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Now if only we could get Roxana her own cooking show on the Food Network.
Roxana Vancea, most notably known as the Romanian weather girl who is a huge fan of wearing revealing outfits and having nip-slips while telling Romanians how shitty the weather is going to be, is making the rounds again -- this time for completely stealing the show during a cooking segment.
The 25-year-old kicks off her appearance in a tight red leopard-print top, alongside a chef we don't care about. Vancea proceeds to bounce up and down, dance, lick and, oh yeah, she even cooks a little. Take a look at the bizarre, yet oddly erotic segment:
I really enjoy this type of cooking bit as opposed to the ones where they cook things I won't ever be able to because a microwave isn't involved.
h/t Daily Star
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Food is good, but drunk food is better. There's something almost erotic about the incomparable combination of libations and grub that makes everything taste better.
There's also the part of you that doesn't give a sh*t what you put in your body because you're drunk and could eat absolutely anything, so you opt for grease because grease cures hangovers -- or at least that's what you tell yourself.
This being the case, I put a call-out to drunken audiences through social media and other networking sites on what their favorite drunk foods are to determine which greasy grub reigns supreme.
What I would eventually discover is that 90 percent of the feedback came in the form of fast food. Indeed, when drunk, it would appear that nobody wants to prepare a meal when they get home. Instead, they want to tear open a paper bag and demolish all contents inside, sometimes even napkins.
So since nearly every submission I received was in the form of fast food, here were the responses we can all get behind:
"Burritos are ideal. Always." – Madelin, 25
"Shamefully, I always go out of my way for drunken McNuggets and honey sauce!" – Kat, 28
"The answer is definitely shawarma!" – Alex, 23
"Junior Chicken from McD's. I also tend to crave onion rings when I'm drunk." – Savannah, 26
"Junior Chickens! Unless you are really drunk and order a McChicken instead and have to pay triple what you were expecting." – Tori, 21
"Nachos! Crunchy, salty, sweet, spicy and it goes great with booze!" – Charlene, 30
"Pizza. Because it's pizza. Realistically, that's why I get drunk 90% of the time." – Doug, 26
"Street meat for the win!" – Stacey, 26
"Shawarma or A&W. Or both." – Mike, 25
"McDonald's double cheeseburger dressed like a Mac. Because I can." – Erica, 24
"Pizza and garlic sauce. Every time. Extra cheese if possible." – Rochelle, 26
"Chicken and rice! Because it's just the best." – Samantha, 25
"7/11 cream cheese taquitos." – Raymi, 29
"Chicken nuggets. Because of Frank's Spicy Thai dipping sauce." – Meg, 29
Based on the responses I received (and there were many), I studied the top food selections from my survey and provided a checklist of characteristics people seek in drunk food (because, journalism).
1. Needs to be savory (no responses even mentioned dessert items)
2. Needs to be prepared for you (whether it's takeout, or purchased in a drive-thru)
3. Must be greasy
4. Should be something you regret eating the next morning (a.k.a: not good for you)
5. Must come with some sort of cream sauce (mayo, garlic, sour cream, ranch, etc.)
Now we've reached the conclusion of the piece: Which drunk food is best?
Interestingly enough, there was a three-way tie for first. These items were: pizza with garlic sauce, burritos and McChickens. Shawarmas came close, so we'll give the meaty and pickled delicacy an honorable mention. Kudos, shawarma.
But now it's time to breakdown the favorites. Based on the "likes" received on each item mentioned, I unfortunately had to eliminate pizza with garlic sauce (my personal favorite) from the bunch, as none of these responses were accompanied by likes from other Facebook users.
McChickens, I would find, were solely chosen by females, which makes this drunk food less universal between the genders and, as such, I have to eliminate the messy chicken sandwich from the top spot because guys' opinions matter!
So by process of elimination, the ultimate drunk food is burritos. Congratulations, you warm pillows filled to capacity with meats, vegetables and an excess amount of various sauces, you have won this most important competition between the best drunk foods on the market.
