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/u/st00pidm0nkey tells of the best revenge against people parking in his private parking lot.
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Plane safely landed after engine failure. Pilot shows up in comments, and so does the air traffic controller who was on the radio with him during the crash
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/u/weblowinherseys explains the relationship between deep-rooted racism in America and President Trump's opposition to NFL player protests
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Redditor Jim Bozak gives sage advice on how he has helped numerous people with suicidal ideations and depression, and how he has applied these lessons to improve his own life
18
Redditor explains one of the largest shows of force to intimidate North Korea—an operation to cut down a tree.
32
u/OutcastAtLast refers to a type of hamburger by it's greater taxonomic classification.
16
Great advice on how to park an airplane
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News coverage of a light aircraft crash landing is posted, the pilot and his eBay plane "Yolobird" are well known in the community. /u/WingedGeek shows up in the comments after multiple users in the comments reply to check on him.
13
The books of Bret Easton Ellis (Less Than Zero, American Psycho) reviewed by a character from one of his books.
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All-star lawyer gives an update on his free Church of Mormon resignation service, announces he has represented over 22k people fleeing from the faith.
990
User creates the perfect 5th Horseman of the Apocalypse
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Defense lawyer explains their motivation for defending murderers and why the death penalty is so harmful
109
/u/floodcontrol explains why physicians take so long to update their procedures to newfound knowledge
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/u/Immolated_Marmoset explains recent GOP party politics in terms of The Godfather.
88
Redditors discover that Westeros was designed by flipping a map of the United Kingdom upside down, and that Sean Bean is actually from Winterfell (aka. Sheffield) IRL
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I suggest making a site that "checks" if your password is safe, but is really pretense to teach you about security; /u/Ketrel delivers
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OP asks why people don't like Kevin Durant, and user explainss with a great, unbiased post.
456
Chinese exchange student taught to hate the Green Bay Packers with the power of memes
307
What I learned from trolling conspiracy for 3 years.
233
Redditor explains what we're all missing about Dune.
74
/u/Kim_Jong_OON describes magical things everybody uses
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Was George Washington actually a good general?
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Barbers remember some of their clients' final cuts.
13
Haunted baby monitor
50
u/davesoft explains why cryonics isn't viable, so simply that a literal five year old could understand
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/u/eyegone52 finds the gif of his false eye fitting three days late and answers everybody's questions (check his profile to see all of the answers).
261
Redditor articulates the effects of TBI which he has witnessed firsthand
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Redditor realizes just how bad a Nice Guy he was, gets therapy, and turns it all around
0
Redditor writes a review of his life...
38
NSFW /u/KeeperOfTheSinCave offers some advice to an aspiring young couple on how to spice up their porn. (NSFW)
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The Best Representation of Discourse in the Destiny.gg Community.
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The first trailer of Wes Anderson's next movie, "Isle of Dogs" is released. Redditor /u/IsleOfDogs shows up in the comments.
45
u/WinterzHaze offers to send a random stranger a Christmas card and inadvertently creates a little project to sends 100 Christmas cards around the world. People are amazing.
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Reditor provides an informative and persuasive argument regarding the size of the US military budget and is awarded several deltas for changing people’s minds.
76
/u/Wang_Dangler explains why the credit rating agencies were more to blame than Goldman Sachs during the banking crisis
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/u/Kerbonaut2014 notices a serendipitous statistic about a football player resulting in a string on nice comments
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Redditor zooms in on the wristwatch that a facepalming John Kelly is wearing and cross-references the time with the timeline of the speech Trump was giving at the UN, confirming the photo as a genuine reaction to the POtuS' remarks.
108
/u/Film_Director gives us a Trump's-eye-view of his possible motives for running for President and the trouble it's landed him in
262
/u/ikma Provides a terrific off the cuff refutation of a racist fake statistics study linked by another user.
56
Redditor explains that movie scenes are censored in the Middle East for showing as little as kissing
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476 BuxtonTheRed In my opinion (as a fully qualified *just some guy*), Pewdiepie should not live-stream. The combination of "no filter on his mouth" coupled with "no filter on his media output" is a bad mix for his exceptionally high profile. That way, he has the *opportunity* to edit himself, re-consider something after the heat of the gameplay-moment is long gone, and take the opportunity to not-publish certain things. OK, sure, he doesn't exactly have great prior form for making effective use of that opportunity (LOL understatement IKR) - but IMO he should give himself the chance. Every time he fucks up on stream, it's because he's failing to give himself the chance to edit himself. Every time he fucks up on youtube (non-live), it's because he's refusing to use that chance when it's at his fingertips. Either way he's not an innocent victim of his own mouth.
