It’s good to see everyone’s got their priorities in order.
A new survey asked people what important events they’d skip if their favorite NFL team was in the Super Bowl and they had a chance to be there live. Here are the results . . .
- 23% would skip a vacation.
- 21% would bail on important work.
- 20% would skip a close friend or family member’s wedding.
- 19% would skip a close friend or family member’s FUNERAL.
- And 15% would miss the birth of their child.
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Why do people take selfies and post them on social media? Believe it or not, it’s NOT just because they’re vain. I mean, that’s one of the MAJOR reasons, of course, but it’s not the only one.
A new study out of Brigham Young University found there are three different reasons people take lots of selfies. Check ’em out . . .
- To communicate with their friends and family and engage with them. That could be like taking a selfie with your “I Voted” sticker to try to motivate other people to also vote.
- To record key events in your life and preserve memories.
- And to publicize yourself for vain or narcissistic reasons, like having people see how AMAZING your life is.
Dear Leonidas of Rhodes . . . you had 2,168 years of glory. Now step aside, son . . . MICHAEL PHELPS is coming through.
Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley last night. That was his 13th individual gold, which broke the record of 12 that was set by Mr. Of Rhodes back in 152 BC.
(That’s why you do THIS when Phelps enters the room.)
One thing Leonidas still has over Phelps is that when he won his last three, he was 36 . . . five years OLDER than Phelps.
By the way, that was Phelps’ fourth straight win in this event. He’s now only the third American to win an individual event four times, along with track and field stars CARL LEWIS and AL OERTER.
Speaking of people in Michael Phelps’ rearview mirror, RYAN LOCHTE was asked yesterday if he’s GLAD to be swimming during the same era. And he was brutally honest about it.
He said, quote, “Yes and no. I mean, my career would definitely be different. I guess you would say I’d be like the Michael Phelps of swimming if he wasn’t there.
“But at the same time, I love a challenge. That’s why I do the events that I do, and going up against him is a challenge.”
Hands up, while driving a convertible.
This is a great way to measure how much you REALLY love someone or something: How far would you be willing to drive for them? Keep in mind gas is really expensive, and the roads are full of idiot drivers.
A new survey figured out what different people or events are worth five or more hours in the car. Check ’em out . . .
- 68% of married people would do it to see their husband or wife.
- 42% would do it for a “love interest.”
- 33% would do it for a family reunion.
- 28% of Democrats would do it to see President Obama. Only 10% of Republicans would.
- 25% would do it for a wedding.
- 25% would do it to see their in-laws.
- 20% would do it to see their child’s sporting event.
- And 9% would do it to see their favorite football team.
The survey also found 33% of people would drive over two hours for their favorite restaurant.
What are the creepiest things you can do on Facebook? Some of the best ones are: Tagging yourself in someone else’s engagement photo . . . requesting someone’s relationship status and address . . . and friending someone else’s grandma.
The words "creepy" and "Facebook" are pretty much intertwined now . . . since everyone has done SOMETHING creepy on Facebook. But when you get beyond stalking your exes, what OTHER creepy things go on?
Here’s a list from Gizmodo.com of the eight creepiest things you can do on Facebook . . . and they really nailed it.
1. Posting a photo of your face on someone else’s wall with zero explanation.
2. Tagging yourself in someone else’s engagement photo.
3. Commenting on someone’s photo from 10 years ago as if it’s current. Like, if they’re eating a donut, write, "Mmm! Looks good!"
4. Commenting on someone’s life events you had no part in.
5. Requesting someone’s relationship status . . . and their address.
6. Friending someone’s GRANDMOTHER.
7. POKING someone’s grandmother.
8. Sincerely interacting and engaging with brands. Think of how weirded out your friends will be when they see you respond, "LOL" to a super lame joke that Burger King or T-Mobile posted.