So folks, next time you go out on a drunken adventure, finish your night off with a burrito, as it is, without a doubt, the best drunk food out there. Or so says this bogus survey from a dude you don't really know.
Ahh, to be young and easily entertained. I sure do miss the days when I could plant my face on window glass and be labeled a comedic genius by family members. Now I plant my face on a window and the cops are called because apparently I can't do that at a sorority house.
Anyways, here are a bunch of dopey kids going up against glass.
Via Sad And Useless
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There are always better alternatives to studying, and while binge-watching a show or sleeping are at the top of the list, two teens found that competing to see how many pens they could each hold with their head was far more important. And it was.
The chaos started when a 16-year-old named Lauryn from England shared this tweet on her Twitter:
Followed by this:
She quickly got competition when Rebzy, her 16-year-old friend from Scotland shared this tweet on her Twitter:
This was the point when all studying was completely abandoned and a war was started between the two.
It's not over yet:
Where the hell did they find all these pens? I have enough trouble finding one.
One hundred pens should be hard to top...
OK, game over...
Maybe not. Rebzy won with 242 damn pens.
Look at this masterpiece:
Looks like a homemade version of Pinhead from "Hellraiser." Time well spent, ladies.
Then there's this: 'Underboob Pen Challenge' Is Taking Over The Internet And We're Totally OK With It
8. Cathy Andrews Hillman
Baby got "AACK!" am I right?
7. Kathy Griffin
The self-proclaimed D-lister must be crazy to rank herself so low (unless the D stands for "dat ass").
6. Kathy Colace
I don't even know who this is but she has something to do with The Bella Twins so that's pretty hot.
5. Cathy from Accounting
This spot on the list is dedicated to all the sexy Cathys from accounting out there. Keep doin' whatcha' doin', ladies.
4. Cathy Lee Crosby, the original Wonder Woman
She could throw that Lasso of Truth around me any day.
3. Kathy Baker in "Edward Scissorhands"
If having hands made of metal meant that this lonely, horny housewife would try to seduce me, sign me up.
2. Kathy Ireland
OK, so this one was pretty obvious.
1. Kathy Bates in "About Schmidt"
Kathy Bates. Hot tub. Naked. Need I say more?
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Some kids are smarter than other kids and even some adults (I am reminded of this when some punk knows more on "Jeopardy! Kids Week" than I will ever know), but then there are the kids below; kids who understand what life is all about. These kids aren't living in the fantasy world that most kids are comfortable in; they are living in the harsh reality that is life. Check out some kids that absolutely get it.
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Farmers in the United Kingdom sure do get things done quickly.
Two women driving in the UK were confronted by a tractor that was doing a very non-tractor thing: removing a car that had illegally parked in someone's driveway. The farmers took things into their own hands when no one came to claim it. Just take a look at what these blokes did:
Take that, local tow truck companies!
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Unfortunately, Mike Litoris got no love for his fourth-place finish.
According to Real Radio 104.1, Philadelphia's NBC 10 aired live coverage of the 37th annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run Sunday morning, and an unexpected fictional participant received a heartfelt congratulations via Twitter that somehow made it past the station's censors:
The tweet came from an account belonging to @weingarten1spg, who usually just tweets out American Express deals. But now, it appears as though he or she will be known as the prankster behind this gem:
Billed as "the nation's largest 10-mile road race," the Broad Street Run is an annual event that benefits the American Cancer Society. More than 40,000 people run the race that begins at the Central High School Athletic Field at Broad Street and Somerville Avenue and ends inside the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the end of Broad Street in South Philadelphia.
And with that many people running, you have to think somewhere in there some poor bastard with the unfortunate name of Jack Kanoff didn't think that tweet was very amusing.
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Louie the tortoise may just be the luckiest tortoise around because his owner built him a mini-version of Jurassic Park. Take a look at the park built by Oliver Turpin:
Turpin says the park has "grazing areas with seeds planted to grow as the weather gets better," as well as a pool for Louie to drink from and swim in. And yeah, it includes the visitors center and the Jurassic Park gates.
Looks like Louie will enjoy his new residence.
