When my youngest son was maybe 2 years old, he crept outside our bedroom door very early one morning while my husband and I were still asleep. I awoke to a deadpan, tiny voice whispering, “Let her in. Let. Her. In. Let her in,” over and over and over.
Turns out the cat was pawing at the back door, and he was just informing us it was time to, you know, let her in. But holy shitballs, that wasn’t even remotely my first thought. (My first thought was vampires, okay? IT WAS VAMPIRES.)
That was a legitimately spooky moment, but it doesn’t even hold a (flickering, ghostly) candle to this hair-raising Reddit thread titled, “Parents, what is the creepiest thing your young child has ever said to you?” Clocking in at over 11,000 comments, the forum is filled with an amazing array of stories ranging from hilariously weird to downright terrifying. Read more on The Stir…
Reddit user alyak72 decided to forgo the traditional celebratory tone of most college graduation announcements and take the brutally honest route instead. I’m sure many of today’s college graduates feel the same way, but damn, those tears and the pleading for cash are a little intense. What would you do if you got this card in the mail? [Neatorama]
After experiencing a secondhand anxiety attack for the grad student who had their laptop (and 5-year thesis) stolen yesterday, this story is giving me hope. A Reddit user’s bike was stolen, and then returned three nights later with an apologetic note attached, as well as a coupon for a free lava cake at Domino’s (score!). If you can’t read the messy writing, check out the full text of the note after the jump… Keep reading »
A fifth year year grad student at Rutgers University recently had their laptop stolen, which is an incredibly frustrating experience in the best of circumstances, but becomes a living nightmare when that stolen laptop contains the only copy of your thesis (just thinking about this is giving me sympathy hives!). If nothing else, this sign serves as an excellent reminder to back up your important files — preferably in 10 different places, five of which are kept under 24-hour armed guard. In the meantime, let’s hope this grad student’s offer is one the laptop thief can’t refuse. [Neatorama]
Here are some things that stoners might need: Netflix Instant (specifically, every season of “Law & Order: SVU”), a soft blanket, assorted snacks, a nap, a dog to pet, definitely a glass of water. But … a stoner awards ceremony? Isn’t that a little … ambitious? I’m exhausted just thinking about it. Alas, the weird world of Reddit and its stoner subreddit, r/trees, has decided to inaugurate The Munchies, “an annual feel good event for 4/20.” No word yet on what the categories will entail, but they’ll all be user-submitted and then voted upon. And if you have any questions about this event’s legitimacy, consider this: the whole thing is endorsed by legendary pothead Snoop
Dogg Lion himself, and he’ll even be there to announce the winners by video on — yup — 4/20. I’ll be tuning in… that is, if I’m not too faded to remember. [Betabeat] [Photo of a guy smoking weed from Shutterstock]
I think if Carl Jung was alive, he would call Reddit a sieve for the collective unconscious. Or something like that. Because I’m a total Jungian, I like to spend time on Reddit researching the state of our collective psyche. Not that I need to justify being a Reddit junkie or anything. OK. I’m a Reddit junkie. There! I owned it. Moving on. This week, I stumbled upon a very enlightening AskReddit thread about things women think turn men on, but really aren’t doin’ it for them. We’re sorry, guys. We had no idea that you don’t like it when we treat your balls like fun toys. Check out some of the most interesting things men had to say, in their own words, about the ways in which we are failing to turn them on … unbeknownst to us. Keep reading »
Reddit is known as “the front page of the Internet.” It’s where millions of people go to discuss everything. Think of it as a web of endless message boards, each with their own community.
Recently, a user posted in the Reddit board “Ask Reddit” for help about a girl. Here is the original post (which the commentor later deleted): Keep reading »
his year marks the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion in the United States, thanks to Roe v. Wade. In honor of this landmark decision, two abortion clinic workerstook to Reddit with an IAmA (“I am a”) AMA (“ask me anything”), inviting people to ask them any questions they had about their experiences. The women describe their background as working at “two different Midwestern, independent (non-Planned Parenthood) feminist clinics, both in strongly antichoice states.” They gave some insightful answers about what it’s like working in a clinic and what abortion is like in modern America. See some of their most intriguing responses here.
The subreddit “Pretty Girls Making Ugly Faces” has produced internet gold. Otherwise lovely lookin’ ladies making the most hideous faces they can somehow manages to be among the more hilarious things I’ve seen all week. So funny, I had to join in. I challenged myself to produce the most ugly face possible with this gorgeous mug o’ mine. Check out some more pretty girls making ugly faces after the jump… Keep reading »
Really, the best thing about Reddit’s “I Was A Dildo Engineer” Ask Me Anything were the comment threads. Sure, it was interesting to learn that dildo engineers are highly educated, well-paid and ethical. It makes you feel confident about what you’re putting in your vagina. Even if the people designing your sex toys are all men. That was an interesting tidbit: that everyone on the dildo engineer’s team was a dude. Also, it was helpful to find out that if you take the middle battery out of bullet, it lasts longer. But the comedy. OH, THE COMEDY. After the jump, the funniest threads. Keep reading »