Woman Writes Hilarious Facebook Post Trying To Get Rid Of 'Jerk' Rooster

Animals are just like humans. For every loving one, there’s a jerk. A few months back, an animal shelter in Melbourne, Australia, went viral when they wrote a brutally honest personal ad for Mr. Biggles, a cat they described as “an utter utter utter bastard.”

And now, Denell McCaul from Clarksville, Michigan, has gone viral doing the same thing to get rid of her “jerk” rooster. McCaul, who owns several chickens, took to Facebook to try and get rid of the rooster, and her hilarious Facebook post has since gone viral. 

The post, which has been shared over 65,000 times and attracted over 30,000 comments, doesn’t seem to have found any potential homes from the rooster just yet, but that’s probably because people are too busy laughing. 

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Someone's Trying To Edit Wikipedia And Erase This Problematic Information About The President

Joe Lieberman has solidly emerged as one of the front runners for the newly-vacant position of FBI Director. Considering his law firm has a lengthy history of representing Donald Trump, many people think there’s a conflict of interests there.

Not this person, though. 

That potential conflict of interests might be behind the Wiki-War that’s been happening on the law firms page. Someone keeps trying to remove all references to Donald Trump. Reporter Lachlan Markay posted the edit history for their page on his social media, pointing out where Trump was removed from a list of notable clients.

Curious, Markay went on to check the IP address that made the changes to see if they’d made any other edits. It turns out, they had. The user removed Trump’s name from that client list several times because admins kept putting it back. The user also adjusted the Wikipedia entry for Trump advisor Stephen Miller and the entry for Trump’s State of the Union address. Both edits were pro-Trump.

When you look up the location for that IP address, it happens to land you very near to the address for a Trump delegate in Alabama.

The map of the IP location is on the left, the delegate address on the right.

Twitter user @KateInVenice pointed out that the Wikipedia page wasn’t the only place Donald Trump’s name disappeared from. Trump’s name is now missing from the law firms website as well, specifically from Joe Lieberman and Marc Kasowitz’s attorney profile pages.

It went from being listed first to not existing at all. 

People don’t seem too impressed by how obvious these changes have been.

Jokes were made at Trump’s expense pretty quickly.

Wikipedia has since locked the law firm page so that it can no longer be changed. It remains to be seen whether the edits on their website will be reversed.

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A New Heineken Ad Is Trying To Get People To Talk About Politics

A New Heineken Ad Is Trying To Get People To Talk About Politics

Ever since Pepsi released an ad with Kendall Jenner that seemed completely tone deaf to our current political climate, companies have seen an opportunity to one up each other with how progressive they can appear in advertising campaigns. Since it doesn’t seem like ads are going away anytime soon, they may as well have a positive message beyond, “Give a cop a soda, protestors!” 

Heineken has now entered the fray with its new “Open Your World” campaign. As part of this campaign, the Dutch beer maker has partnered with The Human Library, a group which hosts events where people can be “borrowed” for conversations. The variety of people involved means that if there’s a type of person you’ve never met or understood, you might be able to find them at an event and gets some answers to questions you’ve had. Their philosophy seems to be that talking face-to-face is the best way to open people’s hearts and minds. Heineken’s philosophy is that they may as well drink a beer while they’re at it. A Heineken beer. Not a less friendly beer. Only Heineken.

The partnership is being promoted by this short film, or advertisement, in which three pairs of people with wildly opposing viewpoints are introduced, then instructed to build a bar together as an ice breaker. When the bar is complete, they’re shown a video that reveals what a distance they’re at ideologically. Then, they’re given the option of sitting down and talking about their differences over a beer or leaving. The three pairs are a feminist and a man who describes himself as part of the “new right,” a man who thinks climate change is a hoax and a man who doesn’t, and a man who thinks transgender people are bad and a transgender woman.

It’s honestly hard to tell if these people are actors and I haven’t been able to find an answer to that question. It seems as though the people with more conservative or hateful views come around by the end of the commercial, to a degree that some people are expressing skepticism about.

It may also be carefully edited to extract the more offensive parts of their conversation, if it was real. Maybe after a few sips, things devolved into a screaming match, which is what happens whenever I try to have a conversation with my crazy uncle. It’s also hard to know what these people thought they were signing up for when they agreed to this, but I felt particularly worried for the transgender woman, who was having her very identity questioned rather than just her belief in the ozone layer. 

But again, if this is real, it does seem like everyone was able to approach each other in a respectful and friendly way. It would be nice to be able to confront people who spew hateful things at you anonymously online in a controlled environment, just to see if there’s a human inside the troll. Also, buy Heineken!