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Although for some guys, odds are she qualifies as both.
According to SFGate, an Indonesian man walking on the beach in Bangaii last month discovered what he thought was an angel that fell from the sky following an "auspicious solar eclipse." Believing she was a "creature from God," the man took her home, dressed her up in a blouse and skirt and told his parents about his amazing find.
Out of a sign of respect, the man's parents changed the angel's clothing on a daily basis despite the fact that she was slowly deflating. As rumors of the "angel" began to spread amongst fellow villagers, the man and his parents received an unexpected visit from the police, who didn't take long to come up with a reason as to why the angel was losing air.
It turns out the man's angel was really...wait for it...a sex doll that somebody else left on the beach:
Even more embarrassing for the man? You guessed it: The local police chief went to the media to tell everybody about it.
"So it was checked by one of our team. It was a sex toy," Chief Heru Pramukarno said.
No word if the man kept her, but we're pretty sure his parents are done changing her clothes.
(Picture via Facebook).
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Still being in high school at the age of 19 is tough enough, but the chance of being labeled a sex offender for the rest of your life because of what seemed like a harmless prank at the time is something one Arizona student-athlete will probably tell you is far worse.
According to ABC 15, a 19-year-old senior at Red Mountain High School in Mesa is in deep shit after he was dared by a football teammate to whip out his penis during the team photo last year and it wound up being printed in the school yearbook.
Hunter Osborn was 18 years old when the picture was taken on the school's bleachers last year, so he's been charged with 69 (ironic) counts of indecent exposure, one for every person who was present the day the picture was taken. He's also facing one count of furnishing harmful items to minors, which is a class 4 felony.
The picture was also printed in the programs fans purchased at football games last year, although nobody noticed until the same picture found its way into the yearbook. Even then, the size of the picture was so small that 250 yearbooks were distributed before it was brought to the attention of administrators. They have since been recalled and are undergoing some "editing" before they'll be made available again.
Osborn faces up to 37 years in jail for the prank, but if that actually came to fruition, it would be more insane than people still showing up to Puddle of Mudd concerts and expecting to hear music. I mean, isn't the embarrassment that comes along with the joke that it took more than eight months for somebody to notice his tiny pecker punishment enough?
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If you were ever in the mood to get yourself a sex doll but were too lazy to do all that inflating, then the newest Japanese sex dolls might be right up your alley.
Orient Industry, a Japanese sex toy company, is responsible for what are arguably the most realistic sex dolls on the market: dolls they call "love dolls." The dolls will be part of an art gallery in Tokyo this week, but why go see them when you can have your own.
For $10,000, you can pick out the type of material your lady friend will be made of (cloth, plastic or silicone), what type of face she will have and what type of hairstyle. You're also the decision maker when it comes to how much or how little hair she will have.
That's not all, horny doll lovers. You can also choose her breast size, and whether or not she will have bendable fingers. Well of course she will! Think of all the fantasies she can fulfill. And hey, if you get bored, you can twist your doll's nipples and milk her. Yep.
Check out the very bizarre demonstration of that below. (Warning: NSFW)
Let's just assume every rich dude out there has one of these already.
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Usually when you witness someone acting terrible, you walk away at least feeling a little better about yourself as a human being. Sadly, you aren't going to get such warm fuzzies from the following video of a woman in a Walmart checkout line verbally accosting a man and his small child for using food stamps (which she paid for, after all!). OK, she doesn't actually say anything mean to the baby, but you know she would have eventually. Worst of all, the family she decided to insanely berate, most likely because she was tired from standing in line and is a miserable excuse for a person, were complete strangers to her. Seriously, who talks like this to a random person they've never met and know nothing about? (h/t Reddit)
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Depending on how you look at things, today is either a great day because we're halfway through this hellish workweek, or it's a terrible day because we still have 50 percent to go. Either way, funny photos can only make both outlooks better. Take advantage of that and laugh your day away.
