This Is What a Faithful Friend Looks Like — Heartwarming Portraits of Elderly Dogs…

Oct 23, 2014 By Joey White 0

Everybody loves photos of brand new puppies or videos of dogs in their prime being silly, but what about those pups who have been around for awhile and have settled down in their old age?

Photographer Pete Thorne has been documenting these dogs in their last years for a fantastic series called “Old Faithful.” He’s photographed over 50 dogs so far, with most of them being between 10 and 15 years old.

These are some of our favorites from his beautiful series…

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Here’s Where You Got Your Last Name…and Why You Even Have One

Oct 21, 2014 By Joey White 0

We all have last names — Even Madonna, Prince, and Lorde when they aren’t on stage — but we came by them in very different ways depending on our culture.

Mental Floss covers the origins of last names around the world…

The Taliban Kills Translators Who Work with the U.S….and the U.S. Helps Them Do It

Oct 20, 2014 By Joey White 0

If you live in Afghanistan and know how to speak English, the U.S. military and their contractors are very interested in employing your services to help them navigate the country. But at some point, the military deployments end and contractors return home, leaving you, the translator, without a job and, more importantly, without protection from the Taliban.

John Oliver covers the threats translators face and the shocking reality that the U.S. government isn’t helping them escape to the safety of the U.S. thanks to nearly insurmountable bureaucratic red tape.

If you aren’t familiar with the story, you should watch this…

If You’ve Ever Thought Narcolepsy Is Funny, Watch It Happen to This Woman

Oct 20, 2014 By Abraham 7

Sarah Elizabeth is a young woman who has narcolepsy. She says…

…it can be very frustrating to try to explain what it’s like to people who have never seen narcolepsy in real life, and how much of a struggle it can be. Most people think that it’s funny until they see what actually happens.

Unfortunately, most people “are completely unprepared and get really scared and panic.”

So she posted this episode which she accidentally filmed to show what it’s really like…

Supercut of Robert Downey Jr.’s Greatest Movie Moments

Oct 18, 2014 By Joey White 0

To celebrate the release of Robert Downey Jr.’s latest movie, The Judge, Tastefully Offensive put together a compilation of the greatest moments in the legendary actor’s career.

From his very first part as a 5-year-old in Pound (he played a puppy) to his iconic role in the Iron Man series, here are some of the Robert Downey Jr.’s greatest moments…

(NSFW language)

Everything You Need to Know About Ebola in 80 Seconds

Oct 16, 2014 By Joey White 0

If you aren’t sure exactly what Ebola is or how you should respond to it, this short video is for you. It covers everything from where it originated and how it spreads to what the virus does to your body and, most importantly, what you need to do about it…

Woman Ironically Embroiders Catcalls She’s Received. It Feels Silly…Until You Pay Attention

Oct 14, 2014 By Joey White 5

Embroidered samplers typically contain sweet, soothing scenes or inspirational quotes, but this isn’t your traditional embroidery…

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Brooklyn artist Elana Adler started recording the catcalls she heard on the street and turning them into these powerful embroidered samplers. She’s amassed dozens of the gross phrases for her project, which she named You Are My Duchess after a comment directed at her in a catcall.

The vulgarity of the quotes are odd against the softness of the medium, reenforcing how inappropriate they are. Adler notes,

You read one sampler. Perhaps you are amused, but as you continue reading and consider the body as an entire collection, the response changes. The inherent filth emerges. It is a beautification of an assault. Perhaps in the moment these statements are meant to compliment, but most don’t find vulgar, highly sexualized statements whispered or screamed at them by random strangers complimentary. Rather, they are an invasion of personal space.

We’ve featured several of Adler’s pieces here, but be sure to check out her website for the rest of the series…

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