We’ve covered terrible books in this space before, the kind of tomes that leave you scratching your head and wondering how they ever got published. And…here’s some more! There are uncountable terrible books out there in the world, more than we could ever possibly cover, yet always able to surprise us in their awfulness. Once again we give props to our friends at Flashbak, for giving us a gallery full objectionable titles, questionable cover art, puzzling premises, and obsessed authors. Careful not to get any paper cuts.
Being a parent is a tough job, but it helps to keep a sense of humor. That’s where James Breakwell comes in. The comedy writer and father of four is the author of the @XplodingUnicorns account. There, Breakwell chronicles the day-to-day difficulties of being a husband and father, often in the form of conversations he has with them. It’s pretty obvious right away that the wife and kids are just as funny as he is, but in the end, we all win.
Sometimes the best way to show someone you care about them is by lovingly teasing them. And an even better way than that is to write those loving insults in icing on top of a cake. Here are 15 cakes that have no interest in being cheerful like all those other cakes out there. We’re pretty sure these cakes didn’t really offend their intended recipient, but hey, if they did, at least they got to cheer themselves up with cake.
The advent of cellphones means we can all be more connected with each other than ever before, but sometimes this can be as much a curse as it is a blessing–especially when it comes to the parent-child relationship. Katie Seigel and her mother have just such a relationship, which prompted her to share her Mom’s hilariously overbearing texts on an Instagram account called @CrazyJewishMom. Once that account went viral, (and why wouldn’t it?), people began sending Katie their own hilarious Mom texts. She had to launch a second Instagram account, @CrazyYourMom, to share them all. Below, enjoy a gallery of the choicest Overbearing Mom Texts. And remember to text your mother once in a while.
Rock stars are supposed to be charismatic. The gig requires being able to a) get up in front of people and perform convincingly, b) create compelling songs that evoke emotions, c) have a sense of style your fans would want to emulate, and, of course, d) be sexy. That’s a lot of requirements, and some bands understandably fall a bit short. Today we’re celebrating metal band awkwardness. Get ready to bang your head…against the wall in disbelief that someone thought these photos were a good idea.
Photoshop is an amazing software program. It lets us do almost anything, from graphic design, to altering and exaggerating photos for comedic effect, to fixing people’s family photos before they can be published on a certain website. Andreas Miezans, a father from Norway, has found a way to combine Photoshop and fatherhood in a series that adds a funny, whimsical spin to daily moments with his baby, Oscar. Andreas’s original intent was to avoid taking normal baby photos, and he’s definitely succeeded.
Don’t worry: all of these images have been altered for your enjoyment.