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Certain Foods Make Semen Taste Better
If you're a fan of getting oral, you might have heard that eating pineapple will make your semen taste sweet and pleasant, and eating other foods like meat can make it taste worse. That's why sales of pineapple juice jump so sharply before prom. Sadly, there's no real scientific basis for this belief. Although the sodium content of different people's sperm does vary from man to man, you can't change it through diet. Sorry, guys with awful-tasting baby gravy -- you're kind of stuck with it.
Women Can't Get Pregnant On Their Period
You should really be using birth control of some form if you're out there getting it on, but many bros think that they can't become a dad if their partner is in that time of the month. That's a myth that has resulted in more than a few surprises, because females are fertile every single day. The thing is, even if a woman is ovulating, sperm can survive in the vagina for as long as a week, and they can fertilize a new egg after you ovulate. Sex during the period isn't effective birth control.
Big Feet, Big Penises
It's folk wisdom that if a guy has big feet, he's also packing some heat in his underwear. Not true. In fact, none of the body parts that people claim correlate to increased length and girth in the genitals have any relation to actual size. That means big noses, big fingers, big forearms, big ears -- all worthless. The only body part that affects how big a man's penis is is his penis. Not that you should be that worried about size anyway, as we'll get to a little later on.
Women Are Naturally Monogamous But Men Aren't
One of the most common explanations of the sexual differences between men and women is that men are biologically "wired" to seek out multiple partners and spread their seed, while women choose a single mate to provide for them. This sounds logical but is in fact absolute nonsense. Both genders have about equal desires to sleep around. Females even report that their level of desire for their partner tends to drop after several years of a sexual relationship, spurring them to seek out new meat.
All Women Can Orgasm From Vaginal Intercourse
For a dude, getting to climax is pretty easy. Women, however, have a tougher time, especially from standard penis-in-vagina intercourse. No matter your size or technique, it might not be enough to get your partner off. Several studies indicate that as many as 75 percent of women never have an orgasm from vaginal stimulation alone -- they need to supplement it with direct clitoral stimulation. So if your partner needs a little extra help, don't take it personally -- she's in good company.
Frequent Sex Can Stretch A Woman's Vagina
Common knowledge says that a young woman's virginal vagina is very tight, and then after she's had a few partners of varying sizes it gets looser as she bangs more dudes. Having a baby speeds up this process until it's all floppy. Right? Not really. Sex has absolutely no effect on a woman's vaginal tightness -- and in fact, frequent sex can exercise the pelvic muscles that surround the vagina and make it tighter! The tissue of the vagina is incredibly elastic, able to spring back from being stretched over and over. Childbirth can certainly fatigue those muscles, which can also get weaker with age (just like every other muscle in the body), but having sex doesn't have anything to do with it.
Only Women Have Multiple Orgasms
When you bust your nut, it's over, right? Maybe not. Although climaxing often marks the end of a dude's performance in bed, it's possible to have all the pleasure of an orgasm without ejaculating. When you're close to getting off, slow down and let your arousal subside, then resume the action. With practice, you can have several full-blown orgasms in a row without the refractory period (that's the scientific term for wanting to take a nap after you get laid). Ladies love this trick.
Men Think About Sex Every 7 Seconds
This commonly-repeated "fact" is trotted out as an explanation for why we're so horny, but it doesn't have a lick of research backing it up. If you thought about getting it on every seven seconds, you'd spend at least two hours of every day getting aroused. Amazingly, there have been actual studies conducted on this topic, revealing that the average dude thinks about sex about 19 times a day, or once every 4,500 seconds. That's a lot less. Women think about sex 10 times a day on average, which isn't that big a difference, statistically. One interesting tidbit from the study is that men report feeling a "need" for sex more often.
Bigger Penises Are Better
If there's one thing dudes are dependably insecure about, it's the size of their equipment. But, for the most part, size doesn't correlate to sexual pleasure. Sure, if you're packing a micropenis down there you might have to be more inventive in bed, but satisfying sex comes from emotional rapport, enthusiasm and listening to your partner. On the other end of the spectrum, guys with too much meat down there can bruise their partner's cervix if they thrust too deep, which doesn't feel good. To hit the G-spot, it's more important that your penis be a little curved rather than massive.
