Dad And Toddler ‘Compete’ Over Mother’s Day Responsibilities

When a mom has young kids, the responsibility of buying Mother’s Day cards and gifts generally falls to the dad. But YouTube vlogger La Guardia Cross has another idea.
In his latest “New Father Chronicles” video, the dad competes with his …

When a mom has young kids, the responsibility of buying Mother’s Day cards and gifts generally falls to the dad. But YouTube vlogger La Guardia Cross has another idea.

In his latest “New Father Chronicles” video, the dad competes with his toddler daughter Amalah to determine who has to pay for this year’s Mother’s Day treasures. Their hilariously epic “battle” includes competitions in beatboxing, running, rock-paper-scissors, dancing and arm wrestling.

May the best Cross win!

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Windows 10 Update Interrupts Weather Report Just As It Was Getting Good

Do you ever feel like computer software updates are designed to appear only when you’re working on something important?
KCCI 8 News Meteorologist Metinka Slater was just trying to do her job on Wednesday morning when an update window decid…

Do you ever feel like computer software updates are designed to appear only when you’re working on something important?

KCCI 8 News Meteorologist Metinka Slater was just trying to do her job on Wednesday morning when an update window decided to pop up like a zit on a high schooler’s face the day before prom.

“Microsoft recommends that I update to Windows 10,” Slater said, playing it cool and pressing on with the weather in Iowa. “What should I do?”

What you do is postpone your software updates like the rest of us.

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A Letter to Lays

Dear Lays,

I have been an ardent fan of your saltiness since my early childhood days. At the fledgling foodie age of 7 I began putting your plain Lays potato chips in my tuna fish sandwiches to add a layer of savory texture to my pedestrian lunch. I …

Dear Lays,

I have been an ardent fan of your saltiness since my early childhood days. At the fledgling foodie age of 7 I began putting your plain Lays potato chips in my tuna fish sandwiches to add a layer of savory texture to my pedestrian lunch. I even copied Kurt Cobain and devoured just potato chip sandwiches with teenage angst glee. I even stayed a fan as my mouth matured and transitioned into your far superior kettle roasted versions and boundary breaking flavors.

Despite all your previous goodwill, you have forsaken me and more importantly my mouth! I have been traveling around Asia the past 4 months and have been excited and allured by your exotic and enticing new chip flavors lining the Asian aisles. Such a myriad of new and diverse chip flavors made me excited, yes new chip flavors excite me! I have been sampling almost all of your flavors with exuberant anticipation. I have tried:

Chicken Satay
Sweet Basil
Spicy Lobster
Nori Seaweed
Crab Curry
Indian Magic Masala

And sadly they all taste like potato chip ass!!! They suck and not in a mild fashion. They are fucking atrocious! It’s baffling how you can take something as simple and delicious as juicy chicken and a savory peanut sauce and not properly mimic the drool worthy flavors in a laboratory. Bag after bag I tried these chips and was incessantly crestfallen. After my recent Indian Masala fiasco I give up.

Masala is one of the greatest achievements on the flavor spectrum and you have disgraced it with your putrid tasting Magic Masala chips. The only magic you have accomplished is taking a fantastic flavor and defiling it.

We are done! I don’t care if you come out with chips flavored like cookie butter, truffilized foie gras or 19 year old vegan pussy, you have disappointed me once too many times to try any more of your international failures.

I still love your American ones though, so I kinda forgive you…

Sincerely,

Ari Kane

Potato Chip Activist

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21 Reasons You Should Probably Just Get Drunk With Your Parents

A night out with mom and dad is pretty much the definition of squad goals. Think about it for a second. They’ll probably pay for everything, they’re easily the two best humans you know, and they’ll definitely keep your drunk self out of trouble. Oh and…

A night out with mom and dad is pretty much the definition of squad goals. Think about it for a second. They’ll probably pay for everything, they’re easily the two best humans you know, and they’ll definitely keep your drunk self out of trouble. Oh and let’s be real here, your parents can probably drink you under the table.

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10 Signs You’re Hopelessly Addicted to Emojis

Our generation has of course been defined by a lot of changes. The world has gone online, computers have become the size of our palms, social media has basically taken over, and everything really is at our fingertips.

