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  1. Screaming-at-computers

    Reddit’s “How angry have you gotten at an inanimate object?” thread makes you want to teach your phone a lesson

    My phone has taken to closing out certain apps when I’m in the middle of using them. The other day I was trying to send a short text to a friend, and the window kept closing before I could hit ‘Send’. I tried to make a quick call in lieu of the text, and my phone kept closing the call app. At this point, the message was unimportant. I was enraged. I threw the phone across the room, wishing it would break so I’d be forced to break up with it, but no dice. That asshole is sturdier than a Nokia.

    Later that same day I came across this thread, and the joy I felt in realizing I was not alone in my rage can scarcely be put into words. Redditor bongofury posed the question, “What is the angriest you’ve been at an inanimate object and why?

    Here I’ve gathered for you a few of my favorite responses from the thread, but if you have the time be sure to check out the full thing. I could only bring so much of the goodness back with me.

    Let’s begin with a tale from Gyaruson:

    My wife had this terrible wingback chair that she made me keep around, even though it was hideous and I’m pretty sure I’m allergic to it. Things between my wife and I got rough, and she moved out. Shortly thereafter – before she got all of her stuff – I stubbed my toe on the leg of the chair whilst carrying some stuff to the living room. That, combined with my current mental state regarding the owner of the chair, was the last straw. I took the chair out to our dumpster, and proceed to beat the everloving shit out of it until it was broken into a bunch of tiny splinters and cloth pieces.

    Man, that felt good.

    Read more tales of misdirected rage. »

  2. Bozarking comic for Reddit
  3. Angry Birds game physics

    New favorite subreddit: /r/GamePhysics

    I’m not a gamer. My favorite game growing up was Kid Icarus. But I am a connoisseur of absurdist humor, and that’s why I love /r/gamephysics.

    The subreddit bills itself as “a subreddit for game physics at its best and worst. This means games with up and coming physics tech and games that are glitching out in hilarious ways.” Boy oh boy do they deliver. People can submit either GIFs or short video clips, and here I have gathered a selection of my favorite GIFs, mainly because these are dramatically enhanced by the automatic loop.

    Let’s begin with one of my favorites, submitted by Booona, in which a propane tank explosion is triggered by a cup of coffee:

    Coffe Explosion

    See more ridiculously hilarious gaming glitches »

  4. man surrounded by bayonets

    Today I Fucked Up: A subreddit where fuckups are winners

    I sent a text to the wrong person. I accidentally hit the car next to me in the parking lot at the grocery store. I threw a baseball through my neighbor’s window. In short, today I fucked up.

    As far as subreddits go, the concept behind this one is simple and to the point. /r/TIFU is a showcase for a shared general experience (fucking up) that also allows for storytelling in that way only Reddit can pull off. We all know the feeling of having fucked up, but you cannot even begin to imagine some of the ways others have gotten themselves there. It makes for some delightful tl;dr’s.

    Officically, /r/TIFU refers to itself as:

    A community for the dumbass in all of us. We all have those moments where we do something ridiculously stupid. Let us make each other feel better about ourselves.

    I don’t know about the posters, but reading their stories for sure made me feel better about my fuck-ups. Nothing I’ve done in recent memory is quite on this level. Each week the top admissions are compiled into a “Fuck Up of the Week” list. If nothing else it’s nice to know that when it comes to fucking up, you’re the best.

    Read Redditors’ best stories about fucking up. »

  5. Rick Santorum’s website uses a picture of 4chan creator Moot

    That’s him sandwiched by Santorum (heh):

    Which is really just a great set-up for this exchange on Reddit’s /r/4chan:

    Im_why_Waldos_hiding:

    Rick Santorum has b/tard’s lurking in the ranks. No wonder he didn’t get far.

    AnotherClosetAtheist:

    He probably saw all the “nigger” and “faggot” talk and hired them on the spot.

  6. four-armed man also cocks

    Reddit thread: “What modification would you make to the human body?”

    Who hasn’t wanted to change something about their bodies? Be taller, thinner, more flight-capable? Redditor AreYouGoingToTapThat was considering the possibilities, and posed the following question to /r/AskReddit:

    What is one modification to the human body that would make us better? What do you think the human body could work better/ more efficiently with? Is it moving the placements of your intestines? Is it an extra heart? What do you think?

    Things got a little weird, to say the least, with a lot of thought on how these modifications would affect fapping. Overall, though, the conversation was incredibly on-point and hilarious, and some of my favorite exchanges are featured below. If you have the time, I’d highly encourage you to check out the whole thing.

    The top voted request was from dexter277, who had a simple request:

    No asshole hair

    What Dropbear81 wants is rather practical:

    The entire female reproductive system is a piece of shit. If I could only change one part of it, I’d like to be more like a marsupial where I give birth to a peanut-sized baby who then lives in my pouch for the next few months, meaning I can check on it whenever I want and let it out to play as necessary. None of this excruciating childbirth rubbish, thanks all the same!

    SubsidedSanity sees another potential upside:

    That would be so badass, handbags would become obsolete also.

    Emohipster sees another:

    Also, weird porn.

    Read more about how Redditors want to upgrade their bodies. »

  7. How the fuck is there more than one zombie? The first zombie gets infected and then tries to eat their first meal… and fails? Always? Why didn’t he eat the first person completely? Or at least to death?

    — Redditor Hokie200proof, in an elegant and thorough takedown of zombies that no one asked for

  8. reddit-nofap-no-touching-title

    Reddit’s no-masturbation support group takes not fapping very seriously

    The other day I was reading Nick’s post about probable masturbation euphemisms on the goal-tracking app Lift. The gist of the post is that some folks on the no-masturbation subreddit r/nofap created a goal called something like “Don’t masturbate” and the app’s creator took notice and said something nice about how they’re using the app. And that sure was nice of him.

    But wait. There’s a no-masturbation subreddit? As in, that is enough of a common thing for people to get together and talk about it? Like they just hang out and not masturbate together? That… that is different. So I looked into it.

    And so begins my investigation into the most oversharing-est support group ever. »

  9. chet-on-reddit

    Did Chet Haze have a Reddit account, deny it and then delete (most of) it?

    This morning I woke up to a flutter of emails. As a self-identified Tom Hanks fan, Stan and aficionado, my friends and web colleagues know to IMMEDIATELY send me anything Hanks is involved in. Therefore, when Hanks’ youngest, an adorable 16 year old high school student named Truman, decided to do a Reddit AMA this AM, I was notified. As I scrolled through, it was pretty innocuous–everything confirming the perfect specimen that Tom Hanks truly is. At least until I got to this part:

    Oh, Chet.

  10. horse duck

    Nicholas Kristof tells Reddit his specific plan for fighting a horse-sized duck

    Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist, came to Reddit for an AMA interview to promote his new book/documentary “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” User supahappyfuntime asked him:

    Hey Mr. Kristof, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do an AMA. Would you rather fight one horse sized duck, or 100 duck sized horses?

    Kristof answered:

    Definitely one horse-sized duck. Then I’d distract it with some cracked corn and, as it gobbled it up, I’d jump on its back and take it for a flight. I’m too poor to afford a private plane, so a personal horse-sized duck would be a nice alternative.

    Read the whole thread at /r/IAmA.

    Photo by/CC M@rtinn on Flickr

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