Abortion. Gay Marriage. Serial Killing. Nothing is off limits for Seth McFarlane.. but should it be?
Last night Family Guy took on perhaps the most sensitive subject in modern America: the attacks of September 11th, 2001.
In the episode Stewie and Brian going back in time, at one point intervening to prevent the terrorist attacks of 9/11. But when things go awry, including the outbreak of a civil war and subsequent secession of southern states, they have to make a decision: should they keep history changed, or just let 9/11 stay on the record books and keep 2011′s true reality?
The decision? Make sure 9/11 happens. And so they do, ensuring the chaos and destruction.
They even high five after making the decision, though to be fair it was made to prevent an apocalyptic future..
The big question here is what do you think about this? Too soon to use 9/11 as a punchline? 10 years has passed, but will we ever view this as an okay subject to joke about?
Hilarious SNL skit from the weekend featuring Adele’s “Someone Like You.” Soo true.
I hope you noticed Bill Hader’s black tears at the end. This is too good.
Is Adele your emotional go to artist? Or I guess better question.. do you have an emotional artist?
I listen to Drowning Pool’s “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor” when I’m angry.. probably because I’m a redhead.
Let’s be real here, you’re out in the real world and meet somebody great. But in today’s society of creeps and weirdos you have to check him/her out right? How many of you can honestly tell me that you don’t immediately search someone on facebook after you meet? It’s almost been engrained in our brains if someone doesn’t have a facebook.. that’s a huge red flag. He/she is probably married with 4 kids or an escaped murderer/rapist evading police.. maybe both. Am I right?
Well, the good people at market researchers Lot 42 surveyed 500 social network users aged 18+, and asked them some pretty personal relationship questions.. basically confirming what we already know to be the sad truth. Facebook not just runs..but owns our lives. Here are the results:
Mind bomb: 1/3 of the people surveyed have broken up with someone via technology be it text message, email, or facebook. FACEBOOK? I’m imagining this is one of those sneak attacks where you change your facebook status and that’s how your partner finds out. When your notifications informs you you are single, you are. And even more surprising is 40% of people said they haven’t broken up with someone in this manner – but they WOULD. What happened to common courtesy people? Don’t hide behind your gadgets, unless you’re in a long distance relationship or dating someone online (where you’re communicating primarily via the internet anyways..), break up with someone directly.
Another jarring point of this study is that 52% of people immediately change their facebook status after a break up. Because that’s the first thing on my mind when my boyfriend of x amount of years breaks up with me – it’s time to alert the people I went to high school with that I can’t keep a man.
Lastly I’d like to highlight the first portion of the survey. Notice the response for the important trait your partner should possess: not physical attractiveness, strong family values, shared humor and personality, but “other.”
My friends, we are all doomed.
What do you think about this survey? Confirms what you already knew or are your surprised we rely so heavily on our social networking?
And more importantly, would you ever break up with someone via text message, email, or facebook? Or maybe you already have.. ?
Is it ever okay?
David Wygant wrote this handy article to guide you through this step by step.
One of the eternal questions that plague men all over the world is, what are the rules about dating your friend’s ex? Is there some kind of man code that says that once a woman has been claimed by a member of your pack there is no way another can ever date her down the road? Is there a time frame from when they dated that makes her totally off limits to you? Let’s say they dated for six months. Does that mean you need to wait around another six until you can do anything? Until he has another girlfriend? And what happens if this is your best friend’s girlfriend? What are the rules then?
Let’s set the scenario: Your friend is dating an amazing girl. (And I’m talking about a real friend here, not a friend of a friend, a work friend or someone you see around who goes to all the same events as you.) The whole time your friend was dating this great woman, you always made sure to tell your buddyhow lucky he was to have a woman like her. Every time you hung out with them in a group you guys really got along with each other. She was so cool. And all you kept thinking was, “Why can’t I meet somebody like her?”
Can You Date Your Friend’s Ex?
But now you’re in a predicament — they’ve broken up. To make things worse, she was the one who broke things off with your friend. Maybe he called you and told you; maybe you saw her out and, in the middle of another great conversation, she brought it up. So what do you do at this point? Is is OK to call her? Or maybe she’s started calling you.
Now that she’s single, you’re really thinking about this woman a lot. You start to develop feelings for her. You guys talk with each other and she tells you she’s starting to have feelings for you, too. At the same time, your friend still talks about her and wonders if he did something wrong to ruin the relationship.
Now you’re in one of the biggest predicaments of your entire social life. You really want to start dating your friend’s ex, and she wants to go out with you. You want to start seeing her, and you have a very strong feeling that you two are really going to hit it off. What do you do in this situation?