Old things are out, and new things are in. That old colon-parentheses — 🙂 — smiley face has become unfortunately outdated as we now have an entire keyboard of amazing tiny pictures constantly at our smart-phone leisure to use in addition to regular old letters to express ourselves.

I’m talking about emojis — basically the best invention since the iPhone itself. With the click of a button we can now choose from dozens of little faces with any expression possible, animals, plants, food, activities, professions, flags, technology and even things that we still can’t quite figure out what they are. Anything we need to say can be said with emojis, and this just creates one little problem — we have come to love them so much we kinda forgot how to live without them. Here are ten signs that you have become hopelessly addicted to emojis:

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Yes I did make that and yes it did take me over an hour, and yes, it was worth it.

1. You no longer feel like you can adequately express yourself without emojis.

Ew, what are those? Plain words? No, this does not get my point across at all. A winky tongue face would spice this message right up.

Honestly though, it’s sometimes hard for us to put into words what we want to say without the assistance of emojis. People will think we’re too serious if we don’t put that dancing lady or sunglasses man emoji, or they won’t understand how angry we are unless we put the devil horns face. The poop pile emoji speaks volumes for pretty much anything, and we love the beer-clinking emoji when were going out. Emojis just make sense… of all our emotions. We kinda don’t remember how to say things with words. Why should we though, when we can choose the exact little symbol that says what we need to say perfectly without us having to say a thing?

2. You sometimes opt to respond to things on your phone rather than your computer because you know you can use emojis to help get your point across.

Us emoji addicts will sometimes go to respond to a Facebook message on our computer… but then realize that our response needs emoji-assistance. If it’s about food, we need to send a few of the lip-licking emoji, scattered with food and knife & fork emojis so the recipient knows we mean business. If its funny, 32 of the crying-laughing eyes emoji comin’ at ya. We need a dolphin emoji if we’re going swimming, and the rain emoji if it’s raining, naturally. We comprise our insta captions entirely of emojis on a regular basis, because we can’t think of anything better anymore. If its something we like, we completely overuse the heart-eyes emoji… and we’re okay with it.

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My reaction to anything remotely funny. This has now fully overtaken the ‘hahahahaha.’


3. Regular punctuation just plain confuses you now.

“How do I make myself sound excited, yet also serious, with only exclamation points and periods?!”

Exclamation points, periods, question marks, and semicolons can only do so much to explain our real feelings these days. And they do not do enough. We sometimes find ourselves overusing exclamation points, worrying if we sound too excited, overanalyzing our messages, and confusing ourselves. And when we change some of them to periods we worry if we sound way too serious. This is a recurring issue that can only be solved by… you guessed it… emojis. Where there are five different types of smiley faces alone to help us express ourselves, not to mention all the animals, scenes, instruments, and forms of transportation in the world.

4. You can respond to most all things with any combination of emojis, which almost certainly expresses what you are trying to say, perfectly.

We’re so addicted to emojis that we hardly even need words anymore at all, especially with our best friends. We can expertly craft a response to anything comprised solely of emojis, which makes perfect sense. And this is a talent (yes, talent) that we are very proud of.

5. It’s often difficult for you to limit your text to only one emoji.

Sometimes, we finish a text and look back to see three or more emojis throughout our text. This is yet another sign of emoji addiction. When we look back, we sometimes take a few emojis out to seem less crazy and emoji-obsessed… and sometimes we just let it happen

6. You have to be conscious about your emoji use when talking to someone who doesn’t use them.

You become especially conscious of your emoji addiction when texting someone who does not use emojis (the rare ones who exist in this day and age). When you realize this, you often need to go back and re-edit your texts to make sure that you only have one emoji per text, or maybe every other text, again so you don’t seem too obsessed!

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7. You have experimented creating little scenes and shapes over text with emojis. We call it emoji art.

Admit it, you have sat on your phone for way too long at times trying to create a little text-picture to send your friends. Maybe the classic whale under the sea, the flying pig, a man chasing a balloon, some inappropriate ones I will not mention… or an original creation by you yourself!


8. Each of your friends have a specific emoji next to their contact name in your phone.

Your friends all have an emoji somewhere in their contact name, if not being a contact comprised of emojis alone. These aren’t just random emojis either, they are expertly matched to each of your friends for a specific reason.

