The day your child (or any family member) walks down the aisle is a happy one–or, at least it’s supposed to be. With so many marriages ending in a split, it’s no surprise that the families could see the warning signs from the outset. When relatives of doomed couples were asked in a recent Reddit thread if they could spot any of these warning signs, they dished. These aren’t mere gut feelings that their loved one was making a mistake; these are big, bright red flags flapping in the wind, with a loudspeaker blaring “THIS IS A RED FLAG” next to them, obvious to everyone BUT the newlyweds. Enjoy the gallery below.
You’ve heard the expression “The family that prays together, stays together.” Well, for some families, that’s not enough–they form a band together and professionally release music under a Christian record label. Thanks to our friends at Flashbak, you can check out these forgotten family gospel albums from the 1970’s.
The album covers don’t aim for much creativity. Just a straightforward photo of the family, usually in matching polyester outfits, trying to convey wholesomeness and godliness and looking super awkward while doing it.
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Celebrity moms Instagramming their day-to-day parenting triumphs is its own industry, but Australian comedian Celeste Barber prefers a more realistic approach. She’s the creator of an Instagram account that parodies celebrity parenting photos, and she’s amassed over a million followers.
As a mother of two sons under the age of six, and two teenage stepdaughters, Barber is no stranger to the struggles of parenting, and she knows how to find humor in it. “I just wanted to make people laugh,” she said. “I hope mums get a laugh out of my stuff while doing the washing, cooking dinner, helping with homework, satisfying partners and necking a cleanskin.”
(If you’re not familiar with Aussie slang, “necking a cleanskin” means drinking cheap wine straight from the bottle.)
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Our friends at Flashbak have struck again, this time combing the nation’s libraries and compiling a list of the weirdest non-fiction they could find. The tomes range from obscure hobbies to technical manuals to political manifestos to just plain bizarre. We’re left wondering who would possibly think to write these books, who would publish them, and who would ever check them out of the library. It turns out there really is a book for everything.
How many pairs of shoes do you own? If you’re like 99.9% of the population, it’s fewer than this man, whose shoe collection rivals that of Imelda Marcos. To this day he remains an enigma. We don’t know his name, where he lives, how much he spends on shoes, or how many rooms in his house are dedicated solely to footwear storage. But we do know this: he knows his personal style and rocks it to perfection.
This may be the most dedicated marriage proposal we’ve come across. When Ray Smith, from Grimsby UK, decided it was time to pop the question to his pregnant girlfriend Claire, he decided to opt for the long game. For the next five months, Ray strove to take a photo with Claire every day, and each time he snuck in the words “Will you marry me?” The photos totaled 148, and she never found out.
“I searched online for unusual proposals and I saw ideas like flash mobs and that sort of thing,” Smith said. “So I decided to come up with my own idea to take a picture every day for five months.” Claire’s response? “I was totally surprised, but in hindsight it’s exactly the kind of thing he does…I said yes straight away, I didn’t need to think about it.”
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Some people collect stamps. Other people collect license plates. Or coins. Or Star Wars memorabilia. Or vintage soda cans.
Stacy Waldman collects Dicks–vintage photos of people, places and things named Dick. As she told our friends at Flashbak, “I put them into categories. For example, ‘Big Dicks’ are adult men named Dick. ‘Little Dicks’ are boys named Dick. ‘Dick Destinations’ are places named Dick, and ‘Friends Play with Dick’ refers to photos of Dick and his friends. You get the idea. Recently, I added photos of Richards and put them into the category ‘Don’t call me Dick!’ I’m hoping to gather 365 photos of Dicks so that I can eventually have a desk calendar called ‘365 Days of Dick’. I have about 300 photos, so I’m getting close.”
Everyone needs a hobby, Stacy. Here’s hoping you find as many Dicks as you could ever want!
Check out Stacy’s Facebook page, House of Mirth, for more Dicks than you can shake a…stick at.