The real reason the Irish didn’t bother Jay-Z and Beyonce when they visited Ireland

March 17, 2014 | 1 comment

In Ireland recently, Jay-Z and Beyonce went to a park with their daughter and, for them, a very odd thing happened — they had a peaceful time with no one harassing them.

Beyonce and husband Jay Z, carrying daughter Blue Ivy, enjoy family time at the Phoenix Park Visitors Centre's playground in Dublin Featuring: Beyonce,Jay Z,Blue Ivy Carter Where: Dublin, Ireland When: 10 Mar 2014 Credit: ****Not available for publication in Irish Tabloids, Irish magazines and Irish Websites****

Soon after, TMZ put out an obnoxious video saying it was because the Irish wouldn’t know who the two superstars were until 15 years from now. But these two guys want you to know the real reason no one bothered the celebrities…

Freud, Nietzsche, Carnap, and Marx play Monopoly

March 13, 2014 | 8 comments

Existential Comics imagines what would probably happen if several of the greatest German thinkers sat down to a game of Monopoly…

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If you think you’re a good driver when you’re high, here’s a friendly reminder that you’re an idiot

March 7, 2014 | No comments

Now that marijuana is legal in Colorado, the Department of Transportation wants to remind everyone (especially guys in their 20′s and 30′s) that, no, you’re not a better driver when you’re stoned.

And they’ve found a pretty funny way to get the word out…

Touching portraits of prison inmates featuring letters they wrote to their younger selves [12 pics]

March 6, 2014 | 4 comments

Photographer Trent Bell was shocked to learn that a friend of his was headed to prison for 36 years. Bell’s friend was educated, had a good job, and a wife and 4 kids. Suddenly, prison wasn’t just something that happened to other people.

Reflecting on that time, Bell says, “Afterwards there were times when my son would look up and smile at me, and the finality of my friend’s situation would rush into my head. I would hear a cold, thin voice say: ‘…there, but for the grace of God, go I…’”

In response, Bell created a series called REFLECT: Convicts’ letters to their younger selves. He spent a day photographing inmates who penned letters to their younger selves — things they know now that they wish they’d known then. Bell then took the each letter, scanned it, and added as the background of its author’s portrait…

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Passenger leaves bizarre, sexist note for female WestJet pilot, she responds perfectly

March 4, 2014 | 31 comments

On Sunday, a passenger on WestJet flight 463 scrawled a note to the pilot on a napkin and left it at his seat to be found when he deplaned. Did it say “Hey, thanks for the safe flight!” or ”Really appreciate your mad aeronautical skills!”?

Carey Steacy

No, it didn’t say anything like that. Quite the opposite, actually. “David” of seat 12E had noticed the pilot when he boarded — Carey Steacy, a 17-year veteran and (Shocking!) a woman. This offended him…

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Beautiful portraits of adopted pets and their humans remind us that rescued pets are the best pets [30 pics]

March 4, 2014 | 5 comments

Photographer Theron Humphrey has been traveling for the past year for a project called Why We Rescue — a documentary telling 50 stories, one from each state, about the lives of people who’ve chosen to adopt pets from shelters.

His hope is to remind people that pets adopted from shelters can be just as sociable and healthy as pets bought “new.” And they are just as capable of bringing joy and happiness to their owners’ lives and families.

Here are some of the wonderful portraits he’s taken during his nationwide trek…

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Stupid things people say to adopted kids and their parents [11 pictures]

March 3, 2014 | 22 comments

After adopting two girls from China, Kim Kelley-Wagner found herself frequently having to explain people’s hurtful comments to her daughters. In an effort to show people how incredibly ridiculous and painful their words were, she took a series of photographs with her daughters holding a whiteboard showing the insensitive questions and comments they’ve received…

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Seth Rogen’s plea to the senate about something “even more important” than legalizing marijuana

February 28, 2014 | No comments

Over the last two days, three million people have watched Seth Rogen speak at a Senate hearing about the effect of Alzheimer’s disease in his family’s own life. If you’re not among that group, check it out. His sincere, self-deprecating story is worth the six minutes…

The small print in Arizona’s new anti-gay law…as reported by The Onion

February 25, 2014 | 21 comments

Jan Brewer

The Arizona legislature passed a law last week that would allow business owners to refuse homosexual customers on religious grounds. Thankfully, The Onion stepped up and reported on some of the provisions in the law that other news sources neglected to mention…

  • Hotel clerks must provide notarized letter from God or other deity when turning away guests.
  • Real estate brokers may now refuse whatever service they’ve convinced themselves they’re offering.
  • If refusing service, business owners required to spit tobacco before saying, “We don’t take kindly to you folk.”
  • Gays can still buy muffins at the bakery, but they have to wait until the straight people have taken their pick.
  • Sets framework for Arizona State University to reject an applicant for the very first time in school’s history.

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