All The World’s A Canvas

March 22nd, 2017

All The World’s A Canvas - Kids

If you’re a parent of a young child, you’re going to have some of your possessions ruined with an unwanted drawing. Children that young are beginning to develop their fine motor skills and their artistic side, and are eager to use any available surface to compose their next masterpiece. Usually the damage is fixable, or the object is replaceable, but for one parent it meant being detained at a foreign airport until his embassy could sort it out.

The father, “Mr. Chen,” is Chinese and went on a business trip to South Korea with his four-year-old son. (First mistake right there.) When the father-son duo went to the airport to return home, Dad discovered his son had scribbled all over his passport–complete with a new makeover for Dad that included scraggly hair, a beard, giant lips, and eyes as black as a shark’s.

Unfortunately, airport security didn’t have a sense of humor about the situation. The two were detained, and the Chinese embassy tried to issue them a fresh passport.

We’re still waiting for the Chinese industry to turn this incident into a movie, perhaps in the vein of Tom Hanks’s classic The Terminal.

(via India Today)

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The Caped Crusader

March 22nd, 2017

The Caped Crusader - Babies

“I finally agreed to do family pictures, but it was on my terms.”

(via source)

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A Kiss From Below

March 22nd, 2017

A Kiss From Below - Christmas

“My friend sent out this Christmas card. Mom and Dad kissed and the kids thought they should too.”

(submitted by Scott)

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Introducing The “Dating Resume”

March 22nd, 2017

Introducing The “Dating Resume” - Friends

What’s the most extreme thing you’ve done to get a date? Unless you’ve created a professional resume detailing all the ways you’re a catch, like this Michigan State student did, you’ve got a ways to go.

(Yes, this is a competition. Looks like you’re losing.)

The story begins last week. With MSU’s school formal coming up, junior Ashley Harrington was concerned her roommate didn’t have a date. She went on Facebook and posted an open call for a date for her roommate. The post itself is a gem:

We all had a few friends in college who took their studies more seriously than their social life, and it sounds like Ashley was doing her roomie a solid.

Enter the hero of this story, 21-year-old junior Joey Adams. A friend initially saw the post and tagged Joey, and Joey eagerly responded to the call to action:

Before we delve into the resume, we have so many questions. From the time stamps it looks like he replied with his resume just minutes after the initial post. Did he have the resume already made, and was he just waiting for the right opportunity to use it? Or did he whip it together in such a short time? And where did he get the idea to do this in the first place???

OK, now let’s take a look at the larger version:

Some highlights:

-Points for being honest about who he is. He notes his love of puppies, his tendency to cry during Marley and Me, his “dad-like” behavior in public, and the time he spends Facetiming with his mom.

-He’s clear about what he wants: he’s not after a hookup (he doesn’t have Tinder), but a meaningful connection.

-He’s even got a bit of a sense of humor on him, making light of the fact his job title is “Lubricants Consultant.”

Unfortunately, the original roommate never responded to him. But the story has a happy ending. Fellow MSU student Simone Campbell saw the resume, and Tweeted it, and the story has gone viral. Young women began reaching out to Joey for dates:


All in all it looks like Joey’s got a great dating attitude

(via source)

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The Universe’s Objection

March 22nd, 2017

The Universe’s Objection - Couples

“I just got married yesterday. Didn’t notice the stop sign from the universe.”

(via source)

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The Five-Year Plan

March 22nd, 2017

The Five-Year Plan - Awkward Galleries

Groups of friends are notorious for making plans for the future and then never quite managing to make good on them. But this group of five buddies has actually kept a pact that began in 1982.

The five friends are named (left to right) John “Wedge” Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John “Bevles” Molony, John “JD” Dickson. (Side note: how is it that every group of guy friends always has at least one first name repeated? It’s true for every group I’ve been in.) They began their tradition in 1982 when they went on a fishing trip as teenagers to Lake Copco, California. To cap off their excursion they took a photo on the railing of a cabin and vowed to return every five years to recreate it, which they have ever since.

Wedge maintains a website about the recreations and includes fun tidbits about the guys.  The photo series documents lots of changes in the group, from fashions, to hairstyles (and hairlines), to the aging process and weight fluctuations. As Wedge puts it, “There’s a reason we started keeping our shirts on in the photos.”

You’ll also notice that the same friend, John Molony, is always holding a jar. This is an homage to the original photo in which he was holding a Folger’s coffee can that had become the residence of a cockroach the group had declared their mascot.

Since the last photo was taken in 2012, the next photo is due this year, and the  friends have plans to make it happen. Here’s to many more photo opportunities in the future.

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Breaking Dad

March 22nd, 2017

Breaking Dad - Dad

“My stepdad got in the newspaper. Unfortunately his picture had an unfortunate headline placement.”

(via source)

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