9. You have a few favorite emojis that you completely overuse.

Everyone has that one emoji that just gets them. It can be an emoji that describes your mood, your hobbies, your country, your favorite food… anything. You use your favorite emoji way too much, and all your friends know to expect it from you all too often.

10. You get a little too excited over emoji updates.

You, emoji addicts, were probably amongst those who were freaking out about the new taco and burrito emojis, sending all the new ones in mass proportions to all your loved ones, and scattering all your social media posts with the good news. Because honestly, what could be more exciting than a taco emoji?! Avocado… you’re next.

This was originally posted on adventuresnsunsets.com! Check out more of my posts and photography here!

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Our generation has of course been defined by a lot of changes. The world has gone online, computers have become the size of our palms, social media has basically taken over, and everything really is at our fingertips.

Old things are out, and new things are in. That old colon-parentheses — 🙂 — smiley face has become unfortunately outdated as we now have an entire keyboard of amazing tiny pictures constantly at our smart-phone leisure to use in addition to regular old letters to express ourselves.

I’m talking about emojis — basically the best invention since the iPhone itself. With the click of a button we can now choose from dozens of little faces with any expression possible, animals, plants, food, activities, professions, flags, technology and even things that we still can’t quite figure out what they are. Anything we need to say can be said with emojis, and this just creates one little problem — we have come to love them so much we kinda forgot how to live without them. Here are ten signs that you have become hopelessly addicted to emojis:

2016-04-27-1461769837-790596-emojisceneadventuresnsunsets.jpg

Yes I did make that and yes it did take me over an hour, and yes, it was worth it.

1. You no longer feel like you can adequately express yourself without emojis.

Ew, what are those? Plain words? No, this does not get my point across at all. A winky tongue face would spice this message right up.

Honestly though, it’s sometimes hard for us to put into words what we want to say without the assistance of emojis. People will think we’re too serious if we don’t put that dancing lady or sunglasses man emoji, or they won’t understand how angry we are unless we put the devil horns face. The poop pile emoji speaks volumes for pretty much anything, and we love the beer-clinking emoji when were going out. Emojis just make sense… of all our emotions. We kinda don’t remember how to say things with words. Why should we though, when we can choose the exact little symbol that says what we need to say perfectly without us having to say a thing?

2. You sometimes opt to respond to things on your phone rather than your computer because you know you can use emojis to help get your point across.

Us emoji addicts will sometimes go to respond to a Facebook message on our computer… but then realize that our response needs emoji-assistance. If it’s about food, we need to send a few of the lip-licking emoji, scattered with food and knife & fork emojis so the recipient knows we mean business. If its funny, 32 of the crying-laughing eyes emoji comin’ at ya. We need a dolphin emoji if we’re going swimming, and the rain emoji if it’s raining, naturally. We comprise our insta captions entirely of emojis on a regular basis, because we can’t think of anything better anymore. If its something we like, we completely overuse the heart-eyes emoji… and we’re okay with it.

2016-04-27-1461769910-4354836-IMG_0946e1460957510624.jpg

My reaction to anything remotely funny. This has now fully overtaken the ‘hahahahaha.’


3. Regular punctuation just plain confuses you now.

“How do I make myself sound excited, yet also serious, with only exclamation points and periods?!”

Exclamation points, periods, question marks, and semicolons can only do so much to explain our real feelings these days. And they do not do enough. We sometimes find ourselves overusing exclamation points, worrying if we sound too excited, overanalyzing our messages, and confusing ourselves. And when we change some of them to periods we worry if we sound way too serious. This is a recurring issue that can only be solved by… you guessed it… emojis. Where there are five different types of smiley faces alone to help us express ourselves, not to mention all the animals, scenes, instruments, and forms of transportation in the world.

4. You can respond to most all things with any combination of emojis, which almost certainly expresses what you are trying to say, perfectly.

We’re so addicted to emojis that we hardly even need words anymore at all, especially with our best friends. We can expertly craft a response to anything comprised solely of emojis, which makes perfect sense. And this is a talent (yes, talent) that we are very proud of.