Guess they got to me.

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People Are Trying To Figure Out Why Sean Spicer Hates Dippin' Dots And Daft Punk

Sean Spicer is making headlines yet again. The newly appointed White House Press Secretary was the subject of ridicule over the weekend when he lashed out at both the media and reality itself when he said that Trump’s inauguration had the most inaugural attendees ever — a flat out lie.

People started digging into his past tweets, hoping to uncover a reason as to why he would go on stage and make a buffoon out of himself in his first public address to the nation. They didn’t find anything related to that, but what they did find was much, much stranger.

If you’ve been to a movie theater or theme park over the past decade or two, you’ve probably seen Dippin’ Dots ice cream. The tiny spherical frozen treats are encased in a pretty sophisticated machine that’ll trade you several dozen dots for a couple of bucks. They generally taste good, but are somewhat overpriced, though what vending machine treat isn’t?

Why am I bringing up Dippin’ Dots in an article discussing Sean Spicer? Well…

OK, so that’s not really a big deal. It’s not like he’s going to bring it up again 17 months later or anything.

He then tweeted a story about the company filing for bankruptcy, and was smug about it.

I know it isn’t a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, but good grief, man, control yourself. The thing is — he clearly buys the stuff regularly because a few years later, he shot this bad boy out into the Twittersphere.

Dippin’ Dots, which is an American company that employs hundreds of American workers, made a peace offering.

Scott Fischer, the CEO of Dippin’ Dots, even wrote an open letter to Sean Spicer, inviting him and his White House cronies to an ice cream social to bury the hatchet.

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No response has been made by Spicer and his team, but you can damn well bet that this is probably going to be the first question that pops out of a reporter’s mouth during the next White House press release.

The thing is…it doesn’t end there. Maybe anything that alludes to the future just isn’t his thing, because aside from Dippin’ Dots, which are the ice cream of the future, Spicer hates Daft Punk.

When someone pointed out that they’ve been pretty big for more than a decade, he backpedalled, claiming to be an early fan of Daft “Funk,” but that their old stuff was better.

Daft Punk hasn’t released a statement, and it’s highly unlikely that they will care. At all. While we’re only a few days into the new presidency, it’s pretty easy to see that Spicer is going to be one of our favorite recurring characters over the next four years.

(h/t A.V. Club)

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19 Employees Come Clean About Actively Trying To Get Fired From Their Jobs

It’s no secret that a lot of people hate their jobs. Not many grow up and dream of working retail, sales, or a desk job that confines them to the same 3 square feet for 40+ hours a week. 

Why not just quit a job if it’s the bane of your existence? Aside from the obvious immediate lack of income, most of these jobs pay you just enough so that you have doubts about leaving without having something else lined up due to the financial hell storm awaiting you a week after your last paycheck.

This is where the whole ‘I’m trying to get fired’ movement took off. If you get fired as opposed to quitting your crappy job, you can go on unemployment and spend those 40+ hours a week looking for a job that won’t make you miserable. At least that’s the idea.

There’s a minority of people that simply don’t want to quit because they refuse to take responsibility for anything afterward. They’d prefer to have something or someone that they’d be able to point a finger at, even if it’s themselves while they were in that position that they were recently liberated from.

My opinion? Use your free time wisely. While it definitely does extend your work day, hopping onto the job boards on breaks at work and during any other free time you have throughout the day is infinitely less stressful than looking for a job because you have no income. After all, you may end up taking an even worse position simply to make ends meet.

Not everyone agrees with me, though. Specifically not these 19 individuals that would definitely prefer to be fired, and are actively trying to do so. Share your thoughts in the comments on whether or not you think their actions are justified.

  1. Too many want to not be responsible for their own irresponsibility.

    I'm secretly trying to get fired so I have an excuse not to adult anymore.
  2. And put too much effort in trying to get fired.

    I'm trying to get fired from my job but nothing is working
  3. More effort than they’ve ever put into anything else.

    I've put more effort into trying to get fired from work than I ever have actual work...and they still won't fire me. Wtf
  4. With so many people looking for jobs, it’s crazy to think that there are others looking to get rid of theirs.

    I hate my job but I can't quit... secretly I have been trying to get fired for a month
  5. Some feel like they’re powerless, and begin to spiral.

    My job makes me miserable. I can't quit because I won't get unemployment, and they won't fire me. I'm trapped and it drives me insane every single day.
  6. Is it all their fault though? Some companies can avoid this by being open to transfers.

    Hate my job! I suck at my job and they won't fire me! I purposely don't reach production goals so they can send me to another station.
  7. Others will wait until someone else pulls the trigger for them before embarking on a risky career move they’d had in mind for ages.

