Posts Tagged ‘wtf’
It appears that although the MTA is planning on raising fares, they can’t spell.
What do these two things have to do with each other? Nothing really. Except that they are both MTA-related. The MTA has indeed proposed a fare increase, although the details of said fare hike are unclear.
What is clear is that someone at the MTA, either a human or a sentient machine, can’t spell. But it’s bad spelling for a good cause.
The safety of you and your children.
This is from the New York Times Metropolitan Diary and was submitted by a Times reader, who writes that the following text “is a literal transcription of an electronic sign at the Avenue of the Americas-34th Street Downtown subway stop. All spelling, capitalization, line breaks are as found.” The submitter did capitalize the first line to ”make it the title.” I’m OK with that.
Here, for your reading (dis)pleasure, is the text, or ur-text, or beat poetry, or whatever you want to call it, of an electronic sign in the service of the MTA. Read more »
This story about a duck fetus eating contest in Brooklyn makes us nauseous.
We were about to write “But it shouldn’t because we eat eggs so what’s the difference?”
Then we read more of the story.
A word of clarification: they don’t call this food item a “duck fetus” because odds are nobody would eat it. Well, not as many people. The word used is balut.
And now we will explain what a balut is. And why we are, in fact, grossed out by the contest, despite the fact that we eat eggs.
And now, here is video of a bear charging into an elementary school in New Jersey.
Quote of the moment from Ogdensburg Elementary School custodian Earl Hornyak, who chased the bear cub through the halls before it chowed down on some math books — “Then I see a bear, running down the hallway…”
Those amazing animals. All they want is an education.
Seriously though, this would be pretty freaky, right? A bear in your kids’ elementary school? And how not fun would it be to be the administrator who has to field calls from parents? Oy + vey = this.
Then again, maybe this isn’t an unusual event. According to the CBS News report, Ogdensburg is in “bear country” and the kids are taught how to handle the furry creatures; they even carry “bear horns.” A commenter on YouTube wrote, “I’m from Ogdensburg and don’t know anyone who carries a bear horn… lol just saying.” So who knows. Still, the community is clearly bear aware.
For some reason I find it amusing that the bear cub ate math books. I think this is a sign that I’m immature.
Glad everyone is OK.
Haven’t played this Android app, or its predecessor, which was presumably called Angry Wife. Unless this is a Mormon-themed game where you have 2 wives. We doubt it.
According to the description, this game actually features a wife throwing dishes at her husband. She’s mad at him for drinking too much and being a hero. Or something like that.
Here’s how the development meeting probably went: “Hey guys. I have an idea. What if they had smartphones in the 1950′s?”
Angry Wives 2 (via Dolphin Browser, which I do use and generally like)
I’m not going to bother reading this New York Times essay titled The Benefits of Bilingualism.
Why not? First of all, I’m busy. Second, I’d rather write this post and I really am kinda busy right now. Third, and most important, I truly cannot believe that there are people in the world who don’t understand that it is a good idea to know how to speak more than one language. (And Klingon doesn’t count. Sorry.) Read more »
In general, if you’re going to do something stupid to your children, don’t do it in public. Today’s tip is don’t torture your kids on YouTube. Especially if you don’t want to criticized, like the dopey dad who posted the viral video “I don’t want to turn black”.
If you haven’t seen it, you’re lucky. If you’re curious, here’s the gist. Read more »