Sex Is Good Exercise
This one could have been on our recent debunking of 10 exercise myths, but we put it here instead. You can certainly get hot and sweaty when you're having sex, but it's not "exercise" by any means. The average caloric burn from a lovemaking session is 21 calories -- that's less than you'd get from five minutes of gardening, or taking a shower. If you're getting it on to work out, you should probably consider some more productive form of exercise. However, there are certainly some body benefits to sex -- frequent boning can strengthen the pelvic floor and lower your blood pressure.
"Captain America: Civil War" (May 6)
The third installment to the Chris Evan-led series comes a year after the second Avengers film, where inner quarrels have become no stranger. The biggest quarrel of all will come between Iron Man and Captain America as they argue as to how many of these films, exactly, Robert Downey Jr. is going to do. Everyone is picking sides for the big civil war, so who will you choose: Team Iron Man or Team America?
"Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" (May 20)
The follow-up to Zac Efron and Seth Rogen's mid-adolescent love child is upon us, but this time it's coming from the girly sorority side of college. Expect a shirtless "Baywatch" friendly Efron, a shirtless, disgusting Rogen, a sexy Rose Byrne and some young Kappa Nu blood from Selena Gomez and Chloë Moretz. It's going to be a hilarious shit show. Can't wait to see just how honestly they portray crazy drunk college girls.
"X-Men: Apocalypse" (May 27)
In addition to "Star Trek Beyond" on July 22, we get a bit more of the heavy hitter superhero franchises with the third X-Men prequel film. With one of the oldest and most powerful adversaries yet, longtime disappointing director Bryan Singer brings us Apocalypse, an immortal mutant recruiting Magneto in his rise to create a new world in his vision. Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn and Michael Fassbender star. Let's see if this trilogy ends as poorly as the last one.
"Alice Through the Looking Glass" (May 27)
The backside of "Alice in Wonderland" is frighteningly colorful and mysteriously dark as Johnny Depp gives us another overly done feature with a dark twist. One of this year's most anticipated book adaptations, "Through the Looking Glass" promises to give us a bit more of a thrill than its first feature as Alice goes back to Underland to save the Mad Hatter.
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows" (June 3)
One of the most beloved nostalgic foursomes is back with likely one of the worst sequels to follow one of the most heinous Hollywood reboots. Hey, I'll still go. After defeating Shredder in 2014, the green guys are back to take on some intergalactic warfare with Kraang, a newly cast Shredder, his classic miscreants -- Bebop and Rocksteady -- and Dr. Baxter Stockman. With the help of Casey Jones and the return of Megan Fox, the ninja reptiles have their work cut out for them. Thank goodness Will Arnett will be there for comic relief.
"Now You See Me 2" (June 10)
The illusionists are back for a second act to clear their name, but no stunt is worth trying if it's not bigger and more impossible than its predecessor. Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg (he's better at magic than the whole Lex Luthor thing) are back with Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo and Dave Franco. The show must go on, and so it will with none other than chief nerd of wizardry, Daniel Radcliffe, for one of the most star-studded magic acts of the year: getting people to go see it.
"Finding Dory" (June 17)
It's been 13 years since we've gone undersea with little Nemo, and this time he's helping Dory find her long lost fish folks. This sequel likely features radiation poisoning, poorly recycled trash heap ocean gyres and odor of endangered fish dying off at an incredible rate. Actually, it'll probably be a colorful take on colorful fish life with the occasional shark.
"Independence Day: Resurgence" (June 24)
One of 2016's 20th anniversaries is getting a mighty reboot without the help of Will Smith -- that we know of -- but with the triumphant return of our main man, Jeff Goldblum. The resurgence will feature bigger ships, bigger threats and bigger jokes about aliens than ever before imagined. But seriously, have you seen where the cast of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is now?
