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May 06, 2020

WEDNESDAY NIGHT OPEN THREAD

Continuing last night's theme of annoyances, let's discuss acts of rudeness that really tick you off.

For example, this blog cannot stand people who insist on standing at sporting events and concerts when everyone around them -- especially behind them -- is sitting. We get that there are moments -- exciting plays, certain songs -- when many people become excited and spontaneously choose to stand. We get that there are some events where everybody stands all the time. Great! Stand away! But if you (or you and your small group of friends) are the ONLY person(s) standing, and the people behind you either have to repeatedly ask you to sit, or are forced to stand so that they can see, thus forcing the people behind them to stand, you are not proving that you're the One True Fan. You're proving that you -- pardon this blog's French -- are an asshole.

Over to you, commenters. Please be polite.

IT'S THEIR JOB

Wild elk destroy 'Danger: Wild Elk' sign at Redwoods National Park

(Thanks to Jay Brandes)

GUYS IN ACTION

Two Drunk Arkansas Men Arrested After Taking Turns Shooting Each Other Wearing Bulletproof Vest

(Thanks to John Lobert, who says "What surprises me is that alcohol was involved.")

LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND WEIRD

Elon Musk and singer Grimes have confirmed they have named their baby X Æ A-12.

(Thanks to Matt Filar, who says "That kid us going to have a hard time ordering a pizza.")

SOUNDS PAINFUL

Construction to begin on Waikiki groin replacement project

(Thanks to pharmaross)

*BAD* WALLY

Impatient dog learns to blast car horn when owner takes too long in the shop

(Thanks to John Lobert and pharmaross)

'THE MAN WAS CARRYING A PIT BULL ON HIS SHOULDERS'

Naked Man, Woman Caught Running Through Tulsa Mall, Police Say

(Thanks to pharmaross)

LOCKDOWN ACTIVITY OF THE WEEK SO FAR

Genital Street Signs Are Overtaking Tremont

(Thanks to pharmaross)

WE ARE NEVER GOING OUTSIDE AGAIN

Graphic video of ‘murder hornet’ killing mouse shows how lethal they are

(Thanks to pharmaross)

JUST A WAFER FOR US, THANKS

Seoul-based church under fire for allegedly forcing believers to eat feces

(Thanks to pharmaross)

EMAILS WE NEVER FINISHED READING

Hi DaveBarry, I was digging around for blogs about property and finance today and came across your website

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Otters juggle rocks more when they're hungry, study says

(Thanks to EricY)

BECAUSE WHAT WE NEED RIGHT ABOUT NOW IS RADIOACTIVE TUMBLEWEEDS

'Tumbleweed-nado' spotted near Hanford

(Thanks to Dave in Lake Stevens)

FRANCE ON HIGH ALERT

German zombie hunters stopped at Swedish border with car full of weapons

(Thanks to Ralph)

ADVISORY TO RESIDENTS OF THE YUKON:

Stay one caribou apart.

(Thanks to Ralph)

SHE WAS ALLOWED TO REMAIN AFTER PRODUCING A VALID FLORIDA DRIVER'S LICENSE

Police Officer Approaches Woman Flouting Lockdown - Realises She's Actually A Blow-Up Doll

(Thanks to Matt Filar)

THE UPSIDE: LESS YARD TO MOW

A landslide in New York state leaves homes dangling inches away from a giant crater

(Thanks to Steve K., who says "So the listing changed to "fixer upper".")

 
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