Did you know that in 2011, the world ate 95 billion servings of ramen noodles? In this video, Hack College discusses how to take your everyday ramen consumption to a whole new level. Yes, you really can have a little slice of Italy right in your ramen.
By: Ben Adelman
Every parent has done a few things they’re afraid will scar their children for life, both physically and mentally. No one’s perfect, after all. But there are some people in this world that have done some spectacularly stupid things to their children, and were either proud enough or oblivious enough to not only take pictures of these bonding moments, but to post them online as well. Troy Osinoff has made it his business to collect these precious images of mankind’s destruction of the gene pool, and shares them with the world on his popular website, MyBadParent.com. Now Troy has compiled some of his favorites from his photo album and published them in book form: My Bad Parent, which is about the age old axiom “Do as I say, not as I did, because if you do that, you’ll probably end up in jail.”
Contained in this fun sized 161 page paperback is what one might call the Hall of Fame of Troy’s website, grouped into chapters according to theme: kids and sex, kids and booze, kids and near cases of child abuse, you know, all the good stuff you remember from when you were small.
I picked up a copy of this book recently, and found it to be very well put together. Its small size and picture dominated format make it a great coffee table reader or holiday present for a coworker or extended family member with a twisted sense of humor, or any sense of humor at all. Its pretty hard not to laugh at some of the antics contained within. I won’t spoil any of the fun for you, just know that within the pages of this book are the following gems:
1. A baby duct taped to the wall (with her stuffed duck strung up next to her)
2. Another baby wearing condoms as socks (while playing with another condom as a balloon.)
3. The saddest baby of them all, being posed with what is quite probably the decomposed body of her grandmother.
4. A child being fed to wild raccoons.
5. A BABY WITH A SHOTGUN.
Yep, now you want this book, don’t you? I thought so. You can pick it up at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore if they carry it.
Searching for your V spot? Text VSPOT to 38383 right now! Virgin Mobile is teaming with DoSomething.org to help 1.9 million Americans find their V spot. No, not that kind of V spot. Get your mind out of the gutter; we’re talking about your Voting Spot. To find your polling location, text VSPOT to 38383. After entering your address, you’ll be provided with the location you need to go to vote on November 6th.
It looks like Justin Long had some fun making this PSA. Maybe even a little too much fun…
Anyway, don’t forget to vote!
Hurricane Sandy has brought devastation and destruction to the east coast shoreline, cities, and suburbs. While much of the East Coast is without electricity, those with social media access still manage to remind us that the US abounds with First World Problems. Here are a few from Twitter, Facebook, and my crazy South Jersey family (love you!)
— THE BAT (@BiiiKE) October 30, 2012
— Seth Bannon (@sethbannon) October 30, 2012
To charge my cell I’m using up my laptop battery.The irony #firstworldproblem
— Laura MissesHockey (@LauraPhillies) October 30, 2012
So jealous of my east coast friends! Why can’t there be a hurricane in LA so I don’t have to work tomorrow? #firstworldproblem
— Isaac Laming (@ilaming) October 30, 2012
My Uncle purchased an expensive generator after the big storm that wiped out electricity at his house for almost a week only a few months ago. Upon hearing about the coming hurricane, they were quite excited for the electricity to go out so that they could make use of their new purchase. Alas, while many in their neighborhood lost power, theirs didn’t even flicker. He’s really mad. #Firstworldproblem.
Family friends checked on their home in Long Beach Island only to find out that while it seems to have weathered the storm ok, the hot tub was nowhere to be found. Where did the hot tub go? Floating out to the Atlantic? Banging into other homes? If only we knew. #Firstworldproblem.
From Facebook (by way of Whitewhine.com)
“Poorly prepared. Only $$$ scented candles to light. Not sure white musk mixes with manchurian dragon or with opoponax amber?”
Or check out this little boy. . . Spoiled much?!
Add any additional #firstworldproblems you’ve heard about in our comments.
Why do so many cars get manufactured with weird–some would even say dumb–names? Harley Morenstein examines this question when he counts down the eight dumbest car names ever in the video above. Thankfully for Mr. Morenstein, he was named after an American motorcycle manufacturer, and a high quality one at that.