is actually not the first time this almost exact scenario has played out in the area, in an interview with WRCB TV.

“It said ‘It’s okay to be white,’ and I looked on the back and it was just five or six websites that I recognized the language that was used from the Charlottsville incident late last year,” he said. 

Russell seems baffled by whoever this person is, and seems willing to set them straight if they want to talk.

“It’s really hard to understand why someone would hold these views that it’s okay to be one thing but not something else,” Russell said. “I really hope that they can know that there are good people out there that will care enough to talk with you.”

For some reason, it seems unlikely that someone who has been going to the trouble of laminating hate-greeting cards is open to reasonable discussion. But the offer is out there, if they get the message.

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Chipotle Is Still Explaining To People What A Bay Leaf Is

Not everyone knows anything about cooking, but it’s still pretty astounding that so many people make the same mistake about the exact same ting over and over. Specifically, how many people don’t know what a bay leaf is, and report finding one in their food to Chipotle like they think there’s a sentient tree working in the kitchen. 

Some are more rude and less hopeful:

But Chipotle keeps patiently explaining what a bay leaf is—a spice that makes food delicious—and even apologizing:

Though others are less polite:

In fact, I’m not sure what’s funnier—people who don’t know what a bay leaf is, or people dragging the people who don’t know what bay leaves are:

But I guess complaining gets you more burritos, so there may be something behind this whining besides straight up ignorance:

Because these are pretty pathetic, even if you don’t know anything about cooking:

As stupid as it is, let’s look at the bright side:

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People Can't Stop Laughing At How Ridiculous Their Pets Look When They're Sleeping

One of the things I admire most about my cats is their ability to sleep anywhere—on the bed, behind the toilet, draped over the shoe I’ve been looking for for the last twenty minutes. They just have the capacity for bone deep relaxation. And sometimes it looks really, really weird.

A popular Japanese hashtag that loosely translates to “be an untidy sleeper” is circulating on Twitter right now, and it shows just how freaky animals get when they’re chasing that REM sleep:

These animals are all supposedly okay. They’re just ridiculous, not in comas. But if you saw a person looking like this on the couch, you’d scream:

This rabbit food was set to stun (I checked, the rabbit on this person’s timeline is FINE):

Animals don’t care where they land:

Or if they’re scaring the crap out of you:

Or what corner of the cage they’re crammed into:

But, again, they’re okay!!

Even if it seems like they’re trying NOT to be okay:

And then, in the snap of your fingers, they’re ready to play again.

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Young Olympians Are Making People Question What They Did With Their Youth

The Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are giving people a brief respite from bad news. We get to see people at the top of their game, living life to the fullest, while dancing on ice or flying over a snow hill. It’s beautiful.

People have become particularly obsessed with the young’ns.

At the top of the list are 17-year-olds Chloe Kim and Red Gerard, who both won the gold medal for snowboarding, and whose wholesome teen-ness has been on full display throughout the competition.

They’re very cute and relatable. But that relatable quality ends for the vast majority of people when their Olympic accomplishments come up.

SB Nation tweeted that Kim and Gerard are the two youngest snowboarding gold medalists in Olympic history, then asked followers, “What were you doing when you were 17?”

And everyone’s responses show why they weren’t getting awarded the highest honor in athletics:

Aside from being a nerd and touching themselves, many former teens were enjoying the drugs and alcohol:

Though some had more innocent pastimes:

Though some are pretty pissed that they’re being asked about their accomplishments when they didn’t have the leg up Kim and Gerard supposedly did:

It’s true, we would all be Olympic gold medalists if all things were equal. Except me, because as a teen I hated sports.

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People Are Sharing Their 'Ugly Duckling' Transformations And It's Shocking

Growing up is tough, especially because it sometimes feels like the transformation is never going to happen. If you’re going through puberty and it’s terrible, just know there’s another side to it and that is on full display in the subreddit /r/uglyduckling.

The subreddit is for anyone who has undergone a transformation, so not everybody is in that period in college where you finally figure out how to dress. But, many people tend to skew young and the changes they make are pretty simple. Like growing their hair out:

How did she do it? By embracing the little things.

Making little changes in your life can transform you in all sorts of ways, even if it’s the decision to avoid the salon. Every journey begins with one step!

Below are some of the most astounding changes people went through. Some have elaborate stories, some just grew out of their awkward phase, and some just woke up one day and realized they’d changed.

Okay, I’m going to start using moisturizer today. What’s your small change?

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Best Buy Will Officially Stop Selling CDs And People Are Freaking Out

The last time I ever saw someone buying a CD was at Wal-Mart. While waiting in an unnecessarily long line to get a pint of midnight Ben & Jerry’s because I lost my self respect a long time ago, I saw someone in front of me with even less self respect.

In the overflowing shopping cart, on top of some And 1 neon green sandals and several microwavable dinners, were various country music CDs. I don’t remember all of the artists, but Toby Keith was front and center.

I was baffled: the last time I remember ever buying a CD was when I went to a Coconuts the day Sam’s Town from the Killers dropped. That huge disappointment was the end of the compact disc era, as far as I was concerned, and yet here this man was, in 2017, buying his music on a dead medium.