368 Rauuto I didn't even have to sort by controversial on this response thread. Everyone here is so hateful and grasping at straws (from both ends, but I'm seeing more stretching on the defense side overall). Guys. The point is that using a slur is just rude. You don't get to decide that it's rude. The people who feel it's rude do. And it would be respectful to oblige by their requests. Does this lead to a slippery slope of language policing? *Absolutely fucking not.* Yes, there will be a couple crazies out there who will overstep their boundaries and abuse this by saying everything is rude. And the point is that they are few and far between, and *everyone else in society knows they're being crazy.* Abusing this power is just as rude as abusing the word. The rest of the population already understands that both sides of the spectrum are bad by some amount, and doesn't do that. Don't take away someone's right to say "Please don't be rude to me" just because you're butthurt that an *extremely small minority* that everyone *already ignores* will abuse that power. Even though it has totally different (And in my personal, young and NOT well versed in history opinion, less extreme) origins, this is no different than people ignoring someone's preferred pronouns and deadnaming them. It's fucking rude, and only happens because you couldn't be bothered to just be polite and slightly tweak your word choice to benefit the life of someone else. The world is full of other people who have their own emotions and stories, and it's very possible and reasonable that using a slur, especially often, can completely ruin their day. It is *not* that hard to just be a polite person, especially if people are *pointing out to you exactly what to do differently,* which is *very slightly changing your word choice.* Just don't be a dick, okay? It's not hard, and it will improve everyone's day, as well as your own. You'll feel cleaner. Trust me.
5 eskold Reading this was certainly interesting after the last several days I've had. I'm meeting my boyfriend's dad and step mom for the first time as they had to evacuate Hurricane Irma. I had been warned that they weren't necessarily the best people but I tried to keep an open mind. Within the first 12 hours, the N word was used on multiple occasions with a bunch of other racial slurs. I'm sitting here, meeting these people and trying to make a good impression and I'm speechless and totally uncomfortable. I feel like I can't even say anything about their choice of words because A) there's no point, it wouldn't make any difference, B) anything I say could start some whole other rant, and C) he's still my boyfriend's father. I'm not sure what to do in this situation and they are staying with us for an indefinite amount of time.
171 ruetoesoftodney >Also, white, straight people are in no position of authority to reclaim words *they* once used negatively. Something something sins of the father.
30 dukss why does the argument over this word have to go beyond "just be a decent person and don't say it in a negative way"? there's no good reason to say it unless you're talking about the word itself or reading what someone else wrote. there aren't any blurry lines here. pewdiepie said it in a negative way. he might not be racist but he still fucked up and should own up to it.
15 mactroneng Who the hell is PewDiePie and what's the big deal?
183 Anticode I think it's important to remember that curse words come from a different part of the brain than normal language. This is why we see so many incidents of people accidentally cursing on live TV or why some types of Tourette's manifest as strictly cursing. [1] Swearing is more about expressing a particular emotional state than communicating a particular cogent message. The most offensive word in the English language therefore makes a great addition to the inventory of "emotion-state words". When you burn yourself on the stove you are not demanding copulation with it, when you stub your toe you are not declaring that feces is to blame, and when you spill your coffee you are not pronouncing that you wish an all powerful and all knowing god to come down from the heavens to curse your coffee for doing that. These are knee jerk reactions to display your emotional state. There is no information contained. Because there was no intent to transmit information (merely a display of emotional state), I would instead suggest that PewDiePie is simply **undisciplined and insensitive**. This is the sort of thing you *really* need to work on when you're a public figure like this... ####But like the gilded post says: he certainly *is* ignorant to wanting to change or realize why changing is important, and ignorant to listening to what people are trying to tell him about his use of language. Sources [1] [ **Article** - The Science of Swearing](https://harvardsciencereview.com/2014/01/23/the-science-of-swearing/) , [**Study** - Expletives: neurolinguistic and neurobehavioral perspectives on swearing.](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10611497), [**Article** - Northwestern.edu ](https://helix.northwestern.edu/blog/2013/02/special-place-brain-swearing) Edit: In regards to (non-racist) cursing, I always find it interesting to meet people who use "fluff words" instead of cursing. They might say, "Salad dressing!" or "Shaving cream!". Perhaps, "Beans and rice!". They use these words as expletives and they've trained themselves well enough that those tend to be the words that come out when they're feeling emotional. It is fascinating to think that, neurolinguistically, these are indistinguishable from normal curse words. If a large enough portion of the population replaced traditional curses with these family-friendly phrases they would also eventually become taboo. It might be become impolite to ask for more salad dressing. Instead, *well mannered* company might say, "More vegetable sauce, please!" A polite man might ask his wife if he can use some of her "hair-softening cream" when he needs to shave for work.