"Ghostbusters" (July 15)
With a sequel wait longer than the 30 years it took to make "The Odd Couple 2," we get a reboot on possibly the greatest film in TV history, except with girls! After failed attempt after failed attempt, not only did "Ghostbusters" get a girly green light, it has spawned a number of reboot plans, and this one features updated color correction and handier gadgets than the original. But can they top the witty banter of Bill Murray and the boys? Maybe they'll get Bill and the gang back for a little help before they go on to make half a dozen of these ghost-busting babies.
"Jason Bourne" (July 29)
We thought they were done with him, but apparently something else needs to be discovered by Jason Bourne. Bourne is back, and he's got a kill count that'll stump you math whizzes, as he attempts to uncover something new. He's not trying to remember anymore, but rather trying to put the pieces together. Can't this guy just get a normal job, pay a mortgage and mow his lawn like every other red-blooded American?
Baby pictures are just one of the many reasons I've considered quitting social media for good. I know I'm not alone in this regard, so I sought to find out how the general public perceives baby pictures, with the preconceived assumption that mothers would -- in defense of their precious children -- attack me.
This wasn't the case. What I would eventually find is that everybody hates baby pictures. Yes, even mothers. Out of the roughly 50 responses I received on the subject, not one comment was positive or in defense of these posts -- except maybe this one, which really isn't all that positive anyways:
"I say it's cute as long as the children are clothed and not on a toilet." - Cherie, 50
The irony in all this is that I asked the questions on social media platforms, which is the primary media responsible for unsolicited baby photos.
Here are some of the better responses I received in opposition to posting online photos of your pride and joy:
"If I wanted to see your baby, I would have. I'd visit, or I'd text/email for a pic. And sorry, but if all babies were beautiful, adults would be better looking." – Jesse, 36
"I hate baby pictures. Honestly, who cares? Yeah, great, you were able to have sex and shit out a kid! Big deal! Ever heard of the overpopulation problem?" – Dan, 34
"I don't give a shit that your baby has just turned 14-weeks! Guess what? My son is 15 and when I post a picture of him graduating grade school with honors, you don't seem to give a shit about that. So what makes you think your baby is so much more special?" – Sandra, 43
To be clear, I do think some photos of babies are totally warranted and worthy of posts. Because of course they are. Babies are a part of your life, and social media is a place to share different aspects of your life. But these instances are getting out of hand.
For perspective, here are some instances where posting photos of your infant is totally warranted: you just gave birth, it's their birthday, they took their first step, etc. You know, milestones in your child's life.
But this is rarely the case. Instead, we're bombarded with parents fake falling asleep with their kids, or pictures of the child in an outfit that is somewhat representative of an adult and therefore cute.
Here's the thing: Some of these pictures are cute. But the sheer volume of baby photos online has turned cute into self-serving. Because of this volume, these photos almost seem like desperate attempts to acquire likes and, as such, an attempt to receive affirmation that your decision to have children was a good one, and that people other than you think your offspring are cute.
One woman believes she's found a way around the baby photo problem. Here's her testimony:
"As a 30-year-old woman, I couldn't stand to see photos of baby after baby on Facebook. So when I had my first baby one year ago, I vowed to take a different approach: I created my baby her own fan page. That way, if people wanted to know what she's up to and follow her, they can. Her fans really are 'fans' and are choosing to engage with her. Otherwise, the photos they'll see on my personal page are few and far between and rarely are just of her by herself without me or my husband." – Taryn, 33
What I didn't expect when posting this query was the danger that accompanies posting these photos. Authorities and parents alike believe it's dangerous to post pictures of your kids. Here's why:
"Frankly I think it's the security risk. Posting photos of your young child online basically advertises who they are, what they look like, and where they are located. Also, some of my friends posts pictures of their babies bathing, of course nude, which I feel is inappropriate and especially dangerous in the day and age we live in." – Dave, 36
"I worry more about the baby's safety now and privacy later. What will the child think of its picture being splattered over internet by the time it's 24 and is searching for a job and internet searches come up of baby pictures in compromising positions, or various diseases moms have a tendency to post?" – Birgitta, 51
"I think these pictures will come to haunt them many years later because babies really do not have a voice and cannot possibly tell the parent I don't want my picture online.
