The Internet’s 25 Biggest Pet Peeves
10. People Who Ask Questions During Movies
Dear people who ask questions during movies: We get it. Some movies are confusing. We know that guy’s talking, and no, we don’t know who he is either, or why they’re now asking that guy who works at a dock. If you just shut up for half a second, maybe we can both find out. Love, everyone.
The word “hipster” has been broadened so much it’s hard to tell what it really means anymore. It could be people who wear straw trilbies, or people who drink PBR, or people who like Garden State. All we can know for sure is that people’s quirks invariably annoy other people.
8. Loud Chewing…
The sound of people enjoying food is maybe one of the best ways to no longer enjoy it yourself. “Look at me, I’m eating food!” is what they’d say if their stupid mouths weren’t full of food.
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(Source: College Humor)
Evening wear for Vogue US, 1951.
Logic: The art of thinking and reasoning in strict accordance with the limitations and incapacities of the human misunderstanding. — Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary (via philphys)
Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon circa 1916.
Known professionally as Lucile, Lucy was a leading fashion designer at the turn of the century and the first English designer to achieve international fame. She is credited with training the first fashion models and her work was popular with film stars such as Mary Pickford.
By 1912, Lucile was a transatlantic operation and Lucy boarded the Titanic in order to visit her New York boutique. Lucy, her husband, and her secretary all survived the sinking and were later accused of bribing their lifeboat crew to stay at a distance from the ship and survivors in the water. They were cleared of wrongdoing by the Board of Trade inquiry.
More about Lucy:
Titanic Survivors Vindicated at Last, The Telegraph (UK)
Lucile Lingerie, run by one of her descendants
Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From on Amazon
“And love itself is worthless when it is merely possessive; it is then on a level with work which is merely pecuniary. In order to have the kind of value of which we are speaking, love must feel the ego of the beloved person as important as one’s own ego, and must realize the other’s feelings and wishes as though they were one’s own.”
-Bertrand Russell, Marriage and Morals
Sometimes I wish I were the sunshine.
I could make your hands warmer.
I could dry your tears.
I could give you back your smile and melt the ice surrounding you. — Ahmad Shamlou (via philphys)
Puppy Charged With Reckless Cuteness
A Washington puppy named Rául has been charged with reckless cuteness and declared a danger to others by authorities.
“You can’t just walk around being this cute like it’s nothing,” says Ralph Collins, the prosecuting attorney in this case. “You’re going to cause accidents. People will fall into manholes. Cars will fly off the road. This puppy needs to be behind bars.”
Via Caroline Smith.