How To Handle Your Friend’s Ex
There are a lot of guys out there who truly feel that once they’ve dated a woman she is off limits to all of his friends — no matter how long it’s been since they broke up. This is ridiculous thinking. We don’t own people; we just share our time with them. It’s your job to make the relationship that you have with her a great experience, and when that relationship comes to an end, you need to let her go. You had your time together and hopefully you created some great memories, but now it’s not your place to try to change and control anyone’s future or the way they want to live their lives.
I am somebody who truly believes that people are not possessions. I don’t care if it’s a casual acquaintance, I don’t care if it’s your best friend in the whole world, and I don’t care who broke up with whom. If I break up with someone — and I have broken up and been broken up with a lot — I have no problem with any of my friends dating my ex, falling in love with her and even marrying her. A great relationship, and great chemistry between two people, can be rare to come by.
If you’re feeling a connection with someone, I firmly believe that you need to take every potential opportunity for finding a great person to be with. And if you’re the bystander, if you’re fuming because your friend is dating your ex who broke up with you, you need to realize that people are not your possessions. You may have shared something special with her in the past — and that’s something to cherish — but now it’s time to give your friend and your ex the freedom to do what they want without you in the picture.
What To Do
So, if you have feelings for your best friend’s ex, here is what you need to do. First you need to confirm your feelings with her. Sit down with her, clear the air and tell her exactly how you feel. You know she feels the same way about you as you do about her. Make sure you are both on the same page with each other. Then you need to make sure you are both on the same page about your friend. Tell her, “We need to talk about how to approach this situation with my friend. I don’t want to lose his but I certainly don’t want it to stop me from acting on my feelings for you.”
You need to talk this out with her. Both of you know your friend well, from different points of view, and together you will be able to come up with an honest way of telling him so that he will not be angry or hurt. Once you’ve had that conversation with your friend’s ex, you’ll need to sit down with him. Depending on how close you are, this can be one of the toughest things in the world — you need to have “the talk.”
Breaking The News To Your Friend
When you sit down with him, be truthful and tell him what your friendship with him means to you. For most men, really communicating that to another guy is the hardest part, but you need to get that out there and let him know that you respect him. Then you’ll need to ask him how he would feel if you started dating his ex. You really need to be honest and tell him everything. You need to tell him how you feel and whether you’re serious about her. He may be fine with it. He may have to sit and think about it. He may be upset and say, “F*ck you. Absolutely not.” He may not want to see you for a while. In time, though, he is going to understand.
He’s not with her anymore, so give him his space if he needs it. He is out there dating, having fun and sleeping with other women. Eventually, he is going to get over it. Amazing women with whom you have incredible chemistry don’t come around that often. You have every right and you owe it to yourself to pursue a relationship with her.
Depending on how close your friendship is, this may be one of the toughest situations of your life. You’ll need to display complete and total honesty with yourself and ask yourself how serious you are about it (it’s OK if you don’t know yet, but you need to be honest). You need to be honest with this new woman in your life and with your friend. This is going to be a tough lesson, but a valuable one. Your ability to have difficult conversations with two people you care about, knowing that those conversations won’t be safe or easy, will demonstrate what sort of a man you are.
I loved that quote.. “we don’t own people.. we just share our time with them.” But do you think that’s true? Can you really date a friend’s ex?
And will someone please explain bro code to me?!
Here’s the real question.. when she’s serving you a verbal lashing.. do you think it’s all lyrical and poetic cursing or just your run of the mill sailor variety?
However she dished it, Nicki Minaj has officially been branded a “temperamental diva” following an alleged outburst against her beautician, Dawn DaLuise after having her eyebrows and lip waxed. Which seems almost puzzling as I was 99% sure she drew them on.
But after doling out a severe verbal lashing, Nicki is claimed to have thrown money at the celebrity facialist before storming out of her Dawn DaLuise Skin Refinery clinic in L.A.
‘Who the f#@k do you think you are? Look what you did to my @*mn face! You think this s$%t is worth $170?’ Some of the gems Minaj screamed at DaLuise.. so I guess that’s a no to well thought out angry freestyling.
These claims come weeks after police were called to Minaj’s house following an argument with her maid.
Supposedly, Minaj dismissed one of her workers who showed up two weeks later and snapped a photo of her taking out the trash. Nicki reportedly mistook a current employee for the woman with the pic which led to an altercation.
After the current maid refused to leave, she is said to have told Minaj that she would not be “treated like an animal” while the 28-year-old star replied “I’ll show you how to treat someone like an animal … get the f**k out of my house!”
Minaj’s “boyfriend” – thought to be her assistant Safaree Samuels – then reportedly pushed the woman before police were called by her boss.
A battery report was also filed although no arrests were made at the scene..
Unbelievable right? Who knew Nicki takes out her own trash.
Honestly, I don’t find this at all surprising. She’s a self proclaimed “Barbie Doll” for crying out loud.
Did you see this coming too?