"In some cases, these are naked baby pictures! I am of the opinion that if friends and family want to see someone's new baby, pictures can be sent to them via Messenger or Email. So yes, I have stopped liking baby pictures and have also started unfriending those who change their online profiles to that of their babies because it looks like I'm friending a baby." – Natalie, 51
Finally, here's what an Internet safety and tech parenting expert had to say:
"Not only can too many pictures be annoying for your friends, you could be posting too much information about your child and leave them with a long, digital footprint that they will have to wrestle with once they are old enough to get online themselves.
"While cute baby pictures certainly won't hurt anyone's reputation, it could be difficult for your child to take over an online profile that dates back to their birth. I just think it is wise to keep some private moments private, or shared only with close family and friends. Your children will thank you later. Not everyone needs to see that bath photo, or potty training photo, or how you struggled with a fussy baby. These are some examples that can be embarrassing to a teen as they start to take over their online profile." – Denise, 47
So there you have it, nobody likes your baby photos. They just don't. Not only that, but posting these photos can be a danger to your child. If these reasons aren't enough to cease the posting of baby photos, I don't know what is.
So if you know somebody who's abusing their baby photo-taking privileges, send them this article and save yourself from a newsfeed full of miniature humans doing insignificant things, like wearing overalls.
After months of trying to vie for votes, all while making everyone cringe and want to take a shower every time he speaks, Ted Cruz has officially ended his campaign for president. This decision also officially puts the dagger into the Republican Party a little deeper, essentially killing the entire party, as Donald Trump prepares to be the nominee.
But of course Ted Cruz wanted to leave behind one more memorable moment: punching and elbowing his wife in the face, in what looks like a "Street Fighter" combo hit:
Ted Cruz just two-pieced his wife https://t.co/zJaTrskEJq— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 4, 2016
What a lasting image.
The Internet was also quick to poke fun at Cruz and his failed campaign. Check out some of the best reactions:
I'm wondering who Ted Cruz's partner on Dancing with the Stars will be. I'm hoping for either Ben Carson or Snooki— Pete Catapano (@pcatapano) May 4, 2016
@barstoolsports his wife is the only thing he could beat in this election— Tommy Rodrigues (@tommyrod90) May 4, 2016
"one of the best Republican fields in modern history" - CNN pic.twitter.com/DI8H9NyegY— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) May 4, 2016
Carly Fiorina HP'd the Cruz campaign in record time. https://t.co/r6sR0qIAJr— Jack Moore (@JackPMoore) May 4, 2016
tonight: ted cruz sitting in front of a 7-11 drinking a steel reserve with his arm around the great butter cow— jon hendren (@fart) May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz can now return to his previous job as the lead singer of Rascal Flatts.— Reginald Spears (@ReginaldSpears) May 4, 2016
I wonder what he's going to do next. pic.twitter.com/n1mrpBFZ8h— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) May 4, 2016
When Ted Cruz looks in the mirror he sees Reagan which is ridiculous because Ted Cruz has no reflection— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz achieved so much more than he ever should have with that face. It's impressive #TedCruz— Mike Lawrence (@TheMikeLawrence) May 4, 2016
See ya, Ted. We hardly knew you. Actually, we did know you. Way too much for our comfort.
We'll always have this: Ted Cruz Tries To Give His Daughter A Hug And It's The Most Awkward Thing Ever
I'm not an avid user of Snapchat like some other folks are, but every so often some non-nude gems are found. And while a snap will disappear after a certain time, I think everyone is pretty damn happy that the following hilarious snaps were kept so that we can enjoy them for all eternity.
Time well spent: Girl Gives Us Pure Comedy Using Snapchat And Her Cat
As difficult as it may be sometimes, we should all try to be nice to people. I know it's a struggle, but you especially should be nice to people when you're trying to sell something. Take a look at the exchange one guy had with a girl, a girl who wasn't exactly the nicest gal around:
Enjoy your iPhone 6 you couldn't sell, lady.
This lady tried to sell what we think is a couch: Guy Trolls Woman Trying To Sell The Worst Looking Sofa Ever