    Sometimes I want to get fired because I don't know if I will ever feel ready to do the "irresponsible" thing and quit so I can work on the life I really want.
  8. It feels as though one too many are shameless in their efforts.

    I've been trying to get fired. My job seriously will never let me leave!!!
  9. And many simply don’t have their priorities straight.

    I hate my job and am trying to get fired by not showing up so I dont have to look bad quitting yet another thing with my family watching. If I get fired I can just make up something I did wrong
  10. It almost sounds like they’re being held hostage.

    I am always late for work because I want to get fired. I am scared to quit.
  11. A few see it as a way to get the company back for the numerous times they’ve been taken advantage of.

    So, I have never been on unemployment. Sadly, my job treats me like I am their slave. I'm trying to get fired to get unemployment, in till another job comes along. Is that bad?
  12. Others don’t realize just how good they’ve got it.

    I've been trying to get fired for months now they just don't get the hints, I mean I do no work and watch Netflix all day 😂😂
  13. They blame their job for being unhappy, but refuse all options other than being fired and collecting unemployment.

    At this point today I'm trying to get fired. My job screws me over too much.
  14. The smart ones actively try to remedy the source of their unhappiness themselves.

    I mentally checked out from work the past month. I've been applying to new places at work. I want to get fired so I can leave and have something to fall back on
  15. But far too many just want to take the path of least resistance.

    I think I want to get fired from my job so I can get unemployment
  16. They feel married to the job, and want a divorce.

    My boss hates almost everything I say or do, but she won't fire me or let me resign.. So can I just fire her?
  17. People assume that it’s about their lack of work ethic, but that isn’t always the case.

    Trying to get fired since the day I started 1yrs, 2 promotions and a raise later still here
  18. But it doesn’t help when so many people respond to the question like this.

    I hate my job, but I'll never quit. So I'm trying to get fired on purpose....
  19. Hopefully more people will keep in mind that there are always consequences to those bad decisions.

    Have you ever been at work and just sit there. Trying to care about work but you're just not. Trying to get fired but never do. Ugh then again you gotta pay bills

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This Town Is Trying To Fight Bullying By Fining Their Parents A Lot Of Money

Kids used to tease me in school for my name. A lot. I didn’t really get into many fights, probably because I was freakishly large for my age, but that didn’t stop the teasing. As a result I did whatever I could to fit in and belong, which has probably messed up my life in more ways than I could ever imagine.

It’s not like I’m blaming bullies for my problems, I think part of growing up is being able to learn to be responsible for one’s emotions. But as a father, I know I’ll be heartbroken if my son turned out to be a mean bully, no matter how unfortunate of a reality they are.

And one city thinks that they’ve found the key to curbing bullying all together, and that’s by incentivizing parents to raise kids who aren’t bullies. And how are they going to do that?

By slapping parents with an initial $ 366 if they’re found guilty of bullying other kids, and $ 681 for the same offense in the same year!

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The city council is Shawano, Wisconsin, ruled on the new anti-bullying law and hope that parents, afraid of being fined, will better teach their kids to not be jerks.

Understandably, the new law is causing some outrage.

Do you think it’s a little too much to expect parents to claim sole responsibility for their children’s behavior? There are many external factors to consider, too.

There are similar fines in school districts already in place throughout the country as well.

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In some districts, if a parent’s kid is constantly missing school, the county fines them once they pass a certain number of absences. The idea is to foster a sense of greater parental involvement in child-rearing, but it seems like a artificially well-intentioned way to just get more money out of everyday citizens, if you ask me. (h/t freestuff)

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People Are Losing Their Minds While Trying To Find The Cell Phone In This Photo

In order to momentarily distract ourselves from the tragedy and political strife that’s plaguing our world, we might as well turn to the Internet for a little useless entertainment. For those of us who love optical illusions (or Where’s Waldo), this is the jackpot. In the image below, there is a cell phone lying somewhere on a rug. And no, it’s not digitally edited in, it just has a patterned phone case that nicely matches the decor. 

Jeya May Cruz, a sales representative at Dell, first posted this photo to Facebook, challenging people to find the phone. 

As with any optical illusion, it takes forever to find and then you can’t remember how you didn’t see it immediately. But, in all fairness, this is a very inconspicuous phone case. 

Found it? If not, behold: 

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Now you can’t stop seeing it, right?

The infuriating camouflaging phone went viral almost immediately.

In less than a week, the photo racked up 121,000 likes and over 15,000 shares on Facebook. 

…We hope everyone enjoyed their few seconds of frustration that had nothing to do with death or guns. (h/t someecards)

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