This Guy Posts Fake Ads All Over His Neighborhood And They're Hilarious

The Internet is full of trolls, but some very special people get away from their computers and go out to their communities to troll their neighbors in real life, the way people did before technology took over. Artist and comedian Alan Wagner is just such a genius, and though his images do eventually find their way onto his Instagram account, they’re meant to baffle casual strollers who encounter them out in the world.

Wagner seems to use a mix of found images and visuals he creates with Photoshop. His graphic design skills range from hand-written scrawls to old-school typography that makes his signs and advertisements look like they were ripped out of a psychopath’s textbook published in 1986. In other words, they’re perfect.

Take, for example, this extremely creepy ad for blood removal that specifies the service will deal with no other bodily fluids:

How about discovering your destiny through your kneecap?

He also files missing person’s reports. In this case, he’s found someone’s missing person.

Here’s a sign helping the elderly become even older:

Here’s a normal dog and trombone exchange. Oh wait, it’s the “trobmone,” actually:

Some of these ads are a pretty big commitment, like this one on the side of a bus stop:

But they’re all useful. Who doesn’t need a car impersonator to enliven a party?

Maybe you’ve always wanted to meet a woman who breathes dust, if just to convince her to stop:

Some are a bit NSFW:

Or tell a really compelling two-part story:

Stories of lost love and wasted food product:

And family dramas:

There’s also attempts at product-testing on the cheap:

And some run-of-the-mill health issues:

Even though they’re all jokes, Wagner really has thought of something for everyone. He will tap into your deepest nightmares and make them very, very funny.

Mother’s milk for good Internet boys and girls.

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Pub Owner Posts Rant About What Happened When A Man Brought In His Son In A Wheelchair

Pub Owner Posts Rant About What Happened When A Man Brought In His Son In A Wheelchair

One of the dark truths about the world is that there is a low tolerance for people perceived as different. This unfortunately even extends to children. There are lots of kids out there who have difference in abilities, who need extra care and compassion. Unfortunately, there’s a shocking number of people who have no interest in giving it!

But why dwell on them? Because we also have people like Steph Tate, the landlady of the The Barrel Pub, in Sheffield, UK. Tate used her Facebook page for the establishment to share a story about a family that came in to ask if it would be all right if they brought in their son, who is in a wheelchair. She wanted everyone to know her opinion on that:

She wrote:

PLEASE SHARE.

Yesterday a parent came in and asked me if his wheelchair bound child was ok to be in the pub, I was confused why he felt he needed to ask. This man went on to explain that his child sometimes makes loud noises and waves his arms about, people have made comments in the past when he has taken him out.  It broke my heart that a parent felt they needed to ask if it was ok for his child to be here just like anyone else.

My intention is not to embarrass the parent who I spoke to yesterday, it has played on my mind all night about how this man must have felt asking me if his child would be accepted in here. It then got me thinking about how many other people must be in the same position

Whether you need us to get you extension leads to plug specialist equipment in, help moving tables/chairs for wheelchairs or any other help you may need, everyone is welcome in my pub and help will always be offered by all of my staff.

If you’re sat at home with a disabled child, partner or friend and feel on edge about taking them anywhere due to fear of someone making comments please feel free to bring them here. If I find anyone making negative comments or being disrespectful they will be asked to leave not you.

Steph

And people did share! Over 1,600 times so far.

Tate has been celebrated for her stance, even though people are saddened by the discrimination the family has faced elsewhere.

Some shared stories of the difficulties they’ve had in public with kids who have special needs:

Huffington Post UK actually found the family, and the 13-year-old boy, Matthew, and interviewed them about the experience. Leila Adams, Matthew’s mother, said she was the on who sent her husband in to check if the pub would let them in.

“I’ve had so many negative comments and verbal abuse pretty much every time I’ve been out on my own with Matthew,” Adams said.

“My husband checked with the landlady to ensure there wouldn’t be an issue n order to reassure me, as our son was quite excitable after a long journey on a warm bus.”

She continued: “Our son is usually very happy and sociable, he loves being out and about. However, quite often this can result in a very high pitched screaming or yelling to express this enjoyment, often accompanied by throwing his arms about and banging his head on his wheelchair, which is part of his sensory processing disorder that he developed after the illness.”

Matthew is non-verbal, having contracted viral encephalitis as a 6-month-old. Brain swelling from his illness caused brain damage that limits his ability to communicate. The family includes three other children, and sometimes on family outings they have to split up to accommodate Matthew’s accessibility needs.

“On the occasions when we can do things like this it’s nice to be able to enjoy typical family pursuits and spend time with all the family instead of splitting up like we often do,” she said.

They also interview Tate, who stands by her post.

“It can be difficult enough for parents to take out children in wheelchairs, so to be turned away from somewhere when you do take them out is just awful,” she said.

Adams also spoke with Bored Panda, saying that how Matthew is treated in public can be a reflection of how we all treat each other.

“I think an emphasis on ‘treat others as you would wish to be treated’ type mentality needs to become the norm across all of society and age ranges,” she said.

Sounds right.

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Man Posts Bikini Rule On Twitter And Women Weren't Having It

A man on Twitter posted a statement that encouraged women to respond in an empowering way. 

The women responding gave this man a piece of their minds, and their bodies in bikinis. 

Other women shared their actual weight and a photo of them in a bikini.

One twitter user shared her full expression on the matter.

It’s safe to say that all of these women confidently clapped back!

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Trump Supporter Posts Email While 'Boycotting' Netflix And It Doesn't End Well

Yesterday, Twitter user and Donald Trump supporter, Baked Alaska, decided to cancel his Netflix subscription over the recently announced show Dear White People. The show is based on a satirical comedy film of the same name which explores racial tensions from the perspectives of several black students at an Ivy League college. 

This shouldn’t be a surprise considering that Baked Alaska was due to attend the pro-Donald Trump ‘DepolaBall’ in December, but was removed from the list of headliners when it emerged that he had a history of anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi tweets about the “Jewish question.”

Baked Alaska claimed in a tweet that the show “promotes white genocide,” and included a screenshot of his canceled Netflix subscription. 

For some reason, he decided to leave his email address in the screenshot. Here’s what happened next…

At least he sees the humor in it?

As does the rest of the internet.

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