Posts in category "Social Etiquette"

6 Positive Aspects of Frigid Weather

<strong>Making static electricity makes you feel like you're creating lighting, is empowering</strong> <br><br>The first time I ever coughed into my flannel sheets (while wearing flannel pajamas) and made static electricity, I was flabbergasted. I did it again to see if it was real, and after I found out it was, I walked into my parents' bedroom and woke up my mom to tell her. <br><br> Coughing lightning would be a major achievment for people of any age, but doing so already by the age of 8 made me feel extra important. <br><br> Then my mom told me it's normal when it's that dry outside and I was fine and should go back to bed. <br><br> Did that put a damper on my lightning-coughing glee? Sure, but not so much so that I don't still do it and get a kick out of it every single time.
If every day of our Chicago winter featured temperatures in the 70′s and heavy sunshine we’d still complain. We’d complain that we didn’t have a real winter, that we never had a significant snowfall,  never had an excuse to make chili while wearing our favorite wool socks, or we’d complain that weren’t able to use... Read more »

8 Most Difficult Adjustments to Starting a new job

8 Most Difficult Adjustments to Starting a new job
Two weeks ago I started a new job and was very happy about it. Ok, enough pleasantries. While I am glad about my new job, adjusting to starting a new job has presented a few unpleasantries that I should have seen coming but totally didn’t. The most difficult aspects of starting the new job seem... Read more »

The 5 Least Ladylike Women in Songs: Theme Week Day 4

The 5 Least Ladylike Women in Songs: Theme Week Day 4
There is more about this list that is NSFW than there is that is SFW, so you have been warned.   These lewd, crass, vulgar and crude songs represent the worst in women in songs. Where my previous lists about Women in Songs dealt with tragic, sexy and virtuous women, this list identifies women more... Read more »
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Things Your Annoying Friends can do or Appreciate on a Deeper Level Than You

<strong>Sports</strong><br><br> Like most men, I enjoy talking about sports. But everyone has that one (or more) friend who speaks with a ridiculous amount of authority on the topic. Among their go-to moves:
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- When you complain about your team's poor performance, they correct you about what their problem REALLY is. <br><br>
- When a problem is identified they assert they've been saying that for a while, and imply that they clearly see things the coach doesn't and they would make a better coach. <br><br>
-Argue vigorously in un-proveable hypotheticals, usually with a historical backdrop.  Would Sandy Koufax's fastball be effective in this era? Would Wilt Chamberlain be as dominant in today's NBA? Would the Steeler's Steel Curtain defense contain Joe Montana's offense in it's heyday? Only your friend can say for sure, and it's certainly worth debating because we may one day find out once and for all. <br><br> Ok, no it's not worth debating because it's impossible to ever ascertain the answer.
Some topics bring out the most annoying traits in people. For instance, if you were on an airplane and could select which topic NOT to discuss with the stranger sitting next to you and your choices were: Monkeys, sandwiches, politics, or movies; I bet most people would opt to omit politics from the discussion. While... Read more »

12 Common Events Annoying People Put on Social Media Every. Single. Time

12 Common Events Annoying People Put on Social Media Every. Single. Time
In real life the Golden Rule is, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”  But on social media the golden rule appears to be, “Show others whatever you want,  even if it’s the kind stuff that annoys you when other people post it. Screw them, this is about me!” Here are... Read more »

11 Creepiest Celebrity Dudes

11. Wilmer Valderrama <br><br> The celebrity gossip site, CrazyDaysAndNights.net is famous for it's Celebrity Blind Items. Every so often the blogger will reveal the identities of the people in the blind items. In my years reading that site I've discovered a lot of creeps, but two creepers tower over all the rest in their creepitude. Wilmer is one of them, and the other appears at #2 on the list. <br><br> <a href="http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/search/label/blind%20items%20revealed">Here is a link to every blind item reveal ever on that site</a>. If you like scandalous celebrity gossip, I guarantee this link will entertain you for at least two hours.
Political philosophers love to pose the question, “Who watches the watchers?” Frankly, That’s a really good question and I have no idea. But what I do know is that we at Lists That Actually Matter do the exact opposite. We creep the creepers.
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10 Things Jerks Do

10 Things Jerks Do
After writing this list and leaving this intro until the end, I’ve to come to realize I define a jerk as someone who is selfish, insecure and rude.   1. Jerks share their crap instead of quarantine it If you have a good day, you share your joy with others and hope to spread it... Read more »

Crappy Thanksgiving: Pranks I'd Like to see Pulled in Stores Open on Thanksgiving

Crappy Thanksgiving: Pranks I'd Like to see Pulled in Stores Open on Thanksgiving
In dishonor of Wal-Mart, Best Buy, K-Mart, Sears, Bass Pro Shops, Dick Sporting Goods, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Staples, Office Depot, Michaels, Big Lots, Kohls, JC Penney and Toys R Us staying open on Thanksgiving we decided to run a truncated theme for the first three days of Thanksgiving week: Crappy Holidays. You... Read more »

12 Suggestions for Dressing in Blackface This Halloween

12 Suggestions for Dressing in Blackface This Halloween
1. Is is it ok to dress up as a black person if I’m not black? -Yes 2. Is it ok to dress in blackface then? -No 3. But if I’m not in blackface how will they know who I am supposed to be? -Either from your clever costume ideas that do not involve skin... Read more »
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Wanna be Original on Social Media? Avoid Beating These Celebrity Dead Horses.

Dead Horse: Amanda Bynes <br><br> How she is Beaten: "Amanda Bynes is easily the most fu&%ed up bi%&h in Hollywood and that's saying something! Is she even still alive? Oh she is? How about now?....Ok what about now?" <br><br> Imagine you and your friend are hanging out and he tells you a joke about a mentally ill woman with a debilitating drug addiction who then made unwise fashion decisions and said unintelligent things on Twitter. After hearing that joke do you envision yourself laughing uproariously and patting your friend on the back and saying, "Where do you get these amazing jokes??!!" <br><br> When it happened to a celebrity in real life, millions of people tweeted about its hilarity.
I’m tired of seeing the same celebrity whipping boys/girls get berated for the same tired reasons. If you’re gonna berate someone (and you should) at least be un-stupid enough to observe these rules: 1) Don’t make fun of a drug addiction, 2) Prior to their stupidity, was there a reasonable expectation of intelligence/maturity from the... Read more »