What’s More Impressive? The Beefcake in the Foreground, or the Old Dude in the Background?

What’s More Impressive? The Beefcake in the Foreground, or the Old Dude in the Background?

Some guy who’s in crazy shape posted a video where he does handstand push-ups while balancing on a bunch of dumbbells that are stacked ten feet high. But it’s mostly a hit online because of what’s going on in the background.

He’s in the middle of a gym, and there’s an old, white-haired guy shooting free throws behind him. He takes five shots in 40 seconds, and never misses.

What Weird Product Does Every State Shop For More Than Anyone Else?

What Weird Product Does Every State Shop For More Than Anyone Else?

You can buy SO many dumb things thanks to the Internet . . . and apparently, across this fine country, we’re buying ALL of them.

The real estate website Estately just did a study of Google Shopping searches to see what WEIRD product every state is shopping for more than anyone else . . . and the results did not disappoint.

Here are ten highlights . . .

  1.  The people in Colorado shop for the “Borat” mankini more than anyone else.
  2.  People in Oklahoma shop for zombie survival kits more than anyone else.
  3.  Kansas . . . plus-size lingerie wholesale. (As a known chubby chaser AND a known cheapskate, this is like my dream scenario.)
  4.  South Carolina . . . adult Underoos.
  5.  Massachusetts . . . velour track suits.
  6.  Wisconsin . . . Truck Nuts. Those are plastic testes you dangle from a trailer hitch.
  7.  Nebraska . . . jorts, or jean shorts.
  8.  TEXAS: Confederate flag bumper stickers / truck gun rack / motorized kayak (the Rascal of kayaks)
  9.  West Virginia . . . Confederate flag bikinis. That’s strange, West Virginia only became a state when it split off from Virginia during the Civil War to be part of the Union.
  10.  Indiana . . . blow-up dolls.

(Estately

(Here are the complete results for every state.)

Oxford English Dictionary Is Adding ‘Merica, Moobs, and YOLO

Oxford English Dictionary Is Adding ‘Merica, Moobs, and YOLO

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The Oxford English Dictionary is adding a bunch of new words, and it’s a pretty good round-up this year.  Here are the ten best ones . . .

1.  Fuhgeddaboudit.  Like how Tony Soprano would say “forget about it.”

2.  ‘Merica . . . meaning America without the “A” at the beginning.

3.  Bracketology.  Which you hear a lot during March Madness.

4.  Clickbait.  And another new one is “clicktivism” . . . when you support a cause online, but don’t actually go out and DO anything.

5.  Moobs . . . short for ‘man boobs.’

6.  Non-apology.  When you act like you’re apologizing, but don’t actually say you’re sorry.

7.  Swirlie.  When you dunk someone’s head in a toilet and flush it.  Which seems like it could have been added 50 years ago.

8.  YOLO.  Which stands for “you only live once.”

9.  Squee.  It’s Internet slang for when something’s cute.  They traced it back to an online discussion about Ewoks from 1998.

10.  Kegerator.  A refrigerator with a tap on the front, and a keg of beer inside.

(Here’s the full list, which includes a few R-rated entries.)

(Time / OED.com)

The Ten Worst Jobs in America… and Disc Jockey Is #4

The Ten Worst Jobs in America… and Disc Jockey Is #4

(Photo: DJ... I mean... Radio Personality Allistar)

(Photo: DJ… I mean… Radio Personality Allistar)

The website CareerCast.com released its annual list of the worst jobs in America. And newspaper reporter came in first. Their industry is just getting slammed.

And coming in at number four is . . . DISC JOCKEY. It’s not clear if they mean us, or the guy with the rental tux who DJ’d your step-sister’s wedding. Either way, we beg to differ. And also, we prefer the term “radio personality.” Thank you.

They based it on salary, job prospects, and stress . . . which was the main reasons DJ made the list. See what we go through for you every day? Here’s the top ten.

  1.  Newspaper reporter. It took the top spot for the third year in a row.
  2.  Logger.
  3.  TV broadcaster.
  4.  Disc jockey . . . I mean, ahem, radio personality.
  5.  Member of the military, because of how dangerous and stressful it is.
  6.  Pest control worker.
  7.  Retail sales.
  8.  Ad sales.
  9.  Taxi driver.
  10.  Firefighter.

(CareerCast)