Crayola Is Retiring One of Its 24 Core Colors For the First Time Ever

Crayola Is Retiring One of Its 24 Core Colors For the First Time Ever

 

So yeah, nothing from your childhood is sacred anymore. Eventually it’s going to get sold out as part of a marketing stunt.

First Monopoly started slashing its classic game tokens like the thimble and the wheelbarrow. And now Crayola is all like, “Hey, WE can ruin your nostalgia too.”

Crayola just announced that they’re going to get rid of one of the colors from their box of 24 crayons. They’ve never eliminated one of those 24 core colors before. And because it’s 2017, they’ll be live streaming their decision on Friday morning.

So what are the 24 colors that are currently involved in this Russian roulette scenario?

They are: Red, yellow, blue, brown, orange, green, violet, black, carnation pink, yellow orange, blue green, red violet, red orange, yellow green, blue violet, white, violet red, dandelion, cerulean, apricot, scarlet, green yellow, indigo, and gray.

It’s hard to speculate which one will go, but it probably won’t be a super basic color like blue or yellow. It will probably be one that’s fairly redundant . . . like, do we need “yellow green” and “green yellow” or “red violet” and “violet red”?

(Lehigh Valley Live)

Here’s the Bare Minimum You Need to Do to Make It Look Like You Tried on Valentine’s Day

Here’s the Bare Minimum You Need to Do to Make It Look Like You Tried on Valentine’s Day

Hopefully you remember that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. That’s step one. Now we’ll get into the rest of the steps it takes to half-ass it tomorrow but not make it SUPER obvious.

Here are the results from a survey by Groupon that figured out the bare minimum amount of effort you need to put in to make it look like you tried on Valentine’s Day.

1. If you’re a man, spend $179 on gifts and dinner. If you’re a woman, spend $74.

2. Write at least FOUR sentences in a card.

3. Even if you’re planning a night out, make sure to buy SOME gift, even a small one. 26% of women and 19% of men would be disappointed if they didn’t get anything.

4. And make sure to plan some activity, even if it’s just dinner at home. 71% of people say it’s more important that you planned something than what it is specifically.

(Daily Mail)

Only 31% of People Think 2016 Was a Terrible Year

Only 31% of People Think 2016 Was a Terrible Year

There’s been a LOT of talk about 2016 being the worst year ever.

Tons of beloved celebrities died, social media became an unbearable cesspool, racism got super popular again, and, of course, depending on your political views, you know how all that went.

But according to a new poll from the “Huffington Post” and YouGov.com, most people don’t think 2016 was really THAT bad.

Only 31% say the year went terribly for this country, and only 19% think it went terribly for them personally.

Now . . . that definitely DOESN’T mean 2016 was great.  Only 4% of people think the year was excellent for the country, and only 6% say it was excellent for them personally.  Yikes.

But in spite of all that, somehow we’re STILL optimistic.  34% think 2017 will go better for the country, and 40% think it will go better for us personally.

(Huffington Post)

Five Men’s Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Look Like a Jackass

Five Men’s Halloween Costumes That Will Make You Look Like a Jackass

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I’m not sure what guy would want to wear any of these Halloween costumes . . . I mean, they’re pretty much guaranteed to turn women off en masse. But just in case you WOULD want one, this is a public service announcement.

Here are some men’s Halloween costumes on sale RIGHT NOW that will make you look like a jackass . . .

1. “Seymore Boobs Free Mammogram.” It’s a box that goes over your head that says “Free Mammogram” and has a cutout in the shape of boobs for your face.

2. “Genie in a Lamp.” This one is an Aladdin vest and a huge magic lamp that goes around your waist . . . you know, like it’s your junk. And it says “Rub Me!” on the side.

3. “Frank the Flasher.” You’ll get a trench coat, a gray wig that looks like male pattern baldness . . . and a flesh-colored bodysuit with fake junk.

4. (Careful!) “Dr. Seymour Bush, Gynecologist.” This isn’t just a lame pun, it’s a super lazy costume . . . it’s just a white lab coat with the name embroidered on it.

5. “Adult Droopers.” You get a white granny wig, orange Hooters shorts, a cutoff shirt that says “Droopers” . . . and fake boobs hanging out.

 

(Huffington Post

The Hottest Pickup Line Right Now Is . . . “I Wish They’d Teach Us More About Vikings”?

The Hottest Pickup Line Right Now Is . . . “I Wish They’d Teach Us More About Vikings”?

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If you’re wondering how to start a conversation with a match on Tinder, here’s the trendiest pickup line right now.  Ready?  Say, “I wish they’d teach us more about Vikings.”

 

 

If you’re confused, you should be, because it’s super confusing.  Here’s how it started.

 

 

A 21-year-old in Michigan named Caitlin Whitlock was going through old stuff at her parents’ house in March, and found a book by the American Girl company called “A Smart Girl’s Guide to Boys”.

 

 

One of the pages listed ways to start a conversation.  And randomly, one of the things they suggested was “I wish they’d teach us more about Vikings.”

 

 

She thought it was funny, so she texted it to a friend.  Not surprisingly, he wrote back, quote, “What the [eff].”  So she tweeted a screenshot of their exchange, and a picture of the book, and it slowly went viral.

 

 

It started blowing up recently, and now people are supposedly using it as a pickup line.  And some even say it’s working.

(Buzzfeed)