Even though I have a CD player in my beater Corolla, I used it only once, as a joke, when my best friend Chris Conroy found a Space Hog CD in his apartment that we listened to and summarily tossed from the car on a short road trip during this past summer. I’m sure the majority of people reading this aren’t jamming to tunes bumping from an old Sony Walkman, and yet still, store shelves and precious retail space is reserved for a bunch of compact discs no one will ever buy.

So it only makes sense that Best Buy has let music suppliers that it’ll no longer be carrying compact discs.

Apparently the news isn’t sitting well with some people, especially because they’re still going to carry Vinyl versions of albums.

The nostalgic, old-school appeal of Vinyl is understandable. Plus, when you have something on Vinyl, it looks like a piece of art you can hang in your home. But at the end of the day it’s all about business: Vinyl is coming back: the numbers don’t lie.

If people are freaking out about CDs going the way of the cassette, it’s probably because I, like other folks my age, probably feel old as hell.

I mean, I remember walking around the CD section, snooping track selections and trying to learn about new bands from the dude behind the counter.

Some people are arguing that CDs carry longer, live versions of tracks – ones that can’t be purchased on iTunes.

Others are just saying, “about time.”

Then the all-important juggalo demographic weighed in on the news.

Some people actually brought up some legitimate points about why this is a bad thing. But then again, you could always order them off Amazon. 

If you really want to listen to music on a CD, you could always burn them yourself and make yourself a sweet mix.

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Librarians Are Mocking All The People Who Annoy Them At Work

The library feels like a warm, welcoming place where you go to be gently shushed and read in a place that smells like mildew. But behind the scenes, librarians are just as annoyed by customers as any other retailer. Perhaps more.

Twitter user @metafrantic tweeted a photo from a library of a display of red books with a banner that pokes fun at people’s habit of asking a librarian to help them find a book based on its color.

This is apparently a common library troll:

A phenomenon so widely known, there are comic strips about it.

Other librarians and book store folk chimed in to say what bugs THEM about all the people coming in for help:

At least one person thought that color coding kinda made some sort of sense…

But most are like, “Nah.”

But my favorite is this comment that indicates not only do people ask for books by color, but they mostly seem to ask for red. 

Do they think that makes the book more attractive?

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Trump Released The Memo That Was Supposed To Discredit The FBI And People Are Freaking

Donald Trump is being investigated for possible collusion withe the Russian government during the election. Everyone suspects he loves Putin far more than he loves the U.S. Either that or a certain rumored Pee Tape is hanging over his head?

Trump has seemingly been trying to fight the allegations by firing investigators and bringing up Hillary Clinton. The GOP, in particular Republican David Nunes, is also working to support his cause. A group of Republicans have been cooking up a “memo” that states the FBI is biased against their president. Thus, any information they gather is false. Presto, change-o, innocence!

The memo was released on Friday to Fox News and the Washington Examiner. It argues that the Steele dossier was what first directed the FBI to start tracking Trump’s campaign advisor Carter Page. However, the FBI has been investigation Page since 2013, and argue that the memo is just choosing a series of details without further context to try and discredit the DOJ and FBI. They think Nunes hasn’t even read the dossier.

Trump will possibly use it as an excuse to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller as he investigates Trump’s connection to Russia. Perfect.

Okay, that’s not a lot! It’s not certain which way the wind will blow, but people are already tearing through this thing, hashtagging their spree on Twitter with #MemoDay.

Most just can’t believe that the president is undermining his democracy. To which, I ask, have you been unconscious the last 12 months?

Even Jeff Sessions seems disturbed by it:

Most don’t even see what the memo is supposed to be proving, except what was already known—Carter Page is a suspected spy.

And many pointed out that in 2016, the only person the FBI really took a swing at was Hillary Clinton:

And others are wondering why the memo doesn’t address some of the pressing Russian issues in Trump’s life:

And then there are the JOKERS (bless them):

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People Are Sharing Their Worst Landlord Stories And They're Truly Horrific

Speaking of home loans: you’re probably gonna need a hefty one if you don’t have some help from your parents or make a crap ton of money. Home prices are at some of the highest they’ve ever been, and that doesn’t even factor in the ever-increasing property taxes, ie money you continually pay just to have the privilege of owning your home. So even if you own it you don’t really own it.

Then there are all the headaches of owning a home, maintaining a property, footing the bill for all repairs, insurance, higher heating and energy costs, it can all seem not worth the headache. So renting seems like an alluring option. That is, until you get a crappy landlord. And boy, there are plenty of those, as evidenced in this Twitter thread.

Some of these stories might get you house-hunting ASAP.

If you’ve ever had problems with your apartment: heating, hot water, you know how annoying it can be to contact a landlord to get it fixed. But this guy’s building owner’s “ingenuity” takes the cake.

While others were just plain criminal.

This is just wrong on so many levels.

This guy sounds like a real boogey man.

This nickel and dime scumbaggery.

If square footage was mentioned in a signed lease, then this guy could’ve sued for all the rent he paid.

But sometimes, landlord experiences pan out just fine.

On Reddit, there are plenty of awful renting stories, too.

There was the old die-and-switch.

And showing off the place while people were still living in it. Classy.

So if there’s anything you can take away from this post: know your tenant’s rights and always, always get signed copies of the lease with clear language. Just because you get a nightmare landlord doesn’t mean you have to settle for it.

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