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The Tall Life

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“I asked, ‘How tall are you?’ He handed me this.”

(via source)

In Random Awkwardness • February 22nd, 2017 • Add A Comment »

Bathroom Rorschach

Bathroom Rorschach - Photos

“My aunt went to the bathroom in her new building. This is what she saw.”

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In Random Awkwardness • February 13th, 2017 • Add A Comment »

A Closer Look At A Literary Classic

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Sometimes, an event happens that causes you to re-evaluate everything you know about life and truth. Like when you learn there’s an actual romance novel depicting a relationship between a woman and a grizzly bear. Lest you think this is some kind of a joke, trust us when we say this is one hundred percent real. Originally uncovered by the heroes at Awful Library Books, Bear was written in 1976 by Marian Engel, who’s from Canada. (Could she be from anywhere else???) It follows a protagonist named “Lou,” a meek librarian who’s unsatisfied with her current love life, (is there any other type of romance novel heroine?) and embarks on a relationship with a real, actual bear.

You know bears. The animals that in caves and eat salmon.

Some think of Bear as a metaphor for the inter-connectedness of all living things. Others think it’s just a particularly unique romance novel. But the nation of Canada thinks it’s a literary classic. That’s right. In 1976, it won the Governor General’s Literary Award!!! That’s a real award that’s still presented today. Other winners of the award include The Handmaiden’s Tale and The English Patient.

Those two classics are officially equal with a book about a lady getting freaky with a bear.

The Governor General wasn’t alone in loving it, though. Look at the book’s back cover, full of glowing blurbs from some of the world’s best newspapers:

Why wasn’t I lucky enough to find out about this back when I was doing book reports for school?!

After learning Bear exists, my biggest question, (after “How did this get published?” “How anyone think this was an idea worth pursuing?” and “WHAAAAAAAA?”), was, just what sort of person would write a book like this? Who is Marian Engel? Let’s check out her bio.

That’s her resume?! She was all, “Normal book, normal book, normal book,” and then, “You know what? I think for my next one, I’ll write about a lady having sex with a bear!”

That happened in real life on the planet we all live on.

I will say this, though. If you think about it, dating a bear does makes sense. Since they hibernate half the year, you definitely wouldn’t be lacking your personal space.

In Random Awkwardness • February 10th, 2017 • 2 Comments »

Ye Olde IUD

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“All I wanted to do was get rid of some scrap gold on eBay. Now I probably have an STD from 1892.”

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In Random Awkwardness • February 9th, 2017 • Add A Comment »

Mysterious Package

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“In 1996, I asked my Mom to mail a metronome to me in college.”

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In Random Awkwardness • February 1st, 2017 • 2 Comments »

Quasimodo

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“I renewed my driver’s license. Thanks to the idiot who stamped the photo, I’m now Quasimodo.”

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In Random Awkwardness • January 26th, 2017 • 1 Comment »

Shoes Make The Man

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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.

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In Awkward Galleries • January 16th, 2017 • 1 Comment »
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