5. It’s often difficult for you to limit your text to only one emoji.

Sometimes, we finish a text and look back to see three or more emojis throughout our text. This is yet another sign of emoji addiction. When we look back, we sometimes take a few emojis out to seem less crazy and emoji-obsessed… and sometimes we just let it happen

6. You have to be conscious about your emoji use when talking to someone who doesn’t use them.

You become especially conscious of your emoji addiction when texting someone who does not use emojis (the rare ones who exist in this day and age). When you realize this, you often need to go back and re-edit your texts to make sure that you only have one emoji per text, or maybe every other text, again so you don’t seem too obsessed!

2016-04-27-1461770175-9723411-ScreenShot20160428at1.15.41AM.png

7. You have experimented creating little scenes and shapes over text with emojis. We call it emoji art.

Admit it, you have sat on your phone for way too long at times trying to create a little text-picture to send your friends. Maybe the classic whale under the sea, the flying pig, a man chasing a balloon, some inappropriate ones I will not mention… or an original creation by you yourself!


8. Each of your friends have a specific emoji next to their contact name in your phone.

Your friends all have an emoji somewhere in their contact name, if not being a contact comprised of emojis alone. These aren’t just random emojis either, they are expertly matched to each of your friends for a specific reason.

9. You have a few favorite emojis that you completely overuse.

Everyone has that one emoji that just gets them. It can be an emoji that describes your mood, your hobbies, your country, your favorite food… anything. You use your favorite emoji way too much, and all your friends know to expect it from you all too often.

10. You get a little too excited over emoji updates.

You, emoji addicts, were probably amongst those who were freaking out about the new taco and burrito emojis, sending all the new ones in mass proportions to all your loved ones, and scattering all your social media posts with the good news. Because honestly, what could be more exciting than a taco emoji?! Avocado… you’re next.

This was originally posted on adventuresnsunsets.com! Check out more of my posts and photography here!

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Eulogy for a Toddler’s Lost Nap

Thank you for being here. I’d like to also thank Paul for bringing the dip, everyone please help yourselves. We all know how much this nap meant to me, to all of you. It was a chance to chat, to text, maybe wash a dish. But that’s all gone now and it’s…

Thank you for being here. I’d like to also thank Paul for bringing the dip, everyone please help yourselves. We all know how much this nap meant to me, to all of you. It was a chance to chat, to text, maybe wash a dish. But that’s all gone now and it’s time to pay our respects.

It was a good nap. It was a strong nap. I remember when we could set our watch to it. I had a chance to catch up on The Vampire Diaries, but now my DVR is full and you’re not here Nap. It hurts.

I remember our first days together, when everyone told me to nap when the baby napped. I never listened, I guess I took for granted that our nap would be here forever. They told me the day would come when you’d be gone, Nap, but I wasn’t ready. Are we ever ready to stop napping?

I knew the end was near when the two-hour snooze fest dwindled down to 25 minutes in the stroller. We still used those final days to get our grocery shopping done. But what now? What do we do without you? How do I watch “House Hunters” without you? How can I eat? I know the world will go on, but how can I without you Nap?

We’re all suffering this loss. My laundry is suffering the most. But I know we’re strong. I’ll remember the good times Nap: You were there for me in 3-hour traffic and you were there for me when I was trying to finish reading Gone Girl. I loved you nap and I still love you. Thank you. Goodbye.

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20 Hilarious Comics That Show You Just Can’t Win While Parenting

When cartoonist Chelsea Carr was pregnant with her now 17-month-old son, one of her friends had a negative reaction to the baby news. 
“He responded by telling me my art would suffer, and I would damage my chances of doing anything interesting wit…

When cartoonist Chelsea Carr was pregnant with her now 17-month-old son, one of her friends had a negative reaction to the baby news. 

“He responded by telling me my art would suffer, and I would damage my chances of doing anything interesting with my life,” the mom told The Huffington Post. To prove him wrong, and to show herself she could continue to make art as a mother, Carr created Mom Comic, a series of spot-on cartoons about parenting. 

“I’ve found doing the comic has been a cathartic way to get through the first year of raising a baby,” the mom said. “I hope I make comics other parents can relate to and laugh at. Parenting is hard, but having a good sense of humor helps.”

Keep scrolling to see a sample of Carr’s hilarious comics. 

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Grampa’s Religion

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